15 Sons Of Anarchy Stars Hollywood Won’t Cast Anymore

Sons of Anarchy ran on FX from 2008 to 2014, earning strong viewership numbers throughout its long tenure on TV. The Shakespearean show followed the life and times of the Redwood Chapter of the Sons of Anarchy motorcycle club, a Hells Angels-based portrayal of gritty crime mixed with a bit of drama sourced from Hamlet.

The show's scope expanded throughout the years as characters came and went—with many losing their lives due to the violence of the motorcycle club's activities—which required plenty of actors to fill roles that developed over the years. But despite Sons of Anarchy being well-received, only a handful of the show's stars have gone on to enjoy Hollywood recognition and success.

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15 Maggie Siff

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Maggie Siff played opposite Charlie Hunnam as Tara, a complex character who was, at times, equally as enigmatic as she was beautiful. Tara would end up being Siff's most memorable role, though she was also a recurring character on Mad Men. Recently, she's been in Billions, but that's about it for an actress who impressed on Sons.

14 Ryan Hurst

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Ryan Hurst proved to be a fan favorite for his portrayal of Opie Winston on Sons of Anarchy. As Jax Teller's best friend, Opie was loyal, brooding, and reliable. He was treated terribly by SAMCRO, though. That treatment would be nothing compared to how Hollywood received Hurst, who has only had a few other roles since the show ended.

13 Tommy Flanagan

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Tommy Flanagan is a Scottish actor equally famous for his accent and his scarred face. On Sons of Anarchy, he played Chibs, a feared member of SAMCRO. His turn on the series would end up being the highlight of his career, though, as a talented character actor who, other than an appearance on Peaky Blinders, has struggled to get Hollywood to hire him very much since then.

12 William Lucking

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William Lucking played Piney Winston, Opie's father and one of the most respected members of SAMCRO. Lucking enjoyed a long Hollywood career as a recognizable actor who managed to make minor roles more memorable, though Sons of Anarchy would prove to be his most notable gig—and he hasn't worked much since.

11 Marilyn Manson

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Marilyn Manson is a divisive musical artist who has always been at the center of one controversy or another. His violent persona fit in perfectly with Sons of Anarchy, one of the only acting roles of his life. However, it's a good bet that in today's reactive culture, the chances of Manson getting another turn on either the big or small screen is pretty close to zero.

10 Ray McKinnon

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Ray McKinnon has been a longtime character who got made powerful appearances on HBO's Deadwood. His portrayal of Lincoln Potter on Sons of Anarchy was another strong turn, though, for some reason, McKinnon hasn't been able to get over the proverbial hump and make it to Hollywood big-timer status, not even getting a single film role between 2012 and 2019.

9 Katey Sagal

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Katey Sagal played one of the most vicious characters on Son of Anarchy, Jax Teller's mother, Gemma Teller Morrow. Without a doubt, she received some brutal treatment, though her actions were equally as questionable beforehand. Since Sons concluded, Sagal's career has taken a bit of a downturn, perhaps because audiences are accustomed to her evil ways.

8 Mark Boone Junior

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Mark Boone Junior has made a career out of playing the scruffy, morally ambiguous characters that Hollywood has loved over the past few decades. He's a character actor whose portrayal of Bobby Munson was a perfect fit with the way he looks. He also featured in a few Christopher Nolan films, though it seems Hollywood may be a little burnt out on his look lately.

7 Dayton Callie

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Dayton Callie is another of the Deadwood actors who found their way onto Sons of Anarchy. On Deadwood, he played Charlie Utter, an underappreciated man who knew right from wrong. On Sons, he was an underappreciated Police Chief who struggled to keep an eye on what was good or bad for the town of Charming. His career since then has been underwhelming, though.

6 Drea de Matteo

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Drea de Matteo enjoyed a strong start to the 21st century, appearing on The SopranosSons of Anarchy, and Desperate Housewives. But in recent years, her career has taken a downturn, and she's only managed to score a few roles in single episodes of bland TV shows and in a few B-list movies.

5 Johnny Lewis

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Johnny Lewis had the dubious honor of playing Kip "Half Sack" Epps on Sons of Anarchy's first two seasons. His career looked promising at that point, though things would turn south quickly for Lewis. He had a motorcycle accident which may have been the cause of some dependency and mental health issues that cut his career sadly short.

4 Natalie Skyy

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Natalie Skyy played Kiki on Sons of Anarchy, a bartender who also dabbled in the world's oldest profession. She landed the role after being a ring girl and hostess for various mixed martial arts promotion companies, though it's safe to say her acting career has essentially been limited to SoA.

3 Taylor Sheridan

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Other than Charlie Hunnam, Taylor Sheridan may be having the best career post-Sons of Anarchy. But his acting isn't what has earned him acclaim. Instead, Sheridan has become one of the hottest screenwriters in town, having penned hits like Hell or High WaterWind River, and Sicario: Day of the Soldado.

2 David Labrava

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David Labrava earned the role of Happy on Sons of Anarchy after being the show's technical advisor. A tattoo artist and former Hells Angel, Labrava fit the bill perfectly, but he hasn't done very much acting other than on SoA. He did appear again on the Sons spin-off, Mayans M.C., as well as in 2018's Lucifer, though the rest of his filmography is made up of unknown short films.

1 Ron Perlman

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Ron Perlman played Clay Morrow on Sons of Anarchy, a character that was alternately cruel and evil but also one that audiences could feel a bit of sympathy for. Perlman has enjoyed a long Hollywood career, with some highlights including playing Hellboy and a turn in Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive. But after SoA, his career has taken a notable slump—even the reboot of Hellboy got a new star.

Sources: IMDb, Wikipedia, and Sons of Anarchy Fandom.

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