Kiefer William Sutherland is a British-Canadian singer-songwriter and actor. The Fox drama series 24, for which he starred and earned an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Satellite Awards, is where he is most recognized for his work.
Sutherland received his first major film role in the 1984 Genie Award-nominated Canadian movie The Bay Boy.
Since then, he has enjoyed a prosperous career as a movie actor, appearing in movies like Stand by Me (1986), The Lost Boys (1987), Young Guns (1988), Flatliners (1990), A Few Good Men (1992), The Three Musketeers (1993), A Time to Kill (1996), Dark City (1998), Phone Booth (2002), Melancholia (2011), Pompeii (2014), and Flatliners (2017).
In addition, he delivered the English voice for Venom Snake in the video games Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain as well as the face motion capture for Martin Bohm in the Fox drama Touch. In the ABC/Netflix political drama series Designated Survivor, he played President Tom Kirkman.
Sutherland has won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Zurich Film Festival in addition to being inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Canada’s Walk of Fame.
Donald Sutherland’s debut feature picture, Castle of the Living Dead, was directed by Warren Kiefer, an American-born writer and director. In 1968, Sutherland’s family relocated to Corona, California. In 1970, his parents got divorced.
Sutherland and his mother relocated to Toronto, Ontario, in 1975. In addition to John G. Althouse Middle School in Toronto, he also attended Crescent Town Elementary School and St. Clair Junior High in East York, which is now Gordon A. Brown Middle School. St. Andrew’s College, Martingrove Collegiate Institute, Harbord Collegiate Institute, Silverthorn Collegiate Institute, Malvern Collegiate Institute, and Annex Village Campus were among the high schools he attended.
He also studied for a semester at Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School and took acting classes on the weekends at Regina Mundi Catholic College in London, Ontario.
When Sutherland initially arrived to Hollywood to pursue his acting career, he and Robert Downey Jr. shared a room for three years, according to Sutherland on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in 2009. He and Downey co-starred in the movie 1969 as well (1988).
Kiefer Sutherland Parents: Meet Donald Sutherland And Shirley Douglas
Donald Sutherland and Shirley Douglas, two accomplished Canadian actors who had been residing and working in England, welcomed Keifer Sutherland into the world on December 21, 1966, at St. Mary’s Hospital in the Paddington neighborhood of London. Rachel Sutherland, his identical twin sister, is a post-production film supervisor.
Tommy Douglas, a former premier of Saskatchewan who was Canadian by birth and generally recognized for establishing universal health care in Canada, was his maternal grandfather.