Will Estes

Will Estes

Birth name: William Estes Nipper
Born: October 21, 1978
Age: 40
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
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Biography

William Estes Nipper (born October 21, 1978) is an American actor known for his role on CBS police drama Blue Bloods as Jamison "Jamie" Reagan,[1] a New York Police Department officer and the younger son of the police commissioner, played by Tom Selleck. Previously, he starred as J.J. Pryor, on the NBC drama American Dreams.

Estes was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where he currently resides.[1]

Estes' break-out movie role was Seaman Ronald 'Rabbit' Parker on U-571. Early in his career, he did many commercials including Fruit of the Loom and numerous guest starring roles in series like Highway to Heaven and Santa Barbara.

Estes landed his first major role in a television series when he was chosen out of 700 other children to play Will McCollough (essentially the "Timmy" role) in the syndicated New Lassie series, which ran from 1989 to 1992.[2][3] Since then, he has had many starring roles in television series and he dabbled in the music video industry. He has appeared in Meat Loaf's video "Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer than They Are" (from Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell) and was in Bon Jovi's video "It's My Life" with Shiri Appleby.[citation needed]

In 2000, according to a 2005 Soap Talk interview, Estes was asked by Jon Bon Jovi to be in his music video after he worked with Estes on U-571. Estes did most of his own stunts in the video.[4]

Estes had a leading role in the Fox series Reunion. The series followed six best friends over the course of 20 years, with each episode marking the next successive year. When the group meets up for its 20th high school reunion, one turns up dead at the end of the night. In late 2005, Fox announced that the series would be canceled because of low ratings and the identity of the murderer would not be revealed.

Estes portrayed Jack Kerouac in the 2007 short film Luz Del Mundo, written by Ty Roberts and David Trimble, directed by Ty Roberts, and produced by Ryan McWhirter and John Pitts. He has also appeared in a couple of photographs, in the books Hollywood Splash and Men Before 10 AM Too. He was nominated four times for one award, the Young Artist Awards for The New Lassie and Kirk.

Since 2010, Estes has played Officer Jamie Reagan in the TV series Blue Bloods.

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Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1991 Dutch Teddy as Will Nipper; also known as Driving Me Crazy
1993 Once Upon a Forest Willy Voice role; as Will Nipper
1995 How to Make an American Quilt Boy at Party
1999 Blue Ridge Fall Taz
2000 U-571 Seaman Ronald 'Rabbit' Parker
Terror Tract Sean Goodwin Segment: "Come to Granny"
2001 Mimic 2 Nicky Straight-to-video
New Port South Chris
2002 May Chris, Adam's roommate
2004 Charity Repo Man Short film
2005 The Drive Aaron
2009 Not Since You Billy
2011 Magic Valley Jimmy Duvante
2012 The Dark Knight Rises Officer Simon Jansen
2013 Line of Duty The Dealer
Automotive Kansas
2014 Dangerous Attraction Morgan Pierce
2015 Anchors Dylan

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1984 Santa Barbara Brandon DeMott Capwell Temporary replacement (unknown episodes)
1988-89 Highway to Heaven
Louis (at 11)
Samuel Hays (age 7)
as Will Nipper
Episode: "The Correspondent"
Episode: "Merry Christmas from Grandpa"
1989 Murphy's Law George Segal Episode: "Doing It the Hard Way Is Always Easier"
1989-92 The New Lassie Will McCullough Series regular; as Will Nipper
1990 Miracle Landing David Kornberg TV movie; as Will Nipper
Menu for Murder Chad TV movie; as Will Nipper
1991 The Last Halloween Michael TV movie; as Will Nipper
1992 Baywatch Cooper Episode: "The Chamber"; as Will Nipper
The Legend of Prince Valiant Stable-Boy/Squire Voice role; Episode: "The Lesson Twice Learned"; as Will Nipper
Harry and the Hendersons Brad Episode: "Harry the Mascot"
1993 Jonny's Golden Quest Jonny Quest TV movie; voice role; as Will Nipper
It Had to be You Christopher Quinn Series regular (6 episodes)
When Love Kills: The Seduction of John Hearn Gary Black TV movie; as Will Nipper
Circus of the Stars Gives Kids the World Himself Trapeze Artist
1994 Step by Step Kevin Phillips Episode: "Growing Up is Hard to Do"
1994-96 Boy Meets World Alex
Dylan
Episodes: "Turnaround", "Career Day"
Episode: "Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow"
1995 Brother's Destiny Michael Murphy TV movie
Full House Andrew Episodes: "Michelle Rides Again, Part One & Part Two"
1995-96 Kirk Cory Hartman Series regular (31 episodes)
1997 Meego Trip Parker Series regular (12 episodes)
1997-98 The Secret World of Alex Mack Hunter Reeves Recurring role (Season 4; 6 episodes)
1998 Diagnosis: Murder Erik Fincher Episode: "An Education in Murder"
Kelly Kelly Sean Kelly Series regular (7 episodes)
1999-2000 7th Heaven Andrew Nayloss Recurring role (5 episodes)
2000 The Fugitive Jesse Larson Episode: "Guilt"
2001 The Familiar Stranger Ted Walsh TV movie
2002-05 American Dreams J.J. Pryor Series regular (60 episodes)
2003 Celebrity Jeopardy! Himself Contestant
2004 See You In My Dreams Ben TV movie
2005 Reunion Will Malloy Series regular (9 aired episodes, 4 unaired episodes)
The Dive From Clausen's Pier Mike Mayor TV movie
Pet Star Himself Judge
2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Adam Halder Episode: "Class"
2008 Squeegees Pee-Wee Machachi Webisodes available[5]
Eleventh Hour Kevin Pierce Episode: "Surge"
2009 In Plain Sight Henry Atkins/Henry Adams Episode: "Gilted Lily"
The Cleaner Episode: "Crossing the Threshold"
2010-present Blue Bloods Officer Jamison Reagan Main role
2012 Shadow of Fear Morgan Pierce TV movie

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1990 Young Artist Awards Best Young Actor in an Off-Primetime Family Series The New Lassie Nominated [6]
1991 Best Young Actor Starring in an Off-Primetime Series Nominated [7]
1992 Best Young Actor Starring in an Off-Primetime or Cable Series Nominated [8]
1996 Best Performance by a Young Actor - TV Comedy Series Kirk Nominated [9]
2014 Prism Award Performance in a Drama Series Episode Blue Bloods Won [10]
2015 Golden Honu Award Actor of the Year Won [11]
Charities

Will Estes supports the following charitable cause: Animals.

[ Source: Wikipedia ]