Donald Sutherland
Donald Sutherland
Real Name/Full Name Donald McNichol Sutherland
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Donald Sutherland
Birth Place: Saint John, New Brunswick
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 17 July 1935
Age/How Old: 88 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 193 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 4″
Weight: In Kilograms – 90 Kg
In Pounds – 198 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Grey
Parents Name: Father – Frederick McLea Sutherland
Mother – Dorothy Isobel (née McNichol)
Siblings: Betty Sutherland and John Sutherland
School: Bridgewater High School
College: Victoria University and University of Toronto
Religion: Atheist
Nationality: Canadian
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Lois Hardwick (m. 1959, d. 1966)
Shirley Douglas (m. 1966; d. 1970)
Francine Racette (m. 1972)
Kids/Children Name: Rossif, Rachel, Roeg, Angus and Kiefer
Profession: Actor
Net Worth: $60 Million
Last Updated: April 2024

We all look for experience in every career we decide to venture in. This explains the reason why many companies today work into looking for any employee with experience and would be ready to pay any amount of money for such a treasure. On the other hand, developing a career in a particular field for more than 20 years is never a joke.

This is because, there are always new challenges, boredom and unhealthy competition that comes with it. However, with Donald Sutherland, things are totally different as he has remained in the same industry for more than 50 years now. He joined the film industry in 1963 and has been in uncountable projects and is still doing it to date.

Well, how well do you know about Donald Sutherland? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Donald Sutherland’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Donald Sutherland to date.

Biography and Early Life

When we talk about a true legend in the film industry, Donald Sutherland tops the list. Donald has been around since 17th day of July in 1935 which means he is in his late 80s. Donald is the son of Fredercick McLea Sutherland (1894-1983) and his wife Dorothy Isobel (née McNichol; 1892-1956). His father worked in sales and also ran the local electricity, gas and bus company.

Donald was born in Saint John in New Brunswick, Canada which makes him Canadian by birth but his ethnicity is mixed of German, Scottish and English. When he was young, he suffered from poliomyelitis, hepatitis and rheumatic fever. He was not the only child in the family as he had two siblings named Betty Sutherland and John Sutherland.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Donald Sutherland in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Donald Sutherland’s age is 88 years old as of today’s date 19th April 2024 having been born on 17 July 1935. Though, he is 6′ 4″ in feet and inches and 193 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 198 lbs in Pound and 90kg in Kilograms.


Nothing is more important in the life of a child like education and parents as early as 1930s understood this and this is the reason why, Donald’ parents ensured their son was educated. They enrolled him at Bridgewater High School and although he started working at the age of 14 years, at a local radio (CKBW) as a news correspondent, he valued education.

Therefore, he ensured that he did not only graduate from high school, but he also joined college. After graduating from high school, he joined Victoria University with intentions of becoming an engineer. He however changed his mind and moved to Britain in 1957 to join London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

In 18th December 1978, Canada made Sutherland an officer of the Order of Canada. 40 years later, in 2019, they promoted him to Companion of the Order of Canada. In 2000, he received an induction into the Canada’s Walk of Fame.

When it comes to his marriage, Sutherland has been married thrice now and two of his marriages ended in divorce. His first wife was Lois May Hardwick whom he married in 1959 to 1966. The two met at Victoria University. In 1966, he married his second wife Shirley Douglas but unfortunately, their marriage lasted for only 3 years and they divorced in 1970. Although their marriage was very short-lived, they share two kids; twins named Kiefer and Rachel.

Sutherland didn’t give up on love and luckily, he met a woman who was meant for him in Francine Racette who is a Canadian actress. They two tied the knot in 1972 and were blessed with three sons named Angus Redford Sutherland, Rossif Sutherland and Roeg Sutherland. Donald named all his four sons after the directors he has worked with. Among his children, three have followed into his footsteps and are good actors today. These are Rossif Sutherland, Kiefer Sutherland and Angus Sutherland.

Is Donald Sutherland Gay?

Looking at the successful relationship Donald has been in, it is clear that Donald Sutherland is not gay.

Professional Career

After graduating from London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), Donald joined Perth Repertory Theatre in Scotland for one year. He started receiving small roles in mid-1960s. Since then, he has been featured in many projects some of which include; Castle of the Living Dead, Die! Die! My Darling!, The Avengers, The Dirty Dozen and Start the Revolution Without Me among others. He also featured in; Six Degrees of Separation, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Space Cowboys, Dirty Sexy Money, The Hunger Games and Commander in Chief among others.


Donald started acting since 1963. As a result, he has been highly respected for his influence in this industry and this has earned him great awards and nominations. Some of these awards include; Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011, Academy Honorary Award in 2017, several Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award among others.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Donald Sutherland in 2024

Donald Sutherland Net Worth
Donald Sutherland Net Worth

Being in the film industry for more than 50 years has not only earned Donald Sutherland a name as an actor, but also great wealth. As of 2024, Sutherland’s net worth is estimated at $60 million all of which he has earned from his commitment and hard work in the film industry. This net worth is prone to rise even higher bearing in mind he is still active as an actor to date.

During the 2008 U.S. president election campaign, Sutherland worked as a blogger for the famous American news website known as The Huffington Post. He openly stated his support for Barack Obama in his blogs.


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