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Chris Lowell: In the Limelight

by Isabelle Carreau, posted May 3rd 2007 2:02PM
Chris LowellIf I had asked you back in August who Chris Lowell was you would probably have answered: "Chris who?" But about 8 months later, most of you do know who Lowell is as he is a regular on Veronica Mars. Those who don't know him will be introduced to this up and coming actor tonight on the two-hour Grey's Anatomy special as Lowell landed a role in the possible Grey's spin-off.

The 22-year-old actor from Atlanta, Georgia, attended the celebrated Atlanta International School, where he even founded the Film Program and Video Yearbook. He also studied at the University of Southern California. As it is the case for many actors, he got discovered while doing something not linked to acting at all. In his case, Lowell was discovered while playing beach volleyball.

TV fans were first introduced to him when he appeared in the short-lived TV series Life As We Know It as Jonathan Fields. After this short stint on TV, Lowell was part of the cast of two independent films: Graduation and You Are Here.

In the summer of 2006, he signed a one-year contract to appear on Veronica Mars as series regular Stosh 'Piz' Piznarski. The role was first described as a potential love-interest for Veronica and Wallace's roommate while in college. The role was tweaked a bit before the season premiere and Piz ended up not being a love-interest for the leading lady until this week's episode (however, Piz had a crush on Veronica since he first saw her).

Because he only signed a one-year contract with The CW's show and due to the fact that Veronica Mars' future is bleak, the actor tried to get a part on a pilot. Lucky for him, he landed a regular role on the potential Grey's Anatomy spin-off. His role on this potential series is described as a "receptionist/surfer dude".

Chris Lowell can be seen on Veronica Mars every Tuesday at 9 p.m. on The CW. He'll appear in tonight's 2-hour Grey's Anatomy which serves as an introduction to the potential spin-off.

To know more about Chris Lowell, you can visit his IMDb page.

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alap

Isaballe: what i was trying to do was make a lame reference to Keith repeatedly calling Piz "Stosh" on last Tuesday's episode. But, um, it didn't work.

May 03 2007 at 11:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kassy

i love chris lowell. He was one of my faves on "life as we know it" and the very reason i bought it on dvd. Chris i think is GREAT as Piz. I wish he could have been able to stay on as just a returning charcter. Maybe if VM gets picked up that will happen once in a while.

i have never watched grey's anatomy, and maybe i'll watch the spin off for this very reason. :P

May 03 2007 at 8:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Isabelle Carreau

alap: Piz and Stosh are the same person. His full name is Stosh Piznarski and his nickname is Piz. When they sent out casting notices for the role, the character was actually listed only as "Piz".

May 03 2007 at 7:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
alap

Piz? You mean Stosh.

May 03 2007 at 7:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bgdc

That guy blows chunks. He's the worst of the new additions to the VM cast. Talk about being a minnow in a sea of sharks; every scene he's in, he's clearly outmatched.

May 03 2007 at 5:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Isabelle Carreau

Thank you very much Ashley for the link.

May 03 2007 at 3:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ashley Boyd

He also does a photography course at a college (can't remember which...think its UCLA) and heres his website: http://www.chrislowellphotography.com/

May 03 2007 at 2:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Isabelle Carreau

Kay: Thanks for the info. There isn't much about him around the net right now. But I'm sure this will be rectified if the spin-off does get picked up by the network.

May 03 2007 at 2:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kay

Chris is also in the band Two Shots for Poe.

May 03 2007 at 2:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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