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Who is Lance Michael Kerwin? How Did He Pass Away at the Age of 62? 

Lance Kerwin, a former child actor who played the main character in the 1970s coming-of-age drama “James at 15” and a vampire hunter in a miniseries based on the Stephen King novel “Salem’s Lot,” died on Tuesday at his home in San Clemente, California. He was 62.

Here we discuss about Michael Kerwin’s Death, His Career, and His biography. Keep Reading.

Who is Lance Michael Kerwin?

Lance Michael Kerwin (November 6, 1960 – January 24, 2023) was an American actor best known for his 1970s childhood and adolescent television and cinema performances. He portrayed the principal characters in the made-for-TV movies The Loneliest Runner and Salem’s Lot, as well as the television series James at 15. California’s Lake Elsinore is where Kerwin grew up.
His father was an acting instructor, and he brought his son scripts to read at home.  His mother eventually worked as a talent agent and performed as well.  The youngest of five brothers, he was young. Shane, his brother, acted in his place.

Lance Michael Kerwin Death
Kerwin made several made-for-TV films and programs during the 1970s. He was “arguably America’s leading young actor of the late Seventies… a lovely lad… tremendous sensitivity as an actor,” according to veteran theatre critic and British Film Institute governor John Holmstrom.  His serious acting performances, such as those in The Loneliest Runner, The Boy Who Drank Too Much, and Children of Divorce, frequently featured troubled characters dealing with challenging situations.

Alongside Melissa Gilbert, Lee Remick, and Lauren Hutton, he co-starred in the 1985 episode of Shelly Duvall’s children’s television program Faerie Tale Theatre’s “Snow Queen,” which was a reworking of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story.

Lance Michael Kerwin’s Career

Kerwin started acting in the 1970s, and he has been in more than 50 movies and TV shows. In James at 16, which first aired as James at 15, he played James Hunter, a teenager who had to get used to life in Boston after his father moved the family there from Oregon. This role made him a heartthrob. The drama was on NBC from 1977 to 1978.

He also did a great job as Mark Petrie in the 1979 horror miniseries Salem’s Lot, which was based on King’s 1975 book of the same name. Kerwin has also been in TV shows like Wonder Woman, Little House on the Prairie, The Family Holvak, Murder She Wrote, The New Lassie, and Insight. He has also been in the made-for-TV movies Children of Divorce, Advice to the Lovelorn, and The Boy Who Drank Too Much.

In 1995, he played a mercenary in the movie Outbreak, which also starred Dustin Hoffman and Morgan Freeman. Kerwin also got back into acting last year after being away for about 20 years. He had a small part in the independent movie The Wind & the Reckoning.

John Boitano of Iconic Management, who helped Kerwin book appearances at fan events and conventions, told EW that Kerwin was excited to do more acting when he and Boitano talked recently. Boitano said, “He was a smart, intelligent guy who had been through a lot in his life.” “He was a good guy.”

Lance Michael Kerwin Personal Life

Kerwin had one child with Kristen Lansdale, a daughter named Savanah Paige. He also had four children with his wife, Yvonne Kerwin. He stopped acting around the middle of the 1990s, but he came back in 2022 for The Wind & the Reckoning, which was shot in Hawaii.

Lance Michael Kerwin Death

In July 2010, it was said that Kerwin was a pastor at Calvary Chapel in Kapaa, Hawaii, and a program leader at U-Turn for Christ, an organization that helps people get off drugs and alcohol. The report also said that Kerwin and his wife Yvonne pleaded guilty to making up documents to get state medical help in Hawaii.

They did this because Kerwin didn’t report that he owned three homes on the mainland. Kerwin got five years of probation and 300 hours of community service as his punishment.  He said sorry in public.

Lance Michael Kerwin Death

Lance Kerwin, a well-known child actor from the 1970s who was known for his work in the groundbreaking “James at 15” series, died on Tuesday, his daughter Savanah wrote on Facebook. He was 62

I am so sorry to those we have not been able to reach out to personally to notify but Lance Kerwin passed away yesterday morning. We appreciate all the kind words, memories, and prayers that have been shared. As the coming week progresses, I will share more information about afterlife ceremonies. He loved each and every one of you.


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