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Brian Kerwin (born October 25, 1949) is an American actor.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Kerwin won the Theatre World Award in 1988 for the off-Broadway play Emily. His Broadway theatre credits include the 1997 revival of The Little Foxes and the Elaine May comedy After the Night and the Music in 2005. That same year he starred in Edward Albee's The Goat or Who is Sylvia? at the Mark Taper Forum and played Nick in a highly praised revival of Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? with Glenda Jackson and John Lithgow. He also played opposite Kathy Baker in the South Coast Repertory production of The Man from Nebraska in 2006. His most recent stage appearance was in the Broadway production August: Osage County.

Kerwin's feature films include Murphy's Romance, Hard Promises, 27 Dresses (as Katherine Heigl's character's father), Torch Song Trilogy, Love Field, Jack, King Kong Lives, The Myth of Fingerprints, and Debating Robert Lee. Kerwin has enjoyed an extensive career in television, beginning with the daytime serial The Young and the Restless in 1976. In addition to many television movies, his credits include a regular role on the Showtime series Beggars and Choosers, recurring roles on The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, The Chisholms (four 1979 episodes as Gideon Chisholm), Roseanne, The West Wing, Nip/Tuck and Big Love and guest appearances in The Love Boat, Simon & Simon, Highway to Heaven, Murder, She Wrote, St. Elsewhere, Frasier, Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Boston Legal, Medium, Without a Trace, and Desperate Housewives. In 2007, he joined the cast of the soap opera One Life to Live. Brian was also in a television movie with Michelle Pfeiffer called Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Natica Jackson. He played her married lover. His name was spelled Brain Kerwin in the credits.

Kerwin has been married to Jeanne Marie Troy since September 2, 1990. They have three children, Finn, Matilda, and Brennan. The family lives in New York City.

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Brian Kerwin (born October 25, 1949) is an American actor.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Kerwin won the Theatre World Award in 1988 for the off-Broadway play Emily. His Broadway theatre credits include the 1997 revival of The Little Foxes and the Elaine May comedy After the Night and the Music in 2005. That same year he starred in Edward Albee's The Goat or Who is Sylvia? at the Mark Taper Forum and played Nick in a highly praised revival of Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? with Glenda Jackson and John Lithgow. He also played opposite Kathy Baker in the South Coast Repertory production of The Man from Nebraska in 2006. His most recent stage appearance was in the Broadway production August: Osage County.

Kerwin's feature films include Murphy's Romance, Hard Promises, 27 Dresses (as Katherine Heigl's character's father), Torch Song Trilogy, Love Field, Jack, King Kong Lives, The Myth of Fingerprints, and Debating Robert Lee. Kerwin has enjoyed an extensive career in television, beginning with the daytime serial The Young and the Restless in 1976. In addition to many television movies, his credits include a regular role on the Showtime series Beggars and Choosers, recurring roles on The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, The Chisholms (four 1979 episodes as Gideon Chisholm), Roseanne, The West Wing, Nip/Tuck and Big Love and guest appearances in The Love Boat, Simon & Simon, Highway to Heaven, Murder, She Wrote, St. Elsewhere, Frasier, Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Boston Legal, Medium, Without a Trace, and Desperate Housewives. In 2007, he joined the cast of the soap opera One Life to Live. Brian was also in a television movie with Michelle Pfeiffer called Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Natica Jackson. He played her married lover. His name was spelled Brain Kerwin in the credits.

Kerwin has been married to Jeanne Marie Troy since September 2, 1990. They have three children, Finn, Matilda, and Brennan. The family lives in New York City.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Brian Kerwin, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 65

Birthday 1949-10-25

Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Also Known As

  • Brain Kerwin

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2015 Addiction: A 60's Love Story
2014 The Knick(1 episode) as Corky
2014 You Must Be Joking as Sandy
2012 Elementary(1 episode) as Charles Cooper
2012 The Client List(3 episodes) as Garrett Landry
2011 The Help as Robert Phelan
2008 27 Dresses as Hal Nichols
2006 Big Love(4 episodes)
2005 Close to Home(1 episode)
2005 Grey's Anatomy(1 episode)
2005 Medium(1 episode)
2004 Boston Legal(1 episode)
2004 Desperate Housewives(8 episodes)
2004 Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman as Nathan Lloyd
2004 Debating Robert Lee as Gary Mann
2003 Nip/Tuck(3 episodes)
2002 Without a Trace(1 episode)
2002 Monk(1 episode)
2000 Common Ground as Chuck Dawson
1999 The West Wing(2 episodes)
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit(2 episodes)
1999 Beggars and Choosers(42 episodes)
1997 Flash as David Strong
1997 Volcano: Fire on the Mountain as Buck Adams
1996 Unlikely Angel as Ben Bartilson
1996 Jack as Brian Powell
1996 Getting Away with Murder as Marty Lambert
1996 Sins of Silence as Joey Finn
1995 It Came from Outer Space II as Jack Putnam
1995 Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain as Matt Hollinger
1995 Abandoned and Deceived as Doug
1993 Frasier(2 episodes) as Bob
1993 Angel Falls(6 episodes) as Eli Harrison
1992 Love Field as Ray Hallett
1992 Spies, Inc. as Jim
1992 Against Her Will: An Incident in Baltimore as Jack Adkins
1991 Hard Promises as Walt
1991 Switched at Birth as Robert Mays
1990 Law & Order(1 episode)
1990 Challenger as Captain Michael J. Smith
1989 Tales from the Crypt(1 episode)
1988 Roseanne(4 episodes)
1988 Torch Song Trilogy as Ed Reese
1986 King Kong Lives as Hank Mitchell
1985 Murphy's Romance as Bobby Jack Moriarty
1984 Wet Gold as Ben Keating, the Diver
1984 Highway to Heaven(1 episode)
1984 Nickel Mountain as George
1983 The Hitchhiker(1 episode)
1982 Miss All-American Beauty as Michael Carrington
1982 St. Elsewhere(2 episodes)
1981 Simon & Simon(2 episodes)
1980 Power as Jack Vanda
1980 Getting Wasted as Brad Carson
1979 The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo(36 episodes)
1979 The Chisholms(18 episodes)
1979 B. J. and the Bear(1 episode)
1979 Hometown U.S.A. as T. J. Swackhammer
1978 A Real American Hero as Til Johnson
1977 The Love Boat(2 episodes)
1977 Logan's Run(1 episode)
1977 The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams(1 episode)
1976 Battle of the Network Stars(2 episodes)
1968 One Life to Live(3,446 episodes) as Charlie Banks
1962 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson(1 episode)

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