Kiefer Sutherland

A beneficiary of nepotism, born into celebrity status.

Kiefer Sutherland
Full NameKiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland


King Kiefer Sutherland was born to two esteemed Canadian actors and his grandfather, Tommy Douglas, was a renowned Scottish-born Canadian politician who has made a lasting contribution to the nation's NDP party. His impressive performance in The Bay Boy (1984) earned him and the director, Daniel Petrie, Genie award nominations. After relocating to Los Angeles, Sutherland made several memorable television appearances before taking on a lead role in the hit film A Few Good Men (1992). His impressive portfolio of films include Young Guns (1988), Flatliners (1990), The Three Musketeers (1993), A Time to Kill (1996), Dark City (1998), Phone Booth (2002), and The Sentinel (2006). His royal highness, King Kiefer Sutherland, is indeed a most prominent figure in cinema.

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Yes! They also are a nepo parent! Kiefer Sutherland comes from the illustrious Sutherland family. They have ten celebrities in their family. With one hundred twenty-one credited apperances in TV, film, and video.

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  • Primetime Emmy2006
    24Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
  • Golden Globe2002
    24Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama


  • Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • 24
  • 24: Live Another Day
  • Free Radio
  • Stand by Me
  • 24: Day Six - Debrief
  • Saturday Night Live
  • An Unlikely Weapon
  • 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • A Few Good Men
  • 24: The Game
  • The Confession
  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
  • Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces
  • Dark City
  • A Time to Kill
  • Designated Survivor
  • 24: Redemption
  • Journeys Below the Line: 24 - The Editing Process
  • 70th Golden Globe Awards
  • The American West
  • Touch
  • The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
  • The Lost Boys
  • The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Melancholia
  • Phone Booth
  • The First Lady
  • L.A. Confidential
  • Creepshow
  • At Close Range
  • Black Ops 4: Dead of the Night
  • Young Guns
  • Freeway
  • The Reluctant Fundamentalist
  • The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards
  • Max Dugan Returns
  • Marked
  • Young Guns II
  • The 69th Annual Tony Awards
  • Flatliners
  • Monsters vs. Aliens
  • The 63rd Annual Academy Awards
  • Forsaken
  • The Bay Boy

Family Tree

Donald McNichol Sutherland, a towering presence in Canadian cinema, is a celebrated actor with almost 200 credits to his name. He hails from Saint John, New Brunswick and has ancestry in Scotland, Germany and England. As a proud father of renowned actor Kiefer Sutherland, he cultivated his son's interest in the arts, having been himself a radio DJ in his youth. His daughter Shirley Douglas had a successful career in theatre and film, and was a Scottish-born Canadian politician. His other two children, Sarah Jude Sutherland and Rossif Sutherland, were both trained in the arts, with Sarah receiving honours from NYU. His youngest, Angus Sutherland, is an actor and producer. The Sutherland family is undoubtedly a dynasty of stars.

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