Chris Sutherland is a video game programmer. He initially joined Rare in 1989 and worked on many games, most notably on the and Donkey Kong Country as the main programmer. He left the company in Banjo-Kazooie franchises 2014 and became one of the founding members of Playtonic Games.
Sutherland is known to have voiced many characters at Rare, like
Banjo and Kazooie, Daniel Carrington, and the announcer of .
At one point,
Kevin Bayliss was unofficially credited to be former voice actor of Diddy Kong. The misunderstanding gets cleared up when he posted in a Twitter comment that he did not voice as Diddy. Since then, sites officially credited Chris Sutherland as the one who voiced as Diddy Kong before Katsumi Suzuki took over the role.
– Donkey Kong Country Diddy Kong, King K. Rool, Kritter, Krusha, Gnawty ( GBA version)
 – Diddy Kong, King K. Rool (GBA version)
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest – Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Kiddy Kong, King K. Rool ( GBA version)
– Diddy Kong Racing Diddy Kong, Banjo,  Krunch, Taj the Genie
– Diddy Kong, Donkey Kong 64 Lanky Kong, Chunky Kong, King K. Rool, Krusha
– Diddy Kong
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour – Diddy Kong
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! – Diddy Kong (with Mario Golf: World Tour Katsumi Suzuki)
– Diddy Kong (re-used voice clips in the golf gameplay)
Mario Sports Superstars – Banjo & Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Kazooie