Actor Rob Lowe will appear today on “The Kelly Clarkson Show.” According to a clearance supervisor with the show, he talked about the first newspaper article written about him during his pre-interview. The first significant story about Dayton native Rob Lowe appeared in the Dayton Daily News on Aug. 14, 1976. The show has not confirmed if the newspaper article was discussed. Lowe had just secured his first professional part at age 12. The story under the headline “Boy, 12, sets his cap for stardom as actor,” included information that Lowe landed his first professional part by himself. “You just call any place and ask them if there’s a part for a kid,” Lowe said of his process for getting the part in “Sherlock Holmes” at the Wright State University summer theater in 1976. “I called Wright State and they said, ‘Yes.’”
ExploreHow Rob Lowe’s path to stardom started with a Wright State play at age 12
Lowe had just finished sixth grade at Longfellow Middle School. The story said he signed up for an acting class at the Dayton Playhouse at 8 years old after seeing a play he enjoyed. The Dayton raised actor is famous for roles on TV’s “The West Wing” and “Parks and Recreation” and a list of movies that include “St. Elmo’s Fire,” “Behind the Candlelabra,” “Wayne’s World, “How to be a Latin Lover,” and several others.