Karl E Makinen Jr., was born in Queens, New York, to a Swedish/Finnish father and Italian/Irish mother.  He moved to Lake Ronkonkoma Long Island at the age of two until he was 20, when he moved to Los Angeles to study and pursue acting. Karl has acted in over 60 film and television shows, including recurring roles on The Walking Dead, Twin Peaks 2019, Perry Mason ‘2020, Desperate Housewives and in movies such as Call of the Wild, Joe Dirt, Princess Diaries and more...

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Perry Mason

Karl recurs as Commander Joe Morton on HBO’s Perry Mason.

Call of the Wild

Karl plays the Proprietor of the Argonaut saloon in the remake of the classic novel written by Jack London in 1903, starring Harrison Ford, Omar Sy and Dan Stevens.


Karl guest-stars as Athena’s (Angela Bassett) training officer, Brogan McCluskey in eps 3.7 “Athena Begins”.

Strange Angel

Karl recurs as General James Braxton opposite Jack Reynor and Rupert Friend in Strange Angel.

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