Kiefer Sutherland has been named Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Man of the Year. The actor will be honored by the university's prestigious undergraduate drama society for his contributions in entertainment - including his Emmy Award-winning role as anti-terrorism agent Jack Bauer in the action-packed TV show - in a ceremony on Friday. Kiefer, 46, will follow in the footsteps of this year's Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year, actress Marion Cotillard, who enjoyed a buoyant and colorful ceremony last week including a parade and a comedy roast at the university's Cambridge campus in Massachusetts.
star - whose father is actor Donald Sutherland - shot to fame
following a starring role in the critically-acclaimed 1986 coming-of-age drama, Stand by Me
. Perhaps best known for playing Jack Bauer for nine years in the hit TV series 24
, Kiefer earned an Emmy award, a Golden Globe award and two Screen Actors Guild awards for best leading actor thanks to his work on the show. The Hasty Pudding Theatricals drama troupe honored How I Met Your Mother
actor Jason Segel with the Man of the Year award last year.