Lowe in 2010
|Birth name||George Edward Lowe|
November 10, 1958 |
|Medium||Actor, voice actor, writer, executive producer, television, films|
|Notable works and roles||Space Ghost Coast to Coast
The Brak Show
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
George Edward Lowe (born November 10, 1958) is an American voice actor and comedian. He is perhaps best known for his role as the voice of Space Ghost on the Cartoon Network/Adult Swim/GameTap animated series Space Ghost Coast to Coast; he also played the part for its spin-off Cartoon Planet. He continued to voice Space Ghost in several cameos in other programs for several years, even following the conclusion of the series. He has also made recurring voice appearances on Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Robot Chicken.
Born in Dunedin, Florida, Lowe grew up in nearby Brooksville. At age 15, Lowe got his first radio job with local station WWJB. He graduated from Hernando High School in 1975 and attended the Radio Engineering Institute of Sarasota and Pasco–Hernando Community College.
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 reprise his role as Space Ghost in the 2011 game Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion (where Space Ghost is the announcer), but did not in the 2012 revival of Cartoon Planet.
Lowe recorded dialog for the film Radioland Murders, produced by George Lucas, but his scenes were cut from the final film. Lowe appeared 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." He also plays the recurring character of himself on Aqua Teen Hunger Force, in which he has a different occupation in every episode; he also played the character "Jet Chicken" on the show. Lowe also appeared as a unicorn on multiple episodes of Robot Chicken.
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 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, FX, and FXX 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".
Lowe has done announcing work for Sponsors vs. Freeloaders from Episode 2 forward, and is the announcer for The B.S. of A. with Brian Sack.
Lowe can be heard introducing and closing each episode of Adult Swim Central Central Presents Colon Adult Swim Swimcast Intended for the Internet.
Lowe, along with Coast to Coast friend and co-star Andy Merrill, wrote on social media that their friend and co-star C. Martin Croker died on September 18th, 2016. It was then revieled that Adult Swim would play the first produced episode of Space Ghost Coast to Coast aired 12:30 eastern, 11:30 central that night in honor of Croker's contrabution not only to Space Ghost, but many Adult Swim shows in both animation and voice overs. The three of them, along with Dave Willis, Dana Snyder and Carey Means had been friends with each other since their days of working together.
|Space Ghost Coast to Coast||Space Ghost, Announcer, Himself, other characters||(SGC2C's TV run ended in 2004, acted in all 94 episodes (however, in 2 episodes of season 4, he didn't play Space Ghost, instead in the episode "Pilot" he was a singer and the episode "Hipster" he was a cop), and had
acted in all 16 GameTap episodes from 2006–2008).
Voice role, Himself,
|1995–1999||Cartoon Planet||Space Ghost||(voice) Lead Role|
|1999–2000||Celebrity Deathmatch||Steven Spielberg, Willard Scott, Gene Simmons||3 episodes (voice)|
|2000||Brak Presents the Brak Show Starring Brak||Various Characters||(voice) Supporting Role|
|The Grinch||Narrator||Video Game; Uncredited|
|The Brak Show||Dad, Space Ghost, Announcer, Judge||2000–2003 (voice) Lead Role|
|Aqua Teen Hunger Force||George Lowe (as various characters)||2000–2015 (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–present, (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, Coroner||(voice) 3 episodes; Special Guest|
|The Drinky Crow Show||various voices||Uncredited in all episodes (voice) Special Guest|
|2009||Squidbillies||Various characters||(voice) Special Guest|
|2011||Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion||Space Ghost (announcer)||(voice) Announcer; Video game|
|Off the Air||Space Ghost||(voice) Archived recording|
|The B.S. of A. with Brian Sack||Various characters||(voice)|
|2014||Outlook Not So Good||Dad||(voice)|
- 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.
- "The Swimcast – The ACPN". theacpn.com. Retrieved 2016-06-02.
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- Official website
- Official Facebook Fan Page
- Official Twitter Page
- George Lowe on IMDb
- Nerds in Hell Podcast Interview (8/1/14)
- George Lowe Audio Interview
- Space Ghost Coast to Coast website
|Actors portraying Space Ghost