As an American POW, his ancestor was given a choice, and took the option to stay in the United States.
The series premiere received the highest ratings for a movie premiere in Lifetime history.
The year 2004 marked his return to this genre; he had appeared in 1994's The Stand, based on Stephen King's book of the same name.
In 2004 Lowe starred in the TNT remake of the Stephen King miniseries Salem's Lot which was the highest rated cable program of that summer and the highest ratings TNT original programming had at the time.
Lowe played the role of Sodapop Curtis, the brother of the main character Ponyboy Curtis (C. In August 1987 he performed on stage, playing Baron Tusenbach in Chekov's The Three Sisters at The Williamstown Theatre Festival.
He recalled meeting Paul Newman there, and that the older actor encouraged him to work in the theatre in 1993 when filming a British TV production of the Tennessee Williams play Suddenly, Last Summer with (the now) Dame Maggie Smith and Natasha Richardson.
In his autobiography Stories I Only Tell My Friends, he wrote regarding Sheen, "We were both nerds [...] he wanted to be a baseball player." One of Lowe's earliest roles came in the 1983 TV film Thursday's Child, for which he received his first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film.