Mostly Credited As: Charles Esten
Sometimes Credited As: Chip Esten
Birth Name: Charles Esten
Date Of Birth: September 09, 1965 (Age 48)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)
A veteran of the British version of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" Charles "Chip" Esten made his debut in London portraying Buddy Holly in the hit West End musical Buddy. Esten was on stage with Buddy for three years and had the honor of perfoming for President George H. Bush, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, and the late Diane, Princess of Wales.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvaina, and raised in Alexandria, Virginia, Esten was part of a large extended family. It was in that big group that he found his sense of humor. After graduation from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virgina, he moved to Los Angeles, where he worked and learned improv at the Groundlings Theatre.
Since the British version of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?", Esten has made regular appearances on the American version of the show. He has also guest-starred on many other shows. Including LA Dragnet, NYPD Blues, Providence, Party of Five, Lois and Clark, Cheers, and The Drew Carey Show. He also played the man who married Kelly Bundy in the final episode of Married...with Children.
On the big screen, Esten appeared in the Kevin Coster-directed The Postman, Thirteen Days, and Billy Crystal's 61*. Along with other cast members of Drew Carey's Green Screen Show, Esten is part of the Improv Allstars.
Esten and his wife, Patty, whom he met in college, reside in Los Angeles with their daughters, Taylor and Addie, and son Chase.