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The CSI Character You Likely Forgot The Suite Life Of Zack & Cody's Esteban Played

You probably know him best as Esteban Ramírez, the excitable and lovable head bellman at the Tipton Hotel, setting of the classic Disney Channel sitcom "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody." As is the case with a lot of the TV shows we see as kids, it can be hard to orient yourself to the reality that the characters on-screen were all played by actors, most of whom continued to work outside the confines of the clean-cut, family-friendly Disney universe.

That's certainly true of the actor behind Esteban: Adrian R'Mante, who's racked up some 30 credits so far over the course of his acting career, many of which are nothing like his most famous role (via IMDb). That includes a recurring role in a string of episodes in "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," in which you might not remember even seeing him.

Interestingly, the small role, which recurred over the course of three years, is listed by IMDb as having been uncredited in two of the run's four episodes. That, as well as the low billing, indicates that it's probably pretty easy to miss him on the show unless you're keeping an eye out.

Adrian R'Mante plays a paramedic in CSI

Adrian R'Mante's IMDb page lists four credits for "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," all under the role of Paramedic Rivera. His first appearance is in the 2006 episode "Built to Kill: Part 2," which is Season 7, Episode 2. The second episode he's in is also from Season 7, this one from Episode 15, "Law of Gravity." Then, in 2009, Paramedic Rivera made two more appearances, in the 13th and 19th episodes of Season 9, entitled "Deep Fried and Minty Fresh" and "The Descent of Man," respectively.

As already mentioned, those last two episodes were uncredited bit parts for R'Mante, but he can nevertheless technically claim a recurring role on "CSI" — at least as far as his IMDb credits are concerned.

The role isn't actually R'Mante's only appearance within the larger "CSI" universe. He also appeared in a 2007 episode of the spinoff "CSI: NY," titled "The Deep," which is the second episode of the show's fourth season. R'Mante plays the character Besim Lumani, involved in the case of the deaths of two scuba instructors.

The next time you happen to catch any of these "CSI" installments, be sure to keep an eye out for R'Mante if you're a true fan of "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody."