Kiefer Sutherland reveals he is unemployed every three months

Kiefer Sutherland is out of work every three months and misses having the regular routine that was brought to him by starring in the hit drama series '24'.



Kiefer Sutherland is out of work every three months.

The 57-year-old actor starred as Jack Bauer in the Fox drama series '24’ from 2001 to 2010, and admitted it was “much calmer” when he had a routine job.

He told Fox News Digital: "I think '24' for me was a fantastic opportunity because it was the first thing that felt like a real job. I went to work five days a week, eight months to 10 months a year, and then I was lucky enough to do it nine years in a row. So, there was a moment where that made me feel calmer. But I'm back to the every three months I'm out of a job kind of thing."

However, the Emmy Award-winning star - who has been active in Hollywood since the early 1980s and is also a musician - insisted he has been "so fortunate" in his career and didn't want to complain about it but admitted that his success has taken a "wear" on him.

He said: "I've been so fortunate, I'm certainly not going to complain about that. But it does take a certain kind of wear, you know."

Last year, Kiefer admitted he would "never say no" to returning to the role of the counter-terrorism agent in the hit drama series.

He told 'Entertainment Tonight': "It's the one thing I've learned to never say no to.

"When we finished season eight, I said we were done, and yet we did a season nine. There's a lot of elements that would have to come together to make that happen, but I certainly would not be the reason why it didn't.

""It was one of the greatest experiences I've had in my career, and I loved the character. And I'm so appreciative of the fans that liked it."