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Chris Sutherland as seen in the Xbox: The Official Magazine[1] in 2016.

Chris Sutherland is a British video game programmer and software engineer born on February 1, 1956. He initially joined Rare in 1989. Being credited as a programmer, he worked on many games, including The Amazing Spider-Man[2] for Game Boy, Sneaky Snakes[3], Battletoads for Arcade, Banjo-Kazooie, Banjo-Tooie, and some games from the Donkey Kong series created by Rare.

Sutherland is also known to have voiced many characters and enemies in games developed by Rare, such as the announcers from Battletoads[4] for Arcade, Killer Instinct (1994)[5] and Killer Instinct 2[6][7], Banjo and Kazooie from the Banjo-Kazooie series, Daniel Carrington, Trent Easton and dataDyne guards from Perfect Dark[8], and SnowHorn Tribe from Star Fox Adventures. In the Donkey Kong games developed by Rare, Chris Sutherland has provided voices for many Kremling characters and enemies.[9] And despite an earlier misunderstanding in crediting Kevin Bayliss, Sutherland was the one who actually voiced Diddy Kong in the same games.

After Rare being acquired by Microsoft Game Studios[10] in 2002, Chris Sutherland and other colleagues left the company in 2014 and they became the founding members of Playtonic Games[11]. Sutherland is credited as project director and software engineer in Yooka-Laylee, the first game developed by the new company.

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