Rob Estes

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Rob Estes
Rob Estes 2009.jpg
BornRobert Estes
(1963-07-22) July 22, 1963 (age 50)
Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
Years active1980-present
Spouse(s)Josie Bissett (1992-2006)[1][2][3]
Erin Bolte (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
BornRobert Estes
(1963-07-22) July 22, 1963 (age 50)
Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
Years active1980-present
Spouse(s)Josie Bissett (1992-2006)[1][2][3]
Erin Bolte (2010)[2][3][4]
ChildrenMason (son)[1][2][3]
Maya (daughter)[1][2][3]
Makai (son)[3][4]

Robert Estes (born July 22, 1963; Norfolk, Virginia) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Harry Wilson on the teen drama 90210, as Sgt. Chris Lorenzo on the crime drama 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 comedic television movie I Do, They Don't (previously titled Blended), which also starred his Melrose Place co-star and then-wife Josie Bissett.[5][6][7] The movie premiered on ABC Family Channel in March 2005. 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 2008, he was cast in 90210 on the CW Network, as Harry Wilson.[8] 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.[9]

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 1 May 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 14), and Maya Rose, born (2002-04-14) April 14, 2002 (age 11).[3][4] In January 2006 the couple announced their plans to divorce.[1][3]

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


1989Trapper Country WarRyan Cassidy
Phantom of the Mall: Eric's RevengePeter Baldwin
1990Checkered FlagMike Reardon
1992Halfway HouseUnknown Role
2000NostradamusMichael Nostrand
2006How to Go Out on a Date in QueensArtie
1986CBS Schoolbreak SpecialBilly
Days of Our LivesGlenn GallagherUnknown episodes 1986-1987
1987Student ExchangeBeachTV Movie
1988My Sister SamUnknown Role1 episode - The Wrong Stuff
Perfect PeopleMontyTV Movie
Simon & SimonJohn Channing1 episode
1989Thunderboat RowUnknown RoleTV Movie
21 Jump StreetDarryl1 episode - Say It Ain't So, Pete
The Young RidersCurly1 episode - A Good Day to Die
1991ZorroMonty1 episode - The New Zorro
Silk StalkingsSgt. Chris Lorenzo100 episodes. 1991 - 1995
1992Lady Against the OddsMartin AndersonTV Movie
1994Come Die with Me: A Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer MysteryMike HammerTV Movie
1996Bullet HeartsCalvin PowersTV Movie
Melrose PlaceSam Towlerseasons 1-2. 1993
Kyle McBrideseasons 5 - 7. 1996 - 1999
Sweet TemptationBilly StoneTV Movie
A Loss of InnocenceErik EriksenTV Movie
1997Close to DangerAdamTV Movie
1998Terror in the MallGlen SavoyTV Movie
1999OutreachDr. Joe 'Coop' CooperTV Series
Suddenly SusanOliver Browne20 episodes. 1999 - 2000
2000The Man Who Used to Be MeSam (Younger)TV Movie
ProvidenceJohn Hemming7 episodes
2001TikivilleUnknown Role
2002Home of the BraveJack BriggsTV Movie
CounterstrikeATF Special Agent Thomas KelloggTV Movie
The Twilight ZoneScott Turner1 episode
2003Law & Order: Special Victims UnitDan Hoffman1 episode - Desperate
Gilmore GirlsJimmy2 episodes - Say Goodnight Gracie - Here Comes the Son
2005Soccer MomsEdTV Movie
I Do, They Don'tJim BarberTV Movie
2006The EvidenceSean Cole8 episodes
CSI: MiamiNick Townsend4 episodes. 2006 - 2007
2007Women's Murder ClubTom Hogan13 episodes. 2007 - 2008
200890210Harry Wilsonseasons 1 - 2. 2008 - 2010
2010–2011Edge of the GardenMain Character


  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". Hollywood Reporter. 2004. Retrieved January 13, 2005. [dead link]
  6. ^ Andrew Wallenstein (November 3, 2004). "Estes, Bissett in 'Blended' family". Hollywood Reporter via HighBeam Research. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  7. ^ Andrew Wallenstein (November 3, 2004). "Estes, Bissett in 'Blended' family". Hollywood Reporter via Film Journal International. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  8. ^ Serpe, Gina (May 19, 2008). "Rob Estes zips to 90210". Archived from the original on 2008-06-07. 
  9. ^ Stanhope, Kate (January 28, 2010). "Rob Estes to Exit 90210". 

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