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Jay Karnes

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Birth Name: Jay Karnes
Born: 06/27/1963
Birth Place: Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Born on June 27, 1963 in Omaha, NE, Karnes originally had his sights set on being an attorney, and went on to study political science at the University of Kansas at Lawrence. But he also enjoyed theater, and while studying for his LSAT in preparation for law school, he made what would become a life-changing decision - to audition for the Nebraska Shakespeare Festival. The bold move won him paying roles in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Hamlet." Soon enough, his earlier plans for law school were shelved permanently. Karnes joined several repertory troupes, including a Los Angeles Shakespeare company, and it was during a performance in "Romeo & Juliet" as Mercutio that he was discovered by t... Continue Bio >>



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