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Charles Esten


Charles Esten was born on September 9, 1965 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor, known for Nashville (2012), The Postman (1997) and Swing Vote (2008). He has been married to Patty Esten since November 2, 1991. They have three children. See full bio »
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Known For

Nashville
Nashville Deacon Claybourne
(2012-2017)
The Postman
The Postman Michael, Abby's Husband
(1997)
Swing Vote
Swing Vote Lewis
(2008)
61*
61* Kevin Maris ('98)
(2001)

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 2013 Nashville: The Whole Story (TV Movie)
Narrator
 2011-2012 Jessie (TV Series)
Morgan Ross
- Gotcha Day (2012) ... Morgan Ross
- Star Wars (2012) ... Morgan Ross
 2011 Wilfred (TV Series)
Nick
- Sacrifice (2011) ... Nick
- Respect (2011) ... Nick
 2009-2010 Big Love (TV Series)
Ray Henry
- Free at Last (2010) ... Ray Henry
- Sacrament (2009) ... Ray Henry
- Outer Darkness (2009) ... Ray Henry
- Rough Edges (2009) ... Ray Henry
 2009 NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series)
John Cole / Ethan Stanhope
- Pushback (2009) ... John Cole / Ethan Stanhope
 2009 The Cleaner (TV Series)
Dr. Jake Slovak
- An Ordinary Man (2009) ... Dr. Jake Slovak
 2009 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Rick Bregman
- Miss Red (2009) ... Rick Bregman
 2008 1% (TV Movie)
John Tipton
 2008 Swing Vote
Lewis (as Charles 'Chip' Esten)
 2007 American Family (TV Movie)
Larry Bogner
 2007 The Winner (TV Series)
Gary
- Broken Home (2007) ... Gary
 2007 Help Me Help You (TV Series)
Willis
- Moving On (2007) ... Willis
 2006 The Office (TV Series)
Josh Porter
- Diwali (2006) ... Josh Porter
- Initiation (2006) ... Josh Porter (uncredited)
- The Coup (2006) ... Josh Porter
 2006 Cold Case (TV Series)
John 'The Hawk' Hawkins
- Static (2006) ... John 'The Hawk' Hawkins
 2004 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Tim Keating
- Peeler? I Hardley Knew Her (2004) ... Tim Keating
 2003 Just Shoot Me! (TV Series)
Jake
- Strange Bedfellows (2003) ... Jake
 2003 Dragnet (TV Series)
Carl Savitsky
- Slice of Life (2003) ... Carl Savitsky
 2003 All Grown Up (TV Movie)
 2002 The Johnny Chronicles (TV Movie)
Patrick Monroe
 2002 The Guardian (TV Series)
Mark Hanson
- Assuming the Position (2002) ... Mark Hanson
 2002 Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet
Bill (segment "Twelve Miles to Trona")
 2000-2001 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
Chip - Stall for Time Player #1 / Chip
- Drew Live III (2001) ... Chip - Stall for Time Player #1
- Drew Live II (2000) ... Chip
 2001 61* (TV Movie)
Kevin Maris ('98) (as Chip Esten)
 2001 The Trouble with Normal (TV Series)
Carson
- Unconventional Behavior (2001) ... Carson
 2000 Thirteen Days
Maj. Rudolph Anderson
 1999 The Expendables (TV Movie)
Ram
 1999 Providence (TV Series)
Ted Shannon
- The Phantom Menace (1999) ... Ted Shannon
 1999 Jack & Jill (TV Series)
Nick Seraph
- Moving On (1999) ... Nick Seraph
 1999 Late Last Night (TV Movie)
Beverly Hills Cop
 1999 Jesse (TV Series)
Tad
 1997 The Sleepwalker Killing (TV Movie)
Mark Schall
 1996 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Ethan Press
- Stop the Presses (1996) ... Ethan Press
 1996 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Joe Carter
- An Explosive Murder (1996) ... Joe Carter
 1996 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series)
Dathan
- Remember (1996) ... Dathan
 1996 Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom (Video Game)
Generic Cap #1 (voice)
 1994 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Secretary #67
- Brown vs. the Board of Education (1994) ... Secretary #67
 1993 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series)
Divok
- Rightful Heir (1993) ... Divok
 1993 Cheers (TV Series)
Marine
- Sunday Dinner (1993) ... Marine
 1989 On the Television (TV Series)
Various
- Unfound Objects ... Various
- Love Link ... Various
- Imperfect Strangers ... Various
- All Grown Up ... Various
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Alternate Names:

Charles 'Chip' Esten | Chip Esten | Chip Eston | Chip Puscar | Chip Puskar

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Graduated from The College of William and Mary. See more »

Nickname:

Chip

Star Sign:

Virgo

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