Jerry Supiran

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Jerry Supiran
Born Jerry Michael Supiran
(1973-03-21) March 21, 1973 (age 41)
Arcadia, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1980—1989

Jerry Michael Supiran (born March 21, 1973) is a former American child actor. Supiran is best known for playing Jamie Lawson on the situation comedy Small Wonder, which aired from 1985 to 1989.


He has been credited with roles in 19 television and movie performances, including guest-starring roles in several noted series of the era, including Little House on the Prairie, Mr. Belvedere, Newhart, Highway to Heaven, Trapper John, M.D., St. Elsewhere, and Archie Bunker's Place, along with several made-for-TV movies and a feature film called Uncommon Valor.

Personal life[edit]

On June 1, 2012, it was reported that Supiran was homeless and living under a bridge in California. He blamed his financial and social condition on a stripper he dated when he was 18 years old. He also blamed a former adviser for stealing half a million dollars from him. Supiran said he worked as a waiter until he was laid off in 2010 due to the economic downturn.[1]


Year Title Role Notes
1980 Galactica 1980 Super Scout 4 episodes
1981 Little House on the Prairie Young Almanzo Episode: "A Christmas They Never Forgot"
1982 Love, Sidney Episode: "Sail Away"
1982 The Adventures of Little Lord Fauntleroy Little Lord Fauntleroy Television movie
1982 Tales of the Gold Monkey Paul Episode: "The Lady and the Tiger"
1983 Archie Bunker's Place Peter McBride Episode: "Relief Bartender"
1983 Lottery! Episode: "Phoenix: Blood Brothers"
1983 Policewoman Centerfold Tommy Oaks Television movie
1983 Newhart Ted Ward Episode: "Animal Attractions"
1983 Uncommon Valor Frank at 9
1984 Trapper John, M.D. Matthew Riley Episode: "Send in the Clowns"
1984 Young Hearts Larry Fettis Television movie
1984 Love Thy Neighbor Joey Wilson Television movie
1984 Fame Keith Donlon Episode: "The Home Front"
1984 Obsessive Love Bobby Stevens Television movie
1984 St. Elsewhere Matthew Auschlander Episode: "Fade to White"
1985 to 1989 Small Wonder Jamie Lawson 95 episodes
1986 Highway to Heaven Adam Episode: "Close Encounters of the Heavenly Kind"
1988 Mr. Belvedere Anderson Episode: "Pigskin"

Award nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Title of work
1985 Young Artist Award Best Young Actor in a Family Film Made for Television Policewoman Centerfold
1986 Young Artist Award Best Young Actor Starring in a New Television Series Small Wonder
1987 Young Artist Award Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor Starring in a Television Comedy or Drama Series Small Wonder
1988 Young Artist Award Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor in a Television Comedy Series Small Wonder


  1. ^ "'Small Wonder' star Jerry Supiran flat broke, blames stripper". 2012-05-31. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 

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