Lance Kerwin, best known for his role on the television miniseries “Salem’s Lot” and other iconic 70s series, has died, his talent agent John Boitano told CNN. He was 62 years old.
No information was provided about the cause of his death.
Kerwin began her career appearing in a number of television shows, including Little House on the Meadow, Wonder Woman, and The Bionic Woman. She also appeared in several ABC After School Specials, an anthology series for children and teens, which featured Jodie Foster as her other student.
The Southern California native was a burgeoning teen actor in the ’70s and starred as Raimi Holvac on the TV series The Family Holvac, about a 1930s gent struggling to support his family. He also starred in the 1977 TV series James at 15, noted for its authentic portrayal of teenage life not often seen on television at the time.
Kerwin went on to star in Salem’s Lot, a 1979 television adaptation of Stephen King’s novel directed by Tobe Hooper. In the miniseries that aired on CBS, he played the role of Mark Petrie, a young man who helps protect his town from evil vampires. His work on the cult-favorite miniseries earned him regular invitations to horror conventions.
A role in 1995’s Outbreak was his last professional credit until 2022’s The Wind and the Bill, starring Jonathon Sheik.