Jason Dohring is the American actor who portrays Detective Will Kinney in the third and fourth seasons of The Originals.


Personal life

Dohring is the son of Laurie and Doug Dohring, the owner of the marketing research firm, the Dohring Company. He married his wife Lauren Kutner on July 7, 2004 and on August 11, 2010 the couple had a son named Owen Riley Dohring. It was announced by Dohring on November 12, 2012 that the couple had recently welcomed another child, a girl named Lilly. Dohring is a Scientologist and has credited Scientology for salvaging his career in the entertainment industry.


Dohring appeared as main character Logan Echolls in Veronica Mars between 2004 and 2007. After its cancellation, Dohring found work with Warner Bros. and CBS, co-starring in the television series Moonlight. He played the vampire Josef Kostan, a mischievous 400 year old hedge-fund trader.

In October 2008, it was announced that Jason would return to TV as Spencer, a senior legislative assistant, on the HBO comedy series Washingtonienne.

On February 10, 2010 in an interview he stated that he would be voicing a character in a Disney video game that was released in Japan last January; the game was revealed to be Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep by Square-Enix/Disney, and the character was Terra. He reprised the role in a cameo appearance in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance.

In May 2010, Dohring began work on the Andrew Disney feature film Searching for Sonny, produced by Red Productions. Jason played the role of Elliot Knight.

In 2011, Dohring appeared on The CW's series Ringer co-starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.

In 2012, Dohring made a guest appearance on the TV show Supernatural as the time god Chronos.

In April 2013, it was announced that Dohring had been cast in the Veronica Mars movie. He was also cast in CW's science fiction drama The Tomorrow People in a potentially recurring role.



Year Title Role Notes
1994 Prehysteria! 2 Roughneck #2 Video
1998 Deep Impact Jason
2001 Train Quest Joseph
2003 Black Cadillac Robby
2007 The Deep Below Will Taylor
2008 Struck Short film
2011 Searching for Sonny Elliot Knight
2014 Veronica Mars Logan Echolls
2015 The Squeeze Aaron Bolt


Year Title Role Notes
1994 Someone She Knows Billy TV movie
1995 Baywatch Isaac Klein Episode: "Face of Fear"
1995 Journey Cooper McDougall TV movie
1996 Picket Fences Episode: "Winner Takes All"
1996 Mr. Rhodes Jared Episode: "Pilot"
1999 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd Human Eddie McDowd Episode: "Tagged"
2000 Once and Again Coop Episode: "Sneaky Feelings"
2000 Ready to Run B. Moody TV movie
2001 Roswell Jerry Episode: "Cry Your Name"
2001 The Parkers Nerdy Guy Episode: "Take the Cookies and Run"
2002 JAG James Oliphant Episode: "Code of Conduct"
2002 Boston Public Ian Bridgeman Episode: "Chapter Forty-Six"
2003 Boston Public Ian Bridgeman Episode: "Chapter Fifty-Eight"
2004 Judging Amy Simon Hadlock Episode: "Werewolves of Hartford"
2004 Cold Case Dominic LaSalle Episode: "The Plan"
2004 The Division Wes Episode: "Zero Tolerance: Part 1"
Episode: "Zero Tolerance: Part 2"
2004 Wedding Daze Font (uncredited) TV movie
2004–2007 Veronica Mars Logan Echolls Main role (60 episodes)
2007–2008 Moonlight Josef Kostan Main role (16 episodes)
2009 Body Politic Charlie TV pilot
2009 Party Down Greg Episode: "California College Conservative Union Caucus"
2009 Washingtonienne Spencer Episode: "Pilot"
2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Danny Nagano Episode: "Long Ball"
2010 Lie to Me Martin Walker Episode: "Beat the Devil"
2011–2012 Ringer Mr. Carpenter Recurring role (9 episodes)
2012 Supernatural Cronos / Ethan Snider Episode: "Time After Time"
2013 Rules of Engagement Joe Episode: "Cats & Dogs"
2013 The Tomorrow People Killian McCrane Episode "Kill or Be Killed"
2014 Motive Gordon White Episode "Bad Blonde"
2015 Heart of the Matter Luke Dwyer TV movie
2015 The Messengers Jeff Fairburn Recurring role (3 episodes)
2015-2016 The Originals Will Kinney Season 3; recurring role

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Terra (voice)
2012 Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance Terra (voice)
2014 Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX Terra (voice)


  • He is married to Lauren Kutner. They have 2 children, Owen Riley and Lilly.


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