Chad Lowe Actor, Age, Biography, Movies, Net-Worth, Lifestyle & More

Chad Lowe a.k.a Charles Davis Lowe II (born on January 15th, 1968) is an American actor and director. Despite being the younger brother of the famous actor, Rob Lowe, his talents were not overshadowed. He has had recurring roles in shows like ER, Now and Again and Melrose Place. He has also played Byron Montgomery on Pretty Little Liars and Deputy White House Chief of Staff Reed Pollock on the sixth season of 24. Lowe also won an Emmy Award for his supporting role as a young man living with HIV in Life Goes On.

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Chad Lowe Biography

Name Charles Davis Lowe II
Nickname Chad
Profession Actor, Director and Producer
Height 5’8″ or 1.74 m or 174 cm
Weight 69 kg or 152 lbs
Body Measurements 32-26-32
Date of Birth 15th January, 1968 (52 years old in 2020)
Birthplace Dayton, Ohio, United States
Hometown Dayton, Ohio, United States
Residence Malibu, California, USA
Nationality American
DebutTV: Silence of the Heart (1984)Movie:  Apprentice to Murder (1988)
SchoolOakwood Junior High School, OhioSanta Monica High School, California, US
College/University Not Known
Educational Qualifications Graduate
FatherCharles Davis Lowe
Mother Barbara Lynn Wilson
BrotherRob Lowe (older brother)Micah Dyer (half brother)Justin Lowe (half brother)
Eye color Blue
Hair colorBlonde
Marital status Married
WifeKim Painter (m.2010)Hilary Swank (m.1997-2007)
DaughtersMabel Painter Lowe, Fiona Hepler Lowe, Nixie Barbara Lowe
Net Worth $4 million (approx.)

Early Life and Background

Chad Lowe was born in Dayton, Ohio to Barbara Lynn and Charles Davis Lowe. His mother was a school teacher while his father was a trial lawyer. He went to Oakwood Junior Secondary school from where he pursued his initial education. The early part of his childhood was spent in Dayton, Ohio but later, he relocated to Malibu, California along with his brother, Rob Lowe after his parent’s separation. After moving, he joined Santa Monica Secondary School along with some of the well-known actors like Charlie Sheen, Chris Penn, Robert Downey Jr, Sean Penn and Emilio Estevez.

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Personal life

After meeting Hilary Swank while filming for Quiet Days in Hollywood, Chad got married on September 28, 1997. They both announced their separation on January 9 2006, and their divorce was finalized on November 1, 2007. Lowe started dating producer Kim Painter whom he married on May 16 2009, in a small ceremony in Los Angeles. The couple have three daughters namely, Mabel Painter Lowe, Fiona Hepler Lowe and Nixie Barbara Lowe.

chad lowe with her wife

Personal favorites

ActorChristopher Walken
ActressDebra Winger
MusicIndi pop
ColourTeal, upsdell red
FruitBilberry, Honeydew Melon
SportVolleyball, Cricket
DestinationSeoul, Munich


Chad Lowe started his professional acting career during the 1980s where he appeared in a number of television series and movies. He appeared in the television series, Silence of the Heart. In 1988, Chad featured in the television movie April Morning alongside Robert Urich and Tommy Lee Jones. He earned an Emmy Award for his outstanding performance in the American drama series Life Goes On as a young HIV patient. This series aired on ABC TV from 1991 to 1993.

He also starred in various drama series such as Popular, Now and Again, Melrose Place, ER and had a guest appearance on shows like CSI: Miami, Medium,  and Touched by an Angel. His talents were not only limited to television series though as he portrayed many significant roles in various feature films including Quiet Days in Hollywood, True Blood, Floating, Unfaithful, Nobody’s perfect and Take me Home. He also additionally composed and coordinated a short movie called The Audition. 


  • Oxford Blues as a computer hacker in 1984
  • Apprentice to murder in 1988 as Billy Kelly
  • True Blood in 1989 as Donny True
  • Nobody’s Perfect in 1990 as Stephen
  • Highway to hell in 1991 as Charlie Sykes
  • Driven in 1996 as LeGrand
  • Floating in 1996 as Doug
  • Trading Favors in 1996 as Marty
  • Quiet Days in Hollywood in 1997 as Richard
  • The Others in 1997 as VTV Director
  • Suicide, the Comedy in 1998 as J.J
  • The Audition in 2000
  • Your Guardian in 2001 as Parker Smith
  • Unfaithful in 2001 as Bill Stone
  • The Space Between in 2002 as Ticket Man
  • Red Betsy in 2003 as Orin Sanders
  • California Scheming in 2014 as Mr. Behrle
  • Entourage in 2015 as Chad Lowe
  • A Walk to Vegas in 2018 as Sheriff


  • Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac in 1984 as Al Hamilton
  • Silence of the Heart in 1984 as Skip Lewis
  • Spencer from 1984 to 1985 as Spencer Winger
  • There Must Be a Pony in 1986 as Josh Sydney
  • April Morning in 1986 as Adam Cooper
  • CBS School break Special in 1988 as Michael Wells
  • So Proudly We Hail in 1990 as Billy Kincaid
  • Captive in 1990 as Jeff Frost
  • An Inconvenient Woman in 1991 as Kippur Petworth
  • Life Goes On from 1991 to 1993 as Jesse McKenna
  • Candles in the Dark in 1993 as Jan Toome
  • Fighting for My Daughter in 1993 as Eric
  • Siringo in 1993 as Winton Powell
  • Dare to Love in 1995 as Stephen
  • Snowy River: The McGregor Saga in 1995 as Sam Taylor
  • ABC Afterschool Specials in 1996 as Roger
  • Melrose Place from 1996 to 1997 as Carter Gallavan
  • In the Presence of Mine Enemies in 1997 as Sergeant 
  • The Hunger in 1997 as Neville
  • ER from 1997 to 2005 as Dr. George Henry
  • Target Earth in 1997 as Commander Fauk, Alien Chief
  • Poltergeist: The Legacy in 1997 as Josh Miller
  • Touched By an Angel in 1998 as Arthur Bowers
  • Superman in 1998 as Cosmic Boy
  • The Apartment Complex in 1999 as Stan Warden
  • Popular in 1999 as Luke Grant
  • Now And Again in 1999 as Craig Spence
  • The Wild Thornberry’s from 1999 to 2000 
  • Take Me Home: The John Denver Story in 2000 as John Denver
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2001 as Jason Mayberry
  • Hack in 2003 as Jimmy Scanlon
  • CSI: Miami in 2003 as Scott Mandeville
  • Without a Trace in 2004 as Lawrence Pierce
  • Fielder’s Choice in 2007 as Philip
  • 24 in 2007 as Reed Pollock
  • Bones in 2007 as Brandon Casey
  • Ghost Whisperer in 2009 as Nathan Weiss
  • Pretty Little Liars from 2010 to 2017 as Byron Montgomery
  • Young Justice from 2011 to 2013 as Captain Marvel/ Billy Baston
  • Rizzoli & Isles in 2016 as Charlie Douglas
  • Supergirl from 2017 to 2018 as Thomas Coville
  • Hailey Dean Mystery: 2+2= Murder in 2018 as Clyde Bennett
  • Hailey Dean Mystery: A Will to Kill in 2018 as Clyde Bennett
  • Hell’s Kitchen in 2019 as himself

Lesser-known facts

  • Chad Lowe is the younger brother of the renowned actor Rob Lowe.
  • The actors Justin Lowe and Micah Dyer are the step brothers of Chad.
  • He belongs to an English, German, Irish, Welsh and Scottish lineage.
  • Due to his strong religious belief, he admitted to Episcopal Church by baptism.
  • Chad made his film debut by directing a starring movie, Beautiful Ohio.
  • He  also additionally composed and coordinated a short movie called, The Audition.