In his role of "Dutch" on the edgy police drama "The Shield," (FX, 2001-08) supporting actor Jay Karnes stood out as the show's moral compass amidst an ensemble of shady, thuggish cops. After receiving invaluable training with theater companies in Los Angeles, Karnes began making guest appearances on many of network television's most popular shows. Brief turns on series such as "Chicago Hope" (CBS, 1994-2000) and "Star Trek: Voyager" (1994-2001) helped to establish the adaptable actor in Hollywood. A small role in the Madonna-headlined romantic comedy "The Next Best Thing" (2000) preceded what would become Karnes' breakout role on the groundbreaking series "The Shield," as the intellectual yet everyman detective who harbored an infrequently seen darker side. After the show's celebrated finale, he continued to impress with recurring roles on the outlaw biker saga "Sons of Anarchy" (FX, 2008- ) and on the action series "Burn Notice (USA Network, 2006- ) as a believably cold-blooded killer. Possessing a malleability and range only aided by his "average Joe" appearance, Karnes became a highly-regarded - and steadily employed - supporting actor on some of the best television being produced in the new millennium.