Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer
Currently, Kiefer Sutherland is wrapping up production on the movie "Paradise Found", in which he portrays the world famous Post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin. Before that, he completed production on the independent film "Red Door" which was directed by Matia Karrell.
Upcoming, Sutherland can be seen in the World War II film "To End All Wars". The screenplay is based on the best-selling book "Through the Valley of the Kwai", which is an account of life as a POW in a Southeast Asian prison camp. He will also be seen in "I Fought the Law" directed by Mark Malone. Sutherland's many other feature credits include "Dark City", "Truth or Consequences" (which he also directed), "Eye for an Eye", "A Time to Kill", "The Three Musketeers", "Article 99", "A Few Good Men", "The Vanishing", "The Lost Boys", "Young Guns" and "Stand By Me".
His television credits include the critically acclaimed original cable dramas "A Soldier's Sweetheart" with Skeet Ulrich and Georgina Cates, and "Last Light", for which he made his directorial debut. The movie garnered glowing reviews -- especially for Sutherland's directing. His other credits include "Bad Boy", which earned him a Best Actor Genie Award nomination, "The Mission", "Amazing Stories" and "Trapped in Silence".
Sutherland resides in Los Angeles.
DENNIS HAYSBERT, Sen. David Palmer on 24
Haysbert also has performed in many plays, including "Wedding Band", "Diplomacy", "Othello", "All Over Town", "The Blook Knot" and "No Place To Be Somebody".
The California native was offered various sports scholarships after high school, but he chose to study acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Upon graduation, he won his first television role on an Emmy Award-winning episode of "Lou Grant".
LESLIE HOPE, Teri Bauer on 24
For theater, Hope was the founding artistic director of The Wilton Project in Los Angeles. Her performance credits there include "Slide", "Ghost Stories" and "Therese Raquin". Additional stage work includes "Emerald City", "Taking Off" and "The Rattle of the Moon".
Hope lives in Los Angeles.
ELISHA CUTHBERT, Kimberly Bauer on 24
Her additional acting credits include "Lucky Girl", "Time at the Top", opposite Timothy Busfield, "Mail to the Chief" with Randy Quaid, "Airspeed" with Joe Mantegna and the recently wrapped "Believe" alongside Ben Gazzara and Andrea Martin.
Cuthbert was born in Calgary, raised in Vancouver and now resides in Montreal and Los Angeles.
SARAH CLARKE, Nina Myers on 24
Since then, she has made guest appearances on "Sex and the City" and "Ed", and has appeared in two independent films not yet released -- "The Accident" and "Emmett's Mark", which co-stars Scott Wolf, Tim Roth and Gabriel Byrne.
|MIA KIRSHNER, Mandy on 24 |
Toronto-born Mia Kirshner describes herself as "being goofy, with a fondness for pranks, and someone who always has had an interest in movies and acting ever since she could remember." Signs of a future in show business surfaced as early as elementary school when she directed a production of "Annie" for her fellow classmates...and made the cast sign contracts to ensure they wouldn't quit.
Kirshner's first professional acting job was in "Love and Human Remains", playing a whip-cracking clairvoyant dominatrix. Her performance earned her a Best Supporting Actress nomination for a Genie Award (Canada's Oscar). She would go on to appear in numerous films including "Exotica", "Murder in the First", "The Grass Harp", "The Crow: City of Angels", "Mad City", "Mary Jane's Last Dance", "Now & Forever", "Garage Sale" and "Teen Movie".
|JOEL SURNOW, Creator/Writer/Executive Producer |
For the past five years, Joel Surnow has been the executive producer of the critically acclaimed hit series "La Femme Nikita". Before that, his distinguished career as a writer/producer included such popular television series as "Miami Vice", "Bay City Blues", "The Equalizer" "Wiseguy", "Nowhere Man" and "The Commish".
|ROBERT COCHRAN, Creator/Writer/Executive Producer |
Robert Cochran's television credits include executive consultant of "La Femme Nikita", co-executive producer of "The Commish", supervising producer of "JAG", and writer/producer on "Falcon Crest" and "Sons and Daughters". A lawyer by training, he began writing episodes for legal shows such as "L.A. Law" and "The Antagonists". He has also written two historical mini-series -- "Attila the Hun" and "Nothing Like It In The World" -- and a feature film titled "1066".
Krantz remained at CAA for 15 years, where he represented writers, directors, actors, musicians and production companies. After two years of being a literary agent in television, Krantz began packaging television movies and mini-series, including the Emmy Award-winning "Inherit The Wind" on his way to packaging network television series.
Eventually, Krantz ended up running the primetime television division at CAA, which placed 32 series in the primetime line-up in the 1996-97 TV season alone. Some of the shows Krantz has personally packaged include "The West Wing", "ER", "Twin Peaks", "Melrose Place" and "Beverly Hills, 90210".
RON HOWARD, Executive Producer of 24
Audiences first came to know Howard from his work as an actor in film and television. Born in Duncan, OK, he had his first acting role at the age of 18 months in a production of "The Seven Year Itch". At the age of four, he made his first screen appearance in "The Journey". He subsequently appeared in "The Music Man" and as Opie in the long-running television series "The Andy Griffith Show". And in the 1970s, he starred in "Happy Days". In 1978, when he was 23 years old, Howard directed his first feature film, "Grand Theft Auto". A string of popular hits followed, ranging from domestic comedy to science-fiction/fantasy: "Night Shift", "Splash", which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Screenplay, "Cocoon", which won two Academy Awards, "Gung Ho" and "Willow".
In 1986, Howard joined forces with Brian Grazer as founders and co-chairmen of Imagine Films Entertainment, Inc., a public company that independently produced feature films. Under this new banner, Howard directed "Parenthood", which grossed over $100 million and was nominated for two Academy Awards; "Backdraft", which received four Academy Award nominations; "Far and Away", the epic love story starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman; "Kindergarten Cop", "My Girl" "Housesitter" and "Boomerang". Since the company was formed, Howard and Grazer have made films that have grossed almost $3 billion worldwide.
The Howard-Grazer team then took Imagine Films Entertainment, Inc. private as Imagine Entertainment. Among the company's projects were "The Paper", "The Nutty Professor", "Liar, Liar", "Mercury Rising", "Life", "Bowfinger", "Psycho", "Nutty 2: The Klumps" and "Curious George". The pair were also producers of the critically acclaimed "From the Earth to the Moon", which won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Mini-Series.
For the small screen, Imagine Television produces "Felicity" and also produced "The PJs", "Sports Night", "Wonderland" and "The Beast". Next up for Howard is directing the highly anticipated film "A Beautiful Mind" which stars Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly and Ed Harris. The powerful drama is inspired by the events in the life of John Forbes Nash, Jr., based in part on the biography by Sylvia Nasar.
BRIAN GRAZER, Executive Producer
In 1997, Grazer produced "Liar, Liar", which was the biggest opening weekend for a March release at $32 million and has currently grossed $300 million worldwide. Then Grazer's "Life" opened in first place, grossing $20.4 million in its first three days of release and setting a box office record for the biggest opening ever for an April release. Securing his stature as a Hollywood heavyweight in 1996, Grazer produced the fifth and sixth highest grossing movies of the year worldwide: "Ransom" with over $300 million and "The Nutty Professor" with over $270 million. That movie also won an Academy Award for Best Makeup and The People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedy Motion Picture.
In 1995, Grazer's "Apollo 13" exploded onto the silver screen and garnered four Golden Globe Awards and nine Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture of the Year, Best Screenplay and Best Performer by a Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress. It went on to win Best Achievement in Sound and Best Achievement in Editing. The film also won Favorite Motion Picture and Favorite Dramatic Picture from the People's Choice Awards, Best Picture by the Chicago Film Critics Award and Best Cast and Best Supporting Actor from the Screen Actors Guild Awards. The Producers Guild of America chose to honor Grazer with the coveted Darryl F. Zanuck Motion Picture Producer of the Year Award for his work on the film. To date, the film has grossed over $335 million.
Grazer and director/producer Ron Howard officially joined forces in 1986, as co-chairmen and founders of Imagine Films Entertainment, Inc. In 1989, the then-public company released its first film "The Burbs" a wacky comedy about suburban living starring Tom Hanks. Their next features were "The Dream Team" and "Parenthood" which starred Steve Martin and grossed over $100 million, and was nominated for two Academy Awards. Later that same year, Grazer was named NATO/ShoWest Producer of the Year. For the small screen, Imagine Television produces "Felicity" and also produced "The PJs", "Sports Night", "Wonderland" and "The Beast". Next up for Grazer is the highly anticipated film "A Beautiful Mind", which is directed by Ron Howard and stars Russell Crow, Jennifer Connelly and Ed Harris.