George Lowe in 2010
|Birth name||George Edward Lowe|
November 10, 1957 |
|Medium||Actor, Voice Actor,
|Years active||1994 – present|
|Notable works and roles||Works:
Space Ghost Coast to Coast
The Brak Show
Aqua Teen Hunger Force / Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1
George Edward Lowe (born November 10, 1957) is an American voice actor/comedian. He is perhaps best known for his role as the voice of Space Ghost on the Cartoon Network/Adult Swim talk show Space Ghost Coast to Coast, a role which he played for all 110 episodes spanning fourteen years before the series ended in 2008, along with its spin-off Cartoon Planet. He continued the role on Perfect Hair Forever, but declined to reprise it for Cartoon Planet's revival.
Born in Dunedin, Florida, Lowe grew up in nearby Brooksville. At age 15, Lowe got his first radio job with local station WWJB. Lowe graduated from Hernando High School in 1975 and attended the Radio Engineering Institute of Sarasota and Pasco–Hernando Community College.
TBS and Cartoon Network/Adult Swim
Lowe did occasional voice-over work for TBS throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, as well as occasional voice-overs for Cartoon Network in the mid 1990s. Lowe's career as a voice actor officially began in 1994 with the premiere of Space Ghost Coast to Coast, in which he starred as the lead role of Space Ghost. Space Ghost Coast to Coast finished a ten year run of new episodes on Cartoon Network/Adult Swim in 2004, and was revived on Gametap for 2 seasons during 2006–2008 for an additional 16 episodes.
Lowe has performed Space Ghost's voice more than any other role in his acting career, and he has portrayed the character more often than any other actor. (Gary Owens is second and Andy Merrill is third.) In addition to Space Ghost Coast to Coast and its spin-off program Cartoon Planet, Lowe has made appearances as Space Ghost in Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters, The Brak Show (he was also a series regular, providing the voice for Dad), Robot Chicken (among various other characters), Perfect Hair Forever, and other Adult Swim series. As Space Ghost, Lowe has served as the voice of the Cartoon Network's merchandise phone sales line.
Lowe performed live and in costume as Space Ghost during the Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters premiere webcast for Adult Swim; it can also be found among the extras of the ATHF Volume 5 DVD. In 2012, Lowe stated he's retiring from voicing Space Ghost, which is one reason why the character isn't in the new Cartoon Planet. Despite this he is still expected to make a cameo for Death Proof, the sequel to the first Aqua Teen film, which is put on hold.
Lowe is a recurring character on Aqua Teen Hunger Force where he plays himself. He has a different occupation in every episode.
Lowe is a recently recurring character in Artix Entertainment games. Lowe made a special guest voice appearance in the online game AdventureQuest Worlds for the Friday 13th event August 2010, in which he is revealed to be a park ranger who loves to tell campfire tales – in this case, telling ghost stories around a campfire. It was also eventually revealed that he is secretly not actually a park ranger but an ancient evil who feeds off of fear, and, after having gathered enough spooky vibes, transforms into the "George Lowe-viathan". He returned for the AQW birthday event, which he narrated. Throughout these events and other parts of the game that he narrates, Lowe refers to himself in the third person and as always shamelessly promotes himself which has become a recurring gag throughout his cameo appearances in games and television. Lowe has made another special guest voice appearance in the online game DragonFable for the Falconreach Idle event in November 2010, he voiced himself in a panel of three judges for the event. In the end Lowe is disgruntled by too many puns and transforms into "George Lowe-viathan". In December 2010, it was announced that Lowe would be a fightable character in EpicDuel, ArtixEntertainment's PvP MMO. It is now possible not only to fight Lowe, but you can hire him for mercenary work. Also, George Lowe aired at the RPG Mech Quest as GLaDERP, a super computer that operates an orbital station through the galaxy to spread the game Derizion, in which the loser gets his planet destroyed. After much trouble, the hero manages to free GLaDERP from an onboard virus. The station parodies the well known saga Tron, with the uniforms and several other extras.
Lowe has done announcing work for Sponsors vs. Freeloaders from Episode 2 forward.
He is the announcer for The B.S. of A. with Brian Sack.
Lowe has done voice-over work for various media outlets and other companies. For example, San Francisco Bay Area active rock station KSAN-FM "107.7 the Bone", a Cumulus Media Networks station, uses Lowe's voice in station identification spots. Lowe also has done voiceovers for Cleveland rock station WNCX, the Fox and FX television networks, and commercials for Dunkin' Donuts and Capital One. His voice is also heard on bumpers of Cumulus-produced The Mark Levin Show. George Lowe also played a small role in the animated series Beetlejuice as Super Ego in the episode "Super Zeros. "
|Space Ghost Coast to Coast||Space Ghost, Salesman, Announcer, Himself, Narrator, Timmy, Singer, Cop||(SGC2C's TV run ended in 2004, acted in all 94 episodes, and had
GameTap episodes from 2006–2008, acted in all 16 internet episodes).
Voice role, Himself,
|1995–1999||Cartoon Planet||Space Ghost||(voice) Lead Role|
|2000||Brak Presents the Brak Show Starring Brak||Various Characters||(voice) Supporting Role|
|The Brak Show||Dad, Space Ghost, Announcer, Judge||2000–2003 (voice) Lead Role|
|Aqua Teen Hunger Force||George Lowe (as various characters)||2000–present (voices). Series also known by various alternative titles|
|2001||Sealab 2021||Dick||One episode (voice) Special Guest|
|2004||Anime Talk Show||Space Ghost||TV Special|
|2005||Perfect Hair Forever||Space Ghost||2005–2007, (voice) Supporting Role|
|Robot Chicken||Space Ghost, Various characters||2005–2012, (voice) Special Guest|
|2007||Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters||Space Ghost||(voice) Cameo|
|Lowe Country/Earth Ghost||Himself/CGI Space Ghost||Pilot, Lead Role|
|2008||Assy McGee||doctor||(voice) Special Guest|
|The Drinky Crow Show||various voices||Uncredited in all episodes (voice) Special Guest|
|2009||Squidbillies||off-stage voice||(voice) Special Guest|
|2010–Present||Fairly Odd Parents||Beaver Boy||(voice) Special Guest/Supporting Role|
- November 9, 2012 Facebook post by Lowe
- Mahoney, Rebecca (April 23, 2004). "George Lowe". Lakeland Magazine. Retrieved November 3, 2013. "Lowe, 46, is a native of Dunedin and graduated from high school in Brooksville."
- Episode Listing for Space Ghost: Coast to Coast TVTome.com . Retrieved September 25, 2006.
- "From 'Space Ghost' to Video Music Awards; Lakeland's Lowe in High Demand These Days". The Ledger. September 15, 2010. Retrieved November 3, 2013.
- Davis, Craig (September 5, 1977). "'Curious George' is an enterprising young man". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved November 3, 2013.
- "Radio work". LoweCountry.com. Retrieved December 31, 2012.
||This article includes a list of references, but its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. (September 2011)|
- Official website
- Official Facebook Fan Page
- George Lowe entry at the Internet Movie Database
- George Lowe Audio Interview
- Space Ghost Coast to Coast website
|Actors portraying Space Ghost