Lance Kerwin

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Lance Kerwin
James at 15 Lance Kerwin 1977 No 2.jpg
Lance Kerwin, 1977
Born (1960-11-06) November 6, 1960 (age 56)
Newport Beach, California, United States
Years active 1974–1995
Spouse(s) Yvonne Kerwin (2000-present)
Kristen Lansdale (?-?) (divorced) 1 daughter, Savannah

Lance Kerwin (born November 6, 1960) is a former American actor, known primarily for roles during his childhood and teen years in the 1970s. He played lead roles in the TV series James at 15,[1] and the made-for-TV films The Loneliest Runner and Salem's Lot.

Lance Kerwin currently sells timeshares with Diamond Resorts and lives on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.

Early life and career[edit]

He was raised in Lake Elsinore, California.[2] Kerwin's father was an acting coach, who brought home scripts for his son to read.[3] His mother was also a performer and later, a talent agent.[2] He is the youngest of five brothers, with actor Brian Kerwin as the eldest of the brothers. His brother Shane was his stand-in. He has a daughter, Savanah Paige, with his first wife Kristen Lansdale and three children with second wife Yvonne: daughters Terah and Trinity and son Justus. He gave up acting in the mid-1990s and worked as a minister with U-Turn For Christ in Kaua'i, Hawaii.[4]"

Fraud conviction[edit]

In July 2010, Kerwin and his second wife Yvonne pleaded guilty to falsifying documents to obtain state medical assistance in Hawaii. Kerwin was sentenced to five years of probation and 300 hours of community service.[4] Kerwin publicly apologized.


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  • Holmstrom, John. The Moving Picture Boy: An International Encyclopaedia from 1895 to 1995. Norwich, Michael Russell, 1996, p. 328-329.

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