Character

Simon Saunders

Played by Ted Sutherland

Actor Bio

Ted Sutherland plays Simon Saunders in the new NBC drama "Rise."  
 
Sutherland, a New York native, began his career on stage and quickly branched out to film and television. Most recently, he was seen on HBO's "The Deuce."  

Previously, Sutherland shared the screen with Kiernan Shipka in the TV movie "Fan Girl." Sutherland's additional television credits include guest appearances on "Madam Secretary," "Law & Order: SVU" and "Eye Candy." 

On the big screen, Sutherland played the title role in the independent film "Dovid Meyer." He was also directed by John Turturro in the independent feature "Fading Gigolo," in which Sutherland shared the screen with Woody Allen and Liev Schreiber. The film won both the Audience Award and the Best Feature Award at the Miami International Film Festival. 

A seasoned theater actor as well, Sutherland appeared on the New York stage in "Lost in the Stars" and "Fanny" at Encores!, and the New York International Fringe Festival's "Halfway, Nebraska."  

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