Jack Bauer is the main protagonist of the American television series 24. His character has worked in various capacities on the show, often as a member of the fictional Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU) based in Los Angeles, and working with the FBI in Washington, D.C. during season 7. Within the 24 storyline, Bauer is a key member of CTU and is often portrayed as their most capable agent. Bauer's job usually involves helping prevent major terrorist attacks on the United States, saving both civilian lives and government administrations. On many occasions Jack does so at great personal expense, as those he thwarts subsequently target him and his loved ones. Bauer's frequent use of torture to gather information has generated much controversy and discussion. Entertainment Weekly named Jack Bauer one of The 20 All Time Coolest Heroes in Pop Culture.
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Jack Bauer (born February 18, 1966) was a retired American serviceman and a former federal agent, who was responsible for saving multiple American citizens from potentially devastating terrorist attacks on more than one occasion.
He took a leadership role in various covert and undercover missions, and served as both Special Agent in Charge and Director of Field Operations of CTU Los Angeles. His dedication to keeping U.S. citizens safe allowed him to thwart the terrorist acts throughout all 9 Days; but his dedication led him to make some deep personal sacrifices. Jack lost his wife in the final hour of Day 1, was forced to fake his death and live in hiding (at the cost of a stable relationship with his daughter) in the aftermath of Day 4, sacrificed his freedom for a period of nearly two years after Day 5, became temporarily infected and debilitated by the Prion variant during Day 7, and ultimately lost his freedom after Day 9. He showed his willingness to sacrifice his life on multiple occasions, but each time his sacrifice ultimately proved to be unnecessary.
Following Day 8, Jack was forced to flee the United States, wanted by both the U.S. and Russian governments for killing several Russian diplomats involved in a terrorist conspiracy in revenge for the death of his loved one. After four years spent living in hiding in Eastern Europe, Jack resurfaced in London after receiving word of an assassination attempt against his former mentor, President James Heller and a possible prelude to a much more devastating attack. During the course of Day 9, Jack was given a full Presidential pardon for the crimes he committed four years prior, on Day 8, and for any crimes he had committed in assisting President James Heller to stop the drone attacks by Margot Al-Harazi; freeing him of his fugitive status in United States. However, he later surrendered himself to the Russians in exchange for the life of his friend Chloe O'Brian.
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Los Angeles Sheriff's Department - Basic SWAT School
Master of Science, Criminology and Law - University of California, Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts, English Literature - University of California, Los Angeles, U.S. Army Officer's Candidate School Special Forces Operations Training Course, Delta Force Operator's Training Course (OTC)
Santa Monica, California, USA
CTU Special Agent in Change, Director of Field Operations
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His perfect talents in mystery and heroism.
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Phillip Bauer (father)
Graem Bauer (brother)
Teri Bauer (wife), Kim Bauer (daughter), Sofiya (girlfriend), Renee Walker (lover), Diane Huxley (landlord), Audrey Boudreau (ex-girlfriend), Claudia Hernandez (while undercover), Kate Warner (ex-girlfriend), Trinetta Anderson (while undercover), Nina Myers (ex-mistress), Stella Hawk (while undercover), Marilyn Bauer (sister-in-law), Josh Bauer (nephew), Carol (sister-in-law), Stephen (son-in-law), Teri Wesley (granddaughter)
Chloe O'Brian (friend) (agent)
David Palmer (former U.S. president) [2001-2004], Omar Hassan (former U.S. president) [2008-2010, James Heller (former U.S. president) 
Tattoo on his arms