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Donald Sutherland was an actor who portrayed Merrick and the Dark Ages Watcher on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer film.


Sutherland's career spanned more than 60 years with over 140 films, including M*A*S*H, Don't Look Now, 1900, The Day of the Locust, Animal House, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Ordinary People, Space Cowboys, The Italian Job, Cold Mountain, Pride & Prejudice, the Hunger Games franchise, and more.

Sutherland won two Golden Globe Awards,[1] an Emmy Award,[2] and a Honorary Academy Award.[3] He died on June 20, 2024, at 88 years old.[4]

Buffyverse credits[]

Sutherland starred in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer film portraying Buffy's first Watcher Merrick and a Dark Ages incarnation of him.

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  1. "Donald Sutherland." Golden Globes. Retrieved on June 20, 2024.
  2. "Donald Sutherland." Television Academy. Retrieved on June 20, 2024.
  3. "Donald Sutherland." Oscars.org. Retrieved on June 20, 2024.
  4. "Donald Sutherland, Star of 'MASH,' 'Klute' and 'Hunger Games,' Dies at 88." Variety, June 20, 2024.