Is Will Estes related to Rob Estes?

Blue Bloods star Will Estes plays Jamie Reagan on the hit CBS series. One question you might have about the actor is if he’s related to former Melrose Place star Rob Estes. Here’s everything Showbiz Cheat Sheet knows.

Will Estes | Noam Galai/Getty Images
Will Estes | Noam Galai/Getty Images

Who is Rob Estes?

Rob Estes made his television acting debut in a 1986 episode of a CBS Schoolbreak Special titled “Have You Tried Talking to Patty?” After that, he joined the cast of Days of Our Lives, in which he played the roles of Glen Gallagher/Frank Gallagher from 1986 to 1987. Rob made his film debut when he played Peter Baldwin in the 1989 movie Phantom of the Mall: Eric’s Revenge. Rob continued his rise to fame after joining the cast of Silk Stalkings. He played Sgt. Chris Lorenzo from 1991 to 1995.

Rob Estes | Richard Cartwright/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images
Rob Estes | Richard Cartwright/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

Rob is probably best known for his role as Kyle McBride on Melrose Place. He was part of the cast from 1993 to 1999. His other acting roles include appearances in Suddenly Susan, CSI: Miami, 90210, and When Calls the Heart.

Will Estes’ movies and TV shows

Will Estes made his television acting debut on the soap opera Santa Barbara. He played Brandon Capwell in a 1987 episode. Then from 1988 to 1989, Will played the characters Samuel Hays and Louis in the television series Highway to Heaven. Will made his film debut in the 1991 movie Dutch, in which he played the role of Teddy.

Will got his big break when he starred in The New Lassie. He played Will McCollough from 1989 to 1992. His other acting roles include American Dreams, Reunion, and 7th Heaven. Will joined the Blue Bloods cast in 2010.

The hilarious story Will Estes told about Rob Estes

Will Estes revealed he is not related to Rob Estes during an interview with The Talk hosts. He told the story about he used to joke when he went for auditions and tell people Rob Estes was his father.

“People used to always ask me if I was related to Rob Estes,” said Will. “And I used to try to start to entertain myself. So, I used to say, ‘He’s my dad but he doesn’t really acknowledge me anymore.’ And everyone’s jaw [would drop]. And I would say, ‘Just kidding.’

Will eventually ran into Rob and had to tell him about the story he had been telling casting directors. “One time [Rob] came into the studio before an audition and he sat down next to me,” said Will. “He had a meeting. I said, ‘Rob, have you ever heard this story? Because I’ve been saying that you’re my dad and you won’t admit that I’m your kid.’ He thought it was really funny too, I was really glad.”

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