70s film star Lance Kerwin who is known for her performance in James at 15 and the first adaptation of Salem’s Lot passed away at the age of 62. His daughter, Savanah Kerwin announced the news on Tuesday taking it to social media. The cause of death has however not been revealed.
The actor began his acting career as a child when he first appeared on an episode of Emergency! in 1974. He then appeared in the after-school special The Boy Who Drank Too Much. His breakthrough came with James at 15, which made him a teen sensation in the 70s. In the show, he played a boy struggling to cope with growing up. While the series only lasted for 21 episodes, he ended up becoming a teen heartthrob.
Lance Kerwin then went on to star in the miniseries Salem’s Lot, based on Stephen King’s second novel. He played the role of Mark Petrie, a teen who becomes a vampire hunter.
His other notable works include the TV series Shazam!, Wonder Woman, Insight, The Family Holvak, A Killer in the Family, Reflections of Murder, The Mysterious Stranger, Faerie Tale Theatre: The Snow Queen, The Fourth Wise Man, Final Verdict, Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy and many more.
After his acting career, Kerwin had been a pastor in Hawaii. He is survived by his wife and five children.