Jay Karnes

Jay Karnes

Highest Rated: 66% Before I Wake (2016)

Lowest Rated: 66% Before I Wake (2016)

Birthday: Jun 27, 1963

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, USA

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, 2008-14) and on the action series "Burn Notice (USA Network, 2007-13) 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.

Highest rated movies

Before I Wake




66% 47% Before I Wake Peter (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 35% Jayhawkers Chancellor Franklin Murphy (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 33% Hide Charlie Marvin (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 61% Chasing 3000 Adult Roger (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 67% The Joyriders Donald Trout (Character) $64.6K 1999


No Score Yet 39% FBI: Most Wanted Cecil Walsh (Guest Star) 2021
No Score Yet 76% Magnum P.I. Colin Braggs (Guest Star) 2021
60% 86% The Crossing Craig Lindauer (Character) 2018
60% 79% Tyrant James Kitfer (Guest Star) 2016
88% 77% 12 Monkeys Professor Thomas H. Crawford (Guest Star) 2016
20% 81% Stalker Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
41% 89% Gang Related Paul Carter (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 89% Chicago P.D. FBI Agent William Graff (Guest Star) 2014
89% 89% Grimm Detective Bauer (Guest Star) 2013
86% 83% Graceland Gerry Silvo (Guest Star) 2013
93% 73% Scandal Phil Stanner (Guest Star) 2013
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Noah Bunning (Guest Star) 2013
79% 83% Last Resort Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 86% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 61% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
76% 69% Body of Proof Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
13% 100% The Protector Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2008 2011
50% 60% V Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
88% 94% Burn Notice Tyler Brennen (Guest Star) 2009-2010
79% 84% Brothers & Sisters Roy Scovell (Guest Star) 2010
90% 96% House Nick Greenwald (Guest Star) 2009
90% 96% The Shield Holland Wagenbach (Character) 2002-2008
87% 90% Sons of Anarchy Agent Joshua Kohn (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 92% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 1999-2000 2005
No Score Yet 84% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
93% 93% Frasier Corporate Guy (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
61% 75% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pensacola: Wings of Gold Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
76% 75% Star Trek: Voyager Lt. Ducane (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 0% Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1998