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Kiefer Sutherland Biography

Birth Name:
Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland
Birth Place:
London, England
Profession
Actor, director, producer

Fast Facts

  • Named after Warren Kiefer, the screenwriter/director of the film Castle of the Living Dead, which starred Donald Sutherland
  • Delivered a memorable performance as the gang leader in Stand By Me (1986), Rob Reiner's adaptation of the Stephen King story The Body
  • Was once engaged to Julia Roberts, whom he met when they co-starred in 1990's Flatliners
  • Their high-profile wedding was cancelled at the last minute
  • Formed the production company Still Water Films (named after a river at his Montana ranch) in 1986
  • Made his directorial debut with the 1993 Showtime production Last Light; his feature-film directorial debut was 1997's Truth or Consequences, N
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  • Executive-produced the TV film Dark Reflection (1994)
  • Spent nearly two years competing in rodeo events during a break from acting in the 1990s; won rodeos in Phoenix and Albuquerque
  • Remained close with his former stepdaughter Michelle Kath (from his marriage to Camelia Kath) and gave her away at her wedding in 2003

Awards

  • 2015Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Actor in a Movie or Limited Series: nominated
  • 2012Bodil Awards-Best Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2007Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2007Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2006Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2006Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2006Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: winner
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2004Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2004Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2004Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2004Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2004Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2003Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2003Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2003Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2003Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2002Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2002Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: winner
  • 2002Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2002Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1985Genie Awards-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated