The popular TV show "24" managed to combine action with drama and aspects of a political thriller better than any other show so far. A total of 9 seasons were produced from 2001 to 2010. By now, 16 years after the first episode was aired, the cast looks quite different. We'll catch you up on what they are doing today!
Kiefer Sutherland starred as the lead character "Jack Bauer". "Jack" was with the U.S. Army and has a degree in English Literature. He was part of the elite "Delta Force" unit and therefore has extensive combat experience.
Today, Kiefer Sutherland is still very successful. After his portrayal of "Jack Bauer", he appeared a bunch of movies and TV productions. Since 2016, he stars as "President Thomas Kirkman" on the ABC drama "Designated Survivor". Aside from acting, he also works as a music producer and owns the label "Ironworks" together with singer Jude Cole.
Her portrayal of "Chloe O'Brian" on "24" made Mary Lynn Rajskub famous around the globe. From 2003 until 2010, she first was a systems analyst for the "CTU" ("Counter Terrorism Unit"). She was also a close friend to "Jack", and helped him stop a number of terrorist attacks!
After her breakthrough on "24", Mary Lynn Rajskub kept on acting and she's still a sought after actress. She appeared on a number of different TV shows, including "How To Be A Gentleman" and "Two Broke Girls". She was also featured in couple of films like "Firewall" and "Wilson".
Dennis Haysbert played the role of "David Palmer" from 2001 until 2007. "David" began his role as a Democratic Senator from Maryland went on to become the first African American President of the U.S. on "24".
Dennis Haysbert had his big breakthrough in the 1997 in the movie "Absolute Power" directed by Clint Eastwood. After his role on "24", he starred on "The Unit" for three years and also starred in many feature films for the big screen, including hits like "Sin City - A Dame To Kill For" and "The Dark Tower".
On "24", Elisha played "Kim Bauer", "Jack's" daughter, who is targeted by the terrorists during the first season of the show. She later works as an analyst at the "CTU" in Los Angeles in California.
Today, Elisha is still working as an actress, and still mainly in television. After she left "24", she appeared on shows like "The Forgotten" and "Happy Endings". Since 2016, she has been co-starring on the Netflix original show "The Ranch", alongside Ashton Kutcher and Sam Elliott.
"Bill Buchanan" was portrayed by James Morrison from 2005 until 2009. On "24", "Bill" played the former director of the "CTU", who, during a rescue operation, sacrifices himself for the others...
Although James has been acting since the mid-eighties, his role on "24" made him quite famous and respected in show business. He usually appears in supporting roles on TV shows like "Private Practice" and "Hawthorne". In 2017, he was part of the cast of the "Twin Peaks" revival on Showtime. Even before he got the part on "24", he was already working as a director as well...
From 2001 until 2009, Carlos Bernard played the role of "Tony Almeida", an agent for the "CTU". Over the course of the show, he was arrested and charged with treason. After his release, he left the "CTU" together with "Michelle Dessler", who was played by Reiko Aylesworth from 2002 until 2006. "Michelle" was also an agent for the "CTU", but turned her back on the unit later on. She died, when a car bomb detonated in front of her house.
The role of "Michelle Dessler" was one of the first main roles for Reiko. Before she joined the cast of "24", she had already appeared in movies films like "You've Got Mail" and "Magma: Volcanic Disaster". From 2001 until 2014, she had a recurring role as "Dr. Malia Waincroft" on the popular show "Hawaii Five-0"...
Before his breakthrough on "24", Carlos almost exclusively appeared on the stages of the Chicago theater scene. After his time on "24", he featured on different shows like "CSI: Miami" and "Dallas". In 2017, he appeared on the "24" spin-off "24: Legacy".
From 2004 to 2007, Kim Raver portrayed "Audrey Raines", the daughter of the U.S. president "James Heller". She is killed by a sniper during a mission.
She celebrated her breakthrough with the Broadway show "Holiday" and then went on to star in different TV productions, like "Lipstick Jungle", "Grey's Anatomy" and - of course - "24". She also reprised her role of "Audrey Raines" for the unofficial sequel called "24: Live Another Day".
His character "Mike Novick" only had a supporting role, but he was part of the show for much longer than some lead characters. Jude Ciccolella played a close adviser of "David Palmer" from 2001 until 2006. He became Chief of Staff when "Palmer" became the President of the United States
Aside from his role on "24", Jude appeared in many movies, like "Shawshank Redemption" and "Sin City". He is still featured on different TV shows and has supporting roles on shows like "NCIS" and "House".