Charles Esten Puskar III
Charles Esten II
College of William and Mary
T.C Williams High School
Charles Esten was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but moved to Alexandria, Virginia when his parents divorced when he was 9 years old. He attended T.C Williams High School where he played football and then went on to William and Mary College to study economics. In college, Charles was a part of a fraternity and music was mainly a side hobby. He was a part of a band on the side and after school moved to London for his theatrical debut in the musical Buddy.
Esten got his big break, mainly as an actor before transitioning into music. He has appeared on Whose Line Is It Anyways?, Star Trek, Married…With Children, Jessie, and most noteably Nashville. In 2012 Eaten was cast as country heart-throb Deacon Clayborne and has been a series regular now for 6 years. The show gave him the opportunity to showcase his musical talent and record solo records as well as songs with co-stars Hayden Panettiere, Connie Britton, Lennon & Maisy, and Clare Bowen. Today, he continues to act in Nashville and his song Through the Blue has over 5 million plays on Spotify.