Small Wonder Child Star Jerry Supiran Broke, Homeless, Lost Money To Stripper

By Radar Staff

Jerry Supiran, once a promising young star best known for his role on the 80s TV comedy Small Wonder, has spiraled into a vortex of poverty and homelessness, after a number of bad breaks took him from Hollywood’s bright lights to sleeping under a bridge in central California. 

“It’s been very tough,” said Jerry, in an exclusive interview with the new issue of the National Enquirer.

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Jerry, now 39, who also appeared on shows including Little House on the Prairie, Newhart and Highway to Heaven, said his bad luck began more than two decades ago.

“When I was 18, I dated a stripper and she took what was left of my trust fund; then, one of my advisers stole a half-million dollars from me.”

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The former child star says he’s “worked at different steakhouses for the last 15 years, but two years ago … was laid off from a restaurant in Henderson, Nevada, due to the economy.”

Jerry, who played the role of Jamie Lawson, says he hasn’t “been able to find a job since” 2010.

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“I had to move back to central California where my brother lives with his family,” he said. “And while he helps me with hot meals and a shower, he doesn’t have the room for me to stay there.

“So I either sleep at the homeless shelter I volunteer at, or under a local bridge,” said Jerry, who uses Facebook to chat up his former TV co-stars.

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Down, but not out, Jerry says he’s banking on another gig in the food service industry to put an end to his financial drought.

“I’m just looking for a break,” he said.

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Small Wonder — which focused on ‘robotic daughter’ Vicki — ran in first-run syndication from 1985-1989.


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