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Rob Estes
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Robert "Rob" Estes
(July 22, 1963)
Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.




Josie Bissett (1992-2006)
Erin Bolte (2010-Present)


Mason True
Maya Rose
Makai Ever

Robert "Rob" Estes (born July 22, 1963) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Harry Wilson on the teen drama 90210, as Sgt. Chris Lorenzo on the crime drama Silk Stalkings and as Kyle McBride on the prime time soap opera Melrose Place.

Acting Career

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 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 and 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 comedic television movie I Do, They Don't (previously titled Blended), which also starred his Melrose Place co-star and then-wife Josie Bissett. The movie premiered on ABC Family Channel in March 2005. 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 Natalie 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 2008, he was cast in 90210 on the CW Network, as Harry Wilson. 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.

Personal Life

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 1 May 1992, Estes married actress Josie Bissett, 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, Mason True, born July 21, 1999 and Maya Rose, born April 14 2002. In January 2006 the couple announced their plans to divorce.

On 15 June 2010, Estes married teacher/surfer Erin Bolte. They have a son Makai Ever, born April 29, 2011. Estes continues to live in Seattle to be near his two older children.



Year Film Character
1988 Uninvited Corey
1989 Trapper Country War Ryan Cassidy
Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge Peter Baldwin
1990 Checkered Flag Mike Reardon
1992 Halfway House
2000 Nostradamus Michael Nostrand
2006 How to Go Out on a Date in Queens



Year TV Show Character
1986 CBS Schoolbreak Special Billy
Days of Our Lives Glenn Gallagher
1987 Student Exchange Beach
1988 My Sister Sam
Perfect People Monty
Simon & Simon John Channing
1989 Thunderboat Row
21 Jump Street Darryl
The Young Riders Curly
1991 Zorro Monty
Silk Stalkings Sgt. Chris Lorenzo
1992 Lady Against the Odds Martin Anderson
1993 Melrose Place Sam Towler
1994 Come Die with Me: A Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Mystery Mike Hammer
1996 Bullet Hearts Calvin Powers
Melrose Place Kyle McBride
Sweet Temptation Billy Stone
A Loss of Innocent Erik Eriksen
1997 Close to Danger Adam
1998 Terror in the Mall Glen Savoy
1999 Outreach Dr. Joe "Coop" Cooper
Suddenly Susan Oliver Browne
2000 The Man Who Used to Be Me Sam (Younger)
Providence John Hemming
2001 Tikiville
2002 Home of the Brave Jack Briggs
Counterstrike ATF Special Agent Thomas Kellogg
The Twilight Zone Scott Turner
2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dan Hoffman
Gilmore Girls Jimmy
2005 Soccer Moms Ed
I Do, They Don't Jim Barber
2006 The Evidence Sean Cole
CSI: Miami Nick Townsend
2007 Women's Murder Club Tom Hogan
2008-2010 90210 Harry Wilson
2010-2011 Edge of the Garden