The brother of 'Frasier' star Peri Gilpin portrayed one of Roy Scheider's two sons in the 1978 sequel.
One of his sisters is Peri Gilpin from Frasier. I didn't know that.
Here's an interesting paragraph from the article. The cast of Surviving was cursed. Ironic title.
In the 1985 ABC telefilm Surviving, which told the story of a teenager (Zach Galligan) dealing with the aftermath of his father’s affair, Gilpin was in a top-notch cast that included veterans Ellen Burstyn, Marsha Mason, Len Cariou and Paul Sorvino and up-and-coming stars River Phoenix, Molly Ringwald and Heather O’Rourke.