Birth Date: 1900
Birth Place: Omaha, Nebraska
Biography: Jay Karnes is an American actor, born in Omaha, Nebraska. He is well known for his current role as L.A.P.D. Det. Holland "Dutch" Wagenbach on the FX hit drama The Shield, which in 2006 will be in its fifh season.
Two of the films he has starred in are The Joyriders (1999) and The Next Best Thing (2000).
Jay Karnes has made guest appearances on some tv shows, his appearances range from Judging Amy, Chicago Hope, The Pretender and Star Trek: Voyager as Lieutenant Ducane in the fifth-season episode "Relativity".
He is currently married to actress Julia Campbell.