Lance Kerwin, an actor best known for his role in the television miniseries “Salem’s Lot” and other notable series throughout the 1970s, has died, his agent John Boitano told CNN. He was 62 years old.
No information on his cause of death has been provided.
Kerwin began her career appearing in a variety of television shows, including “Little House on the Prairie”, “Wonder Woman”, and “The Bionic Woman”. He also appeared in several “ABC After School Specials”, an anthology series aimed at children and teens that counted Jodie Foster among its other alumni.
The Southern California native was a successful teen actor throughout the ’70s and starred as Ramey Holvak in “The Family Holvak,” a television series about a 1930s reverend who struggled to support himself. his family. He also starred in the 1977 coming-of-age series “James at 15”, a show notable for its authentic depiction of teenage life in a way not often seen on television at the time.
Kerwin next appeared in “Salem’s Lot,” the 1979 television adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, directed by Tobe Hooper. In the CBS miniseries, he played young Mark Petrie, who helps defend his town against evil vampires. His work in the cult miniseries has earned him regular invitations to horror conventions.
A role in 1995’s “Outbreak” was his last professional credit until the 2022 film “The Wind and the Reckoning,” starring Johnathon Schaech.