Christopher "Chris" Lowell (born October 17, 1984) is an American television actor. He played the role of Stosh "Piz" Piznarski in the CW noir drama Veronica Mars and William "Dell" Parker in ABC's Grey's Anatomy spin-off, Private Practice. He currently stars in Fox's television show Enlisted and recently reprised the role of Piz in the Veronica Mars movie.
Lowell was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended the Atlanta International School, where he became interested in theatre and filmmaking. In his spare time, he enjoys amateur filmmaking, theatre, and traveling.
Discovered in 2003 after going through his first major audition, he landed a role on the ABC teen drama Life As We Know It. Lowell portrayed Jonathan Fields, the "least confident but most creative and grounded" of the show's trio of male characters. The series was cancelled after 13 episodes.
In 2006, Lowell had lead roles in the coming-of-age film Graduation and also in a small film entitled You Are Here. After the end of Life As We Know It, Lowell was cast as Stosh "Piz" Piznarski in the third season of Veronica Mars, opposite Kristen Bell and Jason Dohring.
From 2007 until 2010, Lowell appeared in the ABC drama Private Practice, playing Dell, the receptionist for the Oceanside Wellness Group who is also a qualified nurse, midwife-in-training, and young father to six-year-old daughter Betsy. Lowell exited Private Practice in the show's third season finale when Dell died from heart failure, a complication during brain surgery after a vehicle accident.
In 2011, Lowell played the role of Stuart Whitworth in the film The Help, an adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's 2009 novel of the same name. The following year, filming began on Lowell's directorial debut, Beside Still Waters. Currently, Lowell plays Derrick on Fox's new comedy, Enlisted. In 2014, he reprised the role of Stosh "Piz" Piznarski in the Veronica Mars feature film.
Lowell is also a vocalist and harmonicist for the indie acoustic band Two Shots for Poe.