Main characters in the Sons of Anarchy TV series

List of Main Characters in the Sons of Anarchy TV Series

The popular television series 'Sons of Anarchy' is a creation of Kurt Stutter, who is an American screenwriter, producer, director, and actor. Buzzle lists the key protagonists in this series, along with some information about each of them, both on a personal level and as they are in the series.
Did You Know?
Katey Sagal (Gemma) has been married to the series creator Kurt Sutter since October 2004, and their son's name is Jackson, which is also the name of the lead character (Jackson 'Jax' Teller) in the series.
The series mainly features an outlaw motorcycle club SAMCRO (Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club Redwood Original) which operates in Charming, a fictional town in California's Central Valley. The club takes up several criminal activities and deals in arms. They also engage themselves in keeping other mafia and drug dealers outside the city. The club was originally founded by John Teller (former marine), and is now looked after by his son Jackson a.k.a. Jax Teller.

All the club members are cool dudes, with Harley Davidson motorcycles, leather jackets, chains and knives, and with tattoos all over their bodies. Their jackets bear the club's logo; a Grim Reaper wielding an M-16 rifle with a scythe blade in one hand, and holding a crystal ball in the other. The plot of the series revolves around the affairs of the club, and Jax's personal life and his perception of the club. As the episodes progress, the series blends in several characters, including members of the club and other supporting stars. Take a quick peek at the important characters of the series and their brief description, as given below.

Sons of Anarchy Characters
Jax
Charlie Hunnam

Bio

Born: April 10, 1980
Newcastle, England

Occupation: Actor, screenwriter

Years Active: 1998 - present

In the Series

Role: Jackson 'Jax' Teller

Character Sketch: Jackson, being the vice president and later the president of SAMCRO (Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club Redwood Original), is constantly on the move to hold the club united. He strives to achieve balance between his personal life and the club. In the whole series, Jax is portrayed in two different settings; one being with his family, and the other as a contributing member to the club's encounters.
Clay
Ronald Perlman

Bio

Born: April 30, 1950
New York City, U.S.

Occupation: Actor, voice artist

Years Active: 1979 - present

In the Series

Role: Clay Morrow

Character Sketch: The former president of SAMCRO, Clay is one of the original 'First 9' members of the club. Under Morrow, the club has become a more crime-based entity, and he is in constant efforts to expand the club's criminal network, and keep drug dealers and rapists out of Charming. He and Jax are friends and business partners in the Teller-Morrow Auto Repair Shop. He is married to Jax's mom, Gemma Teller.

Gemma
Katey Sagal

Bio

Born: January 19, 1954
Los Angeles, U.S.

Occupation: Actress, voice artist, singer, songwriter

Years Active: 1971 - present

In the Series

Role: Gemma Teller Morrow

Character Sketch: She is Jax's mother and the manager of Teller-Morrow. She would cross any limit in order to maintain the courtesy of the club. She is the widow of John Teller, who was the founder of SAMCRO, and Jax's real father. Gemma also has another son from John, named Thomas, who is ill due to a genetic heart disorder passed on to him by his mother. After John's accidental death, Gemma married his friend Clay.
Tara
Maggie Siff

Bio

Born: June 21, 1974
New York City, U.S.

Occupation: Actress

Years Active: 2004 - present

In the Series

Role: Tara Knowles

Character Sketch: Native to Charming, and Jax's high school girlfriend; Tara moves to San Diego at the age of 19, where she completes her graduation. Tara further completes her medical degree in Chicago, where she dates ATF agent Joshua Kohn. She starts working as an attending surgeon at St. Thomas Hospital, when she returns to Charming after 11 years. She is reunited with Jax, and attends to his baby, Abel, from his wife Wendy.

Tig
Kim Coates

Bio

Born: February 21, 1958
Saskatoon, Canada

Occupation: Actor

Years Active: 1986 - present

In the Series

Role: Tig Trager

Character Sketch: He is said to be the gang's most violent member, which is the reason for clashes between him and Jax. Though violent, he is extremely loyal to Clay, Gemma, and the club itself. He works as a mechanic at Teller-Morrow, and is often employed by the gang to carry out killings. A peek in his past reveals his former job as a marine and the status of sergeant-at-arms in SAMCRO.
Chibs
Tommy Flanagan

Bio

Born: July 3, 1965
Glasgow, Scotland

Occupation: Actor

Years Active: 1992 - present

In the Series

Role: Clay Morrow

Character Sketch Telford originally belongs to Glasgow, Scotland, but was brought up in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He was formerly a medic at the British army before his court-martial. Chibs was a member of SAMBEL (linked with SAMCRO) before joining SAMCRO. Chibs is the gang's connection to IRA, which sells guns within the U.S. Chibs is very loyal to Jax Teller and the club as a whole.

Bobby
Mark Boone Junior

Bio

Born: March 17, 1955
Cincinnati, U.S.

Occupation: Actor

Years Active: 1983 - present

In the Series

Role: Bobby Munson

Character Sketch: Bobby is intelligent, and is the treasury secretary of SAMCRO; responsible for all the club's financial matters and record keeping. He is looked upon as one of the calmer members of the club, and the one to promote peace within his brothers. But he won't hesitate to use violence whenever necessary. Munson's father was an accountant in Reno, Nevada, which explains his accounting knowledge.
Wayne Unser
Dayton Callie

Bio

Born: 1956
Dumbarton, Scotland

Occupation: Actor, screenwriter

Years Active: 1984 - present

In the Series

Role: Wayne Unser

Character Sketch: Unser is originally from Charming, and was a marine for some time in his past, when he fought in the Vietnam War. Presently, he plays the role of the chief of Charming police department. He is corrupt to the extent that he supports SAMCRO's illegal activities, but looks at the club with more of respect, as it keeps drug dealing mafia and crime out of the city. He is seen to be suffering from colon cancer, and uses marijuana to rid himself of the pain.

Opie
Ryan Hurst

Bio

Born: June 19, 1976
Santa Monica, U.S.

Occupation: Actor

Years Active: 1993 - present

In the Series

Role: Harry 'Opie' Winston

Character Sketch: Opie is Piney Winston's son and also a member of SAMCRO. He has completed a 5-year sentence in the Chino State Penitentiary. Like Jax, Opie too is very dedicated to the club, considering it next to his family. He is married to Donna, and fathers two children. After Donna is killed, Opie weds Lyla (Season 4). Opie, at the end of season 5, is brutally beaten and killed by a blow at the back of his head.
Piney
William Lucking

Bio

Born: June 17, 1941
Vicksburg, U.S.

Occupation: Actor, director

Years Active: 1965 - present

In the Series

Role: Piermont 'Piney' Winston

Character Sketch: One of the oldest members of the club and also the co-founder, Piney was a ranger in the Vietnam war, when he met the founder of SAMCRO, John Teller. He is the father of Opie, and suffers from severe emphysema. Despite his age and disease, he is as tough as his club-mates. Piney is the only present-day SAMCRO member to wear the club's original denim cut-off jacket.

Juice
Theo Rossi

Bio

Born: June 4, 1975
Staten Island, U.S.

Occupation: Actor

Years Active: 1999 - present

In the Series

Role: Juan Carlos 'Juice' Ortiz

Character Sketch: Juice is basically the techie guy of SAMCRO. He deals with intelligence and computer hacking, and is responsible for the club's digital database. He is seen as being unreliable by Clay, the club's president, and is often assigned small basic jobs. He has tribal tattoos on either side of the head. Juice is single and lives with his father.
Nero
Jimmy Smits

Bio

Born: July 9, 1955
Brooklyn, U.S.

Occupation: Actor

Years Active: 1984 - present

In the Series

Role: Nero Padilla

Character Sketch: Nero is first seen in season 5, having sexual relations with Gemma. Eventually, Gemma falls for Nero and confesses to him that she has no more love left for Clay, her second husband. Nero Padilla is the owner of an escort agency in Charming. He is seen to make a business deal with Jax, who asks him to leave Gemma alone in return.
Now that you have been introduced, or maybe re-introduced to these popular stars/characters, don't forget to spot them in the upcoming seasons of the Sons of Anarchy. If you have any more interesting comments you'd like to make on a specific character or featurette, please feel free to do so in the comments section below.
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