Roger was born and raised in Vancouver, B.C., Canada to Chinese parents. He lived in Victoria, B.C. until the age of 10. His parents moved back to Vancouver and Roger then became interested in drumming when his father, Harry, took him to a Burlesque show. Roger was fascinated and influenced by the energy of the drummer who later became his teacher. (After the show, Roger’s father cautioned that he should not tell his Mom about this evening of actually seeing strippers.)
Roger played drums in jazz clubs and dance halls through his teens and went on the road playing drums with Royal Clefs, an established Canadian band, touring the U.S. Finally landing an audition for Kings IV, a high profile Las Vegas musical comedy act, Roger played the Nevada circuit, including Las Vegas, Reno and Lake Tahoe. As a free lance drummer, Roger played every major hotel in Vegas.
While in Vegas, he began studying Kung Fu martial arts, which later helped him perform fight scenes in film and television. He joined SAG in Las Vegas, auditioned and landed his first speaking role in the film, “The Gauntlet” starring Clint Eastwood.
Continuing to act in various roles for TV series, Roger appeared in “Vega$” with Robert Urich for several seasons as well as “Kojak” and film roles such as “The Electric Horseman” starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda, “Cannonball Run” starring Burt Reynolds and “Megaforce” starring Barry Bostwick.
Roger began his theatrical work as Sammy Fong, the lead character (originally performed by Jack Soo of Barney Miller fame) in “The Flower Drum Song” at the Union Plaza Hotel, downtown Las Vegas.
Moving to Los Angeles, Roger landed roles in soap operas, feature films, television and commercials. With his recognition as an action/fight/stunt performer, Roger was inducted into the Honor Roll of Martial Arts by founder Michael Matsuda at the Martial Arts History Museum in Burbank, California.
Currently Roger appears in the world-wide commercial for “Clash of Clans” a popular internet game, starring two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz.
Actor Roger Lowe had a part in the Kung Fu TV show with David Carradine,
Master Marquez and Gabriel Marquez with Roger Lowe at the Martial Arts History Museum in Burbank.