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"24" is a TV thriller presented in "real time" with each minute of airtime that corresponds to a minute in the lives of the characters. "24" employs fast-paced and complex stories, and often contains unexpected plot twists. Though each day's events typically revolve around thwarting an impending terrorist attack, each season is made up of various interwoven story threads. These may run for just one hour, but more usually run over several hours. These typically involve investigations of leads on terrorists, tracking suspects, and averting attacks. The exact objective of the day evolves over the course of the season as the antagonists adapt, contingencies arise, and larger scale operations unfold.


  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
  • Rating: 8.8 (469 votes)
  • Runtime: 45 minutes
  • Status: Ended
  • Years: 2001 - 2014
  • Episodes per season: 24
  • Network: FOX (US)


24 - season 1

Season 1 (2001)

Rating: 7.5
24 - season 2

Season 2 (2002)

Rating: 7.5
24 - season 3

Season 3 (2003)

Rating: 7.6
24 - season 4

Season 4 (2005)

Rating: 7.5
24 - season 5

Season 5 (2006)

Rating: 7.4
24 - season 6

Season 6 (2007)

Rating: 7.3
24 - season 7

Season 7 (2009)

Rating: 7.5
24 - season 8

Season 8 (2010)

Rating: 7.8
24 - season 9

Season 9 (2014)

Rating: 7.4

Characters and Actors

Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer in 24

Jack Bauer

Actor: Kiefer Sutherland
Yvonne Strahovski as Kate Morgan in 24

Kate Morgan

Actor: Yvonne Strahovski
Also in: Dexter, The Astronaut Wives Club, Chuck, The Handmaid's Tale
Mary Lynn Rajskub as Chloe O'Brian in 24

Chloe O'Brian

Actor: Mary Lynn Rajskub
Also in: Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Carlos Bernard as Tony Almeida in 24

Tony Almeida

Actor: Carlos Bernard
Mykelti Williamson as Brian Hastings in 24

Brian Hastings

Actor: Mykelti Williamson
Anil Kapoor as Omar Hassan in 24

Omar Hassan

Actor: Anil Kapoor
Also in: 24 (IN)
Chris Diamantopoulos as Rob Weiss in 24

Rob Weiss

Actor: Chris Diamantopoulos
Also in: Silicon Valley, The Office (US), The Office (US)
John Boyd as Arlo Glass in 24

Arlo Glass

Actor: John Boyd
Also in: Bones
Freddie Prinze Jr. as Cole Ortiz in 24

Cole Ortiz

Actor: Freddie Prinze Jr.
Also in: Star Wars Rebels
Sarah Wynter as Kate Warner in 24

Kate Warner

Actor: Sarah Wynter
Connie Britton as Diane Huxley in 24

Diane Huxley

Actor: Connie Britton
Also in: American Horror Story
Zachary Quinto as Adam Kaufman in 24

Adam Kaufman

Actor: Zachary Quinto
Also in: American Horror Story, Heroes
Alan Dale as Vice President Jim Prescott in 24

Vice President Jim Prescott

Actor: Alan Dale
Also in: Lost, The O.C., Once Upon a Time (2011)
Michael Massee as Ira Gaines in 24

Ira Gaines

Actor: Michael Massee
Penny Johnson Jerald as Sherry Palmer in 24

Sherry Palmer

Actor: Penny Johnson Jerald
Also in: Castle (2009)
Andrea Thompson as Dr. Nicole Duncan in 24

Dr. Nicole Duncan

Actor: Andrea Thompson
Also in: Babylon 5
Tate Donovan as Mark Boudreau in 24

Mark Boudreau

Actor: Tate Donovan
Also in: The O.C.
Benjamin Bratt as Steve Navarro in 24

Steve Navarro

Actor: Benjamin Bratt
Also in: Star, Private Practice
William Devane as James Heller in 24

James Heller

Actor: William Devane
Also in: The Grinder
Jude Ciccolella as Mike Novick in 24

Mike Novick

Actor: Jude Ciccolella
Glenn Morshower as Aaron Pierce in 24

Aaron Pierce

Actor: Glenn Morshower
Also in: Bloodline, Supergirl
Tanya Wright as Patty Brooks in 24

Patty Brooks

Actor: Tanya Wright
Alberta Watson as Erin Driscoll in 24

Erin Driscoll

Actor: Alberta Watson
Eric Balfour  as Milo Pressman in 24

Milo Pressman

Actor: Eric Balfour
Also in: Six Feet Under
Regina King as Sandra Palmer in 24

Sandra Palmer

Actor: Regina King
Also in: The Leftovers
Peter MacNicol as Tom Lennox in 24

Tom Lennox

Actor: Peter MacNicol
Also in: CSI: Cyber, Numb3rs
Marisol Nichols as Nadia Yassir in 24

Nadia Yassir

Actor: Marisol Nichols
Also in: Riverdale
Jayne Atkinson as Karen Hayes in 24

Karen Hayes

Actor: Jayne Atkinson
Also in: House of Cards (US)
Carlo Rota as Morris O'Brian in 24

Morris O'Brian

Actor: Carlo Rota
Also in: Ransom
Janeane Garofalo as Janis Gold in 24

Janis Gold

Actor: Janeane Garofalo
Rhys Coiro as Sean Hillinger in 24

Sean Hillinger

Actor: Rhys Coiro
Also in: Entourage, The Walking Dead
Jeffrey Nordling as Larry Moss in 24

Larry Moss

Actor: Jeffrey Nordling
Also in: Big Little Lies
Bob Gunton as Ethan Kanin in 24

Ethan Kanin

Actor: Bob Gunton
Also in: Marvel's Daredevil
Colm Feore as Henry Taylor in 24

Henry Taylor

Actor: Colm Feore
Also in: Gotham
Annie Wersching as Renee Walker in 24

Renee Walker

Actor: Annie Wersching
Also in: Bosch, The Vampire Diaries
Cherry Jones as President Allison Taylor in 24

President Allison Taylor

Actor: Cherry Jones
Also in: Black Mirror, Transparent, The Handmaid's Tale
D.B. Woodside as Wayne Palmer in 24

Wayne Palmer

Actor: D.B. Woodside
Also in: Lucifer, Suits
James Morrison as Bill Buchanan in 24

Bill Buchanan

Actor: James Morrison
Also in: Private Practice
Gregory Itzin as President Charles Logan in 24

President Charles Logan

Actor: Gregory Itzin
Also in: The Mentalist
Jean Smart as Martha Logan in 24

Martha Logan

Actor: Jean Smart
Also in: Fargo, Legion
Louis Lombardi as Edgar Stiles in 24

Edgar Stiles

Actor: Louis Lombardi
Sarah Clarke as Nina Myers in 24

Nina Myers

Actor: Sarah Clarke
Also in: Bosch
Roger R. Cross as Curtis Manning in 24

Curtis Manning

Actor: Roger R. Cross
Also in: Continuum, Motive, The Strain, Dark Matter
Reiko Aylesworth as Michelle Dessler in 24

Michelle Dessler

Actor: Reiko Aylesworth
Also in: Scorpion
Elisha Cuthbert as Kim Bauer in 24

Kim Bauer

Actor: Elisha Cuthbert
Lana Parrilla as Sarah Gavin in 24

Sarah Gavin

Actor: Lana Parrilla
Also in: Once Upon a Time (2011), Once Upon a Time
Kim Raver as Audrey Raines in 24

Audrey Raines

Actor: Kim Raver
Also in: Grey's Anatomy
Dennis Haysbert as President David Palmer in 24

President David Palmer

Actor: Dennis Haysbert
Leslie Hope as Teri Bauer in 24

Teri Bauer

Actor: Leslie Hope
Also in: RoboCop: Prime Directives, Suits
Xander Berkeley as George Mason in 24

George Mason

Actor: Xander Berkeley
Also in: Salem, Nikita
James Badge Dale as Chase Edmunds in 24

Chase Edmunds

Actor: James Badge Dale
Also in: The Pacific
Penny Johnson as Sherry Palmer in 24

Sherry Palmer

Actor: Penny Johnson
Also in: Castle (2009)
Shohreh Aghdashloo as Dina Araz in 24

Dina Araz

Actor: Shohreh Aghdashloo
Also in: The Expanse
Laura Harris as Marie Warner in 24

Marie Warner

Actor: Laura Harris
David Anders as Josef Bazhaev in 24

Josef Bazhaev

Actor: David Anders
Also in: Heroes, Alias, Once Upon a Time (2011), iZombie
Katee Sackhoff as Dana Walsh in 24

Dana Walsh

Actor: Katee Sackhoff
Also in: Battlestar Galactica (2003), Star Wars Rebels