The Brat Pack, a nickname coined in 1985 by writer David Blum, consists of a group of actors often cast together in classic, coming-of-age '80s films. In that decade, they were the "It Crowd"—and to this day, they're still part of pop culture phenomenon.
Though the members of the Brat Pack are debatable, Rob Lowe's
membership is unarguable—his roster of '80s flicks includes The Outsiders
and St. Elmo's Fire
After the Brat Pack era ended, Rob acted in a range of movies including Bad Influence
, Wayne's World
, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
and The Invention of Lying
In 1999, Rob landed the role of Sam Seaborn in the hit TV drama The West Wing
, followed by a role on Brothers & Sisters
. Most recently, he's taken on a recurring role on NBC's comedy series Parks and Recreation
Although he didn't like the nickname at first, Rob says he now embraces the Brat Pack. "I'm proud to be a part of something that, 25 years later, you guys all remember," he says. "I think that's a good thing."