DIANNE BUT­LER

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HE THREW Ja­son Mo­ran off a boat in Un­der­belly I, and then sold the Mo­ran brothers their first pill press be­fore go­ing on to re­ally help them out by shoot­ing the key wit­ness for the pros­e­cu­tion in the head while she was sleep­ing next to her lit­tle boy in their lonely coun­try house.

Re­mem­ber that scene? We didn’t see the bad-a---biker pull the trig­ger, but Andy McPhee says it was def­i­nitely him.

Yes, it’s been a hec­tic ca­reer so far. McPhee’s also been a driver on The Over­lan­der and mowed lawns, he was a pool life guard and a pro wrestler. When a ham­burger chain needed a wrestler for a com­mer­cial, back when McPhee was ‘‘ 35 or 36 or some­thing’’, he was ready.

He made a move to short films, there was a role as Yobbo No. 2 in Bad Boy Bubby, fol­lowed by speak­ing parts on TV (in­clud­ing play­ing a dog named Kosciusko in Wil­fred), then parts in Wolf Creek and An­i­mal King­dom. Andy McPhee (left) as Keith McGee in

‘‘ I’ve been lucky,’’ McPhee says. ‘‘ I never did ex­tra stuff.’’

Now McPhee finds him­self play­ing Keith McGee in US drama Sons of An­ar­chy. Yes, an­other biker. He says just about ev­ery­one on Sons of An­ar­chy rides and he’s made friends on the show based on that alone.

‘‘ With the ex­tras, the back­ground guys, ’ cos they ride. They all ride to work,’’ he says.

Even the big, hot star of the se­ries, Char­lie Hun­nam, rides to work, he says. But, the day of this in­ter­view, McPhee started shoot­ing a twoepisode role he had landed on Crim­i­nal Minds.

He was happy about it for sev­eral rea­sons — it’s a hit net­work show, for one thing. ‘‘ And I didn’t have to au­di­tion for it,’’ he says.

He’s play­ing an­other Ir­ish­man, but this one sounds worse than Keith McGee.

‘‘ I have never been as bad, full of so much nas­ti­ness, cru­elty and vi­o­lence,’’ McPhee says.

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