Rob Lowe

Actor, Producer, Director
One of the better-known survivors of teen stardom, actor Rob Lowe managed to put his heartthrob status behind him as well as survive a sex tape scandal that might have ended a less charming actor's career. Lowe made his ... Read more »
Born: 03/17/1964 in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Filmography

Actor (115)

Moonbeam City 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Voice

The Grinder 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Voice

You, Me and the End of the World 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

30 for 30 2015 (Tv Show)

Narrator

The 2000s: A New Reality 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Narrator

Brothers & Sisters 1999 - 2002, 2005 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Killing Kennedy 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Parks and Recreation 1999 - 2002, 2007 - 2008, 2010 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pocket Listing 2014 (Movie)

Frank Hunter (Actor)

Primetime Glick 1999 - 2002, 2005 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sex Tape 2014 (Movie)

Hank (Actor)

The '90s: Last Great Decade? 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Graham Norton Show 1999 - 2002, 2005 - 2008, 2010 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Naked Truth 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2002, 2005 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Showbiz Show with David Spade 1999 - 2002, 2005 - 2008, 2011 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The West Wing 1999 - 2003, 2005 - 2008, 2011 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Behind the Candelabra 2013 (Movie)

Dr. Jack Startz (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Knife Fight 2013 (Movie)

Paul Turner (Actor)

Prosecuting Casey Anthony 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The '80s: The Decade That Made Us 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Narrator

CMT Artists of the Year 2011 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Host

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 69th Annual Golden Globes Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Late Show With David Letterman 2012 (Tv Show)

Guest

Breakaway 2011 (Movie)

Coach Dan Winters (Actor)

I Melt With You 2011 (Movie)

Jonathan (Actor)

Stand Up to Cancer 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Too Late to Say Goodbye 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2009 ESPY Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Invention of Lying 2009 (Movie)

Brad Kessler (Actor)

Thank You for Smoking 2006 (Movie)

Jeff Megall (Actor)

Beach Girls 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Dr. Vegas 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Jiminy Glick in Lalawood 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Perfect Strangers 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Stephen King's Salem's Lot 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2004 ESPY Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lyon's Den 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Framed 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC Fall Preview 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Host

Revealed With Jules Asner 2001 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big in 2002 Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

View From the Top 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hollywood Unites: An E! News Special 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Jane Doe 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Sports Illustrated's Night of Champions 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 29th Annual American Music Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

My VH1 Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The NBC Fall Preview Show 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Escape Under Pressure 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 26th Annual People's Choice Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Specials 2000 (Movie)

The Weevil (Actor)

Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 (Movie)

Young Number Two (Actor)

For Hire 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Brat Pack: The E! True Hollywood Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Crazy Six 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jack Higgins' Midnight Man 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Outrage 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Stories From My Childhood 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

Contact 1997 (Movie)

Richard Rank (Actor)

Hostile Intent 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Jack Higgins' On Dangerous Ground 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Frank and Jesse 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Stephen King's The Stand 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Suddenly Last Summer 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Wayne's World 1992 (Movie)

Benjamin Oliver (Actor)

The Dark Backward 1991 (Movie)

Dirk Delta (Actor)

The Finest Hour 1991 (Movie)

Hammer (Actor)

The Movie Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Bad Influence 1990 (Movie)

Alex (Actor)

Save the Planet: A CBS/Hard Rock Cafe Special 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Stroke of Midnight 1990 (Movie)

Salvitore (Actor)

The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Illegally Yours 1988 (Movie)

Richard Dice (Actor)

Masquerade 1988 (Movie)

Tim Whalan (Actor)

The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 60th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Second Annual Star-Spangled Celebration 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Square Dance 1987 (Movie)

Rory (Actor)

About Last Night 1986 (Movie)

Danny Martin (Actor)

Youngblood 1986 (Movie)

Dean Youngblood (Actor)

St. Elmo's Fire 1985 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

Oxford Blues 1984 (Movie)

Nick DiAngelo (Actor)

The Hotel New Hampshire 1984 (Movie)

John Berry (Actor)

Class 1983 (Movie)

Skip (Actor)

The Outsiders 1983 (Movie)

Sodapop Curtis (Actor)

A Matter of Time 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

A New Kind of Family 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

A Perfect Day (TV Show)

Actor

Atomic Train (TV Show)

Actor

Beautiful & Twisted (TV Show)

Actor

Conan (Tv Show)

Guest

Dead Silent (TV Show)

Actor

Drew Peterson: Untouchable (TV Show)

Actor

First Degree (TV Show)

Actor

Living in Peril (TV Show)

Actor

One Hell of a Guy (TV Show)

Actor

Proximity (TV Show)

Actor

Schoolboy Father (TV Show)

Actor

The Christmas Blessing (TV Show)

Actor

The Christmas Shoes (TV Show)

Actor

Thursday's Child (TV Show)

Actor

WWII in HD: The Air War (TV Show)

Narrator
Producer (1)

I Melt With You 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (1)

Desert's Edge 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Director

Biography

One of the better-known survivors of teen stardom, actor Rob Lowe managed to put his heartthrob status behind him as well as survive a sex tape scandal that might have ended a less charming actor's career. Lowe made his initial impact in teen-oriented movies, flashing his toothpaste commercial smile and essaying a sort of untrustworthy charm in "The Outsiders" (1983) and "St. Elmo's Fire" (1985). But in only a few short years, Lowe took his position as a young, handsome womanizer across the line and his career came to a screeching halt in the wake of a sex tape scandal involving an underage girl. But Lowe rebounded from that seeming career-ender and laid the groundwork for a dramatic career with a number of well-received cable TV movies before enjoying consistent critical and popular success on the Emmy darling "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006). While never regaining the box office status of his Brat Pack days, Lowe made some memorable comedic appearances in "Wayne's World" (1992), and in the Golden Globe-nominated "Thank You For Smoking" (2006), though his steadiest work continued to be primetime roles in "Brothers and Sisters" (ABC, 2006- ), TV movies and miniseries that generally cast him as an earnest hero battling inner, or in the case of his Stephen King offerings, outer demons.

Relationships

Princess Stephanie of Monaco Actor

Companion
Reportedly dated in 1986 after Lowe broke up with Melissa Gilbert No longer together

Sheryl Berkoff-Lowe Makeup

Wife
First met on a blind date in 1983 Met again while working on the film "Bad Influence" (1990) Married on July 22, 1991

Melissa Gilbert Actor

Companion
Began dating 1981 when they were both 17; had an on-and-off relationship due to infidelity by both Broke up 1986 when Lowe began dating Princess Stephanie Reconciled and became briefly engaged summer of 1987 Split after Melissa discovered she was pregnant; she miscarried a few days after the relationship ended 1987

Cornelia Guest

Companion
Dated early in his career No longer together

Nastassja Kinski Actor

Companion
Became involved while filming "The Hotel New Hampshire" (1984) No longer together

Chad Lowe Actor

Brother
Born Jan. 15, 1968; starred on "Life Goes On" (ABC); was married to actress Hilary Swank from 1997-2006

Chuck Lowe

Father
Divorced from Lowe's mother

John Lowe

Son
Born Nov. 6, 1995; mother, Sheryl Berkoff

Matthew Lowe

Son
Born Sept. 24, 1993; mother, Sheryl Berkoff

Chynna Phillips Actor

Companion
No longer together; she later married William Baldwin

Barbara Wilson

Mother
After her divorce from Lowe's father, moved with sons to Southern California; remarried

EDUCATION

Santa Monica High School

Santa Monica , California
Classmates included Charlie Sheen and Sean Penn

Milestones

2011

Co-starred in Mark Pellington's "I Melt with You"

2010

Joined the NBC comedy "Parks and Recreation" as a state employees brought in to fix Pawnee’s budgetary crisis

2006

Co-starred with Aaron Eckhart in Jason Reitman's satirical comedy "Thank You for Smoking"

2006

Cast on ABC's "Brothers & Sisters" as a Republican senator, Robert McCallister; left series after the fourth season

2006

Reprised his role as Sam Seaborn, the senior political official for the final episodes of NBC's "The West Wing"

2005

Re-teamed with Aaron Sorkin to star in the London revival of "A Few Good Men"

2004

Starred in the short-lived CBS drama "Dr. Vegas"; also produced

2003

Starred and executive produced the short-lived NBC drama "The Lyon's Den"

2002

Had supporting role in "A View From the Top"

2002

Played a NYC detective tempted to corruption in the TNT original movie "Framed"

1999

Returned to series television for the first time since 1979, playing the President's deputy communications director on the NBC political drama, "The West Wing"; left the series due to monetary disputes; earned Golden Globe (1999, 2000) and Emmy (2001) no

1999

Put his notable impersonation of Robert Wagner to good use with a featured role in Myers' "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me"

1997

Portrayed a conservative Christian leader in "Contact"

1997

Wrote and directed the short film "Desert's Edge" (aired on the Showtime series "Directed By")

1995

Produced the HBO-aired film "Frank and Jesse"; also co-starred as Jesse James

1995

Had an uncredited cameo in "Tommy Boy," starring "SNL" cast members David Spade and Chris Farley

1994

Portrayed a deaf mute in the ABC miniseries version of "Stephen King's The Stand"

1993

Co-starred with Natasha Richardson and Maggie Smith in a small screen remake of "Suddenly Last Summer" (PBS)

1992

Made Broadway debut in "A Little Hotel on the Side"

1992

Garnered praise for his featured role in Mike Myers' "Wayne's World"

1990

Had a villainous turn opposite James Spader in "Bad Influence"

1990

Hosted "Saturday Night Live" (NBC), beginning his association with then-cast member Mike Myers

1989

Made disastrous appearance on the 61st Academy Awards telecast performing a duet with an actress playing the part of Snow White

1988

Starred in the thriller "Masquerade" opposite Meg Tilly

1988

Caught on videotape in a tryst with two women (one underage) at the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta

1987

Earned critical praise for his performance as a mentally-challenged youth in "Square Dance"

1987

Made stage debut at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in "Three Sisters"

1986

Landed starring roles in "Youngblood" (with "The Outsiders" co-star Patrick Swayze) and "About Last Night" (with "St. Elmo's Fire" co-star Demi Moore)

1985

Featured alongside other twentysomething actors (including Demi Moore, Emilio Estevez and Andrew McCarthy) in "St. Elmo's Fire"

1984

Played an American attending the famed British university in "Oxford Blues"

1984

Featured opposite Jodie Foster and Nastassja Kinski in the film adaptation of John Irving's "The Hotel New Hampshire"

1983

Acted in the CBS TV-movie "Thursday's Child"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a TV movie

1983

Played a wealthy prep-school student whose mother (Jacqueline Bisset) carries on an affair with his roommate (Andrew McCarthy) in "Class"

1983

Landed breakthrough role as Sodapop in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Outsiders"

1980

Played the title role in the ABC Afterschool special "Schoolboy Father"

1979

Made TV series debut on the short-lived ABC sitcom "A New Kind of Family"

While in high school, acted in Super 8 movies made by classmates Sean Penn and Charlie Sheen

Began acting in TV commercials

After parents' divorce, moved to L.A. with mother and younger brother Chad

Bonus Trivia

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Because of a virus during infancy, Lowe became deaf in his right ear.

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In 1988, Lowe was involved in a sex scandal over a videotape of him having sex with two women, one of whom was 16. She was filmed with Lowe during the Democratic National Convention. Lowe has asserted that he did not know that the second girl was underage, and it was confirmed that the two had met at a bar.

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Lowe was the first male spokesperson for the 2000 Lee National Denim Day fundraiser, which raised millions of dollars for breast cancer research and education. His grandmother and great-grandmother both suffered from breast cancer, and his mother died of the disease in late 2003.

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