Kurt Sutter

Kurt Sutter

On Twitter, I have mentioned that I have a few different stars or celebrities whichever way you prefer to call them following me. Of course, I follow back, not because they are famous, but because I look into what it is they do, and they intrigue me.

The same goes for Kurt Sutter an American screenwriter, producer, director, actor but most of all a dad. Born in Rahway, New Jersey, United States, and I must admit I was floored to learn his age is 50. I would never have guessed that…Kurt looks fantastic and is aging amazingly, which could only be attributed to the many aspects of his life.

But before I get into Kurt achievements, let me state that he is married to a beautiful woman Katey Sagel since 2004. Kurt is very well educated having attended Rutgers University where he graduated with a BA in Mass Media with a minor in English. After moving to New York City where he studied Meisner Technique, performed in theater, and taught at the Gately/Poole Conservatory. In 1997, Kert earned from Northern Illinois University an MFA.  More impressive is his child who he adores. How do I know about his admiration towards his child? No, I’m not a stocker, I just believe (even if only in the background) following the people in my social network. I also have Kurt on my Instagram account and see his precious pictures and comments towards his child, you can feel the love, the pride, the father within all coming out through his post.

I think that might be what amazes me the most about Kurt. It is not that he wrote, produced and directed ‘The Shield’ which he also appeared on. It’s not even the incredible TV show ‘The Sons of Anarchy that he is the creator of (and I happened to grab a bunch of the sweet swag of…pictures to follow). But being a parent myself, his admiration towards his child is the most impressive aspect of Kert that I can relate to the most.

Nonetheless, there is one significant point of Kurt Sutter that amazes me the most…and it’s the same reason I’ve chosen him and a couple other famous people who follow me and I follow back that impresses me the most….But that’s to come.

Learn a Little About Kurt Sutter and his Amazing Career to Date

In 2000, by 2002, Kurt moved to Los Angeles, California, where he was hired as a staff writer for the FX crime drama’s first season of the ‘The Shield.’ This new job is also where he made his debut as a TV writer for the episode “BlowBack” that he also appeared on screen as an Armenian mod hit man Margos Dezerian.

From there he co-wrote with fellow staff writer Scott Rosenbaum episodes “Dragonchasers” and “Two Days of Blood.” In 2003, Kurt was promoted for the second season of ‘The Shield’ to story editor, where he wrote both episodes of “Scar Tissue” and “Dead Soldiers.” Kurt Sutter has ambition which showed when he joined the production team in 2004, in the junior role of co-producer for ‘The Shields’ third season.

Other credits to his career with ‘The Shield’ include working with executive producer and series creator Shawn Ryan in writing episodes and scripted “Tight“, “Mum” and “Slipknot” solo.  As well as “Fire in the Hole” with consulting producer Charles H. Eglee, as well as crafting the episodes “Scar Tissue” and “Dead Soldiers” by himself. By the fourth season of ‘The Shield’ in 2005, his ambition and talent had him promoted to supervising producer. In 2006, he became co-executive producer for the fifth season, and by 2007, he became an executive producer for the sixth season.

Right behind Shawn Ryan, Kurt was the second most prolific writer at the close of the season having written a total of 18 episodes.

In autumn 2008, Kurt ventured out on his own to create and produce a new FX series “Sons of Anarchy.”

 

If you want to watch a truly captivating showThis is a one-of-a-kind show then you want to watch “Sons of Anarchy”
Sons of Anarchy is an adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club’s (MC) desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, California remains exactly that, charming. You’ll Love This Show! The MC must confront threats from drug dealers, corporate developers, and overzealous law officers. Behind the MC’s familial lifestyle and legally thriving automotive shop is a ruthless and illegal arms business driven by the seduction of money, power, and blood

Alongside creating and being executive producer, Kurt is also the head writer and show runner. Besides writing the pilot episode, he also wrote:

  • Seeds
  • Funtow
  • The Pull
  • Capybara
  • The Sleep of Babies
  • The Revelator (the season finale which he also directed)

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Beyond his writing and directing Kurt also cast himself in his TV show and never forgot those who were with him on his way to the top. Loyal Kurt with an eye for talent cast the following:

  • Himself as incarcerated club member Otto Delaney.
  • Katey Sagal (his wife) as Gemma Teller, which is the club’s matriarch and the starring role.
  • Unit production manager and producer from The Shield Kevin G. Cremin.
  • Also from The Shield Craig Yahata as post-production supervisor and producer.
  • Directors Stephen Kay, Guy Ferland, Paris Barclay, Gwyneth Gierheart and Terence O’Hara who were also all from The Shield.
  • And as a bonus for The Shield fans out there, he hired Jay Karnes for the first season as a recurring special guest star who played ATF Agent Joshua Kohn.
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The list of attributes Kurt has attributed to the tremendous success of “Sons of Anarchy” is vast with the ability to impress even the biggest sceptic.

As mentioned before, the impressive list of achievements Kurt has achieved within such a short amount of time has nothing to do with why he impresses me to the extent he does.

First and foremost, being a mother of three sick children, one who is extremely ill, I have an appreciation of my children that most people fail to capture. That’s not to say they don’t love and care for their children, it just means, when you have healthy children at times you tend to take them for granted. You most often find this in celebrities, who have children, but more nannies to care for them then they care for their children. They give their children anything they could ever want, but often miss the mark on one key necessity – a child needs their parent(s) more than material items.

You can tell on Instagram how much time, how often he incorporates his family into his work, allowing him to utilize his time wisely. Kert has managed to walk that fine line between work and family all the while juggling them both beautifully. The love and compassion he openly displays for his wife and child touches the mother in me more than any other aspect of his success. Being a successful father is the best, most rewarding job he could take on…and he’s accomplished it with finesse.

Lastly, there’s one other aspect I love, and this is going into my above reference about why I’ve picked certain celebrities to blog about. I don’t go celebrity chasing on Twitter or any other social media site. The only star I am following who is not following me back is P!NK (and if you read my post about P!nk and Twitter you’ll understand more about this. But to sum it up, I’ve loved her for as long as I can remember, long before she made it big, and my very sick son worships her but that is for another post).

However, I digress. The reason that Kurt Sutter impressed me (besides his outward show of affection for his family) is his ability to stay in touch with his fans. I can’t tell you the what, why, how’s that lead Kurt to start following me on Twitter, but out of the blue he did. I don’t have an extremely high number of followers (because I’m semi-selective, but that’s also for another post). It’s not like he needs to follow people to gain followers considering Kurt has an amazing 449k followers and follows back 13.3k Twitter users. You can also follow Kurt Sutter by clicking this button.

 

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To see his numbers and find myself on the list of people he follows was, is, and remains a mystery to me. But it does go to show you and me that he keeps it real! He’s not like so many celebrities that only follow back other stars or high-ranking professionals. Kurt retweets what others have to say, and shares not only his work, but his life with his fans. Furthermore, you can even visit his

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and ask him questions that he will personally answer for you. Not many people of his stature can claim to do the same.

Kurt Sutter has gained the respect of so many people along his journey in life, and I am one of those people. I know I am but a small blip on his humongous radar, but I believe in giving credit where it is due. And Kurt Sutter deserves more credit than he will likely ever have bestowed upon him.

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Thank you Kurt for being the amazing and talented contributor to television, for being an outstanding father and husband, as well as a friend I’m sure. And thank you for keeping it real with your fans.