This Homeless Child Star Blames His Fall From Grace On A Stripper

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Former child actor, Jerry Supiran, of 1980s “Small Wonder” is broke and homeless, blaming his current misfortune on a stripper, The New York Post reports.”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,” Supiran said.

39-year-old Supiran played the adolescent Jamie Lawson on “Small Wonder.” The show revolved around Jamie’s robotic 10-year-old sister Vicki (standing for Voice Input Child Identicon) created by his research engineer father, Ted

jerry supiran small wonderHere’s what Supiran looks like today.

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The half-hour comedy aired for 96 episodes from 1985-89 before going into weekend syndication on Channel 5 in New York. Supiran became homeless after losing his most recent position 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.”

Since then, Supiran moved back to California where his brother lives, sleeping at a homeless shelter he volunteers at, or under a local bridge.

The childhood actor also appeared on “Little House on the Prairie,” “Galactica 1980” and “St. Elsewhere.”

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