Charles Esten

Charles Esten

Charles Esten Puskar III (born September 9, 1965), known professionally as Chip Esten and Charles Esten, is an American actor, singer and comedian.

Esten is best known for his role as Deacon Claybourne on ABC’s Nashville (2012–present). He previously appeared on the improvisation show Whose Line Is It Anyway? regularly between 1999-2005.

Early life

Esten was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and moved to Alexandria, Virginia at age 9 after his parents divorced. He and his younger sister were r...

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Discography

CMT’s ‘Nashville’ Wraps Filming Final Season

That’s a wrap! CMT’s Nashville finished filming for its sixth and final season with a cast and crew wrap party in Music City.

Lauren Laffer • April 12, 2018

‘Nashville’ Wraps Filming in Rayna Jaymes’ Kitchen

Filming for CMT’s musical drama Nashville is winding down after Charles Esten posted a video of his final scene with Lennon and Maisy.

Lauren Laffer • April 4, 2018

CMA Announces Stadium Lineup at 2018 CMA Music Festival

The 2018 CMA Music Festival will be held in Nashville on June 7-10.

Kelly Brickey • March 21, 2018

‘Nashville’ Plots 29-Track DVD Release

As the end of Nashville draws nearer, viewers can gain some peace of mind with the knowledge that a 29-track DVD.

Lauren Laffer • March 16, 2018