|Born||Jerry Michael Supiran
March 21, 1973
Arcadia, California, U.S.
Jerry Michael Supiran (born March 21, 1973) is an American former child actor. Supiran is best known for playing Jamie Lawson on the science-fiction sitcom 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 Galactica 1980, 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.
In 2012 it was reported that Supiran put his acting on hiatus and was a full-time volunteer at a California homeless shelter. His financial situation was affected by a living arrangement when he was 18 years old. There were also questions concerning a former adviser over mismanagement and the loss of more than half a million dollars. Supiran worked for a food and beverage corporation in Henderson, Nevada until 2010 when he resumed his career.
|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 - 1989||Small Wonder||Jamie Lawson||94 episodes|
|1986||Highway to Heaven||Adam||Episode: "Close Encounters of the Heavenly Kind"|
|1988||Mr. Belvedere||Jordan||Episode: "Pigskin"|
|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|
- "'Small Wonder' star Jerry Supiran flat broke, blames stripper". foxnews.com. May 31, 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
- "This Homeless Child Star Blames His Fall From Grace On A Stripper". Business Insider. May 31, 2012. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
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