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George Edward Lowe (born November 10, 1957)[1][2] is an American voice actor and comedian whose voice roles include Space Ghost on the animated series Space Ghost Coast to Coast and its spin-off, Cartoon Planet.[3] He continued to voice Space Ghost in several cameos in other programs for several years following the conclusion of the series.

George Lowe
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Lowe in 2010
Birth nameGeorge Edward Lowe
Born (1957-11-10) November 10, 1957 (age 61)
Dunedin, Florida, U.S.
MediumActor, voice actor, writer, executive producer, television, films
NationalityAmerican
Years active1981–present
GenresTelevision, films
Notable works and rolesSpace Ghost Coast to Coast
Cartoon Planet
The Brak Show

Lowe has made recurring voice appearances on Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Robot Chicken.

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Early lifeEdit

Born in Dunedin, Florida, Lowe grew up in nearby Brooksville.[2] At age 15, Lowe got his first radio job with local station WWJB.[4][5] He graduated from Hernando High School in 1975 and attended the Radio Engineering Institute of Sarasota and Pasco–Hernando Community College.[5]

CareerEdit

Space GhostEdit

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 reprised 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.

Other rolesEdit

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 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.[6] 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.[4] 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".

Recently Lowe is one of the guests in events in the MMORPG AdventureQuest Worlds, mostly voicing his own lines along with any other guest, as well as voicing the Internet advertising for the game.

Lowe has done announcing work for Sponsors vs. Freeloaders from the second episode 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.[7]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Radioland Murders Radio Announcer Uncredited
2007 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters Space Ghost

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1993–2008 Space Ghost Coast to Coast Tad Ghostal / Space Ghost, Various Appeared in all 110 Episodes in all 10 seasons
1997–98 Cartoon Planet Space Ghost
2000 Celebrity Deathmatch Willard Scott Ep. "Turn on Your TV Day"
2000 Brak Presents the Brak Show Starring Brak Various
2000–03 The Brak Show Dad, Space Ghost, Announcer
2001 Sealab 2021 Dick Ep. "All That Jazz"
2002–15 Aqua Teen Hunger Force George, Jet Chicken, Various
2004–14 Perfect Hair Forever Space Ghost
2006–17 Robot Chicken Space Ghost, Unicorn, Mr. Big, Tron, Horton, Doctor Strange
2008 Assy McGee Coroner, Doctor
2009–10 Squidbillies Wrestling Promo Announcer
2011 The B.S. of A. with Brian Sack Various
2017 American Dad! Cyrus Mooney Ep. "The Long Bomb"

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1998 How Zorak Stole X-Mas Space Ghost Uncredited
2000 The Grinch Narrator Uncredited
2011 Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion Space Ghost

ReferencesEdit

Notes

  1. ^ November 9, 2012 Facebook post by Lowe
  2. ^ a b 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.
  3. ^ Episode Listing for Space Ghost: Coast to Coast TVTome.com . Retrieved September 25, 2006.
  4. ^ a b "From 'Space Ghost' to Video Music Awards; Lakeland's Lowe in High Demand These Days". The Ledger. September 15, 2010. Retrieved November 3, 2013.
  5. ^ a b Davis, Craig (September 5, 1977). "'Curious George' is an enterprising young man". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved November 3, 2013.
  6. ^ "Radio work". LoweCountry.com. Retrieved December 31, 2012.
  7. ^ "The Swimcast – ACPN". theacpn.com. Retrieved June 2, 2016.

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