John Patrick Lowrie

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John Patrick Lowrie
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John Patrick Lowrie at Phoenix Comicon
Born (1952-06-28) June 28, 1952 (age 67)
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Other namesJohn Lowery, John P. Lowrie
Alma materIndiana University (Ph.D. Music Composition)
OccupationVoice actor, actor, musician, author
Years active1997-present
Ellen McLain (m. 1986)

John Patrick Lowrie (born June 28, 1952 in Honolulu, Hawaii) is an American voice actor, actor, musician and author best known for voicing the Sniper in Team Fortress 2 and various characters in Dota 2.

He has played Sherlock Holmes on the radio dramas The Classic Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Imagination Theater, Jim French Productions) longer than any other actor in history, including Basil Rathbone.[citation needed]


Lowrie has performed roles in video games such as The Suffering and The Suffering: Ties That Bind, Total Annihilation and its expansions, The Operative: No One Lives Forever and No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way. Lowrie is mostly recognized for his voice acting in Valve games such asTeam Fortress 2, Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Left 4 Dead and Dota 2.[1]

He is noted for playing the roles of The Sniper in the online FPS Team Fortress 2, Agent Gray in the MMORPG The Matrix Online, as well as Odessa Cubbage and the male citizens in Half-Life 2. Lowrie plays Sherlock Holmes in The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, a radio show produced by Jim French Productions. In 2011, he published a science fiction novel named Dancing with Eternity.[2]

Personal life[edit]

His adolescence was spent in Boulder, Colorado where he attended various high schools briefly before joining the United States Navy. He studied for a Ph.D. in Music Composition at Indiana University. He has been married to Ellen McLain since 1986.[3] McLain also works as a voice actress, and has starred alongside him in Half-Life 2, Team Fortress 2, and Dota 2.[4]


Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Spy Fox in "Dry Cereal" Artimice J. Bigpig [5]
Total Annihilation Narrator
1998 Total Annihilation: The Core Contingency
Total Annihilation: Battle Tactics
2000 The Operative: No One Lives Forever Bruno Lawrie
2002 No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way
2004 Half-Life 2 Odessa Cubbage,
Misc. characters
2005 The Matrix Online Agent Gray
2005 The Suffering: Ties That Bind The Man [5]
2006 Half-Life 2: Episode One Citizens
2007 Half-Life 2: Episode Two Griggs, Citizens
Team Fortress 2 The Sniper [5]
2008 Left 4 Dead Houseboat Radio Credited as John Lowrie
2009 F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Harold Keegan
inFamous Warden Harms Credited as John P. Lowrie
Halo 3: ODST Kinsler
2010 Halo: Reach Sword Control
2011 The Lord of the Rings: War in the North Beleram
2013 Dota 2 Ancient Apparition
Dark Seer
Shadow Fiend
Storm Spirit
SpaceVenture TBA
Planetary Annihilation Narrator


  1. ^ "Podcast Episode 41". Impetuous Windmills. 2011-02-14. Retrieved 2011-07-19.
  2. ^ "Dancing With Eternity by John Patrick Lowrie". Goodreads. September 1, 2011. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  3. ^ McLain, Ellen (September 20, 2016). "Complete Classic Adventures of Sherlock Holmes". Retrieved 2017-05-28. Ellen is on several of the episodes, her husband John Patrick Lowrie – Actor/Writer – Voice Actor in 20+ video games plays Sherlock.
  4. ^ Gross, Ashley (May 8, 2015). "The Unlikely Stars Of Americans' Favorite Video Games". National Public Radio. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d "Behind the Voice Actors – John Patrick Lowrie". Retrieved January 2, 2019.

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