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William Kerwin (I) (1927–1989)

Though character actor William Kerwin may be better known for Herschell Gordon Lewis horror movies. He has enjoyed a major stage, film and TV career. At a young age, William was trained on the stage and appeared in several plays and Broadway shows. During his acting career he has worked a lot on the stage with his wife Connie Mason, a former ... See full bio »

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 1989 Hunter (TV Series)
Mr. Green
- Last Run (1989) ... Mr. Green (uncredited)
 1989 Bomber Harris (TV Movie)
Fred Walsh
 1988 Act of Betrayal (TV Movie)
Doctor Denny
 1988 227 (TV Series)
Jack
- The Roommate (1988) ... Jack
 1987 The Highwayman (TV Movie)
Oliver
 1987 Dreams Lost, Dreams Found (TV Movie)
Edward
 1987 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
Matthew
- Any Number Can Play (1987) ... Matthew
 1986 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Lou
- Oh Lucky Man (1986) ... Lou
 1986 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Professor Thompson
- Self-Diagnosis (1986) ... Professor Thompson
 1986 Texas Godfather
Max McClain
 1985 Stir Crazy (TV Series)
Homer Graham
- Sulky Race (1985) ... Homer Graham
 1985 The Heavenly Kid
Suburbaner (as Rooney Kerwin)
 1985 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Harvey
- Death Watch (1985) ... Harvey
 1984 Children in the Crossfire (TV Movie)
Jeff Tanner (uncredited)
 1984 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Paul
- Glades (1984) ... Paul (as Rooney Kerwin)
 1984 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Ralph
- Our Fair City (1984) ... Ralph
 1983 Just a Little More Love (TV Movie)
 1983 Lost
 1983 Porky's II: The Next Day
Boa Man (as Rooney Kerwin)
 1983 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
Rod
- Maelstrom (1983) ... Rod (uncredited)
 1982 Romance Theatre (TV Series)
Jacob
- The Awakening of Cassie: Part 5 (1982) ... Jacob
- The Awakening of Cassie: Part 4 (1982) ... Jacob
- The Awakening of Cassie: Part 3 (1982) ... Jacob
- The Awakening of Cassie: Part 2 (1982) ... Jacob
- The Awakening of Cassie: Part 1 (1982) ... Jacob
 1982 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (TV Series)
James Field
- The Man in the White Hat (1982) ... James Field
 1981 Absence of Malice
Walker (as Rooney Kerwin)
 1981 The Star Maker (TV Movie)
Doctor Parker (uncredited)
 1980 The Aliens Are Coming (TV Movie)
Professor Reeve (uncredited)
 1980 Vega$ (TV Series)
Bruce Irving
- Casualty of War (1980) ... Bruce Irving
 1980 Make Me an Offer (TV Movie)
Claude Benson
 1980 United States (TV Series)
Dr. Eric Furey
- Lysdexia Is No Joek (1980) ... Dr. Eric Furey
 1979 Blind Ambition (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Dolman
 1979 The Evictors
Harry Richardson
 1979 How the West Was Won (TV Mini-Series)
Denver
- The Enemy (1979) ... Denver
 1978 Barracuda
Sheriff Ben Williams
 1978 Doctors' Private Lives (TV Movie)
Dr. George Bana
 1978 Kojak (TV Series)
Lt. Hawkin
- 60 Miles to Hell (1978) ... Lt. Hawkin (uncredited)
 1978 Black Beauty (TV Mini-Series)
Eric Simpson
 1977 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Hiram the Hermit
- The Winged Colt (1977) ... Hiram the Hermit
 1977 The Shadow of Chikara
Leopold (uncredited)
 1977 Whiskey Mountain
Homer
 1977 Deadbeat
Detective Tom Garrett (as Thomas Dowling)
 1977 The Strange Possession of Mrs. Oliver (TV Movie)
Old Man
 1976 The Quest (TV Series)
Captain
- Portrait of a Gunfighter (1976) ... Captain (uncredited)
 1976 No Way Back
 1975 Bronk (TV Series)
 1975 Medical Story (TV Series)
 1975 God's Bloody Acre
Monroe (as Thomas Wood)
 1975 The Big Rip-Off (TV Movie)
Michael
 1975 The Log of the Black Pearl (TV Movie)
Alfred
 1974 Ride in a Pink Car
Earl
 1974 Impulse
Soldier
 1973 The Godmothers
Speedboat Owner
 1973 Class of '63 (TV Movie)
Rex
 1973 House of Terror
Russell Donovan (uncredited)
 1973 Medical Center (TV Series)
Dick
- Night Cry (1973) ... Dick
 1972 All My Darling Daughters (TV Movie)
Lester (uncredited)
 1972 Primus (TV Series)
Captain
- Black Diamonds (1972) ... Captain
 1972 Room 222 (TV Series)
- The Quitter (1972)
 1972 Dear Dead Delilah
Burke (uncredited)
 1971 Revenge Is My Destiny
Policeman
 1971 Sometimes Aunt Martha Does Dreadful Things
Detective (as Thomas Wood)
 1971 Bearcats! (TV Series)
Ben
- Powderkeg (1971) ... Ben (uncredited)
 1970 Penny Wise
 1970 Sweet Bird of Aquarius
Steve Bradford (as Thomas Wood)
 1969 Lancer (TV Series)
Joseph
- A Scarecrow at Hacket's (1969) ... Joseph
- Legacy (1969) ... Joseph
- Cut the Wolf Loose (1969) ... Joseph
- The Gifts (1969) ... Joseph
- Blind Man's Bluff (1969) ... Joseph
 1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Dan
- The Power (1969) ... Dan
 1969 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Joshua
- Man Without a Heart (1969) ... Joshua (uncredited)
 1969 Childish Things
Mr. Sullivan
 1969 Gentle Ben (TV Series)
Parks
- Elephant on the Lam (1969) ... Parks
 1969 Campus Heat
 1969 The Outsider (TV Series)
Steven Brown
- The Old School Tie (1969) ... Steven Brown
 1968 A Punt, a Pass, and a Prayer (TV Movie)
George
 1968 The Hooked Generation
FBI Man #1
 1968 Suburban Roulette
Marty Conley (as Thomas Wood)
 1968 I Spy (TV Series)
Bill
- Pinwheel (1968) ... Bill (uncredited)
 1968 My Third Wife, George
Ralph Higbee (as Thomas Wood)
 1967 Playgirl Killer
Bill
 1967 A Taste of Blood
Dr. Hank Tyson (as Thomas Wood)
 1967 The Winter's Tale
Jeff (uncredited)
 1967 Winchester 73 (TV Movie)
Roland Harcourt
 1966 Jimmy, the Boy Wonder
Man Mowing Lawn (uncredited)
 1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Fred
- Murder at N.B.C. (1966) ... Fred
 1966 The Rounders (TV Series)
Guy
- Some Things Are Not for Sale (1966) ... Guy
 1966 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Sam
- The Dynamite Driver (1966) ... Sam
 1966 Lamp at Midnight (TV Movie)
 1965 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Adam
- A Sitting Duck Named Slattery (1965) ... Adam
 1964 Sex and the College Girl
Tentor
 1964 Two Thousand Maniacs!
Tom White (as Thomas Wood)
 1963 Temple Houston (TV Series)
Jon
- Jubilee (1963) ... Jon
 1963 Scum of the Earth
Harmon Johnson (as Thomas Sweetwood)
 1963 Bell, Bare and Beautiful
Rick Bradshaw (as Thomas Sweetwood)
 1963 Goldilocks and the Three Bares
Tommy Sweetwood (as Tommy Sweetwood)
 1963 Blood Feast
Det. Pete Thornton (as Thomas Wood)
 1963 Boin-n-g
Al Harding (as Thomas Sweetwood)
 1963 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Karl
- The Boiling Point (1963) ... Karl
 1962 G.E. True (TV Series)
Jack
- Circle of Death (1962) ... Jack
 1962 Wide Country (TV Series)
Henry
- A Guy for Clementine (1962) ... Henry (uncredited)
 1962 Wagon Train (TV Series)
David
- The Hiram Winthrop Story (1962) ... David (uncredited)
 1962 Five Finger Exercise
Mark
 1962 Mrs. Gibbons' Boys
Matthew
 1961 The Long Rope
Steve Matthews
 1961 The Investigators (TV Series)
Alexander
- I Thee Kill (1961) ... Alexander
 1961 Pagan Island
Sea Captain (uncredited)
 1961 The Adventures of Lucky Pierre
Man who hires plumber
 1961 Outlaws (TV Series)
Undertermined Role
- Return to New March (1961) ... Undertermined Role (uncredited)
 1961 Gun Fight
Michael (uncredited)
 1961 The Fiercest Heart
Bart
 1960-1961 Play of the Week (TV Series)
John Custer
- Therese Raquin (1961)
- Night of the Auk (1960) ... John Custer
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Barry
- Melody for Murder (1961) ... Barry (uncredited)
 1961 Living Venus
Jack Norwall
 1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Harry
- Journey to a Wedding (1960) ... Harry
 1960 Crossroads to Crime
Martin
 1960 The Tall Man (TV Series)
Gregory
- The Shawl (1960) ... Gregory (uncredited)
 1960 Not for Hire (TV Series)
Phil
- The General's Daughter (1960) ... Phil
 1959 The Witness
Police inspector
 1959 26 Men (TV Series)
Clint
- Long Trail Home (1959) ... Clint
 1959 Buckskin (TV Series)
Sheriff
- The Greatest Man in History (1959) ... Sheriff (uncredited)
 1959 Carving Magic (Short)
Charlie (uncredited)
 1959 Hudson's Bay (TV Series)
John
- The Northern Cheyenne (1959) ... John
 1958 Jefferson Drum (TV Series)
Man in the bar
- The Captive (1958) ... Man in the bar
 1958 M Squad (TV Series)
Guy Robinson
- Dead or Alive (1958) ... Guy Robinson (uncredited)
 1958 Tread Softly Stranger
Michael (uncredited)
 1958 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Tom
- Counterfeit Ghost (1958) ... Tom (uncredited)
- The Good Indian (1958) ... Tom
- The Angel of Cedar Mountain (1958) ... Tom (uncredited)
- The Runaway Wizard (1958) ... Tom (uncredited)
- Monkeyshines (1958) ... Tom
 1958 Thundering Jets
Gary
 1958 Trackdown (TV Series)
Robert
- The Wedding (1958) ... Robert
 1957 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Michael
- Devil's Eye (1957) ... Michael
 1957 Street of Sinners
Tom
 1957 Crossroads (TV Series)
Ralph
- Convict 1321, Age 21 (1957) ... Ralph (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1956 The Amazon Trader (Short)
 1956 Dragnet (TV Series)
- The Big Tattoo (1956)
 1956 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
George
- The Gigantic Bank Note Swindle (1956) ... George
 1955 The Eternal Sea
Cole
 1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Jim
- Mr. Ears (1955) ... Jim
 1954 Dragon's Gold
Gene
 1953 The Moonlighter
Tony
 1953 The Lone Hand
Norman (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (11 credits)
Show Show Production manager (6 credits)
Show Show Sound department (4 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (3 credits)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (5 credits)

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Acted on Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional theatre.

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Alternate Names:

Thomas Dowling | Bill Kerwin | Rooney Kerwin | Sam Shackman | Thomas Sweetwood | Tommy Sweetwood | Thomas Wood

Height:

5' 11¾" (1.82 m)
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Herschell Gordon Lewis used him as the announcer at the beginning of all his trailers, warning people about the intense violence coming. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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