Brian Kerwin

Actor
Starting out in the CBS daytime drama "The Young and the Restless" as well as froth such as "B. J. & The Bear" and its "Lobo" spin-offs, Brian Kerwin developed into a leading man of numerous TV miniseries and a fine ... Read more »
Born: 10/24/1949 in Flossmoor, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (77)

Hindsight 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Young and the Restless 1972 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Knick 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blue Bloods 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Elementary 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Client List 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Gifted Man 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Help 2011 (Movie)

Robert Phelan (Actor)

27 Dresses 2008 (Movie)

Hal (Actor)

Big Love 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Close to Home 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Desperate Housewives 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Monk 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Without A Trace 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boston Legal 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Medium 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nip/Tuck 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Strong Medicine 2002 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The West Wing 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2001, 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Beggars and Choosers 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Man's Gun 1997 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Frasier 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Common Ground 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hunt For the Unicorn Killer 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Flash 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Jealousy 1998 (Movie)

Stephen (Actor)

The Myth of Fingerprints 1997 (Movie)

Elliot (Actor)

Dear Diary 1996 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

Getting Away With Murder 1996 (Movie)

Marty Lambert (Actor)

Jack 1996 (Movie)

Brian Powell (Actor)

Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain 1995 (Movie)

Matt Hollinger (Actor)

Angel Falls 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Hard Promises 1992 (Movie)

Walter Humphrey (Actor)

Love Field 1992 (Movie)

Ray Hallett (Actor)

Code Name: Chaos 1991 (Movie)

Jim (Actor)

Judy, You're Not Yourself Today 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Roseanne 1990 (Tv Show)

Actor

Natica Jackson 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Torch Song Trilogy 1988 (Movie)

Ed (Actor)

King Kong Lives 1986 (Movie)

Hank Mitchell (Actor)

Murder, She Wrote 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murphy's Romance 1985 (Movie)

Bobby Jack Moriarty (Actor)

Nickel Mountain 1985 (Movie)

George (Actor)

The Blue and the Gray 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

The James Boys 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

B.J. and the Bear 1978 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars X 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Lobo 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars VIII 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Power 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Hometown USA 1978 (Movie)

T J Swackhammer (Actor)

The Busters 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

A Girl Thing (TV Show)

Actor

A Real American Hero (TV Show)

Actor

Abandoned and Deceived (TV Show)

Actor

Bluegrass (TV Show)

Actor

Challenger (TV Show)

Actor

Critical Choices (TV Show)

Actor

Giving Up the Ghost (TV Show)

Actor

Grey's Anatomy (Tv Show)

Actor

Intimate Agony (TV Show)

Actor

It Came From Outer Space II (TV Show)

Actor

Miss All-American Beauty (TV Show)

Actor

Sins of Silence (TV Show)

Actor

Switched at Birth (TV Show)

Actor

The Chisholms (TV Show)

Actor

The Exonerated (TV Show)

Actor

The Paradise Connection (TV Show)

Actor

Unlikely Angel (TV Show)

Actor

Wet Gold (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Starting out in the CBS daytime drama "The Young and the Restless" as well as froth such as "B. J. & The Bear" and its "Lobo" spin-offs, Brian Kerwin developed into a leading man of numerous TV miniseries and a fine supporting actor to many of Hollywood's leading ladies. In fact, one might say Kerwin is one of the 'kings of the miniseries'. His first was the "The Chisholms" (CBS, 1979), a Western, and since then he has appeared in "Power" (NBC, 1980), loosely based on the life of Jimmy Hoffa, the Civil War drama "The Blue and the Gray" (CBS, 1982), Simon Wincer's "Bluegrass" (CBS, 1988), about the elite horse-breeding society, and "Switched at Birth" (NBC, 1991), as one of the fathers whose children were mistakenly swapped in a hospital nursery. He has also graced numerous TV-movies, notably opposite Michelle Pfeiffer in the PBS' drama "Natica Jackson" (1987), "Challenger" (NBC, 1990) as Mike Smith, pilot of the doomed space shuttle and as a prosecutor who clashes with a rape crisis counselor in "Sins of Silence" (CBS, 1996). Kerwin had a recurring role as a fiance of Jackie (Laurie Metcalf) on "Roseanne" (ABC, 1990) and headlined the short-lived CBS drama "Angel Falls" (1993) as the earnest town sheriff.

Relationships

Finn Kerwin

Child
born c. 1992

Matilda Kerwin

Daughter
born c. 1993

Brennan Kerwin

Son
born c. 1995

Jeanne Troy

Wife
married c. 1990

EDUCATION

The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute

New York , New York

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

2004

Will guest-star as a mayoral candidate on ABC's freshman drama "Boston Legal"

2004

Appeared in the CBS movie "Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman"

2004

Had a recurring part on "The West Wing" (NBC)

2001

Appeared in Showtime's "A Girl Thing"

2000

With A D Oppenheim, produced the Showtime tripart film "Common Ground"

1999

Had leading role as a network television executive in the Showtime series "Beggars and Choosers"

1993

Starred in short-lived CBS drama "Angel Falls"

1992

Played Pfeiffer's husband in "Love Field"

1990

Starred as Mike Smith in TV-movie "Challenger"

1990

Played recurring role of Gary, Jackie's fiance on "Roseanne" (ABC)

1988

Made Off-Broadway stage debut in "Emily"

1988

Played Harvey Fierstein's bisexual lover in "Torch Song Trilogy"

1987

Co-starred with Michelle Pfeiffer in "Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Natica Jackson" (PBS)

1985

Cast as Sally Field's errant husband in "Murphy's Romance"

1982

Featured in "The Blue and the Gray", a CBS miniseries

1980

Co-starred in NBC miniseries "Power"

1979

Feature film debut, "Hometown USA"

1977

TV-movie debut, "The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened"

1976

Played Greg Foster on the CBS daytime drama "The Young and the Restless"

1974

Stage debut "Comings and Goings"

Co-starred as Deputy Birdwell 'Birdie' Hawkins on NBC's "B.J. & The Bear" and its spinoff "The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo/Lobo"

TV miniseries debut, "The Chisholms" (CBS)

Returned to Off-Broadway to co-star in "Lips Together, Teeth Apart"

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