Rob Lowe

Birthday: Mar 17, 1964
Birthplace: Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
American brothers Rob and Chad Lowe became actors in childhood (Chad would ultimately win an Emmy for his TV work). Rob was acting from the age of eight in 1972; seven years later, he was a regular on the TV series A New Kind of Family, playing the teenaged son of star Eileen Brennan. That series was shot down quickly, but Lowe's film career picked up when newspaper and magazine articles began aligning the handsome, sensitive young actor with the burgeoning Hollywood "brat pack," which included such new talent as Molly Ringwald, Matt Dillon, Charlie Sheen, and Anthony Michael Hall. Along with several fellow "packers" (Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, and Emilio Estevez), Lowe starred in 1985's St. Elmo's Fire; this film and the earlier Hotel New Hampshire (1984) represent the most memorable projects in Lowe's otherwise negligible film output. In 1989, Lowe's already flagging film stardom received a severe setback when he was accused of videotaping his sexual activities with an underage girl (the evidence has since become a choice item on the sub-rosa video cassette circuit). Arrested for his misdeeds, Lowe performed several hours' worth of community service, then tried to reactivate his career. Since then, Lowe has matured into something of a brat-pack George Hamilton, successfully lampooning his previous screen image in such comedies as Wayne's World (1992) and Tommy Boy (1995).Though his comedic endeavors would continue throughout the 1990s in films such as Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) and its sequel, Lowe gained notice for such dramatic roles as that of the mute and strangely plague-immune Nick Andros in the long-anticipated TV miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand (1994). Lowe's roles throughout the '90s may have not been the prominently featured roles in A-list films that his early shooting-star may have suggested, though he did maintain steady work in an interesting variety of small-budget projects. Lowe's casting on the popular political drama The West Wing brought the actor back into the public eye in what many considered to be one of the most intelligently written dramatic series on television. His turn as quick-witted liberal speechwriter Sam Seaborn brought Lowe through the dark days of his scandalous past, back to an audience who may have forgotten his charm as an actor. He would stay with the series until 2005, all while continuing to pick new projects that involved creativity and an open mind. He tested his limits with roles in films like Salem's Lot and Thank You For Smoking, and in 2004, he began starring in his own TV series, playing Dr. Billy Grant on the crime drama Dr. Vegas. The show lasted until 2008, by which time he had already signed on for the prime time dramedy Brothers & Sisters, starring alongside Calista Flockhart. He had a major part in The Invention of Lying in 2009, and that same year he landed a regular gig on the well-reviewed NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation. In 2011 he was the executive producer and one of the leads in the ensemble film I Melt With You.

Photos

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
33% Super Troopers 2 Guy Le Franc 2018
No Score Yet The Bad Seed Executive Producer Director Actor 2018
38% How to Be a Latin Lover Actor $32.1M 2017
31% Monster Trucks Reece Tenneson $33.3M 2017
No Score Yet Pocket Listing Frank Hunter 2016
No Score Yet The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar Simba 2015
No Score Yet The Novack Murders Executive Producer Ben Novack Jr. 2015
16% Sex Tape Hank $34.3M 2014
95% Behind the Candelabra Actor $1.7M 2013
28% Knife Fight Executive Producer Paul Turner 2013
No Score Yet Prosecuting Casey Anthony Jeff Ashton Producer 2013
56% Killing Kennedy John F. Kennedy 2013
No Score Yet Drew Peterson: Untouchable Drew Peterson 2012
12% I Melt with You Executive Producer Jonathan $4.7K 2011
20% Breakaway Coach Dan Winters 2011
56% The Invention of Lying Brad Kessler $18.5M 2009
No Score Yet Too Late to Say Goodbye Actor 2009
No Score Yet Stir of Echoes 2: The Homecoming Ted Cogan 2007
No Score Yet A Perfect Day Rob Harlan 2006
No Score Yet The Christmas Shoes Robert Layton 2006
86% Thank You for Smoking Jeff Megall $24.9M 2006
No Score Yet The Christmas Blessing Robert Clayton 2005
No Score Yet Beach Girls Jack Kilvert 2005
22% Jiminy Glick in Lalawood Himself $26.2K 2005
No Score Yet Perfect Strangers Lloyd Rockwell 2004
No Score Yet Salem's Lot Ben Mears 2004
14% View from the Top Sierra Co-Pilot $15.6M 2003
54% Austin Powers in Goldmember Intermediate Number Two $213.1M 2002
No Score Yet Jane Doe David Doe 2001
No Score Yet Proximity William Conroy 2001
No Score Yet Framed Mike Santini 2001
No Score Yet One Hell of a Guy Nick 2000
47% The Specials The Weevil 2000
0% Escape Under Pressure John Roman 2000
51% Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Young No. 2 1999
No Score Yet Atomic Train John Seger 1999
No Score Yet For Hire Mitch Lawrence 1999
No Score Yet Dead Silent Kevin Finney 1999
No Score Yet Crazy Six Crazy Six 1998
No Score Yet Outrage Tom Casey 1998
No Score Yet Hostile Intent Cleary 1997
63% Contact Richard Rank 1997
No Score Yet Living in Peril Walter Woods 1997
70% Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Actor 1997
30% Mulholland Falls Flynn's 1996
No Score Yet Jack Higgins' 'On Dangerous Ground' Sean Dillon 1996
20% Frank & Jesse Jesse Producer 1995
42% Tommy Boy Paul 1995
No Score Yet First Degree Det. Rick Mallory 1995
No Score Yet Midnight Man (Eye of the Storm)(Jack Higgins' Midnight Man) Sean Dillon 1995
61% Wayne's World 2 Benjamin Kane 1993
No Score Yet Suddenly, Last Summer Doctor Cukrowicz 1993
84% Wayne's World Benjamin Oliver 1992
45% The Dark Backward Dirk 1991
No Score Yet The Finest Hour Hammer 1991
No Score Yet If the Shoe Fits Francesco Salvitore 1990
71% Bad Influence Alex 1990
No Score Yet Stroke of Midnight Francesco Salvitore 1990
47% Masquerade Tim Whalan 1988
0% Illegally Yours Richard Dice 1988
31% Square Dance Rory 1987
61% About Last Night Danny Martin 1986
38% Youngblood Dean Youngblood 1986
44% St. Elmo's Fire Billy Hicks 1985
No Score Yet Oxford Blues Nick De Angelo 1984
77% The Hotel New Hampshire John Berry 1984
25% Class Skip 1983
64% The Outsiders Sodapop Curtis 1983
No Score Yet Thursday's Child Sam Alden 1983
No Score Yet A Matter of Time Jeff Bartlett 1981
No Score Yet Schoolboy Father Charles Elderbury 1980
No Score Yet Konyok-gorbunok (The Humpbacked Horse) [English version] 1975

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Mental Samurai
2019
Host Producer
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Lion Guard
2016
Voice
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet Code Black
2015-2018
Col. Ethan Willis
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Lowe Files
2017
Executive Producer Reality cast member
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2013
41% Chelsea
2016-2017
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest
  • 2016
83% You, Me and the Apocalypse
2015
Father Jude Sutton
  • 2016
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
2015
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
93% The Grinder
2015-2016
Executive Producer Producer Dean Sanderson Jr. Dean Sanderson
  • 2016
  • 2015
31% Moonbeam City
2015
Voice Producer
  • 2015
No Score Yet Celebrity Damage Control
2014-2015
Host
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
Panelist Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
57% Californication
2007-2014
Eddie Nero
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Meet the Press
1947
Guest
  • 2013
92% Parks and Recreation
2009-2015
Chris Traeger
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are?
2010
Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2001
79% Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
Senator Robert McCallister Sen. Robert McCallister
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
70% Family Guy
1999
Voice
  • 2009
  • 2007
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Sam Seaborn Sam Seaborne
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet The Lyon's Den
2003
Executive Producer Jack Turner
  • 2005
  • 2003
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Guest Host Host of 'Food, Sex or Cars?'
  • 2000
  • 1997
  • 1990
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
  • 1995
78% The Stand
1994
Nick Andros Nick Andros
  • 1994
No Score Yet You, Me and the End of the World
2015

QUOTES FROM Rob Lowe CHARACTERS