Four-time* Emmy Award winner and Academy Award nominee Hal Holbrook has signed up for a guest starring role on the upcoming third season of FX’s critically acclaimed hit drama series Sons of Anarchy. Holbrook will appear in a four-episode arc, beginning with the third season premiere episode, which debuts in September.
Holbrook will play “Nate Madock,” the father of Gemma Morrow Teller (Katey Sagal), with whom he reconnects through coincidental circumstances. As last season ended Gemma was on the run after being framed for murder.
A veteran of television and film, Holbrook’s illustrious career spans more than five decades, with Emmy Award-winning performances in the drama series The Bold Ones: The Senator and Peublo, and the miniseries Lincoln. In 2007 he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as “Ron Franz” in Into the Wild.
Production of season three begins on Friday and FX has ordered 13 episodes for the third season. The series was created by Kurt Sutter who serves as Executive Producer, and it is produced by Fox 21 and FX Productions.
*Actually five, as FX later corrected.
Holbrook, a former Clevelander, recently hit a tough personal spot with the death of his wife, actress Dixie Carter. But I remember another actor telling me, not long after losing his spouse, that work can be good therapy.