You were a television and movie staple, a personality who rose from adolescence to adulthood before our eyes, with performances distinguished by seamless perfection.
And your line-up is as amazing as it's assorted: Escape From Witch Mountain; Outbreak; Enemy Mine; Once Upon a Midnight Scary; The Loneliest Runner; Little House on the Prairie; Shazam!, Wonder Woman; The Bionic Woman; Gunsmoke; Cannon; The Family Holvack; Amelia Earhart; Sara; The Greatest Gift; Children of Divorce; The Mysterious Stranger; James at 15/16; Faerie Tale Theater: The Snow Queen; The Meanest Man in the West; The Boy Who Drank Too Much; The Busters; ABC Afternoon Specials; Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy; The Fourth Wiseman; Cheering Section; The Death of Ritchie; The Healers; Murder, She Wrote; Trapper John, MD; Emergency!; Reflections of Murder; Advice of the Lovelorn; and A Killer in the Family.
You shined brightest, though, in Tobe Hooper's acclaimed adaptation of Stephen King's Salem's Lot. As the wholesome yet impassioned Mark Petrie, you captured not only the devotion of a monster lover, but the righteous zeal of monster fighter.
Thanks for all that you gave, Mr. Kerwin. Your boundless depth and scope will stay a permanent part of our hearts.