- Sons of Anarchy characters make appearances in the spinoff series Mayans M.C., including Marcus Alvarez, Chibs Telford, Tig Trager, Happy Lowman, Gemma Teller-Morrow, Chuckie, Lincoln Potter, Les Packer, Rane Quinn, Allesandro Montez, Oscar “El Oso” Ramos, and Wendy Case.
- Marcus Alvarez becomes Miguel Galindo’s adviser and steps down as President of the Mayans in Mayans M.C., but later returns to his position.
- Chibs Telford, now President of SAMCRO, appears in Mayans M.C. when he tries to make a gun deal with the Mayans, leading to a war between the two clubs. Other Sons of Anarchy characters also make appearances and impact the narrative.
Sons of Anarchy brought the stories of Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam) and the title club to an end, but a couple of characters from the series have shown up in the spinoff series Mayans M.C., and here’s every one of them. Sons of Anarchy took viewers to the fictional town of Charming, California, to take a look into the world of motorcycle clubs through the title one. Over the course of seven seasons, the audience saw Jax and the club go through many ups and downs and gain allies and enemies, among them the Mayans club.
The Mayans were recurring characters in Sons of Anarchy, and the club and its members became the lead characters in the spinoff series Mayans M.C. The series is set two and a half years after the events of Sons of Anarchy and follows Ezekiel “Ez” Reyes (J.D. Pardo), a Mayans prospect, and his many struggles as he looks for revenge after his family’s American dream was destroyed by a cartel. Although the Mayans are the main focus of the series, it has made way for the appearance of several SOA characters in Mayans, including one that was killed in the final season. Here’s every Sons of Anarchy character who has appeared in the Mayans M.C. cast.
Sons of Anarchy’s Marcus Alvarez (Emilio Rivera) was introduced in the original show as the President of the Mayans Oakland charter, but his role within the club went through a major change in Mayans M.C. In Sons of Anarchy season 5, Alvarez agreed to take over SAMCRO’s business with the Galindo Cartel, and in the Mayans M.C. cast, he became Miguel Galindo’s adviser and stepped down as the Mayans’ President. After the Galindo Cartel disbanded, he returned as President of the Mayans in season 4 but was voted out by unanimous decision.
Adding to the SOA characters in Mayans is Filip ‘Chibs’ Telford (Tommy Flanagan), who’s the current President of Sons of Anarchy’s SAMCRO and took over after Jax met Mr. Mayhem at the end of Sons of Anarchy. Chibs stood out throughout Sons of Anarchy as he’s one of the club’s most loyal members, and he was always ready to fight for Jax and the club. Although Mayans M.C. is all about the title club, its links and proximity to SAMCRO make it inevitable for the Sons to be mentioned and for some of its members to show up, especially the President. Chibs appeared in Mayans M.C. when he tried to make a gun deal with the Mayans and the Vatos Malditos that led to a war between the Mayans and the Sons.
Tig Trager (Kim Coates) went through the best character development in Sons of Anarchy, starting as an impulsive and aggressive (but fiercely loyal) member, to becoming one of the voices of reason within SAMCRO and finally showing his good heart. When Chibs took over as President following Jax’s death, Tig became Vice President of SAMCRO, a position he still holds by the time of the events of Mayans M.C. Tig made a surprise appearance in the Mayans M.C. cast in the season 4 finale, where he met with Alvarez to discuss a truce between the Sons and the Mayans, with Tig telling him he would speak with Chibs about ending the war.
Happy Lowman (David Labrava) is one of the most fearless, dangerous, but also caring members of SAMCRO, as well as the club’s Sgt-at-Arms since Chibs became President. Of all the SOA characters in Mayans, Happy is the Sons of Anarchy character who has appeared the most times in Mayans M.C., where it was revealed that he was the one who killed Ez’s mother. Happy was later sent by Chibs to run the SAMDINO charter (Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, San Bernardino) when their President, Les Packer (Robert Patrick), had to go through chemotherapy, but he was sent back to SAMCRO at some point after getting in trouble with the law.
Gemma Teller-Morrow (Katey Sagal) was Jax’s mother, who was killed by her own son in Sons of Anarchy season 7 as she lied to him about the murder of his wife, Tara Knowles (Maggie Siff) in Sons of Anarchy, as she was the one who killed her. Gemma appeared in the Mayans M.C. cast, even though it might only have been in a brief flashback. In the flashback, the character was visiting a SAMCRO member at Stockton prison and met EZ, who was serving time.
Charles “Chuckie” Marstein (Michael Ornstein) is a one-of-a-kind character. As a friend of SAMCRO member Otto (Kurt Sutter), SAMCRO protected Chuckie when he was released from prison, but they gave him to the Lin Triad. Chuckie was a compulsive masturbator, which led Henry Lin to cut all but his index fingers. Chuckie became a friend and ally of SAMCRO, but at some point after the events of Sons of Anarchy, he was won by the Mayans in a card game, becoming one of the SOA characters in Mayans M.C., and so he started working at their junkyard. Chuckie fell in love with an unknown character off-screen and moved to Ohio.
One of Sons of Anarchy’s villains returned in Mayans M.C.: Lincoln Potter (Ray McKinnon). After his plans to destroy SAMCRO were stopped by the Galindo Cartel, Potter returned in Mayans M.C., where he shifted his focus from SAMCRO to the Mayans, the Galindo Cartel, and Los Olvidados. Lincoln Potter’s role in the Mayans M.C. cast has been a lot bigger than in Sons of Anarchy, as he has served as a main antagonist in every season.
Les Packer is the President of SAMDINO, and though he only appeared twice in Sons of Anarchy (and briefly), he became one of the SOA characters in Mayans M.C. and has shown up a couple of times. Packer was called by Alvarez to have SAMDINO provide additional support to the Mayans’ Santo Padre charter, he met with the Swole Boys in season 2, and in Mayans M.C. season 3 it was revealed that he was diagnosed with cancer, and the hospital where he was being treated was guarded by members of the Sons of Anarchy.
Rane Quinn (Rusty Coones) is a former member of the Indian Hills charter and President of the Nomad charter, who joined SAMCRO in Sons of Anarchy season 6. Quinn was a background character in Sons of Anarchy and his role didn’t grow in his appearances in the Mayans M.C. cast, where he arrived at the Mayans’ clubhouse with Happy in the first season and later accompanied Chibs in season 2 when discussing a deal with the Mayans.
Allesandro Montez (Jacob Vargas) was a member of the Sons of Anarchy Reno charter who joined SAMCRO at the same time as Quinn, as they were recruited by Bobby Munson. After Jax’s death and Chibs becoming President, Montez became Road Captain and accompanied Chibs when he met with the Mayans to discuss the gun deal. Unfortunately, Montez was killed, and his body was found on Mayan property, triggering a conflict between the Sons of Anarchy and the Mayans.
Oscar “El Oso” Ramos
Oscar “El Oso” Ramos (Ivo Nandi) was the President of the Mayans’ Stockton charter, and had a bigger role in Mayans M.C. than in Sons of Anarchy. Unfortunately, Ramos’ time in the Mayans M.C. cast came to an end in season 3, when a corrupt officer of the Stockton Police Department, O’Grady (John Pirruccello), picked him up and shot him in the head.
Wendy Case, Jax Teller’s ex-wife from Sons of Anarchy, is the mother of his first son, Abel. Although she was last seen in the series finale, she reappeared in Mayans M.C. nine years later. Here, she aided E.Z. in realizing that to make others comprehend his actions, he must confide in them first. Wendy and Jax both had their flaws and struggled to sustain their bond, and as E.Z. and Jax share many similarities, this made Wendy more empathetic towards E.Z. Wendy recognized E.Z.’s difficulty in expressing his emotions constructively.