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'Sons Of Anarchy' Creator Kurt Sutter Reveals How Stephen King's Cameo Happened

By Clark Sparky

Kurt Sutter was lucky enough to have many big names make cameos on "Sons of Anarchy" during the show's run. Recently, he revealed how Stephen King came to make an appearance on the motorcycle drama while answering fan questions.

"How the hell did you get Stephen King to play the role of Bachman the cleaner? Was it intimidating to have him around?"

"I love Stephen. He's such a mensch," Sutter replied. "He's become a mentor and a friend. I knew he was a fan of the show. I reached out. Gave him carte blanche -- write, direct, act. All he wanted to do was ride a Harley. So I put the Cleaner on a big red bagger and he came to play. So much fun."

King played the role of Bachman -- which used to be King's pen name -- a "cleaner" who disposes of dead bodies. Pop Culture has more details on his cameo:

In the Season 3 episode, "The Caregiver," Bachman was hired by Tig (Kim Coates) to help dispose of the body of Amelia (Monique Gabriela Curnen), the caregiver to Gemma's (Katey Sagal) father. After Amelia looked up Gemma's background online, she attempted to cash in on the reward for her capture. A few brief scuffles followed, and Amelia ended up fatally stabbing herself.

After Bachman arrived on his bright red bike (as King requested), he handed off a shopping list for Gemma, before using a basement sink to slowly get rid of Amelia's corpse. He also ended up pocketing a praying hands sculpture to offset the cost of his services. While he was never seen or heard from again, he was one of the few characters to make it out of the show alive.


Sutter previously revealed how another big star -- Marilyn Manson -- came to make a cameo on "Sons."

"I found out through a mutual friend, Shooter Jennings, that Manson was a fan of the show. I guess it was something he and his dad had bonded over. Shooter set a meeting. We all hung out. He wanted to be part of it. Who better to play an eccentric neo-Nazi than Marilyn Manson. He was awesome. And he served the best pie," Sutter said.

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