Chris Lowell

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Chris Lowell
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Lowell at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con
Christopher Lowell

(1984-10-17) October 17, 1984 (age 37)
Years active2004–present

Christopher "Chris" Lowell (born October 17, 1984) is an American actor. He is best known for playing the roles of Stosh "Piz" Piznarski in the television series Veronica Mars (2006–2007), William "Dell" Parker in the television series Private Practice (2007–2010), and Sebastian "Bash" Howard in the television series GLOW (2017–2019). He has also appeared in films, notably Up in the Air (2009), The Help (2011), and Promising Young Woman (2020), all of which were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Lowell made his directorial debut with the film Beside Still Waters (2013), which he also co-produced and co-wrote the screenplay for.

Personal life[edit]

Lowell was born in Atlanta, Georgia.[1] He attended the Atlanta International School, where he became interested in theatre and filmmaking.[1] He attended the University of Southern California, where he was discovered in his first year while playing beach volleyball.[1]

In an Instagram post July 23, 2021, Lowell announced he and long time girlfriend, actress Kerry Bishé found out she was pregnant during a cross country camping trip. In the same post Lowell says they now have a happy and healthy 6-month-old daughter.[1]


Discovered in 2003 after going through his first major audition, Lowell landed the role of Jonathan Fields on the ABC teen drama Life As We Know It.[1] The series was cancelled after 13 episodes.[2]

In 2006, Lowell had lead roles in the coming-of-age film Graduation and also in a small film entitled You Are Here.

After the end of Life As We Know It, Lowell was cast as Stosh "Piz" Piznarski in the third season of Veronica Mars, opposite Kristen Bell and Jason Dohring.

In 2009 Chris Lowell appeared in several videos by the sketch comedy group BriTANicK, including "Pillow Talk", and "The Morning After."

From 2007 until 2010, Lowell appeared in the ABC drama Private Practice, alongside Kate Walsh, Audra McDonald, and Tim Daly, playing Dell, the receptionist for the Oceanside Wellness Group who is also a qualified nurse, midwife-in-training, and young father to six-year-old daughter Betsy. Lowell exited Private Practice in the show's third-season finale when Dell died from heart failure, a complication during brain surgery after a vehicle accident.

In 2011, Lowell played the role of Stuart Whitworth in the film The Help, an adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's 2009 novel of the same name. The following year, filming began on Lowell's directorial debut, Beside Still Waters.[3] Set in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the film tells the story of a man redefining his outlook on life after the death of his parents.[4]

Lowell also played Derrick on Fox's 2014 comedy, Enlisted.

Lowell is also a vocalist and harmonicist for the indie acoustic band Two Shots for Poe.[5]

Chris starred in the Off-Broadway hit, Jacuzzi, at Ars Nova[6] in New York City.

In May 2021, Lowell was cast in How I Met Your Mother spinoff series How I Met Your Father.[7]



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Spin Delaney
2007 Graduation Tom Jackson
2009 Up in the Air Kevin
2011 The Help Stuart Whitworth Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
Satellite Award for Best Cast – Motion Picture
2013 Love and Honor Peter
2013 Beside Still Waters Director, producer, co-writer
2013 Brightest Star The Boy
2014 Veronica Mars Stosh "Piz" Piznarski
2016 Complete Unknown Brad
2016 Chronically Metropolitan Victor
2016 Katie Says Goodbye Dirk
2020 Promising Young Woman Al Monroe
2021 Breaking News in Yuba County Steve


Year Title Role Notes
2004–2005 Life As We Know It Jonathan Fields Main, 13 episodes
2006–2007 Veronica Mars[8] Stosh "Piz" Piznarski Main, 20 episodes
2007 Grey's Anatomy William "Dell" Parker Episodes: "The Other Side of This Life: Part 1"
"The Other Side of This Life: Part 2"
2007–2010 Private Practice Main, 54 episodes[9]
2014 Enlisted Corporal Derrick Hill Main, 13 episodes
2014 Play It Again, Dick Himself 2 episodes
2016–2017 Graves Jeremy Graves Main, 20 episodes
2017 Halt and Catch Fire Donna's one-night-stand Episode: "So It Goes"; uncredited
2017–2019 Glow Sebastian "Bash" Howard Recurring (seasons 1-2); main (season 3), 25 episodes
2019 iZombie Byron Deceasey Episode: "All's Well That Ends Well"


  1. ^ a b c d "Chris Lowell: Jonathan Fields On Life As We Know It". Archived from the original on 2006-11-12.
  2. ^ Fanbolt Forums. "Life As Know It #2". Archived from the original on 2006-12-11.
  3. ^ Periyasamy, Winn (June 1, 2012). "Chris Lowell Making Feature Directorial Debut on 'Beside Still Waters'". The Film Stage. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
  4. ^ Herman, Jennifer (April 19, 2012). "A new film that takes place in Michigan will be shot in metro Detroit and Traverse City". E. W. Scripps Company. WXYZ-TV. Archived from the original on October 14, 2013. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
  5. ^ "Two Shots for Poe's Myspace".
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-09-18. Retrieved 2014-11-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise. "'How I Met Your Father': Chris Lowell Joins Hilary Duff In Hulu's 'How I Met Your Mother' Spinoff Series". Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  8. ^ "Veronica Mars: Fighting Cancellation Yet again, March 16, 2007
  9. ^ "Private Practice" Scoop: Chris Lowell Not Returning for Season 4 Archived 2010-05-03 at the Wayback Machine,, May 2, 2010

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