Motorcycle Show Toronto returned to the International Centre for the 25th year in March, featuring the Bikes of the Century exhibit and a guest appearance by Kim Coates, the Saskatoon-born actor from the recently wrapped Sons of Anarchy.
Fans lined up for two hours waiting for a picture with their SoA hero and the bike he rode during the series.
After being on his feet for five hours straight, taking pictures and signing autographs, Coates didn’t leave for lunch until he’d seen all of the children in line.
Upon his return, to the thrill of his fans, Coates went into the line and shook hands with those who had waited for an additional hour while he was on lunch.
“It’s all about the fans,” he said. “I am so grateful for the amazing welcome I’ve gotten from Toronto. It’s great to be back in Canada and seeing the fans. I only have one question… What happened to the Maple Leafs?”
Coates has been busy since SoA wrapped in Dec. 2014. He was in town to promote his latest project, the TV movie Pirate’s Passage with Donald Sutherland and Carrie-Anne Moss.
“I will be filming back to back films this summer,” Coates said about his future plans. “I start shooting Officer Downe March 30 and I’m really looking forward to it.”
The film is a live-action adaptation of the Joe Casey and Chris Burnham graphic novel. Coates will be starring as Officer Downe, an immortal and immoral LAPD officer.