Kerwin, Brian 1949–

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KERWIN, Brian 1949–


Born October 25, 1949, in Chicago (some sources cite Flossmoor), IL; married Jeanne Troy (a producer); children: Flinn, Matilda, Brennan. Education: University of Southern California, B.A.; trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute.

Addresses: Agent—Alisa Adler, Paradigm, 360 North Crescent Dr., North Bldg., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Manager—Winsome Entertainment, 1505 Fourth St., Suite 216, Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Career: Actor. The Old Globe, San Diego, CA, associate artist.

Member: Actors' Equity Association.

Awards, Honors: Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, best lead performance, 1987, for Strange Snow; Theatre World Award, outstanding new performer, 1988, for Emily.


Television Appearances; Series:

Greg Foster, The Young and the Restless (also known as Y & R), CBS, 1976–77.

Deputy Birdwell "Birdie" Hawkins, The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, NBC, 1979–80, later known as Lobo, NBC, 1980–81.

Eli Harrison, Angel Falls, CBS, 1993.

Rob Malone, Beggars and Choosers, Showtime, 1999–2001.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Gideon Chisholm, The Chisholms, CBS, 1979.

Jack Vanda, Power, NBC, 1980.

Malachy Hale, The Blue and the Gray, CBS, 1982.

Dancy Cutler, Bluegrass, CBS, 1988.

Robert "Bob" Mays, Switched at Birth, NBC, 1991.

Saul Lapidus, The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer, NBC, 1999.

Gary Tucker, A Girl Thing, Showtime, 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened, CBS, 1977.

Til Johnson, A Real American Hero (also known as Hard Stick), CBS, 1978.

Michael Carrington, Miss All-American Beauty, CBS, 1982.

Nick Todd, Intimate Agony (also known as Doctor in Paradise), ABC, 1983.

Ben Keating, Wet Gold, ABC, 1984.

Jack Adkins, Against Her Will: An Incident in Baltimore (also known as Cobb's Law: Incident in Baltimore), CBS, 1992.

Doug, Abandoned and Deceived (also known as A.C.E.S. and ACES: The Gerri Jensen Story), ABC, 1995.

Ben Bartilson, Unlikely Angel, CBS, 1996.

Bobby Ray Flood, Critical Choices (also known as The Clinic), Showtime, 1996.

Jack Putnam, It Came from Outer Space II, Sci-Fi Channel, 1996.

Joey Finn, Sins of Silence, CBS, 1996.

Buck Adams, Volcano: Fire on the Mountain (also known as Fire on the Mountain), ABC, 1997.

David Strong, Flash, 1998.

Kevin Kennedy, Giving Up the Ghost, Lifetime, 1998.

Principal Chuck Dawson, "A Friend of Dorothy's," Common Ground, Showtime, 2000.

Nathan Lloyd, Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman, CBS, 2004.

Second police officer, The Exonerated, Court TV, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

NBC team member, Battle of the Network Stars VIII, ABC, 1980.

NBC team member, Battle of the Network Stars X, ABC, 1981.

Hal Graham, "Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Natica Jackson" (also known as "Natica Jackson," "Power, Passion, and Murder," and "Tales from the Hollywood Hills"), Great Performances, PBS, 1987.

Captain Michael J. Smith, "Challenger," ABC Theatre, ABC, 1990.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Patrick, "The Innocent," Logan's Run, CBS, 1977.

"Running the Hill," David Cassidy—Man Undercover, NBC, 1978.

The American Girls, CBS, 1978.

(Uncredited) Himself, "The Great 5K Star Race and Boulder Wrap Party: Part 2," CHiPs, NBC, 1980.

Ted Lawrence, "The Promoter/The Judges/The Family Plan/Forever Engaged/May the Best Man Win: Parts 1 & 2," The Love Boat, ABC, 1980.

Hank Austin, "The Incredible Hunk," The Love Boat, ABC, 1981.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, CBS, 1983.

Andy Townsend, "Death Casts a Spell," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1984.

Harry (some sources cite Barry) Rudd, "Hotel of Dreams," Highway to Heaven, NBC, 1984.

"Manna from Heaven," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1984.

Terence O'Casey, "Time Heals: Parts 1 & 2," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1986.

"Shadow Puppets," The Hitchhiker, HBO, 1989.

Donald, "Judy, You're Not Yourself Today," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt"), HBO, 1990.

Gary Hall, "All of Me," Roseanne, ABC, 1990.

Gary Hall, "Like a Virgin," Roseanne, ABC, 1990.

Gary Hall, "To Tell the Truth," Roseanne, ABC, 1990.

Gary Hall, "Good-Bye, Mr. Right," Roseanne, ABC, 1990.

Teddy Boyd/Joe Wheeler, "The Resurrection of Joe Wheeler," Dead Man's Gun, Showtime, 1998.

Bob, "Don Juan in Hell: Parts 1 & 2," Frasier (also known as Dr. Frasier Crane), NBC, 2001.

Evan Ramsey, "Repression," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2001.

Ted Weldon, "Missing," Law & Order, NBC, 2002.

Les Campbell, "Intensive Care," Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2003.

Stanley Billings, "Appearances," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2003.

Ben Dryer, "An Khe," The West Wing, NBC, 2004.

Ben Dryer, "Eppur Si Muove," The West Wing, NBC, 2004.

Ben Dryer, "Talking Points," The West Wing, NBC, 2004.

Jack Fleming, "Truth Be Told," Boston Legal (also known as Fleet Street, The Practice: Fleet Street, and The Untitled Practice), ABC, 2004.

Holden McKee, "Thanks for the Memories," Grey's Anatomy, ABC, 2005.

Mr. Alderman, "Joy Kringle," Nip/Tuck, FX Channel, 2005.

Mr. Alderman, "Madison Berg," Nip/Tuck, FX Channel, 2005.

Opponent of district attorney, Medium, NBC, c. 2005.

Appeared as Deputy Birdwell "Birdie" Hawkins, B. J. and the Bear, NBC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Albie McRae, The Busters, CBS, 1978.

Bruce Douglas, The Paradise Connection, CBS, 1979.

Willie James, The James Boys, NBC, 1982.

Eli Harrison, Angel Falls, CBS, 1993.

Television Work; Movies:

Executive producer, Common Ground, Showtime, 2000.

Film Appearances:

T. J. Swackhammer, Hometown, U.S.A., Film Ventures International, 1979.

Brad Carson, Getting Wasted (also known as Soft Explosion), 1980.

Eros, Antony and Cleopatra, Bard Productions/Television Center Studios, 1983.

Bobby Jack Moriarty, Murphy's Romance, Columbia, 1985.

George, Nickel Mountain, Ziv International, 1985.

Hank Mitchell, King Kong Lives (also known as King Kong II), De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1986.

Ed, Torch Song Trilogy, New Line Cinema, 1988.

Jim, Spies Inc. (also known as Code Name: Chaos, Spies, Lies and Alibis, and S.P.O.O.K.S.), Vestron Pictures/Electric Shadows Partners, 1988.

Ray Hallet, Love Field, Orion, 1992.

Walter "Walt" Humphrey, Hard Promises, Columbia, 1992.

Sheriff Matt Hollinger, Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain (also known as Le secret de Bear Mountain), Universal, 1995.

Brian Powell, Jack, Buena Vista, 1996.

Marty Lambert, Getting Away with Murder, Savoy Pictures, 1996.

Tom, Dear Diary (short film), DreamWorks, 1996.

Elliot, The Myth of Fingerprints, Sony Pictures Classics, 1997.

Stephen, Mr. Jealousy, Lions Gate Films, 1997.

Gary Mann, Debating Robert Lee, 2004.

Himself, Repetition, Big D Productions, 2005.

Stage Appearances:

Comings and Goings, 1974.

Torch Song Trilogy, Los Angeles, c. 1983.

Willy Rivers, The Incredibly Famous Willy Rivers, The Old Globe, San Diego, CA, 1986.

Strange Snow, Coast Playhouse, West Hollywood, CA, 1986.

Joe, Emily, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I, New York City, 1988.

Nick, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Center Theatre Group, Doolittle Theatre, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1989.

John Haddock, Lips Together, Teeth Apart, Manhattan Theatre Club, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 1992.

Parker, One Shoe Off, Second Stage Theatre Company, Public Theatre, Anspacher Theatre, New York City, 1993.

Kip Dixon, Raised in Captivity, Vineyard Theatre, New York City, 1995.

Oscar Hubbard, The Little Foxes, Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theater, New York City, 1997.

Daniel, Glimmer, Glimmer and Shine, Manhattan Theatre Club, City Center Stage I Theatre, New York City, 2001.

Dan Tilney, Loves and Hours, The Old Globe, 2003.

Martin, The Goat; or, Who Is Sylvia?, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 2005, and other productions, including productions at A Contemporary Theatre (ACT Theatre), Seattle, WA.

Mel, "Giving Up Smoking," Ron, "Swing Time," and another man, "Curtain Raiser," After the Night and the Music, Manhattan Theatre Club, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 2005.

Appeared in A Loss of Roses.

Major Tours:

Ed, Torch Song Trilogy, U.S. cities, 1983.

Uncle Peck, How I Learned to Drive, 1998.