Jack Bauer on Fox Network's "24"
Kiefer Sutherland was born on December 21, 1966 in London, England. His parents are Donald Sutherland and Shirley Douglas, both successful actors. He has a twin sister, Rachel and his maternal grandfather was Scottish-born Canadian politician and former Premier of Saskatchewan Tommy Douglas, who is widely credited for bringing universal health care to Canada.
"Stand by Me" was the first film Sutherland made in the US, playing the neighbourhood bully. Sutherland has appeared in more than 70 films, most notably "Young Guns," "Young Guns II," "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me," "Flashback," "A Few Good Men," "The Vanishing," "The Three Musketeers," "The Cowboy Way," "Eye for an Eye," "Dark City," "Taking Lives" and "The Sentinel." The actor is also a frequent collaborator with director Joel Schumacher, and has appeared in "The Lost Boys," "Flatliners," "Phone Booth" and the big screen adaptation of "A Time to Kill."
Since 2001, Sutherland has played the role of Jack Bauer, on the critically acclaimed television series 24. He was nominated four times for the "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series" Primetime Emmy Award winning it in 2006. He was also nominated for Best actor in a Drama Television Series in the 2007 Golden Globe Awards for 24. According to his 2006 contract, his salary of $40 million for three seasons of the show made him the highest-earning actor on television.
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