skip navigation
Rob Estes

Rob Estes

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Recent DVDs

 
 

Uninvited DVD Be careful who you invite aboard your yacht. That's what a band of criminals and... more info $12.95was $12.95 Buy Now

Also Known As: Robert Estes Died:
Born: July 22, 1963 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Norfolk, Virginia, USA Profession: actor, director

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

A handsome leading man with a quiet onscreen intensity, Rob Estes was launched into the sex symbol stratosphere in the early 1990s with his role as slick Palm Beach homicide detective Chris Lorenzo on the cult favorite, "Silk Stalkings" (USA 1991-99). His smooth operator persona led to his being cast on one the 1990s biggest cultural touchstones, "Melrose Place" (Fox, 1992-99), in which he starred as restaurateur Kyle McBride on the hit primetime soap. Included in the attractive "Melrose" cast was Estes' wife Josie Bissett, with whom he had fallen in love and married after meeting in 1991. Although the couple was together for more than a decade, their surprising 2006 split paved the way for Estes to refocus his energies as an actor. Post-divorce, Estes would come back strong, joining the cast of one of TV's biggest hits, "C.S.I.: Miami" (CBS, 2002- ), as well as the new millennium's reboot of that other 1990s television staple, "90210" (The CW, 2008- ). In an industry where youthful vigor was valued above all else, Estes proved that with age came greater acceptance and opportunities - even for an actor often viewed as nothing more than brooding eye candy during his early heyday. ...

A handsome leading man with a quiet onscreen intensity, Rob Estes was launched into the sex symbol stratosphere in the early 1990s with his role as slick Palm Beach homicide detective Chris Lorenzo on the cult favorite, "Silk Stalkings" (USA 1991-99). His smooth operator persona led to his being cast on one the 1990s biggest cultural touchstones, "Melrose Place" (Fox, 1992-99), in which he starred as restaurateur Kyle McBride on the hit primetime soap. Included in the attractive "Melrose" cast was Estes' wife Josie Bissett, with whom he had fallen in love and married after meeting in 1991. Although the couple was together for more than a decade, their surprising 2006 split paved the way for Estes to refocus his energies as an actor. Post-divorce, Estes would come back strong, joining the cast of one of TV's biggest hits, "C.S.I.: Miami" (CBS, 2002- ), as well as the new millennium's reboot of that other 1990s television staple, "90210" (The CW, 2008- ). In an industry where youthful vigor was valued above all else, Estes proved that with age came greater acceptance and opportunities - even for an actor often viewed as nothing more than brooding eye candy during his early heyday.

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Hello Herman (2013)
4.
 Counterstrike (2003) Thomas Kellogg
5.
 Nostradamus (2000) Michael Nostrand
6.
 Terror in the Mall (1998) Glen Savoy
7.
 Close to Danger (1997) Adam Harris
8.
 Loss of Innocence, A (1996) Erik Eriksen
9.
 Sweet Temptation (1996) Billy Stone
10.
 Come Die With Me (1994) Mike Hammer
VIEW THE FULL FILMOGRAPHY

Milestones close milestones

:
Decided to pursue acting while training to be a stunt double
1985:
First TV role, a bit part in the CBS Schoolbreak special "Have You Tried Talking to Patty?"
1986:
First regular series role was as Glen Gallagher on the NBC daytime drama "Days of Our Lives"
1987:
Made TV-movie debut in "Foreign Exchange" (ABC)
1988:
Made feature film debut in "Uninvited"
1990:
Gained widespread recognition for his role as Sergeant Chris Lorenzo in "Silk Stalkings" (CBS and USA Network); also directed episodes
1994:
Played Mike Hammer in the CBS TV-movie "Come Die With Me"
1996:
Joined season five of the FOX primetime drama "Melrose Place" as restaurateur Kyle McBride; also directed episodes
1999:
Became series regular on the NBC sitcom "Suddenly Susan" as a love interest to Brooke Shields' character
2000:
Played the recurring role of John Hemming on the NBC family drama "Providence"
2005:
Co-starred with real life wife, Josie Bissett in the ABC Family movie "I Do, They Don't"
2006:
Played a San Francisco detective on the ABC crime show "The Evidence"
2006:
Had a recurring role on "CSI: Miami" (CBS) as Nick Townsend, the abusive ex-husband of Natalia Boa Vista
2007:
Portrayed Lieutenant Tom Hogan in the ABC police drama "Women's Murder Club"
2008:
Cast as patriarch, Harry Wilson on "90210" (CW) a contemporary spin-off of the 90s series "Beverly Hills, 90210"; left after two seasons
2009:
Nominated for the 2009 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Parental Unit
VIEW ALL MILESTONES

Education

University of Southern California: Los Angeles , California -

Notes

"I see so many people who get wrapped up in the work, and hey, to each his own, but there are other things to do in life." --Rob Estes in DAILY NEWS, December 6, 1994

Companions close complete companion listing

wife:
Josie Bissett. Actor. Appeared together on "Melrose Place"; married in 1992.

Family close complete family listing

son:
Mason Tru Estes. Born on July 21, 1999.
daughter:
Maya Estes. Born April 14, 2002.

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute