Lance Kerwin, an actor known for his portrayal in the TV miniseries “Salem’s Lot” and other notable series in the 1970s, has passed away, according to his talent agent John Boitano. Kerwin was 62 years old at the time of his death
No information about the cause of his death has been released.
Kerwin’s career began with appearances on various television shows such as “Little House on the Prairie,” “Wonder Woman,” and “The Bionic Woman.” He also appeared in several episodes of “ABC After School Specials,” an anthology series aimed at children and teenagers, which featured actors such as Jodie Foster.
Lance Kerwin was a successful teenager actor during the 1970s, hailing from Southern California. He starred as Ramey Holvak in “The Family Holvak,” a television series about a 1930s reverend trying to support his family. He also starred as the titular character in the 1977 coming-of-age series “James at 15,” which was known for its realistic portrayal of teenage life, a rarity at the time on television
Kerwin later landed a role in the 1979 TV adaptation of Stephen King’s novel “Salem’s Lot” directed by Tobe Hooper. He played the character of Mark Petrie, a young boy who helps defend his town against vampires in the miniseries which aired on CBS. His performance in this cult-favorite miniseries earned him regular invitations to horror conventions.
Kerwin’s last professional credit was in the 1995 film “Outbreak.” His next and final credit was in the 2022 film “The Wind and the Reckoning” starring Johnathon Schaech.