|Born||Charles Conrad Lowe
January 15, 1968
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, director, producer|
|Spouse(s)||Hilary Swank (1997–2007)
Kim Painter (2010–present)
|Children||Mabel Painter Lowe (b. 2009)
Fiona Hepler Lowe (b. 2012)
|Parents||Barbara Wilson and Charles Davis Lowe|
Charles Conrad "Chad" Lowe (born January 15, 1968) is an American actor and director. He is the younger brother of actor Rob Lowe. He won an Emmy Award for his supporting role in Life Goes On as a man living with HIV. He has also had recurring roles on ER, Melrose Place, and Now and Again. Lowe played Deputy White House Chief of Staff Reed Pollock on the sixth season of 24.
Lowe was born in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Barbara Wilson (née Hepler, 1939-2003), a teacher, and Charles Davis Lowe, a trial lawyer. His parents divorced when Lowe was young. He has an older brother, actor Rob Lowe, and two half brothers from the second marriage of his parents, the producer Micah Dyer (maternal) and Justin Lowe (paternal). Lowe was baptized into the Episcopal church. He was raised in a "traditional midwestern setting" in Dayton, Ohio, attending Oakwood Junior High School, before moving to the Point Dume area of Malibu, California with his mother and brother. He attended Santa Monica High School, the same high school as fellow actors Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen, Sean Penn, Chris Penn, and Robert Downey, Jr.
Lowe began his acting career in the 1980s when he appeared in a number of television films. Lowe co-starred with Charlie Sheen in the 1984 CBS Television drama Silence of the Heart. In 1988, Lowe co-starred with Tommy Lee Jones and Robert Urich in the made-for-TV film April Morning, which depicted the battle of Lexington in the American Revolutionary War. Lowe played the title character in the short-lived sitcom, Spencer, which he left after six episodes.
From 1991 to 1993, he starred in Life Goes On, for which he received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 1993.
Lowe had recurring roles on Melrose Place, Popular, Now and Again, and ER, and guest-starring roles on Touched by an Angel, Superman, CSI: Miami and Medium. Lowe's feature film appearances have included roles in Nobody’s Perfect, True Blood, Quiet Days in Hollywood, Floating, and Unfaithful.
In 2000, Lowe wrote and directed the short film The Audition. Lowe made his feature film directorial debut in 2007 with Beautiful Ohio. Lowe has directed episodes of Bones, Brothers and Sisters, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Hack and Without a Trace.
Chad married actress Hilary Swank on September 28, 1997. On January 9, 2006, Lowe and Swank announced their separation, and in May 2006, they announced their intention to divorce. The divorce was finalized on November 1, 2007. Swank infamously forgot to thank Lowe during her acceptance speech after winning her first Academy Award in 2000 (for Boys Don't Cry). Upon winning her second Oscar in 2005 for Million Dollar Baby, Lowe was the first person she thanked.
On January 19, 2007, a representative announced that Lowe was dating producer Kim Painter. On January 29, 2009, it was announced that they were expecting their first child in early summer 2009. Lowe and Painter's daughter Mabel Painter Lowe was born on May 16, 2009. Lowe and Painter were married on August 28, 2010, in a small ceremony in Los Angeles. They welcomed their second daughter on November 15, 2012. They named her Fiona Hepler Lowe. Hepler was Lowe’s late mother’s maiden name and is his brother Rob‘s middle name.
|1984||Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac|
|Silence of the Heart||Skip Lewis|
|1987||April Morning||Adam Cooper|
|1988||Apprentice to Murder|
|True Blood||Donny Trueblood|
|1991||An Inconvenient Woman||Kippie|
|1992||Highway to Hell||Charlie Sykes|
|1995||Snowy River: The McGregor Saga||2 episodes|
|1997||In the Presence of Mine Enemies||Sgt. Lott|
|The Apartment Complex|
|2000||Take Me Home: The John Denver Story||John Denver|
|The Audition||also dir.|
|The Space Between|
|1991–1993||Life Goes On||Jesse||35 episodes|
|1996–1997||Melrose Place||Carter||8 episodes|
|1997, 2005||ER||George Henry||3 episodes|
|1998||Superman: The Animated Series||Cosmic Boy||1 episode|
|1999||Popular||Mr. Luke Grant||4 episodes|
|Now and Again||Craig Spence||4 episodes|
|The Wild Thornberries||2 episodes|
|2001||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||1 episode|
|Star Trek: Enterprise|
|2003||CSI: Miami||1 episode|
|2004||Without a Trace||1 episode|
|2007-present||Bones||Appeared in 1 episode; Directed 7 episodes|
|2007||24||Reed Pollock||8 episodes|
|2009||Ghost Whisperer||1 episode|
|2010–present||Pretty Little Liars||Byron Montgomery||Series regular, seasons 1-3; recurring, season 4|
|2010||Drop Dead Diva||1 episode|
|2012||Young Justice||Captain Marvel|
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