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Freddie Prinze Jr. Calls Kiefer Sutherland 'Most Unprofessional Dude in the World'

Freddie Prinze Jr. Calls Kiefer Sutherland 'Most Unprofessional Dude in the World'

Freddie Prinze, Jr. is opening up about his experience working on 24 as a guest star back in 2010, a job that almost made him quit acting.

“I did 24, it was terrible. I hated every moment of it,” Freddie told ABC News. “Kiefer [Sutherland] was the most unprofessional dude in the world. That’s not me talking trash, I’d say it to his face, I think everyone that’s worked with him has said that… I just wanted to quit the business after that. So, I just sort of stopped.”

“I went and worked for Vince McMahon at the WWE for Christ’s sake and it was a crazier job than working with Kiefer,” he added. “But, at least he was cool and tall. I didn’t have to take my shoes off to do scenes with him, which they made me do. Just put the guy on an apple box or don’t hire me next time. You know I’m 6 feet and he’s 5’4.”

Pictured inside: Freddie making an appearance at 2014 San Diego Comic-Con on Friday (July 25) to promote the new Disney XD animated series Star Wars Rebels.

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  • Lola


    Saw a Documentary on male actors awhile back, can’t recall the title, a lot of good actors were interviewed – the actors that you have seen their faces over and over but can’t remember their names even if you liked their characters, and they did discuss how regulars or even some of the crew of the TV series would make the extras or small roles in a tv series feel like if they were not there.

  • Barbara

    Is he joking, or is he a real jerk. You don’t demean fellow actors like that. By the way Freddie, he has a series and you don’t…..

  • Matt

    lol! that was priceless! i wish more celebs would be honest like that.

  • Amy

    Kiefer is allegedly an alcoholic so this is expected behavior.

  • Truth

    Love that he is being called out, he’s always had bad rep. Shorties are usually high maintenance….

  • T

    Hahaha! Kiefer Sutherland is the biggest jerk out there. Ask Julia Roberts. Freddie Prinze is just being honest.

  • xyzc


    Yes, but at least he’s talented and has charisma. Smth that Prinze Jr. totally lacks of, end of story

  • xyzc


    And Prinze is some angel or what?

  • xyzc

    Id like to hear what Kiefer has to say about that too

  • W

    Oh my god I can’t believe he said that?! Seems so random. Is he just trying to get ratings for his new show though… how many actors have been on 24 and this is the first anyone’s mentioned that. I loved Cole Ortiz!

  • hazbeen

    HA! Its not Kiefers fault you suck at Acting. You did scooby doo, summer catch, and other YOUNG FILMS. Keifer is a trained actor so is his dad. Unprofessional? HOW? You probably just couldnt keep up with acting in a REAL TIME drama. GET A LIFE, and good luck getting a job, your acting stinks.

  • Maria

    Having talent doesn’t equal being a good person. The biggest talents are usually the biggest jerks. Learn to handle the truth.

  • JustChill’n

    Kiefer Sutherland talented?? & has charisma?? What have you been smoking xyzc?? I’d say it takes charisma to star in a Scooby Doo movie. (tee-hee) And that would have been Freddie Prinze, Jr. – not the stick-in-the-mud Sutherland. Go Freddie, J! Tell it like it is.

  • leah

    I’m confused. He definitely looks taller than 5’4 in most photos.

  • beatrice

    Although tacky to voice it after all this time in this way, he is entitled to his opinion. It has been widely reported that Freddie Prinze did not act as much not because he was not offered work, but he also chose not to take some jobs. Keifer has done plenty of awful movies, and 24 was not everyonen’s cup of tea. Just because Prinze has not been in as many projects-you can debate success of the projects- doesn’t mean his opinion is not just. Maybe KS was great with everyone but him..who knows?

  • Ian

    Freddie wasn’t a guest star on 24. He was main cast in season 8. Just me nitpicking.

  • http://@blastedfools Richard Cameron

    Oh grow up Freddie! You got a fat paycheck and were invited to appear on one of the most epic, kickass TV programs in history. Do you need me to call you a Whaaaaaaambulance?

  • Dwayne

    @leah: @leah:

    He is. Kiefer is 5’9″ so that should go to show Freddie Prinze jr. has no idea what he’s talking about.

  • t

    Freddie Prinze Jr….funny, haven’t heard from him in about 4 years. I guess this is his way fto get people to talk about him again.

  • Munboy

    Pathetic attempt to be something other than “That Guy Married to Sarah Michelle Gellar”.

  • Gina

    @leah: I think Freddie knows Keifer isn’t actually 5’4″ he was just being snide & rubbing salt in the wound as no man wants to be called short. With that said Keifer is a renowned douchebag, so more power to Freddie for speaking his truth. Many good actors like Keifer get away with being douches because of them being widely respected for thier acting chops. Well not today.

  • Jake

    Who gives a flying monkey’s ass!

  • Cari

    Keifer filmed for a week where my husband works once, and he was a complete jerk to everyone–entitled, demanding, and just plain mean. I have no doubt he is horrible to work with. However, if they want to pay me a million bucks, I’m sure I could find a way to tolerate him:)

  • Tom

    When I saw this article, the first thing I thought was “talk about the pot calling the kettle black”…

    I worked on Freddie’s short-lived sitcom “Freddie” back in 2005 when I was still working in the film/tv industry and I can tell you from experience he was by far the most miserable person on set every day. You had to walk on egg shells around him or face his wrath. He rarely smiled, like he wasn’t enjoying having his own show. I distinctly remember during one rehearsal there was some noise on the sound stage and Freddie shouted out “The next person who makes any sound is fired!” That was not a hollow threat, considering he was the “star” of the show and one of the executive producers.

  • a minger

    Keifer’s a minger
    I hate his looks and never watch 24
    He’s a jealous, angry jerk
    you can just tell by looking at him

  • http://n/a LaLobagirl50

    And this from an actor (?) who was in Scooby-Doo 1 & 2 ?? And you are just NOW criticizing him??? VERY uncool & unprofessional of you, Freddie. This is just your sour grapes. Your WIFE has more talent in her pinky finger than you will ever possess. Man up, grow up, and find and find a new line of work. No shame in doing that.

  • Natalie

    Another washed up actor, like Cam Gigandet, trying to remain relevant.

  • R.J.

    Almost made him quit acting? Can’t quit what you never did.

  • Jordan

    Yeah cause the 24 incident, is the “only” reason Freddie Prince Jr. Stopped working for a while. lol

    They say don’t quit your day job. Well, quit your day job Freddie. You can’t do it anymore. Go the carrot top way and use steroids and do stand up.

  • Hmmm

    But dear Mr. Gellar, shouldn´t you look in the mirror first? Just saying.

  • you rock dude

    @R.J.: hahahaha. that was awesome

  • John

    Freddie is full of crap and a total liar. He was all happy while doing the show and kissing Kieffer’s but. Freddie is just pissed of cause he is just a no talent hack. What little he has done will be easily forgotten.

  • PHobbs

    Jr’s so-called “grievances” are incoherent and unintelligible (much like Prinze himself). Something tells me he’s more upset about his lackluster career than about Mr. Sutherland.

  • Simply, J

    Okay….. he’s 6.. and kiefer is 5’9… only way it’d make a real difference if he came to work wearing high heels…… probably just desperate for attention


    HE IS CORRECT!! EVERYONE says that about Kiefer Sutherland!! He thinks he is top s**t, too, but he is an actor with a disgruntled childhood. A commie mother and a daddy who left her for a MUCH, MUCH, MUCH, MUCH, MUCH BETTER REAL WOMAN!! Sutherland is all media powerball. Sutherland supports his mothers usual communism over freedom. Sutherland supports the so-called “homosexual” rights above all over the rights of the free, the scientific, the psychoanalytic, the masses, the religious, the polygamist, the feminist, the self-defending and the progressive. Sutherland wants to be his mother but his mother was a despicable communist wretch and he’s still angry at his dad for brilliantly leaving her to go find a limitlessly better life and lover. Kiefer HIMSELF needs to leave his mother and his mothers communist keepers and follow his daddy Donald in finding a better suitor, because he obviously hasn’t done that yet!!

  • No Face

    Aw, did someone wake up mad because his career is nowhere, he’s not making the big bucks, and the first name out of Hollywood is not Freddie Prinz Jr? What happened to common courtesy? If you have a problem with someone, don’t say “I’d say it to his face…” How about you actually “say it to his face”? This is just another example of someone becoming a has-been due to being so thin-skinned, he’s not capable of making it in Hollywood.

  • cg

    All Freddie has done are movies. Keifer has done movies and series. Also his father is more famous than Freddies. Just because Freddie is married to “Buffy” does not make him famous. His acting sucks. The only movies he can get are Scoobie Doo movies……

  • cg

    @T: Julia Roberts is a Hollywood whore

  • No Face

    @Richard Cameron: LOLOL – whaaaambulance…that’s awesome. gonna start using that one.

  • Cpm

    This is what happens when you haven’t worked for 4 years and Comicon is your only gig. I guess you have to find something to talk about besides Scooby Doo.

  • What the hell

    Thats a really low blow to bring someone height into it. Youre mad because you had the ‘HONOR’ to work on 24 and he was shorter than you? Get over yourself.

  • David

    @T: You know Julia Roberts is considered one of the worst people in Hollywood to work with right? Also just because they made him take his shoes off doesn’t mean it was Kiefer’s decision. Sometimes the studios make those requirements because how they want the scene to look. Also if Freddie didn’t like it he didn’t have to do it, he has never been able to make it to that next level of acting and he was willing to take any scraps given to him. His top roles is Freddy from Scooby Doo and She’s All That…..