Five-time Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Hal Holbrook will join the cast of Sons of Anarchy in a recurring role during Season 3, FX announced Thursday.
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Holbrook will play Nate Madock, the father of Gemma Teller (Katey Sagal
). As we first reported
, Madock is an 80-year-old man who has mid-stage Alzheimer's and spends his days in bed watching old Westerns.
He and Gemma, who ended Season 2 as a fugitive, reconnect by coincidence, according to FX's announcement. Holbrook will appear in four episodes, including the Season 3 premiere.
Production on the 13-episode third season begins Friday, and Season 3 is slated to premiere in September.
Holbrook's career spans more than five decades. He is best known for his Emmy winning work in the The Bold Ones: The Senator
and the miniseries Lincoln
. In 2007 he was nominated for a best supporting actor Oscar for his role in Into the Wild
. Holbrook's wife, Dixie Carter
, died earlier this month from complications arising from endometrial cancer.
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