Estes, Will 1978–

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ESTES, Will 1978–

(Will Nipper)


Full name, William Estes Nipper; born October 21, 1978, in Los Angeles, CA; son of Bill (a projectionist) and Mary Lu (an office administrator) Nipper. Education: Attended Santa Monica College. Avocational Interests: Motorcycling.

Addresses: Agent—Paradigm, 360 North Crescent Dr., North Bldg., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Manager—Marc Epstein Entertainment, 8944 Rosewood Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90048. Publicist—Liza Anderson, Warren Cowan and Associates, 8899 Beverly Blvd., Suite 919, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Career: Actor. Appeared in many commercials, including ads for Kellogg's, Cheerios, and Captain Crunch breakfast cereals, Mitsubishi and Toyota automobiles, Skippy peanut butter, and Hanes clothing.

Awards, Honors: Young Artist Award nominations, best young actor in an off-primetime family series, 1990, and best young actor starring in an off-primetime series, 1991, 1992, all for The New Lassie; Young Artist Award nomination, best young actor in a television comedy series, 1996, for Kirk.


Television Appearances; Series:

(As Will Nipper) Brandon DeMott, Santa Barbara, NBC, 1988.

(As Nipper) Will McCullough, The New Lassie, syndicated, 1989–91.

Christopher Quinn, It Had to Be You, CBS, 1993.

Cory Hartman, Kirk, The WB, 1995–96.

Trip Parker, Meego, CBS, 1997.

Sean Kelly, Kelly Kelly, The WB, 1998.

J. J. Pryor, American Dreams (also known as Our Generation), NBC, 2002–2005.

Will Malloy, Reunion, Fox, 2005.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(As Will Nipper) David Kornberg, Miracle Landing, CBS, 1990.

(As Nipper) Chad, Menu for Murder (also known as Murder at the P.T.A. Luncheon), CBS, 1990.

(As Nipper) Voice of Jonny, Jonny's Golden Quest (animated), USA Network, 1993.

Hunter Reeves, a recurring role, The Secret World of Alex Mack, Nickelodeon, 1997–98.

Taz, Blue Ridge Fall (also known as The End of Innocence), Cinemax, 1999.

Andrew Nayloss, a recurring role, 7th Heaven, The WB, 1999–2000.

Ben, See You in My Dreams, CBS, 2004.

Sean Goodwin, "Come to Granny," Terror Tract (also known as The House on Terror Tract), USA Network, 2000.

Ted Welsh, The Familiar Stranger (also known as My Husband's Double Life), Lifetime, 2001.

Mike Mayor, The Dive from Clausen's Pier, Lifetime, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

General Hospital, ABC, c. 1988.

"The Correspondent," Highway to Heaven, NBC, 1988.

George Segal, "Doing It the Hard Way Is Always Easier," Murphy's Law, ABC, 1989.

Hospital patient, Nightingales, NBC, 1989.

"Merry Christmas from Grandpa," Highway to Heaven, syndicated, 1989.

Brad, "Harry the Mascot," Harry and the Hendersons, syndicated, 1992.

Cooper, "The Chamber," Baywatch, syndicated, 1992.

Kevin Philips, "Growing Up Is Hard to Do," Step by Step, ABC, 1994.

Alex, "Turnaround," Boy Meets World, ABC, 1994.

Alex, "Career Day," Boy Meets World, ABC, 1995.

Andrew, "Michelle Rides Again: Parts 1 & 2," Full House, ABC, 1995.

Dylan, "Hair Today, Goon Tomorrow," Boy Meets World, ABC, 1996.

Erik Fincher, "An Education in Murder," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1998.

Jesse Larson (some sources cite Lardner), "Guilt," The Fugitive, CBS, 2000.

Contestant, "Celebrity Jeopardy," Jeopardy!, syndicated, 2003.

Judge, Pet Star, Animal Planet, 2005.

Interviewee in an episode of VH1 the Greatest, VH1.

Television Appearances; Specials:

(As Will Nipper) Michael Hubble, The Last Halloween, CBS, 1991.

(As Nipper) Rhythm and Jam, ABC, 1993.

Trapeze artist, Circus of the Stars Gives Kids the World (also known as Circus of the Stars #18), CBS, 1993.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '04, Nickelodeon, 2004.

Presenter, The 6th Annual Family Television Awards, The WB, 2004.

8th Annual Prism Awards, FX Network, 2004.

Television Appearances; Other:

(As Will Nipper) Gary Black, When Love Kills: The Seduction of John Hearn (miniseries), CBS, 1993.

Michael, Brothers' Destiny (also known as Long Road Home and The Road Home), 1995.

Wesley Stupack, Girls Across the Lake (pilot), The WB, 1997.

Film Appearances:

(As Will Nipper) Teddy, Dutch (also known as Driving Me Crazy), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991.

Vincent Marino, Love Ya Tomorrow, 1991.

Voice of Willy, Once Upon a Forest (animated), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1993.

Boy at party, How to Make an American Quilt, Universal, 1995.

Seaman Ronald "Rabbit" Parker, U-571, MCA/Universal, 2000.

Nicky, Mimic 2 (also known as Mimic 2: Hardsell), Miramax, 2001.

Chris, New Port South, Buena Vista, 2001.

Chris, May, Lions Gate Films, 2003.

"Repo" man, Charity (short film), Spain/Raye Films, 2004.

Aaron, The Drive (short film), 2005.



Appeared in the music videos "Objects in the Rearview Mirror May Appear Closer than They Are" by Meatloaf, 1994; and "It's My Life" by Bon Jovi, 2000.



People Weekly, January 27, 2003, p. 104.

TV Guide, November 23, 2002, p. 28; July 24, 2005, p. 13.


Elle Girl Online,, October 20, 2005.

Will Estes Official Site,, October 17, 2005.