KIEFER SUTHERLAND (Corvus) recently starred in the
critically acclaimed Fox drama, "24," for which he has won a Golden Globe Award,
an Emmy Award and two SAG Awards, for Best Actor in a Drama Series. The show
has also won an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for "Best Drama". The
eighth and final season of "24" aired on FOX in January 2010. The show has also
enjoyed tremendous success overseas, making it one of the top shows airing
internationally. "24: Redemption," a made for television movie that bridges
season six and season seven of the television series, aired on November 23,
2008. The television movie was nominated for five Emmy awards, including one
for Sutherland for Best Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries.
Sutherland recently began production on Fox's miniseries "24: Live Another
Day," which he stars in. The high-octane saga reunites showrunner Howard Gordon
with Sutherland and retains the real-time, fast-paced format with split screens
and complex interweaving storylines, with 12 episodes representing 24 hours.
Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, the series will debut on Monday, April
In 2013, Sutherland was seen staring alongside Kate Hudson, Isaac Liev
Schreiberand and Riz Ahmed in "The Reluctant Fundamentalist." Directed by Mira
Nair, this political thriller is based on the novel by Mohsin Hamid about a
Pakistani man working on Wall Street whose world is changed forever by the
events on 9/11. The film opened the 69th Venice International Film Festival in
2012 and then premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival.
Sutherland starred in 2012 and 2013 as Martin Bohm in the Fox drama "Touch."
The American supernatural thriller television series was created by Tim Kring
and debuted on January 25, 2012 and aired for two seasons. The drama blends
science and spirituality to explore the hidden connections which bind together
all of humanity. At the center of this series is a widower and single father,
Sutherland, whose quest to reach his emotionally challenged 11-year-old son will
shape the destiny of the entire planet.
In 2011, Sutherland starred alongside Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg and
Alexander Skarsgard in the apocalyptic drama film "Melancholia," written and
directed by Lars von Trier. The film follows two sisters during and shortly
after the wedding party of one of them, while Earth is about to collide with an
approaching rogue planet. The film won three awards at the European Film
Awards for Best Film, Best Cinematographer (Manuel Alberto Claro), and Best
Designer (Jette Lehmann). The U.S. National Society of Film Critics selected
"Melancholia" as the best picture of 2011.
Sutherland also starred on-stage as "James Daley" in the revival of Jason
Miller's Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning play "That Championship Season," which
ran in spring of 2011.
Also, in 2011, Sutherland starred in the 10-episode web series "The
Confession" on hulu.com as the unnamed hit man. The series was written and
directed by Brad Mirman, ("The Good Shepherd" and "Truth") and co-starred John
In 2009, Sutherland starred in Dreamworks Animation's "Monsters vs. Aliens."
He voices the character 'WR Monger,' the prison warden of the 'monsters.' Other
voices in the cast include Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Laurie, Seth Rogen, Will
Arnett and Stephen Colbert. The 3D film opened worldwide on March 27, 2009.
In 2008, Sutherland starred in New Regency's thriller "Mirrors" as a
troubled ex-cop who must save his family from an unspeakable evil that is using
mirrors as a gateway into their home. The film co-starred Amy Smart and Paula
In 2006, Sutherland starred in "The Sentinel" with Michael Douglas and Kim
Basinger. Sutherland portrayed Agent Breckenridge, a secret service agent who
finds himself caught in the middle of a plot to assassinate the president. The
film was directed by Clark Johnson and was released in April 2006.
In 2004, Sutherland starred in the independent film, "The River Queen"
opposite Samantha Morton. The film was shot in New Zealand and was directed by
In 2003, Sutherland starred in the Warner Bros. film "Taking Lives," opposite
Angelina Jolie and Ethan Hawke. Sutherland also provided the narration in
another Warner Bros. film, "NASCAR: The Imax Experience." The year before,
Sutherland starred in the Fox film, "Phonebooth", directed by Joel Schumacher.
Sutherland also starred in the limited release of the World War II drama "To
End All Wars." The screenplay was based on the best-selling book, Through the
Valley of the Kwai which is an account of life as a POW in a Southeast Asian
prison camp. The film also starred Robert Carlyle, Ciaran McMenarrin and Mark
Strong and successfully screened at both the Toronto and Telluride Film
Festivals in 2002.
In 1998, Sutherland was seen starring in Showtime's critically-acclaimed
original picture, "A Soldier's Sweetheart" with Skeet Ulrich and Georgina Cates.
In 1997, Sutherland co-starred with William Hurt and Rufus Sewell in the
Newline production, "Dark City." Directed by Alex Proyas, "Dark City" was a
special presentation at the Cannes Film Festival. Sutherland also added his
second directorial credit and starred in "Truth or Consequences" for Triumph
Films alongside Kevin Pollak, Mykelti Williamson, Rod Steiger and Martin Sheen.
In the 1996 Paramount thriller, "Eye for an Eye," directed by John
Schlesinger, Sutherland portrayed an unremorseful, brutal murderer opposite
Sally Field and Ed Harris. Later that summer, he co-starred with Samuel L.
Jackson, Sandra Bullock and Matthew McConaughey in the screen adaptation of John
Grisham's novel, "A Time to Kill."
In 1993, Sutherland starred in Touchstone Pictures' "The Three Musketeers,"
based on the classic tale by Alexandre Dumas. The same year, he made his
directorial debut in the critically acclaimed Showtime film "Last Light," in
which he starred opposite Forest Whitaker.
Sutherland's first major role was in the Canadian drama, "The Bay Boy," which
earned Sutherland and director Daniel Petrie, Genie award nominations for best
actor and best director, respectively. Following his success in "The Bay Boy,"
Sutherland eventually moved to Los Angeles and landed television appearances in
"The Mission," an episode of "Amazing Stories" and in the telefilm "Trapped in
Silence" with Marsha Mason.
In 1992, Sutherland starred opposite Ray Liotta and Forest Whitaker in Orion
Pictures' "Article 99," and in Castlerock's military drama "A Few Good Men,"
also starring Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise. Later, in 1994, he starred with
Jeff Bridges and Nancy Travis in the American version of "The Vanishing" for
20th Century Fox.
Sutherland's other film credits include "Flatliners," "Chicago Joe and the
Showgirl," "1969," "Flashback," "Young Guns," "Young Guns 2," "Bright Lights,
Big City," "The Lost Boys," "Promised Land," "At Close Range," and "Stand By
Sutherland resides in Los Angeles.
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