Jay Karnes

Actor
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 ... Read more »
Born: 06/26/1963 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Filmography

Actor (33)

Chicago PD 2014 (Tv Show)

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Gang Related 2014 (Tv Show)

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Stalker 2014 (Tv Show)

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Graceland 2013 (Tv Show)

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Grimm 2013 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2013 (Tv Show)

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Leonie 2013 (Movie)

Dr. Rumely (Actor)

Scandal 2013 (Tv Show)

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Criminal Minds 2012 (Tv Show)

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Last Resort 2012 (Tv Show)

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Body of Proof 2011 (Tv Show)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2008, 2011 (Tv Show)

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CSI: Miami 2011 (Tv Show)

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The Glades 2011 (Tv Show)

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The Protector 2011 (Tv Show)

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V 2011 (Tv Show)

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Brothers & Sisters 2010 (Tv Show)

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Burn Notice 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order: LA 2010 (Tv Show)

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House 2009 (Tv Show)

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The Shield 2001 - 2009 (TV Show)

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Sons of Anarchy 2008 (Tv Show)

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Judging Amy 1997 - 2001, 2005 (Tv Show)

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Numb3rs 2005 (Tv Show)

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Cold Case 2004 (Tv Show)

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Frasier 2001 (Tv Show)

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Ally McBeal 1998 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Chicago Hope 1997 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Pensacola: Wings of Gold 1997 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The Next Best Thing 2000 (Movie)

Kevin's Lawyer (Actor)

The Strip 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Star Trek: Voyager 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Hide (TV Show)

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Biography

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.

EDUCATION

University of Kansas

Lawrence , Kansas

Milestones

2002

Starred as Detective Holland "Dutch" Wagenbach, a recently divorced, by-the-book detective in FX's "The Shield"

2000

Cast in "The Next Best Thing" opposite Rupert Everett and Madonna

1999

Played Martin Landaus son in "The Joyriders"

Producer Joe Stern cast him in The Matrix Theatre Company's production of "The Tavern", after seeing him in a Shakespeare L.A. production of "Romeo & Juliet"

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