Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland (born 21 December 1966) is a Canadian actor, producer, director, and singer-songwriter. His portrayal of Jack Bauer on the Fox drama series 24 (2001–2010) brought him an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and two Satellite Awards.
He also starred as Martin Bohm in the Fox drama Touch, President Tom Kirkman in the ABC political drama series Designated Survivor, and provided the facial motion capture and English voices of Big Boss and Venom Snake in the video games Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
Sutherland got his first leading film role in a Canadian drama The Bay Boy (1984), which earned him a Genie Award nomination. Since then he has started a successful movie career and starred in films such as 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 Forsaken (2016).
Sutherland was inducted to Hollywood Walk of Fame and Canada's Walk of Fame and was also awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from Zurich Film Festival.