By Lynette Rice
Updated April 22, 2010 at 06:22 PM EDT

Image Credit: Chris Hatcher/PR PhotosFX announced today that the Emmy-winning Hal Holbrook (Into the Wild) will have a guest starring role in the third season of Sons of Anarchy, which bows in September. Holbrook will appear in a four-episode arc, beginning with the premiere episode. He’ll play Nate Madock, the father of Gemma Morrow Teller (Katey Sagal), in the drama about an outlaw motorcycle club.

Production on the next 13 episodes of Sons of Anarchy begins tomorrow. The second season of the drama that also stars Ron Perlman ranked as the highest-rated single season of an original series in FX history: It averaged 4.48 million viewers and 3.16 million adults between the ages of 18 and 49.