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Sons of Anarchy Visit Marines on USO Tour

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Sons of Anarchy crew with Marines at MCAGCC 29.
“Spending the day with the Marines and their families at 29 Palms, on my first USO visit, was a great experience. I can’t thank them enough for their service and sacrifice,” said SOA's Ron Perlman, aka Clay Morrow on the show.
SOAs Ron Perlman at USO tour.
Actors Ron Perlman, Theo Rossi and Dayton Callie, stars from the FX original series “Sons of Anarchy,” are used to drawing crowds wherever they go, but when the trio rolled onto the grounds of Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) 29 Palms for a USO visit they were greeted by some of their favorite fans, U.S. Marines and their families.

Perlman, who stars as club president ‘Clay Morrow,’ along with fellow cast mates Rossi, who plays club member ‘Juice’ and Callie, who portrays club ally and retired top cop ‘Chief Unser,’ recently took time from their busy schedules to show some love to troops and their families stationed at MCAGCC 29. The actors spent the day signing autographs, posing for photos and getting up close and personal with their military fans.

“What a day! Every time I spend time with our troops I can’t believe how awesome it is, thank you to the guys at 29 Palms for having us out and thank you to the USO for making the day possible," said Rossi.

Details include:

• Perlman, Rossi and Callie lifted the spirits of hundreds of troops and military families currently serving at MCAGCC 29 Palms

• This was the first USO tour experience for Perlman and the second USO experience for both Rossi and Callie. In 2010, the duo, along with fellow cast member Kim Coates and Mark Boone Junior, visited more than 2,000 service men and women stationed overseas in Kuwait and Iraq.

• An Award-winning actor Perlman’s on-screen accomplishments include fan favorites such as “Hellboy,” and “Blade 2” as well as projects like “Quest for Fire,” “City of Lost Children,” and the Oscar-winning short “Two Soldiers,” among others. Perlman’s most recent film credits include the blockbusters “Conan the Barbarian” and “DRIVE.”

• Rossi studied acting at the prestigious Lee Strasberg Theater Institute in New York and has appeared in hit television shows such as “Las Vegas,” “Lie to Me,” and “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.” When not filming Rossi is a big supporter of U.S. troops and works with several organizations, including the USO, to help raise awareness and funds for the military community.

• Best known for his role as ‘Charlie Utter’ on HBO’s “Deadwood,” veteran actor Callie’s career spans an impressive two decades and includes appearances in over 20 off-Broadway stage productions as well as roles in film and television including “K-Ville,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and “Derailed,” among other projects.

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