Brad Rowe (actor)

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Brad Rowe
Brad Rowe.jpg
Born (1970-05-15) May 15, 1970 (age 49)
OccupationActor, activist
Years active1996–present
Spouse(s)Lisa Fiori (1999-present)[1]

Bradley Thomas Rowe (born May 15, 1970) is an American film and television actor, writer, producer, and public policy advocate. He appeared in Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss (1998) and TNT's Purgatory. Other roles include a short stint as recurring character, Walt, on NewsRadio, Murphy Sinclair on General Hospital, Ty Swindle, on Wasteland, and Dan Murphy on Leap of Faith.

Early life[edit]

Rowe was born and raised in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

A 1993 University of Wisconsin–Madison economics graduate, Rowe worked as a finance manager for political campaigns in Washington, D.C., before moving to Los Angeles, California, to pursue acting and screenwriting.


Rowe started his career in the United Talent Agency library and mailroom.

Rowe has acted in the TV movies Vanished, Lucky 7 and Though None Go with Me and the NBC mini-series The 70s, as well as appearing on Perception as FBI Agent Bobby Dalton and Agent Jack Burgess on 1-800-MISSING.

In 1998 he portrayed a recurring character named Walt in the sitcom NewsRadio. The character was the nephew of the eccentric billionaire Jimmy James boss of the WNYX crew.

In 2007, he played Shaun, the romantic interest of the central character (Trevor Wright) of Shelter. In the same year, he appeared in the episode "Little Boys" on How I Met Your Mother.[2]

He took part in Tony Zierra's 2011 documentary My Big Break, which follows the early careers of Rowe, Wes Bentley, Chad Lindberg and Greg Fawcett.

Rowe is the host of the talk radio podcast series MIPtalk: Conversations with the World's Most Interesting People with writer Noam Dromi.

Rowe founded Bright Angel Productions, a video and documentary company.



Year Title Role Notes
1998 Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss Gabriel
The Pandora Project Lieutenant Tim Lacy
1999 Body Shots Shawn Denigan
Stonebrook Erik
Purgatory Leo 'Sonny' Miller (TV Movie)
2000 Christina's House Howie Rhodes
The '70s Byron Shales (TV Movie)
2001 According to Spencer Craig
Feather Pimento Detective Murphy (Short)
Nailed Jeff Romano starred Harvey Keitel
2002 Would I Lie to You? Paul Direct-to-Video film
Full Frontal Sam Osborne
2003 Certainly Not a Fairytale Ken Doll #1 (Short, by Vivi Friedman)
Fish Without a Bicycle Danny
Lucky 7 Daniel McCandles (TV Movie)
October (Short)
The Uninvited Gabriel (Short)
Getting Hal Hal
2004 Jessica Mike (Short)
Shut Up and Kiss Me Pete Waddle
2005 Four Corners of Suburbia Doug Lathrop winner of both the Crossroads Film Festival in Best Narrative Feature (2006)
Love for Rent Jesse
Nadine in Date Land Adam (TV Movie)
Mystery Woman: Sing Me a Murder Jason (TV Movie for Hallmark Channel)
2006 Last Day Tyso (Short)
The Insatiable Ronnie Klein
Vanished Jake (TV Movie)
Though None Go with Me Young Ben Phillips (TV Movie for Hallmark Channel)
2007 National Treasure: Book of Secrets Agent Hopper
Shelter Shaun winner of "Outstanding Film – Limited Release" at the 2009 GLAAD Media Awards
2011 A Christmas Wedding Tail Jake (TV Movie, Hallmark Channel movie)
Carnal Innocence Murphy Sinclair (TV Movie)
A Valentine's Date Dylan Connors (TV Movie)
2012 The Knightswood Dad - White Knight (Short)
2013 All I Want for Christmas Robert (TV Movie)
The Contractor Paul Chase


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Clueless Brian 1 Episode
Pensacola: Wings of Gold Zack Rossler 2 Episodes
1998 Pacific Blue Kyle Cavanaugh 1 Episode
NewsRadio Walt 4 Episodes
1999 Wasteland Tyler 'Ty' Swindell 13 Episodes
2000 The Wild Thornberrys Big Ibex (voice) 1 Episode
2001 The Outer Limits Daniel 1 Episode
1999 Wasteland Tyler 'Ty' Swindell 13 Episodes
2002 Leap of Faith Dan Murphy 6 Episodes
2003 Miss Match Dave Hillman 1 Episode
2003-2006 Missing Jack Burgess / Agent Jack Burgess 5 Episodes
2005 The Bad Girl's Guide Dirk Flederhosen 1 Episode
The Closer Dean Kingsley 1 Episode
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Mark Kyman 1 Episode
2006-2008 Happy Hour Ross 2 Episodes
2006 CSI: Miami Stephen Rowe 1 Episode
Criminal Minds Tony Canardo 1 Episode
2007 CSI: NY Benjamin Sutor 1 Episode
Tell Me You Love Me Doctor 3 Episodes
How I Met Your Mother George 1 Episode
Drive Richard Patrakas 1 Episode
Ghost Whisperer Hugh Bristow 1 Episode
2008 IQ-145 Jake Berringer 10 Episodes
The Mentalist Det. Marco Francis 1 Episode
Cold Case Cyrus Brill '08 1 Episode
2009 Make It or Break It Joe 1 Episode
2010 Freckle and Bean Devin 1 Episode
General Hospital Murphy Sinclair 11 Episodes
2013-2014 Perception FBI Agent Bobby Dalton 6 Episode
2018 Gods of Medicine Terrance Edwards 1 Episode

Public policy work[edit]

Rowe advocated for same-sex marriage rights during the California Proposition 8 campaign in 2008.[3]

He spent 10 years teaching and volunteering at Chrysalis in Los Angeles.[citation needed] In the early 2010s, Rowe worked in educational policy for the United Way of Greater Los Angeles, organizing HomeWalk, an event that raised money to fight homelessness.[4]

Rowe graduated with a master's degree in public policy (MPP) from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs in 2013. He was awarded the Ann C. Rosenfield Fellowship in Education Policy by the United Way of Greater Los Angeles.[5]

Rowe is the president and managing director of BOTEC Analysis, a public policy research and consulting firm based in Los Angeles.[6] He is also a contributor to the Crime and Justice Program at New York University's Marron Institute of Urban Management.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Rowe and Lisa Fiori were married in 1999.[8] They have a son named Hopper.[9]


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  2. ^ "Brad Rowe - filmography". Retrieved 2017-07-30.<
  3. ^ Hernandez, Greg (21 Apr 2009). "George Takei and others speak out on gay marriage". Greg in Hollywood. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  4. ^ "There Is Much to Be Thankful For". United Way of Greater Los Angeles. Archived from the original on 2015-10-29. Retrieved 2015-12-11.
  5. ^ "Leaders at Luskin: Brad Rowe". UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved December 11, 2015.
  6. ^ "Brad Rowe - BOTEC Analysis". Archived from the original on 2015-08-28. Retrieved 2015-12-11.
  7. ^ "Brad Rowe and Lowry Heussler join Marron Institute". NYU Marron Institute of Urban Management. 22 Feb 2016. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  8. ^ Hernandez, Greg. "The Out In Hollywood Interview: "Shelter" star Brad Rowe". Out in Hollywood. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Hopper Wrigley Rowe". Variety. 25 Nov 2002. Retrieved 28 September 2016.

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