Jay Karnes Married, Wife, Divorce, Family, Height, Net Worth, Bio

By Staff Writer | Published On: 16 Apr, 2018
Jay Karnes Married, Wife, Divorce, Family, Height, Net Worth, Bio

Quick Information

Date of Birth 1963-06-27
Nationality American
Profession Actor
Marital Status Married
Wife/Spouse Julia Campbell (m. 1997)
Ethnicity N/A
Net Worth $3 million
Children/Kids Yes (2)
Height 6 feet and 3 inches
Education University of Kansas

Remarkable performer and famous actor of American entertainment world, Jay Karnes is widely recognized for his brilliant performance as, LAPD detective, Holland Dutch Wagenbach in the crime drama TV series, The Shield. Jay Karnes has played numerous commendable roles on the TV and has left his female fans awe-struck. 

Despite the fact that, he is a married man and a worthy father, he has a huge number of inquisitive female fan followers. So, if you are one of the curious Jay Karnes followers, you're on the right page!

Short Bio And Career 

Jay Karnes was born on 27 June 1963 in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. As per his qualifications, Jay completed his University education from, the University of Kanas where he majored in theatre and political science he had decided to be the lawyer when he grew up. 

Karnes take off his acting career during the mid-period of the 1990s, where he initiated his acting career after being a company member of regional reporter theater of US., Oregon Shakespeare Festival. At the age of 54, he earned further popularity, fame when he made an appearance in 2000 comedy drama movie, The Next Best Thing.

From 2002 to 2008, Karnes played the role of Detective Holland Dutch Wagenbach on The Shield crime drama series. He appeared in the ATF agent Josh Kohn on FX Networks series Sons of Anarchy, in 2011 and played the Secretary of Defense William Curry in an ABC’s Last Resort in 2012.

He has made a guest appearance in various shows like Frasier, Judging Amy, Chicago Hope, Close Cold Case, Criminal Minds, The Pretender, Grimm, and Star Trek: Voyager as Lieutenant Ducane in the Fifth-season episode Relatively, House, Scandal, and Stalker.

Due to his extraordinary acting skill, he has appeared in many commendable roles in various movies, and television series such as Chasing 3000, Broken Angel, and Jayhawkers which earned immense fame and recognition in his acting career having an approximate height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.91) m tall.

Judging by the likes of Jay's success and popularity, he surely has a jaw-dropping salary and a hefty net worth of $3 million. 

Jay Karnes Marital Life

Talking about the renowned American actor's personal life, Jay Karnes is married he tied a knot with beautiful American actress, Julia Campbell on 4 May 1997 and they were blessed with lovely twins; a boy and a girl.

Jay Karnes and Julia Campbell, during The Shield season 5 DVD release and season 6 premiere in Loss Angeles. (Photo Credit:

Although, no information regarding how he fell in love with his wife, and their married life is disclosed in the media. He has remained silent whenever he was asked about his private life, and there is no any rumor regarding his previous relationship and affairs.

As per now, Jay is having a great time with his wife; there is no any news about him going through a divorce or getting separated with his gorgeous wife. Moreover, they have not gone through any controversies regarding their personal life. Jay and Julia are having the time of their life, with their picture-perfect family.