Chip Esten (born Charles Esten Puskar III, 9 September 1965) is an American television personality who has appeared as a recurring performer on both the British version and the American version of Whose Line Is It Anyway? and returned as a special guest in season 13 and season 14 during the CW run.[1] He returned as a recurring performer in season 15.[2] He has also appeared on Drew Carey's Green Screen Show, Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza, Improv All Stars, and Rendez-View.

Esten first gained fame in the theater community by appearing in the 90s update of the Broadway hit Buddy! and later went on to star in three different Kevin Costner movies. He has guest-starred on various Star Trek spin-off shows, NYPD Blue and NCIS: Los Angeles, in addition to a recurring comedic role on the NBC sitcom The Office.

He was a former star on CMT's (originally ABC's) hit drama Nashville. He holds the Guinness World Record for "Most Consecutive Weeks to Release an Original Digital Single by a Music Act."







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