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Jay Karnes

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Jay Karnes (born June 27, 1963) is an American actor, born in Omaha, Nebraska. He attended the University of Kansas (class of '89). He is well known for his role as L.A.P.D. Det. Holland "Dutch" Wagenbach on the FX hit drama The Shield, which finished its seventh (and final) season on November 25, 2008. In 2008 Karnes played the recurring role of ATF Agent Josh Kohn on FX Network's new original 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). His most recent films are the 2008 movies Chasing 3000 and Broken Angel. Currently in 2011 he featured in season 2 of V (2009) and is set to appear as a main character in season 3. Jay Karnes has made guest appearances on several TV shows, including Frasier, Judging Amy, Chicago Hope, The Pretender, Star Trek: Voyager as Lieutenant Ducane in the fifth-season episode "Relativity", and House. Recently, he has 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. 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.

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Jun 27, 1963 In Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Frasier 1993-09-16
Latest Project:
Movie Against the Clock 2019-01-11
Known For
Poster of Jayhawkers
Poster of Setup
Poster of Criminal Minds
Poster of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Movie Against the Clock Doctor Nelson 2019-01-11
Series The Crossing Craig Lindauer 2018-04-02
Movie Before I Wake Peter 2016-04-07
Movie Jayhawkers Chancellor Franklin Murphy 2014-03-07
Series Chicago P.D. FBI Agent William Graff 2014-01-08
Series Gang Related Paul Carter 2014-05-22
Movie Setup Russel 2011-10-17
Series Grimm Detective Bauer 2011-10-28
Movie Chasing 3000 Adult Roger 2010-07-16
Movie Leonie Dr. Rumely 2010-11-20
Series V Chris Bolling 2009-11-03
Series Sons of Anarchy Unknown 2008-09-03
Series Burn Notice Unknown 2007-06-28
Series Brothers and Sisters Roy Scovell 2006-09-24
Series Numb3rs Martin Rausch 2005-01-23
Series Criminal Minds Hamilton Bartholomew 2005-09-22
Series House Unknown 2004-11-16
Series Cold Case Unknown 2003-09-28
Series The Shield Dutch Wagenbach 2002-03-12
Series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation IA Officer Wagenbach 2000-10-06
Series Judging Amy Unknown 1999-09-19
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Noah Bunning 1999-09-20
Series The Pretender Unknown 1996-09-19
Series Star Trek: Voyager Lieutenant Ducane 1995-01-16
Series Chicago Hope Unknown 1994-09-18
Series Frasier Corporate Guy 1993-09-16