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Brian Kerwin
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At A Glance
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. 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, 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; 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.

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.
Acting Portfolio
TELEVISION
One Life to Live
Charlie Banks
October 25, 2007 to May 11, 2011

Big Love
Eddie
2007

The Virgin of Akron, Ohio
2007

Monk
Ben Glazer
2006

Desperate Housewives
Harvey Bigsby
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Without a Trace
Randall Parker
2006

Close to Home
Lee Towers
2006

Nip/Tuck
Mr. Alderman
2005

Grey's Anatomy
Holden McKee
2005

Medium
Nathan Bradley
2005

Boston Legal
Jack Fleming
2004

Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman
Nathan Lloyd
2004

The West Wing
Ben Dryer
2004

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Stanley Billings
2003

Strong Medicine
Les Campbell
2003

Law & Order
Ted Weldon
2002

Frasier
Bob
2001

A Girl Thing
Gary Tucker
2001

Beggars and Choosers
Rob Malone
1999

The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer
Saul Lapidus
1999

Giving Up the Ghost
Kevin
1998

Dead Man's Gun
Joe Wheeler
1998

Flash
David Strong
1997

Volcano: Fire on the Mountain
Buck Adams
1997

Unlikely Angel
Ben Bartilson
1996

Critical Choices
Flood
1996

It Came from Outer Space II
Jack Putnam
1996

Sins of Silence
Joey Finn
1996

Abandoned and Deceived
Doug
1995

Angel Falls
Eli Harrison
1993

Against Her Will: An Incident in Baltimore
Jack Adkins
1992

Switched at Birth
Robert Mays
1991

Roseanne
Gary Hall
1990

Tales from the Crypt
Donald
1990

Challenger
Capt. Michael J. Smith
1990

The Hitchhiker
1989

Bluegrass
Dancy Cutler
1988

Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Natica Jackson
Hal Graham
1987

St. Elsewhere
Terence O'Casey
1986

Murder, She Wrote
Andy Townsend
1984

Highway to Heaven
Barry Rudd
1984

Wet Gold
Ben Keating, the Diver
1984

Simon & Simon
Slack Reynolds
1983

Antony and Cleopatra
Eros
1983

Miss All-American Beauty
Michael Carrington
1982

The Blue and the Gray
Malachy Hale
1982

James' Boys
1982

The Love Boat
1980

Lobo
Birdwell "Birdie" Hawkins
1979-1981

Power
Jack Vanda
1980

The Paradise Connection
Bruce Douglas
1979

B.J. and the Bear
Birdwell "Birdie" Hawkins
1979

The Chisholms
Gideon Chisholm
1979

A Real American Hero
Til Johnson
1978

David Cassidy
Man Undercover
1978

The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened
1977

Logan's Run
Patrick
1977

The Young and the Restless
Greg Foster
1976 to 1977
Acting Portfolio
FILM
27 Dresses
Hal Nichols
2008

Debating Robert Lee
Gary Mann
2004

Mr. Jealousy
Stephen
1997

The Myth of Fingerprints
Elliot
1997

Jack
Brian Powell
1996

Getting Away with Murder
Marty Lambert
1996

Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain
Matt Hollinger
1995

Love Field
Ray Hallett
1992

Hard Promises
Walt
1991

Torch Song Trilogy
Ed Reese
1988

Spies Inc.
Jim
1988

King Kong 2
Hank Mitchell
1986

Nickel Mountain
George
1984

Getting Wasted
Brad Carson
1980

Hometown USA
T. J. Swackhammer
1979
Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmys: Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor (2008, 2010, 2011; for One Life to Live)

Daytime Emmys: Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor (2008, 2010, 2011; for One Life to Live)

Method Fest: Winner, Best Ensemble Cast (2006; for Debating Robert Lee)
Vital Statistics
DATE OF BIRTH: October 25, 1949
PLACE OF BIRTH: Chicago, Illinois
News Archives
News Archive: Kerwin earns first Daytime Emmy nomination. [May 12, 2010]
News Archive: Kerwin earns second Daytime Emmy nomination. [May 12, 2010]
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