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Rob Lowe

Robert Hepler "Rob" Lowe (/ˈrɒb ˈloʊ/; born March 17, 1964) is an American film and television actor. He garnered fame after appearing in such films as The Outsiders, Oxford Blues, About Last Night..., St. Elmo's Fire, Wayne's World, Tommy Boy and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. On television, he played Sam Seaborn on The West Wing and Senator Robert McCallister on Brothers & Sisters. He is currently appearing on Parks and Recreation as Chris Traeger. Lowe was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, the son of Barbara Lynn (née Hepler), a schoolteacher and native of Shelby County, Ohio, and Charles Davis Lowe, a trial lawyer. His parents divorced when Lowe and his younger brother, actor Chad Lowe, were very young. Lowe also has two half-brothers. Because of a virus during infancy, he is deaf in his right ear (he later played a deaf character in Stephen King's The Stand). Lowe was baptized into the Episcopal church. He is of English, Irish, German, Welsh and Scottish descent. He was raised in a "traditional midwestern setting" in Dayton, Ohio, attending Oakwood Junior High School, before moving to the Point Dume area of Malibu, California with his mother and brother. He attended

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Rob Lowe -- BLOODY SURF ACCIDENT ... Hottest Laceration Ever

Rob Lowe
BLOODY SURF ACCIDENT Hottest Laceration Ever

Rob Lowe became the handsomest piece of shark bait in the water this weekend -- when he gashed his leg open during a surf session gone bad ... and the blood came pouring out.  As you can… READ MORE >

Golden Globe Parties -- Why So Serious?

Golden Globe Parties
Why So Serious?

We got a bunch of stars who were doing some pretty serious pre-Golden Globe partying, but it seems they all made a pact --- mum's the word.Lots of stars were partying at Chateau Marmont and… READ MORE >

- 318 days ago
Rob Lowe -- Behind the ... Lucille Bluth?

Rob Lowe
Behind the ... Lucille Bluth?

Here's Rob Lowe as Liberace's age-defying plastic surgeon Dr. Jack Startz in the HBO movie "Behind the Candelabra" (left) -- and Jessica Walter as family matriarch Lucille Bluth on the cult TV… READ MORE >

- 547 days ago
Rob Lowe -- You're Gonna Dig My Casey Anthony Movie

Rob Lowe
You're Gonna Dig My Casey Anthony Movie

Rob Lowe is getting ready to re-try Casey Anthony ... in an upcoming movie about the infamous murder case ... and the actor tells TMZ he's VERY confident people are "gonna dig it."Lowe was in… READ MORE >

- 918 days ago
Rob Lowe -- There's No Replacing Regis Philbin

Rob Lowe
There's No Replacing Regis!

Our photog asked Rob Lowe straight up yesterday at LAX -- would he be interested in taking over Regis Philbin's chair next to Kelly Ripa -- and he certainly didn't give us a straight… READ MORE >

- 1054 days ago
ABC Interested in Rob Lowe as Regis' Replacement on 'Live' With Kelly Ripa

Rob Lowe
ABC Eyeing Him to Replace Reeg On 'Live' With Kelly Ripa

Rob Lowe could be Regis Philbin's replacement ... if ABC has its way.Lowe just finished a two-day stint, guest hosting with Kelly Ripa and an ABC source says the honchos "loved the chemistry… READ MORE >

- 1055 days ago
Rob Lowe vs. John Stamos: Who'd You Rather?

Rob Lowe vs. John Stamos
Who'd You Rather?

Ageless TV hunks Rob Lowe, 47, and John Stamos, 48, seem to get better and better looking with each passing day.Question is ... More Who'd You Rather? Martha Stewart vs. Sigourney Weaver Amanda… READ MORE >

- 1140 days ago
Rob Lowe -- Doggy-Style Rescue Mission

Rob Lowe
Doggy-Style Rescue Mission

Rob Lowe is saving lives -- doggy lives.Sources close to the actor tell TMZ -- Rob, his brother Chad, and his son Matthew have been volunteering with OneDogRescue.org for the past six months ...… READ MORE >

- 1166 days ago
Rob Lowe -- All Smiles After Death of Osama

Rob Lowe -- All Smiles After Death of Osama

Rob Lowe celebrated with a few New York City firefighters in Times Square last night after President Barack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden. Great night.  READ MORE >

- 1304 days ago
Chuck Lorre: Rob Lowe's An Interesting Replacement!

Chuck Lorre: Rob Lowe's An Interesting Replacement!

"Two and a Half Men" creator Chuck Lorre has had meetings about producing "Two and a Half Men" without Charlie Sheen, and Chuck's people have been talking to Rob Lowe, TMZ has learned.Sources… READ MORE >

- 1359 days ago

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