Charles Esten Puskar III
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
In 1983, Esten finished his schooling from T.C. Williams High School, Alexandria, Virginia near Washington, D.C.
Charles graduated with an economics degree from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia in 1987.
Actor, comedian, singer
- Father – Charles Puskar (Businessman)
- Mother – Cynthia Puskar
- Siblings – Cathy Puskar (Sister)
He is managed by Brady, Brannon & Rich Talent.
Country, country pop, country rock
Vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica
His music has been released by Big Machine Records.
6 ft 1 in or 185 cm
86 kg or 190 pounds
Girlfriend / Spouse
Charles Esten dated –
- Patty Hanson (1991-Present) – Charles Esten and Patty Hanson started dating while in college. The two tied the knot in November 1991 and have three children together – one son Chase Pushkar and two daughters Taylor Puskar and Addie Puskar.
Race / Ethnicity
- Mesmerizing smile
- Charismatic personality
Charles Esten appeared in the public service video for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation titled Riding Straight.
He has also done a video Motorcycle Rider Course: Riding and Street Skills (MRC:RSS).
In 2016, he appeared in an ad for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Best Known For
His main moment of fame came with the ABC series Nashville (2012-Present) in which he portrayed the character of Deacon Claybourne.
Charles made his film debut with the TV movie The Sleepwalker Killing in 1997. He played the role of Mark Schall.
His theatrical film debut was with another 1997 release, an epic post-apocalyptic adventure film titled The Postman for his role as Michael.
First TV Show
In 1988, Charles made his TV show debut with the gaming show Sale of the Century as a contestant. He was seen in their 4 episodes.
In 1992, he auditioned and got selected to be a part of the Whose Line Is It Anyway? comedy show on Channel 4 in the fourth series.
First Stage Performance
Esten made his stage debut in a musical play titled Buddy in the early 1990s.
As a Singer
While Charles was studying at College of William and Mary from 1985 to 1988, he became a lead vocalist for the local band N’est Pas.
From 2004 to 2006, Esten was a member of Improv All-Stars touring group.
In 2012, he released his first single titled Undermine with Hayden Panettiere as a part of the album The Music of Nashville: Season 1 Volume 1.
Many of his Nashville songs including Sideshow, Playin’ Tricks and others are available on Nashville soundtracks.
Charles Esten Favorite Things
- Music – Country
- Songs – A Boy Named Sue (By Johnny Cash), Alcohol (By Brad Paisley)
- Singers – Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams
- Music Venue – Ryman, Opry, the Bluebird
- Restaurants – Monell’s, Josephine, Wild Iris, The Southern, Virago
- Bar – The Patterson House, Tootsies, Robert’s
- Food – Barbeque
Charles Esten Facts
- While studying at the College of William and Mary, he was a Theta Delta Chi fraternity brother.
- Esten formed a touring band with his former co-stars Greg Proops, Ryan Stiles and Jeff Davis from the Whose Line Is It Anyway. They have regularly toured the country under Whose Live Anyway name.
- Esten quit Whose Live Anyway in April 2014 and Joel Murray replaced him.
- Charles was a Sale of the Century contestant in 1988 and Scrabble in 1990. In Sale of the Century, he won prizes and cash valuing more than $20,000.
- Esten is an active supporter of the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Society. He joined the society after his personal experience with daughter Addie, who was diagnosed with leukaemia when she was only 2-years-old.
- You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
- You can learn more about him on his official website.