Season 4 M-Net Sat (*101) 20:00/ Dec 21:35
Charles Esten is talented and sexy – and that’s part of his charm as muso Deacon Claybourne in musical drama Nashville (2012-current). But unlike Deacon, Charles has his life together…
Charles married his high school 1
sweetheart Patty Puskar in 1991 she was actor Kevin Costner’s personal assistant before quitting in 2013. They live in Nashville with daughters Taylor (19) and Addie (16) and son Chase (17).
Fans of sketch comedy show 2
Whose Line Is It Anyway? in the US (1998-current) know him better by his nickname “Chip”, which is short for Charles. But did you know that he was also on the original UK version of the show (1988-1998) in 1992 and 1994?
While he told his mom that he 3
“wanted to be a clown” when he was older, Charles actually studied after graduating. He got his degree in economics in 1987 from the College Of William & Mary in Virginia.
While studying, he was the front4
man for alt-rock band N’est Pas and his voice helped Chip nab a theatre role as iconic musician Buddy Holly in 1998 when he moved to Hollywood. He performed for the British Royals, as well as at the White House during his two-and-a-half year gig as Buddy.
The 49-year-old loves riding his 5
motorbike and in 2007 he narrated (with a comedic twist) a 10-minute instructional video series called Riding Straight For America’s Motorcycle Safety Foundation.
Chip won $500 000 (R8 million) on 6
the celeb episode of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (2002-current) in 2013 and donated it to the US Leukaemia & Lymphoma Society. Daughter Addie was diagnosed with leukaemia at age two but has fully recovered.