Esten made his theatrical debut in London when he portrayed Buddy Holly, singing, acting and playing guitar in the hit West End musical Buddy. In that role he was honored to perform for H.R.M Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, and eventually President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush at The White House. He was also very honored to perform with Jerry Allison and Joe B. Mauldin, Buddy's original hitmaking bandmates, the Crickets.
It was during his run as Buddy that Esten first appeared on the original British version of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, with Ryan Stiles and Greg Proops. When Whose Line came to ABC, he became a recurring cast member and frequent song improvisor. Since then he has appeared on Drew Carey's Improvaganza and toured frequently, performing live improv shows with Stiles, Proops and Jeff B. Davis.
Esten's many additional television credits include recurring roles on Big Love, Enlightened, The Office and ER. Besides being the father on Disney Channel's Jessie, he has been a Klingon on Star Trek: The Next Generation, a secretary on Murphy Brown and Kelly Bundy's fiance on the series finale of Married with Children. His film credits include Swing Vote, Thirteen Days, 61*, and The Postman.
Esten and his wife have two daughters and a son.
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