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Rob Estes

Rob Estes is probably best known for his starring role as Chris Lorenzo, the fast-and-loose Palm Beach homicide detective in the cult favorite Silk Stalkings. More recently, he played recurring roles on Providence, Suddenly Susan and Gilmore Girls. His first big break in television was on the daytime soap Days of Our Lives. He starred opposite Orlando Jones in the 2005 drama series, The Evidence, for ABC.

Estes has more recently starred in such telefilms as Sweet Temptation, opposite Beverly D'Angelo and the 2004 ABC Family romantic comedy I Do, They Don't. In 2000, he also produced and starred opposite Jason Alexander in the independent feature How to Go on a Date in Queens, with Ron Perelman and Kimberly Williams.

A graduate of USC, Estes took a utilitarian approach to entering Hollywood, initially making plans for a career as a stuntman. It was quickly apparent, however, that his talents deserved a wider berth. Following several years on the hit show Melrose Place, Estes starred in several well received but ultimately unsuccessful television pilots. Frustrated with being limited to his work on screen, Estes made the decision to rediscover his craft on stage. He received excellent reviews in his starring role in Tennessee Williams' play The Rose Tattoo at the Hudson Theatre in Los Angeles. When he moved with his family to Seattle in early 2003 he sought out opportunities in that city's thriving theatre scene. He had co-starring roles in productions in Seattle and at the nationally-recognized Coeur D'Alene Rep in Idaho. This experience culminated in his co-starring performance as the duplicitous Solyony in Chekhov's Three Sisters (adapted by Craig Lucas) at the famed Intiman Theatre under the tutelage of Artistic Director Bartlett Sheer.

Born in Norfolk, Virginia, Estes continues to reside in Bellevue, Washington, a suburb of Seattle. He has two children, Mason and Maya.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.
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Rob Estes Facts

BirthdayJuly 22, 1963 (60)
BirthplaceNorfolk, Virginia, USA
Height5' 11" (1m80)  How tall is Rob Estes compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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