Born in Paducah, Kentucky, Sutherland worked on stage and in motion pictures from the 1910s through the 1950s, when he also acted on television, including several episodes of "Perry Mason". He was also in the original cast of the 1939 hit play Arsenic and Old Lace. At age 19, Sutherland acted in a production of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde for 25 weeks.
Sutherland made films for Fox Film Corporation, among other studios, and he acted in stock theater.
On October 12, 1907, Sutherland married silent film star Pearl White in Oklahoma City. She sued for divorce in 1914. He married actress Faye Cusick on May 10, 1915, in Baltimore, Maryland. Cusick sued for divorce in 1923. He also married silent film actress Anne Hamilton, with whom he had a daughter, Anne Victoria Sutherland, in 1925, and actress Linda Barrett.
Sutherland died on August 29, 1968, at Crenshaw Center Hospital at the age of 79. He was interred in the Forest Lawn — Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. Sutherland was survived by his second wife Anne (Hamilton) Kryn, his third wife Linda Sutherland, and his daughter Anne and four grandchildren.
- Victor Sutherland Filmography