Will Estes

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Will Estes
Will Estes 2011 Shankbone.JPG
Estes at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival
BornWilliam Estes Nipper
(1978-10-21) October 21, 1978 (age 34)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1984–present
Website
www.willestes.com
 
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Will Estes
Will Estes 2011 Shankbone.JPG
Estes at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival
BornWilliam Estes Nipper
(1978-10-21) October 21, 1978 (age 34)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1984–present
Website
www.willestes.com

Will Estes (born William Estes Nipper; October 21, 1978) is an American actor best known for his role as JJ Pryor, on the NBC drama American Dreams. In 2010, he joined the cast of Tom Selleck's CBS police drama Blue Bloods. In the series, he plays Jameson "Jamie" Reagan, a New York Police Department officer and the younger son of the police commissioner, played by Selleck.

Life and career[edit source | edit]

Estes was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Mary Lu, an office administrator, and Bill Nipper, a projectionist.[1] Estes' break-out movie role was Seaman Ronald 'Rabbit' Parker on U-571. Early in his career, he did many commercials including Fruit of the Loom and numerous guest starring roles in shows like Highway to Heaven and Santa Barbara.

Estes (then going by his given name of Will Nipper) and Lassie in a scene from the 1989-91 New Lassie series, which was Estes' first major role on TV

He landed his first major role in a TV series when he was chosen out of 700 other kids to play Will McCollough (essentially the "Timmy" role) in the syndicated New Lassie series, which ran from 1989-91.[2] Since then he has had many starring roles in TV shows and he dabbled in the Music Video industry. He has appeared in Meat Loaf's video "Objects In The Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are" (from Bat out of Hell II: Back into Hell) and was in Bon Jovi's video "It's My Life" with Shiri Appleby.

In 2000, according to a 2005 Soap Talk interview, Jon Bon Jovi asked him to be in his music video after he worked with him on U-571. He did most of his own stunts in the video.[3] So far, this has been one of his favorite career moments.

Will had a leading role in the Fox show Reunion. The show followed six best friends over the course of 20 years, with each episode marking the next successive year. When the group meets up for their 20th high school reunion, one turns up dead at the end of the night. In late 2005 Fox announced that the series would be cancelled due to low ratings and the identity of the murderer would not be revealed.

An upcoming project is a short movie Luz Del Mundo. He will be playing Jack Kerouac, a good friend of Neal Cassady. The movie is in post production and will be seen in future film festivals. It was written by Ty Roberts and David Trimble, directed by Ty Roberts and produced by Ryan McWhirter and John Pitts.

He has also appeared in a couple photographs, in the books Hollywood Splash ISBN 1-57687-183-5 and Men Before 10 AM Too ISBN 1-57687-084-7

He was nominated 4 different times for one award, the Young Artist Awards for The New Lassie and Kirk.

Filmography[edit source | edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2012The Dark Knight RisesPolice Officer
2012Shadow of FearMorgan Pierce2012 Movie starring Amanda Righetti and Harry Hamlin
2010Magic ValleyJimmy DuvantePost-Production
Blue BloodsJamie ReaganSeries regular 2010–present
2009TaxidermistGavinPre-Production
2008Eleventh HourKevin PierceAppearance in Season One's Episode 7
SqueegeesPee-Wee MachachiWebisodes available on imdb
Not Since YouBillyPost-Production
2006Law & Order: Special Victims UnitAdam HalderClass
2005The DriveAaron
The Dive From Clausen's PierMike Mayor
ReunionWill Malloy
Pet StarHimselfJudge
2004CharityRepo Man
2003
Mimic 2Nicky
New Port SouthChris
2003Celebrity Jeopardy!HimselfContestant
2002–2005American DreamsJJ PryorSeries regular
2002MayAdam
2001The Familiar StrangerTed Walsh
2000See You in My DreamsBen
U-571Seaman Ronald 'Rabbit' Parker
Terror TractSean GoodwinSegment: "Come to Granny"
The FugitiveJesse LarsonGuilt
1999Blue Ridge FallTaz
1999–20007th HeavenAndrew Nayloss5 Appearances
1997/1998The Secret World of Alex MackHunter ReevesSeason 4 regular
1998Diagnosis: MurderErik FincherAn Education in Murder
Kelly KellySean KellySeries regular
1997MeegoTrip ParkerSeries regular
1995The Road HomeMichael
Full HouseAndrewMichelle Rides Again, Part One & Part Two
KirkCory HartmanSeries Regular
How to Make an American QuiltBoy at Party
1994Step by StepKevin PhillipsGrowing Up in Hard to Do
1994–1996Boy Meets WorldAlex/DylanTurnaround & Career Day as Alex

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow as Dylan

1993Circus of the Stars Gives Kids the WorldHimselfTrapeze Artist
Jonny's Golden QuestJonnyas Will Nipper
When Love Kills: The Seduction of John HearnGary BlackMini-series
Once Upon a ForestWillyas Will Nipper
It Had to be YouChristopher Quinn
1992Harry and the HendersonsBradHarry the Mascot
BaywatchCooperThe Chamber
1991DutchTeddyas Will Nipper
The Last HalloweenMichaelas Will Nipper
1990Miracle LandingDavid Kornbergas Will Nipper
Menu for MurderChad
1989Murphy's LawGeorge SegalDoing It the Hard Way Is Always Easier
The New LassieWill McCulloughas Will Nipper
1988/1989Highway to Heaven2 different rolesMerry Christmas from Grandpa

The Correspondent

1984Santa BarbaraBrandon DeMott CapwellTemporary Replacement

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