Kurt Sutter


Raised in the shadow of Rahway prison, Sutter spent most of his New Jersey childhood indoors, away from people, three feet from a TV screen. That's where he learned the essentials of storytelling and the comic significance of anvils.

After graduating from Rutgers University with a BA in Film, Kurt spent several years as an actor in NYC, performing in off-off-Broadway theatres, lofts and holding cells. His theatre training led to teaching and directing and, in the mid-nineties, he joined the faculty of "The Gately-Poole Acting Studio" on Theatre Row, teaching the Sanford Meisner Technique and directing productions at "The Nat Horne Theatre".

In 1997, Kurt was awarded an MFA Fellowship to attend Northern Illinois University. In Chicago, Kurt's exposure to the dramatic masters - August Strindberg, Eugene O'Neill, Jean Genet - inspired him, and he began writing plays and cultivating ideas for the screen. After graduating with a Master of Fine Arts, Sutter moved to Los Angeles, where he began writing. In 2001, he landed a gig on FX's The Shield (2002). Starting as a staff writer, he stayed on "The Shield" its entire seven season run, finishing up the last two seasons as Executive Producer.

Kurt continues his relationship with FX, with his new critically-acclaimed series, Sons of Anarchy (2008). Along with his TV work, Sutter has feature projects in development at Warner Brothers and Paramount.

Sutter and his wife, actor/singer Katey Sagal, live in Los Angeles with their three children: Sarah, Jackson and Esmé. And their three dogs: Lola, Lumpy and Blue.

Actor ( 17 credits )

The Bastard Executioner (2015)  The Dark Mute (10 episodes, 2015)
Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show (2014) Himself
Intercoarse with Kurt Sutter (2014)  Himself - Host (10 episodes, 2014)
Milius (2013) Himself
The Writers' Room (2013)  Himself - Creator & Showrunner (1 episode, 2014)
Anarchy Afterword (2013)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Grandsons of Anarchy (2012)
Brand X with Russell Brand (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Larry King Now (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
Conan (2010)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
Sons of Anarchy (2008)  Otto / ... (19 episodes, 2008-2013)
Casting Session (2005)  Creator / ... (1 episode, 2008)
The Soup (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
The Shield (2002)  Margos Dezerian (uncredited) (4 episodes, 2002-2004)
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
Good Day L.A. (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)

Producer ( 8 credits )

Southpaw (2015) executive producer
The Bastard Executioner (2015) executive producer (10 episodes, 2015)
Intercoarse with Kurt Sutter (2014) executive producer (10 episodes, 2014)
Outlaw Empires (2012) executive producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Sons of Anarchy (2008) executive producer (83 episodes, 2008-2014)
The Shield (2002) executive producer / co-producer / supervising produce
Diva. Clown. Killer (0) executive producer
Mayans MC (0) executive producer

Writer ( 5 credits )

Southpaw (2015) (written by)
The Bastard Executioner (2015) (created by) (10 episodes, 2015)
Sons of Anarchy (2008) (creator) (95 episodes, 2008-2014)
The Shield (2002) (19 episodes, 2002-2008)
Diva. Clown. Killer (0) (creator)

Director ( 2 credits )

Sons of Anarchy (2008) (7 episodes, 2008-2013)
The Shield (2002) (1 episode, 2007)