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This is a list of characters from Sons of Anarchy, an American television drama on TV cable network FX focusing on the lives of an outlaw motorcycle club, Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, Redwood Original (SAMCRO), in Northern California.
As of the end of Season 4 Jackson "Jax" Teller (Charlie Hunnam) is the current president (former vice president) of the Sons of Anarchy mother charter, having taken that rank from the previous president, Clay Morrow, by force. Born in 1978 to John and Gemma Teller, he has lived his whole life in Charming and has been raised in the club. While committed to his one percenter club's lifestyle and his fellow outlaw biker brothers, Jax still yearns to steer the organization onto a path toward long-term stability. His day job is a mechanic at Teller-Morrow Automotive Repair.
Filip "Chibs" Telford (Tommy Flanagan) is SAMCRO's vice president, as of Season 6. Chibs is extremely loyal to Jax. Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, he grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He served as a medic with the British Army, but only lasted five months before he was expelled after a court martial. His battlefield experience makes him the club's medic for backroom emergency surgery. The word "chib" is Scottish street slang for a blade, a slash or a cut.
Chibs was seriously injured by the explosion of a car bomb, an attempted assassination ordered by Ethan Zobelle at the club's garage. His estranged wife Fiona and daughter Kerrianne currently live in Ireland. Chibs was originally a member of the True IRA, but a conflict with Jimmy O'Phelan over his wife Fiona ended with Chibs receiving a prominent facial scar (hence his nickname) and being forced to leave Ireland.
Happy Lowman (David LaBrava) is SAMCRO's Sergeant-at-Arms as of Season 6. Formerly part of the Tacoma and Nomad charters, Happy is a ruthless killer and sports a happy face tattoo for each one of his assassinations. Like Tig, he is often asked to take on jobs for which no one else has the stomach. In the episode, "The Push," Happy is unanimously patched into the Redwood Original Charter. In Season 6, it is revealed that Happy is the new Sergeant-at-Arms when Chibs takes the vice president patch.
Alex "Tig" Trager (Kim Coates) is a member of SAMCRO, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and was previously Sergeant-at-Arms under Clay's presidency. While he is one of the club's more violent members, discussion of Tig's penchant for bizarre and disturbing activities is often played for comic effect. While initially very loyal to Clay, in later seasons, Tig's loyalties have shifted toward the greater club's interests, and he has apparently acclimated himself to Jax's new role as leader after initially questioning his ferocity.
Tig was to have carried out the hit on Opie, but instead mistakenly kills Opie's wife, Donna. Afterwards, Tig seems to be in a state of depression and fights with Jax after Jax forces him at gunpoint not to kill the witness who was going to identify Bobby and Opie as the murderers of Brennan Hefner. He also allows Opie to beat him after confessing to Donna's accidental murder.
In Season 4, Tig accidentally kills the daughter of Damon Pope. In Season 5, in retaliation, Pope burns Tig's daughter Dawn alive in front of him. Pope insists to Jax that he will need to hand Tig over to him if he wants the conflict settled, but allows Jax more time. Tig thinks he has been betrayed by Jax at the end of the season, but he is told to shoot Pope so that Clay can be framed for the murder.
In Season 6, Pope's former right-hand man August believes that Clay murdered Pope, but he tells Jax he will still need to make things right by giving them Tig. Jax sets Tig up, but August lets him go, later telling Jax that it was a test. Jax plays dumb and Tig claims to believe him. Earlier in the season, Tig kills two men after one of them makes a vulgar comment about his daughter, though the man is a stranger and knows nothing about Dawn. When posing as a racist to some Nazis, he makes a comment about having to watch "a group of niggers" burn his daughter alive—both events showing that he is still hurting.
Bobby Munson is the even-tempered treasury secretary of SAMCRO, and remains in the position after Clay is voted out. The son of a Jewish accountant who worked with the Mafia, Munson brings a level of practicality to the group, offering advice to the younger Jax on a frequent basis. Munson is also known as "Bobby Elvis" for his infrequent dressing up as an Elvis Presley impersonator at toy rallies and other events where children are present. Though he frequently maintains calm among the group, Bobby is more than capable of doing violence.
He is appointed vice president by Jax, who is promoted to president in the Season 4 finale. Though loyal to the club, Munson votes against killing Clay and disagrees with Jax about framing him for Damon Pope's murder. He eventually steps down from the position at the start of Season 6, and appears to be considering going nomad. As of Season 6, Episode 6, he has been on the road recruiting suitable members for the Redwood charter as they seek to change the direction of the club.
Juan Carlos "Juice" Ortiz (Theo Rossi) is the club's hacker and intelligence officer. He has proven to be somewhat simple-minded when it comes to other tasks, which often prompts hazing from the other members. He is in charge of club surveillance and manages some of the club's intelligence and communication.
Clay Morrow, the club president, considers him unreliable, and he is often given menial tasks, such as driving the transport truck. He sports a short mohawk and has tribal designs tattooed on each side of his head.
In Season 4, Juice is blackmailed by Sheriff Roosevelt, who threatens to tell the club that Juice's father was black. While guarding a cocaine shipment at a warehouse, Juice is contacted by Roosevelt, who encourages Juice to steal a sample of the cocaine, after which Roosevelt holds the blackmail over Juice's head. Juice steals a brick but is unable to escape with it, and is caught by Miles, who threatens to inform the club. After a brief fight, Miles shoots Juice in the leg, and after a brief scramble on the ground, Juice shoots Miles in the face, then frames Miles for the theft. Unable to withstand the blackmail, Juice attempts to hang himself with a chain on a tree branch, but the branch breaks, leaving him with a bad bruise on his neck which is noticed by Chibs, who later shows it to Jax at the clubhouse. The information that Juice's father is black is revealed to the club. The members are upset by Juice's overreaction to such an old club rule and seem to shrug it off. Roosevelt later gives Juice the only file that contains information that his father is black.
In Season 5, angered by the death of his wife, Roosevelt strikes a deal with Jax, who agrees to turn over Frankie Diamonds (a traitor to SAMCRO) to Roosevelt as the rat at their table. SAMCRO is unable to reach Frankie first, which results in his death. Jax brings the body to Roosevelt, who says, "This was not our deal" and refuses to reveal the rat. Jax responds with, "I know Bobby didn't do it. Tig, Chibs, Happy—those guys would rather cut their hearts out than rat. That only leaves one guy, a guy who tried to hang himself a few months back." Jax confronts Juice, threatening to bring the murder of Miles and the deal with the police to the club unless he helps Jax reveal leverage to get Clay (who is ousted from the club) murdered. Juice fails in his first attempt, prompting a beating by Jax, but later helps pin the murder of Damon Pope on Clay. At the end of Season 5, Juice is saddened for turning on Clay, who believed Juice to be his only brother, but relieved at the prospect of Jax not ousting him from the club.
Rane Quinn (Rusty Coones) is the former president of the Nomad Charter. He appears in Season 5 to help track down one of his former Nomad soldiers, Frankie Diamonds. He appears in Season 6 as a patched-in member of SOA Indian Hills. Eventually, he patches into SAMCRO as one of the members Bobby recruited.
George "Ratboy" Skogstrom (Niko Nicotera) was originally introduced as a prospect during Season 4. In the episode "Brick," Filthy Phil and Ratboy are asked to guard cocaine bricks for SAMCRO and the Mayans. When one of the bricks goes missing, Filthy Phil and Ratboy are immediately suspected. Since they are not patched-in members, their credibility is low, and Filthy Phil and Ratboy are forced to play Russian roulette and sit in a room with the loaded gun in order to prove their loyalty to the club. They are later exonerated after Juice frames Miles for the theft.
In Season 6 Ratboy is sent with Tig, acting as a father and son, to a nazi farm to do some digging on the guys that cut up Unser. Using Darby as a tool for finding the farm Tig and Ratboy head in and earn the nazi trust . After both Juice and Darby are caught waiting outside the farm and brought to it at gunpoint, Ratboy thinks fast and takes a hostage allowing everyone to escape before dumping the hostage off the truck.
While the club is heading through Edan Ratboy holds onto the clubs guns in a van. When the other members are pulled over by some Edan cops and a chase scene breaks Ratboy opens the van door and drives along next to Juice allowing him to dive from the stolen police bike he took into the van.
In the episode Sweet and Vaded, Ratboy becomes a fully patched SAMCRO member.
Allesandro Montez (Jacob Vargas) is a former member of the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club's Reno, NV chapter. He patches into SAMCRO during Season 6 as one of the members Bobby recruited.
Orlin West (Douglas Bennett) is a former member of the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club's Reno, NV chapter. He patches into SAMCRO during Season 6 as one of the members Bobby recruited.
Lenny "The Pimp" Janowitz (Sonny Barger) is an imprisoned member of the club, convicted of murdering three ATF agents. He is a member of the First 9. His connections with the Russian mob help the club get in contact with Victor Putlova to discuss a deal to have the Russians hand over Jimmy O. to the Sons.
Prospects are men who are not yet fully inducted into the club and must prove their worth before they become full members. Prospects must be sponsored into the club by members, then unanimously voted by the current members of the club, then serve a one-year prospecting period, in order to attain fully patched membership status. Prospects are not allowed to vote on club decisions and generally do not sit at the table unless they are personally involved in a situation, as when Half-Sack sits at the table during discussion of how to deal with Cherry after she is arrested by the ATF. Prospects are also utilized by the club during wartime or as muscle back-up. Prospects generally are kept out of the loop regarding the club's dealings, but can be deemed trustworthy to help out the club when needed, such as guarding a shipment without knowing the contents.
At the beginning of the show, SAMCRO only has Half-Sack going through a prospect period. After Half-Sack's death, the club votes in three new prospects, including Phillip "Filthy Phil" Russell (Christopher Reed), Shepard (Leo Fitzpatrick), and Eric Miles (Frank Potter). In "Lochan Mor," a terrified Shepard quits his prospect position after he witnesses Hector Salazar attack Lumpy's gym. Later in the Season 3 finale, Filthy Phil and Miles follow behind the armored car carrying the imprisoned SAMCRO members and honk the horns on their bikes to let them know that Jimmy O. and Stahl are finally dead. In the episode "Out," Filthy Phil is still a prospect, but Miles has been patched into the club.
Two new prospects are introduced briefly, Chris "V-Lin" Von Lin (Walter Wong) and George "Ratboy" Skogstrom (Niko Nicotera). In the episode "Brick," Filthy Phil and Ratboy are asked to guard cocaine bricks for SAMCRO and the Mayans. When one of the bricks goes missing, Filthy Phil and Ratboy are immediately suspected. Since they are not patched-in members, their credibility is low, and Filthy Phil and Ratboy are forced to play Russian roulette and sit in a room with the loaded gun in order to prove their loyalty to the club. They are later exonerated after Juice frames Miles for the theft. V-Lin and Phil are both shot and killed by Galen O'Shay in Season 6, Episode 4.
Clarence "Clay" Morrow (Ron Perlman), Jax's stepfather, is the former president of SAMCRO and the youngest original member of the club. He has been married to Gemma since the death of her first husband, John Teller, in 1993. Clay has been struggling with his age and developing arthritis, frequently allowing Jax to handle some SAMCRO affairs. According to Gemma, Clay has spent time in prison (as did her first husband). Clay is eventually voted out of the club after revealing all that he has done to them. After Jax badly beats, he is last seen with Happy removing his SAMCRO tattoos on his back and arm by smudging them over with ink. In Season 6, Clay is in prison after being framed for the murder of Damon Pope. He assists Otto in the murder of Lee Toric. Jax finally kills Clay in Season 6, as voted by the club.
GoGo (Chris Browning), a Nomad who comes to Charming, appears in Season 5 and is voted into the club when the Nomad charter closes. He, Frankie, and Greg the Peg are working for Clay and are behind the breakins and attacks. GoGo is killed by Unser with a double-barrel shotgun when he and Greg the Peg go to kill Unser, unaware that Clay is there and has double-crossed them.
Greg the Peg (Kurt Yaeger) A Nomad who is missing a leg, he comes to Charming and appears in Season 5, voted into the club when the Nomad charter closes. He, Frankie, and GoGo are working for Clay and are behind the breakins and attacks. Greg the Peg is killed when Clay shoots him in the head with his pistol, when he and GoGo go to kill Unser, unaware that Clay is there and has double-crossed them.
Frankie Diamonds (Chuck Zito), a New York Nomad who comes to Charming, appears in Season 5 and is voted into the club when the Nomad charter closes. He, GoGo, and Greg the Peg work for Clay and are behind the attacks and breakins. Frankie kidnaps Nero (Jimmy Smits), and requests $200,000 from the club from the "cartel money." Nero hands over $130,000 in cash and a couple of "nice watches" as payment, in an effort to get Frankie to leave. Frankie shoots Opie's wife Lyla, and takes Chibs as a hostage. He eventually leaves Charming with Mafia protection. Through their connections to the Cacuzza crime family, the club manages to track him to a safehouse. Clay and Juice arrive first and get into a shootout with Frankie, which Clay ends by crashing the van into the gas tank outside, blowing up the house. Jax and the others arrive and hold Frankie at gunpoint. However, the Mafia don comes in and guns Frankie down for killing one of his men.
Kyle Hobart (Brian Van Holt) is excommunicated from the club after abandoning Opie during an arson job, leading to Opie's five-year incarceration. With Clay's blessing, he returns to Charming to see his teenage son, Charlie Hobart (William F. Nicol), and ends up trying to offer SAMCRO a business deal involving stolen goods to serve as repayment for his past mistake. Opie confronts Kyle and the two settle their beef, but Kyle has failed to perform the club mandate to remove his Sons of Anarchy back tattoo, so he is given a choice of removal methods ("fire or knife?"). Choosing fire, the tattoo is burned off Kyle's back with a cutting torch. He loses consciousness during the process, and it is unknown if Kyle is still alive after being left on the steps of St. Thomas Hospital, where his ex-wife, April Hobart (Liane Curtis) is waiting to aid him after being tipped off by Gemma that Kyle would likely need medical care.
Herman Kozik (Kenny Johnson) was a member of the Tacoma chapter of the Sons of Anarchy, a former U.S. Marine and ex-junkie. He first appears in the Season 2 episode "The Culling," where he provides extra muscle when the Charming clubhouse is on lockdown. He appears again in the Season 3 premiere at Half-Sack's wake, where he tells Clay and Bobby that he wants to return to the Charming chapter. When Kozik shows up at SAMCRO with transfer papers, Tig vetos the vote due to lack of trust. Kozik decides to stick around to earn Tig's trust. He and Piney lure the Mayans' heroin shipment into SAMCRO's hands after flattening the van's tire. Later, he and Tig sneak into St. Thomas to silence the Calaveras member from the drive-by as part of SAMCRO's new deal with the Mayans.
Kozik has a contentious relationship with Tig and, in Episode 3.8, Tig states that the contention involves a female from both of their pasts. When Tara Knowles and Margaret Murphy are taken hostage, Kozik proves to be useful. When Salazar demands that the club kill Marcus Alvarez, Kozik is the one who convinces Alvarez to play along to help buy time so SAMCRO can find a way to get the women back. Following Tara's rescue, Tig once again votes against Kozik's transfer. The "woman" from both of their pasts was a female dog named Missy.
In Season 4, Kozik is patched into SAMCRO after Tig goes to Stockton Prison, a fact Tig happily accepts upon being released. He is killed in the episode "Call of Duty" when he steps on a land mine that explodes while he is fighting rival drug cartel Lobos Sonora.
Eric Miles (Frank Potter) is the newest patched-in member of the Redwood Original Charter of Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club. He is introduced in the episode "The Push" as a prospect. Miles assists the club with tasks such as cleaning the clubhouse, providing backup when they break into Salazar's house, and watching Gemma to make sure she doesn't leave the clubhouse when she is hiding from the law. In the episode "NS," Miles and fellow prospect Filthy Phil ride behind the prison van transporting some members of SAMCRO to jail. When news hits that Jimmy O. and Stahl have been killed, they honk their horns to let the members know that the plan was a success.
Miles later accompanies Filthy Phil to Gemma's house to give Gemma a letter from Jax which details the plans that the club uses to execute Jimmy O. and Stahl. When the SAMCRO members are release from prison 14 months later, Miles has been patched into the club. Miles is seen as the low man on the totem pole and is still bullied by the other club members, who make him do simple tasks such as driving the tow truck or Happy making him clean up after his pancake mess.
Miles is convinced by Opie to vote yes on transporting drugs for the Galindo Cartel. In the episode "With an X," Miles is one of the suspects after the brick of cocaine is stolen. Because he is a patched-in member, the club believes that he is not involved in the theft. In order to appease the Mayans, Happy pretends to bash Miles' hand with a hammer inside a closed room. When Juice tries to put the brick of cocaine back, Miles catches him with the brick in his pants. A fight ensues between the two men, with Miles shooting Juice once in the leg. Juice grabs Miles' gun and shoots him through the head, killing him. As a result, Miles is framed for the theft of the cocaine. The club strips Miles of his patch and buries him in a shallow, unmarked grave.
In Season 5, Juice confesses the truth about Miles to Clay. Later, Jax finds out the truth about Miles, then uses this information to get Juice to find Clay's legal documents. Jax tells Juice that if he can't find the documents, he will reveal his secret to the rest of the club.
—The text on John's tombstone
John Thomas "J.T." Teller (May 5, 1940 – November 13, 1993) (voiced by Nicholas Guest) founded the Sons of Anarchy with Piney Winston and was the club's first president. He was Gemma's first husband and they had two children together, Jax and Tommy. Thomas "Tommy" Teller (January 8, 1984 – April 4, 1990), died from a congenital heart defect at only six years old.
In 1993 John was hit by a semi-truck and died two days later of his injuries. Before his death, he wrote a manuscript called The Life and Death of Sam Crow: How the Sons of Anarchy Lost Their Way. The manuscript quotes many Beat poets and writers, espousing a 1960s ideology of fighting for freedom, but not for material goods. Jax finds a copy of this book and another copy is given to Piney, whom John calls his oldest, dearest and wisest friend. At the conclusion of Season 1, Piney gives his copy of the manuscript to Jax during the funeral of Opie's wife Donna while Jax is sitting on Tommy Teller's grave.
In Season 2, Gemma tells Jax that, after Tommy's death, John became lost. She suspects that John's death was not an accident, implying that it may have been a suicide.
In Season 3, it is revealed that John is the father of Belfast resident and Real IRA affiliate Maureen Ashby's daughter Trinity, a fact of which neither Gemma, nor Jax, nor even Trinity herself, were aware.
While in Ireland, John became good friends with Father Kellan Ashby. Following Jimmy O.'s attack on the Ashby residence, Father Ashby attempts to defend John's life choices to Gemma. However, Gemma angrily states to Ashby that, while John was in Ireland with his mistress, his son Tommy was dying of his heart defect back in Charming. Ashby tells Jax that one of John's wishes was for his sons not to get caught up in the outlaw lifestyle that is part of being a member of the SOA. Maureen Ashby later looks at a letter from John Teller in which he states his frustrations with his life in Charming and his fear that his wife Gemma and his friend Clay Morrow were getting close. In the finale, Tara reads his letters to his mistress Maureen Ashby, who hid them in Jax's belongings, hoping he would gain insight into who his father really was. He makes it clear that he knows Gemma and Clay are together, that he does not belong in the club, and that he highly suspects he will be killed soon and the perpetrators will be Gemma and Clay.
In the Season 4 premiere, Jax tells Tara about his desire to get out of the club and she mentions that John had the same desire. Jax believes that his father was a coward because, if he really wanted to get out of SAMCRO, he would have just done it. In the episode "Brick," it was revealed through conversations with Clay, Gemma, and Unser that Tara's suspicions that John's death wasn't an accident were confirmed as true. Clay admits that he killed John Teller because John wanted to get out of the gun running business, and Gemma and Unser either directly or complicitly helped Clay with the deed. Clay is afraid of what the letters contained because, if Jax finds out that Clay killed John, he would cut off his head and put it on the "reaper pole."
Harry "Opie" Winston (Ryan Hurst), the son of SAMCRO co-founder Piney, a member of SAMCRO, and best friend of Jax since childhood. Opie's mother took him away from Piney and Charming when he was 16, but he left her and returned to his father and the club.
In Season 1, Opie is paroled from a five-year stay in prison following his conviction for a botched arson job with ex-member Kyle Hobart. Struggling to support his family, he faces conflicting pressure from his wife Donna, who wants him to leave the club, and from SOA members, who want him to participate in their frequently illegal activities. Facing a deteriorating marriage, he participates in all of SOA's activities, to end the "half in-half out" mentality. In an attempt to take down SAMCRO, June Stahl sets him up as a snitch against the club, and Clay charges Tig with the task of assassinating him. Unable to shoot Opie face-to-face, Tig targets his truck, accidentally killing Donna instead.
In Season 2, Opie still suffers from depression following Donna's death, making him very emotionally distant from his children. He eventually starts a relationship with a porn star named Lyla, who is also a single parent. When a guilt-ridden Tig finally reveals that he accidentally killed Donna, Opie's anger comes full-circle but he manages to handle himself well, forgiving Tig and Clay for the good of the club and agreeing to join with Jax in removing the club from Clay's brutal tendencies. He persuades Clay to forgive both Chibs and Piney for transgressions against the club—Chibs for considering a deal with Agent Stahl and Piney for attempting to kill Clay in retribution for Donna.
In Season 3, Opie experiences relationship trouble with Lyla, uncomfortable with her porn-star lifestyle. When Lyla and her porn star friends are entertaining businessmen for a deal between SAMCRO and the Triads, Opie starts a fight with the man Lyla is pleasuring and loses the club a crucial payment.
In the Season 3 finale, Opie and Lyla announce they are getting married. After the ATF arrests some of the members of SAMCRO, Opie, Chibs, Piney and Kozik ambush Stahl and Jimmy after a setup. Chibs executes Jimmy by giving him a Glasgow smile and stabbing him in the chest while Opie sits Stahl in the front seat of car and he sits behind her. Opie forces her to place her hands on the wheel while she pleads with him, telling him he had sympathy before. He tells her "this is what she [Donna, his wife] felt" before he shoots her in the back of the head with a MAC-10.
In Season 4, Opie has worked with Chibs, Piney and Kozik in holding SAMCRO together with the other members in prison and establishing the updated supply line of Irish weaponry. He and Lyla marry in the season premiere. When trying to track Georgie Caruso for Luann's murder, he gets to Lyla's dressing room and discovers that she has been using birth control and morning-after pills, which infuriates him as she has been denying him a child. This ultimately leads Opie to ease his sorrows with Ima.
In "Call of Duty," Opie finds his father shot to death and is told by Unser that Clay killed him, setting Opie on a course for revenge. Opie shows up at the clubhouse and shoots Clay twice in the abdomen to avenge his father's death. Clay survives and, before he can kill Clay, Jax shoots him in the arm. Unser and Rat are instructed by Jax to cover the truth while he gets Opie out. Opie makes it clear that he will kill Clay but, nonetheless, he agrees with Jax's suggestion to hide at the cabin for the time being.
In the Season 5 premiere, it is revealed that Opie did not accept the vice president patch. Opie is later visited by Clay, who tells Opie to not let his hatred for him affect Opie's relationship with Jax. Opie goes to see Lyla, telling her that he is going out of town and needs her to watch the kids. Opie goes to the clubhouse at the same time Jax, Tig, and Chibs are being arrested on murder charges. Opie punches Roosevelt so he can accompany them to prison to help protect them. Pope forces Jax to have one of his members fight to the death in prison. Tig volunteers, only to be told that Pope wants him alive so he will suffer in prison for the rest of his life. Jax knows that Opie wants out of the club, so he decides to set things up so that Opie will be the one Pope will kill. Jax is alone in a cell with Opie when a guard tells him what Pope wants, one of the sons to be killed, although Jax already knows this - he just wants the guard to say it so Opie will hear. He tells Opie he doesn't know what to do, how to get them all out alive. He knows Opie will not allow Jax to be killed. When Jax says he will volunteer himself, Opie predictably won't let him and puts himself in instead. Opie puts up a tough fight, but is eventually overcome. Opie is beaten to death with a lead pipe while Jax, Chibs & Tig have no choice but to watch their brother be killed.
"Big Otto" Delaney (Kurt Sutter), was born in Colma, California on September 29, 1963, and was a member of the Sons of Anarchy's Charming chapter. He was imprisoned in Stockton state prison on charges of second-degree murder and vehicle theft, but is still in contact with the club. He is a powerful man on the inside and is the leader of the "Big House Crew," a gang made up of imprisoned Sons of Anarchy members.
His "old lady" is Luann (now deceased) with whom he was deeply in love. Otto has Luann's name tattooed on his left arm.
In Season 2, Otto is ambushed by inmates affiliated with the Aryan Brotherhood, at Ethan Zobelle's command. After he is beaten up, Squirrel, the Aryan in charge of the attack, gouges Otto's good eye out with a broken mop handle (declaring "Beating was from the League! This is from me!"). The attack leaves Otto with only 10% vision.
Otto suffers further when Jax tells him that Luann was murdered, possibly by rival pornography producer Georgie Caruso. Squirrel, while in the prison's reading room, is attacked and beaten into submission by SAMCRO sympathizers. Otto stabs Squirrel in the neck with a screwdriver, killing him (whispering "Beating was from SAMCRO. This is from me!").
Otto is released from lock-down in the Season 3 finale and, at SAMCRO's request, asks Lenny "The Pimp" Janowitz, another imprisoned SOA member, for information on Jimmy O. and the Russians. Otto is being charged with murdering Squirrel, and he believes the case against him is too strong to successfully defend. Otto has no chance to plead down, especially in light of a correctional report that states that Otto "continues to show a pattern of aggressive behavior," as well as his public defender who "does not speak very good English." However, Otto is sure he will be sentenced to death and, by the time the SAMCRO members facing prison are arraigned and sent to jail, Otto will be on death row.
In Season 4, Otto is still alive, but in solitary confinement. On the day of SAMCRO's release, Otto receives a razor blade hidden in his breakfast egg and slices his wrist, which turns out to be a plan set up by SAMCRO as a guard slipped a scalpel to Otto, who proceeds to kill the Russian mobster who tried to kill Jax in prison.
Otto is met by U.S. attorney Lincoln Potter and shown proof that Luann was with Bobby prior to her death, suggesting that "the person having sex with the victim is most likely the perpetrator." While Otto believes the tests, he cannot believe Bobby killed Luann. He contacts Gemma so that the club can exact vengeance and kill Luann's murderer, prompting the club to look for Georgie Caruso.
The club ultimately decides to spare Georgie's life so they can use his billionaire contacts to end Charming Heights. Bobby visits Otto to tell him what happened, apologizing for being with Luann but claiming there was no love between them and Luann did, indeed, love Otto. When Otto asks if they killed Luann's murderer, Bobby lies to him and says yes.
Otto is again approached by Lincoln Potter, who hopes to turn him against SAMCRO, claiming Otto has suffered more for the club than any other imprisoned member. Otto's original six-year sentence has been extended to 30 years and he is currently on death row for killing Squirrel. Otto reaches out to Potter, offering to provide him with information about the club's criminal activities if Lenny "The Pimp" is allowed to receive visitations, if Otto's execution date is accelerated, and most notably, if Otto is permitted to tell Bobby that Otto did, indeed, sell the club out. While initially distrustful of Otto's intentions in seeking more freedom for Lenny, Potter eventually agrees, and arranges the meeting between Otto and Bobby. Otto makes it clear to Bobby how much he has lost on behalf of the club, and reveals he has given him up.
In Season 5, Otto is still alive as the feds need him for their RICO case. Tara manages to get to him through a job at Stockton. She tries to get him to retract his statement, telling him that the Club wasn't responsible for what happened to Luann, but he shuts her out. She comes back and gives him some perfume that Luann used to wear and he breaks down crying. Tara says that what happened to Luann is not the only reason he wants to die, but guilt over betraying the club. Tara and Otto meet again with Otto agreeing to retract his RICO statement in exchange for Tara bringing him a gold crucifix that Luann had. She gets it for him, but he instead gets free of his restraints, disables a man, and stabs a nurse to death with the crucifix stating "Sons live, Redwood bleeds" before being dragged away by guards. With this act, the feds must throw out his testimony, but officials will find out Tara gave him the "murder weapon" and charge her as an accessory to the murder, hurting Jax, hence Otto's words.
Otto is later visited by former U.S. Marshal Lee Toric, brother of the nurse Otto killed, who threatens Otto that he "will live the most excruciatingly painful months of his miserable sick life" before leaving. When Otto is called to give on his testimony, he gruesomely commits to the club by biting his tongue off, and throwing it at Lee.
At the beginning of Season 6, Otto has survived his self-mutilation (although he can no longer speak intelligibly). In retaliation, Toric makes sure Otto (now in solitary confinement) is anally raped every morning by one or more prisoners escorted by prison guards. In the episode "Wolfsangel," Toric brings Clay to Otto in the infirmary, in intense physical pain from the rapes, to convince him to turn. Clay hugs Otto, slipping him a shank in the process, and tells him "No more brother." When Toric returns and tries to get information from Otto, he writes an insult to Toric's sister and starts stabbing him. Surrounded by armed guards, Otto slits Toric's throat and is gunned down, ending his suffering.
Phillip "Filthy Phil" Russell (Christopher Reed) becomes a patched member in Season 5. He participates in more jobs in Season 4. In one job, he must guard a shipment of cocaine at the command of the Galindo Cartel. He and V-Lin defend the Teller-Morrow Garage after members from the Lobo Sonora cartel attack and shoot one of the attackers, making him fall from the vehicle. He later protects Tara at the hospital and at her home after the hit on her ordered by Clay. He eventually tracks Wendy's location after her return at Jax's command.
As of Season 5, he has been patched in and is driving a truck with SAMCRO's guns when it is attacked by the One-Niners, setting the truck on fire. He survives with only visible injuries on the left side of his face. In the fourth episode of Season 6, he and V-Lin are killed by Galen O'Shay. Their bodies are dismembered with a saw by the Irish as a sign of disrepect to SAMCRO. When the club finds them, their cuts are ceremoniously burned with their bodies and buried.
Piermont "Piney" Winston (William Lucking) was a co-founder of SAMCRO and father of Opie Winston. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and must carry an oxygen tank with him at all times due to emphysema. He was upset with the direction in which the club was going, especially after Donna's death. In the Season 1 finale, it is revealed that he was given a copy of John Teller's manuscript, which he passed on to Jax at Donna's funeral.
Piney threatens Clay that if he doesn't close the cartel deal and get out of the drug business, he will disclose JT's letters to the club, revealing Clay's true character (or lack thereof). Clay goes to the cabin where Piney is secluding himself, and demands the letters. Piney tells Clay they aren't there, and Clay suspects out loud that Tara has them. Piney asks Clay to not get Tara involved, and Clay replies "too late" before shooting him at point-blank range in the chest with his shotgun. Before leaving the cabin, Clay checks to be sure Piney is dead, and uses his finger to grab some of Piney's blood to mark the wall with "LS" an attempt to make Piney's death look like a hit by rival drug cartel Lobos Sonora, with which SAMCRO has been in conflict.
"Uncle" Jury (Michael Shamus Wiles) is the head of the friendly Devil's Tribe Motorcycle Club in Indian Hills, Nevada. Jury and John Teller served together in the same platoon in Vietnam and remained close friends afterwards. (Jax said, "My dad saved his ass in Tây Ninh. He owes the Tellers a chit.") After the Devil's Tribe is patched over, Jury becomes head of the Sons of Anarchy Indian Hills Nevada chapter.
"The First 9" refers to co-founders John Teller and Piermont "Piney" Winston, plus the first seven members of the Sons of Anarchy. Lenny "The Pimp" Janowitz is the only First 9 member still alive. John Teller died in a motorcycle accident in 1993 (as planned by Clay), former SAMBEL president Keith McGee was executed by Clay Morrow in Belfast, Northern Ireland, for betraying the club, and Piermont "Piney" Winston was killed by a shotgun wound to the chest, also by Clay, when Piney threatened to reveal John Teller's incriminating letters to the rest of the Sons of Anarchy. The other four First 9 members are Wally Grazer, Thomas "Uncle Tom" Whitney, Chico Villenueva,Otto "Li'l Killer" Moran. At this point, Clay has now killed three of the SOA's First 9 members, including both of the original co-founders.
Keith McGee (Andy McPhee) was the president of the Sons of Anarchy Belfast chapter (SAMBEL) in Northern Ireland and a member of the First 9. The Belfast charter helps the True IRA directly with muscle and has been mentioned by Jimmy O. as being the right hand of the True IRA there. He was married to Maureen Ashby. After finding out that Abel is in Belfast, Clay neglects to contact McGee because he feels that McGee may be part of the conspiracy. In actuality, McGee is fully aware of Jimmy O.'s plans for SAMCRO and he and Liam O'Neill are directly involved. Liam does not trust McGee, because he feels that McGee's loyalty to the SOA and the First 9 is stronger than his loyalty to the IRA. McGee is nearly killed by the explosive-laden gun shipment that is meant to take out SAMCRO.
Following the botched bombing, McGee confronts O'Neill about his involvement in the bombing and tells him to go into hiding. Clay and SAMCRO are able to extract information from O'Neill's girlfriend Cherry and they find out O'Neill's whereabouts. McGee tags along, but hangs back so he can call and warn O'Neill that SAMCRO is coming. SAMCRO catches O'Neill at his warehouse hideout and Sean Casey tortures him for information about his ties to Jimmy O'Phelan. Liam breaks under the pain and confesses that he and McGee are working for Jimmy O., whose men attack the warehouse, but Jimmy is able to get away. SAMCRO corners McGee on the roof of the warehouse, where he tells Clay that he betrayed the club for money from Jimmy O. Clay takes McGee's kutte, hugs him and kisses him on the cheek, and then executes him for his betrayal by pushing him off the roof. The patches on McGee's kutte are removed and the kutte itself is left to burn in a barrel. Before leaving Belfast, Clay gives McGee's First 9 patch to McGee's widow Maureen.
Liam O'Neill (Arie Verveen) was a member of the Belfast charter of the Sons of Anarchy for 10 years and was in a relationship with Cherry. O'Neill, along with Keith McGee, is secretly working for Jimmy O'Phelan. Liam O'Neill first appears in the episode "Caregiver," along with McGee, to ask Maureen if she knows anything about the whereabouts of Jax's son.
In his second appearance, Jimmy O. has O'Neill tell Jax over the phone that Abel is not in Belfast. When SAMCRO arrives in Belfast, they still find O'Neill untrustworthy despite McGee's statements to the contrary. O'Neill does not trust McGee as far as being involved with the IRA. Because McGee is a member of the First 9, O'Neill feels that he may have been more loyal to the SOA than the IRA. When SAMCRO tags along with SAMBEL on a protection run for a gun shipment, O'Neill leads them into an ambush by the state police but, for some reason, the police let SAMCRO go. O'Neill's back-up plan is to secretly bomb a gun shipment that SAMCRO is protecting. While he is able to detonate the bomb without raising any suspicion, the plan ultimately fails as all SAMCRO members survive without any serious injuries, while five SAMBEL members, including Chibs' nephew Padraic Telford, are killed. Knowing he is the prime suspect in the bombing, O'Neill goes on the run. He is ultimately captured by SAMCRO, brutally tortured for information about Jimmy O'Phelan, and eventually shot to death by Jax for his betrayal to the club.
Seamus Ryan (Darin Heames) is the current president of SAMBEL. McGee was the original SAMBEL president and Ryan was the SAMBEL vice president during the betrayals and executions of McGee and Sergeant-at-Arms Liam O'Neill. After McGee and O'Neill are executed, Ryan is tapped as president.
Following SAMCRO's arrival in Ireland, in an attempt to bring back Abel, several additional members of the Belfast chapter have appeared on the scene, including Luther Barkwill (Dominic Keating), Geezer (Jason McDonald), and Scrum (Darren Keefe).
Armando (Lobo Sebastian), president of the Sons of Anarchy Tucson chapter (SAMTAZ) in Tucson, Arizona, was beheaded by a cartel. The rest of his body was discovered in the back of a truck by the Sons of Anarchy and the Mayans, and his body was sent back to his club in Tucson, along with his head.
Benny (Rolando Molina), the Sergeant-at-Arms for the Tucson chapter, was kicked out with vice president Huff for blackmailing a fellow member, Reggie, and murdering another member in order to cover up an non-club-sanctioned meth cook shop.
Huff (Brian Goodman), the vice president of the Tucson chapter, was kicked out for blackmailing a fellow member, Reggie, and murdering another member in order to cover up an non-club-sanctioned meth cook shop.
Reggie (John Bishop), a member of the Sons of Anarchy Tucson chapter (SAMTAZ) in Tucson, Arizona, was caught by former vice president Huff sleeping with another member's wife. Huff used this information to blackmail Reggie in order to cover up a non-club-sanctioned meth cook shop and the murder of another member, who happened to be Reggie's sponsor.
The Tacoma chapter's president is Lee "Hamco" Staskunas, while other, still unseen, members include Bowie, Donut, and Lorca.
The yet-to-be-named president of the Oregon chapter (Joe Rose) has made one appearance, as have Reno chapter members Montez (Jacob Vargas) and West (Douglas Bennet), and a yet-to-be-named nomad member (Eric "Mancow" Muller). Additional members of various Sons of Anarchy chapters, played by uncredited extras and stunt actors, are seen as background characters throughout the series. Among them are various Nomads seen with Happy while attacking Darby's meth lab, and the members of various other chapters attending Donna's and Half-Sack's funerals.
Wendy Case (Drea de Matteo) is Jax Teller's ex-wife and the biological mother of Abel Teller. Wendy intentionally became pregnant in hopes that it would keep Jax with her. She is a drug addict who used methamphetamine during her pregnancy, which nearly killed Abel, who was born 10 weeks premature with a hereditary heart malfunction and a hole in his stomach.
After learning the cause of her grandson's birth defects, Gemma hides a drug-filled syringe in Wendy's Bible and returns it to her with instructions to commit suicide via an overdose, threatening that if Wendy does not obey, Gemma will use her ex-daughter-in-law's drug addiction to ensure that she never has any contact with Abel. Wendy overdoses in her hospital bed but survives, refusing to say that Gemma supplied her with the drugs. Wendy goes into rehab and spends time in a sober living facility. She longs to reunite with Jax, believing that the stability of her family would assist in her recovery. Gemma, intent on destroying her son's relationship with Tara, promises to help Wendy reunite with Jax.
After a rift develops between Tara and Jax, and Donna Winston is murdered, Jax and Wendy sleep together. She returns in Season 4 and visits Tara in her hospital room. Wendy reminds Tara that she is Abel's mother and, while she may no longer have the right to raise him, she has the right to know him. She goes to Jax and Tara's house to see Abel. Finding Gemma in his room, Wendy informs her that she has not only been sober for two years, but has received her BA and is now a substance abuse counselor. Gemma agrees to let Wendy see Abel, but under her terms.
Jax confronts Wendy at her job and tells her that Abel does not know who she is, and he doesn't want her in Abel's life. Wendy responds that Jax is a convicted felon, and says that if she doesn't get to be part of Abel's life, she will sue for custody. She later meets with Tara, who tells her that she (Tara) might need to leave Charming for a job in Oregon, and wants Wendy to be in line to take care of Abel if something happens to her and Jax. Wendy is subsequently kidnapped by the GIRA (vengeful over the Galindo Cartel stealing their guns), in turn revealing Abel's kidnapping from Season 3 to her. She is retrieved by Jax, but says that she will go to the police and reveal her own kidnapping, as well as Abel's, to get him away from them. Jax goes to meet with her at her apartment, where he overpowers her and injects her with heroin to destroy her credibility.
Cherry (Taryn Manning) is a girl from Indian Hills, Nevada, whose real name is Rita Zambell. After leaving her abusive husband and burning down their condo, she aligns herself with the Devil's Tribe (a friendly independent motorcycle club now patched over to the Sons of Anarchy) and calls herself "Cherry" (after her beloved dead dog), posing as a "hangaround." She takes an interest in Half-Sack when SAMCRO comes to visit, but sleeps with Clay, who wants to punish Half-Sack for voicing his sexual attraction to Gemma.
Cherry comes to Charming looking for Half-Sack and begins dating him after obtaining permission from Gemma and clearing up what happened between her and Clay at the Devil's Tribe patch over party. While investigating the club, Agent Stahl learns of Cherry's crimes in Nevada and tries to use the crimes as leverage to make her "rat out" SAMCRO. Jax breaks her out and helps her escape California after she makes love one last time to Half-Sack.
In Season 3, Cherry is staying with McGee and his wife, working in their store in Belfast. After McGee's wife tells Cherry to contact Gemma, Cherry is heartbroken to hear of Half-Sack's death. She was the old lady of Liam O'Neill, Sergeant-at-Arms of the Belfast chapter before his death.
In Season 2, an ATF raid causes Luann to lose her studio and performers to a rival pornographer, and Otto asks SAMCRO to help her. Jax helps get the performers back and sets up Luann in one of SAMCRO's warehouses, thus giving SAMCRO a stake in her business. Despite Luann's protests, Clay gives Bobby a job as a bookkeeper in her company. Bobby discovers that Luann is skimming money from the business but, in order to keep him quiet, she performs sexual favors for him.
Luann Delaney is found beaten to death at the end of the Season 2 episode "Pot Latch." She is suspected to have been killed by Georgie Caruso (Tom Arnold), the rival pornographer. In Season 4, the Assistant U.S. Attorney Lincoln Potter, posing as the sheriff, informs Big Otto of Bobby's semen on Luann's corpse. Big Otto, in his grief, to exact his vengeance, asks SAMCRO to find the killer. SAMCRO catches Caruso and he gives up, offering anything to save his own life. Clay decides that his business contacts (old Japanese money) are worth sparing his life. Bobby lies to Otto, telling him SAMCRO took care of Georgie.
Dr. Tara Knowles-Teller (Maggie Siff) is Jax's main love interest. In Season 5, Jax and Tara become husband and wife. She is the mother of his son Thomas and step-mother to Abel. Tara was Jax's high-school sweetheart and, during this time, she got a special crow/heart tattoo on her lower back to signify that she was an "old lady" of a club member (Jax). Tara left town when Jax was 19, trying to get away from small-town life and the heavy-handed influence of the club. She moved back to Charming after becoming a doctor and now works as a pediatric resident at the local hospital, St. Thomas.
Tara initially lived in her childhood home, which was left to her by her father when he died. However, by the end of Season 3, she was exclusively living at Jax's house. Tara is a capable physician and often tends to Abel during the infant's hospitalization. Tara has also secretly helped out various club members and SAMCRO family by tending to their wounds after they have been injured. She also provided emergency medical care to Cameron Hayes after he was shot during an attempt on Clay's life.
When Tara left the club life and Charming, she hurt Jax and the family, causing Gemma to hold a deep resentment against her. After Gemma's rape in Season 2, their relationship improved after Tara's vow to keep the incident a secret from the rest of the club, as well as her continued moral and medical support. Tara becomes pregnant with Thomas in Season 2, although it was not revealed until Season 3. Early on in Season 3, Jax, emotionally scarred, sleeps with Ima and tries pushing Tara away in a misguided effort to protect her. At the end of Season 3, they reconcile after Tara is abducted and assaulted by SAMCRO enemy Hector Salazar.
Tara is the one who finds letters that John Teller wrote before his death, expressing his fears and pain of living in Charming. John was allegedly killed by Gemma and Clay. In Season 4, Tara tries hard to make sure she and her family can leave SAMCRO and Charming once and for all, as she begins to grow more distrustful of the club life due to the increasing violence of the cartel war.
Tara is chosen for a transfer job in a hospital at Oregon. Assassins hired by Clay to kill Tara kidnap her, slamming her hand in a vehicle door, causing nerve damage and sabotaging the job transfer. The hospital in Oregon say they are willing to accept her, yet Gemma thwarts her plans, attempting to pull Jax deeper into the club. Gemma threatens Tara with the police, claiming that she will tell them that Tara was aware of Otto's plan to kill a Stockton nurse using the crucifix as a murder weapon (which Tara brings to him).
After Clay is jailed, Tara plans to leave Charming, but wants to leave Wendy as Abel's guardian in case anything happens. Before she and Jax can talk this over, they are interrupted by a knock on the door. The visitor is Sheriff Roosevelt, who states that Tara is under arrest for conspiracy to commit murder using the crucifix. Season 5 ends with Tara's arrest and Jax spiraling into depression.
Fiona Larkin (Bellina Logan) is Chibs' estranged wife, introduced in Season 2. Fiona first appears at Chibs' bedside when he is hospitalized after nearly being killed by a car bomb. Fiona's presence instantly makes it clear to the Sons that Real IRA member, Jimmy O'Phelan, is in Charming and that Chibs' life is in danger. Years before, Jimmy O'Phelan ran Chibs out of the Real IRA back in Belfast and subsequently began a relationship with Fiona and raised Chibs' daughter Kerrianne. The reason for Chibs' expulsion from the Real IRA is yet to be revealed.
When SAMCRO arrives in Belfast, Chibs is finally able to reunite with his family. The Sons learn that Fiona and Kerrianne are now under constant protection by the Real IRA because of the threat Jimmy O'Phelan poses to their safety. In the Season 3 finale, Chibs finally murders Jimmy, leaving him free to get his family back, but it is not yet known whether or not Fiona will move to California to be with Chibs, due to her IRA ties.
Precious Ryan (Eileen Grubba) is Bobby's ex-wife and mother of his son. She very much despises her former husband. Her current boyfriend, Sergio Coletti (Jeffrey Newman) is a bounty hunter who helps the club track down Cameron Hayes and Abel.
Gemma Teller-Morrow (Katey Sagal) is the queen of Charming under Clay's rule. A Machiavellian schemer and expert in psychological manipulation, Gemma is the wife of Clay Morrow and the widow of John Teller. Gemma is extremely protective of her son Jax and grandsons Abel and Thomas and longs for the day when Jax will, in her eyes, be ready to assume control of SAMCRO in order to ensure the organization's survival for another generation. She adores her husband, Clay, and does her best to make things work out his way.
Donna Lerner-Winston (Sprague Grayden) is Opie's wife and the mother of his two children. She doesn't trust SAMCRO after Opie serves extensive jail time for the club. Donna and Opie go through a difficult time in their marriage and come close to separating, but Donna has a change of heart after Opie is set up by ATF Agent June Stahl to appear to be an informant. Donna resolves her feelings and seems okay with Opie being a member of SAMCRO. However, the turnaround comes too late as Clay falls for Agent Stahl's deception. When Clay orders Tig to kill Opie in episode "The Sleep of Babies," Tig kills Donna by mistake. Opie finds out about Donna's murder near the end of Season 2 when Tig confesses to Opie out of guilt. In response, Opie beats Tig and later holds Stahl at gunpoint, but he shows mercy and allows her to live. Opie exacts his revenge in the Season 3 finale when he murders Stahl by shooting her in the back of the head as she sits in her car. The last words Stahl hears from Opie are, "This is what she felt."
Lyla Dvorak-Winston (Winter Ave Zoli), a porn star employed by Luann Delaney, is introduced in Season 2. She and Opie begin to grow close from the time they meet. A single parent like Opie, she helps him with his children. Opie's involvement with Lyla is not entirely welcome by some, particularly Gemma and Tara, who initially are unable to look past Lyla's profession.
In Season 3, Henry Lin asks Clay to provide escorts for a business party in exchange for cash and weapons. Lyla (as a favor for Opie and SAMCRO) rallies together her porn star friends. However, much to Opie's chagrin, she decides to perform because she wants to help SAMCRO. At the party, Opie keeps his cool until he sees Lyla take a businessman to a back room, prompting him to start a fight.
After SAMCRO goes to Belfast, Lyla tells Tara that she is pregnant with Opie's child and that she is secretly going to abort it. She says that while she loves Opie, she is not ready for another child and would rather continue her porn star career while she can. In the Season 3 finale, Opie proposes to Lyla, who excitedly says yes. In the beginning of season 4, she is still a porn star, but is only involved in girl on girl. Later, Lyla and Opie get married and they share a dance at the reception.
While visiting Lyla's porn site for business with SAMCRO, Opie finds Lyla's birth control in her dressing room. Angered and seeking comfort, Opie turns to Lyla's co-star Ima for a one-night stand. The next morning, Lyla discovers Ima leaving the clubhouse. The two exchange words and Ima pulls a gun on Lyla, endangering everyone present, including Gemma, Piney, Tara, and Jax's and Tara's infant son Thomas. Ima leaves without pulling the trigger and Lyla becomes extremely upset. Later, Opie confesses to finding Lyla's birth control and Lyla confesses to having aborted his child a year earlier. Opie is upset and walks away, stating that he would stay at the clubhouse and she needs to decide what she wants to do. Later Opie contacts her to find Georgie, where they have a brief talk, agreeing that their relationship cannot work as long as Opie still thinks about Donna.
In Season 5, Opie approaches Lyla, asking if she will watch over his children while he joins SAMCRO in county jail, handing her over $20,000 to help her out. After Opie is killed in jail, Lyla is heartbroken and worried about how she will be able to take care of Opie's children. Jax lets Lyla know that she has help through the entire Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club. After Opie's funeral, Lyla adopts Ellie and Kenny. She now works for Diosa International, which is managed by Nero Padilla.
Mary Winston (Julie Ariola) is Piney Winston's ex-wife and the mother of Opie. She moved away from Charming and took Opie with her after divorcing Piney. However, she returns to temporarily look after her grandchildren when Opie is arrested. She consoles the distraught Piney after Donna's murder.
In Season 2, Mary assumes a larger role by being the caretaker for her grandchildren, since Opie becomes emotionally distant after Donna's murder. However, this proves too much for her, so she drops the kids off with Opie and, taking all of her belongings, leaves Charming once again. Mary is last seen in the SAMCRO clubhouse, where all of the club members' relatives are staying for their safety. Mary has not made an appearance since the episode "The Culling."
Kerrianne Larkin-Telford (Q'orianka Kilcher) is the teenage daughter of Chibs Telford and Fiona Larkin, raised by Fiona and Jimmy O'Phelan. Having grown up in Belfast with Fiona and Jimmy, Kerrianne is not very close to Chibs, although Chibs loves his daughter very much, referring to Fiona and Kerrianne as "my girls." She does grow closer to Chibs while he is in Belfast. In the episode "Turas," she hugs Chibs, tells him that she loves him, and calls him "Dad." In the episode "Bainne," she celebrates Abel's safe return with the rest of the SAMCRO family.
Abel Teller is the son of Jax Teller and Wendy Case. Wendy purposely gets pregnant with Abel to try to hold onto Jax. However, she is unsuccessful, and Jax is largely absent during her pregnancy. When the baby trap fails to get Jax to stay with Wendy, she once again begins using drugs. Because she is pregnant during her drug use, Abel is born approximately 2 1/2 to 3 months prematurely, with cardiac and digestive system problems. Initially, it appears that Abel is not going to survive. However, Abel's life is saved during surgery and, after a long period in the neonatal intensive care unit at St. Thomas Hospital, he is removed from the incubation chamber and released from the hospital.
In Season 2, Abel's biological mother Wendy enters a sober living home and Abel is cared for by Gemma, Tara and Jax. Gemma hires a nanny, Nita, for extra help. In the Season 2 finale, a grief-stricken and enraged Cameron Hayes bursts into Jax and Tara's home and kidnaps Abel. Cameron flees to Ireland with the baby, putting him up for adoption. Married couple Katey and Mark Petrie adopt Abel. When Jax finally finds Abel, he watches him with his adoptive parents from a distance and has a mental conundrum about whether to retrieve his son or leave him to have a chance at living a normal life away from the violence and death of the club.
Jimmy O. ultimately kills the Petries and kidnaps Abel to use as leverage to get out of Belfast. In a Real IRA-sanctioned swap, Jimmy later returns Abel to Jax in exchange for a new hostage, Father Kellan Ashby. Upon Jax's return to Charming, Gemma hosts a big breakfast to celebrate both his safe return and Tara's pregnancy.
At the beginning of Season 4, after the 14-month time jump between seasons, Abel is now a toddler. Since his father Jax was sent to prison, he has been cared for by his step-mother Tara, and grandmother Gemma. In Season 5, Gemma, Abel and Thomas are in an accident when Gemma, at the moment under the influence of marijuana, drives her car off the road. Gemma is last seen unconscious with Thomas crying, while Abel is severely injured from a tree branch. He survives after spending a few days at the hospital.
Thomas Teller is the son of Jax Teller and Tara Knowles. The younger brother of Abel Teller, Thomas is named after Jax's deceased brother and Gemma's second son. By the end of Season 3, Tara is over eight weeks pregnant. At the beginning of Season 4, due to the 14-month time jump between seasons, baby Thomas is approximately six to seven months old. Since Jax was sent to prison, Thomas and his older brother have been raised by Tara, with added help from Gemma.
Dawn Trager (Rachel Miner) and Fawn Trager (Lexi Sakowitz) are the daughters of Alex "Tig" Trager and his ex-wife Colleen. Dawn appears in the episode "With An X." She comes to Charming trying to con Tig into giving her $12,000, claiming her sister Fawn Trager is suffering from bulimia and needs rehab. When Gemma and Bobby find out that Fawn is alright, they warn Tig that Dawn is lying to him, but he gives his daughter the money anyway. After killing Veronica Pope, daughter of ruthless criminal genius Damon Pope, Tig is captured and tied. Pope forces Tig to watch as he burns Dawn alive in front of Tig.
Ellie and Kenny Winston (Lela Jane Cortines and John Abendroth) are the daughter and son of Opie and Donna Winston. Following Donna's death, Opie has trouble coping with being a single parent, relying heavily on his mother Mary. When Lyla becomes part of Opie's life, the Winston family situation becomes much less strained. As of Season 5, Ellie and Kenny are now Lyla's children when she adopts them after of Opie's death.
David Hale (Taylor Sheridan) is the deputy chief of the Charming Police Department. Chief Unser nicknames him "Captain America" for his black and white views and squeaky clean image (prior to his involvement with L.O.A.N. and sexual encounter with an ATF agent), adherence to the law and, possibly, because of his square-jawed all-American looks. He is a native of Charming, California, who knew of SAMCRO while he was growing up and who delivered newspapers to the Teller household. His father is a county judge and a very powerful and wealthy man. David has an older brother, Jacob, Jr.. He is next in line for the job of chief once Wayne Unser retires. Unlike Unser, Hale wishes to purge the town of SAMCRO upon becoming police chief. Hale is killed in the Season 3 premiere when he is hit by a van that has just opened fire on the crowd in front of Half Sack's funeral.
Agent Joshua "Josh" Kohn (Jay Karnes) is a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent pretending to investigate SAMCRO. He and Dr. Tara Knowles dated in Chicago until he became threatening and she obtained a restraining order against him. Due to his persistent stalking of Tara and subtle threats against Abel, Jax hunts him down at Floyd's barber shop and beats him up. Kohn is arrested and sent back to Chicago to face charges. However, he returns, holds Tara captive and tries to rape her. Tara is able to get his gun and shoot him in the stomach, then calls Jax for help. Shortly after Jax arrives at her house, Kohn shouts insults at Tara. Jax takes the gun from Tara and shoots Kohn in the head. Jax later takes Kohn's body to the desert and burns it. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat called the character "terrifically creepy."
Agent Grad Nicholas (David Rees Snell) is an FBI agent assigned to investigate the SAMCRO's arms trafficking business. He works closely with Assistant U.S. Attorney Lincoln Potter, often by his side during various points in the investigation. The character's name is a reference to FX network executive Nicholas Grad.
Lincoln "Linc" Potter (Ray McKinnon) is an assistant U.S. attorney operating out of Charming, currently the head of a joint agency task force targeting the Sons of Anarchy's arms trafficking business under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. As part of his investigation, he planted an undercover FBI agent in Victor Putlova's Russian mob, who was executed along with several Russian gangsters by SAMCRO (unaware of his FBI connection) in retaliation for the attempted murder of Jax. He serves as the main antagonist during Season 4.
As the "successor" of previous law enforcement antagonist June Stahl, he resorts to any means to achieve his goals, no matter how dirty. He is extremely manipulative, cornering Juice at the expense of threatening to reveal Juice's African American origins to the club. He takes a great, sadistic pleasure in Juice's predicament of being trapped between betraying the club or being sent back to prison, such as when he reveals his plan to use Juice to pull a sample of cocaine from the load. Roosevelt tells him that, if Juice gets caught, the club will kill him. Potter, with a cold and heartless look in his eyes replies "That's the point."
He tries to convince Otto to betray the club using Luann and the fact that Bobby slept with her before her death. He provokes him with gruesome photos, along with statistics indicating that Bobby is the potential murderer. He reveals that Bobby lied to him by showing photos that Caruso, who was presumed to be the culprit, is alive and has an alibi.
When he's about to run his RICO operation, he is called off by Romeo and Luis, who are revealed to be CIA agents, supported by the government to destroy the other cartels. They need SAMCRO and the Real IRA for their own survival and the gun deal is allowed to proceed. This infuriates Potter, who later gives Roosevelt a cleaned record of Juice to exonerate him, indicating that he may perhaps feel a little remorse for his earlier actions towards Juice.
During the Season 4 finale, Lincoln angrily barges into the meeting to vote on Charming Heights, with a toddler-sized blow-up doll and sex toys in tow, which he uses to reveal the true colors of the mysterious Asian investment that is sponsoring Jacob Hale's project, prompting a recess on the vote. He claims he did this because he "dislikes" Jacob Hale, and because the "good guys need a win" following his failure on his RICO operation.
Lieutenant Eli Roosevelt (Rockmond Dunbar) is a member of the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department and the head of Charming's law enforcement following the dissolution of the Charming Police Department. Prior to his assignment in Charming, he spent 15 years in Oakland working as part of an anti-gang task force. He is a strict, no-nonsense officer, confronting the Sons of Anarchy upon their release from prison and stating that any cuts worn in public by members on parole would be confiscated. He is recruited into Assistant U.S. Attorney Lincoln Potter's task force to help bring down the gun-running operation. An un-corruptible officer with a strong sense of moral justice, he grows exponentially disgusted with Potter's sadistic and manipulative methods to corner the Sons of Anarchy, mostly Juice, for whom he slowly grows to care.
In the Season 4 finale, Roosevelt hands Juice the intel folder on his black father, stating that he wants to give Juice "the satisfaction of ripping it up." Juice asks him why, to which Roosevelt replies, "Because, you're a criminal. You do bad shit. I'm a cop. I stop you. I just want to get back to that." In the Season 5 premiere, Roosevelt confronts SAMCRO over the string of home break-ins in Charming, threatening to call Gang Task Force and destroy the Club. When his wife, Rita Roosevelt (Merle Dandridge) is shot during a break-in of their home, he is in a state of panic. When she dies, he becomes greatly depressed. He confronts Jax over the shooting, saying he will crush the club, but Jax convinces him that the break-ins were not the work of SAMCRO.
Agent Smith (Derwin Jordan) is Agent Stahl's ATF partner during the first season.
Agent June Stahl (Ally Walker) is an ATF agent investigating the club's involvement in arms trafficking after Deputy Chief Hale calls in the ATF in retaliation when Chief Unser does not retire as previously expected. Stahl has an affair with Deputy Chief David Hale during her investigation of SAMCRO, but calls off the investigation and is shunned by Hale when she inadvertently causes the murder of Donna Winston.
Stahl makes a deal with Jax in Season 3 to drop his mother's murder charges and reduce the club's prison time for weapons charges. She betrays Jax and reveals to the club that he is an informant. Although Clay and the others swear to kill Jax, the club is in on the plan the whole time. Chief Wayne Unser helps the Sons get Stahl and Jimmy O. away from the rest of the ATF, so they can exact revenge. Chibs gives Jimmy a Glasgow smile before stabbing him to death. Opie puts Stahl in her vehicle and shoots her in the back of the head, reenacting the way in which his wife Donna was killed. He rips up Jax's informant documents and Chibs paints a Real IRA sign in Jimmy's blood on the window of Stahl's vehicle, making it appear as if the Real IRA were responsible for the ambush and killing Stahl.
Stahl is bisexual, seducing Hale and having an ongoing affair with another female ATF agent.
Victor "Vic" Trammel (Glenn Plummer) is the local sheriff, and an ally of the SAMCRO. A close friend of his is murdered by survivalists using guns provided by the Sons, prompting Vic to seriously question his ties to the club. He is shot and seriously wounded during a drug possession arrest in Season 2.
Amy Tyler (Pamela J. Gray) is an ATF agent who is both June Stahl's professional and personal partner during the third season. She is unaware of Stahl's involvement in Gemma's murder charges, and is very shocked when Gemma claims Tyler to have been the ATF agent who was present in Edmond Hayes' home during the murders. After the rescue of Tara Knowles, Tyler is killed by Agent Stahl and framed for the murder of Edmond Hayes.
Wayne Unser (Dayton Callie) is the chief of the Charming Police Department. He also owns Unser Shipping trucking company, and is not above using the SOA for protection and other questionable activities related to his business. He is an ally of Clay Morrow, a longtime resident of Charming, and cares for the town deeply. He seems to think that the SOA is good for Charming, or at least a necessary evil. He suffers from cancer, which is forcing him into retirement, something Clay Morrow does not want to see. In the episode "Hell Followed," it is revealed that Unser is married to a Native American woman when he confronts Darby at the jail house. He has two daughters and is a Vietnam veteran who served (according to his wall decorations) in the 1st Armored Division. He uses marijuana for relief of the pain from cancer. He has known Gemma from the time she was 12 years old, as she has had a long history of clashing with the law. He loves Gemma in a romantic fashion. (Callie was promoted to the main cast in the third season.)
Lee Toric (Donal Logue) is a former U.S. Marshal forced into retirement for a variety of reasons, including excessive use of force and racial profiling. He is one of the main antagonists during Season 6. His only family is his sister Pamela Toric, who works as a nurse at Stockton prison's infirmary. When she is killed by former SAMCRO member Otto Delaney to end the RICO case facing the club, Toric vows revenge. He first visits Otto, promising he would live the "most excruciatingly painful months of his sick life." He then visits Tara, asking about how his sister died, before revealing his suspicions that Tara gave Otto a smuggled crucifix to use to kill an innocent and end RICO. She admits to getting him the cross, but claims she had no idea what he would do with it. In the Season 5 finale, he watches Otto give his statement about his sister's death. To avoid talking, Otto bites his tongue off and throws it at Toric, who merely remarks, "Way to commit Otto."
Toric reappears at in the Season 6 premiere. He has arranged for Otto to be anally raped every morning by other prisoners. He visits Tara in prison and reveals he is behind her being charged with conspiracy to commit murder. He offers a deal for her to give him information on the Club, but she refuses. He visits Clay, who is in prison after being framed for the murder of Damon Pope. He has Clay put into protective custody to protect him from Pope's gang inside, and offers Clay help to beat the murder charge in exchange for information. Clay agrees, if he gets a meeting with Gemma and Jax.
Toric meets with the district attorney after a school shooting, revealing the KG-9 used to commit the shooting likely originated from SAMCRO. She makes him a special investigator and gives him authority to investigate SAMCRO. He goes to find the child's mother, knowing she works for Nero Padilla. He tortures two of Nero's men for information, breaking their teeth with a beer bottle. He watches Clay meet with Gemma and Jax. When Clay tells Jax he will give Toric nothing, he states he hopes Clay was blowing smoke. When Clay repeats this, Toric allows him to be moved to Stockton general population.
He later murders a prostitute who works for Nero, dumping her body and planting hair and a scrap of bloody cloth in Nero's truck. He sees Clay again, and shows him Otto, in intense physical pain from the rape, stating that this is what will happen to him if he doesn't cooperate. Clay refuses, forcing Toric to ask Otto, promising to make his last days very comfortable. Otto writes something down, but it is merely an insult to Toric's sister. Toric begins choking him, only for Otto to brandish a shank, given to him by Clay, and stabs Toric several times before putting it to his throat. Toric states, "Wow, I didn't even see that coming" before Otto slits his throat, before being killed by the guards.
Additional members of the Charming Police Department occasionally appear. Most notable is Officer Candy Eglee (Marya Delver), who has been a member of the Charming PD since Season 1. She is sympathetic towards SAMCRO and her boss Chief Wayne Unser. Other recurring officers are Officer Craft (Adrian La Tourelle), who appears during the first two seasons, and Officer Fain (Pablo Espinosa), who appears throughout Season 1.
Beginning in Season 4, Charming is put under the jurisdiction of the San Joaquin Sheriff's office and Lt. Eli Roosevelt. Several deputies appear alongside Roosevelt, including Deputy Sheriff Cane (LaMonica Garrett), the deputy most frequently seen, as well as Deputy Martinez (Ramon De Ocampo) in Season 4, and Deputy Carreira (Josh Nasar) in Season 6.
Father Kellan Ashby (James Cosmo) is the consigliere of the Real IRA in Belfast. He has a tendency to play God on some occasions, despite the fact that he is as much a criminal as anyone else. Piney Winston states that, while Ashby can't make any direct decisions for the True IRA, his input is highly valued. When his cousin Cameron Hayes returns to Belfast, Ashby is immediately wary because of the trouble Cameron brewed up in the United States with SAMCRO.
After conversing with the True IRA leaders, he approves of the killing of Cameron in his own church. He takes Abel from his sister Maureen Ashby and places him in a foster care facility. Ashby has voiced disagreement with Jimmy O.'s methods, and appears to be manipulating SAMCRO against Jimmy. When Ashby meets Jax, he promises to return Abel to him if Jax assassinates Jimmy O. When Jax gives Ashby the evidence that proves Jimmy O. was behind the explosion that killed members of the SOA and the IRA, Ashby doesn't give Jax Abel's whereabouts, only saying that Jax's father, John Teller, didn't want Jax to become part of SAMCRO, so he decides to "save" Abel by putting him up for adoption. Jax becomes angry and tries to attack Ashby, only for Ashby to throw Jax across the table. Jax gets the upper hand and threatens to kill Sean Casey, which makes Kellan reveal Abel's location. After Jimmy O'Phelan kidnaps Abel, Kellan speaks with the IRA council and ultimately sacrifices himself as a hostage in exchange for Jimmy returning Abel to Jax Teller. Jax tells Kellan during the exchange that Jimmy would likely kill him before ever reaches his destination. Ashby is confirmed dead in Season 5.
Maureen Ashby (Paula Malcomson) is the widow of Keith McGee. She has ties to the SOA through her late husband and ties to the True IRA through her older brother, Father Kellan Ashby. Maureen initially takes care of Abel before he is taken away by her brother. She has a bad conscience about the whole ordeal and eventually is able to contact Gemma and tell her the whereabouts of her grandson.
She had an affair with John Teller in the late 1980s, and the union produced a daughter named Trinity. She runs a convenience store in Belfast, where she employs Cherry. When Gemma arrives in Belfast with the rest of SAMCRO, she is a little surprised to see her. Maureen tells Gemma that they should continue keeping the secret about Trinity being John's daughter, unaware that Jax and Trinity may be attracted to each other. When Jax and Trinity nearly have sex, Maureen, distraught over Keith McGee's death, is finally forced to tell Trinity the truth about her father. When SAMCRO saves Abel and prepares to leave Belfast to return to Charming, Maureen secretly puts some of John Teller's letters into Jax's rucksack.
Trinity Ashby (Zoe Boyle) is Maureen Ashby's adult daughter and McGee's stepdaughter. Her mother Maureen was 18 when she gave birth to Trinity, who is unaware that John Teller, the founder of the Sons of Anarchy, was her real father. Maureen had told Trinity that her father was a soldier who died in Lebanon. Trinity takes an instant liking to Jax when he arrives in Belfast, both of them unaware that they are half-siblings. After McGee's death, Jax tries to comfort Trinity, and the two nearly have sex in the Ashby convenience store, but are interrupted by Gemma and Maureen. Trinity is heartbroken when her mother finally reveals to her that her father was actually John Teller, rather than a heroic soldier who was killed in battle. Trinity becomes distraught, but Jax is able to cheer her up and she motivates him to get her nephew Abel back.
Declan Brogan (Bart McCarthy), Peter Dooley (Paul Collins) and Brendan Roarke (Bob McCracken) are the council of the Real IRA in Belfast. First seen thanking SAMCRO for proving Jimmy O. to have gone rogue, they later propose developing the relationship between the Sons and True IRA even further. According to Clay, they are the "Irish Kings, the Godfathers of the True IRA," meaning they run the entire Real IRA, including the gun running. In the Season 3 finale, Stahl pressures Jax for information on the identities of the council to complete SAMCRO's deal for short prison time, and Jax gives in. However, SAMCRO betrays Stahl after the deal goes through, and kills her and Jimmy O., and destroy the information Jax gave them, ensuring the Real IRA's safety. For killing Jimmy O., the Real IRA gives SAMCRO a new caliber of weapons, including AR-15s, RPGs, FN-57s, SIG 551s, and MP5s.
Brothers Sean and Michael Casey (Dan Hildebrand and Glenn Keogh) are members of the Real IRA in Belfast, and very close to Father Ashby. Maureen Ashby describes them as "being like sons to him." Following Father Ashby's order, they kill Cameron Hayes and dispose of his body. Michael is executed by Jimmy O., who attacks Maureen Ashby's home when the SOA are on a protection run in the episode "Turas." Sean is adept in the art of torture, using various tools to extract information from Liam O'Neill. After Father Ashby reneges on his deal and tells Jax that Abel has been adopted, Jax stabs and threatens to kill Sean to make Kellan tell him where Abel is. Sean is kidnapped and tortured by Jimmy O'Phelan for information about Abel Teller and then executed.
Donny (Joel Tobeck) is Jimmy's closest man in Belfast. He is a man of reason that tries to keep Jimmy's wild tendencies under control. He successfully tortures Sean Casey for information about Abel Teller. When Jimmy goes rogue and the SAMCRO makes a deal with the True IRA to kill him, Donny remains Jimmy's only confidant. He is eventually killed by the Russians in the Season 3 finale.
Cameron Hayes (Jamie McShane) is McKeavey's cousin and a member of the Real IRA. He becomes SAMCRO's new contact and gun runner after McKeavey's death. Cameron gives back the $200,000 SAMCRO paid for a gun shipment in addition to a month of free guns for killing Oakland Port Authority Commissioner Brenan Hefner. Hayes is wanted on four continents. After being shot during an attempt on Clay's life, Tara patches Cameron back up and Happy smuggles him, along with Cherry, into Canada.
Hayes returns in Season 2 as SAMCRO's new firearm supplier. He and his partner/son Edmond Hayes make a deal to exclusively sell rifles to SAMCRO, but later break the deal by cutting their supply to SAMCRO and secretly selling to L.O.A.N., all without the authorization of Real IRA leader Jimmy O'Phelan. After Edmond is captured by the ATF, Cameron evades the authorities while still dealing guns to the Aryans from a speedboat docked in Charming.
After SAMCRO discovers Hayes' betrayal and the ATF's active investigation of the Real IRA by ATF Agent Stahl, they inform Jimmy O., who promises to rectify the situation. SAMCRO uses the information to their advantage by framing Cameron and his son as the sources of leaks to the ATF about O'Phelan's operations when the source was really SAMCRO's own member Chibs, who was coerced by Stahl.
In the second season finale, Edmond, working against his will for the ATF, is ordered by Cameron to kill Stahl to re-prove their loyalty to the True IRA. The plan backfires when Stahl anticipates this and loads Edmond's gun with blanks. When Edmond hits her and attempts to flee her custody, Stahl shoots and kills him. While eavesdropping on the ATF's radio traffic, Cameron finds out about his son's death, but he hears Stahl falsely report Gemma Teller as the shooter, prompting Cameron to fly into a grievous rage against SAMCRO. He tails Half-Sack back to Jax's house, where he confronts Tara and Half-Sack at gunpoint before threatening to kill Jax's infant son, Abel, with a kitchen knife. When Half-Sack tries to stop him, Cameron stabs him to death. Cameron ties up Tara and kidnapped Abel. The finale ends with Cameron taking Abel aboard his speedboat and fleeing Charming, while Jax and Clay helplessly watched from the docks.
In the Season 3 premiere, SAMCRO finds out that Cameron has had a forger make him a fake passport and ID, and that he has sold his boat to a street gang. He is with Abel in Belfast, Northern Ireland, visiting a woman who does not seem happy to see him. In the Episode 2 of Season 3, he is strangled to death by members of the Real IRA in Belfast, in an attempt to spare him a painful death, and to salvage their relationship with SAMCRO.
Edmond Hayes (Callard Harris) is Cameron Hayes' son and business partner. Throughout Season 2, he has as much clout in the business as his father, often making deals and judgment calls on his own. When Cameron starts dealing with L.O.A.N., Edmond begins a sexual relationship with Polly Zobelle. Their relationship deepens into love as time goes on. In the episode "Balm," Edmond is arrested by the ATF based on information supplied by Chibs. In the Season 2 finale, Edmond makes contact with his father, who tells him he must kill Agent Stahl to prove his loyalty to the True IRA. Edmond retrieves a hidden gun in his home, but cannot bring himself to kill Stahl. Stahl reveals that the gun is loaded with blanks and the ATF has known about Cameron's plan all along. Feeling like a fool, Edmond punches Stahl and attempts to escape, but Stahl is able to fire several shots from her own sidearm and kills Edmond. Stahl then frames Gemma for Edmond and Polly Zobelle's murders.
Michael McKeavey (Kevin Chapman) is a powerful member of the True IRA who serves as SAMCRO's contact and helps sell illegal weapons through the Sons of Anarchy. His date of birth was April 1, 1966. McKeavey is an old friend to SAMCRO members, including Clay and Piney. McKeavey goes on an extended trip up and down the coast, while SAMCRO struggles to put together the $200,000 to pay for the latest weapons shipment. When McKeavey returns, he is ambushed by Oakland Port Commissioner Brenan Hefner and his port thugs. Hefner tries to get him to triple his payoff to let McKeavey's weapon shipment through. The deal goes bad, with McKeavey getting angry and scaring Hefner into having his thugs beat up and break McKeavey's neck, leaving him for dead. Hefner is later killed in revenge by SAMCRO.
Luke Moran (Kevin P. Kearns) is Jimmy O.'s second in command in the U.S., and he is glad to follow his boss' every order. When Jax finds out that Jimmy has been lying to him about Abel's whereabouts, he kidnaps Luke and delivers him to Agent June Stahl as part of his deal with her.
James O'Phelan (Titus Welliver), better known as "Jimmy O.," is the leader of the Real IRA group who sells guns to SAMCRO. Jimmy O. makes his first appearance in Season 2 to personally rectify the Hayes' betrayal of SAMCRO, since the Real IRA has long been dependent on the Sons Of Anarchy's Belfast chapter. He serves as the main antagonist of Season 3.
O'Phelan shares a long history with Chibs, as it was he who kicked Chibs out of the Real IRA and banished him from Ireland. He married Chibs' wife Fiona and adopted his daughter Kerrianne. Jimmy is responsible for the scars on Chibs' face. When Jimmy O. arrives in Charming to repair the Real IRA's relationship with SAMCRO, he personally meets with Chibs and demands that he set up a meeting with Clay. Chibs initially refuses because of his personal feelings for Jimmy, even though the meeting is in the club's best interest. Jimmy O. threatens Fiona's life and insinuates that he has taken a sexual interest in Chibs' daughter. It is unlikely that he would carry out the threat, as his relationship with Fiona seems good—on the surface, at least. Chibs, however, is blinded by anger and this is used by Agent Stahl to talk Chibs into ratting out the True IRA. Chibs gives up the information about the safehouse. Jimmy later avoids capture by the ATF and gives SAMCRO the guns meant for L.O.A.N. for free to make up for Cameron and Edmond's betrayal.
In Season 3, Jimmy finds out the truth about Abel's whereabouts, but he feeds Jax misinformation to try to keep up the dealings between the True IRA and SAMCRO. He is currently in Belfast, where he is concocting a plan to throw SAMCRO off of Abel's trail. In the episode "Lochan Mor," Father Kellan Ashby meets with Jax and tells him that Jimmy has gone rogue from the Real IRA and is trying to destroy the relationship between the True IRA and the SOA. Ashby promises to give Abel back to Jax, if Jax assassinates Jimmy.
Jimmy tries to have Liam O'Neill, Sergeant at Arms of SAMBEL, kill SAMCRO by blowing up a gun shipment that the SOA are protecting. While all of this is happening, Jimmy is at the home of Maureen Ashby, trying to take back Fiona and Kerrianne. He kills one of the Casey brothers with no problem. He is stopped by Gemma and Fiona, who overpower him. Gemma is close to killing him before Fiona stops her. Fiona threatens that if Jimmy comes near her or Kerrianne again, she will kill him herself.
After Liam O'Neill botches the killing of SAMCRO, Jimmy comes across SAMCRO torturing O'Neill. He and his men plan to assault and kill the bikers, but are caught in a trap that Jimmy and his second in command, Donny, barely escape with their lives. Jimmy O. and Donny kidnap and torture Sean Casey for information about Abel Teller's whereabouts. Jimmy executes Sean as a message to the True IRA. He and Donny kill the Irish couple that has Abel, then use the infant as leverage to ensure safe passage out of Ireland and back to California, where Jimmy will make contact with the Russian mafia. In a swap at a dock, Jimmy and Donny give Abel back to Jax, but they take Father Kellan Ashby as their new hostage.
In California, Jimmy attempts to buy safe passage to South America via the Russian mafia. However, his Russian connection, Victor Putlova, changes his deal with Jimmy and demands more money and a bigger discount on weapons in exchange for smuggling Jimmy out of the United States. Not left with much of a choice, Jimmy's man Donny retrieves $712,000 to pay the Russians in advance.
In the Season 3 finale, Jimmy is betrayed by the Russians and is given up to SAMCRO. However, he is taken into custody by the ATF shortly thereafter. He is recaptured by SAMCRO and stabbed to death by Chibs Telford, but not before Chibs gives Jimmy a Glasgow Smile similar to the one Jimmy gave Chibs.
Galen O'Shay (Timothy V. Murphy) is a high-ranking member of the Real IRA, directly involved in SAMCRO's affairs with the Galindo Cartel. He views Jax as impulsive and reckless following an incident stateside and holds him responsible for the death of Father Kellan Ashby. As such, he is only willing to sell guns to Clay, making it necessary for Jax to spare Clay's life in order to maintain the deal with the IRA and the cartel. He and Jax settle their differences by having a fistfight, displaying Galen's bare knuckle style fighting skills.
He later meets with Jax and Bobby to give them one last guns shipment for the cartel, as they will now be getting their guns from the triads. However, Romeo and Luis show up with armed Galindo men to take the guns. Galen and his men try to put up a fight, but are forced to surrender the guns. He states that SAMCRO will pay for the incident and kidnaps and ransoms Jax's ex-wife Wendy Case. He returns her to Clay and Tig for $475,000. He speaks to Clay about Clay starting his own gun-running crew, telling him that he needs a flight to Belfast to wait out danger in Charming. Galen agrees.
In Season 6, Jax wants out of the gun-running business, which Galen refuses to accept, protesting that they will not lose the money paid for regular shipments. Jax suggests passing the business on to the San Bernardino chapter so that the deals will still be made, which Galen accepts. However, the San Bernardino chapter votes against the guns, and Jax insists that the Sons will not be paying for any more shipments, regardless. To send a message to SAMCRO, Galen and his men execute Filthy Phil and V-Lin, and leave their dismembered hands on their club jackets.
Esai Alvarez (Kevin Alejandro) is a member of the Mayans Motorcycle Club and the son of Marcus Alvarez. Marcus selects his son to perform hits on both the Nords' leader Ernest Darby and SAMCRO leader Clay Morrow, but Esai and his men botch both hits. Esai is killed by SAMCRO member Happy, who stabs him in the back of the head with an icepick. Marcus sanctions the hit on his son in a jailhouse deal with Clay in exchange for SAMCRO selling guns to the Mayans.
Marcus Alvarez (Emilio Rivera) is the president of the Mayans Motorcycle Club, an Oakland-based rival motorcycle club that has allied itself with the Nordics in order to break SAMCRO's iron-fisted control over Charming. He and the Mayans are bitter rivals with the Niners gang, with whom SAMCRO supplies guns, thus resulting in an increasingly bitter rivalry with the Sons. Although Alvarez agrees to a truce with SAMCRO, it has since been broken. Alvarez has secret gun and drug dealings with Zobelle, and he and the Mayans try to safely smuggle Zobelle out of Charming, but are ambushed by the Sons. Clay's hatred for Zobelle and desire to kill him allow the Mayans to get away.
T.O. Cross (Michael Beach) is the president of the Grim Bastards Motorcycle Club. He is a good friend of Clay Morrow and SAMCRO. His club is chosen to provide security for Mayan drug shipments after SAMCRO makes a deal with the Mayans Motorcycle Club. He takes it hard when he finds his vice president and childhood friend, Lander Jackson, murdered by the Calaveras Motorcycle Club. T.O. brings SAMCRO into the situation and demands payback on the Calaveras, but Clay is able to calm him and, with approval from Alvarez and the Mayans, T.O. ultimately avenges his friend by killing his assassin, the Calaveras' Sergeant at Arms, Edgar. He appears in the Season 5 episode "Andare Pescare," providing protection for the man who beat Opie to death in Stockton. He claims he's his cousin and he has no idea that he is protecting him from SAMCRO. Jax promises not to kill him if he lets him talk to him about the men who helped him kill Opie. After Jax finishes questioning him, Chibs shoots him in the back of the head with a silenced pistol. T.O. asks Jax, "Who are you?"
Lander Jackson (Marcello Thedford) is the vice president of the Grim Bastards Motorcycle Club. He is T.O.'s childhood friend, having known him since T.O. was four years old. He is brutally killed by Edgar, the Sergeant-at-Arms of the rival Calaveras Motorcycle Club. T.O. later kills Edgar in revenge.
Hector Salazar (Jose Pablo Cantillo) is the former president of the Lodi chapter of the Calaveras Motorcycle Club, a low-ranking club that does dirty work for the Mayans. The Calveras perform the drive-by at Half-Sack's funeral. After botching several jobs and killing a member of the friendly Grim Bastards Motorcycle Club, he is stripped of his title and kicked out of his own club by Marcus Alvarez. He and his girlfriend Luisa (Tara Macken) begin stalking Tara Knowles.
Jacob Hale, Jr., takes advantage of Salazar's hatred of SAMCRO by paying him to rough up a gym owner who is loyal to SAMCRO. Hector takes it too far and inflicts mortal wounds that eventually kill the old man. Salazar blackmails Hale for information about Tara. He and Luisa kidnap Tara and hospital administrator Margaret Murphy. They demand that, in exchange for the women's release, SAMCRO must kill Mayans MC leader Marcus Alvarez and retrieve $250,000 from Alvarez's home safe. Alvarez plays dead for 24 hours and the ATF supplies the money, but at the drop-point a mishap spooks Salazar and he flees.
Meanwhile, Tara is able to trick Luisa and slit her throat with a piece of broken glass. When Hector returns to his home, Tara bargains for Margaret's release in exchange for trying to save the mortally wounded Luisa. Luisa bleeds to death during the ride to the hospital and Hector goes into a rage, killing an innocent woman and stealing her car. He takes Tara to Jacob Hale, Jr.'s office, where he takes Hale hostage, as well, and initiates a standoff with police. Hector demands free passage to Mexico in exchange for his hostages. He is able to convince Jax Teller to takes Tara's place as a hostage, but he secretly plans to sabotage the deal and kill Tara in front of Jax. During a scuffle, Hale is able to stab Salazar with a pen and he tries to escape. Jax is able to corner Hector in a dead end, where he offers to not kill the former Calaveras leader in exchange for his testimony against corrupt Jacob Hale. Hector agrees and puts down his weapon, but Jax reneges and stabs Hector in the chest.
James "Jimmy" Cacuzza (Jeff Wincott) is the leader of a Mafia family. He and his gang buy weapons from SAMCRO. When one of the weapon shipments is late, the Sons of Anarchy hijack a truck and give the contents to the Mafia as a goodwill gesture. In the Season 5 episode "Andare Pescare," Clay reaches out to Jimmy to find rogue member Frankie Diamonds, who is hiding with a Mafia family. Jimmy manages to set up a meeting between SAMCRO and the Mafia don hiding Frankie. He finds out the location of the safehouse where Frankie is hiding and tells Clay.
Ernest Darby (Mitch Pileggi) is the head of the Nordics (also known as "Nords"), a white supremacist gang mainly involved in meth trafficking. In Season 1, he attempts to form a deal with the Mayans, but is later set up by members of the Mayans, who try unsuccessfully to kill him. In Season 2, Darby forms an alliance with L.O.A.N., although he is not as strict in his racial beliefs (for example, Darby employs non-whites in his shop) as L.O.A.N. claims to be, and this is met with disdain by A.J. Weston. Later, Darby is double-crossed and left to die by A.J. Weston and his crew while burning down the Cara Cara porn studio.
At the end of Season 2, his fate is still unknown. In the Season 3 episode "The Push," Darby has survived the fire, but his gang is left in ruins. While receiving treatment at a clinic, he observes Jax and Tara selling prescription medication to one of the clinic doctors. Mistakenly believing that SAMCRO has moved into the business of dealing painkillers (Jax and Tara are actually selling HIV medication), and desiring revenge against SAMCRO, whom he blames for his woes, he informs Jacob Hale of what he has seen.
Darby returns briefly in Season 6, married to a Mexican woman and no longer a gang member. After Wayne Unser is attacked by Nazis as retaliation for Clay murdering an inmate, the Sons track him down for information, reasoning that he must still know of there whereabouts. Tig and Ratboy pose as wannabe Nazis in an attempt to gain access to their headquarters, but the plans are thwarted after a member finds Juice and Darby waiting a couple of miles down the road. They escapem but Darby fears for his safety. The Sons later attack the Nazi headquarters, killing all of the present members.
Henry Lin (Chinese: 亨利林; played by Kenneth Choi) is the Chinese-American leader of a San Francisco-based Triad. His gang is after a man named Chuck Chuck who was a bookkeeper for their illegal businesses but eventually stole from them. However, Chuck is being protected by SAMCRO. Lin and Clay Morrow eventually come to an agreement—SAMCRO hands Chuck over and the Triad pays SAMCRO in cash. Lin later trades Chuck back to SAMCRO in negotiations to get new guns from Clay.
Lin is likely the one who chops off most of Chuck's fingers, leaving just one finger on each hand. Lin meets with Clay and tells him that he needs guns and will pay double. In the episode "Fa Guan," Lin makes a deal with Clay—if Clay can get a case thrown out, Lin will open a pipeline for him. In Season 3, the Sons and Triads are still in business buying guns from each other. The Sons also provide Cara-Cara porn stars as entertainment for Triad businessmen in exchange for a percentage of a gun sale. When Opie sabotages the party, Lin gives Clay a tiny percentage in exchange for the Cacuzza family as a buyer.
In Season 5, Lin is in a meeting with Jax, Alvarez, and the new Niners president Tyler as the Galindo Cartel wants to move cocaine through their territory. Lin agrees to the arrangement. He later meets with Jax and Bobby, who state that SAMCRO wants out of their arrangement with Galindo and offer Henry the chance to sell them guns. He says he has connections in Gaza to get the cartel their high-caliber weapons and agrees to the deal.
Nate Meineke (Tim De Zarn) is the leader of a local state militia and terrorist group. He served in Vietnam alongside Piney Winston. He and his son, Russell Meineke (James Harvey Ward), buy weapons from SAMCRO and use them to ambush a prison convoy to free one of their members. They plan to go into hiding in Mexico. However, the Sons of Anarchy kill them by bombing their hideout bunker, as they had brought heat onto SAMCRO with the shootings.
Nero Padilla (Jimmy Smits) is a Mexican-American pimp (who refers to himself as a "companionator") and the head of a gang of Mexicans known as the Byz Lats. In the first episode of Season 5, "Sovereign," he has bonded with Gemma. In Episode 5.2, "Authority Vested," he provides sanctuary to the Sons, who hide out at his brothel when they are under attack and planning their next move. Over the next few episodes, he forms an alliance with Jax and offers mentorly advice, such as dealing with his mother (in "Toad's Wild Ride"). Padilla has a young son, Lucius Padilla (Gybby Eusebio), who lives in a home for the developmentally disabled.
After his prostitution business, Diosa International, is closed by the police, Jax offers to let him run what used to be Cara Cara, Luann's former business, with the two of them becoming partners and forming Diosa Norte. However, Jax is unsure of the relationship between him and Gemma, and demands that he not relate with Gemma, to which he agrees. Nero, however, continues to worry and participates in Gemma's life, in one instance helping Jax track a member of a minor gang that robbed Gemma. He tells Jax that she is still his mother and should respect that. Eventually, he comforts Gemma after she has an accident that almost kills both Abel and Thomas, and advises her to tell the truth to Jax, as she had lied about the circumstances. Although initially on good terms, Nero grows more confrontational towards Jax after Frankie assaults Diosa Norte, taking Lyla hostage, shooting her in the leg and robbing Nero of $134,000. The agreement was that Jax's club issues wouldn't hurt Diosa Norte.
Romero "Romeo" Parada (Danny Trejo) is a high-ranking member of the Jose Galindo drug cartel, who has connections to Marcus Alvarez and the Mayans. His subordinates in dealings with SAMCRO and the Mayans are Luis Torres (Benito Martinez) and Santo Rivera (Senen Reyes), and both of them were once under his command in the Mexican Special Forces.
In Season 4, Clay has orchestrated a deal with the cartel to protect SAMCRO from Russian retaliation in Stockton. Parada enters into business with the Sons to purchase a high volume of illegal arms weapons to fight with the rival Sonora-based Lobo Sonora cartel, with the caveat that the Sons also need to assist in carrying amounts of cocaine through Northern California. He later turns up to save Jax and Opie from Russian retaliation, reinforcing the fact that the cartel will provide the Sons with additional support. He appears later to provide SAMCRO with 30 bricks of cocaine, of which one would be taken by Juice to stage a major disaster that results in Miles' death. After confirming his load is intact, he is contacted by Clay for support to order a hit on Tara, due to the letters that reveal Clay's involvement in John Teller's murder. He and Luis Torres are both CIA assets and use their pull to squash the fed's attempt at RICO. Parada tells Jax that, if he does not come through with the IRA deal, he will crush SAMCRO.
In Season 5, Romeo still provides support for SAMCRO, such as using his influence to get Bobby free of his charges and providing protection for Jax, Chibs, and Tig inside prison from the black prison gangs under the control of Damon Pope. He later gets his wish by having a meeting with Gaylen O' Shay of the IRA to buy his "big guns."
He and Luis later meet with Clay, who tells them he knows about them being CIA informants and the RICO case they are holding over Jax. He tells them that Jax got to Otto Delaney and, if the RICO case goes away, he will kill Clay and end the deal with Galindo. Romeo suggests getting rid of Jax and putting Clay back at the head of the table. Clay refuses and tries to get Jax to work with them a little bit longer, but he refuses. When they hear this, they kidnap Jax and tell him how easy it is to disappear. Jax says he has a new arrangement for the cartel: ti have the Mayans take over muling their cocaine and the Triads use their connections to Gaza to get them their "big guns." Romeo tells Jax to set up a meeting before letting him go. During the meeting, they see samples of the Ghana weapons and are impressed, but Henry Lin says it will take two to three months to get the guns flowing. Romeo tells Jax that Lobos Sonora is pushing Galindo hard and they can't wait that long, requesting one more shipment of IRA weapons to hold them over. However during the meeting to get them from Galen, Romeo, Luis and numerous armed Galindo men storm the barn and forcibly take the guns.
Damon Pope (Harold Perrineau), the main antagonist in Season 5, is first mentioned in Season 4's finale as the most dangerous gangster in Oakland. A seemingly powerful businessman on the outside, Damon Pope is a bloodthirsty, ruthless and calculating individual who has power over many black gangs and does not hesitate to use extreme degrees of violence to demonstrate his power, and to make things go his way. He distances himself from his illegal activities, as he does not want any of them to leave a trail to him. He goes to extreme lengths to ensure exact order in his operations. Pope has Laroy Wayne killed and dismembered after he starts a war on SAMCRO after the death of Veronica Pope (his daughter and Laroy's girlfriend) at the hands of Tig, as the incidents would eventually be linked to Pope.
After Jax tries to negotiate with Pope, he sends his right-hand man August Marks (Billy Brown) to instruct one of the members of the One-Niners to kill Jax. The murder deliberately fails as August has the weapon without bullets, and Marks has the One-Niner member executed in front of Jax, naming a new leader and ordering an immediate ceasefire between the Niners and SAMCRO, all to demonstrate that Pope decides who lives and who dies.
Pope has Tig kidnapped by a detective, demonstrating his influence over law enforcement. After chaining Tig, Pope has Tig's daughter Dawn burned alive in front of him in retaliation, ignoring Tig's pleas to kill him instead. He pays four witnesses to give testimony against Jax, Tig and Chibs on the murders committed by Pope, so that they end up in prison and, by extension, killed by the black prison gangs, thus leaving no trail whatsoever.
Pope later meets with Jax with a list of demands, including half of their monthly payments for muling the Galindo Cartel's cocaine, for Tig to remain in prison forever, and a dead Son in place of the Niner and cop killed by them. When Jax says he is not going to war, Pope responds with, "You're already in it, son." When Opie is killed as the tribute, Jax again meets with Pope, telling him he needs Tig to come with them, as he needs the advantage given to him by saving his life. Pope agrees, saying this is "how players become kings." He later makes a new deal with Jax, offering to double his muling fee from the cartel by letting his gang in on the business, as well as warning him that he has assassins on stand-by if he is killed. He gives him the identity and address of the prison sergeant who had Opie killed.
The motion is narrowly voted in, and Jax kills the sergeant for Opie. However, when it's discovered that the three Nomads recently patched into SAMCRO are behind the break-ins, and Jax and Chibs are attacked by two black men with machine guns, he asks Pope if he was responsible for either incident. Pope denies it, and Niner president Tyler helps Jax find the second shooter. Jax later gives Pope a portfolio on Charming Heights, asking if he is interested in investing. He seems willing, but states that there is one obstacle to their growing business relationship: Tig. Pope demands that Jax must give him up soon or he will step in, which "nobody wants." Eventually, Jax promises to deliver Tig to him in an abandoned garage where Tig can be killed easily and without any trace.
After Pope has Tig tied up and prepares to kill him in the garage, Jax uses Clay's silenced pistol to murder Pope's henchmen and save Tig. A cornered Pope tells Jax that "he knows what will happen" if somebody kills him, but Jax merely responds that he "is counting on it." Pope is soon down by Tig, and his murder is pinned on Clay, who is arrested and has a bounty placed on him by August.
Victor Putlova (Keith Szarabajka) handles the dealings of the Russian mob in California. An old acquaintance of Jimmy O.'s, Putlova is hired by Jimmy to help him escape the Real IRA and SAMCRO. However, Putlova betrays Jimmy and makes a deal with SAMCRO to hand over Jimmy in exchange for $2 million. He has Jimmy O.'s closest man, Donny, killed. After the exchange is made, a furious Putlova realizes that the money is fake. He and his men attempt to give chase to SAMCRO, but to no avail. He tries to get revenge for the incident when he unsuccessfully has one of his lieutenants try to kill Jax in prison.
In Season 4, Clay, Opie and Jax sit down with Putlova and a new deal is worked out. Jax says that the stabbing was "just business." Putlova attends Opie's wedding and even gives Opie an FN Five-seven pistol (5.7x28mm) that pierces Kevlar as a wedding present. However, when Clay tests the gun out, he and Tig shoot Putlova's bodyguards and Jax stabs Putlova to death as payback for trying to kill him in prison, repeating the words "it's just business" to Putlova as he dies. His body is dumped in the new Charming development set up by Jacob Hale.
Ule (Jason Matthew Smith) is a member of the League of American Nationals (L.O.A.N.). He has an antagonistic and distrustful relationship with A.J. Weston, feeling that, as Zobelle's right-hand man, Weston's ardent white supremacist beliefs are not allowing L.O.A.N. to broaden their horizons. Gradually, Ule is taking Weston's place in L.O.A.N.'s covert activities with the Mayans. When A.J. Weston finds out about the drug trade with the Mayans, he kills the female heroin cookers and executes Ule.
Laroy Wayne (Tory Kittles) is SAMCRO's contact in the One-Niners street gang. Laroy buys weapons from SAMCRO, and is often in the company of a man with a burned face called Gill (E.R. Ruiz), possibly his second in command. The fictional One-Niners gang also appear in The Shield. It is unclear whether or not SAMCRO is still allied with the One-Niners, due to Laroy's double-crossing in a deal to eliminate some of the Mayans, including Marcus Alvarez. This is clarified in Season 2, when Laroy and the Sons are still allied and the Mayans are not.
Laroy is present at Opie's wedding in the start of Season 4, where the Niners continue to purchase weapons from the Sons. Laroy and the Niners are framed for the attempted assassination of Clay. Jax puts the blame on Laroy to save Opie from being killed by the club. Tig, distraught after turning his back on Clay, follows Laroy and attempts to run him over with a car, but hits Laroy's girlfriend instead, sending her through a glass window and killing her instantly.
Her father is Damon Pope, the most ruthless gangster in Oakland. Pope, who is smart enough to create distance, is bloodthirsty enough for revenge. At the start of Season 5, gang members from the One-Niners are reminded of Pope's power when they are shown the dismembered body of Laroy floating in a storm drain. Pope makes another Niner, Tyler (Mo McRae), the new leader of the gang.
A.J. Weston (Henry Rollins) is the muscle, or street leader, of the League of American Nationalists (also known as "L.O.A.N."), a white separatist gang trying to gain control in Charming and force SAMCRO out. Weston is an extremely violent ex-convict who carries out the brutal attacks on SAMCRO orchestrated by the L.O.A.N. commander, Ethan Zobelle. Weston's direct and die-hard connection to the Aryan Brotherhood makes him dangerous, since he can provide manpower to his gang to sell weapons and drugs to the residents of Charming (SAMCRO disdains hard drugs and protects their town from drug dealers).
Weston is the father of two sons, 10-year-old Cliff (Aaron Refvem) and 6-year-old Duke (Trenton Rogers), and has a number of tattoos, including an Algiz just below his neck, which is visible through the open collar of his shirts. He has a tattoo across his chest saying "I Kill Niggers." He and several other men, while wearing white masks, raped Gemma Teller in a warehouse to strike back at Clay for refusing to stop his gun dealings with minorities. Gemma realizes that A.J. is the leader of the group of men who attacked her after recognizing his Algiz tattoo. Later, at a church meeting run by L.O.A.N., A.J. helps the group lay a trap for SAMCRO, mistakenly believing this is their headquarters, intending to kill Zobelle. As the Sons of Anarchy storm into the church, Zobelle gives a signal and Weston opens fire on SAMCRO with a concealed weapon, making it look on camera like the Sons shot first. As churchgoers flee in a panic, Weston and Zobelle escape the SAMCRO assailants and watch as they are cuffed and taken away by the police.
Although the previously elusive Weston is proving difficult for the Sons to kill, things unravel for Weston late in Season 2 when SAMCRO reveals to him that Zobelle is secretly dealing heroin with the Mayans. After finding out the truth and feeling betrayed, he kills Ule and confronts Zobelle. Jax has child services take Weston's children away from him and, upon learning this, Weston challenges Jax to a fight to the death out in the forest. At the showdown, A.J. and his Aryan brothers attempt to fight dirty, but are overwhelmed by SAMCRO, who secretly has enlisted the help of the Niners and the Triads. Charming police scare off most of the gang members before anyone is killed, after SAMCRO begins to take over the fight. Jax is on the verge of killing Weston when Deputy Chief Hale arrests Weston on the charge of arson for burning down https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Sons_of_Anarchy_characters#Luann's porn studio Cara Cara.
In the Season 2 finale, A.J. Weston is released from police custody due to an unusable testimony from two-finger Chucky, who is a felon. Jax, Opie and Chibs are able to track Weston down and corner him and his youngest son in the bathroom of a tattoo parlor. Seeing the writing on the wall, Weston's last request is that his son not see what is about to happen to him. After bidding his son farewell, Weston warns his son never to talk about what happens with anyone. As his son leaves, Weston enters one of the bathroom stalls and Jax executes him with a silenced pistol. Jax leaves his dead body in the stall.
Several of actor Henry Rollins' signature tattoos are visible in Sons of Anarchy, including the Black Flag "bars."
Ethan Zobelle (Adam Arkin) is the head of the League of American Nationalists ("L.O.A.N."), a white separatist gang who desires to gain a foothold in Charming and force SAMCRO out. At the beginning of Season 2, Zobelle moves into Charming and presented himself to the townspeople and local law enforcement as the owner of the newly opened Impeccable Smokes cigar shop on the town's Main Street. Throughout Season 2, Zobelle and his henchman make several more attempts to remove SAMCRO from Charming, but all are relatively unsuccessful.
In the Season 2 finale, Zobelle is revealed to be was a longtime F.B.I. informant, and he and his daughter Polly are set free. With protection provided by the Mayans, Zobelle is escorted to his cigar shop, where he and his daughter wait for an opportunity to flee Charming to avoid SAMCRO's wrath. Polly leaves to say goodbye to Edmond Hayes but, when she does not return, Zobelle reluctantly leaves her behind. SAMCRO ambushes the Mayan convoy, but Zobelle escapes, seeking refuge in a deli occupied by school children. He attempts to call Hale for assistance, but Hale brushes him off and merely informs him of Polly's death. Zobelle's life is miraculously spared when a more pending issue causes the Sons to depart. He is last seen booking a flight out of Charming in an attempt to escape to Budapest.
Polly Zobelle (Sarah Jones) is the scheming daughter and accomplice of Ethan Zobelle. She is the one who initially tricks and subdues Gemma prior to her rape. She also rigs the car bomb which nearly kills Chibs. Deputy Hale extorts her to get information about her father's whereabouts, but she feeds him partially false information, which has extreme repercussions for SAMCRO.
Polly uses her beauty and attractiveness to seduce Edmond Hayes, engaging in an affair with him. Although it initially appears that Polly's motive is to secure the Real IRA's gun connection for L.O.A.N., Polly's interest in Edmond is genuine and her father does not entirely approve of the affair. Polly and her father are later arrested for possession of narcotics, a crime to which her father alerts Deputy Chief Hale in order to escape an attack from SAMCRO.
In the Season 2 finale, Polly and her father are released from police custody due to her father's F.B.I. informant status. Before fleeing Charming, she goes to say goodbye to Edmond Hayes, but finds him shot to death in his home. She draws her gun after hearing a noise made by Agent Stahl, who is hiding in the next room. Coincidentally, Gemma Teller, who has been following Polly, sneaks in the front door at the same time. Gemma tells Polly to put down her gun, but Polly points the gun at Gemma and Gemma shoots her. Stahl comes out of hiding and tries to frame Gemma for the murder of Edmond and Polly, but lets her escape out the back door. Gemma gets a ride out of town with Unser to go into hiding. In Season 3, Polly's murder is ruled as self-defense, as she has a gun in her hand when she hits the floor.
Bachman (Stephen King) is an independent biker. He is the "cleaner" who Tig hires to dispose of the body of Gemma's father's slain caretaker Amelia. He is an eccentric character who demands that Tig play 1980s music on the stereo while he performs his craft. When the deed is done, Tara inquires about where she is, and he coldly replies, "Where's who?" Tig has a smirk on his face while he hands Bachman his payment for services. Bachman quietly takes his payment and leaves. The name "Bachman" is a reference to Stephen King's pen name Richard Bachman.
Georgie Caruso (Tom Arnold) is a rival to Luann Delaney in the pornography business. Introduced in Season 2, Caruso is a scumbag who takes advantage of Luann's legal troubles to steal away her performers. He physically abuses and threatens the performers to keep them from leaving. SAMCRO threatens Caruso and, for a time, he backs off. Later in the season, Luann's new studio is broken into in the episode "Potlatch." Sex tapes and expensive equipment are stolen, and the guard dog is found dead and mutilated. All evidence points to Caruso, so Jax, Bobby, and Opie pay him a visit. They find and retrieve Luann's belongings, but not before threatening Caruso and destroying his laptop. Later, Charming police find Luann Delaney on the side of the road, apparently beaten to death, implying that Georgie Caruso is involved. Soon after Luann's death, Half-Sack says Georgie and his crew skipped town and fled the country to go to Thailand to "recruit" new talent.
In Season 4, he returns, trying to work a new "real sized sex-dolls" business. The club tries to reach out to him when Otto, after being presented tests by Linc Potter regarding Luann's involvement with Bobby, demands that Georgie be killed in retaliation for Luann's murder. He is captured and about to be killed but, pleading for his life, he claims he has billionaire "sex-freak" Asian contacts, which sparks Clay's interest for a potential way to end Jacob Hale's investment plan. After he goes back on his word on the fake investment, and after he admits he was responsible for killing Luanne, Tig and Opie executed him in the trunk of his own car.
Amelia Dominguez (Monique Gabriela Curnen) is Nate Madock's caretaker. Amelia is an illegal immigrant with no family in the United States. She and Tig start a sexual rendezvous when Gemma visits her father.
After Nate shoots Tig, believing him to be an intruder, Amelia looks up Gemma on the Internet and finds that there is a warrant out on her and a handsome reward for her arrest. Gemma subdues her and duct tapes her to a wheelchair in the basement. Tara comes to care for Tig's wound and ends up caring for Amelia, as well. Amelia tricks Tara and breaks free from her restraints. She attacks and tries to stab Gemma but, in a scuffle, ends up accidentally stabbing and killing herself. Tig employs the services of Bachman, a "cleaner" (played by the author Stephen King), who disposes of Amelia's body down a slop sink in the basement.
Dondo (David Hasselhoff) is a former pornstar-turned-director. He has a great fondness for Luann Delaney, whom he credits for helping him find a career in the industry beyond performing on-camera, and he wants to see Luann's death avenged. Dondo makes his first appearance in Season 4.
Lumpy Feldstein (Michael Fairman) is a local boxing club owner, a survivor of the Holocaust and a close friend of SAMCRO. Refusing to sell his clubhouse to an unknown buyer (revealed to be Jacob Hale, Jr.), he finds himself and the clubhouse under increasing threats of violence. After Ernest Darby, bribed by Hale, is unsuccessful in convincing Lumpy to vacate his property, Hale pays Hector Salazar to rough up Lumpy and deliver a phony message that he is acting on behalf of the Mayans Motorcycle Club in an attempt to re-ignite the war between the Mayans and SAMCRO. In the hospital, Lumpy tells Chief Wayne Unser that he will be closing his gym. In a later episode, Unser announces that Lumpy died from internal bleeding sustained from his wounds.
Floyd (James Carraway) is the town barber in Charming, and his shop is a neutral meeting place for law enforcement and SAMCRO members.
Jacob Hale, Jr. (Jeff Kober) is a businessman and the older brother of Deputy Chief David Hale. At the beginning of Season 2, Jacob brings Ethan Zobelle and L.O.A.N. into Charming, presenting them to his brother as a way to get SAMCRO out of town. Jacob hopes to profit financially from SAMCRO's removal and, unlike his brother, is unconcerned with L.O.A.N.'s political and racial motivations and beliefs. Jacob also hopes to secure financial backing from Zobelle's business contacts, but is later informed by Zobelle that his people would be more inclined to help Jacob if he were to become more aligned with their cause.
After learning of Gemma's rape, Deputy Chief Hale helps SAMCRO thwart a scam Jacob is using to seize land from Elliott Oswald for development. Later in the season, Elliott Oswald reveals to Clay that Jacob Hale is attempting to run for mayor of Charming, with Zobelle's backing, because the position could possibly allow him to exercise executive power to obtain Oswald's land.
In Season 3, Jacob becomes a more prominent character. He has become more determined to remove SAMCRO from Charming, telling Wayne Unser that SAMCRO can no longer maintain their end of their deal with the Charming Police Department, wherein the police would look the other way on SAMCRO's activities in exchange for keeping violence out of Charming. He forms an uneasy alliance with Unser, where he promises to support Charming Police Department in exchange for Unser's support of his mayoral campaign.
Hale's development company has been muscling businesses into closing on Liberty Street in Charming so that they can redevelop the area. Lumpy Feldstein, an elderly Holocaust survivor and SOA friend, is the only tenant that refuses to close his business (a boxing gym). Hale hires Ernest Darby to try to convince Lumpy to vacate his property, but he is unsuccessful. Hale is then able to convince Hector Salazar, former leader of the Calaveras Motorcycle Club and enemy of SAMCRO, to rough up Lumpy, but Salazar takes it too far, nearly killing him. (Lumpy ultimately dies from his wounds.) Hale is blackmailed by Salazar into giving out information about Tara Knowles' activities. Hale was recently part of a unanimous vote by the Charming city council to have the San Joaquin Sheriff's Department take over the Charming Police Department, which Police Chief Wayne Unser views as a complete betrayal. Hale is eventually held hostage by Hector Salazar, but after Jax kills Salazar, he takes the credit for supposedly stabbing Salazar with a pen.
In Season 4, Jacob has successfully become mayor and is planning a new set of luxury homes known as Charming Heights, something that SAMCRO is not happy about. He deliberately brings in Eli Roosevelt to serve as deputy chief for his record, as he would prove effective against SAMCRO. When SAMCRO leaves the corpses of the recently killed Russian mafia, Jacob grows impatient and desperate, as the incident makes him lose investors. During the charity event hosted by Roosevelt's wife, Clay makes a speech that supports Elliott as a more capable mayor, which is received with support by the people present, and Jacob, who is present, is visibly displeased. When Charming Heights is thought to be in danger, Jacob reveals that he convinced the Natsuki Family (which SAMCRO wanted to use to fake interest in order to ruin Charming Heights) to invest and that the development of Charming Heights is going smoothly.
In the season's finale, Lincoln Potter bursts into the meeting, bringing sex toys with him that are all manufactured by the Natsuki Family (revealed to be the largest manufacturer of sex toys and pornography in the world, even including pedophillia), which were hidden as "Tokyo Fund" by Hale. Hale confronts Potter, and Potter replies that he "dislikes" Hale. This incident prompts a recess on the vote.
In the fifth episode of Season 5, "Orca Shrugged," Hale has a meeting with Jax, Chibs, and Bobby. His appearance has altered slightly—he has grown out his hair and has a beard. He is asked by the Sons to lease them one of his properties to turn into a prostitution business, but he says he will never help SAMCRO. He later meets with Jax again, offering Hale dirt on a crucial member of city council, which would allow Charming Heights to proceed. He also offers him an investor in Damon Pope, provided he lease them the property. He later agrees.
Lowell Harland, Jr. (Keir O'Donnell) is a second-generation mechanic at Teller-Morrow Automotive Repair and a drug addict. He is not a member of the motorcycle club. His father was killed by the Sons for betraying them, but Lowell initially does not know the truth. A discussion between Clay and Gemma implies that Lowell, Sr., was implicated in something far more secret. When his father's body is found in a grave along with the bodies of Mayans, Clay worries that he might give information about the club to the ATF. Clay goes to Lowell's apartment to kill him but, after telling him the truth about his father's death, decides not to. Lowell has a son of his own named Moby. He is present and appears sober at the coming home party for Jax's son Abel.
Brenan Hefner (Lyle Kanouse) is the Oakland Port Commissioner. He is described as being "very dirty" by Agent June Stahl, and "greedy" by Clay, and is a frequent womanizer. Hefner and his port thugs ambush Real IRA member Michael McKeavey upon his return to Oakland, and try to get him to triple his payoff to let McKeavey's weapon shipment through. The deal goes bad, with McKeavey getting angry and scaring Hefner into having his thugs beat and break McKeavey's neck and leave him for dead. Cameron Hayes plans revenge but, after being incapacitated by a gunshot, and short on time before Hefner leaves on business, Jax, Bobby and Opie end up having to do it. Clay tells Bobby to make sure Opie kills Hefner (to prove Opie's commitment to the club) but, when the moment comes and Opie freezes, Bobby quickly steps in and shoots Hefner himself. Bobby and Opie are later charged with Hefner's murder, and with Hefner's position as a state official, the state attorney seeks the death penalty against them, until the case is dismissed following the disappearance of the only witness.
Charlie Horse (Randolph Mantooth), the chief of the Wahewa Native American tribe, manufactures ammunition for the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club. He presides over the wedding of Opie and Lyla Winston.
Ally Lowen (Robin Weigert) is a colleague of Rosen, and the new legal counsel of SAMCRO in Season 3. Aware of the club's illegal business, she does not hesitate to help them, and becomes Gemma's counsel in the investigation regarding the deaths of Polly Zobelle and Edmond Hayes.
Nate Madock (Hal Holbrook) is Gemma Teller's elderly father. He was married to Gemma's mother Rose, who is recently deceased. Gemma and Tig visit Nate when they are on the run from Gemma's murder charges. He suffers from the early stages of dementia (believing his wife to still be alive) and has a caretaker. He shoots Tig in the shoulder with a rifle when he catches him having sex with his caretaker, Amelia, believing Amelia to be his wife Rose. After the unrelated death of Amelia, a heartbroken Gemma decides to put Nate in a home for the elderly.
Chuck "Chucky" Marstein (Michael Marisi Ornstein), a prison friend of Otto's, is a bookkeeper for a Triad gang. In Season 1, Chuck is regularly beaten by Triads in the prison, so Otto arranges for SAMCRO to protect Chuck upon his release in exchange for a large sum of money that Chuck claims is hidden in the kitchen of a Triad restaurant. However, Chuck proves to be rather paranoid and afflicted with compulsive masturbation disorder that flares at inopportune times. Chuck leads them to the money, but SAMCRO is upset when the money turns out to be counterfeit, and the Triads are really after two printing templates that Chuck stole. Clay makes a deal with the Triad leader, Henry Lin, to exchange real money for Chuck and the templates.
In Season 2, Chuck has had all but his index fingers cut off when his compulsive masturbation disorder becomes too much for Lin to tolerate. When Chuck's services are no longer needed, Lin offers to trade Chuck back to SAMCRO, but Clay refuses. Tig, feeling sympathetic, offers to take Chuck and promises to set him up as the new bookkeeper at Luann's studio. This turns out to be a good move, as Chuck proves himself to be a capable accomplice on numerous occasions. Chuck helps SAMCRO gain access to Georgie Caruso's studio when he goes in and causes a distraction by saying that he wants his mutilated hands to be used in fetish pornography.
Chuck is sleeping in the office of the porn studio when A.J. Weston and Ernest Darby come to burn it down. The commotion awakens him, and he tries to make a phone call for help, but cannot get a connection. He watches as Weston and his goons double-cross Darby.
Chuck, having survived the fire, comes out of hiding in the episode "Culling." He tells SAMCRO what really happened at the porn studio, and they suggest that he file a police report so the club could collect insurance money and help get A.J. Weston arrested. In the Season 2 finale, Deputy Chief Hale reveals that, since Chuck is a convicted felon, he is considered an unreliable witness and, therefore, Hale cannot hold Weston on the arson charge.
In Season 3, Chuck is an associate of SAMCRO, handling basic tasks at Teller-Morrow and serving coffee to the SAMCRO members in their clubhouse. Chuck is shot in the shoulder during the drive-by at Half-Sack's wake. In the second episode of Season 3, Chuck again proves useful by creating a distraction, crying out, "Look what they did to my hands!" and running wildly through the hospital. This distraction lures away police that were guarding a rival gang member (who is partially responsible for the drive-by at Half-Sack's wake) so that SAMCRO can interrogate him. He repeats a similar stunt later on at the hospital, so that Tig and Kozik can sneak into the same gang member's room and kill him with cyanide as a favor to the Mayans.
In the Season 3 finale, Chuck informs SAMCRO that he never disposed of $5 million worth of defective counterfeit money left over from his time with the Triad, and he donates it to the club. Two million dollars of it is later used to secure the acquisition of Jimmy from the Russians.
In Season 4, Gemma buys Chuck prosthetic hands because his one finger was "freaking her out." Chuck continues to show his reliability and loyalty to the club, such as when a dismembered head is left in the parking lot, as the sheriffs are storming the garage, and he hides the head in a bag of groceries and puts it in a pot of chili meant for the Charming Garden fundraiser.
In Season 5, Chuck remains a loyal assistant to SAMCRO and Teller-Morrow. He has also learned the French language.
Eviqua Michaels (Ashley Monique Clark) is the 17-year-old African American neighbor of Brenan Hefner's mistress and witnesses his murder. She goes to the police and positively identifies Bobby as the shooter, and is prepared to identify Opie. Her position as a state's witness protects her identity until Elliott Oswald uses his contacts to uncover her name and the location of her safehouse. Eviqua is taken hostage until, rather than killing her, Jax Teller threatens her into leaving California. Her disappearance leads to the state attorney dismissing the case against Bobby and Opie.
Margaret Murphy (McNally Sagal) is an administrator at St. Thomas Hospital and disapproves of Tara's relationship with Jax and the Sons of Anarchy. When insurance issues mean that Chibs will be removed from St. Thomas before he makes a full recovery, Gemma confronts Margaret about the situation in an elevator at the hospital. Margaret files an insurance fraud complaint, accusing Tara of coaching Chibs to fake symptoms in order to extend his stay at the hospital and has Tara's hospital privileges suspended. When Margaret's meddling becomes too much, Tara accuses Margaret of putting the hospital profit dangerously ahead of the quality of care and proceeds to give her a mild beating (black eye and bloody nose) before telling her to back down or SAMCRO will cause her harm.
In Season 3, Margaret becomes more supportive of Tara, encouraging her not to endanger her career and let her talents as surgeon go to waste when Tara contemplates taking an extended leave from the hospital after Abel's kidnapping. Margaret says that her actions against Tara (in Season 2) and her support of her (in Season 3) are not personal, but are what she considers best for the hospital, which proves to be likely false when, in the episode "Turas," Salazar takes her and Tara hostage. When they check her for tattoos, they find what looks like a large "property of" tattoo on her back.
Margaret reveals to Tara that, when she was younger, she was together with a reckless biker and, after he died from a drug overdose, she turned her life around and the tattoo is to remind her that she has left that life behind. This is identical to what Tara tells Gemma in the show's pilot episode.
Margaret is set free from her captors when Tara volunteers to stay behind and try to save Salazar's girlfriend, whose throat Tara slits during an escape attempt. She grows to care much more about Tara, to the point of insisting that she leave Charming for a better job in a hospital at Oregon. She confronts Gemma several times during Season 4, regarding Tara and how she should leave Charming and the club. In Season 4, Margaret seems to develop a much more friendly relationship with Tara. She gives Tara an excellent recommendation to a hospital in Providence, Oregon.
Elliott Oswald (Patrick St. Esprit) is a prominent businessman and ranch owner in Charming. He claims his family has been in Charming longer than SAMCRO, and that he has trouble getting along with SAMCRO.
When his daughter Tristan Oswald (Liana Liberato) is raped by a carny from a traveling carnival, Elliott, against the will of wife Karen (Judith Hoag), comes to the club seeking biker justice, after which the relationship between the Oswalds and SAMCRO shifts. Elliott's gratitude towards the club leaves him a resourceful contact when the club needs someone with influence or money.
Clay uses him to gain information about a federal informant in the Season 1 finale. In Season 2, his land is threatened with purchase and eminent domain by Jacob Hale, Jr., Deputy Chief David Hale's older brother, but SAMCRO and Hale are able to prove that the eminent domain threat is a ruse and that there is no real threat of Oswald's land being taken, thereby ending the deal. Later, after being approached by Gemma, and with some urging from his daughter, Elliott puts up the bail for the members of SAMCRO who were arrested after a failed attack on Ethan Zobelle.
In Season 3, Oswald attempts to run for mayor against the scheming Jacob Hale, Jr., who is attempting to turn Charming against SAMCRO. Following the violence of Season 2 and the drive-by at Half-Sack's wake in Season 3, Oswald has decided to try to distance himself from SAMCRO, because he feels that his relationship with them could cost him the mayoral position. However, following the extension of SAMCRO's bail hearing, Clay Morrow is still able to convince Elliott to let SAMCRO fly on one of his cargo planes to Belfast (Oswald's cargo planes are not subject to customs control).
At the start of Season 4, much of Elliott's land holdings are seized by Charming through the use of eminent domain for the construction of a new land development called "Charming Heights." The seizure costs Elliott millions of dollars, so, as compensation, Oswald Construction is given the contract to build Charming Heights.
Rosen (Tom Everett Scott) is the club's lawyer. His connection to the club may be at least somewhat personal as well as professional.
Ima Tite (Kristen Renton), introduced in Season 2, is a porn star employed by Luann Delaney. At one point, she is infatuated with Jax and tries to make him and Tara break up. Tara proves she won't back down by having sex with Jax in the porn studio's bathroom and playfully shooting up Ima's car. Ima is arrested in the episode "Fa Guan" when Charming police find her and other girls soliciting sex and drugs on behalf of an unknown source that offer them $10,000. Jax refuses to bail her out of prison.
In Season 3, Ima continues to make advances at Jax, but he rebuffs her. In the episode "The Push," Jax breaks up with Tara and has sex with Ima. When Tara catches them and becomes upset, Ima shows no signs of remorse. She attempts to climb back into bed with Jax but, to her surprise, Jax kicks her out of the clubhouse. When she leaves, she is slapped in the face by Lyla. Ima returns in Season 4 and has a one-night stand with Opie. She pulls a gun at the clubhouse after she is confronted by Lyla, Tara, and Gemma the following day.
Later, Jax pays her a visit under the guise that he is interested in a rendezvous with her but, when they are alone in her dressing room, he slams her face into a makeup table and warns her to stay away from the club. Afterwards, Ima is in complete fear of anyone connected to the club. In Season 5, she shoots a girl-on-girl film with Lyla. In Season 6, Episode 1, she arrives at the clubhouse to let everyone know that Lyla has been hurt. Later in the episode, Gemma slams Ima's face across the bar for entering the clubhouse, presumably for the last time she was in the clubhouse and pulled a gun on everyone.