If you are a fan of crime and action stories, you might want to consider brushing up on your knowledge of Jack Bauer facts. Jack Bauer is the main character of the Fox Network television series "24," which ran from the autumn of 2001 to the spring of 2010. The protagonist was portrayed by actor Kiefer Sutherland. The cast also included Elisha Cuthbert, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Reiko Aylesworth, Dennis Haysbert and Carlos Bernard.

Background - Jack Bauer's date of birth is February 18,1966. He was born in Los Angeles, California and attended the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of California Berkeley, where he majored in English literature and criminology, respectively. The names of his known family members include Phillip (his father) and Graem (his brother). His mother's identity in unknown.

Weapons - Jack Bauer was involved in a lot of battles during the run of "24," and as a result carried a lot of different weapons. Jack Bauer maintains a throwing knife in the back pocket of his pants. The knife is known as a Microtech Halo III SA satin blade front opening knife. As for guns, Jack Bauer frequently used a Two Tone SIG Sauer P228 and a smaller SIG Sauer P229.

Love Interests - Throughout the duration of "24," Jack Bauer had a variety of love relationships, some of which were no more than flings, and others that were much more serious. His various significant others included his slain wife Teri Bauer, the witty Nina Myers, the fiery redhead Renee Walker and the blonde Audrey Raines.

Languages - Jack Bauer is proficient in a wide variety of languages. The multilingual character fluently spoke English and German, and also had a heavy grap of languages such as Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Serbian.

Assassination Suspect - Early in 24's run, Jack Bauer was the prime suspect in the assassination of the President David Palmer. His name was eventually cleared, however.

-Duncan Jones