It’s Rob Lowe!
Lowe took to social media recently to share an image from the set of one of his first gigs as a child actor.
“I am on the set of one of my first jobs,” the now 57-year-old actor, who is seen in the bottom right corner of the image, wrote on Instagram.
“A local [television] production in Dayton, [Ohio]. I played the sympathetic best friend to a hearing impaired kid who was being bullied, kind of ahead of it’s time. I think it was called ‘Without Words.'”
Although Lowe’s acting credits officially begin when he was 15 with his appearance on the short-lived sitcom A New Kind of Family (1979-1980), the Parks and Recreation alum’s Instagram post implies otherwise — information on Without Words, however, is limited.
Lowe surged to stardom as a teen idol with the Brat Pack in the 1980s, before his film career and public image declined following a sex tape scandal in 1988.
After making his way back to television with The West Wing — his performance for which earned him Emmy nominations and two Golden Globes — Lowe’s Hollywood career soared to new highs, and in 2018, he made his directorial debut with television film The Bad Seed.
He is currently starring as Captain Owen Strand on 9-1-1: Lone Star.