Charles Esten

Charles Esten seemed to fight his destiny as an actor in his younger years. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Esten went through his younger years focused on business, as he wound up attending The College of William and ... Read more »
Born: 09/09/1965 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (38)

Nashville 2012 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Nashville: On the Record 3 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Himself

Nashville: On the Record 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Himself

The 47th Annual CMA Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

2013 CMT Music Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

Jessie 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Enlightened 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wilfred 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Big Love 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

NCIS: Los Angeles 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Swing Vote 2008 (Movie)

Lewis (Actor)

Cold Case 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Office 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Drew Carey's Green Screen 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

JAG 1994 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jack & Jill 1994 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1994 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Married... With Children 1996 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murphy Brown 1994 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Party of Five 1997 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Voyager 1994 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Drew Carey Show 1996 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Whose Line Is It Anyway? 1997 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Dragnet 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

On the Spot 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Guardian 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Thirteen Days 2000 (Movie)

Major Rudolph Anderson (Actor)

Providence 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Brian Benben Show 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Life With Roger 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Sleepwalker Killing: From the Files of 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Postman 1997 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

The Crew 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Just Shoot Me (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

Charles Esten seemed to fight his destiny as an actor in his younger years. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Esten went through his younger years focused on business, as he wound up attending The College of William and Mary and studying economics. Throughout most of his time at college, he was a lead singer in a band. That wasn't enough to satiate the performer in him, though, as he wound heading off to England to pursue his theater aspirations following his college graduation in 1987. He was back a few years later to make his sketch comedy debut on the short-lived show "On the Television" (Nick-at-Nite 1990-91). After that ended, Esten made his debut on the British version of the improv comedy show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (Channel 4 1988-1998) in 1992, appearing in several episodes over the course of the next few years. Throughout the '90s, Esten appeared in a number of TV shows, including guest spots on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987-1994) and "Star Trek: Voyager" (UPN 1995-2001) and a memorable role as Luke near the end of "Party of Five" (Fox 1994-2000). In 1999, he returned to improv comedy, this time in the American version of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (ABC 1998-2006). Esten quickly became a regular on the show, appearing in over 150 episodes. As his time on the show ended, Esten appeared in a few episodes of "The Office" (NBC 2005-2013), "ER" (NBC 1994-2009), and "Big Love" (HBO 2006-2011) over the next few years, biding his time waiting for something more long term. He finally landed a regular role on a show as country music star Deacon Claybourne on "Nashville" (NBC 2012- ).

EDUCATION

The College of William and Mary

1983 - 1987

Milestones

2012

First appeared as Deacon Claybourne on ABC's "Nashville" TV series

1992

Made his debut on the UK version of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"

1990

Television acting debut in Nick at Nite's sketch comedy show "On the Television"

Bonus Trivia

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Was the lead singer of N'est Pas from 1985 to 1988.

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Esten first appeared on television as a contestant on the game show "Sale of the Century" in 1988.

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