Sons Of Anarchy has been defining ‘badass’ for more than a decade. The show debuted on September 3, 2008, and became FX’s top-rated drama over the course of seven seasons. The biker-centric drama series had all the hard-hitting, tough-nosed grit of a crime series with a splash of passion that counterbalanced all the gang-on-gang violence and gore. Influenced by Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Sons of Anarchy centered around a family (both blood-related and not) of grim reaper patch-wearing outlaw bikers in a club known as SAMCRO which stands for Sons Of Anarchy Motorcycle Club Redwood Original, based in the fictional town of Charming, California.
It’s been nearly four years since Sons Of Anarchy aired the finale, but fans are still obsessed with many of the show’s characters. Fans have been given a sliver of optimism as there is a new spin-off series called Mayans MC set to be released later this year. Besides the amazingly talented main ensemble, the show also had memorable scene stealers, who made it to the viewers’ heart even with a little screen time. Today, we are looking at the minor characters who stole the scene with their brief appearance on Sons of Anarchy.
Agent June Stahl
One of the main antagonists of the show, Agent June Stahl, was portrayed by Ally Walker. When SAMCRO wasn’t dealing with rival gangs, they had their hands full with law enforcement, particularly with Agent Stahl. The character was first introduced in the sixth episode of season one, and for three seasons essentially harassed the SAMCRO. A bisexual character, Stahl’s methods are often ruthless which include murdering her own girlfriend to get what she wants. Her actions led to the deaths of two people associated with SAMCRO as well as the kidnapping of Abel Teller. Stahl really was a despicable character, but whenever she came on screen no one could outshine her.
Played by American actor, Jimmy Smits, Nero made his debut on the episode Sovereign in the show’s fifth season. A mentor of Jax Teller, he was also in a relationship with Jax’s mom, Gemma Teller Morrow. Smits’ control of the role had audiences purely engaged in his character, and it isn’t hard to see why Nero became such an important character of the show. Playing a recurring role throughout the series’ fifth, sixth, and seventh seasons, Nero was last seen on the series finale.
Being a part of SAMCRO isn’t easy and certainly not for the prospects, including Edward Kip “Half Sack” Epps. Even though he was only a prospect, he quickly became a significant member of the show and had more and more storylines revolved around him. From his relationship with Cherry to stealing an ambulance, there is never a dull moment when it comes to the character. Thanks to the amazing portrayal by Johnny Lewis. Half-Sack sadly met his demise in the Season 2 episode Na Triobloidi. The audience will never forget how bravely he put his life on the line to defend Jax’s son Abel. Although he wasn’t the main character, many fans were devastated when he was killed in season 2, making him the first regular character to be killed off.
Along with the most formidable foe of SAMCRO, Damon Pope, Romeo Parada also left a lasting impression on SOA fans. In addition to being one of the main antagonists for SAMCRO in the show’s fourth and fifth season, he was also one of the main influences in the California underworld. His storyline became more intriguing when it was revealed that he was an undercover CIA operative. Despite all the suspense the character brought to the 14 episodes he was in, it’s undeniable that the reason he stole the show was that "Parada," played by the legendary actor, Danny Trejo, who is known for leaving a mark on every movie and show he works on.
Chuck “Chucky” Marstein was a prison friend of Otto and a bookkeeper for the Lin Triad. When Chucky was first introduced in the series in the season one episode entitled Giving Back, no fans could’ve anticipated that he was going to be a fan-favorite. Chucky had a heart of gold and became a friend, confidant, babysitter, helper and whatever the club needed him to be. Chucky had most of the comical moments in the series. In a show filled with violence and gore, these moments were hard to come by, which made Chucky such a memorable character.
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