Best known for his role as Opie Winston on FX biker drama series “Sons of Anarchy,” Ryan Hurst made his first appearance as Chick in the American drama thriller “Bates Motel.” In a recent interview with the actor, Hurst revealed that his character Chick, an artistic illegal firearms dealer who fixes up motorcycles, was inspired by his “Sons of Anarchy” co-star, Mark Boone Junior, better known as SAMCRO’s Bobby Munson.

“He's like family to me and was a big inspiration,” Hurst told The Hollywood Reporter. “I don't know how much of him came through, but when I was running the dialogue of Chick in character during scenes, I just felt Mark coming through.”

The actor also revealed that the original script describes his character as an artist making strange things in his workshops. He then talked to “Bates Motel” showrunner Kerry Ehrin and she gave him the greenlight to make the role his own. Hurst admitted that while reading the script there is only one image on his head and that is Mark.

Joining the ensemble cast of “Bates Motel” also marks a reunion between Hurst and his former SOA co-star Kenny Johnson, who play Caleb in the show. Johnson is known for his roles as Detective Curtis Lemansky on “The Shield,” U.S. Marshal Mac Clayton on “Dexter” and Herman Kozik on “Sons of Anarchy.”

When asked about what it's like to reunite with Johnson, Hurst revealed that he loves working with the actor and they both hit it off way back in the FX series. The 38-year-old star told the publication that Johnson is such an ego-less and giving actor and is one of the few people he met who makes him better as an actor.

A big fan of Hitchcock, Hurst thinks that “Psycho” is wonderful and that the movie was Hitchcock’s practical joke. Fans of the show can check out Ryan Hurst every Monday at 10 p.m. on A&E.

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