He played an ageing but enthusiastic astronaut in 2000's Space Cowboys co-starring with director Clint Eastwood. During the games Sutherland attended some of the events. His teenage years were spent in Nova Scotia and he got his first part time job at age 14 as a news correspondent for local radio station CKBW in Bridgewater Nova Scotia.
He is the father of actor Kiefer Sutherland. Donald McNichol Sutherland OC (born 17 July 1935) is a Canadian actor whose film career spans nearly 50 years. Some of Sutherland's more notable movie roles have included offbeat soldiers in popular war movies such as The Dirty Dozen MASH and Kelly's Heroes as well as a diverse range of characters in other noted films such as Fellini's Casanova Klute Don't Look Now Invasion of the Body Snatchers JFK Ordinary People and The Hunger Games.