The FX Network doesn’t always get the same attention as HBO, but they consistently turn out challenging programs that aren’t afraid to take risks. They have plenty of edgy comedy series, but it’s their dramas where the network truly excels. FX is home of some truly remarkable pieces of television that for whatever reason can slip through the cracks of the mainstream. In spite of this, FX’s Sons of Anarchy has been able to make a lot of noise and build a reputation for itself over the course of its seven seasons.
Kurt Fuller always creates programs and characters that excessively push boundaries, but Sons of Anarchy is the epitome of that. Even now the show continues to live on through its spin-off, Mayans M.C. Sons of Anarchy was full of some truly despicable and unforgettable characters, but some incredibly talented actors helped bring these personalities to life.
15 Dayton Callie (Wayne Unser) – $3 Million
Sons of Anarchy revolves around lots of scofflaws and terrible individuals, but Dayton Callie’s Wayne Unser is one of the few that’s on the side of the law and trying to maintain order between these dangerous turf wars. Callie has seen a decent career with roles on high profile series like Deadwood and Fear the Walking Dead.
14 Tommy Flanagan (Filip “Chibs” Telford) – $3 Million
Tommy Flanagan may not be the biggest profile actor or have the highest net worth on Sons of Anarchy, but his character, Filip “Chips” Telford, is an integral member of the SOA Motorcycle Club. Chibs is one of the most trusted men of Jax & Tig, and he’s been a fundamental enough character that he’s also migrated over to Mayans M.C.
13 Ryan Hurst (Harry “Opie” Winston) – $4 Million
Ryan Hurst has shown up in films like Remember the Titans, but Sons of Anarchy is one of his bigger claims to fame. Hurst’s character, Harry “Opie” Winston, is another loyal member of SAMCRO and Jax’s best friend all the way back to childhood, which goes a long way for him.
12 Theo Rossi (Juan Carlos “Juice” Ortiz) – $4 Million
Theo Rossi plays Juan Carlos “Juice” Ortiz, a beloved member of SAMCRO that comes under fire after some difficult betrayals take place. Rossi has also shown up in a few notable roles, like as Shades on Luke Cage, but Sons of Anarchy is his highest profile gig and he’s still at the lower end of the net worth scale.
11 Kim Coates (Alexander “Tig” Trager) – $4 Million
Kim Coates truly brings a terrifying intensity to SAMCRO’s Alexander “Tig” Trager. This is saying something since everyone in SAMCRO has rather violent tendencies, but Tig is someone that really shouldn’t be wronged. Coates works in TV and film, but he’s also a very big Broadway and theater actor, which is why his net worth may still be lower.
10 Mark Boone Junior (Robert “Bobby Elvis” Munson) – $5 Million
Mark Boone Junior plays Sons of Anarchy’s “Bobby Elvis” with a quiet intensity that can really be frightening. He’s one of the more intelligent and calm members of SAMCRO, but he can still explode when necessary. Mark Boone Junior has shown up in series like Last Man on Earth in limited capacities as well as being an actor that routinely shows up in Christopher Nolan’s productions. However, the actor is still waiting to truly break out.
9 Maggie Siff (Dr. Tara Knowles) – $8 Million
Maggie Siff plays a very important role in Sons of Anarchy as Tara Knowles, Jax’s childhood sweetheart and the one that got away. Tara left Charming when she was younger, but her return affects Jax’s life in a major way. Maggie Siff is steadily building up her career and notable guest arcs in series like Mad Men have helped her net worth rise.
8 Johnny Lewis (Half-Sack Epps) – $10 Million
Half-Sack Epps really goes through the wringer in Sons of Anarchy as he’s perpetually hazed during his attempts to indoctrinate SAMCRO. Johnny Lewis really helps bring some empathy to the character’s plight during the show’s earlier seasons. Lewis was building a strong career (and used to date Katy Perry), but he met a premature end in 2012.
7 Walton Goggins (Venus Van Dam) -$10 Million
Walton Goggins’ career has really exploded in recent years after series like Justified, his work in the films of Quentin Tarantino, and even his new sitcom, The Unicorn. All of this has Goggins’ net worth primed to increase even more, but back during Sons of Anarchy, he was still establishing his reputation and Venus Van Dam is most definitely the actor’s most surprising role. Previously on The Shield with Kurt Sutter, Goggins is clearly in good company with the guy.
6 Kurt Sutter (Otto Delaney) – $10 Million
Kurt Sutter has a tendency to put himself in his own productions and to play incredibly tortured individuals. Otto Delaney in Sons of Anarchy is much of the same story and the character is a member of SAMCRO who’s in prison & stuck with quite the sordid lot. Sutter’s net worth is higher because he’s not just an actor, but also a writer, director, and showrunner. However, his contentious reputation continues to get him in trouble.
5 Ron Perlman (Clarence “Clay” Morrow) – $15 Million
Clay Morrow is one of Sons of Anarchy’s more complex individuals. He lives by a staunch moral code that progressively becomes more gray as the series goes on, and his slow evolution into a villain is handled so well by the always-reliable,Ron Perlman. Perlman has been acting for decades and gotten plenty of high-profile gigs, like the original Hellboy, so his higher net worth makes sense.
4 Drea De Matteo (Wendy Case) – $15 Million
Wendy Case is Jax Teller’s ex-wife, which is a role that has a lot of trouble following her, whether she wants to be out of Jax’s life or not. Drea de Matteo gives a lot of depth to the character and makes her feel distinctly different from her character on The Sopranos. Drea de Matteo does have a higher net worth due to her lengthy time on the successful HBO series and even her brief tenure on Joey.
3 Charlie Hunnam (“Jax” Teller) – $16 Million
Charlie Hunnam has seen a very successful career that’s taken him through an incredibly eclectic group of films like Pacific Rim, Children of Men, and even the recent take on King Arthur. On top of all of that, Hunnam is Sons of Anarchy’s lead as the conflicted Jax Teller. Franchises also keep trying to find ways to insert Hunnam into them, so his net worth is likely to only get higher.
2 Jimmy Smits (Nero Padilla) – $25 Million
Jimmy Smits’ Nero Padilla doesn’t enter Sons of Anarchy until the show’s fifth season, but he’s instantly a compelling character. He’s not only a mentor and father figure of sorts for Jax, but he has a past with Gemma, too. Jimmy Smits always delivers and his work on NYPD Blue, The West Wing, or even Attack of the Clones has kept his net worth high.
1 Katey Sagal (Gemma Teller Morrow) – $30 Million
Sons of Anarchy is full of tough men, but few characters are cooler than Katey Sagal’s Gemma Teller Morrow. She’s Jax’s mother and such an agent of chaos. It’s no surprise that Sagal’s net worth is the highest of the cast since she has multiple long-running projects that she’s starred in, such as Married…With Children and Futurama. She’s also Kurt Sutter’s wife.