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Karnes in July 2009
June 27, 1963|
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Early life and education
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. 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.
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.
|1999||The Joyriders||Donald Trout|
|2000||The Next Best Thing||Kevin's Lawyer|
|2008||Broken Angel||Michael Levy|
|2009||Donkey Punch||William||Video short|
|2010||Chasing 3000||Adult Roger|
|2011||Hide||Charlie Marvin||TV film|
|2014||Jayhawkers||Chancellor Franklin Murphy|
|2016||Before I Wake||Peter|
|1998||The Pretender||Brad Anderson||Episode: "Collateral Damage"|
|1998||From the Earth to the Moon||Investigator||Episode: "Apollo One"|
|1998||Chicago Hope||David Ross||Episode: "Physician, Heal Thyself"|
|1999||Star Trek: Voyager||Lieutenant Ducane||Episode: "Relativity"|
|1999||Pensacola: Wings of Gold||Jonah Stoddard||Episode: "Tattoo"|
|1999||The Strip||Jerome Parker||Episode: "Even Better Than The Real Thing"|
|1999–2005||Judging Amy||ASA Ron Russell / Don Russell / Dr. McGrath||3 episodes|
|2000||Ally McBeal||Simon Prune||Episode: "Boy Next Door"|
|2000||Nash Bridges||Mark Torry||Episode: "Hard Cell"|
|2001||Frasier||Corporate Guy||Episode: "Bully for Martin"|
|2002–2008||The Shield||Detective Holland "Dutch" Wagenbach||88 episodes; 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 / I.A. Officer Wagenbach||2 episodes|
|2009||House||Nick Greenwald||Episode: "The Social Contract"|
|2009–2010||Burn Notice||Tyler Brennen||4 episodes|
|2010||Brothers & Sisters||Roy Scovell||4 episodes|
|2010||Law & Order: Los Angeles||Jim Roman||Episode: "Echo Park"|
|2011||V||Chris Bolling||4 episodes|
|2011||The Glades||–||Episode: "Dirty Little Secrets"|
|2011||The Protector||James||Episode: "Revisions"|
|2011||Body of Proof||Martin Loeb||Episode: "Hunting Party"|
|2011||CSI: Miami||Andrew Nolan||Episode: "Long Gone"|
|2012||Criminal Minds||Hamilton Bartholomew||Episode: "Unknown Subject"|
|2012||Last Resort||Secretary of Defense William Curry||7 episodes|
|2013||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Noah Bunning||Episode: "Secrets Exhumed"|
|2013||Scandal||Phil Stanner||Episode: "Top of the Hour"|
|2013||Graceland||Gerry Silvo||Episode: "Graceland"|
|2013||Grimm||Detective Bauer||Episode: "PTZD"|
|2014||Chicago P.D.||FBI Agent William Graff||Episode: "8:30 PM"|
|2014||Gang Related||Paul Carter||10 episodes|
|2014||Stalker||Psychiatrist Adam Lewis||Episode: "Crazy for You"|
|2015||Complications||Cancer Clinics Owner||Episode: "Critical Condition"|
|2016–2017||12 Monkeys||Agent Robert Gale / Agent Gale||3 episodes|
|2016||Tyrant||James Kitfer||3 episodes|
|2018||The Crossing||Craig Lindauer||7 episodes|