"I'm sorry, Clay. I know I was supposed to black it out. And I tried, man. I went a bunch of times. And I couldn't- I couldn't do it. This is the only thing I have left, Jax. Please, I'm sorry."
―Kyle Hobart, on his tattoo[src]

Kyle Hobart is a former member of SAMCRO on the FX original series Sons of Anarchy. Played by American actor Brian Van Holt, Kyle was excommunicated during his only appearance, on the episode "Giving Back" in the series' first season.


Kyle married a woman named April and they had a son, Charlie, and a daughter. At one point, Kyle and Opie Winston committed an arson, but Kyle fled when the police arrived, and abandoned Opie at the scene. As a result, Opie was arrested and sentenced to five years in Chino. Consequently, Kyle was excommunicated from SAMCRO, his wife divorced him, and he was forced to leave Charming. He tried multiple times to have his MC cut tattoos blacked out, but couldn’t work up the courage. Eventually he started a relationship with a younger woman and got a job at Sparks Brothers, where he made money on the side funneling stolen parts.

Season 1Edit

With SAMCRO’s blessing, Kyle is allowed to return to Charming for the night to see Charlie’s band play at Gemma Teller Morrow’s school fundraiser. He arrives with his girlfriend and visits with his kids. He gets into a fight in the school gym with Opie, who wants to settle the score.

After they clear the air, Kyle approaches Jax Teller to offer him a piece of his business selling stolen auto parts as a way to make amends. Jax invites him back to the clubhouse to talk about it, and Kyle has a few drinks with his former brothers. However, it’s all a setup because Kyle didn’t remove his MC tattoos. They give him a choice of fire or knife, and Kyle chooses the former. Tig Trager burns the tattoo off his back with a blowtorch, causing him to lose consciousness. They dump him outside St. Thomas Hospital for treatment, and he manages to survive his injuries.



Season 1 appearances
"Pilot" "Seeds" "Fun Town" "Patch Over" "Giving Back"
"AK-51" "Old Bones" "The Pull" "Hell Followed" "Better Half"
"Capybara" "The Sleep of Babies" "The Revelator"