On Thursday Michael Jace, the actor of television drama "The Shield," was charged with the murder of his wife, prosecutors said.
Mr Jace, 51, allegedly shot and killed 40-year-old April Jace at their Los Angeles home and then called 911 on Monday.
Police found his wife`s body and the couple`s two young sons, who were unharmed, folloed by his call.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney`s office said If convicted, Jace faces 50 years to life in state prison.
Mr Jace, who has appeared in mostly supporting roles on television over the last two decades, is best known for his work on the FX drama "The Shield", in which he played a conflicted cop role, had been ran on the Fox-owned network from 2002 to 2008.