Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland (born December 21, 1966 in London, England) is a British-Canadian actor, voice actor, producer, and director. He provided the English voice and facial capture for Big Boss and Venom Snake in Metal Gear Solid V. Outside of the Metal Gear series, Sutherland is best known for portraying Jack Bauer in the TV series 24. He also did some Japanese commercials for CalorieMate.
Role in the Metal Gear series
Sutherland is the voice and facial capture actor for Big Boss in both Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain, replacing David Hayter in the voice acting role. According to the 2013 pre-E3 show, he was chosen because director Hideo Kojima requested for someone who could both sound and behave like someone who was in his late forties (Big Boss during the events of The Phantom Pain is 49 years old). Avi Arad personally suggested Sutherland to Kojima. Sutherland mentioned that this was the first time he'd done any facial capture for a video game. He also mentioned that even though he is not a gamer, he knew about the Metal Gear series. His voice clips of Big Boss were reused for Raiden in the Jamais Vu mission, albeit modified to be slightly higher-pitched and have a slightly metallic echo to them.
Metal Gear works
- Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (2015) – Big Boss, Venom Snake (voice, facial capture)
- Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (2014) – Big Boss, MSF Medic (voice, facial capture)