Rob Estes

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Rob Estes
Rob Estes 2009.jpg
Estes in April 2009
BornRobert Estes
(1963-07-22) July 22, 1963 (age 51)
Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
Years active1980–present
Spouse(s)Josie Bissett (m. 1992; div. 2006)[1][2][3]
Erin Bolte (m. 2010)[2][3][4]
ChildrenMason (son)[1][2][3]
Maya (daughter)[1][2][3]
Makai (son)[3][4]
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Rob Estes
Rob Estes 2009.jpg
Estes in April 2009
BornRobert Estes
(1963-07-22) July 22, 1963 (age 51)
Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
Years active1980–present
Spouse(s)Josie Bissett (m. 1992; div. 2006)[1][2][3]
Erin Bolte (m. 2010)[2][3][4]
ChildrenMason (son)[1][2][3]
Maya (daughter)[1][2][3]
Makai (son)[3][4]

Robert "Rob" Estes (born July 22, 1963; Norfolk, Virginia) is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Harry Wilson on the teen drama series 90210, as Sgt. Chris Lorenzo on the crime drama series Silk Stalkings, and as Kyle McBride on the prime time soap opera Melrose Place.


Estes first became interested in an acting career while training to be a stunt double. One of his first acting jobs was in the soap opera Days of Our Lives playing Glenn Gallagher (1986–1987). He later gained widespread recognition for his role as Sergeant Chris Lorenzo in Silk Stalkings (1991–1995), half of the "dynamic duo" alongside Mitzi Kapture.

In 1993, Estes had a guest role on the prime time Fox soap opera Melrose Place, playing Sam Towler. Three years later, the producers of the series brought him back but cast him in a different role, that of restaurateur Kyle McBride. Estes played the role from 1996 to the series' cancellation in 1999.

Following Melrose Place he had guest starring roles on Providence, Suddenly Susan, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and Gilmore Girls. He also performed in theatre, and had roles in Same Time, Next Year (2004) and The Lake (2005).

Estes starred in the comedy film I Do, They Don't (previously titled Blended), which premiered on ABC Family in March 2005 and also starred his Melrose Place co-star and then-wife Josie Bissett.[5] He made his return to series television playing Sean Cole in the ABC television crime drama The Evidence.

He completed a recurring role on CSI: Miami as Nick Townsend, the abusive ex-husband of Natalia Boa Vista. In a January 2007 episode, he was murdered by the husband of a killer to cover up her crime.

Estes then portrayed Lieutenant Tom Hogan, Inspector Lindsay Boxer's ex-husband and current boss in the ABC police procedural and legal drama Women's Murder Club.

In May 2008, Estes was cast as Harry Wilson in 90210 on The CW.[6] The series, like Melrose Place before it, is a spin-off from the original 1990s series Beverly Hills, 90210, marking Estes' third appearance in the franchise.

On January 20, 2010, Estes announced that the second season of 90210 would be his last. "This is my final season on 90210 and I wish the show, cast and crew nothing but the best. I am looking forward to spending time with my kids and exploring other opportunities", Estes said in a statement.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Estes attended Santa Monica High School and is a graduate of the University of Southern California where he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.

On May 1, 1992, Estes married actress Josie Bissett,[4] another cast member of Melrose Place. In 2005, they separated, with Estes reportedly moving out of their Seattle home at his wife's request. The couple have two children, Mason True, born (1999-07-21) July 21, 1999 (age 15), and Maya Rose, born (2002-04-14) April 14, 2002 (age 12).[3][4] In January 2006 the couple announced their plans to divorce.[1][3]

On June 15, 2010, Estes married teacher and surfer Erin Bolte.[2][3][4] They have a son Makai Ever, born (2011-04-29) April 29, 2011 (age 3).[3][4] Estes continues to live in Seattle to be near his two older children.[2]


1987Student ExchangeBeachTelevision film
1988Perfect PeopleMontyTelevision film
1989Thunderboat RowN/ATelevision film
1989Phantom of the Mall: Eric's RevengePeter Baldwin
1989Trapper Country WarRyan Cassidy
1990Checkered FlagMike ReardonTelevision film
1992Aces: Iron Eagle IIIDoyle
1992Lady Against the OddsMartin AndersonTelevision film
1994Come Die with Me: A Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer MysteryMike HammerTelevision film
1996Sweet TemptationBilly StoneTelevision film
1996Loss of Innocence, AA Loss of InnocenceErik EriksenTelevision film
1997Close to DangerAdamTelevision film
1998Terror in the MallGlen SavoyTelevision film
2000NostradamusMichael Nostrand
2000Man Who Used to Be Me, TheThe Man Who Used to Be MeSam (younger)Television film
2002CounterstrikeATF Special Agent Thomas KelloggTelevision film
2005I Do, They Don'tJim BarberTelevision film
2006How to Go Out on a Date in QueensArtie
2011Edge of the GardenBrian ConnorTelevision film
2012Hello HermanChet Clarkson
1986CBS Schoolbreak SpecialBillyEpisode: "Have You Tried Talking to Patty?"
1986–1987Days of Our LivesGlenn GallagherUnknown episodes
1988My Sister SamN/AEpisode: "The Wrong Stuff" (unaired)
1988Simon & SimonJohn ChanningEpisode: "First, Let's Kill All the Lawyers"
1989HeartlandBrianEpisode: "Gus Sees a Dead Guy"
198921 Jump StreetDarrylEpisode: "Say It Ain't So, Pete"
1989Young Riders, TheThe Young RidersCurlyEpisode: "A Good Day to Die"
1991ZorroMontyEpisode: "The New Zorro"
1991–1995Silk StalkingsSgt. Chris LorenzoMain cast (seasons 1–5); 100 episodes
1993Melrose PlaceSam Towler2 episodes
1996Bullet HeartsCalvin PowersUnsold Fox pilot
1996–1999Melrose PlaceKyle McBrideMain cast (seasons 5–7); 94 episodes
1999–2000Suddenly SusanOliver BrowneMain cast (season 4); 20 episodes
2000ProvidenceJohn Hemming7 episodes
2001TikivilleN/AUnsold NBC pilot
2002Twilight Zone, TheThe Twilight ZoneScott TurnerEpisode: "Sanctuary"
2002Home of the BraveJack BriggsUnsold WB pilot
2003Law & Order: Special Victims UnitDan HoffmanEpisode: "Desperate"
2003Gilmore GirlsJimmy2 episodes
2005Soccer MomsEdUnsold ABC pilot
2006Evidence, TheThe EvidenceSean ColeMain cast; 8 episodes
2006–2007CSI: MiamiNick Townsend4 episodes
2007–2008Women's Murder ClubTom HoganMain cast; 13 episodes
2008–201090210Harry WilsonMain cast (seasons 1–2); 43 episodes
20126 passi nel gialloRandy WilliamsMiniseries; episode: "Omicidio su misura"
2012PsychJordon BeaumontEpisode: "Santabarbaratown"
2012Necessary RoughnessRob Maroney4 episodes
2014CastleJulian BrucknerEpisode: "Dressed to Kill"


  1. ^ a b c d Silverman, Stephen M. (January 26, 2006). "Former Melrose Place Duo Set for Divorce". People. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Nancy Mills (May 13, 2011). "Rob Estes, growing in new directions". USA Today. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "'Melrose Place': Where Are They Now?". MSN. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Biography for Rob Estes". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Estes, Bissett in 'Blended' family". The Hollywood Reporter. November 3, 2004. Archived from the original on March 30, 2005. Retrieved January 13, 2005. 
  6. ^ Serpe, Gina (May 19, 2008). "Rob Estes zips to 90210". E! Online. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  7. ^ Stanhope, Kate (January 20, 2010). "Rob Estes to Exit 90210". TV Guide. CBS Interactive. 

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