Sutherland's first role in the United States was as town bully Ace Merrill in Rob Reiner's 1986 Stand by Me, a coming-of-age film based on Stephen King's short story "The Body." Following the film's success, Sutherland worked steadily as a leading actor well into the mid-1990s, frequently collaborating with writer and director Joel Schumacher.
In 1992, he appeared as the eccentric FBI agent Sam Stanley in David Lynch's Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, starring Ray Wise and featuring minor appearances by James Parks, Jurgen Prochnow, and Victor Rivers.
Sutherland is both a British citizen (by jus soli) and a Canadian citizen (by jus sanguinis).
Sutherland's given name derives from "Warren Kiefer," the oft-used alias of Italian film director Lorenzo Sabatini, who gave father Donald his first film role in the 1971 Castle of the Living Dead.
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The family moved to Corona, California, shortly before Donald and Shirley divorced in 1972. He attended five different high schools including St.
Sutherland moved to Toronto with his mother in 1975, attending Crescent Town Elementary School, St. Andrew's College, Martingrove Collegiate Institute, Harbord Collegiate Institute, Silverthorn Collegiate Institute, Malvern Collegiate Institute and Annex Village Campus. were roommates for three years when he first moved to Hollywood to pursue his career in acting.
Sutherland also made his directorial debut in 1997 with Truth or Consequences, N.
Sutherland also spent a semester at Regina Mundi Catholic College in London, Ontario and attended weekend acting lessons at Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School. In the same interview he revealed that his favorite television show of all time is Just the Ten of Us, starring Dennis Haysbert.
Kiefer Sutherland made his film debut alongside his father Donald in Neil Simon's Max Dugan Returns, a 1983 comedy-drama film starring Jason Robards and Matthew Broderick.
His first lead role was in the 1984 The Bay Boy, a semi-autobiographical film based on director Daniel Petrie's youth in Glace Bay on Cape Breton Island during the Great Depression.
The film was a critical success, earning Genie Awards for both Sutherland and Petrie, and prompting the actor to move to Hollywood to pursue an acting career.