Kiefer Sutherland was born on December 21st, 1966, making him a Sagittarius. Sagittarius is a Fire sign characterized by its enthusiasm, energy, and passion for adventure. It is said to be the sign of the traveler, embodying the need for exploration and the pursuit of knowledge. Those born under this sign are often associated with a free spirit, the need to push boundaries and constantly seek truth and understanding.
Kiefer Sutherland certainly embodies many of these Sagittarian traits. He grew up in Toronto, raised by his actor/author father Donald Sutherland and scriptwriter mother Shirley Douglas, the granddaughter of Canadian Labour activist Tommy Douglas. Acting quickly became a natural progression for Kiefer, going from small roles in Canadian TV and films to major performances as the sensitive but volatile hacker hacker Dennis in the 1981 movie “Time After Time.” His breakout role came in ’87 as the troubled, yet courageous agent Jack Bauer in Fox’s Emmy-winning series “24”. It was a character that won Sutherland a Golden Globe and an Emmy and has been cited as one of the greatest protagonists in television history.
This enthusiasm and advocacy for truth and justice that have become Kiefer’s trademarks can be directly traced back to the Sagittarius sign. He has been a staunch supporter of the troops, frequently travelling to U.S. military bases overseas to perform for the service members. He also has a strong environmental conscience, recently becoming a brand ambassador for Purio Natural Spring Water, a company striving to restore once pristine water sources in British Columbia, Canada.
Kiefer’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of what he does and his passion for exploration can be attributed to his Sagittarian nature. He has done a lot of stage work, as both an actor and a musician, playing guitar and singing in several bands. He also directed the western feature “Forsaken” in 2015 and frequently guests on late-night talk shows to discuss his various projects.
What makes him so unique is his ability to constantly reinvent himself and take on new roles and challenges. This combination of enthusiasm, energy, and need for exploration which drives all who are born under the sign of the traveler manifests itself in Kiefer’s life and in his art. He uses his Sagittarian courage to help people, fight injustice, and be true to himself, and in doing so has achieved a lot of success both professionally and personally.