Will Estes plays Jamie, the youngest of the Reagan siblings, who goes from being a beat cop to a dependable sergeant. Estes has been on the show since season one, so it’s safe to say he’s definitely a familiar face among fans at this point. But before the role of Jamie, Estes jumped and ran to make it to a coveted Bon Jovi performance in the music video for It’s My Life. That’s right, in the 2000 music video, Estes plays Tommy, who, after taking out the trash for his mother, speeds past dogs and semi trucks to meet up with Gina (Shiri Appleby) to play Bon Jovi in a tunnel see.
Estes told Wingman Magazine that he landed the role after filming U-571 with Jon Bon Jovi. The lead singer was impressed with Estes’ workout routine between scenes. Speaking to the magazine, Estes said he was more than happy to accept the offer, but it was also his most physically demanding role. “…And that music video was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done physically as an actor because I had to run sprints and jump off high surfaces for three 12-hour days,” said Estes Wingman. “I’m glad I did it when I was 21 and I’m not sure I would do it again because it was tough.” Estes got the kind of workout that even a CrossFit enthusiast would want would refuse. But he also became part of the Bon Jovi story. With over a billion views, “It’s My Life” remains Bon Jovi’s most popular music video on YouTube.