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The towering presence of this Canadian character actor is not often noticed, but his contributions are legendary. He has been in almost a 150 different shows and films. He is also the father of renowned actor Kiefer Sutherland. Sutherland was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, to Dorothy Isobel (McNichol) and Frederick McLea Sutherland, who worked ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 13 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Pirate's Passage (post-production)
Captain Charles Johnson (voice)
 2015 Basmati Blues (post-production)
Gurgon
 2014 Forsaken (post-production)
Rev. Clayton
 2013 Jappeloup
John Lester
 2012 Dawn Rider
Cochrane
 2012/I Assassin's Bullet
Ambassador Ashdown
 2012 Treasure Island (TV Movie)
Flint
 2012 Living Loaded (TV Movie)
Grant
 2011 My Life As an Experiment (TV Movie)
Sam Bobkin
 2011 Jock the Hero Dog
Narrator / Sir Percy Fitzpatrick (voice)
 2011 Horrible Bosses
Jack Pellit
 2011 Moby Dick (TV 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 Days of Darkness
Award Show Presenter (uncredited)
 2007 Sleepwalkers (Short)
Businessman struck by a taxi
 2006 Beerfest
Johann von Wolfhaus (uncredited)
 2006 Ask the Dust
Hellfrick
 2005 Human Trafficking (TV Series)
Meehan
 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
 2004 'Salem's Lot (TV Movie)
Richard Straker
 2003 Baltic Storm
Lou Aldryn
 2003 Five Moons Plaza
Rosario Sarracino
 2002 Path to War (TV Movie)
Clark Clifford
 2001 Da wan
Tyler
 2001 Uprising (TV Movie)
Adam Czerniakow
 2001 The Big Heist (TV Movie)
Jimmy Burke
 2000 Panic
Michael
 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)
Ted Robards
 1996 Hollow Point
Garrett Lawton
 1996 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Hollis Hurlbut
- Lisa the Iconoclast (1996) ... Hollis Hurlbut (voice)
 1995 Outbreak
General Donald McClintock
 1995 Citizen X (TV Movie)
Col. Mikhail Fetisov
 1994 Punch
Craman
 1994 The Lifeforce Experiment (TV Movie)
Dr. 'MAC' MacLean
 1993 Red Hot
Kirov
 1993 Younger and Younger
Jonathan Younger
 1993 Benefit of the Doubt
Frank
 1992 The Poky Little Puppy's First Christmas
Narrator (voice)
 1992 Shadow of the Wolf
Henderson
 1992 The Setting Sun
John Williams
 1992 The Railway Station Man (TV Movie)
Roger Hawthorne
 1992 Quicksand: No Escape (TV Movie)
Murdoch
 1992 KGB: Conspiracy (Video Game)
Rukov's Father
 1991 JFK
X
 1991 Scream of Stone
Ivan
 1991 Buster's Bedroom
O'Connor
 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
 1987 The Rosary Murders
Father Robert Koesler
 1985 Revolution
Sgt. Maj. Peasy
 1984 Crackers
Weslake
 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")
 1976 1900
Attila Mellanchini
 1975 End of the Game
Corpse of Lt. Robert Schmied
 1974 S*P*Y*S
Bruland
 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)
Benedeck
 1968 Joanna
Lord Peter Sanderson
 1968 The Split
Dave Negli
 1968 Oedipus the King
Chorus Leader
 1968 Interlude
Lawrence
 1967-1968 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series)
Earle / Willard
- Which Way Did He Go, McGill? (1968) ... Earle
- Day of Execution (1967) ... Willard
 1968 Sebastian
Ackerman
 1967 Billion Dollar Brain
Scientist at Computer
 1967 The Shuttered Room
Zebulon (voice)
 1967 The Avengers (TV Series)
Jessel
- The Superlative Seven (1967) ... Jessel
 1965-1966 The Saint (TV Series)
John Wood / McCleery
- Escape Route (1966) ... John Wood
- The Happy Suicide (1965) ... 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)
Sim
 1965 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 / Canadian
- The Death of Bessie Smith (1965) ... Intern
- The Rose Tattoo (1964)
- For King and Country #1: Out There (1963) ... Canadian
 1965 Die! Die! My Darling!
Joseph
 1965 Dr. Terror's House of Horrors
Dr. Bob Carroll (segment 5 "Vampire")
 1964 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 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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Show Show Writer (1 credit)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Host/Narrator of 1 hr documentary film "Don Quixote", for The Learning Channel. See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Interviews | 4 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Frank Lloyd Wright designed the house I was living in. From what I understood, he was having an affair with the wife of the man he was designing the house for. That man was very tall. So Wright, short and vain, designs the house in such a way that a tall person couldn't live in it without severe cranial damage. I hit my head *all* the time. See more »

Trivia:

Grandfather of Sarah Sutherland, father of Kiefer Sutherland and Camelia Kath. See more »

Trademark:

Adds a touch of eccentricity (sometimes much more than a touch) to each role See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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