Will Estes

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Will Estes
Will Estes at PaleyFest 2014.jpg
Estes in 2014
Born William Estes Nipper
(1978-10-21) October 21, 1978 (age 37)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1984–present

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 Jameson "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[edit]

Estes was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Mary Lu Chasteen,[1] an office administrator, and Bill Nipper, a projectionist.[2] 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.[3] 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.

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.[4]

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 ISBN 1-57687-183-5 and Men Before 10 AM Too ISBN 1-57687-084-7

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


Year Title Role Notes
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
2009 Taxidermist Gavin Pre-Production
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
2005 The Drive Aaron
The Dive From Clausen's Pier Mike Mayor
Reunion Will Malloy
Pet Star Himself Judge
2004 Charity Repo Man
2003 Mimic 2 Nicky
New Port South Chris
Celebrity Jeopardy! Himself Contestant
2002–2005 American Dreams J.J. Pryor Series regular
2002 May Chris, Adam's roommate
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 is 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
Baywatch Cooper The Chamber
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

The Correspondent

1984 Santa Barbara Brandon DeMott Capwell temporary replacement


  1. ^ California Birth Index, 1905-1995, Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics, Sacramento, CA.
  2. ^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/41/Will-Estes.html
  3. ^ http://willestes.com/history.html Will Estes Bio
  4. ^ http://www.islandrecords.com/bonjovi/archives_atoz_e.las Estes Entry

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