Washington: US actor Michael Jace has been charged with homicide after his wife was found dead with bullet wounds in a Los Angeles house.

Police found April Jace, 40, shot dead around 8.30 p.m. Monday at the couple's house in Hyde Park. Officers had responded to reports of a "domestic incident" after neighbours heard gunfire, Sky News reported.

Michael Jace is perhaps best known for his role as a police officer in "The Shield" and for starring opposite Russell Crowe in the film "State Of Play". He has also had roles in the television series "Southland" and the film "Forrest Gump."

The actor's bail has been set at $1 million.