Titus Welliver is one of those actors whose face everybody knows, even if they don't know his name. "I feel like I'm one of those retro '60s character actors," he told me during a recent phone conversation. "I think of the guys who were on my television every week on a different show. All of these great character actors who were the backbone guest stars on these shows."
This prostrate-driven game of chicken also introduced an unprecedented tactic: the forceful and overt advocacy on behalf of its corporate benefactor by its talent, mainly "Sons of Anarchy" creator Kurt Sutter.