David Labrava Hells Angels
David Labrava is an actor on the tv show Sons of Anarchy, artist and a member of the Hells Angels MC.
David Labrava Hells Angels – Early Life
David Labrava was born in Miami, however he was raised in Europe, spending many years in Amsterdam.
When he was young he rode dirt bikes, but quickly progressed and bought his first Harley Davidson motorcycle when he was only 17 years of age.
David Labrava Hells Angels – Club Involvement
David Labrava is a member of the Hells Angels Oakland chapter, one of the most famous of the Hells Angels chapters as one of the founding members was Sonny Barger. The Oakland clubhouse is located directly across the road from the tattoo shop that he runs, Evil Ink. See photo of the tattoo store further down in the “Other Business” section.
In 2008 he was on the Hells Angels Annual USA Run when he was arrested for drug possession and misdemeanors (see the “Crime” section further down for more information).
David Labrava Hells Angels – Sons of Anarchy
David Labrava was originally brought on to the show Sons of Anarchy (SOA) by the the show’s creator, Kurt Sutter, as a technical advisor, as the show wanted to accurately depict the one percenter motorcycle club culture. David Labrava later had a meeting with Kurt Sutter and explained that he also was writer and would like an opportunity to be cast in a role.
In the following YouTube clip discusses how he made it onto the show:
David Labrava plays the character “Happy Lowman”, the SOA Happy character is the Sergeant-At-Arms of SAMCRO (Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, California Redwood Original). He was previously in the Tacoma, Washington and Nomad chapters of the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club. In the show he tattoos a happy face on himself every time that he kills a person. In SOA Happy is a fan favourite.
He also co-wrote Season 4, Episode 10, “Hands”.
David Labrava Hells Angels – Other Business
Although most people reading this article would know him only from his acting on Sons of Anarchy, overall it would be best to describe David Labrava as a “creative type”, as he has his hand in many of the different arts, and has had so for several decades.
Before joining the Sons of Anarchy show he was a published writer, having written columns in magazines since the 1990s. Some of his credits include a column in the hot rod magazine, Ol Skool Rodz, called “Burnin’ Rubber with Jimmy Carbone“. He also wrote for the Horse Motorcycle magazine.
David Labrava is also a glass artist, has a movie company “Artful Dodger Filmworks” and a clothing lined “DOGKULCHA”, which helps out animal rescue charities. In 2015 he directed his first movie titled “Street Level”.
He previously ran a tattoo shop named Evil Ink in Oakland, California. The tattoo shop is directly across the road from the Hells Angels Oakland charter clubhouse (see photo of the clubhouse further up in this article). It is believed that he may no longer run this shop.
David Labrava Hells Angels – Crime
2008 – August, 2008. While in Missoula County, Montana as part of the annual Hells Angels USA Run, David Labrava was arrested on two felony drug possession charges as well as two misdemeanor charges.
Police were approached by a man who told them that a woman was being held against her will in a hotel room with David Labrava. They went to the hotel room and removed the woman from the room and arrested Labrava.
A search warrant was obtained for the room and cocaine, 1.5 grams of hashish, a small amount of marijuana and a “Death Head” design pipe were sized. He was jailed on $2500 bail.
David Labrava Hells Angels – Media
Book – Becoming a Son by David Labrava.
This book tells his life story, following many of the paths described in this article. Across multiple countries and varied professions including the arts and life in the Hells Angels. Find out more on Amazon (link opens in a new tab).
DVD – Sons of Anarchy The complete boxed set.
Following of the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, of which David Labrava plays the character “Happy”, who is a Sergeant-At-Arms. This is the complete box set and contains 30 discs. Find out more on Amazon (link opens in a new tab).
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