Child Star From “Small Wonder” Blames Stripper for Downfall
We have all heard the story from rags to riches, yet we have also heard the reverse as well. With so many celebrities and athletes filling for bankruptcy now a days; we beg to ask the question. Who is likely to be next?
Former child actor Jerry Supiran is down on his luck as well. Supiran who is now 39 was last seen living under a bridge in central California, according to The National Enquirer. For many of you who don’t remember Jerry Supiran he stared in the popular 80’s comedy “Small Wonder” as the adorable Jamie Lawson, who was the brother of his adopted sister, Vicki the robot…..made by his father.
Supiran financial woes began with his crooked money manager and a lustful relationship with a stripper as well. The New York Post touched more on Supairan’s fall from grace.
The has-been actor’s final stop to homelessness came when he after losing his job as a waiter.
“I’ve worked at different steakhouses for the last 15 years,” he said. “But two years ago, I was laid off from a restaurant in Henderson, Nev., due to the economy. I haven’t been able to find a job since.”
In addition to “Small Wonder,” Supiran has credits for “Little House on the Prairie,” “St. Elsewhere,” “Mr. Belvedere” and “Highway to Heaven.” Although he has a strong catalog as an actor he still says “It’s been very tough”.
“I had to move back to central California where my brother lives with his family. 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.”
Poor Jerry, hopefully he can get his life back on track soon.