John Patrick Lowrie
John Patrick Lowrie was born in 1952 in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Boulder, Colorado. At 16 he left home to make his way as a singer/guitarist/flautist/trombonist in a rock 'n' roll band, sleeping in parks and communes and getting to know several hippies.
Surviving the draft, he graduated with highest distinction from the Indiana University School of Music and for a few years managed to make a living as a composer and guitarist in his acoustic fusion duo The Kiethe Lowrie Duet, garnering critical acclaim and opening for people who were much more famous than he was.
He then decided to become an actor because the pay was better and the work was steadier. To this day he remains the only person he knows of who has done this. He met Ellen McLain, his wife of twenty-four years, in Arnhem, Holland on a European tour of a Broadway show and started his acting career in Palermo, Italy telling jokes to an opera house full of Sicilians who didn't speak English. Success continues to dog his heels like an angry Pekinese.
John and his wife now reside in Seattle, where they divide their professional time between acting in live theater and voice acting for computer games and radio dramas. His credits include the role of Sherlock Holmes in the radio series The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (76 episodes) and The Classic Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (29 episodes).
His voice work has appeared in over twenty-five computer games including the great eagle Beleram and the dwarf Galar in Lord of the Rings: The War in the North, Sword Control in Halo: Reach, Commissioner Kinsler in Halo 3: ODST, Warden Harms in Infamous, Harold Keegan in F.E.A.R. 2 Project Origin, Houseboat Radio in Left 4 Dead, The Sniper in Team Fortress 2, Agent Gray in The Matrix Online, Odessa Cubbage in Half-Life 2 and many more.
His first novel, Dancing with Eternity, was hailed as a "Stellar debut … one of the top 10 novels of 2011" by Fantasy Book Critic.