Jay Karnes

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Jay Karnes
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Karnes in July 2009
Born (1963-06-27) June 27, 1963 (age 53)
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Julia Campbell
Children 2

Jay Karnes (born June 27, 1963) is an American actor, best known for his role as LAPD detective Holland "Dutch" Wagenbach on the FX television series The Shield.

Early life and education[edit]

Karnes was born in Omaha, Nebraska. He attended the University of Kansas and was part of the class of 1989.


In the mid-1990s Karnes was a company member with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, playing major roles in such plays as Love's Labours Lost and Tom Stoppard's Arcadia. Karnes also starred in the films The Joyriders (1999) and The Next Best Thing (2000).

From 2002 to 2008 Karnes played the role of Detective Holland "Dutch" Wagenbach on The Shield.

In 2008, Karnes played the recurring role of ATF Agent Josh Kohn on FX Network's series Sons of Anarchy, created by writer/actor Kurt Sutter of The Shield.[1] Karnes was an antagonist to SAMCRO vice president Jax Teller and his sometime girlfriend Tara Knowles. That same year he also appeared in the films Chasing 3000 and Broken Angel.

Karnes was featured in season 2 of V (2009) and was set to appear as a main character in season 3.

From 2009 to 2010 Karnes had a recurring role on Burn Notice as Tyler Brennan, a sinister gunrunner with a predilection for kidnapping relatives of those he wishes to leverage.

In 2011 Karnes appeared in Body of Proof episode "Hunting Party". In 2012 he played Secretary of Defense William Curry in a recurring role on ABC's Last Resort. In 2013 Karnes also appeared in the pilot episode of Jeff Eastin's drama series Graceland as Supervising Agent Gerry Silvo. In 2014 Karnes also appeared in FOX's series, Gang Related, as Agent Carter of IAD, as well as in the film Jayhawkers as the chancellor of the University of Kansas.

Throughout his acting career Karnes has made guest appearances on several TV shows, including Frasier, Judging Amy, Chicago Hope, Cold Case, Criminal Minds, The Pretender, Grimm, Star Trek: Voyager as Lieutenant Ducane in the fifth-season episode Relativity, House, Scandal and Stalker.

Personal life[edit]

Karnes is married to actress Julia Campbell and the couple have two children. He is a libertarian and has spoken before the Cato Institute.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
1999 The Joyriders Donald Trout
2000 The Next Best Thing Kevin's Lawyer
2008 Broken Angel Michael Levy
2009 Donkey Punch William Short
2010 Chasing 3000 Adult Roger
'Leonie Dr. Edward Rumely
2011 Setup Russell
2014 Jayhawkers Chancellor Franklin Murphy
2016 Before I Wake Peter
2017 Headlock TBA
Year Title Role Notes
1998 The Pretender Brad Anderson Episode: Collateral Damage
From the Earth to the Moon Investigator Episode: Apollo One
'Chicago Hope David Ross Episode: Physician, Heal Thyself
1999 Star Trek: Voyager Lieutenant Ducane Episode: Relativity
Pensacola: Wings of Gold Jonah Stoddard Episode: Tattoo
The Strip Jerome Parker Episode: Even Better Than The Real Thing
1999–2005 Judging Amy ASA Ron Russell / Don Russell / Dr. McGrath 3 episodes
Short Calendar (as Dr. McGrath)
Dog Days (as Don Russell)
Dream a Little Dream (as ASA Ron Russell)
2000 Ally McBeal Simon Prune Episode: Boy Next Door
Nash Bridges Mark Torry Episode: Hard Cell
2001 Frasier Corporate Guy Episode: Bully for Martin
2002–2008 The Shield Holland "Dutch" Wagenbach Series regular, Also in the 2007 video game
2004 Cold Case Artie Russo Episode: It's Raining Men
2005 Numb3rs Martin Rausch Episode: Better or Worse
2008 Sons of Anarchy Agent Joshua Kohn 7 episodes
2008–2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation I.A. Detective Schultz / IA Officer Wagenbach 2 episodes
For Gedda (as IA Officer Wagenbach)
In a Dark, Dark House (as I.A. Detective Schultz)
2009 House Nick Greenwald Episode: The Social Contract
2009–2010 Burn Notice Tyler Brennan 4 episodes
Sins of Omission / End Run (2009)
Dead or Alive / Out of Fire (2010)
2010 Brothers & Sisters Roy Scovell 4 episodes
Law & Order: Los Angeles Jim Roman Episode: Echo Park
2011 V Chris Bolling 4 episodes
The Glades Unknown Episode: Dirty Little Secrets
The Protector James Episode: Revisions
Body of Proof Martin Loeb Episode: Hunting Party
CSI: Miami Andrew Nolan Episode: Long Gone
2012 Criminal Minds Hamilton Bartholomew Episode: Unknown Subject
Last Resort Secretary of Defense William Curry 7 episodes
2013 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Noah Bunning Episode: Secrets Exhumed
Scandal Phil Stanner Episode: Top of the Hour
Graceland Gerry Silvo Episode: Graceland
Grimm Detective Bauer Episode: PTZD
2014 Chicago P.D. FBI Agent William Graff Episode: 8:30 PM
Gang Related Paul Carter 10 episodes
Stalker Dr. Paul Lewis Episode: Crazy for You
2015 Complications Cancer Clinics Owner Episode: Critical Condition
2016 12 Monkeys Agent Robert Gale / Agent Gale 3 episodes
One Hundred Years / Fatherland (as Agent Robert Gale)
Emergence (as Agent Gale)
Tyrant James Kitfer 3 episodes


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