George Lowe

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George Lowe
GeorgeLowe-Painting crop.jpg
George Lowe in 2010
Birth name George Edward Lowe
Born (1958-11-10) November 10, 1958 (age 55)
Dunedin, Florida
Medium Actor, voice actor, writer, executive producer, television, films
Nationality American
Years active 1994–present
Genres Television, films
Influences Gary Owens
Notable works and roles Works:
Space Ghost Coast to Coast
Cartoon Planet
The Brak Show
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Roles:
Space Ghost
Dad
George Lowe
narrator

George Edward Lowe (born November 10, 1958)[1][2][3] 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.[4] He continued to voice Space Ghost in several cameos in other programs for several years, even following the conclusion of the series, but did not reprise the role for the 2012 revival of Cartoon Planet. He also makes recurring voice appearances in Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Robot Chicken.

Early life[edit]

Born in Dunedin, Florida, Lowe grew up in nearby Brooksville.[3] At age 15, Lowe got his first radio job with local station WWJB.[5][6] Lowe graduated from Hernando High School in 1975 and attended the Radio Engineering Institute of Sarasota and Pasco–Hernando Community College.[6]

Career[edit]

Years as Space Ghost[edit]

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 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Volume Five DVD set. Lowe did not reprise his role as Space Ghost in the 2012 revival of Cartoon Planet.

Minor roles[edit]

Lowe appears as Dick, the chief executive officer of the fictional Bebop Cola company, in a live-action segment of the Sealab 2021 episode "All That Jazz."

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.

Other roles[edit]

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.[7] Lowe also has done voiceovers for Cleveland rock station WNCX, the Fox and FX television networks, and commercials for Dunkin' Donuts and Capital One.[5] 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. " Recently he is one of the guests in events in the MMO RPG AdventureQuest Worlds, mostly voicing his own lines along with any other guest, he is also voicing the internet advertisings of the same game.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1994–2004;
2006–2008
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,
writer,
Co-Executive Producer
Lead Role
1994 Radioland Murders Radio Show Announcer Scene's cut
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 2005–2014, (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

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ FindTheData.org
  2. ^ November 9, 2012 Facebook post by Lowe
  3. ^ a b 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." 
  4. ^ Episode Listing for Space Ghost: Coast to Coast TVTome.com . Retrieved September 25, 2006.
  5. ^ a b "From 'Space Ghost' to Video Music Awards; Lakeland's Lowe in High Demand These Days". The Ledger. September 15, 2010. Retrieved November 3, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Davis, Craig (September 5, 1977). "'Curious George' is an enterprising young man". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved November 3, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Radio work". LoweCountry.com. Retrieved December 31, 2012. 

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Preceded by
Andy Merrill
Actors portraying Space Ghost
1994–present
Succeeded by
none