Donald Sutherland Biography (1934?-)

Full name, Donald McNichol Sutherland; born July 17, 1934 (some sources cite1935), in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada; son of Frederick McLae (in sales)and Dorothy Isobel (maiden name, McNichol) Sutherland; married Lois May Hardwick (an actress), 1959 (divorced); married Shirley Jean Douglas (an actress),1966 (divorced, 1970); married Francine Racette (an actress), 1972; children: (second marriage) Kiefer (an actor) and Rachel; (third marriage) Roeg, Rossif, Angus Redford. Addresses: Agent: Josh Lieberman, Creative ArtistsAgency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Publicist: Katherine Olim, PMK/HBH Public Relations, 8500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700, Beverly Hills,CA 90211.

Nationality
Canadian
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, producer
Birth Details
July 17, 1934?
St. John, New Brunswick, Canada

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Sergeant Paul, witch, and old man, Il castello dei morti vivi (also known as Castle of the Living Dead, Crypt of Horror, and La chateau des morts vivants), Malasky, 1964
  • Bob Carroll, Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (also known as The Blood Suckers), Regal, 1965
  • Joseph, Fanatic (also known as Die! Die! My Darling), Columbia, 1965
  • Pharmacist's mate Nerney, The Bedford Incident, Columbia, 1965
  • Pussycat Alley (also known as The World Ten Times Over), Goldstone, 1965
  • (Uncredited) Francis, Promise Her Anything, Paramount, 1966
  • Himself, Operation Dirty Dozen, 1967
  • Scientist at computer and voice of "brain," Billion Dollar Brain,United Artists, 1967
  • Vernon L. Pinckley, The Dirty Dozen, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1967
  • (Uncredited) Voice, The Shuttered Room, 1967
  • Ackerman, Sebastian (also known as Mr. Sebastian), Paramount, 1968
  • Chorus leader, Oedipus the King, Universal, 1968
  • Dave Negli, The Split, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1968
  • Lawrence, Interlude, Columbia, 1968
  • Lord Peter Sanderson, Joanna, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1968
  • Alex, Alex in Wonderland, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1970
  • Captain Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce, M*A*S*H (also known asMASH), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1970
  • Charles/Pierre, Start the Revolution without Me (also known as TwoTimes Two), Warner Bros., 1970
  • Father Michael Ferrier, Act of the Heart (also known as Acte ducoeur), Universal, 1970
  • Sergeant Oddball, Kelly's Heroes (also known as The Warriors), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1970
  • Christ figure, Johnny Got His Gun, Cinemation, 1971
  • John Klute (title role), Klute, Warner Bros., 1971
  • Reverend Dupas, Little Murders, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1971
  • Himself, F.T.A. (also known Foxtrot Tango Alpha, Free the Army, and The FTA Show), American International Pictures, 1972
  • Andy Hammond, Lady Ice, National General, 1973
  • Dan Candy, Alien Thunder (also known as Dan Candy's Law andLe tonnerre rouge), Cinerama, 1973
  • Jesse Veldini, Steelyard Blues (also known as The Final Crash), Warner Bros., 1973
  • John Baxter, Don't Look Now (also known as A Venezia ... un dicembre rosso shocking), Buena Vista, 1973
  • Brulard (some sources cite Bruland), S*P*Y*S, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1974
  • Corpse of Lieutenant Robert Schmied, Murder on the Bridge (also known as Deception, End of the Game, Getting Away with Murder, Assassinio sul ponte, and Der Richter und sein Henker), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975
  • Homer Simpson, The Day of the Locust, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975
  • Voice of Edward S. Curtis, The Shadow Catcher, 1975
  • Bertolucci secondo il cinema (documentary; also known as The Cinema According to Bertolucci and The Making of "1900"), Bauer International, 1975
  • Attila, 1900 (also known as Nineteen Hundred and Novecento), Paramount, 1976
  • Giacomo Casanova, Casanova (also known as Fellini's Casanova and Il Casanova di Federico Fellini), Universal, 1976
  • Liam Devlin, The Eagle Has Landed, Columbia, 1976
  • Narrator of English-language version, La spirale (also known as The Spiral), 1976
  • Clumsy waiter, Kentucky Fried Movie, United Film Distribution, 1977
  • Inspector Steve Carella, Blood Relatives (also known as Les liens du sang), SNS, 1977
  • Jay Mallory, The Disappearance, World Northal, 1977
  • Matthew Bennell, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, United Artists, 1978
  • Professor Dave Jennings, National Lampoon's Animal House (also known as Animal House), Universal, 1978
  • Reese Halperin, A Very Big Withdrawal (also known as A Man, a Woman, and a Bank), Avco-Embassy, 1979
  • Robert Agar, The Great Train Robbery (also known as The First Great Train Robbery), United Artists, 1979
  • Robert Lees, Murder by Decree (also known as Sherlock Holmes and Saucy Jack and Sherlock Holmes: Murder by Decree), United Artists, 1979
  • Calvin Jarrett, Ordinary People, Paramount, 1980
  • Frank Lansing, Bear Island (also known as Alistair MacLean's Bear Island), Columbia, 1980
  • Narrator, North China Commune (documentary), National Film Board of Canada, 1980
  • Professor Roger Kelly (some sources cite Keller), Nothing Personal, American International Pictures, 1980
  • Henry Faber, Eye of the Needle, United Artists, 1981
  • Nick the Noz, Gas, Paramount, 1981
  • Brian Costello, Max Dugan Returns, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982
  • Narrator of the diary, A War Story (documentary), National Film Board of Canada, 1982
  • Dr. Thomas Vrain, Threshold, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983
  • Dr. Arthur Calgary, Ordeal by Innocence, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1984
  • John Klute and Matthew Benell (in archive footage), Terror in the Aisles (also known as Time for Terror), 1984
  • Westlake, Crackers, Universal, 1984
  • Brother Thaddeus, Heaven Help Us (also known as Catholic Boys), TriStar, 1985
  • Sergeant-Major Peasy, Revolution, Warner Bros., 1985
  • Appleton Porter, The Trouble with Spies (also known as 2 FemaleSpies with Flowered Panties), De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1987
  • Father Bob Koesler, The Rosary Murders, Samuel Goldwyn, 1987
  • Paul Gauguin, Oviri (also known as The Wolf at the Door andGauguin, le loup dans le soleil), Manson, 1987
  • John Reese, Apprentice to Murder, New World Pictures, 1988
  • Ben du Doit, A Dry White Season, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1989
  • Dr. Charles Loftis, Lost Angels (also known as The Road Home), Orion, 1989
  • Warden Drumgoole, Lock Up, TriStar, 1989
  • Ivan, Cerro Torre: Schrei aus Stein (documentary; also known as Cerro Torre Scream of Stone, Scream of Stone, and Cerro Torre,le cri de la roche), Alliance, 1990
  • O'Connor, Buster's Bedroom, Les Productions du Verseau/NEF 2, 1990
  • Colonel (some sources cite role as general), JFK, Warner Bros., 1991
  • Jozef Burski, Eminent Domain, Triumph Releasing, 1991
  • Ronald Bartel, Backdraft, Universal, 1991
  • Henderson, Shadow of the Wolf (also known as Agaguk), Transfilm/Vision International/Le Studio Canal, 1992
  • John Williams, Rakuyo (also known as The Setting Sun), 1992
  • Merrick Jamison-Smythe, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • Flan Kittredge, Six Degrees of Separation, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1993
  • Frank, Benefit of the Doubt (also known as Daddy's Home andIm Bann des Zweifels), Miramax, 1993
  • Jonathan Younger, Younger and Younger, Academy Entertainment, 1993
  • Kirov, Red Hot, SC Entertainment International, 1993
  • Narrator, People of the Forest: The Chimps of Gombe (documentary),1993
  • Narrator of English-language version, Le fleuve aux grandes eaux (also known as The Mighty River), 1993
  • Andrew Nivens, The Puppet Masters (also known as Robert A. Heinlein's The Puppet Masters), Buena Vista, 1994
  • Bob Garvin, Disclosure, Warner Bros., 1994
  • Craman, Punch, Journal Films, 1994
  • Himself, A Century of Cinema (documentary), 1994
  • Major General Donald McClintock, Outbreak, Warner Bros., 1995
  • Lucien Wilbanks, A Time to Kill, Warner Bros., 1996
  • Jack Shaw/Henry Fields, The Assignment (also known as Jackal), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1997
  • Jacob Conrad, Shadow Conspiracy (also known as The Shadow Program), Buena Vista, 1997
  • Bill Bowerman, Without Limits (also known as Pre), Warner Bros., 1998
  • Lieutenant Stanton, Fallen, Warner Bros., 1998
  • Captain Robert Everton, Virus, Universal, 1999
  • Dr. Ben Hillard, Instinct (also known as Ishmael), Buena Vista, 1999
  • Himself, Virus: Ghost in the Machine, Universal Studios Home Video, 1999
  • Toscano, 1999
  • Jerry O'Neill, Space Cowboys, Warner Bros., 2000
  • Narrator, Threads of Hope, 2000
  • United Nations Secretary General Douglas Thomas, The Art of War (also known as L'art de guerre), Warner Bros., 2000
  • Dr. Sid, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (also known as Fainaru fantaji), Columbia, 2001
  • Don Tyler, Da wan (also known as Big Shot's Funeral, TheFuneral of the Famous Star, and Happy Funeral), Sony Pictures Classics, 2001
  • Michael, Panic, Roxie Releasing, 2001
  • Himself, Fellini: Je suis un grand menteur (also known as Fellini: I'm a Born Liar, I'm a Born Liar, and Federico Fellini: Sono un gran bugiardo), 2001, First Look Pictures Releasing, 2003
  • General Aldryn, Baltic Storm, Top Story Filmproduktion, 2003
  • John Bridger, The Italian Job, Paramount, 2003
  • Monroe, Cold Mountain, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Miramax, 2003
  • Hating Her, Idiom Films, 2003
  • Film Work
  • Coproducer and codirector, F.T.A. (also known as Foxtrot TangoAlpha, Free the Army, and The FTA Show), American International Pictures, 1972
  • Executive producer, Steelyard Blues (also known as The Final Crash), Warner Bros., 1973
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Narrator, Great Books, The Learning Channel, beginning 1993
  • Miniseries
  • Narrator, The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power, PBS,1993
  • Captain William Marsden, The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, CBS, 1994
  • Adam Czerniakow, Uprising, NBC, 2001
  • Narrator, Queen Victoria's Empire, PBS, 2001
  • Richard Straker, Salem's Lot (also known as Stephen King's Salem's Lot), TNT, 2003
  • Movies
  • Fortinbras, Hamlet (also known as Hamlet at Elsinore), BBC,1964
  • The American Civil War, 1965
  • Benedeck, The Sunshine Patriot, NBC, 1968
  • Ethan Hawley, The Winter of Our Discontent (also known as JohnSteinbeck's The Winter of Our Discontent), CBS, 1983
  • Dr. Norman Bethune, Dr. Bethune (also known as Bethune: The Making of a Hero), 1989
  • (Uncredited) Long Road Home, 1991
  • Doc Murdoch, Quicksand: No Escape, USA Network, 1992
  • Roger Hawthorne, The Railway Station Man, TNT, 1992
  • Dr. "Mac" Maclean, The Lifeforce Experiment (also known as The Breakthrough, Dead Men Talk, and Le silence de la liberte), syndicated, 1994
  • Citizen Fetisov, Citizen X, HBO, 1995
  • Garrett Lawton, Hollow Point (also known as Rysk Roulette),HBO, 1995
  • Ted Robards, Natural Enemy, HBO, 1997
  • Judge Rolf Rausenberg, Free Money, Starz!, 1998
  • Dr. Bob Shushan, Behind the Mask, CBS, 1999
  • General Pierre G. T. Beauregard, C.S.S. Hunley (also known as The Hunley), TNT, 1999
  • Jimmy "The Gent" Burke, The Big Heist, Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Clark Clifford, Path to War, HBO, 2002
  • Specials
  • The Death of Bessie Smith, 1965
  • Lee Harvey Oswald, "Assassin," Play of the Month, BBC, 1966
  • The Diahann Carroll Show, NBC, 1971
  • Night of 100 Stars (also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), ABC, 1982
  • Voice of Paul Gauguin, Paul Gauguin: The Savage Dream, PBS, 1989
  • Narrator, The Poky Little Puppy's First Christmas, Showtime, 1992
  • Narrator, Bhutan, the Last Shangri-La, PBS, 1998
  • Narrator, Mind Control, TBS, 1998
  • Narrator, Alone on the Ice, PBS, 1999
  • Narrator, Napoleon's Lost Fleet, The Discovery Channel, 1999
  • The AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Stars, CBS, 1999
  • "Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows," American Masters, PBS, 2000
  • The Making of "Space Cowboys," 2000
  • Himself, AFI's 100 Years, 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies, CBS, 2001
  • Himself, History vs. Hollywood, History Channel, 2001
  • Himself, Making the Movie: "The Italian Job," MTV, 2003
  • Also host and narrator of Don Quixote, The Learning Channel; appeared in Give Me Your Answer True and Hallmark Hall of Fame; appeared on British television in Marching to the Sea and The Rose Tattoo.
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The American Movie Awards, 1980
  • Himself, The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, 1981
  • Himself, The American Film Institute Salute to Frank Capra, CBS, 1982
  • The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1989
  • The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1992
  • Presenter, The 66th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1994
  • Presenter, The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1995
  • Himself, The American Film Institute Salute to Clint Eastwood, 1996
  • Himself, The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 2000
  • Announcer, The 74th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2002
  • Himself, The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2003
  • Episodic
  • "Flight into Danger," Studio 4, BBC, 1962
  • James McCleary, "The Happy Suicide," The Saint, Associated Television, 1965
  • Philip, "Millionaire's Daughter," Gideon's Way, Incorporated Television, 1965
  • John Wood, "Escape Route," The Saint, Associated Television, 1966
  • "All Is a Dream to Me," Court Martial, ABC, 1966
  • Earle, "Which Way Did He Go, McGill?," Man in a Suitcase, Incorporated Television, 1967
  • Jessel, "The Superlative Seven," The Avengers, Associated BritishPicture Corporation, 1967
  • David Crayley, "Shadow of the Panther," The Champions, Incorporated Television, 1968
  • Willard, "Day of Execution," Man in a Suitcase, Incorporated Television, 1968
  • "The Suntan Mob," The Name of the Game, NBC, 1969
  • Guest, Front Page Challenge, 1977
  • Guest, The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross (also known as The Last Resort), Channel 4, 1987
  • Voice of Hollis Hurlbut, "Lisa the Iconoclast," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1996
  • Himself, Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, 1999
  • Also appeared in episodes of Backstory (also known as AMC Backstory and Hollywood Backstories), American Movie Classics; and Parkinson, BBC.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Wally, The Male Animal, Hart House Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1952
  • August for the People, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1963
  • Humbert Humbert, Lolita, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1981
  • Night of 100 Stars (also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1982
  • Enigma Variations, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 2000, then RoyalAlexandra Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, later Savoy Theatre, London
  • Malcolm Raphelson, Ten Unknowns, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, New York City, 2001
  • Appeared in Gimmick, London; and The Tempest, Hart House Theatre; also appeared in productions of On a Clear Day You Can See Canterbury, The Shewing Up of Blanco Posnet, and Spoon River Anthology.
  • Radio Appearances
  • Guest, This Morning, CBC, 2000
  • Performed voice of Scrooge for a radio broadcast of A Christmas Carol.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • "Cloudbusting" (music video), by Kate Bush, 1986
  • Papa, Kate Bush: The Whole Story, 1986
  • Appeared in the video game Conspiracy.
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • (With others) F.T.A. (also known as Foxtrot Tango Alpha, Free the Army, and The FTA Show), American International Pictures, 1972

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 3: Actorsand Actresses, St. James Press, 1996
    Periodicals
    • Empire, Issue 73, 1995, pp. 64-65
    • Premiere, September, 1998, p. 34

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