Last Updated: August 23, 2023
Richest CelebritiesActors
Net Worth:
$4 Million
Date of Birth:
Jan 15, 1968 (55 years old)
Place of Birth:
5 ft 8 in (1.74 m)
Actor, Television Director, Film Producer, Voice Actor, Film director
United States of America
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What is Chad Lowe's Net Worth?

Chad Lowe is an American actor and director who has a net worth of $4 million. The younger brother of actor Rob Lowe, Chad Lowe is known for his roles on such television series as "Life Goes On," "Melrose Place," "24," and "Pretty Little Liars." Lowe has also acted in many films, including "Nobody's Perfect," "Highway to Hell," "Unfaithful," and "California Scheming."

Early Life and Education

Charles Lowe II was born on January 15, 1968 in Dayton, Ohio to teacher Barbara and trial lawyer Charles. When he was young, his parents divorced. He is the younger brother of actor Rob Lowe, and has two half-brothers named Micah and Justin from his parents' respective second marriages. Lowe was educated at Oakwood Junior High School in Dayton before moving to Malibu, California with his mother and brother. In California, he attended Santa Monica High School.

Television Acting

Lowe first appeared on television in 1984. That year, he was in the television films "Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac" and "Silence of the Heart," and also began starring as the titular character on the NBC sitcom "Spencer." Lowe left "Spencer" after six episodes, and was replaced by Ross Harris. He subsequently appeared in a string of television films, including "There Must Be a Pony," "April Morning," and "Captive." In 1991, Lowe began playing Jesse McKenna on the ABC series "Life Goes On," then in its third season. He continued playing the character through the fourth and final season, and won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. After that, Lowe returned to television films, with credits including "Candles in the Dark," "Siringo," and "Dare to Love." From 1996 to 1997, he played the recurring role of Carter Gallavan on the primetime soap opera "Melrose Place." Also in 1997, Lowe began playing the recurring part of Dr. George Henry on "ER." Closing out the decade, he starred in Tobe Hooper's television film "The Apartment Complex" and had recurring roles on the series "Popular" and "Now and Again."

At the dawn of the new millennium, Lowe starred as John Denver in the biographical television film "Take Me Home: The John Denver Story." The year after that, he appeared in episodes of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Night Visions." Lowe continued making guest appearances on shows over the ensuing years, with credits including "Hack," "CSI: Miami," "Without a Trace," and "Medium." In 2007, he played the recurring role of Reed Pollock in the sixth season of the action drama series "24." Lowe followed that with guest roles on "Bones," "Ghost Whisperer," and "Drop Dead Diva." He then began one of his longest-running roles in 2010, playing the father of Lucy Hale's character on the teen drama series "Pretty Little Liars," based on Sara Shepard's novel series. The show ran for seven seasons through 2017. During that time, Lowe lent his voice to the animated superhero series "Young Justice." He returned to the superhero subgenre to play Thomas Coville on "Supergirl." Among his other notable credits, Lowe played the guest role of Robert Strand in the final two seasons of "9-1-1: Lone Star," which starred his brother Rob.

Film Acting

Lowe had his first starring role on the big screen in the 1988 thriller "Apprentice to Murder," in which he played a teenager in 1920s Pennsylvania. The following year, he starred alongside Jeff Fahey and Sherilyn Fenn in the action drama "True Blood." In 1990, Lowe starred in the comedy "Nobody's Perfect" as a college student who decides to dress up as a girl to join the women's tennis team and get closer to his crush. He subsequently starred alongside Kristy Swanson in the horror comedy "Highway to Hell." Lowe's credits during the remainder of the decade included "Floating," "Trading Favors," "Quiet Days in Hollywood," and "Suicide, the Comedy." In the 00s, he appeared in such films as "Your Guardian" and the erotic thriller "Unfaithful." Lowe's other credits have included "California Scheming," "7 Days to Vegas," and the big-screen adaptation of the television series "Entourage."

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As a director, Lowe made his debut in 2000 with the short film "The Audition," in which he starred alongside his then-wife Hilary Swank. After directing another short film in 2002, he directed episodes of the television series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Hack."

In 2006, Lowe made his feature directorial debut with the film "Beautiful Ohio," a 1970s-set coming-of-age dramedy starring Michelle Trachtenberg, William Hurt, and Julianna Margulies. Lowe went on to direct numerous episodes of various television series after that, including episodes of "Bones," "Pretty Little Liars," "Rizzoli & Isles," "Life in Pieces," "Stitchers," "American Housewife," "Supergirl," "The Flash," and "9-1-1: Lone Star."

Personal Life

In 1997, Lowe married actress Hilary Swank, whom he first met while filming "Quiet Days in Hollywood." The pair separated in early 2006 before divorcing late the next year. Lowe went on to date producer Kim Painter, whom he married in the summer of 2010. Together, they have three daughters.

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