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Charles Esten

Mostly Credited As: Charles Esten
Sometimes Credited As: Chip Esten
Chip Eston
Chip Puscar

Birth Name: Charles Esten
Date Of Birth: September 09, 1965 (Age 49)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Charles Esten


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.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Nashville (2012) (2012)As: Deacon Claybourne
1% (2008)As: John Tipton
Drew Carey's Green Screen Show (2004)As: Himself
On the Spot (2003)As: Host
The Brian Benben Show (1998)As: Chad Rockwell
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (US) (1998)As: Featured Guest (S2-S7)
The Crew (1995)As: Randy Anderson
Episode Cast Credits 

The Meredith Vieira Show (2014) 
  Kate Walsh, "Nashville" Star Charles Esten 01x21: (Oct/06/2014) As Himself 

The Chew (2011) 
  The Chew ... on Fire! 03x150: (May/06/2014) As Himself 
  Country Fried Favorites 03x18: (Oct/02/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The View (1997) 
  Jennifer Hudson, Charles Esten, Dan Savage, guest co-host Jason Biggs 17x18: (Oct/02/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Season 16, Episode 129 16x129: (Mar/27/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Nashville (2012) (2012) 
  The Whole Story (Jan/02/2013) As Narrator 

Jessie (2011) (2011) 
  Gotcha Day 01x25: (Aug/24/2012) As Morgan Ross 
  Star Wars 01x09: (Jan/06/2012) As Morgan Ross 
  Christmas Story 01x08: (Dec/09/2011) As Morgan Ross 
  New York, New Nanny 01x01: (Sep/30/2011) As Morgan Ross 

NCIS: Los Angeles (2009) 
  Pushback 01x07: (Nov/10/2009) As John Cole/Ethan Stanhope 

The Mentalist (2008) 
  Miss Red 01x21: (May/05/2009) As Rick Bregman 

Big Love (2006) 
  Prom Queen 03x03: (Feb/01/2009) As Ray Henry 
  Block Party 03x01: (Jan/18/2009) As Ray Henry 

The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006) 
  What Happens In Vegas Is Disgusting In Vegas 04x14: (Jan/21/2009) As Joe 
  Undercover Brother 02x16: (Mar/12/2007) As Joe 

ER (1994) 
  Atonement 14x13: (Jan/17/2008) As Dr. Barry Grossman 
  Believe the Unseen 14x12: (Jan/10/2008) As Dr. Barry Grossman 
  Status Quo 14x11: (Jan/03/2008) As Dr. Grossman 
  Coming Home 14x08: (Nov/15/2007) As Dr. Grossman 

The Winner (2007) 
  Broken Home 01x03: (Mar/11/2007) As Gary 

The Office (US) (2005) 
  Branch Closing 03x07: (Nov/09/2006) As Josh Porter 
  Diwali 03x06: (Nov/02/2006) As Josh Porter 
  Initiation 03x05: (Oct/19/2006) As Josh Porter, [Uncredited]
  Grief Counseling 03x04: (Oct/12/2006) As Josh Porter 

Cold Case (2003) 
  Static 04x06: (Oct/29/2006) As Jimmy "The Hawk" Hawkins 

NYPD Blue (1993) 
  Peeler? I Hardly Knew Her 11x19: (Apr/20/2004) As Tim Keating 

L.A. Dragnet (2003) 
  Slice of Life 02x05: (Nov/01/2003) As Carl Savitsky 

Providence (1999) 
  The Phantom Menace 02x06: (Nov/12/1999) As Ted Shannon 

Jack & Jill (1999) 
  Moving On 01x03: (Oct/10/1999) As Nick Seraph 

Jesse (1998) 
  My Causal Friend's Wedding 01x13: (Jan/28/1999) As Ted 

Married ... with Children (1987) 
  How to Marry a Moron (2) 11x23: (May/05/1997) As Lonnie 
  The Desperate Half-Hour (1) 11x22: (May/05/1997) As Lonnie 

JAG (1995) 
  Jinx 02x03: (Jan/17/1997) As Lt. Pete "Pistol" Ayers 

Star Trek: Voyager (1995) 
  Remember 03x06: (Oct/09/1996) As Dathan 

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) 
  Rightful Heir 06x23: (May/17/1993) As Divok 
Crew Credits

Show Crew


Rocket Power (1999)• Staff Writer

Episode Crew


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Trivia

Known to motorcyclists everywhere as the star of the "Riding Straight".

He met his future wife Patty at college.

He toured with the US version of Buddy Holly.

He is a member of the touring Improv All-Stars group.

He was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award.

As of 2006 he lives in Los Angeles with his family.

He directs his church choir.

His film debut was in The Postman, directed by Kevin Costner.

Made his theatrical debut playing Buddy Holly in the stage play of Buddy.

He graduated from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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