Chad Lowe is an Emmy Award-winning American actor, producer and director, who is possibly best known for playing a supporting role in the TV series “Life Goes On”, and recurring roles in the TV series “ER,” and “Now and Again.”
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Chad was born Charles Davis Lowe II under the Capricorn zodiac sign on 15 January 1968, in Dayton, Ohio, which makes him 55 years old as of 2023. He’s one of the sons of the Civil Court Lawyer, Davis Lowe, and his wife, the high school teacher, Barbara Lynn Wilson, who divorced when he was still very young. He’s of mixed German, Irish, English and Scottish roots. Chad is the younger brother of the actor, podcast host, and filmmaker, Rob Lowe, and the older maternal step-brother of the actor and producer, Micah Dyer, who is known for “Frank & Jesse” (1994) and “The Bachelor” (2002), and the writer and cinematographer, Justin W. Lowe (paternal half-brother), known for 2009’s “The Ride” and 2013’s “The Wing.” He was raised in a conventional mid-western lifestyle in his hometown, and was baptized at the Episcopal Church.
Chad was briefly educated at Oakwood Junior Secondary School. Shortly after relocating to the Point Dume neighborhood of Malibu together with his mother and brother, Chad was enrolled at Santa Monica Secondary School where the actors Robert Downey, Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen and Chris Penn among others also attended.
Chad made his film debut in the 1984 made-for-TV drama “Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac”, and in the same year, starred in the TV film “Silence of the Heart.” In 1989, he starred alongside Jeff Fahey and Sherilyn Fenn in the action-drama “True Blood”, and went on to star in several other films including the horror comedy “Highway to Hell” in 1992, the TV film “Candles in the Dark” in 1993, “Quiet Days in Hollywood” in 1997, and “Unfaithful” in 2002.
After his appearance in the 2003 film “Red Betsy,” Chad focused on TV appearances, until making a comeback to films in the psychological thriller “California Scheming” in 2014. In the year that followed, he appeared in Doug Ellin’s comedy “Entourage,” a continuation of the HBO sitcom, “Entourage.” In 2018, Lowe appeared in two Hallmark Movies & Mysteries projects including “Hailey Dean Mystery: A Will to Kill.” 2019 saw him perform in the comedy, “7 Days to Vegas.”
In 1984 and 1985, Chad played the titular role in the short-lived NBC sitcom “Spencer”, then went on to appear in an episode or two of several other series, including the “CBS Schoolbreak Special” in 1988, and the miniseries “An Inconvenient Woman” in 1991. From 1991 to 1993, Chad played the recurring role of Jesse McKenna, a young man living with HIV/AIDS, in 33 episodes of the ABC drama “Life Goes On.” In 1996 and 1997, he brought to life the character of Carter Gallavan in the Fox primetime soap opera “Melrose Place.”
His next notable appearances were in the medical drama “ER,” in which he appeared in four episodes between 1997 and 2005, the teen comedy-drama “Popular” (1999), and Glenn G. Caron’s sci-fi comedy-drama “Now and Again” in 1999 and 2000. Chad made brief appearances in various series in the early 2000s and his next notable role was in the action drama “24” in 2007.
In 2010, Chad landed one of his career-defining roles as Byron Montgomery in the Freeform mystery teen drama “Pretty Little Liars,” in which a group of friends come together to find their lost companion while trying to expose an anonymous enemy, who threatens to disclose their deepest and darkest secrets. The series starred Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, Ashley Benson and Troian Bellisario – Chad appeared in the show for 52 episodes (2010-2017).
Concurrently, Chad voiced Captain Marvel in five episodes of the superhero animated series “Young Justice” (2011-2013 and 2019), then went on to portray Thomas Coville in the CBS/The CW superhero drama “Supergirl” (2017-2018 and 2020), and most recently “9-1-1: Lone Star” (2022-2023).
Directing and Producing
In 2000, Chad made his directing debut in the short film “The Audition.” He later served as the executive producer of the series “Celebrity Charades” in 2005, then between 2007 and 2015, Chad directed 13 episodes of the Fox police procedural comedy “Bones”, and from 2011 to 2017, he directed 15 episodes of the mystery teen drama “Pretty Little Liars.” Moreover, he has produced several episodes of the CBS sitcom “Life in Pieces” (2015-2018), The CW superhero drama “Supergirl” (2017), The CW superhero series “The Flash” (2019-2023), and the procedural drama “9-1-1: Lone Star” (2021–2023).
El actor y director Chad Lowe (Pretty Little Liars) participará de invitado en el 3×04 de Supergirl y será director de un episodio.
Awards and Nominations
Out of the five awards he’s been nominated for, Lowe has won four as of September 2023. In 1993, he scooped a Primetime Emmy award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his performance in “Life Goes On.” He was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Special for his performance in “CBS Schoolbreak Special.” Moreover, he won a Q Award (1993), Sarasota Film Festival’s Special Jury Prize (2007), and a Garden State Film Festival’s Actor Award (2021) for his works in “Life Goes On,” “Beautiful Ohio” (for Debut Director), and “7 Days to Vegas” respectively.
Social Media Presence
Chad joined Twitter (@ichadlowe) in October 2010 and is currently followed by around 114,000 fans as of late 2023. He is active on Instagram (@ichadlowe) with around 87,000 followers.
Lowe is a married man – he exchanged vows with the American casting director Kim Painter in 2010, after dating for three years. Painter is known for her works in the 1998 action thriller film “Enemy of the State,” the 2002 biopic crime thriller “Ted Bundy,” and the 2005 drama film “Instant Dads.” The couple has shared three daughters named Mabel Painter Lowe (born in 2009), Fiona Hepler Lowe (November 2012), and Nixie Barbara Lowe (March 2016).
Chad was previously married to the two-time Oscar Award-winning American actress and film producer, Hilary Swank; the former couple met during the filming of the 1997 drama “Quiet Days in Hollywood.” Their union lasted for ten years from 1997 to 2007; after their divorce, Swank went on to marry the Californian venture entrepreneur, Philip Schneider (2018), with whom she welcomed twins in April 2023.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Chad is of Caucasian ethnicity and has a pair of blue eyes and blonde hair. He’s slim, weighs approximately 145lbs (66kgs), is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, and the Ohian actor’s vital statistics are 38-12-32.
Lowe has worked in the entertainment industry for over four decades, which has seen him make a name for himself and accumulate a good sum. He’s net worth is approximately $4 million as of late 2023.
Who Is Chad Lowe’s Brother, Rob Lowe? Brief Biography
Robert Hepler ‘Rob’ Lowe was born under the Pisces zodiac sign on 17 March 1964, in Charlottesville, Virginia, so is 59 years old as of 2023. When he was a child, Rob lost complete hearing in one of his ears, which was caused by undiagnosed mumps. After a couple of amateur stage appearances, he made his TV acting debut in 1979, as a teenager in the short-lived ABC sitcom “A New Kind of Family.” In the ‘80s, Rob was a member of the young actors’ group, the Brat Pack. Some of Rob’s most notable TV appearances are in the NBC satire political drama “The West Wing,” the ABC family drama “Brothers & Sisters,” the NBC political sitcom “Parks and Recreations,” and the Fox procedural drama “9-1-1: Lone Star.” Moreover, some of his best-known movies include 1983’s “The Outsiders” 1985’s “St. Elmo’s Fire,” and 2014’s “Sex Tape.”
Rob walked the aisle with the American makeup artist, Sheryl Berkoff, in 1991. They have welcomed two sons together: John Owen Lowe and Matthew Edward Lowe.
Rob is a dedicated philanthropist and breast cancer advocate. His net worth is estimated at a whopping $100 million.