Most often recognized as Alex 'Tig' Trager from the motorcycle gang drama series "Sons of Anarchy", Kim Coates was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, on January 2, 1959. Coates is a heralded stage actor, as he has appeared on Broadway in "A Streetcar Named Desire" and has performed the title role of "MacBeth" at the prestigious Stratford Theatre. His film career began with a string of small roles in forgettable films in the late '80s. In 1987, he made his television debut with a guest role on the popular cop drama series "Miami Vice". In the '90s, he made his way into such notable movies as the Bruce Willis vehicle "The Last Boy Scout", the acclaimed crime thriller "The Client", and infamous Kevin Costner sea-faring adventure "Waterworld". His sturdy performances led to work in more big budget affairs like Michael Bay's "Pearl Harbor" and Ridley Scott's "Black Hawk Down". After building up a string of television credits, Coates landed a recurring role on the hit action series "Prison Break", on which he played Agent Richard Sullins. In 2008, he became a recurring performer on another crime drama, "CSI: Miami", appearing in a six episode arc as Ron Saris. 2008 was also the year Coates joined the "Sons of Anarchy" gang as the violent Sergeant-at-Arms, Trager. While praise for the dark drama, which is loosely based on William Shakespeare's "Hamlet", is slow to build, each season has found new fans and new supporters among critics and home-viewing audiences.