moved to Dayton, Ohio, as a small child. Began modelling as a young boy and broke into acting in his teens. Spent the 80's as a member of the "Brat Pack", the group of young, powerful, and reckless actors and actresses which also included Emilio Estevez Charlie Sheen and Judd Nelson among others. In 1988, Lowe was involved in a scandal centering around a sexually explicit videotape which involved a minor, for which he did 20 hours of community service in Dayton. He subsequently sought help for his problems with drugs and alcohol and has reemerged in the 90's as a clean and sober husband and father.