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The towering presence of Canadian actor Donald Sutherland is often noticed, as are his legendary contributions to cinema. He has appeared in almost 200 different shows and films. He is also the father of renowned actor Kiefer Sutherland, among others. Donald McNichol Sutherland was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, to Dorothy Isobel (McNichol) and... See full bio »

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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 14 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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The Italian Job
The Italian Job John Bridger
MASH Hawkeye Pierce
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire


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 2019 Ad Astra (filming)
 2017 Measure of a Man (completed)
Dr. Kahn
 2017 Basmati Blues
 2016 Milton's Secret
Grandpa Howard
 2016 Point and shoot (Short)
 2013-2015 Crossing Lines (TV Series)
Michel Dorn
- Obscura (2015) ... Michel Dorn
- Penalty (2015) ... Michel Dorn
- Expose (2015) ... Michel Dorn
- Heat (2015) ... Michel Dorn
 2015/I Forsaken
Reverend Samuel Clayton
 2015 Pirate's Passage (TV Movie)
Captain Charles Johnson (voice)
 2013 Jappeloup
John Lester
 2012 Dawn Rider
 2012/I Assassin's Bullet
Ambassador Ashdown
 2012 Treasure Island (TV Movie)
 2012 Living Loaded (TV Movie)
 2011 My Life As an Experiment (TV Movie)
Sam Bobkin
 2011 Jock the Hero Dog
Narrator / Sir Percy Fitzpatrick (voice)
 2011 Moby Dick (TV Mini-Series)
Father Mapple
- Part 2 (2011) ... Father Mapple
- Part 1 (2011) ... Father Mapple
 2011 The Eagle
Uncle Aquila
 2010 The Con Artist
John Kranski
 2009 The Eastmans (TV Movie)
Dr. Charles Eastman
 2009 Astro Boy
President Stone (voice)
 2007 Sleepwalkers (Short)
Businessman struck by a taxi
 2006 Beerfest
Johann von Wolfhaus (uncredited)
 2006 Ask the Dust
 2005 Human Trafficking (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (2005) ... Meehan
- Episode #1.4 (2005) ... Meehan
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Meehan
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Meehan
 2005 Sunday Pants (TV Series)
The Clumsy Waiter (segment "Hall of Presidents")
- Sports (2005) ... The Clumsy Waiter (segment "Hall of Presidents") (voice)
 2005 Lord of War
Colonel Oliver Southern (voice)
 2005 American Gun
Carl Wilk
 2005 Aurora Borealis
Ronald Shorter
 2004 Frankenstein (TV Mini-Series)
Captain Walton
 2003 Baltic Storm
Lou Aldryn
 2003 Piazza delle cinque lune
Rosario Sarracino
 2002 Path to War (TV Movie)
Clark Clifford
 2001 Da wan
 2001 Uprising (TV Movie)
Adam Czerniakow
 2001 The Big Heist (TV Movie)
Jimmy Burke
 2000 Panic
 1999 Undersea Treasures: Napoleon's Lost Fleet (TV Movie documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 1999 The Hunley (TV Movie)
Gen. Pierre G.T. Beauregard
 1999 Behind the Mask (TV Movie)
Dr. Bob Shushan
 1998 Free Money
Judge Rolf Rausenberger
 1997 The Assignment
Jack Shaw / Henry Fields
 1997 Shadow Conspiracy
Jacob Conrad
 1996 Natural Enemy (Video)
 1996 Hollow Point
Garrett Lawton
 1996 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Hollis Hurlbut
- Lisa the Iconoclast (1996) ... Hollis Hurlbut (voice)
 1995 Citizen X (TV Movie)
Col. Mikhail Fetisov
 1994 Punch
 1994 The Lifeforce Experiment (TV Movie)
Dr. 'MAC' MacLean
 1993 Red Hot
 1993 Younger and Younger
Jonathan Younger
 1993 Benefit of the Doubt
 1992 The Poky Little Puppy's First Christmas (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1992 Shadow of the Wolf
 1992 Rakuyô
John Williams
 1992 The Railway Station Man
Roger Hawthorne
 1992 Quicksand: No Escape (TV Movie)
 1992 KGB: Conspiracy (Video Game)
Rukov's Father
 1991 JFK
 1991 Buster's Bedroom
 1991 Long Road Home (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 1990 Eminent Domain
Josef Borski
 1989 A Dry White Season
Ben du Toit
 1988 Apprentice to Murder
John Reese
 1987 The Trouble with Spies
Appleton Porter
 1985 Revolution
Sgt. Maj. Peasy
 1985 Kate Bush: Cloudbusting (Video short)
Wilhelm Reich
 1984 Crackers
 1983 The Winter of Our Discontent (TV Movie)
Ethan Hawley
 1983 Max Dugan Returns
Brian Costello
 1981 A War Story
Narrated by (voice)
 1981 Threshold
Dr. Thomas Vrain
 1981 Gas
Nick the Noz
 1980 Nothing Personal
Roger Keller
 1979 Bear Island
Frank Lansing
 1979 A Man, a Woman and a Bank
Reese Halperin
 1977 Bethune (TV Movie)
Dr. Norman Bethune
 1977 The Disappearance
Jay Mallory
 1977 The Kentucky Fried Movie
The Clumsy Waiter (segment "That's Armageddon")
 1975 End of the Game
Corpse of Lt. Robert Schmied (uncredited)
 1974 S*P*Y*S
 1974 Alien Thunder
Sgt. Dan Candy
 1973 Lady Ice
Andy Hammon
 1973 Steelyard Blues
Jesse Veldini
 1972 Norman Corwin Presents (TV Series)
 1971 Klute
John Klute
 1971 Little Murders
Rev. Dupas
 1970 Act of the Heart
Father Michael Ferrier
 1970 Start the Revolution Without Me
Charles / Pierre
 1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Jerry Trevor
- The Suntan Mob (1969) ... Jerry Trevor
 1969 The Champions (TV Series)
David Crayley
- Shadow of the Panther (1969) ... David Crayley
 1968 The Sunshine Patriot (TV Movie)
 1968 Joanna
Lord Peter Sanderson
 1968 The Split
Dave Negli
 1968 Oedipus the King
Chorus Leader
 1968 Interlude
 1967-1968 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series)
Keith Earle / Willard
- Which Way Did He Go, McGill? (1968) ... Keith Earle
- Day of Execution (1967) ... Willard
 1968 Sebastian
 1967 Billion Dollar Brain
Scientist at Computer
 1967 The Shuttered Room
Zebulon (voice)
 1967 The Avengers (TV Series)
- The Superlative Seven (1967) ... Jessel
 1965-1966 The Saint (TV Series)
John Wood / Jim McCleery
- Escape Route (1966) ... John Wood
- The Happy Suicide (1965) ... Jim McCleery
 1966 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series)
Philip Guest
- The Millionaire's Daughter (1966) ... Philip Guest
 1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Union Captain / Priest
- On the March to the Sea (1966) ... Union Captain
- Focus (1966) ... Priest
 1966 Court Martial (TV Series)
Cpl. Brown
- All Is a Dream to Me (1966) ... Cpl. Brown
 1966 A Farewell to Arms (TV Mini-Series)
- We Knew the Summer Was Gone (1966) ... Sim
 1966 Promise Her Anything
Autograph Seeking Father (uncredited)
 1965 The Bedford Incident
Hospitalman Nerney - Sick Bay
 1963-1965 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Intern / Salesman / Canadian
- The Death of Bessie Smith (1965) ... Intern
- The Rose Tattoo (1964) ... Salesman
- For King and Country #1: Out There (1963) ... Canadian
 1965 The Sullavan Brothers (TV Series)
Jonathan Vickers
- The Corrupters (1965) ... Jonathan Vickers
 1965 Die! Die! My Darling!
 1965 Dr. Terror's House of Horrors
Dr. Bob Carroll (segment "Vampire")
 1964 The Castle of the Living Dead
Sgt. Paul / The witch / The old man
 1963 The Sentimental Agent (TV Series)
Hotel Clerk
- A Very Desirable Plot (1963) ... Hotel Clerk
 1963 The World Ten Times Over
Tall Man in Nightclub (uncredited)
 1963 The Odd Man (TV Series)
Mitch Scott
- A Pattern of Little Silver Devils (1963) ... Mitch Scott
 1963 Terry-Thomas (TV Movie)
 1963 Suspense (TV Series)
Dr. Hal Seaton
- The Troubled Heart (1963) ... Dr. Hal Seaton
 1962 Wayne and Shuster in London (TV Movie)
 1962 Man of the World (TV Series)
Unhelpful Neighbour
- Portrait of a Girl (1962) ... Unhelpful Neighbour (uncredited)
 1962 Studio 4 (TV Series)
Switchboard Operator
- Flight Into Danger (1962) ... Switchboard Operator
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Other Works:

His credits at Toronto's Hart House Theatre include: Wally in "The Male Animal" (1952) and Shakespeare's "The Tempest". See more »

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When you're working for a good director, you become subjective and submissive. You become his concubine. All that you're seeking is his pleasure. See more »


His son, Kiefer Sutherland, appeared in Stand by Me (1986), based on a short story by Stephen King. Donald later appeared in Salem's Lot (2004). Donald has himself appeared in two Michael Crichton adaptations: The Great Train Robbery (1978) and Disclosure (1994), while is other son Rossif Sutherland appears in Timeline (2003). See more »


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