What Kiefer Sutherland Has Been Up To Since 24

Kiefer Sutherland portrayed the lead role of Jack Bauer in Fox’s action-drama series, 24. In the series, the Lost Boy actor played the part of the former federal agent responsible for saving citizens from potentially catastrophic terrorist attacks on several occasions. With a strong acting background, a veteran actress mom, and an actor father who refused to star alongside the actor in 24, it was no surprise that Sutherland bodied the role.



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Sutherland’s portrayal of Jack Bauer was stellar, so much that he won two Emmys, one Golden Globe, and several other top-rated awards for his performance in the series. Since his appearance in 24:Live Another Day, fans may be wondering what their favorite TV protagonist has been up to. For starters, Sutherland has never left the movie industry, but now, he has broken into the music industry as an alt-country musician.

8 Kiefer Sutherland Lost His Mother

In 2020, Kiefer Sutherland lost his mom, veteran actress Shirley Douglas to the cold hands of death. The 86-year-old actress died from complications surrounding pneumonia. In the tweet announcing the unfortunate event, the actor referred to his mom as “an extraordinary woman who led an extraordinary life.” Since the Canadian actress died at the peak of the COVID -19 pandemic, Sutherland highlighted that his mom’s passing was not a result of coronavirus, leaving no room for misconceptions.

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7 Kiefer Sutherland Makes Country Music

Not many knew Kiefer Sutherland had it in him to be a country musician. But with family roots in Saskatchewan prairie, it was only a matter of time before his roots came calling. In 2016, the Lost Boy actor released his debut album, Down In A Hole featuring truth-telling songs like Not Enough Whiskey and Can’t Stay Away. For years, the award-winning actor limited his love for music to songwriting before pursuing a country music career.

6 Kiefer Sutherland Played The Lead Role In Designated Survivor

Kiefer Sutherland was the main cast and executive producer in ABC’s political-themed drama, Designated Survivor. Although he featured on several television projects before appearing in the political drama, Designated Survivor became his second-longest TV project after 24. In the drama, Sutherland portrays Thomas Kirkman, a cabinet minister who was elevated to the position of president following a terrorist attack that killed everyone in the presidential line of succession. As expected, Sutherland delivered the role, but unfortunately, the show was canceled after its third season.

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5 Kiefer Sutherland Battled With A Serious Injury

In the summer of 2019, Kiefer Sutherland suffered a severe injury during his European tour for his second album, Reckless $ Me. The country musician slipped on the steps of a bus in transit and hurt his ribs in the process. The singer canceled the remainder of his tour dates as his injuries affected his breathing and made it impossible for him to sing. “I am so sorry for any inconvenience I have caused to the fans who bought tickets,” Sutherland said in an Instagram post.

4 Kiefer Sutherland Is Still Holding To The Bottle

The 24 star had an abusive relationship with alcohol. Between 1987 and 2007, Sutherland was arrested four times for DUI. Although Sutherland’s drinking problem was attributed to the curse on the cast of The Lost Boys, it appears that the actor loves his alcohol as he has refused to quit drinking. In an episode of the Jess Cagle Podcast, Sutherland revealed that he would rather work hard to have the excellent sauce than stop taking it.


3 Kiefer Sutherland Revisited The Love Triangle With His Costar

For the first time since the scandal rocked Hollywood, The Lost Boys Co-stars Kiefer Sutherland and Jason Patric opened up about the love triangle on an episode of the Inside Of You podcast. The best friends were candid about the events around that time and how they moved past it. Sutherland admitted that he experienced a difficult time post-break-up while stating that it must have been equally hard for his former lover and best friend.

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2 Kiefer Sutherland Set To Play Lead Role In Another Action TV Show

The 24 actor is known to come alive when he performs in action sequences; this time, he will be featuring in Paramount +’s Rabbit Hole. In the eight-part series, Kiefer Sutherland portrays John Weir, private espionage and a master of deception framed for murder. The action series will see the lead actor battling the fate of democracy in the balance as he goes up against world-controlling forces. Aside from featuring in the lead role, Sutherland will be working as an executive producer alongside John Requa and Glenn Ficarra.


1 Kiefer Sutherland Open To A 24 Return

Like many other 24 enthusiasts, Sutherland believes that the story is unresolved. “I love playing that character, and I believe the story is unresolved,” the 24 actor told GQ Magazine. Sutherland revealed that his return to the show would be predicated on the quality of the writing. Since the 24 franchise’s attempt at making a comeback with its spinoff series 24: Legacy failed, the actor suggested a new cast to rescue his character, Jack Bauer, from captivity.

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