Marilyn Manson has joined the cast of FX’s “Sons of Anarchy” in a recurring role. The shock-rocker will play a white supremacist named Ron Tully in the show’s upcoming seventh season, set to begin in September, it was announced on Thursday.
“Sons,” about a rogue motorcycle gang from California, premiered in 2008 and stars Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal and Ron Perlman, among others. Manson (real name Brian Warner) was determined to get on the show because he wanted to make his dad, Hugh, proud.
“Sons has been such a big part of my life, as well as my father’s,” Manson said in a press release. “So I was determined to make him proud by being involved in what will probably be remembered as the most amazing piece of television cinema. After all, the very heart of SOA is about that relationship. So, now all I need is a motorcycle.”
The announcement comes about two weeks after Manson’s mother, Barbara, passed away at age 68 following a lengthy battle with dementia. “I hope I see you again someday,” the Ohio native wrote on Facebook. “But not now, because I have more things I promised I would do. I’ll make you proud and satisfied that you know you made the son you wanted.”
Manson has done a bit of acting over the years, including TV roles on “Eastbound & Down,” “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!” and “Once Upon a Time.” Film credits include 2003’s “Party Monster” and 1999’s “Jawbreaker.”