As loyal fans know, Bischoff-Hervey Entertainment added two prominent, new characters for the second season of The Devils Ride. The new guys are a little edgier, although not necessarily smarter, than the old guys and the casting aims to enhance the show’s credibility and broaden its audience. Last season’s finale was watched by 1.55 million viewers, for example, which is about a third of the viewers Sons of Anarchy draws.
It probably doesn’t matter to the producers that their television show sincerely offends many members of real motorcycle clubs or that most bikers in San Diego have never seen either a Laffing Devil or a Sinister Mobster. Loyal fans reply, “So what? We have a fake President, a fake Congress and an economy based on Twitter? What’s your point.”
So, ready or not, here comes the new reality of the outlaw world. Here comes Rockem and White Boi!
Rockem is a guy named Ralph Randolph. His homwtown is Fort Sumner, New Mexico. He graduated from the University Of New Mexico’s School of Architecture and enlisted in the Marine Corps during Operation Desert Storm. He lives in Chandler, Arizona and he has been widely reported to be a former pilot with US Airways and a former member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. His mother owns Randolph & Company Bail Bonds in Mesa, Arizona and he is married to a former stewardess named Lisa.
He used to work with television veteran Lorenzo Lamas and a man named Chad Greulach. Together those two own Lorenzo Lamas Cycles in Santa Monica. Greulach has been described by Caypen Magazine as “a renegade innovator in reality television and brand consulting” and the “producer mastermind behind American Chopper and Gene Simmons Family Jewels. Lorenzo and Chad first met on the set of the CMT reality series Gone Country. That relationship soon led to the creation of a new motorcycle lifestyle brand based on the Lorenzo Lamas brand – the man, The Renegade.”
Randolph started his own custom motorcycle business named Rockem and Sockem Motorcycles in Mesa in 2009. He later changed the name of the company to Knockout Motorcycles. The shop brands itself as “We build bikes for guys who still have their balls.” He has previously appeared on television on a show named Chopper Challenge on CMT, Steel Dreams TV and the National Geographic Channel. His bikes have appeared on the Easyriders Tour.
White Boi, who is also known as Christopher Michael Boultinghouse, plays the edgy ex-con in this season’s episodes. And he actually has been inside for an extended stay.
According to his appeal, “On March 21, 2002, federal agents searched Boultinghouse’s apartment and found 54 bottles of GBL, 4 types of steroids and $34,500 in cash.” GBL, or gamma-butyrolactone, is a GHB analog that Boultinghouse believed was legal. The steroids were for personal use. He was found guilty in a state jury trial and, in what was a fairly obvious miscarriage of justice, sentenced to eight years in prison. He had previous convictions in 1998 for battery with serious bodily injury and for assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury.
Boultinghouse is represented by 123Talent, Inc., a full-service management and public relations firm in Hillsborough, North Carolina. The company’s other clients include Paris Hilton, Mo Collins, Morris Chestnut, Flavor Fav and Antonio Sabato Jr.
He tweets frequently and amusingly at Chris Boultinghouse @OGWhiteBoi.