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Occupation  Actor
Years active  1976–present

Name  Brian Kerwin
Role  Actor

Born  October 25, 1949 (age 66) (1949-10-25) Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Spouse  Jeanne Marie Troy (m. 1990)
Children  Matilda Kerwin, Finn Kerwin, Brennan Kerwin
Nominations  Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Movies and TV shows  27 Dresses, One Life to Live, King Kong Lives, Jack, Murphy's Romance
Similar People  John Guillermin, Anne Fletcher, Lance Kerwin, Paul Bogart, Tate Taylor

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Brian Kerwin (born October 25, 1949) is an American actor who has starred in feature films, on Broadway, and done extensive work in television series and movies.


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Born in Chicago and raised in Flossmoor, 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.

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In 1989 he had played Nick in a revival of Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Doolittle Theatre (now the Ricardo Montalbán Theatre) in Los Angeles. The production, directed by the playwright, starred Glenda Jackson and John Lithgow, with Cynthia Nixon as Kerwin's character's wife, Honey. The production was not well received. He 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 original Broadway production of August: Osage County.

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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 episodes) Roseanne (recurring role as Gary Hall), 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, Blue Bloods, Boston Legal, Medium, Without a Trace, and Desperate Housewives. From 2007-12, he appeared on the soap opera One Life to Live.


Kerwin married Jeanne Marie Troy on September 2, 1990, with whom he had three children (Finn, Matilda, Brennan). She died on February 11, 2016 after a three year battle with brain cancer.


He was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in the Outstanding Supporting Actor category in 2008, 2010 and 2011 for his work on One Life to Live.


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