Charles Davis Lowe II (born January 15, 1968) 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, and played Byron Montgomery on Pretty Little Liars.
Charles Davis Lowe II
January 15, 1968
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, director, producer|
(m. 1997; div. 2007)
|Relatives||Rob Lowe (brother)|
Lowe was born in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Barbara Lynn Wilson (née Hepler; 1939–2003), a teacher, and Charles Davis Lowe, a trial lawyer. His parents divorced when Lowe was young. 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. He is of German, English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry.
Lowe was raised in a "traditional midwestern setting" 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.
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. 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. Lowe played the title character in the short-lived sitcom Spencer, which he left after six episodes.
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.
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. Lowe's feature film appearances have included roles in Nobody's Perfect, True Blood, Quiet Days in Hollywood, Floating, and Unfaithful. 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. Lowe made his feature film directorial debut in 2007 with Beautiful Ohio. Lowe has directed episodes of Bones, Brothers and Sisters, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Hack, Without a Trace, and Pretty Little Liars.
While filming Quiet Days in Hollywood, Lowe met actress Hilary Swank. They married on September 28, 1997. On January 9, 2006, Lowe and Swank announced their separation, and in May 2006, they announced their intention to divorce. The divorce was finalized on November 1, 2007. Swank infamously forgot to thank Lowe during her acceptance speech after winning her first Academy Award in 2000 (for Boys Don't Cry). Upon winning her second Oscar in 2005, for Million Dollar Baby, Lowe was the first person she thanked.
On January 19, 2007, a representative announced that Lowe was dating producer Kim Painter. Lowe and Painter's daughter Mabel Painter Lowe was born on May 16, 2009. Lowe and Painter were married on August 28, 2010, in a small ceremony in Los Angeles. They welcomed their second daughter, Fiona Hepler Lowe, on November 15, 2012. Hepler was Lowe's late mother's maiden name and Rob's middle name. They welcomed their third daughter, Nixie Barbara Lowe, on March 18, 2016.
|1984||Oxford Blues||Computer Hacker||uncredited|
|1988||Apprentice to Murder||Billy Kelly||film debut|
|1989||True Blood||Donny Trueblood|
|1991||Highway to Hell||Charlie Sykes|
|1997||Quiet Days in Hollywood||Richard|
|1997||The Others||VTV Director|
|1998||Suicide, the Comedy||J.J.|
|2000||The Audition||uncredited||Short film|
|2001||Your Guardian||Parker Smith|
|2002||The Space Between||Ticket Man||Short film|
|2003||Red Betsy||Orin Sanders|
|2014||California Scheming||Mr. Behrle|
|2019||7 Days to Vegas||Sheriff|
|1984||Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac||Al Hamilton||Television Movie|
|1984||Silence of the Heart||Skip Lewis||Television Movie|
|1984–1985||Spencer||Spencer Winger||series regular; 7 episodes|
|1986||There Must Be a Pony||Josh Sydney||Television Movie|
|1988||April Morning||Adam Cooper||Television Movie|
|1988||CBS Schoolbreak Special||Michael Wells||Episode: "No Means No"|
|1990||So Proudly We Hail||Billy Kincaid||Television Movie|
|1991||Captive||Jeff Frost||Television Movie|
|1991||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|
|1995||Siringo||Winton Powell||Television Movie|
|1995||The Show Formerly Known as the Martin Short Show||Rob "That's Right" Tarda||Television Movie|
|1995||Dare to Love||Stephen||Television Movie|
|1995||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|
|1997||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|
|1998||Poltergeist: The Legacy||Josh Miller||Episode: "The Covenant"|
|1998||Touched by an Angel||Arthur Bowers||Episode: "Miles to Go Before I Sleep"|
|1998||Superman||Cosmic Boy/Rokk Krinn (voice role)||Episode: "New Kids in Town"|
|1999||The Apartment Complex||Stan Warden||Television Movie|
|1999||Popular||Luke Grant||4 episodes|
|1999–2000||Now and Again||Craig Spence||4 episodes|
|1999–2000||The Wild Thornberrys||Buck the Ibex/Barking Deer #1 (voice role)||2 episodes|
|2000||Take Me Home: The John Denver Story||John Denver||Television Movie|
|2001||Acceptable Risk||Edward Welles||Television Movie|
|2001||The Zeta Project||Wade Pennington (voice role)||Episode: "Crime Waves"|
|2001||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Jason Mayberry||Episode: "Pique"|
|2001||Night Visions||Andy Harris||Episode: "Hate Puppet/Darkenss"|
(segment "Hate Puppet")
|2003||Hack||Jimmy Scanlon||Episode: "Brothers in Arms"|
|2003||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"|
|2005||Fielder's Choice||Philip||Television Movie|
|2007||24||Reed Pollock||recurring role; 8 episodes|
|2009||Bones||Brandon Casey||Episode: "The Doctor in the Den"|
|2009||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; 52 episodes|
|2011–2013||Young Justice||Captain Marvel/Billy Batson (voice role)||4 episodes|
|2016||Rizzoli & Isles||Charlie Douglas||Episode: "Murderjuana"|
|2017–2018||Supergirl||Thomas Coville||5 episodes|
|2018||Hailey Dean Mystery: 2+2=Murder||Clyde Bennett||Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Television Movie|
|2018||Hailey Dean Mystery: A Will to Kill|
|2019||Hell's Kitchen||Himself||Represented Waterkeeper Alliance at a private dinner service|
Episode: "Poor Trev"
|2022||9-1-1: Lone Star||Captain Owen Strand's half brother||Episode 16: "Shift-less"|
|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)
Episodes: "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)
Episodes: "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)
Episodes: "The Resurrection in the Remains, "The Cowboy in the Contest" (2015)
|2008–2010||Brothers & Sisters||Television Series|
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)
Episodes: "Father Knows Best", "Kingdom of the Blind", "That Girl Is Poison" (2012)
Episodes: "Hot Water", "Into the Deep" (2013)
Episodes: "Who's in the Box?", "She's Come Undone", "Surfing the Aftershocks", "March of Crimes" (2014)
Episodes: "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)
Episodes: "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"|
|2016||Stitchers||Television Series; Episode: "Red Eye"|
|2016||Notorious||Television Series; Episode: "Chase"|
|2017||American Housewife||Television Series; Episode: "The Snowstorm"|
|2017||Supergirl||Television Series; 2 episodes|
Episode: "Wake Up"
Episode: "Rather the Fallen Angel"
|2018||Light as a Feather||Television Series; 2 episodes|
Episodes: "...Dead as a Doornail", "...Dead as the Night"
|2019||9-1-1||Television Series; Episode: "The Searchers"|
|The Flash||Television Series; Episode: "The Last Temptation of Barry Allen, Part 1"|
|High School Musical: The Musical: The Series||Television Series; Episode: "Blocking"|
|2021-2022||9-1-1: Lone Star||Television Series; 3 episodes|
Episode: "Slow Burn"
Episode: "Red Vs. Blue"
Episode: "Spring Cleaning"
|2021||Titans||Television Series; Episode: "Purple Rain"|
|2005||Celebrity Charades||Television Series; Executive Producer|
|2006||Beautiful Ohio||Feature film; Producer|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|1989||Daytime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special||CBS Schoolbreak Special||Nominated|
|1993||Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Life Goes On||Won|
|Viewers for Quality Television||Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Drama Series||Won|
|2007||Sarasota Film Festival||Debut Director||Beautiful Ohio||Won|
|2021||Garden State Film Festival||Best Ensemble (Feature)||7 Days to Vegas||Won|
- http://birth-records.mooseroots.com/l/10217442/Charles-Davis-Lowe-II[permanent dead link]
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- "'Supergirl' Books Chad Lowe to Guest and Direct". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 30, 2019.
- "Chad Lowe as Clyde Bennett on Hailey Dean Mysteries: 2+2=Murder". Hallmark Movies and Mysteries. Retrieved August 30, 2019.
- Ellenbogen, Rachael (June 17, 2018). "'Hailey Dean Mysteries: Will To Kill' Hallmark Movies Premiere: Cast, Trailer, Synopsis". International Business Times. Retrieved August 30, 2019.
- "Chad Lowe as Clyde Bennett on A Will to Kill". Hallmark Movies and Mysteries. Retrieved August 30, 2019.
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