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Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe
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Lowe in 2012
Born Robert Hepler Lowe
(1964-03-17) March 17, 1964 (age 52)
Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1979–present
Spouse(s) Sheryl Berkoff (m. 1991)
Children 2
Relatives Chad Lowe (brother)

Robert Hepler "Rob" Lowe (/ˈl/; born March 17, 1964) is an American actor. He has garnered fame for appearing in such films as The Outsiders (1983), Oxford Blues (1984), St. Elmo's Fire (1985), About Last Night... (1986), Square Dance (1987), Wayne's World (1992), Tommy Boy (1995), Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999), Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002), Thank You for Smoking (2006), The Invention of Lying (2009) and Sex Tape (2014).

On television, Lowe played Sam Seaborn on The West Wing, Senator Robert McCallister on Brothers & Sisters, and Chris Traeger in Parks and Recreation. 2013 saw him portray both Dr. Jack Starz in the HBO television film Behind the Candelabra and President John F. Kennedy in the National Geographic Channel television film Killing Kennedy. In 2014, he began appearing in a series of DirecTV commercials. From 2015 to 2016, he starred alongside Fred Savage in The Grinder on FOX.

Year Title Role Notes
1983 The Outsiders Sodapop Curtis
1983 Class Franklin 'Skip' Burroughs IV
1984 The Hotel New Hampshire John Berry
1984 Oxford Blues Nick De Angelo
1985 Go-Go's: Prime Time Hunk at the dance
1985 St. Elmo's Fire Billy Hixx
1986 Youngblood Dean Youngblood
1986 About Last Night Danny Martin
1987 Square Dance Rory aka Home Is Where the Heart Is
1988 Masquerade Tim Whalen
1988 Illegally Yours Richard Dice
1990 Francesco Salvitore
1990 Bad Influence Alex
1991 The Finest Hour Lawrence Hammer
1991 The Dark Backward Dirk Delta
1992 Wayne's World Benjamin Kane
1993 Fox Hunt Edison Pettibone
1994 Frank and Jesse Jesse James
1995 Tommy Boy Paul Barish Uncredited
1997 For Hire Mitch Lawrence
1997 Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Decapitated henchman's friend Uncredited
1997 Living in Peril Walter Woods
1997 Contact Richard Rank
1997 Hostile Intent Cleary
1998 One Hell of a Guy Nick
1998 Crazy Six Billie, a.k.a. Crazy Six
1999 Dead Silent Kevin Finney
1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Number Two from 1969
2000 The Specials The Weevil/Tony
2001 Proximity William Conroy
2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember Middle Number Two
2003 View from the Top Co-Pilot Steve Bench
2005 Thank You for Smoking Jeff Megall
2009 Majesty Himself
2009 The Invention of Lying Brad Kessler
2009 Too Late To Say Goodbye Bart Corbin
2011 I Melt With You Jonathan
2011 Breakaway Coach Dan Winters
2012 Knife Fight Paul Turner
2014 Sex Tape Hank Rosenbaum
2014 The Interview Himself Uncredited cameo
2016 Pocket Listing Frank Hunter
2016 Monster Trucks Reece Tenneson
2017 How to Be a Latin Lover Post-production
2017 Super Troopers 2 Guy Le Franc Filming
Year Title Role Notes
1979–80 A New Kind of Family Tony Flannagan 11 episodes
1980 ABC Afterschool Special Charles Elderberry Episode: "Schoolboy Father"
1981 ABC Afterschool Special Jeff Bartlett Episode: "A Matter of Time"
1983 Thursday's Child Sam Alden Television film
1990–2000 Saturday Night Live Host 3 episodes
1993 Great Performances Doctor Cukrowicz Episode: "Suddenly, Last Summer"
1994 The Stand Nick Andros Television miniseries; 4 episodes
1995 The Larry Sanders Show Himself Episode: "The Bump"
1995 Midnight Man Sean Dillon Television film
1996 On Dangerous Ground Sean Dillon Television film
1996 First Degree Det. Rick Mallory Television film
1998 Stories from My Childhood Ivan (voice) Episode: "Ivan and His Magic Pony"
1998 Outrage Tom Casey Television film
1999 Atomic Train John Seger Television film
1999 Winding Roads Partygoer Television film
1999–2006 The West Wing Sam Seaborn 79 episodes
2000 Under Pressure John Spencer Television film
2001 Jane Doe David Doe Television film
2002 Framed Det. Mike Santini Television film
2002 The Christmas Shoes Robert Layton Television film
2003 The Lyon's Den Jack Turner 13 episodes
2004 Dr. Vegas Dr. Billy Grant 10 episodes
2004 Salem's Lot Ben Mears 2 episodes
2004 Perfect Strangers Lloyd Rockwell Television film
2005 Beach Girls Jack Kilvert 6 episodes
2005 The Christmas Blessing Robert Layton Television film
2006–10 Brothers & Sisters Robert McCallister 77 episodes
2006 A Perfect Day Rob Harlan Television film
2007 Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming Ted Cogan Television film
2007–09 Family Guy Stanford Cordray/Himself (voice) Episodes: "Road to Rupert" and "Not All Dogs Go to Heaven"
2010–15 Parks and Recreation Chris Traeger 76 episodes
2011 Young Justice Captain Marvel (voice) 2 episodes
2011–14 Californication Eddie Nero 6 episodes
2012 Drew Peterson: Untouchable Drew Peterson Television film
2013 Prosecuting Casey Anthony Jeff Ashton Television film
2013 Behind the Candelabra Dr. Jack Startz Television film
2013 Killing Kennedy John F. Kennedy Television film
2013 Franklin & Bash Himself Episode: "Shoot to Kill"
2015 Beautiful & Twisted Ben Novack, Jr. Television film
2015 Moonbeam City Dazzle Novak (voice) 10 episodes
2015–16 The Grinder Dean Sanderson 22 episodes
2015 You, Me and the Apocalypse Father Jude Sutton 8 episodes
2015 The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar Simba (voice) Television film
2016–present The Lion Guard Simba (voice) 9 episodes
2016 Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe Himself/roastee Television special
2016–present Code Black Dr. Ethan Willis
Year Association Category Nominated work Result
1983 Golden Globe Awards Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Thursday's Child Nominated
1986 Golden Raspberry Awards Worst Supporting Actor St. Elmo's Fire Won
1988 Golden Globe Awards Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Square Dance Nominated
2000 Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Television Series Drama The West Wing Nominated
2001 Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Television Series Drama The West Wing Nominated
2001 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series The West Wing Nominated
2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series The West Wing Won
2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series The West Wing Won
2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series The West Wing Nominated
2014 Golden Globe Awards Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Behind the Candelabra Nominated
2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie Killing Kennedy Nominated
2016 Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy The Grinder Nominated
2016 People's Choice Awards Favorite Actor in a New TV Series The Grinder Nominated



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