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"James At 15" Star Pleads Guilty To Theft

LIHUE, Hi -- "James at 15" TV star Lance Kerwin has been placed on five years probation after pleading guilty to a theft charge.

Kerwin, who played the title role in the NBC series during the 1977-78 season, was given credit during last Thursday's sentencing for 90 days served and ordered to perform 300 hours of community service.

Kauai County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Lauren McDowell says the 49-year-old Kerwin was caught falsifying documents to obtain state medical assistance and food stamps.

Defense attorney Craig De Costa says when Kerwin applied for the benefits, he omitted in the application that he owned three properties on the mainland.

Kerwin says he has paid $21,822 in restitution.

by Anonymousreply 4405/05/2013

How the mighty have fallen!

by Anonymousreply 107/27/2010

More like "James at 15-to-Live!"

by Anonymousreply 207/27/2010

More like "James at 15-to-LIFE!"

by Anonymousreply 307/27/2010

Another fucking xtian hypocrite.

by Anonymousreply 407/27/2010

Damn, I only thought to steal a Deep Purple CD.

by Anonymousreply 507/27/2010

Here's what he looks like now :-(

by Anonymousreply 607/27/2010

[quote]The U-Turn for Christ program leader was caught falsifying documents

What is it with Christians and criminal behavior? It's like the two go hand in hand.

by Anonymousreply 707/27/2010

I want to see the reunion special 'James at 49'.

by Anonymousreply 807/27/2010

Here's his wife's MySpace!

by Anonymousreply 907/27/2010

Time is a bitch.

by Anonymousreply 1007/27/2010

He was hoping the Jesus thing would throw them off.

by Anonymousreply 1107/27/2010

OMG r9 and she's actually still logging in!

by Anonymousreply 1207/27/2010

Actually, I think he looks better now.

by Anonymousreply 1307/27/2010

I can't believe this has-been still thinks the world owes him a living, when even his one showbiz success, James At 15, was short-lived. It only lasted one season, 21 episodes. Kerwin was a failure even at the peak of his fame, over 30 yrs ago.

by Anonymousreply 1407/27/2010

It lasted two seasons, Ms. Hateful Pants R14. Google "James at [bold]16[/bold]."

by Anonymousreply 1507/27/2010

The judge should have done what I did when he guest-starred on my show: Hit him with a shit-bra!

by Anonymousreply 1607/27/2010

Say what you want but Salem's Lot scared the shit outta me.

by Anonymousreply 1707/27/2010

It's imdb's fault, r15. When you search imdb for James At 15, it gives you the James At 16 page and no other options. So I assumed the show had changed titles mid-season after a birthday episode.

Anyway, I did think it was 2 seasons before I checked imdb. And a 2 season show is a failure, especially when it's your main claim to fame.

by Anonymousreply 1807/27/2010

Melissa Sue Anderson thinks he's tremendous.

by Anonymousreply 1907/27/2010

Let it go, r18, you rambling cunt.

by Anonymousreply 2007/27/2010

My r20, seems I've struck a nerve. If you love Kerwin so much why don't you join his U Turn ministries and see if you can pray away the gay.

by Anonymousreply 2107/27/2010

Kerwin was a popular child/teen actor in the 70s. SALEM'S LOT was an excellent attempt at capturing Stephen King's novel. Kerwin appeared in the movie and had a significant role.

by Anonymousreply 2207/27/2010

Please don't let him be....

by Anonymousreply 2307/27/2010

Wow. How embarrassing for him.

by Anonymousreply 2407/28/2010

The show paled next to the Veronica Geng parody.

by Anonymousreply 2507/28/2010

[quote]What is it with Christians and criminal behavior? It's like the two go hand in hand.%0D %0D They fucking think because the Walk With The Lord that they can do any fucking thing they want, they'll be forgiven.%0D %0D That and they're only hurting heathens and they don't fucking count anyway.

by Anonymousreply 2607/29/2010

[quote]My [R20], seems I've struck a nerve.

Not at all: you're just impossibly annoying and tedious, that's all.

by Anonymousreply 2707/29/2010

He was one of my major teen idol crushes when I was a teen. I was disappointed to learn that he replaced his drug addiction with an addiction to Jesus but he never seemed like a regular homophobic Christian, like Stephen Baldwin. He just stayed out of the spotlight and stuck to helping out other drug addicts. I'm glad he doesn't have to go to jail.

by Anonymousreply 2807/29/2010

Salem's Lot ROCKED!!

by Anonymousreply 2907/30/2010

{scratch scratch} Open the window, Mark. Please! Let me in! It's OK, Mark, I'm your friend. *He* commands it!

by Anonymousreply 3007/31/2010


by Anonymousreply 3107/31/2010

I see Zac Efron's future...

by Anonymousreply 3207/31/2010

Is it a feeling in the heart or is it something you can't name?

by Anonymousreply 3307/31/2010

He was also in that after-school special with Scott Baio, where Scott played a teen drunk. They had a great scene in the locker-room showers together. %0D %0D He was in a couple of other shows as well... another one where he was shirtless (and honestly, that's all I remember about it).%0D %0D He had a bit part in the movie "Enemy Mine" ... with Dennis Quaid. His character died in the opening scenes.%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 3408/01/2010

Lance is on Murder She Wrote right now.

by Anonymousreply 3505/03/2013

Didn't he do some movie about being a bedwetter?

by Anonymousreply 3605/04/2013

[quote]{scratch scratch} Open the window, Mark. Please! Let me in! It's OK, Mark, I'm your friend. *He* commands it!

If he just had opened the damn window, he'd still be 15 years old and wouldn't need to steal food stamps.

by Anonymousreply 3705/04/2013

Yes r36, "The Loneliest Runner". It was based on the real life story of Michael Landon and how his mother would hang his piss-stained sheets outside his bedroom window, so he had to run home right after school every day and pull them inside before his friends saw them.

by Anonymousreply 3805/04/2013

Is it something in your heart? Is it something you can't name, James?

by Anonymousreply 3905/04/2013

Dammit, Lance!

Don't go spoiling my childhood memories.

by Anonymousreply 4005/04/2013

I was very young when he was famous, maybe 5 or 6, but I remember there was something about him that seemed so sad. I remember telling my mom that I felt bad for him and she explained that he was just acting, but I had a vibe he wasn't "just acting". If it weren't for that I would have totally forgotten about him. And then today I look at that recent picture of him and I had the exact same feeling all over again, i look at him and just see a deeply unhappy person.

Not that it means anything, but I thought I'd share anyway.

by Anonymousreply 4105/04/2013

The last thing I remember seeing him in was a bit part (killed off early) in "Enemy Mine".

I thought he was great in the few things I did see him in (not to mention I had a total crush on him in James at 15). He was in a TV movie or two after that, and I made sure to watch.

It's sad to see this is what his life has come to. This Christian thing was bizarre. This even more so. Sad he didn't go anywhere in Hollywood. He had the looks at one time, and enough talent.

by Anonymousreply 4205/04/2013

Oh good - I was thinking of Brian Kerwin.

by Anonymousreply 4305/04/2013

[quote]He was also in that after-school special with Scott Baio, where Scott played a teen drunk. They had a great scene in the locker-room showers together.

Wait... What? I NEED to see this!!!

by Anonymousreply 4405/05/2013
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