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Charles Esten Biography

Birth Name:
Charles Esten Puskar III
Birth Place:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Fast Facts

  • Graduated from the College of William and Mary with a degree in economics
  • Moved shortly after college to Los Angeles to learn comedic improv at the Groundlings Theater
  • Made his theatrical debut in the United Kingdom in the musical Buddy, where he played the lead role of Buddy Holly and performed for Queen Elizabeth
  • Originally appeared in the British version of Whose Line Is It Anyway?; he later moved to become a regular in the US version
  • Tours through the United States with the improv group called Whose Live Anyway?; the group is made up of him and of his former Whose Line Is It Anyway? cast mates
  • His son Chase took Esten's Nashville TV daughter Lennon Stella to his senior prom


  • Addie Puskar -- Daughter
  • Taylor Puskar -- Daughter
  • Charles E. Puskar -- Father
  • Cynthia -- Mother
  • Cathy -- Sister
  • Chase Puskar -- Son
  • Patty Hanson Puskar -- Wife