Donald Sutherland Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Christian Mba
Dec 14, 2023 By Christian Mba
Originally Published on May 15, 2022
Donald Sutherland is a famous Canadian actor with a career spanning over six decades.
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About Donald Sutherland

Donald McNichol Sutherland is popularly known as Donald Sutherland.
Donald Sutherland was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, on July 17, 1935. In 2019, he was promoted to Companion of the Order of Canada, and in the following year,
Donald Sutherland has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award nine times. He has worked in numerous critically-acclaimed films such as 'Kelly's Heroes,' 'The Hunger Games,' 'The Italian Job,' 'Outbreak,' 'The Dirty Dozen,' 'The Eagle Has Landed,' and 'Animal House'.

Donald Sutherland Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Donald Sutherland’s net worth?

The net worth of Donald Sutherland is estimated to be $60 million. The primary source of his net worth is his six-decade-long career in acting.

How much does Donald Sutherland earn per year?

The amount of money Donald Sutherland earns per year is not known.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Donald Sutherland?

Donald Sutherland stands at the height of 6 ft 3 in (192 cm).

How old is Donald Sutherland?

Donald Sutherland was born on July 17, 1935, and as of 2022, the age of the Hollywood actor is 86 years.

Childhood And Education

Donald Sutherland was born on July 17, 1935, in Saint John. He is the son of Frederick McLea Sutherland and Dorothy Isobel. His father worked in sales and ran the local gas, bus, and electricity company. Donald has two siblings, Betty Sutherland and John Sutherland.
Donald attended Bridgewater High School. Donald then enrolled for a double major at Victoria University, which was affiliated with the University of Toronto. From there, he graduated in engineering and drama. In 1957, he moved to Britain to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
In 2005, Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont, US, awarded him with an Honorary Doctor of Arts.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Donald Sutherland’s partner?

Donald Sutherland was married three times. First, Donald got married to his college sweetheart Lois May Hardwick in 1959, and the couple divorced in 1966. Donald then married the famous Canadian politician Tommy Douglas’s daughter, Shirley Douglas. The couple got married in 1966 and were blessed with two beautiful children, Rachel Sutherland, and Kiefer Sutherland. The couple divorced in 1970.
In 1972, Donald Sutherland married Francine Racette, a Canadian actress. They both met on the set of 'Alien Thunder'. The couple is blessed with three sons, Angus Sutherland, Rossif Sutherland, and Roeg Sutherland.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

In the '60s, Donald started his film career with many small roles. He was cast in horror films and a few British movies, including 'Castle Of The Living Dead', 'A Very Desirable Plot' and 'Dr. Terror’s House Of Horrors.' He also played supporting roles in 'Die! Die! My Darling!', 'The Saint' and 'Gideon's Way.' Other noteworthy films that Donald Sutherland has starred in include 'The Kentucky Fried Movie', 'The Sunshine Patriot', 'The Winter Of Our Discontent', 'The Hunger Games', 'Citizen X', 'Natural Enemy', 'Behind The Mask', 'The Big Heist', 'Path To War' and 'The Green Fog'.
Donald Sutherland has worked in many films such as 'The World Ten Times Over', 'The Bedford Incident', 'Billion Dollar Brain', 'The Dirty Dozen', 'Sebastian', 'The Spilt', 'Interlude', 'M*A*S*H' for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor, 'Start the Revolution Without Me', 'The Act Of The Heart', 'Alex In Wonderland', 'Steelyard Blues' and 'Don't Look Now' for which Donald received a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor.
He has also starred in 'Lady Ice', 'The Day Of The Locust', 'End Of The Game', '1900', 'The Eagle Has Landed', 'Invasion Of The Body Snatchers', for which he received a Saturn Award nomination for Best Actor, 'Ordinary People' for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor, 'Nothing Personal', 'Eye of the Needle', 'Lost Angels', 'Alone' and 'Moonfall'.
Besides films, he has also had guest or recurring roles in television series such as 'The Odd Man', 'The Sentimental Agent', 'The Saint', 'Court Martial', 'The Avengers', 'The Champions', 'The Name Of The Game', 'The Winter Of Our Discontent', 'Commander-In-Chief', 'Human Trafficking', 'Crossing Lines', 'Ice' and 'Trust'.

What awards has Donald Sutherland won?

Donald Sutherland has won several awards throughout his career. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1978, Commandeur of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2012, and Companion of the Order of Canada in 2019.
He won Best Actor at the fourth Genie Awards in 1983, the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor-Drama in 1998, a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor In A Supporting Role In A Miniseries Or A Movie in 1995, and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries or Television Film.
In 2000, he was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame, and in 2011, he became an inductee of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2000, he was awarded the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement and an Academy Honorary Award in 2017.

Donald Sutherland’s Hobbies And Interests

Donald Sutherland likes listening to music and spending time with his family.

Other Interesting Donald Sutherland Facts And Trivia

  • When Donald Sutherland played Jerry O'Neill in 'Space Cowboys', he was 64 years old.
  • Donald Sutherland celebrates his birthday on July 17, and his zodiac sign is Cancer.
  • Donald lives in Georgeville, Quebec, Canada.
    Main image credits: Denis makarenko/shutterstock 

Donald Sutherland Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Donald McNichol Sutherland

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

Saint John



192 cm

Eye Color


Child Star?





Bridgewater High School

Net Worth



Francine Racette


Frederick McLea Sutherland, Dorothy Isobel


Betty Sutherland, John Sutherland
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