On the FX drama series Sons of Anarchy, actor Rockmond Dunbar plays no-nonsense Charming Sheriff Eli Roosevelt. After a tragic event turns his world upside down, the previously tough-as-nails lawman is clearly shaken to his core. The show stars Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, Katey Sagal, Maggie Siff, Kim Coates, Mark Boone Junior, Tommy Flanagan, Theo Rossi and Dayton Callie.
During this recent interview to discuss where his character is headed in the remainder of Season 5, Rockmond Dunbar talked about never knowing where things are headed with Roosevelt, how he actually likes that element of surprise, that his character will continue to spiral out of control, how he came to be a part of the show, what he things set Sons of Anarchy apart from other TV dramas, how show creator Kurt Sutter inspires him, and the various TV and film projects he has in development. Check out what he had to say, and be aware that there are some spoilers.
On the FX drama series Sons of Anarchy, actor Rockmond Dunbar (Terriers, Prison Break, Soul Food) stars as Charming’s new lawman, Eli Roosevelt, a no-nonsense member of the San Joaquin Sheriff’s Department, he takes his job seriously and doesn’t like to be manipulated. Recruited into Assistant U.S. Attorney Lincoln Potter’s (Ray McKinnon) task force to help bring down the Sons’ gun-running operation, he quickly realizes that he is also just a pawn in a larger scheme.
During a recent interview to promote his role on Season 4 of the popular show, Rockmond Dunbar talked about how recent events will effect his character’s actions, that Eli comes from a lineage of police officers, that his character was originally supposed to die after 10 episodes, how much he loves working with Peter Weller as a director, and that he has family members that were in the first black Harley motorcycle gang, The East Bay Dragons. He also talked about a film he directed and produced called Pastor Brown, that will be released in theaters next Spring. Check out what he had to say after the jump: