Jay Karnes
Jay Karnes
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Jay Karnes 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 educationEdit

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


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.

Two of the films he has starred in are The Joyriders (1999) and The Next Best Thing (2000). Two of his most recent films are the 2008 movies Chasing 3000 and Broken Angel. He was featured in season 2 of V (2009) and was set to appear as a main character in season 3, had the series not been cancelled.

Jay Karnes has made guest appearances on several TV shows, including Frasier, Judging Amy, Chicago Hope, Cold Case, Criminal Minds, The Pretender, Star Trek: Voyager as Lieutenant Ducane in the fifth-season episode "Relativity," and House. He had a recurring role on Burn Notice as Tyler Brennen, a sinister gunrunner with a predilection for kidnapping relatives of those he wishes to leverage. Karnes played Secretary of Defense William Curry on ABC's Last Resort.

In the mid-1990s, Karnes was a company member with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, playing major roles in such plays as Love's Labour's Lost and Tom Stoppard's Arcadia.

He appeared in the Body of Proof episode "Hunting Party."

Karnes also appears in Jeff Eastin's new drama series Graceland as Supervising Agent Gerry Silvo.

Personal lifeEdit

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

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