Kim Estes

Kim Estes

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Kim is a born and raised native of Los Angeles, California near the Crenshaw district and a graduate of Mount Carmel High School, near Hoover and Florence Blvds. Kim has starred in many films and on many stages, however television captured his heart early since his screen debut at 6 years old with Art Linkletter's House Party.

He has been an active participant of the Performer's Peer Group Executive Committee focusing on being one of the pair of eyes and ears for the Governors.

Kim is a born and raised native of Los Angeles, California near the Crenshaw district and a graduate of Mount Carmel High School, near Hoover and Florence Blvds. Kim has starred in many films and on many stages, however television captured his heart early since his screen debut at 6 years old with Art Linkletter's House Party.

He has been an active participant of the Performer's Peer Group Executive Committee focusing on being one of the pair of eyes and ears for the Governors.

Kim is a graduate of CSU California Maritime Academy and received his Engineering degree and his commission in the US Naval Reserves upon graduation. He earned certification from the US Coast Guard/Dept. of Transportation as a Chief Engineer allowing him to spend over 13 years sailing on cargo/commercial ships of any variety, any horsepower. He earned his MBA at the USC Marshall School of Business. He is a Crisis Management/Emergency Response expert and has responded to catastrophes, events, and training exercises around the globe.

Kim received the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series in 2017.

Kim is grateful to be of service to his peers in the Television Academy.

His television credits include American Auto, 9-1-1, The Resident, This Is Us, How To Get Away With Murder, Brooklyn 99, Hot Wet American Summer 10 Years Later, Pitch, The Real O'Neals, Secrets and Lies, Fresh off the Boat, Stalker, State of Affairs, Pretty Little Liars, The Matador, Rake, The Fosters, The Bridge, NCIS, How I Met Your Mother, Private Practice, Law & Order: LA, House,Dexter, The Closer, Hawthorne, Body of Proof, Cold Case, Criminal Minds, Numb3rs, and others.

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Awards & Nominations

1 Nomination | 1 Emmy
Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series - 2017
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  • Kim Estes, as Amanda
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2021 Performers Nominee Celebration
2021 Outstanding Interactive Media, Commercials and Motion & Title Design Nominee Celebration
2019 Commercials Nominee Reception
Holiday Mixer
2018 Dynamic and Diverse Celebration
2018 Performers Peer Group Celebration
2017 Performers Nominee Reception
2017 Performers Nominee Reception
Kim Estes at the 2017 Creative Arts Ball.
Kim Estes and guests at the 2017 Creative Arts Ball.
Kim Estes accepts his award at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.
2017 Executives Emmy Celebration
Television Academy performers celebration
Television Academy performers celebration
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2021 Performers Nominee Celebration
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Meredith Thomas, Giancarlo Esposito, and Kim Estes at the 2021 Performers Nominee Celebration

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2021 Outstanding Interactive Media, Commercials and Motion & Title Design Nominee Celebration
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Kim Estes, Television Academy Governor Patrika Darbo, Anthony Turk, Tom Jenkins, Meredith Thomas, and Don Spector attend the 73rd Emmy Awards Nominee Celebration honoring this year’s nominees for Outstanding Interactive Media, Commercials and Motion & Title Design at the Television Academy on Thursday, September 9, 2021 in North Hollywood, California.

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2019 Commercials Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governor Ann Leslie Uzdavinis, Kim Estes, and Meredith Thomas at the Commercials Nominee Reception, Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center, North Hollywood, California.

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Holiday Mixer
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Tamika Simpkins and Kim Estes enjoy their annual All-Academy Holiday Mixer on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at the Saban Media Center in the NoHo Arts District, North Hollywood, California.

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2018 Dynamic and Diverse Celebration
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Kelsey Scott, Kim Estes, and Tanjareen Thomas at the 2018 Dynamic and Diverse Celebration presented by the Television Academy on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, in North Hollywood, California.

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2018 Performers Peer Group Celebration
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Miles Tagtmeyer, Lee Garlington, Kim Estes, and Kelsey Scott attend the Television Academy’s 2018 Performers Peer Group Celebration of the 70th Emmy Awards at NeueHouse Hollywood on Monday, August 20, 2018, in Los Angeles, California.

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2017 Performers Nominee Reception
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Kim Estes and Angela Bassett are seen at the 2017 Performers Nominee Reception, presented by the Television Academy at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California.

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2017 Performers Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington, Kim Estes, and Television Academy Governor Patrika Darbo at the 2017 Performers Nominee Reception, presented by the Television Academy at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California.

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Kim Estes at the 2017 Creative Arts Ball.
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Kim Estes at the 2017 Creative Arts Ball. 

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Kim Estes and guests at the 2017 Creative Arts Ball.
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Kim Estes and guests at the 2017 Creative Arts Ball.

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Kim Estes accepts his award at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Kim Estes accepts his award at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys. 

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2017 Executives Emmy Celebration
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Scott Pacheco, Sandi Margolis, Kim Estes and Kelsey Scott attend The Television Academy's 2017 Executives Emmy Celebration at The Montage Hotel on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Allison Janney and Kim Estes attend the Television Academy's 2017 Performers Peer Group Celebration of the 69th Emmy Awards at Montage Beverly Hills on Monday, August 21, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California.

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Anthony Anderson and Kim Estes attend the Television Academy's 2017 Performers Peer Group Celebration of the 69th Emmy Awards at Montage Beverly Hills on Monday, August 21, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California.

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