‘Mayans MC’ and ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Fans Have Seen Tig Trager Actor Kim Coates Before

FX just aired the Mayans MC Season 4 finale, and fans were delighted to see a familiar face from Sons of Anarchy. Tig Trager, played by Kim Coates, appeared to close out the season. And while fans know Coates best for his stint on Sons, he’s played roles in plenty of other notable shows. Here’s where Mayans MC fans have seen Tig Trager actor Kim Coates before.

Is Tig Trager in ‘Mayans MC’? Fans know him from ‘Sons of Anarchy’

Kim Coates as Tig Trager in the 'Mayans MC' Season 4 finale
Kim Coates as Tig Trager | Prashant Gupta/FX

Tig Trager is one of the only Sons of Anarchy characters to survive everything that happened in the show since conception. More recently, fans were graced with his presence in the Mayans MC Season 4 finale. In May 2022, actor Kim Coates teased his return on Twitter ahead of season 4 episode 5.

“I’m back. Like, really back,” he tweeted. “The war is on … keep watching peeps … s*** is about to explode … SOA vs. MMC.”

So, why did Tig return? TVLine notes he had a pivotal discussion with Alvarez in the season finale. Tig and Alvarez discuss the ongoing war between the Sons of Anarchy and Mayans. Tig informs Alvarez that Santo Padre bartender Jess approached the Sons with Montez’s kutte. The kutte was found in a barrel on Mayan property, and Montez died earlier in the show. Ultimately, this finding launched the current conflict between the two groups.

Where fans have seen Tig Trager actor Kim Coates before

Kim Coates speaking into a microphone while dressed in a tuxedo at an event
Kim Coates | Isaiah Trickey/FilmMagic

Mayans MC Season 4 finale viewers were happy to see Sons of Anarchy star Tig Trager return. But fans have likely seen actor Kim Coates before.

According to IMDb, Coates started way back in the early ’90s with film, and he’s since starred in over 40 films up until the present day. Two early Warner Bros’ hits included Innocent Blood and The Client. He also had roles in Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down and Michael Bay’s Pearl Harbor.

As for television, Coates had a recurring role in CSI: Miami as Ron Saris from 2008 to 2009. He also played Agent Richard Sullins in Prison Break from 2006 to 2009. Other notable shows include Entourage from 2008 to 2011 and Crossing Lines from 2013 to 2014. Coates starred in Sons of Anarchy from 2008 to 2014.

After Sons, he took the role of Ed Logan in the miniseries Godless. From 2017 to 2018, he played Billy McGrath in another series titled Ghost Wars. He had other recurring roles from 2018 to 2021 in Bad Blood, Pretty Hard Cases, Van Helsing, and Action Royale.

Coates has several future gigs lined up. He’s starring in a TV miniseries titled White House Plumbers that is in post-production, as well as a few films.

Could Tig return in ‘Mayans MC’ Season 5?

Tig Trager actor Kim Coates is busier than some Sons of Anarchy fans realized. Could he return in Mayans MC Season 5?

So far, Mayans MC Season 5 hasn’t officially been announced. But series creator Elgin James hopes to see the series continue, as he has big plans for what’s to come. When asked if Mayans can match Sons of Anarchy’s seven-season run, he said, “definitely.”

“Definitely, and that’s sort of how we have it planned out, just because that’s the model that we knew,” James told Deadline. “Then, who knows? Shows usually don’t run seven seasons anymore, so it may just be one [more] season. We just know, each time we get to live another day, we’re just going to lay it all out.”

We imagine if Tig’s return launched the Mayans Season 4 finale to higher viewership, production will ask him back for cameos next season.

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