Charles Esten

Charles Esten

Highest Rated: 86% Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (2002)

Lowest Rated: 8% The Postman (1997)

Birthday: Sep 9, 1965

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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- ).

Highest rated movies

Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet
61*
Swing Vote
The Postman

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
38% 42% Swing Vote Lewis (Character) $16.3M 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Water Under the Bridge Don (Character) - 2003
86% 78% Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet Bill (Character) - 2002
86% 90% 61* Unknown (Character) - 2001
8% 50% The Postman Michael, Abby's Husband (Character) $17.6M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sleepwalker Mark Schall (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 20% From the Files of Unsolved Mysteries: The Sleepwalker Killing Mark Schall (Character) - 1997

TV

Credit
78% 80% Outer Banks Ward Cameron (Character) 2020-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Office: Superfan Episodes Josh Porter (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet 96% Whose Line Is It Anyway? Guest 2017-2020
91% 71% Nashville Deacon Calybourne (Character) 2012-2018
No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2013-2014 2018
No Score Yet 5% The View Guest 2013
87% 90% Enlightened Damon Manning (Character) 2011 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza Guest 2012-2013
No Score Yet 67% NCIS: Los Angeles Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
24% No Score Yet The Cleaner Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 89% The Mentalist Rick Bregman (Guest Star) 2009
80% 78% Big Love Ray Henry (Guest Star) 2009
89% 82% The New Adventures of Old Christine Unknown (Guest Star) 2007 2009
No Score Yet 84% ER Dr. Barry Grossman (Guest Star) 2007-2008
No Score Yet 80% 'Til Death Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
50% No Score Yet Help Me Help You Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
81% 89% The Office Josh Porter (Guest Star) 2006
50% No Score Yet Drew Carey's Green Screen Show Unknown (Character) 2004-2005
No Score Yet 96% Whose Line Is It Anyway? Unknown (Character) 1999-2005
83% 83% NYPD Blue Tim Keating (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 33% Just Shoot Me Jake (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet L.A. Dragnet Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 0% The Guardian Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Brian Benben Show Unknown (Character) 1998 2000
No Score Yet 93% Party of Five Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Providence Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jesse Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 99% Married ... With Children Lonnie (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 35% JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
86% 87% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
76% 77% Star Trek: Voyager Dathan (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life With Roger Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Crew Randy Anderson (Character) 1995-1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Whose Line Is It Anyway? Unknown (Character) 1992 1994
92% 89% Star Trek: The Next Generation Divok (Guest Star) 1993
87% 93% Cheers Marine (Guest Star) 1993