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Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne

Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne

Esten is best known for his role as country singer Deacon Claybourne on the ABC/CMT drama Nashville, which he has played since 2012

Fun facts about Chip

  • He married his college sweetheart, Patty Hanson. Charles and Patty met while they were both attending the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia
  • He appeared on the U.S. and the U.K. versions of Whose Line Is It Anyway?
  • Esten made his theatrical debut in London when he portrayed Buddy Holly, singing, acting and playing guitar in the hit West End musical “Buddy.”