Chris Lowell

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Chris Lowell
Chris Lowell by Gage Skidmore.jpg
BornChristopher Lowell
(1984-10-17) October 17, 1984 (age 29)
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
OccupationActor
Years active2004–present
 
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Chris Lowell
Chris Lowell by Gage Skidmore.jpg
BornChristopher Lowell
(1984-10-17) October 17, 1984 (age 29)
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
OccupationActor
Years active2004–present

Christopher "Chris" Lowell (born October 17, 1984) is an American television actor. He played the role of Stosh "Piz" Piznarski in the CW noir drama Veronica Mars and most recently played the character William "Dell" Parker in the ABC Grey's Anatomy spin-off, Private Practice.

Personal life[edit]

Lowell was born in Atlanta, Georgia.[1] He attended the Atlanta International School, where he became interested in theatre and filmmaking.[1] He currently attends the University of Southern California, where he was discovered in his first year while playing beach volleyball.[1] In his spare time, he enjoys amateur filmmaking, theatre, and traveling.

Career[edit]

Discovered in 2003 after going through his first major audition, he landed a role on the ABC teen drama Life As We Know It.[1] Of the show's trio of male characters, Lowell portrayed Jonathan Fields, the "least confident but most creative and grounded of the three".[2] The series was cancelled after 13 episodes.[3]

In 2006, Lowell had lead roles in the coming-of-age film Graduation and also in a small film entitled You Are Here.

After the end of Life As We Know It, Lowell was cast as Stosh "Piz" Piznarski in the third season of Veronica Mars, opposite Kristen Bell and Jason Dohring.

From 2007 until 2010, Lowell appeared in the ABC drama Private Practice, alongside Kate Walsh, Audra McDonald, and Tim Daly, playing Dell, the receptionist for the Oceanside Wellness Group who is also a qualified nurse, midwife-in-training, and young father to six-year-old daughter Betsy. Lowell exited Private Practice in the show's third season finale when Dell died from heart failure, a complication during brain surgery after a vehicle accident.

In 2011, Lowell played the role of Stuart Whitworth in the film The Help, an adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's 2009 novel of the same name. The following year, filming began on Lowell's directorial debut, Beside Still Waters.[4] Set in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the film tells the story of a man redefining his outlook on life after the death of his parents.[5]

Currently, Lowell plays Derrick on Fox's new comedy, Enlisted.

Lowell is also a vocalist and harmonicist for the indie acoustic band Two Shots for Poe.[6]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2004–2005Life As We Know ItJonathan Fields13 episodes
2006–2007Veronica Mars[7]Stosh "Piz" Piznarski20 episodes
2007SpinDelaney
2007GraduationTom Jackson
2007Grey's AnatomyWilliam 'Dell' ParkerEpisode: "The Other Side of This Life: Part 1"
Episode: "The Other Side of This Life: Part 2"
2007–2010Private PracticeWilliam 'Dell' Parker54 episodes[8]
2009Up in the AirKevin
2011Help, TheThe HelpStuart WhitworthScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
Satellite Award for Best Cast – Motion Picture
Nominated – Central Ohio Film Critics Association for Best Ensemble
2013Love and HonorPeter
Beside Still WatersN/ADirector, producer, co-writer
2014Veronica MarsStosh "Piz" PiznarskiPost-production
2014EnlistedCorporal Derrick Hill
2014Brightest StarThe Boy

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