Kurt Sutter

Kurt Sutter

Date of Birth

Birthday: May 5
Birthplace: Rahway, New Jersey

Raised in the shadow of Rahway prison, Kurt Sutter spent most of his New Jersey childhood indoors, away from people, three feet from a TV screen. That’s where he learned the essentials of storytelling and the comic significance of anvils.

Raised in the shadow of Rahway prison, Kurt Sutter spent most of his New Jersey childhood indoors, away from people, three feet from a TV screen. That’s where he learned the essentials of storytelling and the comic significance of anvils.

After graduating from Rutgers University with a BA in Film, Kurt spent several years as an actor in NYC, performing in off off-Broadway theatres, lofts and holding cells. His theatre training led to teaching and directing and in the mid- nineties he joined the faculty of The Gately-Poole Acting Studio on Theatre Row, teaching the Sanford Meisner Technique and directing productions at The Nat Horne Theatre.

In 1997, Kurt was awarded an MFA Fellowship to attend Northern Illinois University. In Chicago, Kurt's exposure to the dramatic masters - Strindberg, O'Neill, Genet - inspired him, and he began writing plays and cultivating ideas for the screen. After graduating with a Master of Fine Arts, Sutter moved to Los Angeles where he began writing. In 2001, he landed a gig on FX's The Shield. Starting as a staff writer, he stayed on The Shield ride until the screaming stopped; finishing up the last two seasons of the show as Executive Producer.

Kurt continues his relationship with FX, with his new series, Sons of Anarchy. He is grateful to FX and Fox 21 for their faith and collaborative spirit, and for giving him the opportunity to let the screaming continue…

Along with his TV work, Sutter has feature projects in development at Warner Bros., Paramount and Lionsgate Films. He is slated to write and make his feature directorial debut with a Noir reinvention of the martial arts classic, Enter the Dragon, for Warners and John Wells Productions.

Sutter and wife, actor/singer, Katey Sagal, recently expanded their family with the birth of Esmé Louise. Esmé is joined by her sister, Sarah and brother, Jackson. And their two Frenchies, Lola and Lumpy.

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Awards & Nominations

3 Nominations
Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Kurt Sutter, Music & Lyrics by
  • Sons of Anarchy
  • "Papa's Goods / Song Title: Come Join The Murder"
  • FX Networks
  • Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions
Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics - 2014
  • Nominee
  • Kurt Sutter, Music & Lyrics by
  • Sons of Anarchy
  • "A Mother's Work / Song Title: Day Is Gone"
  • FX Networks
Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music - 2009
  • Nominee
  • Kurt Sutter, Lyrics By
  • Sons of Anarchy
  • "Pilot"
  • FX Networks
  • Sutter Ink and Linson Entertainment production in association with Fox 21 and FX
Paris Barclay and Kurt Sutter at An Evening with Sons of Anarchy.
Meg Masters, Kurt Sutter and Katey Sagal at An Evening with Sons of Anarchy.
Katey Sagal, Kurt Sutter and Maggie Siff at An Evening with Sons of Anarchy.
Kurt Sutter, Katey Sagal and Michael Nouri at An Evening with Sons of Anarchy.
Paris Barclay, Kurt Sutter, Katey Sagal, Maggie Siff, Dayton Callie, and Jimmy Smits
Kurt Sutter
Kurt Sutter and Katey Sagal
Meg Masters, Kurt Sutter, Katey Sagal, Maggie Siff, Jimmy Smits, Dayton Callie, Paris Barclay
Kurt Sutter
Kurt Sutter, Paris Barclay, Katey Sagal, Ron Perlman, Maggie Sif
Katey Sagal, Kurt Sutter
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Paris Barclay and Kurt Sutter at An Evening with Sons of Anarchy.
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Paris Barclay and Kurt Sutter at An Evening with Sons of Anarchy.

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Meg Masters, Kurt Sutter and Katey Sagal at An Evening with Sons of Anarchy.
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Meg Masters, Kurt Sutter and Katey Sagal at An Evening with Sons of Anarchy.

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Katey Sagal, Kurt Sutter and Maggie Siff at An Evening with Sons of Anarchy.
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Katey Sagal, Kurt Sutter and Maggie Siff at An Evening with Sons of Anarchy.

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Kurt Sutter, Katey Sagal and Michael Nouri at An Evening with Sons of Anarchy.
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Kurt Sutter, Katey Sagal and Michael Nouri at An Evening with Sons of Anarchy.

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Paris Barclay, Kurt Sutter, Katey Sagal, Maggie Siff, Dayton Callie, and Jimmy Smits
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Kurt Sutter
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Kurt Sutter and Katey Sagal
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Meg Masters, Kurt Sutter, Katey Sagal, Maggie Siff, Jimmy Smits, Dayton Callie, Paris Barclay
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Kurt Sutter
Kurt Sutter, Paris Barclay, Katey Sagal, Ron Perlman, Maggie Sif
Katey Sagal, Kurt Sutter
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