Actor Glenn Keogh has been very busy as of late. He’s been featured in a number of television’s hottest shows, as well as Michael Bay’s most recent installation of the Transformers franchise, Transformer: Age of Extinction. “Michael’s an absolute genius,” Keogh told uInterview. “It was a great experience and everyone on set and afterwards was fantastic, and I got to meet the cast and crew and Mr. Spielberg who was a producer on the film. It was great.”

His newest project is playing the role of genius Walter O’Brien’s father in CBS’s newest drama, Scorpion. A twist could be in store for viewers of the show involving his character, but Keogh doesn’t want to reveal too much. "[Scorpion] is based on the true story about a gentleman called Walter O'€™Brien – who is an Irish guy, a genius – and he is hired by the U.S. government as one part of a crack team to help them fight terrorist organizations around the world," Keogh said. "He'€™s got a group of guys who are all geniuses also, and it just follows his journeys on a week-to-week basis. They'€™ve solved problems that the existing administration could not."

Keogh was also a member of the cast of FX’s biker gang drama Sons of Anarchy in 2010. With the show heading into its final season, he speculates that it will likely come to a glorious and violent ending. “From what I understand, there’s big things planned,” Keogh said. “I have an idea in my head about how it will end. I imagine it’ll be a big bloodbath right at the end I’m sure.”

Keogh has also taken on some philanthropic causes with his Sons of Anarchy co-star Dan Hildebrand. Together, they have been building homes, or “domes,” in Haiti for impoverished families. “There are tens of thousands of orphans that need help, so Dan set about raising money for a rehabilitation center on a plot of land that he had secured,” Keogh said. “I got involved with the fundraising quite a bit and I think quite a bit of money was raised; it was about $30,000-$35,000 that we needed to build and Dan donated of course. Dan went down there and built it the year before last and there’s more family and friends to build more now, so it’s a fantastic cause.”

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Q: What can you tell us about your new show 'Scorpion'? - Chelsea Regan

[Scorpion] is based on the true story about a gentleman called Walter O'€™Brien - who is an Irish guy, a genius - and he is hired by the U.S. government as one part of a crack team to help them fight terrorist organizations around the world. He'€™s got a group of guys who are all geniuses also, and it just follows his journeys on a week-to-week basis. They'€™ve solved problems that the existing administration could not.

Q: How does your character figure into the plot? - Chelsea Regan

My character is the father of the lead character. Walter O'Brien is the lead part, and I don't want to spoil anything for you. I might be seen in the pilot and then come back later on, but I can't say without spoiling it. But yeah, I'€™m his dad.

Q: Have you met the real Walter O'Brien? - Chelsea Regan

No, I haven't, actually. Word is he lives in Los Angeles. I'd love the opportunity to meet with him; maybe that'll happen after he watches the show.

Q: You recently appeared in 'Transformers: Age of Extinction.' What was it like working on the set of a Michael Bay film? - Chelsea Regan

Fantastic. A great experience. It was a roller-coaster. It was great. We shot in Chicago for a few scenes of the movie. Michael's an absolute genius. There's a lot going on on the set because you're not only acting and taking direction, but you've got to, in your mind, picture the features that are going to come in later. With my scenes, there was a Dinobot transforming into a robot. It was a great experience and everyone on set and afterwards was fantastic, and I got to meet the cast and crew and Mr. Spielberg, who was a producer on the film. It was great.

Q: You were on 'Ray Donovan' recently. What was the most memorable part of working on that show? - Chelsea Regan

Probably working with Eddie Marsan, who I worked opposite with. He's a British actor, a fine actor, a really nice guy. We spent a day shooting and it was really fun to see him go into character. To see a nice little British guy switch to a Bostonian is an amazing transformation to see. It was great working with him, as it was with everyone else working on the show.

Q: Will you be returning to the show at all? - Chelsea Regan

Not that I know of at the moment, but, never say never. I'm open to it. [laughs]

Q: You previously had a recurring role on 'Sons of Anarchy,' will you be tuning into the show's final season? - Chelsea Regan

I'll be watching it for sure. I believe the first episode of the show was two days ago, or maybe it was last night. I didn'€™t get to see it. I know I will, it's gotten stronger season after season. Again, that was a great experience; great guys on that show, and I wish them the best. I hear they're going to sign off in style this season. From what I understand, there's big things planned.

Q: How would you like to see the series end? - Chelsea Regan

Hmm, that's a good question. I have an idea in my head about how it will end. I imagine it'll be a big bloodbath right at the end I'm sure. You'd like to see Jax be able to get away from the Sons and maybe go off into the sunset with his lady and live happily ever after. I don't know whether that will happen or not. I don't think that'€™s a typical 'Sons of Anarchy' plotline. Maybe they'll leave it open, which is unlikely but you never know. I just expect something fairly full-on and exciting from the last episodes.

Q: How did you get involved with the nonprofit H.E.R.O. (Housing, Education and Rehabilitation of Orphans)? - Chelsea Regan

A good friend of mine actually, the guy who played my brother on Sons of Anarchy, Dan Hildebrand, a fine British actor, and we just spent a bit of time together during our season on Sons. He had been to Haiti a few times before and Dan, as a business also, built domes which are low-cost fireproof and flood-proof homes. So he spent time down in Haiti and had started, from what I understand, to build some small homes for families. There's still tens of thousands of families in Haiti you know, so the issue hasn't gone away. There are also tens of thousands of orphans that need help, so Dan set about raising money for a rehabilitation center on a plot of land that he had secured. We could build an orphanage and the rehabilitation center could be to educate the parents on how to take care of their children. I got involved with the fundraising quite a bit. I think quite a bit of money was raised. It was about $30,000-$35,000 that we needed to build, and Dan donated of course. Dan went down there and built it the year before last, and there'€™s more family and friends to build more now so it's a fantastic cause.