Estes at the 2014 New York PaleyFest
|Born||William Estes Nipper
October 21, 1978
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
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. The show is now entering its fifth season.
Life and career
Estes was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Mary Lu, an office administrator, and Bill Nipper, a projectionist. 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.
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. 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. 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 was nominated 4 different times for one award, the Young Artist Awards for The New Lassie and Kirk.
|2012||The Dark Knight Rises||Officer Simon Jansen|
|Shadow of Fear||Morgan Pierce||2012 Movie starring Amanda Righetti and Harry Hamlin|
|2010||Magic Valley||Jimmy Duvante||Post-Production|
|2010-Present||Blue Bloods||Jamie Reagan||Series regular|
|2008||Eleventh Hour||Kevin Pierce||Appearance in Season One's Episode 7|
|Squeegees||Pee-Wee Machachi||Webisodes available on imdb|
|Not Since You||Billy||Post-Production|
|2006||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Adam Halder||Class|
|The Dive From Clausen's Pier||Mike Mayor|
|New Port South||Chris|
|2002–2005||American Dreams||JJ Pryor||Series regular|
|2001||The Familiar Stranger||Ted Walsh|
|2000||See You in My Dreams||Ben|
|U-571||Seaman Ronald 'Rabbit' Parker|
|Terror Tract||Sean Goodwin||Segment: "Come to Granny"|
|The Fugitive||Jesse Larson||Guilt|
|1999||Blue Ridge Fall||Taz|
|1999–2000||7th Heaven||Andrew Nayloss||5 appearances|
|1998||Diagnosis: Murder||Erik Fincher||An Education in Murder|
|Kelly Kelly||Sean Kelly||Series regular|
|1997-1998||The Secret World of Alex Mack||Hunter Reeves||Season 4 regular|
|1997||Meego||Trip Parker||Series regular|
|1995||The Road Home||Michael|
|Full House||Andrew||Michelle Rides Again, Part One & Part Two|
|Kirk||Cory Hartman||Series Regular|
|How to Make an American Quilt||Boy at Party|
|1994||Step by Step||Kevin Phillips||Growing Up in Hard to Do|
|1994–1996||Boy Meets World||Alex/Dylan||Turnaround & Career Day as Alex
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow as Dylan
|1993||Circus of the Stars Gives Kids the World||Himself||Trapeze Artist|
|Jonny's Golden Quest||Jonny||as Will Nipper|
|When Love Kills: The Seduction of John Hearn||Gary Black||Mini-series|
|Once Upon a Forest||Willy||as Will Nipper|
|It Had to be You||Christopher Quinn|
|1992||Harry and the Hendersons||Brad||Harry the Mascot|
|1991||Dutch||Teddy||as Will Nipper|
|The Last Halloween||Michael||as Will Nipper|
|1990||Miracle Landing||David Kornberg||as Will Nipper|
|Menu for Murder||Chad|
|1989||Murphy's Law||George Segal||Doing It the Hard Way Is Always Easier|
|The New Lassie||Will McCullough||as Will Nipper|
|1988/1989||Highway to Heaven||2 different roles||Merry Christmas from Grandpa
|1984||Santa Barbara||Brandon DeMott Capwell||temporary replacement|