Rob Lowe Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


2nd February 2017

Quote: "I was (in) Dayton, Ohio at the Natural History Museum... Someone had the genius idea to keep a condor directly at a four-year-old's head level. I walked in and the thing grabbed onto my face and grabbed a huge chunk of (skin). Good thing it didn't take more off! I had the scar until just recently... for real!" Code Black actor Rob Lowe recalls being mauled by a condor bird as a child.


5th October 2016

Quote: "It's like I made it; being in the NFL (National Football League), you go in to get a hit." Actor Rob Lowe admits getting roasted on a recent Comedy Central TV special was like playing American football.


8th March 2016

Tweet: "Peyton Manning's farewell speech: a clinic on class, gratitude, humor, intellect and emotion. Football's GOAT (greatest of all time) ambassador moves on. #18." Actor and football fan Rob Lowe applauds the Super Bowl-winning Denver Broncos quarterback for bowing out with grace after officially announcing his retirement following 18 seasons in the NFL.


20th January 2016

Fact: Rob Lowe is preparing for a family reunion on his new U.S. sitcom The Grinder when his brother Chad Lowe gets behind the camera to direct him in an upcoming episode.


12th January 2016

Quote: "Alumni of Santa Monica High School, we get things done. We get nominated for Golden Globes and find international drug felons; that's what we do." Rob Lowe was thrilled to hear his former school pal Sean Penn was involved in the recapture of drug lord El Chapo. The Oscar winner recently tracked down El Chapo for a Rolling Stone interview and his interest was scrutinised by Mexican authorities, who recaptured the crime boss last week (ends08Jan16).


16th December 2015

Quote: "The day you stop being a fan in this business is the day you need to get out of this business." Veteran actor Rob Lowe was overjoyed after taking a selfie with Star Wars icons Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill at the Los Angeles premiere of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens on Monday (14Dec15).


15th December 2015

Quote: "I was on the set of the original when I was 12 years old... when they were shooting the Death Star battle... I'd just moved to California... They showed me a clip of them swinging on the rope, Luke and Leia, and the floor was six inches below them; they hadn't out in the special effects yet and even the light sabers didn't have the beam in them - they were just sticks - and I was still like, 'This is gonna be huge!'" Rob Lowe was thrilled to be part of the latest Star Wars premiere in Hollywood on Monday night (14Dec15).


11th December 2015

Quote: "I should retire... I'm never gonna top this week." Rob Lowe is still pinching himself after scoring a Golden Globe nomination just days after unveiling his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


10th December 2015

Tweet: "Excited for my #GoldenGlobes nomination for #TheGrinder Great show, great role and great partners who make me look better than I am. #happy". Rob Lowe is thankful to be recognised in the Best Actor in a TV Series - Comedy category for the Golden Globes.


1st December 2015

Fact: Rob Lowe is to be honoured with the 2,567 star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Gwyneth Paltrow and Lowe's The Grinder co-star Fred Savage will be among the guest speakers saluting the former Brat Pack star as he unveils his plaque on 8 December (15).


28th September 2015

Quote: "I love the process, I love the election cycle, but I don't know. It's so divisive, it doesn't seem like it was 20, even 30 years ago... And what's sad is I don't think the best and the brightest are called to do it (run for office), which is really the loss for all of us." Actor Rob Lowe has been turned off the idea of entering politics and one day running for office.


9th July 2015

Tweet: "As my grandpa would say: 'Yeah, sure. Pull the other leg, it plays jingle bells!' #Lame... Cannot wait for the new Arianna Grande/Dixie Chicks jam to drop!" Actor Rob Lowe is not convinced pop star Ariana Grande's "I hate America!" remarks in a California doughnut store were part of the singer's commentary on the state of obesity in the U.S. Grande released a statement on Wednesday (08Jul15) attempting to explain her comments, which were caught on surveillance video.


20th January 2015

Quote: "I went to the mailbox about a month ago and there was a letter from Bill Clinton, out of the blue, just saying the chapter I wrote about dropping my first son at college brought him back to dropping (his daughter) Chelsea at the dorm, and she had to like, push him out. We're all so different, we all come from different places, no matter who we are, but we're all united by certain things in our lives." Actor Rob Lowe reveals he was stunned to discover the former U.S. President had read his recent memoir.


20th January 2015

Quote: "You know why I love James Franco? He's the only person to be worse than me on the Oscars." Rob Lowe jokes about his The Interview co-star's awful Academy Awards hosting gig.


17th December 2014

Tweet: "Wow. Everyone caved. The hackers won. An utter and complete victory for them. Wow." Actor Rob Lowe is in disbelief after Sony Pictures bosses bowed to pressure from hackers and cancelled the release of Seth Rogen's controversial new comedy The Interview amid threats to the safety of filmgoers.


11th November 2014

Tweet: "To all who serve, all who have served and all who gave all: we can never repay our debt. Thank you. #Gratitude #VeteransDay". Actor Rob Lowe honours America's Armed Forces on Veterans Day (11Nov14).


12th October 2014

Tweet: "Was my great pleasure to know and work with both Jan Hooks and Phil Hartman when I first hosted #Snl in 1990. They were state of the art." Rob Lowe pays tribute to late Saturday Night Live (Snl) star Jan Hooks following her death on Thursday (09Oct14), and her former co-star Phil Hartman, who passed away in 1998.


26th May 2014

Tweet: "Congratulations to my wonderful son @Johnny_L0we who graduated today. So proud of him." Rob Lowe is a happy father as his son John Owen finishes high school.


11th April 2014

Quote: "In Malibu (California) in 1976, every seventh grader smoked weed like Bob Marley. I tried to fit in so I bought a little pipe because it looked like a Star Trek phaser, and then I used it more as a phaser, because I never did pot. That was never my thing." Actor Rob Lowe admits he is more of a sci-fi geek than a pot smoker.


10th April 2014

Quote: "As I approached this big (50th) birthday, I really started ramping up this surfing of mine. So I chipped a tooth, separated a rib and broke two surfboards in the course of a month and thought, 'I'm having a mid life crisis!' As I'm getting older, I'm probably just getting stupider. Because I'm clearly not getting better." Actor Rob Lowe has found his surfing skills aren't as sharp as they used to be.


10th April 2014

Quote: "When I got sober many many years ago, my biggest fear was that I wouldn't be wild. So of course I got a tattoo because 'I'm still wild'. And I have my newly sober 'I'm still wild' tattoo and it's horrible. I don't know what it is anymore. It once was a traditional Japanese Koi fish in a swirl of water and now it's a wonderful blob - like my mind." Actor Rob Lowe on his indistinguishable tattoo on his upper left arm.


23rd December 2013

Fact: Actor Rob Lowe is reportedly preparing to downsize his home after placing his sprawling 20-room mansion in Montecito, California on the market for a whopping $42 million (£28 million). The West Wing star and his wife, Sheryl Berkoff, are offloading the house now that their two sons, Matthew, 20, and 18-year-old John, are grown up, according to the New York Post. The next owner will be able to boast about living in the company of superstars - Oprah Winfrey, Drew Barrymore and comedienne Ellen DeGeneres are all neighbours.


9th November 2013

Quote: "This was my turn on the correct side of the desk... He's played Jfk and Bobby and he was great, but I was really happy to have my crack at it." Actor Rob Lowe on playing President John F. Kennedy in new Tv movie Killing Kennedy years after his The West Wing co-star Martin Sheen portrayed the assassinated leader and his brother.


4th November 2013

Quote: "He reminds me a little bit of myself when I was younger, and he's a great friend to my boys as well... He's a smart, really talented guy, big future. He's doing great. He's been a good addition in my life." Rob Lowe on his friendship with Zac Efron, who reportedly battled substance abuse issues in rehab earlier this year (13).


30th October 2013

Quote: "I like him a lot and to play his dad, I thought about that and I kept it in the back of my mind, particularly when I was doing scenes with John, Jr. I would have liked John to have been happy with it." Rob Lowe thought a lot about his late friend John F. Kennedy, Jr. while portraying his father President John F. Kennedy in new Tv movie Killing Kennedy.


18th July 2013

Quote: "He had everything to live for. Why...? You go through life thinking, 'I wanna be an actor, if I could just make it as an actor, it'll fix me', or, 'I want a great job... I want the great relationship; if I could just find the right person to love - that'll make it all better.' And inevitably you get it and you're still the same person. That is why you see people... with so much promise really lose their battle to addiction, because you think something other than you is going to fix you." Actor Rob Lowe opens up about how addictions can get the better of young stars like Cory Monteith, who died at the weekend (13Jul13).


8th July 2013

Tweet: "Sending prayers and good thoughts to Teresa Heinz Kerry. Hoping for a full, speedy recovery for a remarkable woman." Actor Rob Lowe expresses his sympathy after Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of American politician John Kerry, was hospitalised in Massachusetts on Sunday (07Jul13).


17th June 2013

Fact: Actor Rob Lowe recently paid a visit to New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to speak to survivors and staffmembers about his own experiences with the disease, which claimed the lives of both his mother and grandmother, who died from breast cancer. His dad also suffered from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma but managed to beat the illness.


11th December 2012

Tweet: "I want to send my prayers and gratitude to family of Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas Checque. An American hero." Actor Rob Lowe remembers the U.S. Navy Seal who died during a daring mission to rescue a kidnapped American doctor in Afghanistan last week (begs03Dec12).


20th November 2012

Tweet: "Gate broken at Lax. Cannot deplane. This airport is a s**t hole. It is like flying into a third world country. La should be ashamed." Actor Rob Lowe has a travel nightmare at Los Angeles International Airport.


30th August 2012

Fact: Chris Rock, Rob Lowe and Oprah Winfrey are among the stars who will help present U.S. daytime show Good Morning America to fill in for anchor Robin Roberts. The TV host will be away while undergoing treatment for a rare blood disorder.


17th June 2012

Tweet: "Thinking of my Pops and missing my boys. To all fathers and sons who can't be together today. Love FathersDay". Actor Rob Lowe is sad to be away from home on the family holiday.


4th June 2012

Tweet: "Well done, my British friends. No one does it like you. Jubilee." Actor Rob Lowe is impressed by the celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee milestone.


13th December 2011

Quote: "You'd call MTV and you'd say, 'Hey, you know that Sting video... where the girl's dancing, the blonde one, yeah... What's her phone number?' And they'd give it to you... I was watching the Iran-Contra hearings and I saw Oliver North's secretary and I thought she looked good in the pearls... It was harder to get through to the Pentagon... but I was not to be denied. Eventually I found the target." Actor Rob Lowe on the days he used to date women he spotted on TV.


10th October 2011

Fact: Actor Rob Lowe is developing a skincare line for men.


19th September 2011

Fact: A hopeful Amy Poehler started an Emmy first when she raced up onstage as Rob Lowe and Sofia Vergara listed her as a contender for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Parks and Recreation, prompting her fellow nominees, including Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) and Tina Fey (30 Rock) to join her and hold hands as their names were read out. They all celebrated together as the honour went to Melissa MCCarthy for Mike & Molly.


8th July 2011

Fact: Rob Lowe's transformation into a greying, 57-year-old police sergeant for his new TV thriller Untouchable is a lengthy process - it takes make-up artists nine hours every day to age the actor by 10 years for the role. In the small screen film, currently shooting in Los Angeles, Lowe portrays Drew Peterson, the former Illinois cop accused of drowning his third wife, Kathleen Savio.


11th May 2011

Quote: "That was the one that got away... They had a dance off... and I'm many things... but dancing is not one of my strong suits... I actually blew my meniscus in my knee out on the Footloose auditions." Rob Lowe on missing out on the lead in Footloose to Kevin Bacon.


10th May 2011

Quote: "Robert Downey, JR. was in my history class - not a good student." Rob Lowe on his famous classmate.


9th May 2011

Quote: "I hope Trump runs. I think it will be great." Hollywood star Rob Lowe is backing property mogul-turned-reality TV star Donald Trump to run for U.S. president.


8th May 2011

Quote: "I'm wishing him well because he really is someone I've cared about for many, many, many years." Actor Rob Lowe is concerned for his troubled pal Charlie Sheen.


2nd May 2011

Quote: "I wrote it now because my sons are the same age I was when I first got famous. It's frightening... I look at them, as all fathers do, and you see yourself... and that brought up a lot of stuff for me and so I put down in the book." Actor Rob Lowe on his new memoir Stories I Only Tell My Friends.


2nd May 2011

Quote: "I'm a royalist... I kinda like 'em. I think it's kind of majestic and good clean fun. I have met a couple of them." Actor Rob Lowe loved watching Friday's (29Apr11) royal wedding.


29th April 2011

Quote: "Talk about looking better than ever... She's an amazing woman." Rob Lowe on his former Brat Pack star and real life love interest Demi Moore.


29th April 2011

Quote: "Let me just say this, sometimes being a trailblazer is highly overrated... It's almost quaint to think about now because now people do sex tapes to help their careers. There's a cottage industry." Rob Lowe jokes about his 1989 sex tape scandal.


28th April 2011

Quote: "He and I agree to disagree on sobriety. I'm like, 'Dude, we have a chair for you. We're ready for you over here in the anonymous group that we all go to and that saved my life.' He doesn't want anything to do with it." Actor Rob Lowe is urging old pal Charlie Sheen to get help for his alleged substance abuse issues.


6th April 2011

Fact: Hollywood actors Ralph Fiennes and Rob Lowe will appear at the upcoming Hay Festival in Wales. The literary event will see Fiennes give a talk about Shakespeare's Coriolanus, while Lowe will tell stories about his life. The festival will take place between 26 May (11) and 5 June (11) in Hay-on-Wye, Wales.


15th September 2010

Quote: "I've been sober for 20 years, but you gotta get your fix some way. It's a way for me to keep my edge." Actor Rob Lowe has turned to dangerous sports like heli-skiing and big-wave surfing to get his kicks since quitting alcohol.


29th June 2010

Fact: Actor Rob Lowe is to pen an autobiography, called Stories I Only Tell My Friends. The book will hit stores in May (11).


27th February 2009

Quote: "Everybody was exactly how you would imagine them, for the most part. (ROBERT) DOWNEY JR. was hilarious and wild, SEAN (PENN) was serious and clearly really, really talented, and CHARLIE (SHEEN) just loved life and was one of my favourite nuts." Actor Rob Lowe on growing up with his famous schoolmates.


29th September 2008

Quote: "What I like about RICKY (GERVAIS) is the first thing he does with the script is take all the night shoots out because he doesn't want to be up past midnight. I love that." Rob Lowe enjoyed working with the British funnyman on new movie THIS SIDE OF THE TRUTH, which Gervais co-wrote and co-directed.


28th June 2008

Fact: Chad Lowe will direct brother Rob Lowe in an upcoming episode of TV drama BROTHERS + SISTERS. It marks the first time the Lowes have ever worked together.


8th December 2006

Quote: "Motorcades! And security detail when we ski!" Rob Lowe describes the perks of being best pals with California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.


4th December 2006

Quote: "My brother's decorum and restraint... I only hope that I could be the kind of man that he is." Rob Lowe is proud of the way his brother CHAD is handling his divorce from double Oscar winner Hilary Swank.


2nd December 2006

Fact: Rob Lowe is such a huge fan of tense TV drama 24 he has the theme as his ringtone. Ironically, his brother CHAD will appear in the new season of the show next year (07).


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