Brian Kerwin Wants and
Needs From His Fans"
not related to Lance Kerwin...Lance is not my younger brother!"
Brian insists. When The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo's
Brian Kerwin first came on the scene, he had to deal with an awful
lot of misinformation. Automatically, everyone thought he was
teen star Lance Kerwin's brother, or at least cousin...
Brian got the jobs -- "an usher at Grauman's Chinese Restaurant,
working as an animator on those fruity-juicy Hawaiian Punch commercials,
building a minature golf course" -- and eventually a role
on The Young and the Restless.
wasn't very happy doing the soap opera -- there were a lot of
personality conflicts between him and the producer -- so when
he was released from his contract early, he claims he felt "relieved."
of falling apart after a losing role, Brian bounced right back
-- right in the part of Birdie on Sheriff Lobo! That was
a red letter day for the 24-year old actor. After, "I walked
out of that meeting, I had a five o'clock meeting with the people
at Quinn Martin for a TV-movie with Buddy Ebsen they eventually
called The Paradise Connection," he recalls. "The
next day my agent called and said, 'Boom! You got both of them
and they're back-to-back.' It's funny, you know. You go for weeks
and even months and nothing happens -- and then all hell breaks
of Sheriff Lobo, Brian's become something of a TV heartthrob and
he sort of finds it all very funny. As a matter of fact, he scoffs
at his pretty-boy image, saying: "I don't think I've gotten
anywhere with my looks. I was checking the mirror this morning
and my hair's coming out in handfulls back there. A bald all-American
Brian can't deny he's building up a massive fan club. Kids are
screaming to meet him and though he's a little bit surprised about
it all, he admits: "Well, if I become a teen idol like John
Travolta, I wouldn't mind! He did Welcome Back, Kotter
and now that guy's got all the best properties in this town coming
his way. That's what I'd like aobut that."