Chad Lowe

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Chad Lowe
Born Charles Davis Lowe II[1]
(1968-01-15) January 15, 1968 (age 50)
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation Actor, director, producer
Years active 1984–present
Spouse(s) Hilary Swank (m. 1997; div. 2007)
Kim Painter (m. 2010)
Children 3
Relatives Rob Lowe (brother)

Charles Davis Lowe II (born January 15, 1968)[2] 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 young man living with HIV. He has 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,[3] and played Byron Montgomery on Pretty Little Liars.

Life and career[edit]

Lowe was born in Dayton, Ohio,[2] the son of Barbara Lynn Wilson (née Hepler; 1939–2003), a teacher, and Charles Davis Lowe, a trial lawyer.[1] His parents divorced when Lowe was young.[4] He has an older brother, actor Rob Lowe, and two half brothers from the second marriages of his parents, the producer Micah Dyer (maternal) and Justin Lowe (paternal). Lowe was baptized into the Episcopal church.[5] He is of German, English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry.[6][7]

Lowe was raised in a "traditional midwestern setting"[5] in Dayton, 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.[4]

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.[3] In 1988 he 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.[8] Lowe played the title character in the short-lived sitcom, Spencer, which he left after six episodes.[9]

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.[10]

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.[3] Lowe's feature film appearances have included roles in Nobody's Perfect, True Blood, Quiet Days in Hollywood, Floating, and Unfaithful.[3] In 2000 he portrayed iconic singer John Denver in the made-for-television movie Take Me Home. That year he also wrote and directed the short film The Audition.[11] Lowe made his feature film directorial debut in 2007 with Beautiful Ohio.[3] Lowe has directed episodes of Bones, Brothers and Sisters, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Hack, Without a Trace, and Pretty Little Liars.[3]

In April 2010, Lowe replaced Alexis Denisof as Aria's father, Byron Montgomery, in Pretty Little Liars.[12]

Personal life[edit]

While filming Quiet Days in Hollywood, Lowe met actress Hilary Swank. They married on September 28, 1997.[13] On January 9, 2006, Lowe and Swank announced their separation,[13] and in May 2006, they announced their intention to divorce.[14] The divorce was finalized on November 1, 2007.[15] Swank infamously forgot to thank Lowe during her acceptance speech after winning her first Academy Award in 2000 (for Boys Don't Cry).[16] Upon winning her second Oscar in 2005 for Million Dollar Baby, Lowe was the first person she thanked.[17]

On January 19, 2007, a representative announced that Lowe was dating producer Kim Painter.[18] Lowe and Painter's daughter Mabel Painter Lowe was born on May 16, 2009.[19] Lowe and Painter were married on August 28, 2010, in a small ceremony in Los Angeles.[20] They welcomed their second daughter, Fiona Hepler Lowe, on November 15, 2012.[21] Hepler was Lowe's late mother's maiden name.[22] They welcomed their third daughter, Nixie Barbara Lowe, on March 18, 2016.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1984 Oxford Blues Computer Hacker uncredited
1988 Apprentice to Murder Billy Kelly film debut
1989 True Blood Donny Trueblood
1990 Nobody's Perfect Stephen/Stephanie
1991 Highway to Hell Charlie Sykes
1996 Driven LeGrand
1997 Floating Doug
Trading Favors Marty
Quiet Days in Hollywood Richard
The Others VTV Director
1998 Suicide, the Comedy J.J.
2000 The Audition uncredited Short film
2001 Your Guardian Parker Smith
2002 Unfaithful Bill Stone
The Space Between Ticket Man Short film
2003 Red Betsy Orin Sanders
2014 California Scheming Mr. Behrle
2015 Entourage Chad Lowe
2018 Walk to Vegas Sheriff post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1984 Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac Al Hamilton television debut; Television Movie
Silence of the Heart Skip Lewis Television Movie
1984-1985 Spencer Spencer Winger series regular; 7 episodes
1986 There Must Be a Pony Josh Sydeny Television Movie
1988 April Morning Adam Cooper Television Movie
CBS Schoolbreak Special Michael Wells Episode: "No Means No"
1990 So Proudly We Hail Billy Kincaid Television Movie
1991 Captive Jeff Frost Television Movie
An Inconvenient Woman Kippie Petworth Television Miniseries; 2 episodes
1991-1993 Life Goes On Jesse McKenna series regular; 35 episodes
1993 Candles in the Dark Jaan Toome Television Movie
1995 Fighting for My Daughter Eric Television Movie
Siringo Winton Powell Television Movie
The Show Formerly Known as the Martin Short Show Rob "That's Right" Tarda Television Movie
Dare to Love Stephen Television Movie
Snowy River: The McGregor Saga Sam Taylor 2 episodes

also known as "The Man from Snowy River"

1996 ABC Afterschool Specials Roger Episode: "Me and My Hormones"
1996-1997 Melrose Place Carter Gallavan recurring role; 8 episodes
1997 In the Presence of Mine Enemies Sergeant Lott Television Movie
The Hunger Neville Episode: "A Matter of Style"
1997-2005 ER Dr. George Henry 4 episodes
1998 Target Earth Commander Fauk, Alien Chief Television Movie
Poltergeist: The Legacy Josh Miller Episode: "The Covenant"
Touched by an Angel Arthur Bowers Episode: "Miles to Go Before I Sleep"
Superman Cosmic Boy/Rokk Krinn Episode: "New Kids in Town"; voice role
1999 The Apartment Complex Stan Warden Television Movie
Popular Luke Grant 4 episodes
1999-2000 Now and Again Craig Spence 4 episodes
The Wild Thornberrys Buck the Ibex/Barking Deer #1 2 episodes; voice role
2000 Take Me Home: The John Denver Story John Denver Television Movie
2001 Acceptable Risk Edward Welles Television Movie
The Zeta Project Wade Pennington Episode: "Crime Waves"; voice role
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jason Mayberry Episode: "Pique"
Night Visions Andy Harris Episode: "Hate Puppet/Darkenss"

(segment "Hate Puppet")

2003 Hack Jimmy Scanlon Episode: "Brothers in Arms"
CSI: Miami Scott Mandeville Episode: "Blood Brothers"
2004 Without a Trace Lawrence Pierce Episode: "Upstairs Downstairs"
2005 Medium David Call Episode: "Being Mrs. O'Lreay's Cow"
Fielder's Choice Philip Television Movie
2007 24 Reed Pollock recurring role; 8 episodes
2009 Bones Brandon Casey Episode: "The Doctor in the Den"
Ghost Whisperer Nathan Weiss Episode: "Cause for Alarm"
2010 Drop Dead Diva Daniel Porter Episode: "Back from the Dead"
2010-2017 Pretty Little Liars Byron Montgomery series regular; 81 episodes
2011-2013 Young Justice Captain Marvel/Billy Baston 4 episodes; voice role
2016 Rizzoli & Isles Charlie Douglas Episode: "Murderjuana"
2017-2018 Supergirl Thomas Coville 5 episodes
2018 Hailey Dean Mystery: 2+2=Murder Clyde Bennett Television Movie

Director[edit]

Year Title Notes
2000 The Audition directorial debut; Short film
2002 The Space Between Short film
2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Television Series; Episode: "Soulless"
2004 Hack Television Series; Episode: "Extreme Commerce"
2006 Beautiful Ohio Feature film
2007-2015 Bones Television Series; 13 episodes

Episode: "Boy in the Time Capsule" (2007)

Episode: "Fire in the Ice", "The Dwarf in the Dirt" (2009)

Episode: "The Bones on the Blue Line" (2010)

Episode: "The Truth in the Myth" (2011)

Episode: "The Warrior in the Wuss" (2012)

Episode: "The Pathos in the Pathogens", "The Lady on the List", "The Spark in the Park" (2013)

Episode: "The Corpse at the Convention", "The Puzzler in the Pit" (2014)

Episode: "The Resurrection in the Remains, "The Cowboy in the Contest" (2015)

2008-2010 Brothers & Sisters Television Series; 2 episodes

Episode: "You Get What You Need" (2008)/Episode: "A Bone to Pick" (2010)

2011-2017 Pretty Little Liars Television Series; 15 episodes

Episode: "Touched by an 'A'-gel" (2011)

Episode: "Father Knows Best", "Kingdom of the Blind", "That Girl Is Poison" (2012)

Episode: "Hot Water", "Into the Deep" (2013)

Episode: "Who's in the Box?", "She's Come Undone", "Surfing the Aftershocks", "March of Crimes" (2014)

Episode: "Through a Glass, Darkly, "No Stone Unturned" (2015)

Episode: "The Wrath of Kahn" (2016)

Episode: "Playtime" (2017)

2014 Twisted Television Series; Episode: "Danny Indemnity"
2015 Rizzoli & Isles Television Series; Episode: "Bassholes"
2015-2018 Life in Pieces Television Series; 6 episodes

Episode: "Godparent Turkey Corn Farts" (2015)

Episode: "Prank Assistant Gum Puppy", "CryTunes Divorce Tablet Ring, "Eyebrow Anonymous Trapped Gem" (2016)

Episode: "Musical Motel Property Bingo" (2017)

Episode: "#TBT: House Destiny Introduction Retirement" (2018)

2016 The Grinder Television Series; Episode: "Delusions of Grinder"
Stitchers Television Series; Episode: "Red Eye"
Notorious Television Series; Episode: "Chase"
2017 American Housewife Television Series; Episode: "The Snowstorm"
Supergirl Television Series; Episode: "Wake Up"

Producer[edit]

Year Title Notes
2005 Celebrity Charades Television Series; Executive Producer
2006 Beautiful Ohio Feature film; Producer

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Title Accolade Results
1989 CBS Schoolbreak Special Daytime Emmy award, Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special Nominated
1993 Life Goes On Primetime Emmy award, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Won
Viewers for Quality Television award, Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Drama Series Won
2007 Beautiful Ohio Sarasota Film Festival award, Debut Director Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://birth-records.mooseroots.com/l/10217442/Charles-Davis-Lowe-II
  2. ^ a b "Chad Lowe: Biography". TV Guide. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Chad Lowe plays Byron Montgomery". ABC Family. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Rob Lowe Biography". Bio. Archived from the original on 1 September 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Fanshawe, Simon (March 23, 2002). "Pretty witty". The Guardian. London. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  6. ^ Stated on Who Do You Think You Are?, April 27, 2012
  7. ^ IMDB
  8. ^ "Picks and Pans Review: April Morning". People. 15 April 1988. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "Life And Death Alter Course Of 5 TV Series". Los Angeles Times. 1 April 1985. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  10. ^ "The 1993 Emmy Winners". New York Times. 21 September 1993. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  11. ^ "Chad Lowe's Not-So-Winding Road to 'Take Me Home'". Los Angeles Times. September 21, 1993. Retrieved April 29, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Chad Lowe Joins ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars". TV Guide. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  13. ^ a b "Hilary Swank, husband Chad Lowe split". MSNBC. 9 January 2006. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  14. ^ "Hilary Swank, Chad Lowe to file for divorce". MSNBC. 26 May 2006. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  15. ^ "The Hottest Heartbreak Hairstyles: Hilary Swank". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  16. ^ "OMG! The 6 Most Cringeworthy Oscar Moments In Recent Memory". Business Insider. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  17. ^ "Hilary Swank winning an Oscar® for "Million Dollar Baby"". YouTube. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Chad Lowe Steps Out with His New Girlfriend". People. 17 January 2007. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  19. ^ "Lowe's girlfriend gives birth to daughter". United Press International. 20 May 2009. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  20. ^ "Chad Lowe & Kim Painter Are Now Husband and Wife". People. 31 August 2010. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  21. ^ Toomey, Alyssa (November 16, 2012). "Chad Lowe and Wife Welcome a Baby Girl!". E! Online. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Chad Lowe Names Daughter Fiona Hepler". People. 20 November 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 

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