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Overview (2)

Born in USA
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Raised in the shadow of Rahway prison, 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 - August Strindberg, Eugene O'Neill, Jean 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 (2002). Starting as a staff writer, he stayed on "The Shield" its entire seven season run, finishing up the last two seasons as Executive Producer.

Kurt continues his relationship with FX, with his new critically-acclaimed series, Sons of Anarchy (2008). Along with his TV work, Sutter has feature projects in development at Warner Brothers and Paramount.

Sutter and his wife, actor/singer Katey Sagal, live in Los Angeles with their three children: Sarah, Jackson and Esmé. And their three dogs: Lola, Lumpy and Blue.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: md

Spouse (1)

Katey Sagal (2 October 2004 - present) ( 1 child)

Trivia (7)

Brother-in-law of Jean Sagal, Liz Sagal, David Sagal and Joey Sagal.
Kurt suffers from Pediophobia - a fear of dolls.
Son-in-law of Boris Sagal and Sara Macon.
Third husband of Katey Sagal.
Stepfather of Sarah Grace White (born August 7, 1994) and Jackson James White (born March 1, 1996); His wife's children from a previous marriage.
Has a daughter, Esme Louise Sutter (born January 10, 2007), with his wife, Katey Sagal. Esme was born via surrogate.
Appeared (unaccredited) in an episode of Married with Children (season 9 episode 13) as a mugger.

Personal Quotes (3)

[on Sons of Anarchy (2008)] I'd like to think that, when we're pushing the envelope, it's never gratuitous. Ultimately, the world this story takes place in, the subculture, is really background for what I like to think of as a family drama. It's a love story between a man and his wife. To make characters like the 'Sons' palatable for an audience, you have to stress those elements of brotherhood and family and love.
I met a group of guys from that world at a rally about a month and a half ago, and they said an interesting thing: that this show has ultimately become a good PR vehicle for outlaw clubs, from acceptance from the general public all the way to law enforcement. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing. But I was glad.
[open letter on the Weinstein scandal] The allegations against [producer] Harvey Weinstein are clearly deplorable. No matter how many great films he's bullied into production, or his guilt-induced contributions to left-minded ideals, this kind of intimidation and abuse of power is perverse and utterly unforgivable. Period. But what's equally unnerving to me is the multi-faced, backroom, Hollywood power machine that has been protecting this kind of behavior for decades and when dirt bursts through the seams, diligently sweeps it under its antique Mansour rug. They will blind us with shiny, off-point objects and deafen us with ego-soothing rhetoric. We've seen this bad fucking movie so many times - Act 1: The quick mea culpa, surrounded by grieving family and a well-gifted rabbi. Act 2: The corporation protects its assets and publicly purges the shark, letting folks know that their waters are once again, safe to swim. Act 3: The predator slips away, licks his wounds, writes a redemption memoir, and in a year, maybe two, maybe less, he rises like a reformed Phoenix, with a new company, a new project, and a refined set of stealthier hunting tactics. And by the time this horror flick hits iTunes, we all fall prey to apathy and are guilty of ignorance. Allowing the give-it-time machine to dilute our disgust to a vague memory of distaste. Manipulate our outrage until it all feels a bit over exaggerated. Cloud us with doubt as to whether the allegations were ever truth or just simply salacious lore. [Oct. 2017]

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