The 24 star's only child, Sarah Sutherland, has made a name for herself in Hollywood with a role on hit political comedy series Veep, and Kiefer reveals he was keen to work with his kid on a pair of projects, including 2015 western Forsaken, in which he co-starred with his father, Donald Sutherland.

However, the actor reveals his 28-year-old daughter wasn't interested - because she didn't want to raise her screen profile by cashing in on her family's famous last name.

"There were two times I really needed a great, young actress," Kiefer recalled on U.S. morning show Live! With Kelly.

"One was a film with my dad, Forsaken, and another was another smaller movie, and I asked her both times if she would really help me out and do these parts. And she respectfully declined because she didn't want the association. I was like, 'No, you don't understand. I put you through college, I need your help right now!' And she was like, 'Yeah... sorry about that.'"

Despite the snub, Kiefer, 49, insists he is really proud of Sarah because of her determination to succeed on her own.

He gushed, "She's an extraordinary actor... So I'm so proud of her because she really has done this all on her own and I really respect her for it."

Sarah is Kiefer's daughter with his first wife, Camelia Kath, who he was married to from 1987 to 1990.