Kiefer Sutherland ‘Most Unprofessional Dude in the World,’ says Freddie Prinze Jr.

By: Pam Wright - July 28, 2014

Freddie Prinze Jr. sure didn’t mince words when he recently talked about his experiences while working with Kiefer Sutherland, calling the 24 actor “the most unprofessional dude in the world.”

In a recent interview for ABC News, the 38-year-old actor best known for a series of movie hits in the 1990s, including She’s All That and I Know What You Did Last Summer, said the experience of working with Sutherland on 24 in 2010 nearly drove him to quit the business.

“I did 24, it was terrible. I hated every moment of it,” Prinze said. “Kiefer 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.”

Prinze dropped out of the spotlight for years and seems to blame Sutherland for his lack of projects.

“I just wanted to quit the business after that. So, I just sort of stopped,” said the father of two and husband to Sarah Michelle Gellar.

For a time, Prinze dabbled in other ventures, but seemed to insinuate during the ABC interview at Comic-Con while promoting his new Disney XD series, Star Wars Rebels, that his bad luck has something to do with Keifer.

“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 said.

Prinze went on to take a cheap shot at Sutherland’s height.

“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,” he said.

On the other hand, Sutherland has only had good things to say about Prinze.

“We have some great actors joining us — Mykelti Williamson is the head of CTU, Freddie Prinze Jr. is playing my partner,” Sutherland said an interview with Parade in 2009. “So, it’s this great balance between something that’s new and what fans will find familiar.”

Now who’s the most unprofessional dude in the world?

Image via Wikimedia Commons

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  • jft1608

    When you are going to make accusations then you should cite a few You are a ‘B Movie” actor at best.

  • kathleen breakfield

    sorry but that sounds like wanting attention. my career is going no where so lets see what if i say a negative thing about someone who has made more an better movies than me. boo hooo. sorry the cowboy way knocks you off the horse

  • Pinky

    Pam Wright… you get paid to re-write what other information sources are saying and pass yourself off as a journalist?