Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland (born 21 December 1966) is a British born Canadian actor, producer, director, and singer-songwriter. One of his better-known roles was Jack Bauer on the Fox Television Network drama series 24 (2001–2010), for which he earned an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and two Satellite Awards.He is the son of actor Donald Sutherland.
He has also starred as Martin Bohm in the Fox drama Touch, and provided the facial motion capture and English voices for Big Boss and Venom Snake in the video games Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. He currently stars as President Tom Kirkman in the ABC political drama series Designated Survivor.
Sutherland got his first leading film role in the Canadian drama The Bay Boy (1984), which earned him a Academy of Genie Award nomination. Since that time he has had a successful movie career, starring in films like Stand By Me (1986) where he portrayed John "Ace" Merrill, 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 Forsaken (2016). He directed the 1997 crime drama Truth or Consequences, N.M..
Sutherland has been inducted to Hollywood Walk of Fame and Canada's Walk of Fame, and further has been bestowed with a Lifetime Achievement Award from Zurich Film Festival.