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Chad Lowe is an American actor. He is the younger brother of fellow actor Rob Lowe. He won an Emmy Award for his supporting role in Life Goes On as a man suffering with HIV. He has also had recurring roles on ER, Melrose Place, and Now and Again. One of his recent prominent roles was Deputy White House Chief of Staff Reed Pollock on the sixth season of 24.

He portrays Byron Montgomery on Pretty Little Liars. He has also directed several episodes of the show.

Early life and career

Lowe was born in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Barbara Lynn (née Hepler), a teacher, and Charles Davis Lowe, a lawyer. He is the younger brother of actor Rob Lowe.

Lowe began his acting career in his teens. In one of his earlier roles he played the title character in the short-lived sitcom, Spencer, which he abruptly left.[1] Later, he co-starred with Tommy Lee Jones and Robert Urich in the 1987 made-for-TV film April Morning, which depicted the battle of Lexington in the American Revolutionary War.

From 1991-1993, he starred in Life Goes On, for which he received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 1993.

Lowe made his directorial debut in 2000, with the short film The Audition. He also directed Beautiful Ohio, released in 2007.

He is also a director, most famously directing several Bones (TV Series) episodes.

In April 2010, Lowe replaced Alexis Denisof as Aria's father, Byron Montgomery in Pretty Little Liars which saw him reunite with former Melrose Place alumni, Laura Leighton.


Year Title Role Notes
1984 Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac
Silence of the Heart Skip Lewis
Oxford Blues uncredited
1987 April Morning Adam Cooper
1988 Apprentice to Murder
1989 Nobody's Perfect
True Blood Donny Trueblood
1991 An Inconvenient Woman Kippie
1992 Highway to Hell Charlie Sykes
1995 Snowy River: The McGregor Saga 2 episodes
1996 Driven
1997 In the Presence of Mine Enemies Sgt. Lott
1999 Floating
The Apartment Complex
2000 Take Me Home: The John Denver Story
The Audition also dir.
2001 Acceptable Risk
2002 Unfaithful
The Space Between
*Fielder's Choice
2007 Beautiful Ohio
Year Show Role Notes
1984–1985 Spencer 6 episodes
1991–1993 Life Goes On Jesse 35 episodes
1996–1997 Melrose Place Carter 8 episodes
1997, 2005 ER George Henry 3 episodes
1998 Superman: The Animated Series Cosmic Boy 1 episode
1999 Popular Mr. Luke Grant 4 episodes
Now and Again Craig Spence 4 episodes
The Wild Thornberries 2 episodes
2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 1 episode
Star Trek: Enterprise
2002 Hack 1 episode
2003 CSI: Miami 1 episode
2004 Without a Trace 1 episode
2005 Medium 1 episode
2007 24 Reed Pollock 8 episodes
2009 Ghost Whisperer 1 episode
2010–2017 Pretty Little Liars Byron Montgomery TV series-regular role
2010 Drop Dead Diva 1 episode

Episodes Directed (15/160)

Season 2 (2/25)

Season 3 (3/24)

Season 4 (3/24)

Season 5 (3/25)

Season 6 (2/20)

Season 7 (2/20)



  • Was married to Hillary Swank [1]
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