Mar. 17th, 1964
Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Rob Lowe's Main TV Roles
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Born in Charlottesville, Virginia, Rob Lowe's family moved to Dayton, Ohio, when he was a child. He began modeling as a young boy and broke into acting in his teens. He spent the 1980s as a member of the "Brat Pack", a group of young, powerful and reckless actors and actresses that included 'Emilio Estevez', 'Charlie Sheen' and 'Judd Nelson', among others. In 1988 Lowe was involved in a scandal centering around a sexually explicit videotape which involved a minor, for which he did 20 hours of community service in Dayton. He subsequently sought help for his problems with drugs and alcohol and has re-emerged in the 1990s as a clean and sober husband and father.
- His wife, 'Sheryl Berkoff' (qv), is a make-up artist.
- Brother of actor 'Chad Lowe (I)' (qv)
- 'Mike Myers (I)' (qv) is known to have resurrected Rob's acting career. He and Rob became close friends while filming _Wayne's World (1992)_ (qv). Myers gave him an unbilled role in _Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)_ (qv) (although the scene was deleted in editing) and gave him a role as the young Number Two in _Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)_ (qv).
- 1987: Nominated for a supporting Golden Globe award for his performance as a retarded youth in _Square Dance (1987)_ (qv).
- Impersonated 'Robert Wagner (I)' (qv)'s voice for the young Number Two in _Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)_ (qv).
- Was one of the nine original members of the 1980s "brat pack", along with 'Judd Nelson' (qv), 'Mare Winningham' (qv), 'Anthony Michael Hall' (qv), 'Demi Moore' (qv), 'Ally Sheedy' (qv), 'Molly Ringwald' (qv), 'Emilio Estevez' (qv) and 'Andrew McCarthy (I)' (qv).
- Has the dubious distinction of having left a successful TV series (_"The West Wing" (1999)_ (qv)), to having two failed TV series within a year (_"The Lyon's Den" (2003)_ (qv), _"Dr. Vegas" (2004)_ (qv)), both of which were canceled before running their full season.
- Was considered for the role of Dr. Derek Shepard on _"Grey's Anatomy" (2005)_ (qv).