Seventies and Eighties teen idol Kevin Brophy has died of cancer at the age of 70 after a 10 year fight with the disease. Kevin Brophy starred in the short-lived Lucan TV show, as a feral child who had been raised by wolves and was rescued by an anthropology professor, who tried to teach him how to survive in human society. He starred in the horror film Hell Night (1981) as fraternity leader Peter Bennett.

In addition to Lucan and Hell Night, he also played a Bajoran guard on Star Trek: Deep Space 9 in the 1993 episode “Necessary Evil.” In 1992, Brophy appeared on the Duncan Regehr version of Zorro as Gregorio Segovia in “Heir Apparent.” He co-starred in the popular western The Long Riders (1980) as John Younger of the infamous Younger brothers. Although Brophy usually played a hero, he was a villain in the sci-fi/horror film Time Walker (1982): he played the felonious Peter Sharpe. He appeared in two episodes of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries as Jocco Halsey.

Like many actors, he had his share of guest roles on assorted TV shows: M*A*S*H, Strike Force, the Love Boat, Growing Pains, JAG, and Matt Houston.

In addition to Hell Night, The Long Riders, and Time Walker, Brophy’s movies included The Delos Adventure, (1986), Code Name Vengeance (1987), and Goodfellas (1990). His final film appearance was the horror short The Clown Statue (2022).

Kevin Brophy was diagnosed with stage four cancer ten years ago. Although he spent five years in remission, he finally succumbed to his disease May 11, 2024. He passed away peacefully, in his own home, surrounded by his family. survived by his wife, Amy Prettyman Brophy, his mother Carol, brother John (Wendy), his children Kelly, Michael (Lindsey), Megan, Ryan, and grandchildren Jarrah and Saylor. His Celebration of Life will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, June 29, at St. Cyril’s Church in Encino.” Our deepest sympathy to his family from everyone here at SciFi.Radio.

Susan Macdonald
Susan Macdonald

Susan Macdonald is the author of the children’s book “R is for Renaissance Faire”, as well as 26 short stories, mostly fantasy in “Alternative Truths”, “Swords and Sorceress #30”, Swords &Sorceries Vols. 1, 2, & 5, “Cat Tails” “Under Western Stars”, and “Knee-High Drummond and the Durango Kid”. Her articles have appeared on’s web site, in The Inquisitr, and in The Millington Star. She enjoys Renaissance Faires (see book above), science fiction conventions,  Highland Games, and Native American pow-wows.