Rob Estes

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Rob Estes
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Estes in 2009
Robert Estes

(1963-07-22) July 22, 1963 (age 59)
Years active1986–present
(m. 1992, divorced)
Erin Bolte
(m. 2010)

Robert Estes (born July 22, 1963) 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 primetime 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 & 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 together. 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 April 29, 2011.[3][4] Estes resides in San Clemente, California with his wife Erin and two sons, Mason and Makai.[8]



Year Title Role Notes
1987 Student Exchange Beach Television film
1988 Perfect People Monty Television film
1988 Uninvited Corey Direct-to-video
1989 Thunderboat Row Television film
1989 Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge Peter Baldwin
1989 Trapper Country War Ryan Cassidy
1990 Checkered Flag Mike Reardon Television film
1992 Aces: Iron Eagle III Doyle
1992 Lady Against the Odds Martin Anderson Television film
1994 Come Die with Me: A Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Mystery Mike Hammer Television film
1996 Sweet Temptation Billy Stone Television film
1996 A Loss of Innocence Erik Eriksen Television film
1997 Close to Danger Adam Television film
1998 Terror in the Mall Glen Savoy Television film
2000 Nostradamus Michael Nostrand
2000 The Man Who Used to Be Me Sam (younger) Television film
2002 Counterstrike ATF Special Agent Thomas Kellogg Television film
2005 I Do, They Don't Jim Barber Television film
2006 How to Go Out on a Date in Queens Artie
2011 Edge of the Garden Brian Connor Television film
2012 Hello Herman Chet Clarkson
2012 Tailor Made Murder Randy Williams Television film
2014 Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas Jordan Marley Television film
2019 I'll Be Watching Detective Mark Paine
2020 After We Collided Ken Scott
2021 After We Fell Ken Scott
TBA Beautiful Disaster Filming


Year Title Role Notes
1986 CBS Schoolbreak Special Billy Episode: "Have You Tried Talking to Patty?"
1986–1987 Days of Our Lives Glenn Gallagher Unknown episodes
1988 Simon & Simon John Channing Episode: "First, Let's Kill All the Lawyers"
1989 Heartland Brian Episode: "Gus Sees a Dead Guy"
1989 21 Jump Street Darryl Episode: "Say It Ain't So, Pete"
1989 The Young Riders Curly Episode: "A Good Day to Die"
1991 Zorro Monty Episode: "The New Zorro"
1991–1995 Silk Stalkings Sgt. Chris Lorenzo Main role (seasons 1–5); 100 episodes
Melrose Place Sam Towler / Kyle McBride 2 episodes (as Sam Towler)
Main role (seasons 5–7); 94 episodes (as Kyle McBride)
1996–2000 Suddenly Susan Oliver Browne Main role (season 4); 20 episodes
2000 Providence John Hemming 7 episodes
2002 The Twilight Zone Scott Turner Episode: "Sanctuary"
2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dan Hoffman Episode: "Desperate"
2003 Gilmore Girls Jimmy 2 episodes
2006 The Evidence Sean Cole Main role; 8 episodes
2006–2007 CSI: Miami Nick Townsend 4 episodes
2007–2008 Women's Murder Club Tom Hogan Main role; 13 episodes
2008–2010 90210 Harry Wilson Main role (seasons 1–2); 43 episodes
2012 Psych Jordon Beaumont Episode: "Santabarbaratown"
2012 Necessary Roughness Rob Maroney 4 episodes
2014 Castle Julian Bruckner Episode: "Dressed to Kill"
2015 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Tod Spanna Episode: "Merchants of Menace"
2015 CSI: Cyber Julian Perkins Episode: "iWitness"
2017 Major Crimes Clark Farman Episode: "Heart Failure"
2017 Daytime Divas Vance Gordan 4 episodes
2017 The Night Shift Colonel Parnell 2 episodes
2018 Famous in Love Steve 4 episodes
2019 When Calls the Heart Theodore Richardson Episode: "Heart on My Sleeve"


  1. ^ a b Silverman, Stephen M. (January 26, 2006). "Former Melrose Place Duo Set for Divorce". People. Retrieved 5 April 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Nancy Mills (May 13, 2011). "Rob Estes, growing in new directions". USA Today. Retrieved 5 April 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e "'Melrose Place': Where Are They Now?". MSN. Archived from the original on 2014-02-22. Retrieved 5 April 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d "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.
  8. ^ "The Laid-Back Life of Erin and Rob Estes". Orange County Register. 2017-02-02. Retrieved 2021-01-16.

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