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Charles Esten


Charles Esten was born on September 9, 1965 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor, known for The Postman (1997), Nashville (2012) 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

The Postman
The Postman Michael, Abby's Husband
(1997)
Nashville
Nashville Deacon Claybourne
(2012-2017)
Swing Vote
Swing Vote Lewis
(2008)
Thirteen Days
Thirteen Days Maj. Rudolph Anderson
(2000)

Filmography

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 2017 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (TV Series)
- Chip Esten (2017)
 2012-2017 Nashville (TV Series)
Deacon Claybourne
- Reasons to Quit (2017) ... Deacon Claybourne
- Farther On (2017) ... Deacon Claybourne
- Speed Trap Town (2017) ... Deacon Claybourne
- You Can't Lose Me (2017) ... Deacon Claybourne
- The Night Before (Life Goes On) (2017) ... Deacon Claybourne
 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
- Christmas Story (2011) ... Morgan Ross
- New York, New Nanny (2011) ... Morgan Ross
 2011 Enlightened (TV Series)
Damon Manning
- Burn It Down (2011) ... Damon Manning
- Comrades Unite! (2011) ... Damon Manning
- Lonely Ghosts (2011) ... Damon Manning
- Someone Else's Life (2011) ... Damon Manning
- Now or Never (2011) ... Damon Manning
 2011 Wilfred (TV Series)
Nick
- Sacrifice (2011) ... Nick
- Respect (2011) ... Nick
 2009-2010 Big Love (TV Series)
Ray Henry
- The Greater Good (2010) ... 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
 2007-2009 The New Adventures of Old Christine (TV Series)
Joe Campbell
- Undercover Brother (2007) ... Joe Campbell
 2008 1% (TV Movie)
John Tipton
 2008 Swing Vote
Lewis (as Charles 'Chip' Esten)
 2007-2008 ER (TV Series)
Dr. Barry Grossman
- Atonement (2008) ... Dr. Barry Grossman
- Believe the Unseen (2008) ... Dr. Barry Grossman
- Status Quo (2008) ... Dr. Barry Grossman
- Coming Home (2007) ... Dr. Barry Grossman
 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
- Branch Closing (2006) ... Josh Porter
- Diwali (2006) ... Josh Porter
- Initiation (2006) ... Josh Porter (uncredited)
- Grief Counseling (2006) ... Josh Porter
- 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 Nobody Knows Anything!
Conner Fulton
 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
 2000 Party of Five (TV Series)
Luke
- All's Well... (2000) ... Luke
- Isn't It Romantic (2000) ... Luke
- One for the Road (2000) ... Luke
- Fear and Loathing (2000) ... Luke
 1998-2000 The Brian Benben Show (TV Series)
Chad Rockwell
- Of Mice and Benben (2000) ... Chad Rockwell
- Motivating Kevin (2000) ... Chad Rockwell
- Have One for the Show (1999) ... Chad Rockwell
- Chad Dates Julie (1999) ... Chad Rockwell
- Brian's Got Back: Part 2 (1998) ... Chad Rockwell
 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
- My Casual Friend's Wedding (1999) ... Tad
 1997 The Postman
Michael, Abby's Husband
 1997 Married with Children (TV Series)
Lonnie
- The Desperate Half-Hour (1997) ... Lonnie
- How to Marry a Moron (1997) ... Lonnie
 1997 The Sleepwalker Killing (TV Movie)
Mark Schall
 1997 JAG (TV Series)
Lieutenant Pete 'Pistol' Ayers
- Jinx (1997) ... Lieutenant Pete 'Pistol' Ayers
 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
 1995-1996 The Crew (TV Series)
Randy Anderson
- The Man We Love (1996) ... Randy Anderson
- Winds of Change: Part 2 (1996) ... Randy Anderson
- Winds of Change: Part 1 (1996) ... Randy Anderson
- Love and Marriage (1996) ... Randy Anderson
- The New Kids on the Block (1996) ... Randy Anderson
 1996 Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom (Video Game)
Generic Cap #1
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Buddy Holly's musical, "Buddy-The Buddy Holly Story," at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London, England with Paul Case, Mat Kane, Sean Aita, Laurence Bouvard, and Colin Salmon in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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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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Trivia:

Known to motorcyclists everywhere as the star of the "Riding Straight" safety video produced by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. See more »

Nickname:

Chip

Star Sign:

Virgo

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