We assume you already the numerous ways in which Kiefer Sutherland
's Jack Bauer is one of the coolest, most bad-ass men on TV. The man who's lived through six very long days on 24
is, without a doubt, an action hero made hot by virtue of the fact tat he saves the country, repeatedly. To understand why he's also a hot dad, one only needs to look back to the first season, when Jack broke every law imaginable trying to save his wife and daughter from terrorists. He didn't care about protocols or government codes of ethics, Jack Bauer did what he had to do to save his family.
In subsequent seasons, Jack tried desperately to win back his daughter's respect, little as she may have deserved it. He even instructed her to kill a man while talking to her on the phone. For an average family, that may not appear to be the act of a devoted father. For Jack Bauer, it's just another day.