Best known for his role as Terry Bellefleur, the short-order cook and Iraqi vet with PTSD on "True Blood" (HBO 2008-2013), Todd Lowe was a character actor with leading man charisma. Equal parts southe...
Humble, Texas, USA
|Gilmore Girls||2006 1999 - 2006||Actor||Zach||20067|
|NCIS||2013 2002 - 2013||Actor||NCIS Special Agent Chad Dunham||20137|
|True Blood||2013 2007 - 2013||Actor||Terry Bellefleur||20137|
|Bunheads||2012 2011 - 2012||Actor||n/a||20127|
|CSI: Miami||2011 2001 - 2011||Actor||Jake McGrath||20117|
|50 to 1||2014||Actor||Kelly||20147|
|Where the Heart Is||2000||Actor||Troy||20007|
|The Princess Diaries||2001||Actor||(Grove High School)||20017|
|Walker, Texas Ranger: Sons of Thunder||1996 1995 - 1996||Actor||Jackie Perralta||19967|
|The 70s||1999 1998 - 1999||Actor||Man With Flag||19997|
|Walker, Texas Ranger||2000 1991 - 2000||Actor||Zack Conlon||20007|
|Tila Tequila's New Years Eve Masquerade 2008||2007 2006 - 2007||Publicity||n/a||1|
|Had a small role in his film debut, "A Texas Funeral"|
|Had a recurring role on "NCIS" (CBS) as Agent Dunham|
|Portrayed Lane Kim's husband Zach Van Gerbig on "Gilmore Girls" (The WB, 2002-06; The CW, 2006-07)|
|Made small screen debut in the CBS series, "Walker, Texas Ranger"|
|Cast in a recurring role on HBO's "True Blood" as Terry Bellefleur, the Iraqi War veteran who works as a short order cook at Merlotte's Bar & Grill|
|Appeared in the film, "The Princess Diaries"|
Best known for his role as Terry Bellefleur, the short-order cook and Iraqi vet with PTSD on "True Blood" (HBO 2008-2013), Todd Lowe was a character actor with leading man charisma. Equal parts southern gentleman and rough and tumble musician, he brought warmth and a sense of authenticity to every role.
Lowe was born on May 10, 1977 in Humble, TX, a suburb of Houston. A drama kid at heart, Lowe first started acting in high school plays and continued his pursuit, earning a BFA in Acting from the University of Texas in Austin in 1999. Austin's creative community kept Lowe busy for the next ten years, while he performed in local theater and worked part-time as a substitute teacher. Lowe made his first foray into television with a guest-starring role on "Walker: Texas Ranger" (CBS 1993-2001) in 1997. He made his big-screen debut shortly after in the film "A Texas Funeral" (1999) starring Martin Sheen and followed it up with another Texas-set film, the campy horror thriller "Natural Selection" (1999) starring the late David Carradine. While a girlfriend initially brought him out to Hollywood, Lowe eventually stayed, landing bit parts in feel-good films such as "Where the Heart Is" (2000) and "The Princess Diaries" (2001) before going head-first back into television with a recurring role on the coming-of-age series "Gilmore Girls" (WB 2000-07). Lowe first joined the show in 2002, as Zack Van Gerbig, lead singer of the band for which Rory Gilmore's best friend Lane Kim (Keiko Agena) played drums. Lowe's musical abilities and general likability lead to his minor role being expanded from Lane's band mate to love interest and then husband, becoming a regular character in the show's later seasons.
Following the end of "Gilmore Girls," the Southern gothic vampire series "True Blood" hit the cultural consciousness, marking a life- and career-changing event for Lowe. Using his natural Southern accent, he initially auditioned for the part of Hoyt Fortenberry, but ended up snagging the part of ex-Marine Terry Bellefleur, a recurring character on the show's first season. Lowe joined the cast full-time during the second season and quickly gained a devoted fan base as "True Blood" evolved into a water cooler hit with massive pop culture buzz. During breaks from shooting "True Blood," Lowe appeared in the web-series "Ave 43" (2009-2012), a soap opera parody created by his friend, playwright Justin Tanner, about gentrified East L.A. The pair met when Tanner was a staff writer on "Gilmore Girls," and Lowe appeared in over 20 of Tanner's plays and other works. Lowe also played guitar and sang with his LA-based country-rock band, the Pilbilly Knights, and made a guest appearance on the show "Bunheads" (ABC Family 2012-13), from "Gilmore Girls" creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, who populated the show's supporting cast with Gilmore alumni.
|University of Texas at Austin|
|Lowe is also singer and guitarist for Pilbilly Knights, a country-rock band based in Los Angeles.|
|"I'm not used to having them. I didn't even know I had any!" - on his fans|
|Was a member of Esther's Follies, a musical revue in Austin, Texas.|
|"I based my character on homeless people I encountered in Austin who were war veterans, particularly, my encounter with one when I was a student at UT Austin. When I auditioned for Terry Bellelfleur, I had him in mind. A sympathy seeker who hustled me out of my smokes"|
|Studied martial arts classes in Kali [Filipino stick fighting]|
|" If I could ask for any life, I'd like to be the lead singer and guitarist for Willie Nelson & Family."|
From classic movie palaces to the state-of-the-art IMAX screens.