Rob Estes stars as Harry Wilson, a father who transplants his family from Kansas to Beverly Hills, in The CW's new drama 90210.
Estes recently appeared opposite Angie Harmon in "Women's Murder Club." Before that, he starred opposite Orlando Jones in the 2006 midseason series "The Evidence." Before achieving mainstream stardom he was best known for his starring role as Chris Lorenzo, the fast-and-loose Palm Beach homicide detective in the cult favorite "Silk Stalkings." More recently, he played recurring roles on "Providence," "Suddenly Susan" and "Gilmore Girls."
A graduate of the University of Southern California, Estes took a utilitarian approach to entering Hollywood, initially making plans for a career as a stuntman. It was quickly apparent, however, that his talents deserved a wider berth. Following several years on the hit show MELROSE PLACE, Estes starred in several well-received but ultimately unsuccessful television pilots.
Frustrated with being limited to his work on screen, Estes made the decision to rediscover his craft on stage. He received excellent reviews in his starring role in Tennessee Williams' play "The Rose Tattoo" at the Hudson Theatre in Los Angeles. When he moved with his family to Seattle in early 2003, he sought out opportunities in that city's thriving theater scene. He had co-starring roles in productions in Seattle and at the nationally recognized Coeur D'Alene Rep in Idaho. This experience culminated in his co-starring performance as the duplicitous Solyony in Chekhov's "Three Sisters" (adapted by Craig Lucas) at the famed Intiman Theatre under the tutelage of Artistic Director Bartlett Sheer.
Estes has also starred in such telefilms as "Sweet Temptation," opposite Beverly D'Angelo. In 2000, he produced and starred opposite Jason Alexander in the independent feature "How to Go on a Date in Queens,? which also featured Ron Perelman and Kimberly Williams.
Born in Norfolk, Virginia, Estes resides in a suburb of Seattle, Washington. He has two children, Mason and Maya.