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Do you recognize this adorable toddler?

• He and his twin sister Rachel were born in London, England.

• He attended at least three different high schools in Toronto.

• In 1984, he was nominated for a Genie Award for his performance in The Bay Boy.

• On a brief career detour in the 1990s, he trained to be a rodeo rider.

• In 1997, he played opposite his mother in Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and the Royal Alexander Theatre in Toronto. 

• The sweet-faced 3 1/2 year-old playing on the jungle gym with his siblings is Kiefer Sutherland. Son of Canadian actors Donald Sutherland and Shirley Douglas, the wee lad got his first taste of Los Angeles in the late 1960s while his parents were working there. • Kierfer Sutherland landed his first starring role in 1984 with The Bay Boy. Shortly after, he went to New York for a brief stint and then moved to Los Angeles, where he landed his first major role in the hit film Stand By Me. It instantly placed him in the 1980s Hollywood Brat Pack and led to several starring roles in films including The Lost Boys, Young Guns, Bright Lights, Big City, Flatliners and A Few Good Men.

• Beginning in 2001, Sutherland took the starring role of Jack Bauer on the wildly-popular television series 24. He won both an Emmy and a Golden Globe for the part. In 2005, the Canadian actors' union ACTRA presented Sutherland with the Award of Excellence, which is presented every two years to an ACTRA member working predominantly in Los Angeles.

• Kiefer Sutherland is the grandson of former premier, medicare founder and "Greatest Canadian" Tommy Douglas. The actor has been active politically on behalf of the New Democratic Party and in support of medicare. He maintains homes in Los Angeles and Toronto.

• In 2005, Sutherland became the third member of his family to be inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.

Medium: Television
Program: Telescope
Broadcast Date: Sept. 15, 1970
Guest(s): Shirley Douglas
Duration: 1:27

Last updated: March 28, 2014

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