Robert “Bobby Elvis” Munson

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Sons of Anarchy - Robert Munson (Mark Boone Junior) © 2011 FX, Photo by James Minchin III

Robert “Bobby Elvis” Munson

Robert “Bobby Elvis” Munson, is a fictional character on the FX television series Sons of Anarchy. He is portrayed by Mark Boone Junior. Bobby was the Secretary and former Vice President of the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club’s Charming, California chapter. Bobby is intelligent and even-tempered (an uncommon trait among his club-mates), but unafraid of using violence when necessary.

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Biography

Munson’s father was an accountant in Reno, Nevada, and kept two sets of books for the Mafia. Bobby apparently learned accounting from him. He is Jewish and does Elvis Presley impersonations in Lake Tahoe. Bobby is sometimes referred to as “Bobby Elvis”.

He is the Treasurer Secretary of the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club’s Charming, California chapter. This means that he is responsible for all of the club’s financial matters and record keeping. Bobby is one of the club’s calmer members.  He frequently finds himself having to try to calm tensions among his brothers, particularly during Season 2. In Season 6,  Juice Ortiz revealed that Bobby started out in the SOA Nomad charter.  It is presumed he transferred there after prospecting for the SOA Reno Chapter.

Season 1

The Sons of Anarchy’s weapon storage warehouse was burned down in Charming. Inside the building were two Mexican immigrants, hired to assemble guns overnight.  Both of whom were receiving the attentions of the club’s Sgt. at Arms, Tig Trager. It later emerges that the Mayans, a rival motorcycle gang, stole the guns and destroyed the building.  They are now storing them at an industrial storage warehouse in San Leandro. When the chapter’s members attend “Church” that night, they decide that they will get some payback. They plan to go to San Leandro and steal the guns back. As a bonus, they plan to destroy the Mayans’ warehouse.

Elvis LIVES!

Bobby cannot make the trip, however, as he is doing his Elvis act in Tahoe. When he gets to Tahoe with Half-Sack Epps, a prospect, he is informed by the owner of the club that there has been a double booking and that he will not be able to go on. The other act that night is also an Elvis impersonator, but is Asian. There are a number of Korean tourists going to see him, which means that he is favoured over Bobby. Half-Sack goes to the Asian’s dressing room and beats him up so that he can’t perform and Bobby can.

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The Clean Up

When he returns to Charming, he is ordered by Clay Morrow, the club’s President, to dispose of the corpses of the dead prostitutes as Tig’s DNA is in the police database and he had been having sex with them. He and Tig then retrieved the corpses from the police site and burned them in a furnace. He also helped Clay and Opie Winston hijack a truck owned by the town’s Police Chief, Wayne Unser, in an attempt to intimidate him.

When local businessman Elliot Oswald comes to the Sons of Anarchy and asks them to find the man who raped his 13-year-old daughter, they quickly agree. The gang discovers that the man is one of the carnies at the nearby traveling carnival. They go there, retrieve the rapist, and torture and murder him. Bobby proves to be a capable fighter during the brawl with the carnies. He took on a man much larger and, seemingly, stronger than him.

ATF Shows Up

When a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent arrived in Charming and began investigating the club, they decided that they should move their weapons to Indian Hills, Nevada, where their brother club, the Devil’s Tribe, are based. Clay sent Bobby and Jax Teller to inform the Devil’s Tribe that the Sons of Anarchy would be patching over them and storing guns on their property. On the way there, they came across a group of Mayans on the road and were involved in a shoot-out, although no one was killed. Later on, the pair ran into a couple as they left a petrol station. The man was extremely disrespectful to the woman, named Suzi, and they beat him up. Jax then picked Suzi up for sex and carried on with his journey.

When they arrived at the Devil’s Tribe clubhouse and informed them of the news, their President, Jury, was not pleased but eventually accepted that it was the best decision for both clubs. As a gift, the Devil’s Tribe let Bobby have sex with a $1,200-per-night prostitute for free. After the patch-over party, Jax went for a ride and attracted the attention of a group of Mayans. He then drew them back to the clubhouse where the Sons of Anarchy were waiting for them. A large shoot-out then ensued, during which Jury was shot and injured.

Otto Asks SAMCRO to Protect Chucky

Otto Delaney and a number of other imprisoned SAMCRO members have been protecting Chuck in Stockton prison. He is wanted by the Triads because he stole money from them, then informed on a number of their members when he was arrested. When Clay and Jax went to visit Otto in prison, he told them that if they protected Chuck when he was released, he would inform them on where the Triads keep their money. They agreed and sent Bobby and Tig to pick him up from prison and bring him to the clubhouse.

SAMCRO intended on waiting until the restaurant, where the money is stored, was closed until they raided it, but Chuck’s frequent unconscious masturbating was unbearable for them and they decided to raid the restaurant straight away. However, just after they stole the money and some counterfeiting plates, the Triads turned up. Instead of starting a war, Clay decided to make a deal; SAMCRO handed over Chuck and the plates, and the Triads let them keep the stolen money.

Hobart

Meanwhile, Kyle Hobart, a disgraced former SAMCRO member, went to Jax and asked him if they Sons wanted in on his deal selling stolen car parts. Jax accepted and invited him to the clubhouse that night. This was a set-up, however, to punish him for not having his SOA tattoo removed after being disowned by the club. At the clubhouse, Bobby lured Kyle into the garage by saying that he wanted to show him his new motorcycle. There, they tied him up and Tig used a blowtorch to burn off the tattoo.

Training Half-Sack

The club entered Half-Sack into a bare-knuckle boxing competition to raise funds to buy weapons. During this time, he was trained by Chibs, who insisted that he has “no booze, no weed and no pu$$y”. This meant that Cherry was taken away, by Bobby. At the instigation of Clay, Bobby tried to have sex with her at his house to test her feelings for Half-Sack, but she refused his advances.

Cameron Hayes, a member of the True IRA, offered SAMCRO a free shipment of guns if they carry out a hit on Brenan Hefner, the man who killed his cousin Michael McKeavey. Bobby, Jax and Opie then went to the hotel room where he sees his African American mistress. Opie was supposed to shoot him when he left the room, but froze and Bobby stepped in and assassinated him at close range with a silenced pistol.

Freeing Cherry

He, Piney and Tig started a brawl at a local bar, in order to distract the police. This then gave Jax and Opie a chance to break into the police station and free Cherry, who had been arrested.

He was incarcerated for the murder of Brenan Hefner after the mistress witnessed the killing and went to the police. June Stahl visited him in prison and told him that he and Opie were likely to receive the death penalty if convicted. However, he was released since Jax threatened the witness into leaving California and the case against him was based completely on the witness’ testimony.

Season 2

It was revealed that since the witness disappeared Bobby was released from prison. While SOA and the Niners were making a gun deal the Mayans ambushed them and Bobby was shot in the shoulder. Clay gives Bobby a job as a bookkeeper at Luann’s pornography studio, where he uncovers that Luann is stealing money from her business and from SAMCRO.

Bobby Sides With Jax Over Clay

When Clay and Jax disagree over the course of action to be taken following Chibs’ injury, Bobby sided with Jax, feeling that the V.P. was the one who had the club’s best interest in mind. Bobby is also the member who is most troubled by the rift between Clay and Jax, knowing that their altercation is bad for SAMCRO.

Throughout the rest of the season he is trying to help heal the club. Even though he has not really picked a side he shown being at Jax’s aid. At the end Jax considers going nomad after he blames Clay for burning down Cara Cara. He along with the rest of SAMCRO with them are trying to make him stay, but he decides to leave anyway and he is sad to see Jax cut off his “Redwood Original” patches.

Getting Jax Back

The next day he shown at the table with his patches back on his cut. Bobby is happy to hear that Jax is staying, but is sad when he and the rest of the club learns it is because Gemma was raped by Zobelle’s aryan gang and his lieutenant, Weston. He later learns that Clay and Tig killed Donna behind the clubs back which is already may known since season 1 after Stahl confesses to him what she has done to cause it. Bobby tells Clay that the secret has to stay within SAMCRO, because if the rest of the charter learn that one of the First 9 killed the wife of a member it will not end well. He later goes with Clay and Chibs to meet with Jimmy and SAMCRO’S relationship is repaired with the Irish.

Opie Makes Peace

He is at the table when Opie makes peace with his club for what happened to his wife. The next episode SAMCRO is locking down the club house with their relatives. SAMCRO are preparing to rid Charming of Zobelle and his gang. At the end of the episode he is seen at a fight as one SOA’S ten best fighters against Weston and his gang. The Sons are shown to be better fighters and are on the verge of winning until Deputy Chief Hale shows up. They confront Zobelle and are about to kill him, but Hale shows up again and he is ordered to leave by Chief Unser.

Zobelle confesses that he has drugs in his shop he arrested and taken to the station. When he is released with no consequences Bobby and the club learn that it is because he is a FBI informant. The Mayans arrive to protect Zobelle from SAMCRO. After Jax kills Weston the rest of the SOA preparing to kill Zobelle. After they ambush his Mayan convoy they corner him at a deli, but are unable to finish the job due Jax’s son being kidnapped. Bobby is last seen trying to help console a distraught Jax after watching Cameron the IRA contact speed off with Abel in a speedboat.

Season 3

Bobby and the rest of SAMCRO are trying to find Abel and Jax is emotionally unstable. When they find Cameron’s boat they learn that he has sold it. Later Bobby appears at Half-Sack’s wake, who died trying to save Abel and Tara. Bobby is seen talking to the rest of the club about adding more members. He learns that Kozik, a member with bad blood with Tig, wants to transfer to SAMCRO.

After the wake a drive by occurs and Hale and a child dies. After this happens Jax finally loses it and attacks one of the shooters. Bobby was one of the men who pulled Jax away from the shooter. In the next episode, Bobby reaches out to his ex-wife, who hates him deeply, to ask her to get her boyfriend, a bounty hunter, to help find Jax’s son. Bobby then helps the club press the President of the Calaveras MC, a Mayan puppet club,for information about why they tried to kill SAMCRO. They learn that Alvarez ordered the hit in order to run heroin through Charming.

Searching for Abel

When word about the whereabouts of Cameron and Abel come back they think that they are in Canada but the club learns that Cameron Hayes is dead in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The club thinks that Abel was left in Belfast by Cameron and they still plan to go to Canada. Bobby goes with Piney and Happy to get medicine for Bobby’s children and for Happy’s mother. They are greeted by hillbillies who want to steal the illegal meds from Piney’s friend. They are all rescued after Happy calls for backup from the rest of the SOA.

The Sons head back to Charming after they learn Gemma is going back to see Abel. The Sons later learn that Abel is in Ireland and start making plans to go get him, but first they try to make things right with the Mayans. The club steals Alvarez‘s heroin to show him the Calaveras are not able to handle moving it for them. Bobby is with SAMCRO when they steal it.

SAMCRO & the MAYANS Cut a deal

The club meets with Alvarez and convinces him to let one of their allies, The Grim Bastards MC, provide protection. The Mayans agree and peace is made by the two rival clubs. The next day the Calaveras kill the Grim Bastards Vice President and SAMCRO helps them get revenge. The club is then ready to go to Belfast. Bobby is not surprised to see that Gemma is joining them. Once in Belfast the SAMCRO are greeted by McGee, SAMBEL President. They are later stopped by police and are in danger of being deported, but this is stopped by Gemma, who runs the police off the road. They threaten the police to keep their mouths shut.

Dealing With McGee

The next day they are helping SAMBEL with a protection run to get close to Jimmy O who the IRA wants dead for profiteering habits, but this turns out to be a trap. Liam O’Neil, Sergeant at Arms of SAMBEL, is working for Jimmy and tries to kill SAMCRO by blowing up the gun shipment they are protecting. Next SAMCRO holds a private meeting in their room to decide what to do about O’Neil. McGee walks in to hear their conversation and tells them that O’Neil can’t be trusted.

They go after O’Neil and they torture him with the help of Sean Casey, an IRA soldier and bodyguard to Father Kellen Ashbey. Bobby is appalled at the sight of the torture, even saying “This some medieval shit”. They not only get proof that Jimmy has betrayed the IRA, but that McGee was working for Jimmy as well. After Jax kills O’Neil, the club tries to burn the loft where O’Neil was staying. After a shoot out with Jimmy’s crew, they corner McGee. Clay takes McGee’s cut and gives it to Bobby.  After Clay hugs McGee, Bobby the club watch as Clay pushes McGee off of the roof for his betrayal.

Abel Disappears AGAIN

The next day Bobby and Clay finds Sean Casey tortured and dead. Father Kellen Ashbey tells the club that it was for Abel’s location. Bobby is one of the members who provides back up for Jax when they go to hotel to protect Abel and the adoptive parents, but they are already dead and Abel is gone. Jax eventually gets the baby back and the SAMCRO family are celebrating. They head for home only to learn that Tara has been abducted.

When they get back they begin looking for Tara. Bobby can tell Jax and Tara parted on bad terms and promises Jax she will be all right. They find out she is still fine and is being held by Salazar, who has also taken Jacob Hale hostage. When Jax goes in at the request of Salazar it is learned that Jax killed him apparently after Salazar attacked Jax with a fire axe.

Abel Returns Home

In the season finale SAMCRO has a big breakfast to celebrate Abel coming home. They then try to find ways to get to Jimmy due to a deal made by Clay and the True IRA council. Bobby and Clay pay Otto a visit and to tell him what is going on. They also reach out to Lenny “The Pimp”, a member of the First 9, to get Lenny to ask the Russians for Jimmy. They learn that it will cost them 2 million dollars.

Five Million “Dollars”

Chuck gives five million in counterfeit currency they might be able to use. Bobby notices that the money is irregular and the Russians will know it. Jax comes with a plan to get real money. They use $250,000 to mask the fake money. After the club finally gets Jimmy, the ATF comes and takes him back. It is then discovered that Jax made a deal with Stahl. Bobby appears enraged along with the rest of the club. It is discovered that the club knew about the deal the entire time. They were actually setting up Jimmy and Stahl to die. After they are signaled by the prospects that it was done the SAMCRO members all laugh at the set up they just pulled off. Bobby just appears to just be relieved it worked.

Season 4

Bobby is released along with the rest of SAMCRO at the start of the season, and is seen attending Opie’s wedding.

Chibs, Bobby, Happy, and Juice sneak away from the meeting for a viewing of Russian hardware, eventually double-crossing and murdering the Russians, as well as an undercover FBI agent. Bobby is vehemently opposed to the deal Clay and Jax have set up with the Gallindo cartel. He believes that it will deal irrevocable damage to the club. Clay attempts to persuade Bobby that the deal is in the club’s best interest. Clay even offers him the presidency of the charter once he steps down. Bobby still votes against it.

After the vote still comes down in favor of the deal, he stalks angrily out of the clubhouse. The club travels to Tucson to visit the Arizona cartel, SAMTAZ.  There the club gets knowledge that SAMTAZ is dealing methamphetamine which, disturbs the club. Bobby says that “dealing and muling” are the same thing, and refuses to help in packing the cocaine from Romero.

Potter tries to Turn Otto Against SAMCRO

Following this, Otto is told by Linc Potter that Luann had sex with Bobby and suggested he may also be her murderer.  Otto then asks Gemma to ask the club to exact vengeance. The club puts this at a meeting. It is also mentioned that the police know who was with Luann, which disturbs Bobby. The club tracks down Georgie Caruso, who is believed to be her murderer. Bobby is visibly angry and eager to kill him as fast as possible.

During this time, however, the club decides to spare Caruso, when his billionaire contacts are a chance to bring down Hale’s Charming Heights. He goes to visit Otto at the prison and apologizes, claiming there was no love between the two of them. Caruso ultimately lies to Otto that they took care of his vengeance. He had been instructed to tell the truth. At the end of episode “Fruit of the Crows” Bobby tells Clay there should be a vote for a new President. He says that he feels Clay’s leadership is endangering SAMCRO.  At the end of the season, Bobby is given up by Otto to the Feds for their RICO case as history of crime.

Season 5

Bobby is released with help from the Cartel. Jax asks him to become his VP (as Opie needs distance from the club); both he and the club accept. The season shows Jax taking Bobby more into his confidence as his VP informing him on the details of the RICO case the Feds put together and the threat it holds against the Sons. He also has him keep a close watch on Tara and Clay when Jax, Chibs, Tig, and later Opie are arrested. When he finds out that Opie was killed inside by black prisoners on Damon Pope’s orders, he is distraught and attends his wake.

Jax, Bobby, and Unser later find out that the three Nomads patched into SAMCRO, Gogo, Greg, and Frankie, are the ones behind the Charming break-ins. They suspect Clay as the one who put them up to it.  Gogo and Greg are killed by Unser when they try to kill him and Frankie goes underground.  Bobby questions Clay on his involvement with the Nomads. Clay denies any guilt, and Bobby replies “I hope you’re as smart as you think you are, cause I’m sick of burning friends.” However, Bobby is shown to be worried about Jax’s descent into darkness over Opie’s death.

Avenging Opie’s Death

When they break into the home of the prison sergeant who was responsible for Opie’s death, he was aghast at Tig killing the innocent wife and Jax’s brutal murder of the sergeant. Then, they locate another of Opie’s killers. They locate the prisoner who beat Opie to death with the pipe, and he is revealed to be the cousin of Grim Bastard President T.O. Jackson. Bobby objects to killing him. He says they have had a long, healthy relationship with the Bastards and he doesn’t want to sabotage that. Chibs kills the man despite Jax giving T.O. his word they wouldn’t kill him. Bobby states “you just $hit on two decades of brotherhood.”

In “To Thine Own Self” Bobby is helping Jax set up a new deal allowing the Club to move away from the Cartel, now that the RICO case is gone. The Mayans have agreed to take over muling the cocaine.  The Triads will use their connections to Gaza to get the Cartel their “big guns.”   The club unanimously votes yes.  Bobby states that Jax pulled “some epic shit” for the Club and not to let his feud with Clay destroy that. Jax then reveals to Bobby and Chibs Clay’s part in killing JT and Piney, as well as trying to kill Tara. Bobby goes to Clay’s house. When Clay asks if he is there to kill him, he states he is “trying to keep you alive.”

Bobby Convinces Clay to Tell the Truth

In the next episode Bobby is revealed to have convinced Clay to confess to his role in the Nomad attacks in exchange for him (Bobby) voting ‘no’ to killing him. Like everyone else, he votes ‘yeah’ to kicking him out and is the only one to vote ‘nay’ on killing him. He states that Clay should no longer be allowed to sit at the table after what Jax told him.  He said he knew that once Jax didn’t need Clay anymore, he would kill him behind the Club’s back. Jax is shown to feel greatly angered and betrayed by Bobby making this deal. He states if he was alone with him he might “rip his head off”.

Bobby later learns about Jax framing Clay for the murder of Damon Pope. He states Jax had the chance to be different. Jax responds “maybe I’m not so different”. Bobby is seen in the last episode of the season, upset about Clay’s fate and Jax’s new leadership. He cuts off his Vice President’s patch presumably leaving the position behind.

Season 6

Bobby moves into a new apartment in Indian Hills, Nevada and contemplates rebuilding the Nomad charter. The next several episodes show him traveling to other charters in the Nevada area. He is gathering names of Sons interested in joining the Nomads charter. Later we find out he was recruiting for SAMCRO and not starting a nomad charter.

It Was All A Ruse

When SAMCRO meets with the West Coast SOA members, Bobby reveals this and rejoins SAMCRO. He brings along three of his recruits, Allesandro Montez, Rane Quinn and Orlin West. During an attempt by the Irish to spring Clay from a prison transport, Bobby was seriously wounded. He was shot in the same shoulder as he was shot in season 2 by the Mayans. Juice ran over one of the transport guards with a truck. Bobby recovered from his injuries with the help of Tara.

President Elvis

During the Season 6 finale, Bobby was appointed interim President of SAMCRO by Jax Teller. Jax did this in preparation for turning himself in to the Stockton DA per a deal he made to protect Tara and the Club. While Jax was saying his goodbyes to the club before turning himself in, Bobby was the most visibly upset out of all the guys.

Season 7

Bobby is first seen at the clubhouse, welcoming Jax back. He agrees with the rest of SAMCRO to follow Jax on his quest for vengeance for Tara’s death. Munson helps Jax plan his revenge against the Chinese.  Gemma fingered the Chinese as Tara’s killers.  One of the members who works with the Indian Hills charter and two hired thugs hijack the Chinese gun shipment.

Bobby, Jax and Chibs visit the two hired men to give them some cash, and instead they gun them down. They then set it up to look like they hijacked the shipment. The club is later visited by August Marks to warn them not to retaliate against the Chinese or he will kill them. In order to get around this, SAMCRO begins setting up the Niners to overthrow August.

Bobby is Caught

In the episode “Greensleeves”, Bobby is caught and tortured by August’s crew. SAMCRO had attempted to blackmail him with an affidavit linking him to the murder of Pastor Johnathan Haddem. Marks’ enforcer, Moses Cartwright, gouges out Bobby’s right eye with a grapefruit spoon. He then sends it to Jax to show them Marks is still in control. In the episode “The Separation of Crows”, Marks threatens to continuously cut body parts off of Bobby every 24 hours. In order to stop the torture, they must give the location of the construction site where Haddem’s body is buried.  Bobby refuses to tell Moses anything. He will only say that Moses can “suck his big white d*@k”.

Jax Tries to Rescue Bobby

Jax attempts to make a deal with Marks: The location of the body in exchange for Bobby. Moses remarks that Jax and the Sons made a mistake by thinking the deal was negotiable. Moses’s men then force Bobby to the ground and sever a number of his fingers on his clutch hand. In the episode “What A Piece of Work is Man” an exchange is set up between SAMCRO and August to trade the pastor’s body and footage on a cell phone for Bobby. The cell phone contains videos that Marks intends to use as leverage against the pastor’s family. Jax and the pastor’s son hand the body and phone over to August who brings a bound and gagged Bobby over. Bobby attempts to warn Jax.

Rescue Gone Bad

Before Jax can understand him, August pulls out a gun he hid on Bobby and points it at Jax. August says to Jax “If you or your mother ever get the idea to betray me, this is what happens.”  August then shoots Bobby in the head and leaves.

Jax is crushed by Bobby’s death, breaking out in tears and apologizing to his body.

Bobby’s body is then buried at SAMCRO’s cabin. Jax notes that he always loved it there and they wanted to keep him close.

Jax Avenges Bobby

In the series finale, Jax takes revenge for Bobby’s death by killing August Marks.

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