Chad Lowe

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Actor • Director

Birth Date: January 15, 1968

Age: 55 years old

Birth Place: Dayton, Ohio

Siblings: Rob Lowe

A onetime teen star riding the wake of his heartthrob brother, Rob, Chad Lowe won professional laurels early in his career before paralleling his sibling's pattern of personal turmoil and journeyman's acting résumé. A Midwestern boy transplanted to the West Coast at an early age, Lowe found his way to Hollywood as a teenager, landing the title role on the sitcom, "Spencer" (NBC, 1984-85), and went on to win an Emmy Award for his portrayal of a young man suffering from AIDS on the family drama "Life Goes On" (ABC, 1989-1993). He did a stint on Aaron Spelling's primetime soap "Melrose Place" (Fox, 1992-99), and the next year married longtime girlfriend, and another of Spelling's stars, Hilary Swank. But within a matter of years, Swank's career eclipsed Lowe's, as she rose to become one of the most lauded actors in Hollywood, earning two Best Actress Oscars in ensuing years. Ever less enamored with his own roles, mostly TV series guest roles and minor film work, he developed a substance abuse problem, which ultimately helped lead to their divorce in 2006. He rebounded by directing the well-received indie feature "Beautiful Ohio" (2006), and, in another bit of symmetry with Rob's roller-coaster career, which had seen a revival on the political drama "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006), he made his most intensive return to TV playing a presidential advisor on "24" (Fox, 2001-2010). Though having lived a cautionary story of the high expectations and resulting pitfalls that too often accompanied youthful stardom, Lowe also demonstrated the twin assets so often needed in to stay afloat Hollywood: resilience and reinvention.

Credits

9-1-1: Lone StarStream

Director
TV Show
2020

9-1-1: Lone StarStream

Guest Star
Robert Strand
TV Show
2020

Highway to HellStream

Actor
Charlie Sykes
TV Show
2019

Hailey Dean Mystery: 2+2=4 Murders

Actor
Clyde Bennett
Movie
2018

Hailey Dean Mystery: A Will to Kill

Actor
Clyde Bennet
Movie
2018

Hailey Dean Mysteries: A Marriage Made for Murder

Actor
Clyde Bennett
Movie
2018

Battle of the Network Stars

Guest
TV Show
2017

Hailey Dean Mysteries

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Clyde Bennett
TV Show
2016

Hailey Dean Mysteries

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Clyde Bennett
TV Show
2016

American HousewifeStream

Director
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2016

NotoriousStream

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2016
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SupergirlStream

Director
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2015
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SupergirlStream

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Thomas Coville
TV Show
2015
88%

Life in PiecesStream

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2015

The FlashStream

Director
TV Show
2014
89%

Rizzoli & IslesStream

Guest Star
Charlie Douglas
TV Show
2010

Pretty Little Liars 01 HD FREE

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Byron Montgomery
TV Show
2010

Pretty Little LiarsStream

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Byron Montgomery
TV Show
2010
81%

Pretty Little LiarsStream

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Byron Montgomery
TV Show
2010
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Drop Dead DivaStream

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Daniel Porter
TV Show
2009
78%

Brothers & SistersStream

Director
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2006
79%

Beautiful Ohio

Director
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2006

Ghost WhispererStream

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2005

BonesStream

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Brandon Casey
TV Show
2005
90%

MediumStream

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2005

Fielder's Choice

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Philip
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2005

Red Betsy

Actor
Orin Sanders
Movie
2003

Hack

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2002

Hack

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2002

Without a TraceStream

Director
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2002

Without a TraceStream

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2002

CSI: MiamiStream

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2002

UnfaithfulStream

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Bill Stone
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2002
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24Stream

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Reed Pollock
TV Show
2001
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Acceptable Risk

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Edward Welles
Movie
2001

Take Me Home: The John Denver Story

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John Denver
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2000

Now and Again

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1999
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Law & Order: Special Victims UnitStream

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1999
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Law & Order: Special Victims UnitStream

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Jason Mayberry
TV Show
1999
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Floating

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Doug
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1999

The Apartment Complex

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Stan Warden
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1999

The Wild ThornberrysStream

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1998

Suicide, the Comedy

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JJ
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1998

Target Earth

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Commander Fauk
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1998

The Intervention

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JJ
Movie
1998

The Hunger

Actor
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1997

In the Presence of Mine Enemies

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Sergeant Lott
Movie
1997

Quiet Days in Hollywood

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Richard
Movie
1997

Trading Favors

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Marty
Movie
1997

The Others

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1997

Poltergeist: The LegacyStream

Guest Star
TV Show
1996

Driven

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LeGrand
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1996

Todo por Mi Hija

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Eric
Movie
1995

Fighting for My Daughter

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Eric
Movie
1995

Dare to Love

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Stephen
Movie
1995

Touched by an AngelStream

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1994

ERStream

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George Henry
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1994

Terror sin Ley

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1994

Siringo

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Winton Powell
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1994

Candles in the Dark

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Jaan Toome
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1993

Melrose PlaceStream

Guest Star
Carter Gallavan
TV Show
1992

An Inconvenient Woman

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Kippie Petworth
TV Show
1991

Captive

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Jeff Frost
Movie
1991

Highway to Hell

Actor
Charlie Sykes
Movie
1991

An Inconvenient Woman

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Kippie Petworth
Movie
1991

Une femme encombrante

Actor
Movie
1991

Nobody's Perfect

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Stephen/Stephanie
Movie
1990

So Proudly We Hail

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Billy Kincaid
Movie
1990

Life Goes On

Actor
Jesse McKenna
TV Show
1989

Les frères Trueblood

Actor
Movie
1989

True Blood

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Donny Trueblood
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1989

April Morning

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Adam Cooper
Movie
1988

Apprentice to Murder

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Billy Kelly
Movie
1987

There Must Be a Pony

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Josh Sydney
Movie
1986

Silence of the Heart

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Skip Lewis
Movie
1984

Afterschool Special

Actor
TV Show
1972

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