|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 known for his role as J.J. 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 Jamison "Jamie" Reagan, a New York Police Department officer and the younger son of the police commissioner, played by Selleck. The series is now entering its sixth season.
Life and career
Estes was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Mary Lu Chasteen, 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 series like Highway to Heaven and Santa Barbara.
He landed his first major role in a television 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 television series 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.
Will had a leading role in the Fox series Reunion. The series 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.
He portrays Jack Kerouac, in the 2007 short film Luz Del Mundo, 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 and Men Before 10 AM Too.
He was nominated four times for one award, the Young Artist Awards for The New Lassie and Kirk.
|1991||Dutch||Teddy||as Will Nipper; also known as Driving Me Crazy|
|1993||Once Upon a Forest||Willy||Voice role; as Will Nipper|
|1995||How to Make an American Quilt||Boy at Party|
|1999||Blue Ridge Fall||Taz|
|2000||U-571||Seaman Ronald 'Rabbit' Parker|
|2000||Terror Tract||Sean Goodwin||Segment: "Come to Granny"|
|2001||New Port South||Chris|
|2002||May||Chris, Adam's roommate|
|2004||Charity||Repo Man||Short film|
|2009||Not Since You||Billy|
|2011||Magic Valley||Jimmy Duvante|
|2012||The Dark Knight Rises||Officer Simon Jansen|
|2013||Line of Duty||The Dealer|
|1984||Santa Barbara||Brandon DeMott Capwell||Temporary replacement (unknown episodes)|
|1988–89||Highway to Heaven||
Louis (at 11)
Samuel Hays (age 7)
|as Will Nipper
Episode: "The Correspondent"
Episode: "Merry Christmas from Grandpa"
|1989||Murphy's Law||George Segal||Episode: "Doing It the Hard Way Is Always Easier"|
|1989–92||The New Lassie||Will McCullough||Series regular; as Will Nipper|
|1990||Miracle Landing||David Kornberg||TV movie; as Will Nipper|
|1990||Menu for Murder||Chad||TV movie; as Will Nipper|
|1991||The Last Halloween||Michael||TV movie; as Will Nipper|
|1992||Baywatch||Cooper||Episode: "The Chamber"; as Will Nipper|
|1992||The Legend of Prince Valiant||Stable-Boy/Squire||Voice role; Episode: "The Lesson Twice Learned"; as Will Nipper|
|1992||Harry and the Hendersons||Brad||Episode: "Harry the Mascot"|
|1993||Jonny's Golden Quest||Jonny Quest||TV movie; voice role; as Will Nipper|
|1993||It Had to be You||Christopher Quinn||Series regular (6 episodes)|
|1993||When Love Kills: The Seduction of John Hearn||Gary Black||TV movie; as Will Nipper|
|1993||Circus of the Stars Gives Kids the World||Himself||Trapeze Artist|
|1994||Step by Step||Kevin Phillips||Episode: "Growing Up is Hard to Do"|
|1994–96||Boy Meets World||Alex
|Episodes: "Turnaround", "Career Day"
Episode: "Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow"
|1995||Brother's Destiny||Michael Murphy||TV movie|
|1995||Full House||Andrew||Episodes: "Michelle Rides Again, Part One & Part Two"|
|1995–96||Kirk||Cory Hartman||Series regular (31 episodes)|
|1997||Meego||Trip Parker||Series regular (12 episodes)|
|1997–98||The Secret World of Alex Mack||Hunter Reeves||Recurring role (Season 4; 6 episodes)|
|1998||Diagnosis: Murder||Erik Fincher||Episode: "An Education in Murder"|
|1998||Kelly Kelly||Sean Kelly||Series regular (7 episodes)|
|1999–2000||7th Heaven||Andrew Nayloss||Recurring role (5 episodes)|
|2000||The Fugitive||Jesse Larson||Episode: "Guilt"|
|2001||The Familiar Stranger||Ted Walsh||TV movie|
|2002–05||American Dreams||J.J. Pryor||Series regular (61 episodes)|
|2004||See You In My Dreams||Ben||TV movie|
|2005||Reunion||Will Malloy||Series regular (9 aired episodes, 4 unaired episodes)|
|2005||The Dive From Clausen's Pier||Mike Mayor||TV movie|
|2006||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Adam Halder||Episode: "Class"|
|2008||Squeegees||Pee-Wee Machachi||Webisodes available|
|2008||Eleventh Hour||Kevin Pierce||Episode: "Surge"|
|2009||In Plain Sight||Henry Atkins/Henry Adams||Episode: "Gilted Lily"|
|2009||The Cleaner||Episode: "Crossing the Threshold"|
|2010–present||Blue Bloods||Officer Jamie Reagan||Series regular|
|2012||Shadow of Fear||Morgan Pierce||TV movie|
- California Birth Index, 1905-1995, Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics, Sacramento, CA.
- http://willestes.com/history.html Will Estes Bio
- http://www.islandrecords.com/bonjovi/archives_atoz_e.las Estes Entry
- WillEstes.com dead link
- Will Estes at the Internet Movie Database
- Amazingwill.net Photo Gallery
- Will Estes's Quotes