Sutherland began his career from Max Dugan Returns, one of the comedy movie where he has shared the screen with his father. Sutherland was also one of the characters of the Glen Lantz which was produced by Johnny Depp.
After being popular in media, Sutherland featured in his first Hollywood movie, Stand by Me which was directed by Rob Reiner.
In 2000, Sutherland starred in the black comedy alongside Woody Allen but the film became flop by both commercial audiences and by critics. Following in the same year he appeared in Beat which was loved by many people and led him to fame.
After Beat he started getting roles for various movies such as Cowboy Up, End All Wars; the movie won two awards at the Heartland Film Festival and one award at the Hawaii International Film Festival.
After working for About 30 years in the movie industry, he moved to western-drama film Forsaken, together with his father Donald Sutherland, that was also a good hit. Following he has featured as the lead role in the ABC political drama series which was based on the real life of Tom Kirkman, the President of the United States in 2015.
Looking at his personal life, Sutherland married his first girlfriend Camelia Kath, the widow of Chicago guitarist/singer Terry Kath in 1987. The couple blessed with one daughter, Sarah. Sadly they divorced in 1990.
He began dating Julia Roberts after divorcing his first wife and the couple announced their engagement but they didn't marry as Roberts was dating a go-go dancer, Amanda Rice. Later Sutherland started dating Kelly Winn and married her on 29 June 1996. The couple separated in 1999 but the divorce was finalized on 16th May 2008.
After divorcing her, Sutherland started dating model/actress Cindy Vela of Olmito but the couple kept their relationship private. As the couple spotted in the public place in 2017, people come to know about their relationship.
Being an actress, Sutherland has featured in the various movie from which he collects a big chunk of money. Nowadays for his roles in drama series he charges salary of around $700,000 per episode. As of 2017, his estimated net worth is $65 million through which he finances his living and lives a celebrity life.