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Todd Lowe Biography
Todd Lowe is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Terry Bellefleur, a PTSD-suffering Iraq War veteran who works as a short order cook at Merlotte’s Bar & Grill., on HBO’s True Blood and as Zack Van Gerbig on Gilmore Girls.
He played the role of Colin Dobbs, another war veteran, in five episodes of the USA Network series Shooter (TV series), based on the 2007 film of the same name and the novel Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter in 2017 .
Todd Lowe Age
Todd was born on May 10, 1977 in Houston, Texas, US. He is 41 years old as of 2018.
Todd Lowe Family
Todd was born in Houston and grew up in Humble. He is the son of Dan Lee and his mother Bridget Ellen Lowe. Todd is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1999. While looking for jobs as an actor, Lowe worked as a substitute teacher.
Todd Lowe Career
Todd began his work as a substitute teacher while he was looking for the job of an actor
In addition to television and film, Todd has starred in over twenty stage productions and has worked on several plays written by playwright Justin Tanner.
Todd has been a singer and guitarist for Pilbilly Knights, a country-rock band based in Los Angeles. In January 2007 the band released a compact disc, California Nigth Club (sic). Currently he is a member of another rock country band, The LA Hootenanny.
Todd Lowe True Blood
Todd is best known for his role as Terry Bellefleur, a PTSD-suffering Iraq War veteran who works as a short order cook at Merlotte’s Bar & Grill on HBO’s True Blood. dark fantasy horror television series produced and created by Alan Ball and based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries, a series of novels by Charlaine Harris.
Is Todd Lowe Related To Rob Lowe
Todd shares the last name with Rob they are not related in any way.
Todd Lowe Gilmore Girls
Todd is known for appearing as Zack Van Gerbig on Gilmore Girls. This is a dramedy television series, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. It debuted on October 5, 2000, on The WB and became a flagship series for the network. The show originally ran for seven seasons, with the final season moving to The CW, and ended its run on May 15, 2007.
Todd Lowe Married
being so popular and so successful, he has managed to keep his personal life entirely private. He is not dating any girlfriend at this time. He might be a married man and maybe have a wife and children but details on them are completely missing right now.
Todd Lowe Net Worth
Todd has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
Todd Lowe Interview
Jerod Williams: Fans know you as Zack from THE GILMORE GIRLS. Are you being recognized even more ever since joining the show TRUE BLOOD?
Todd Lowe: Not really. There were a few people that would come up to me and say nice job on the show and Terry is funny and it’s flattering to hear their comments and I take it in stride. It’s not been a huge problem for me and I hope it doesn’t become one. I haven’t had to go into hiding yet.
Jerod Williams: Tell us about your character Terry Bellefleur on TRUE BLOOD.
Todd Lowe: In the Charlaine Harris books, Terry is a war veteran and when I auditioned for the part he was written as a Vietnam veteran, in the series he is updated as an Iraqi vet.
Jerod Williams: How does this character compare to any other character you have played and what kind of research did you do to prepare yourself for this role?
Todd Lowe: I based my character on homeless people I encountered in Austin who were war veterans, particularly, my encounter with one when I was a student at UT Austin. I thought back on one guy who said he would sell me a sonnet for a cigarette. I gave him a smoke and he said “My mistress’ eyes were nothing like the sun . . .” and that was some Sting song, I think, and I gave him the rest of my pack and made it to Shakespeare class on time. When I auditioned for Terry, I had him in mind. A sympathy seeker who hustled me out of my smokes. ( laughing out loud).
Jerod Williams: What’s it like working with the actors on the set?
Todd Lowe: It’s great and everyone on the set is very professional and I feel privileged to be among this talented group of people. They are all prettier than me and that makes me feel doubly flattered.
Jerod Williams: You don’t think you’re a pretty person?
Todd Lowe: I try to retain water. I work at it, but not as hard as I should.
Todd and I are laughing out loud as he lights his cigarette from a space heater that is keeping us warm while drinking Irish Cream coffees.
Jerod Williams: What can the audience expect for Season 2 of TRUE BLOOD?
Todd Lowe: I am contractually bound not to disclose any upcoming spoilers for Season 2. I’m dying to tell someone. I can’t even tell my mom who uses my cousins to get information out of me. I can tell you this much just based on last season that Terry’s coming back and appears to have a developing relationship with Arlene (played by Carrie Preston).
Jerod Williams: Does your theatre background work better for you in either television or film ?
Todd Lowe: I would have to say television. Television is a medium that I prefer and I am able to improvise. There is a rhythm and an arc and a pace that feels comfortable. There is something about doing a television table read that feels like reading a stage play. I’m thankful for having a theatre background because as an actor, you can sense the pulse of your audience whether it is with the director, the writer, the studio heads, etc. At this point in my career, I haven’t done enough film to know if I am good at it. I’m more of a character actor and I put a lot of myself into playing oddballs.
Jerod Williams: People know you as an actor, but not many people know there’s another side to you and that is you are a musician.
Todd Lowe: I have been playing country music on the guitar since I was 23. I started playing rock music on the guitar when I was 17. When I was in college, I learned that country music was a lot easier. I like singing songs and making them funny and if I can get anybody to play with me, I say let’s put on a show. I love to entertain.
Jerod Williams: What is the name of your band?
Todd Lowe: Pilbilly Knights.
Jerod Williams: How did Pillbilly Knights come together?
Todd Lowe: Pilbilly Knights first came together when a good friend of mine named Padrick Peper heard me play and he started inviting me to his house and to play at parties with him and his harmonica. We were encouraged by the positive response we got so we recruited a high school friend of mine, James Lane, to play drums and he sings great harmonies and then finally another friend of a friend of mine who is a television editor named Jacob Morgan plays a mean bass guitar and now he’s a really good friend. I love it and I play for my friends and with my friends. If you email me and want to come sing a well known song or ANY country song, you just might get a chance to perform it at any of our shows. You can keep up with our band on our myspace page (Pilbilly Knights) and our music is on iTunes. Our record “ DUI” is getting played on XM radio.
Jerod Williams: What can one usually expect when they come see a Pilbilly Knights performance?
Todd Lowe: A fun place to drink with lots of whooping and hollering and a down home suburban Texas atmosphere. Our music is best described as cowpunk music, country music without the O. ( laughs). Not to mention my girlfriend, Sasha, is a dancer and she brings her hot a** friends to dance to our songs that she personally choreographs. She’s wonderful.
Jerod Williams: Which do you enjoy the most, being a musician or being an actor?
Todd Lowe: An actor because it pays and a musician when it does, get back to me on that one.
Jerod Williams: What is the typical day in the life of Todd Lowe entails?
Todd Lowe: Wake up and hope that I don’t have a headache from the night before from playing five games of chess on Yahoo! Server. I play guitar, call Sasha, call mom, crash. . .
Jerod Williams: ( laughing)
Todd Lowe: I’m trying to make it poetic and have a rhythm. I’ve never had anyone ask me what my day is like. (laughs)
Jerod Williams: You are cracking me up.
Todd Lowe: I also do some kind of cardio at 4:20PM. I’m taking several different martial arts classes to firm up my hands. After years of playing the guitar, my wrists dangle so I am taking martial arts classes to firm up my hands and know how to put a knife into someone’s larynx if I have to.
Jerod Williams: ( laughs) Are you gonna have to do that anytime soon?
Todd Lowe: Sure. ( coyly).
Jerod Williams: So what is next for Todd Lowe?
Todd Lowe: I just finished shooting a small part in a film called SKATELAND starring a friend of ours from Austin,Heath Freeman. It’s got one of the kids from the vampire film TWILIGHT ( Ashley Greene) so that makes two degrees of vampire separation. The script was pretty good and we hope that the movie does take off. I’m working on a web series with Justin Tanner called AVENUE 43 and it’s basically a sexy, sordid, gentrified, East L.A. webisode about people and, of course, the band will write a few more songs – two to be exact.
Jerod Williams: Todd, thank you so much for agreeing to do this interview and continued success on TRUE BLOOD and your other upcoming projects.
Adapted from: lasplash