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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 6 November 1960Newport Beach, California, USA
Birth NameLance Michael Kerwin

Mini Bio (1)

Lance Kerwin was born on November 6, 1960 in Newport Beach, California, USA as Lance Michael Kerwin. He is an actor, known for Salem's Lot (1979), Enemy Mine (1985) and Outbreak (1995). He has been married to Yvonne since 1998. He was previously married to Kristen Lansdale.

Spouse (2)

Yvonne (1998 - present)
Kristen Lansdale (? - ?) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (10)

Arrested for possession of crack cocaine in San Francisco, in 1989. Turned out to be baking soda and the charges were dropped.
Graduated from Elsinore Jr. High in 1975.
Is the youngest of 5 brothers.
Brother, Shane Kerwin, often served as a stand-in for Lance.
Popular and highly appealing child/juvenile actor in the 70s, best known for his coming-of-age role in the TV series, James at 16 (1977), and other folksy, down-home shows, such as The Family Holvak (1975).
Was number 82 on vh1's The Greatest: 100 Greatest Kid Stars (2005)
June 2000 - Lives on the LA drug and alcohol ranch called U-Turn For Christ with his 6 year old daughter, Savanah, and recently embarked on a missionary trip to Indonesia and The Phillipines. Kerwin says he started smoking pot before age 10 and did crack in his 20s. He only became clean & sober in the 90s through his new-found religious beliefs.
Lihue, Hawaii. Placed on five years probation after pleading guilty to a theft charge. He falsified documents to obtain state medical assistance and food stamps, neglecting to mention he owned 3 properties on the mainland. [July 2010]
After many checkings in & out of rehabs, for drugs or alcohol problems during his teens and 20s, he is finally cleaned and sober. Most recently, he's a newly converted christian and as of May 2004 is an indoctrined new Priest/Minister. [May 2004]
Gave up acting in the mid-1990s.

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