Sonny Barger, born October 8, 1938 in Modesto, California, is an American actor and former Hells Angels member who played the role of Lenny 'The Pimp' Janowitz on the FX original series Sons of Anarchy. Making his debut on the episode "NS" in the series' third season, Sonny plays the role of a SAMCRO member. Convicted for murdering three ATF agents, he is currently incarcerated in the Stockton State Prison. He has connections to the Russian Mafia, is one of the First 9, and as the third member, was formerly Sergeant-at-Arms under SAMCRO founder John Teller. He appears on the episode "To Be, Act 1" in the series' fourth season, and was last seen on the episode "Crucifixed" in the series' fifth season.


He was once the President of the Oakland charter of the actual outlaw MC Hells Angels. He is the founding member and once President of the charter. Sonny Barger, David Labrava, Robert Patrick, and season 5 new comers Chuck Zito and Rusty Coones are the only cast members who have actually been a part of a real life MC.



Season 3 appearances
"SO" "Oiled" "Caregiver" "Home" "Turning and Turning"
"The Push" "Widening Gyre" "Lochán Mór" "Turas" "Fírinne"
"Bainne" "June Wedding" "NS"
Season 4 appearances
"Out" "Booster" "Dorylus" "Una Venta" "Brick"
"With An X" "Fruit For The Crows" "Family Recipe" "Kiss" "Hands"
"Call of Duty" "Burnt and Purged Away" "To Be, Act 1" "To Be, Act 2"
Season 5 appearances
"Sovereign" "Authority Vested" "Laying Pipe" "Stolen Huffy" "Orca Shrugged"
"Small World" "Toad's Wild Ride" "Ablation" "Andare Pescare" "Crucifixed"
"To Thine Own Self" "Darthy" "J'ai Obtenu Cette"