Trivia: Sons of Anarchy

  • Acting for Two: Mario Perez played a Calavera on Season 3, a Lobos Sonora gunman on Season 4, and a Byz Lat on Season 5 and 6.
  • Actor Allusion:
    • Stephen King appears in a cameo role as a "cleaner" called Bachman, a reference to his old Pen Name, Richard Bachman.
    • When planning Gemma's hiding in Canada, Tig suggests that she "go redhead," referencing Katy Sagal's role as Peg Bundy in Married... with Children. Gemma states that she'd rather shave her head.
    • When Jax takes Luann to the new porn studio she is initially afraid that he is going to murder her. Jax tells her he isn't going to "go Adrianna" on her. A reference to Drea de Matteo (who played Jax's son's mother)'s character from The Sopranos.
    • Chibs' name dropping another movie he was in.
    Chibs: I love the green! All about the Benjamins!"
    • A basketball player calls Kozik a "lemonheaded sucka." Hmm, didn't Kenny Johnson play a guy in a certain TV show where his nickname was "Lem," which was short for "Lemonhead"? Also His final line of dialogue, before being blown up by a landmine, was "You gotta be shittin' me", one of his Shield character's catchphrases.
    • When Walton Goggins, of The Shield shows up playing a transsexual hooker, his character is named Venus Van Damme. His character on The Shield twice used Cletus Van Damme as an alias.
    • Charlie Barofsky is a history buff, much like Peter Weller himself.
    • Ashley Tisdale guest stars as Emma Jean, one of Nero's escorts, in one scene there is a Cheerleader costume resembling the one from Hellcats on the bed
    • AJ Weston, played by Henry Rollins, has a Black Flag tattoo on his left arm and the back of his neck. Rollins absolutely hates the neo-Nazi influence in early hardcore punk, so its seems like its played for the ironic factor.
  • The Cast Showoff: Katy Sagal has worked as a professional singer. She provides vocals for several songs used in the show.
  • Cast the Expert:
    • David LaBrava (Happy) and Rusty Coones (Rane Quinn) are real Hells Angels.
    • Chuck Zito (Frankie Diamonds) is also a real Hells Angel. In fact, he was president of the New York chapter.
    • Sonny Barger (Lenny Janowitz) is not only a real Hells Angel, but he is also the founding member of Oakland, one of its initial charters, and at one point was its president.
  • Creator Backlash: Kurt Sutter came up with the idea of a big Sons guide that would go into detail of all the episodes. It ended up being released and sent to fans a week before the final episode, spoiling the ending. Feeling it was a long time since he called someone a (^~+ Sutter went on a Cluster F-Bomb rant where he promised fans a basket full of heads of those responsible, asked those spoiled not to air their views online and given the book was his idea took the blame for what happened.
  • The Danza: Courtney Love — born Courtney Harrison — plays the teacher Ms. Harrison.
  • Fake American: Jax. Charlie Hunnam is from Newcastle, UK.
  • Fake Irish: Jimmy O'Phelan and most of the rest of the Irish characters in season 3.
  • Fake Nationality: Jeff Wincott, playing the Italian American Jimmy Cacuzza, is Canadian.
    • Adam Arkin, who plays white separatist Ethan Zobelle, is Jewish. It's unlikely he would be welcomed by most white nationalists.
  • Fake Russian: American actor Keith Szarabajka, an American of Polish descent, plays a Russian gangster in a few episodes of seasons three and four.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
  • Name's the Same:
    • Clay is also the name of one of the bikers in the similarly themed Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned.
    • Hector Salazar is the same name as one of the Mexican drug runners trying to obtain the Cordella virus in 24, whose brother Ramon is a nutcase just like Ramon Salazar, a Spanish nut job involved with viruses in Resident Evil 4.
  • Playing Against Type:
    • The prostitute Emma Jean is portrayed by Ashley Tisdale (who had previously been known as a Disney Channel teen actress).
    • Tom Arnold, known mainly for comedic roles, plays a sleazy pornographer and murderer.
  • Real-Life Relative: Donal Logue (Lee Toric)'s real life sister plays his murdered sister on the show.
  • Stunt Casting:
    • Walton Goggins of The Shield and Justified has a small part as the transsexual escort Venus Van Damme. Made even more amazing by the fact that it was completely kept secret until the episode aired, to the extent of pushing Goggins' on-screen credit to the end of the ep. Even the name choice was great, as his character on The Shield twice used "Cletus Van Damme" as an alias.
    • Marilyn Manson as a white supremacist prisoner in season seven.
    • Courtney Love as Abel's teacher in season seven.