Friday, May 11, 2007

Jerry Supiran

Jerry Supiran is a former child star best known for his role as Jamie Lawson on the mid-late 1980s syndicated sitcom, Small Wonder. Anyone who was a pre-teen during the mid-late 1980s probably watched Small Wonder from time to time. I personally did not have cable TV until I got to college, so I was at the mercy of whatever reruns or TV shows were available on the broadcast TV channels.

Small Wonder was one of the strangest TV shows ever created. A surprise hit in syndication, the show centered on the Lawson family. Jamie Lawson's parents on the show were Ted and Joan Lawson, played by Dick Christie and Marla Pennington, respectively. Ted Lawson worked as an engineer/inventor for United Robotronics, working on a robot for assisting handicapped children. He invented the robot called Voice Input Child Identicant ("V.I.C.I.," pronounced "Vicki"), an android the looked like a 10-year-old girl. (Vickie was played by Tiffany Brissette.) The Lawson family pretended that Vicki was the family's adopted daughter.

The show was generally focused on Vicki and her interactions with Jamie and other kids. Supiran's character, Jamie, was kind of annoying and very smarmy and appeared to be somewhat slimy. He seemed like the type of kid who couldn't be trusted. Apparently Supiran's character seemed like this because in real life, Supiran was a bit of a rascal.

The executive producer of Small Wonder, Howard Leeds, said the following about Supiran:

"Jerry Supiran was a mischievous tyke who bugged the crew but was a good little actor."



Supiran acted on Small Wonder from 1985 until its cancellation in 1988. Supiran was actually a fairly successful child and acted in many other roles during the 1980s. He had guest starring roles in several noted sitcoms of the era such as Little House on the Prairie, Mr. Belvedere, Newhart, and Archie Bunker's Place. He also had roles in the motion picture Uncommon Valor and in various TV movies such as Policewoman Centerfold and Love Thy Neighbor.

Despite his success during the 1980s, Supiran has not had even a single acting role since the cancellation of Small Wonder in 1988. I've searched long and hard to find recent info of Supiran to find out what he has been up to. Unfortunately, most of what I found are merely unverified rumors. According to one rumor, Supiran hates the Small Wonder show and refuses to even talk about it and has moved to New England where he does graphic design for a major food retailer. There are other rumors that he has been a roadie for the band Alice in Chains, was actually Billy Corgan from the rock band Smashing Pumpkins, or that he encountered financial difficulties and now works at a Taco Bell somewhere in California (one can only wonder if he's ever run into fellow washed-up celebrity Dustin Diamond at the same Taco Bell).

Regardless of what he's doing right now, there should be no doubt that Jerry Supiran one washed-up celebrity!


*** Update - May 20, 2009 ***


Jerry Supiran seems like a decent guy and recently contacted me and sent me a blurb to let me know what he's been doing. He mentioned that rumors of his death have been greatly exaggerated that that he is very much alive. He also mentioned that he quit acting in 1987 because he wanted to go back to school. Jerry has had several different jobs over the years. Three years ago he broke his back when he was thrown from a racehorse at a ranch that he was managing. Jerry was also a chef at an upscale Mediterranea restaurant in California for awhile.

Jerry says that he is in love with a girl named Kelly Boland. He also loves to golf and if anyone really wants to find him, they should look for him on a golf course. He also mentioned that he does not sing in the Smashing Pumpkins, although he wishes that he could sing like the lead singer, Billy Corgan.

Jerry says that someone stole his identity twice and ruined his credit rating. Jerry spends his free time helping charitable causes and playing with his niece and nephew, Brody and Kelsey.

Jerry Supiran has a Twitter account. Jerry also sent me this recent picture of himself:




*** Update - May 31, 2012 ***

Jerry is apparently homeless and living under a bridge in central California.  He claims to be broke as a result of various incidences - when he was 18 years old a stripper stole his trust fund and that one of his advisers stole $500,000 from him.  Jerry worked at steakhouses for much of the past 15 years until he was laid off in 2010 from a restaurant in Henderson, NV and has been unable to find work since then. 

Jerry told the National Inquirer,

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.

Here is a photo of Jerry living on the streets that was published by the National Inquirer:



*** Update - August 19, 2013 ***

TMZ tracked down Jerry Supiran a few months ago and broadcast this video:

162 comments:

Deucer said...

I think this is his myspace page:

http://www.myspace.com/jerrysupiran

ayan said...

I used to Luv that show !!!

Stitch said...

You should take this down. Jerry is dead. He died in 1994. So what if he didn't have another acting gig after 'Small Wonder' was cancelled. He probably was set and wanted to leave acting....and concentrate on his health.

Movie Fan said...

I don't think Jerry Supiran is dead. I certainly cannot find any articles mentioning that he died other than his Wikipedia entry which was edited a few days ago by an anonymous user without any corroborating evidence.

Anonymous said...

Jerry's older brother, Tony, died in 2004:

http://www.nevadaappeal.com/article/20040622/OBITUARIES/106220007

Mohitume said...

I too love that show. Am i alone. It had some kind of simplicity and bonding that was fantastic. It is very bad to hear that cast did not got work. They were good actors. Waiting for re-run.

Anonymous said...

he is in laughlin, nv! he works at the tropacana express as a cook. he does have a tear tattoo under his eye.

BRian I said...

boys and girls i have seen this guy just a couple weeks ago i saw him in laughlin Nv at the casino no lie i talked to him no lie

Anonymous said...

I am Jerry's cousin and have lost contact with him a few years ago but do know he was working in Laughlin,NV!!

Anonymous said...

Jerry did work at a casino in Laughlin, But got fired. He lives in Bullhead City Az. now with his mother at a "small wonder" of a country club. And last I saw him ( bout 3 weeks ago ) he was vary good health.

Grinningdevil said...

I Too Loved the SHow..
TOo Much..

Where are the actors ..
Come Forwad and let we know that you where the One's Who Ruled My and like me many others Childhood

Timmer said...

First of all these stupid and irresponsible reports that jerry is dead are greatly exaggerated.
Unless corpses have learned how to play pool. And well at that! I am a good friend of jerry,s, he is in the Laughlin/Bullhead city area he is a quiet and unassuming guy who is a talent as an actor and a friend. some people should stitch thier big mouth...P.S. jerry is not washed up. He simoly washed it off...T.S.

Movie Fan said...

Timmer, do you any recent pictures of Jerry? What happened to him? He was a successful child actor and then left the business all of a sudden.

Anonymous said...

Jerry is alive! I sat down at a poker table in Laughlin and he was there. He talked openly about the show and seemed to be doing great. We all had a great time and is a great guy.

Anonymous said...

I have been looking for Jerry for years. I hung out with him years ago in the LA area and would love to find him again. Jerry, PLEASE FIND ME. Trixy

Anonymous said...

Here is some info on his death in 1994 that I found.

http://www.tv.com/jerry-supiran/person/19969/biography.html

Anonymous said...

Here he is, video blogging about himself.
http://www.truveo.com/Life-After-Wonder-The-Jerry-Supiran-Story/id/3956750546

gerard said...

Jamie ahhmm- sorry Jerry I hope you read this someday. you were a great actor and entertained me on a daily basis after school- THANK YOU!!! You were a talented actor, you have more following than you realize. I think people would enjoy seeing you again on tv. maybe some reality show like the surreal life. C'mon dude you guest starred on Little house on the prairie!!!...i hope your doing fine and happy in your life, we'd love to see you again on the tube. Best wishes and RIP to your bro - glad you're still around;)

Anonymous said...

the death in "1994" but happened in 2004, was his brother Anthony Supiran. Here is the link about Jerry's brother.

http://www.nevadaappeal.com/article/20040622/OBITUARIES/106220007

Anonymous said...

Jerry Supiran is alive and well. I play poker with him regularly in Laughlin, Nevada. The last time was at the Riverside Casino on New Year's Day 2009. I didn't talk to him because he was at the other end of the table, but last time I saw him, he was working at the Tropicana Express Casino in Laughlin, Nv.

Anonymous said...

He passed away in 1994

jonston said...

hey jerry..if ure reading this..i used to watch ur tele show daily...its was until yesterday i rememberd your character..ur were adorable.

Anonymous said...

he passed away from complications due to sickle-cell anemia in 1997.he hated gambling and loved the Lord.

here is the link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w7YPlGRX5w

Anonymous said...

Have you people ever heard of imdb.com?

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0839481/

I've never played poker with him but do your math...geez...

Pallor Tor said...

people seem to believe what they want regardless of any thing else. being that I am his girlfriend I can tell you that he is very much alive.
he does love gambling. he loves poker. he loves golf and horse racing.he is not religious so whoever said he loves the lord doesnt know what their talking about. we have been to most of the sites that had him as dead, and gotten them to remove the dead part. none of that was true. there is a youtube video called "life after wonder"--thats not him!! that is just some guy making fun of him. Also, a guest star--not a main character-just a guest star from small wonder died in 94 and anthony his brother died in 2004. but jerry is very much alive and happy. he is not washed up. he simply does not want to act anymore. its funny for someone who doesnt act to wonder:"if you were rich and famous why would you give that up." But you see he just doesnt want to act anymore.
and the tear drop tattoo is NOT a teardrop. Its a music note, but then he tried to change it by himself and it sort of looks like a box with a music note in it..he cant get it removed because its too close to his eye. he covers it up sometimes and sometimes just wears it. its fine. he looks great to me so I dont care. between the both of us we have so many tattoos anyway.
kelly
aka "pallor"

jerry said...

Hi everyone.Wow i just read these and was very moved.Thanks to everyone who stood up for me,and a special thanks to you my sweet.I gave up acting after I finished Small Wonder.It was very hard to say goodbye to everyone i worked with everyday for 5 years,i really didn't want to go through that again.Maybe it was a mistake but live and learn.I'm doing fine and I have the love of a beautiful girl.Thank you to everyone who watched the show.It means alot to me.Keep Smiling, Jerry

jerry said...

p.s.
stitch you should check your recources before you print something the whole world will read,
and trixie,go to facebook find me and ask for a friend request,I'd love to catch up.

Movie Fan said...

Jerry, thanks for stopping by. I'm glad to hear that you are doing well. You'd be surprised at how many people were fans of Small Wonder and remember it today. I think that most people liked your character and Tiffany Brissette's robot.

Have you been in contact with Tiffany Brissette or Emily Schulman since the show went off the air?

If you would like me to post a little blurb to let people know what you are doing right now, let me know.

Anonymous said...

Jerry acting in Small wonder was tooo gr8.I missed the show once went of the air.I am trying to get the DVD r CD's of the show.
I wish all the best in this life .
B happy live happy.
from
Vish

Anonymous said...

Hey Jerry this is your cousin I am glad you did check out this site to leave some comments of your own. I have been checking out this site from time to time before we got back in contact with each other. I hope others will learn the truth and check their resources. L8rz.....

Anonymous said...

jerry is definitely dead so i bet his cat has not been fed for at least a while. i'm from canada and we love his show too. it's a small wonder that more people don't know about it. RIP Jerry, long live your memory.

Anonymous said...

Jerry is alive and well (sorta). He currently resides in Arizona where he has been seeking professional help with his ocd disorder. This is no laughing matter.My sister who works for the d.a.'s office heard about him working a plea deal about abusing a cat. Apparently,he refuses to seek vetinary help for his animals and abuse charges have been filed.Rumor has it in town (have to say rumor because sister can lose her job) that he recieves small royalty checks from Small Wonder reruns,which is the top rated syndicted show in Taiwan.I did some research through the S.A.G.(screen actors guild) heard he has a small role in the upcoming film expendables,playing a computer programmer,which im sure will be edited out. Here is the link in case anyone thinks this is bogus.
http://www.targetednews.com/pr_disp.php?pr_id=2115986

jerry said...

mr.anonymous,how dare you.I've spent my entire life crusading for animal rights.The thing in arizona was because someone stuffed one of my rescued cats ino a pillowcase and threw her into the garbage.I called animal control and they ticketed me for no license.How dare you say something about me like that.if you ever see me in person make sure you identify who you are.I would love to "talk" to you.

Pritish said...

hi jerry.i m a big fan .wat u do now??

Anonymous said...

Hey Jerry it's Regina. How've you been? I hope well. I can't stop by, as you know, and I lost your cell phone number. Anyway, I hope you are doing well. Maybe I'll see you around town. Take care.

NorCalHarris said...

I am a friend of Jerry's cousin, Robert. (yeah I know what you are thinking) Robert used to live in NorCal and do Rocky Horror Picute show with me (Jerry, you know this is true, so YOU know I am on the up & up) Jerry is alive & well, it was his brother who died in '04, during the court trial where jerry was suing him for defamation of character. There was also another cast member who died in '94.


jerry works @ jobs till he can't take the jokes anymore, then goes on to the next one.

That is NOT his MySpace, that is the one that he was suing his brother over. The lawsuit was the basis for a law that says you can't start a website bashing someone, or defaming their character...

jerry said...

well I have a couple of cousins,but no matter what;I would never take my family to court.I am a southern boy with southern morales.So robert,if you are my cousin write something more so I can get in touch with you.I like talking with my fans,it brings back old memories that I don't want to just fade away.leave a web address like you tube or my space.I look at this site from time to time,and wouldn't mind hooking up with anyone that feels like chatting.I'm kinda new to the computer world so if anyone knows of any websites I should check out leave a note on here and maybe we can start up a chat or blog or something.Well it was nice hearing from all you again,till the next time,Shes fantastic,made of plastic,microchips here and there...,peace out,Jerry

jerry said...

well I have a couple of cousins,but no matter what;I would never take my family to court.I am a southern boy with southern morales.So robert,if you are my cousin write something more so I can get in touch with you.I like talking with my fans,it brings back old memories that I don't want to just fade away.leave a web address like you tube or my space.I look at this site from time to time,and wouldn't mind hooking up with anyone that feels like chatting.I'm kinda new to the computer world so if anyone knows of any websites I should check out leave a note on here and maybe we can start up a chat or blog or something.Well it was nice hearing from all you again,till the next time,Shes fantastic,made of plastic,microchips here and there...,peace out,Jerry

Anonymous said...

Hi all!

I've always been a huge fan of Jerry Supiran. I am thilled to see what he looks like now and that he's doing so well.

I grew up in Temple City, which is the next city over from Arcadia where Jerry was born.

When I was in school in the mid 90's a teachers aide there was friends with Jerry's mom and got a few of us students a signed photo and headshot of him. I still have both...

http://i26.tinypic.com/r8tuog.jpg
http://i31.tinypic.com/4lp1jr.jpg

I never got to meet Jerry, but I'm very happy he decided to come forward and let his fans know how he's doing.

Thanks Jerry!

Anonymous said...

no he isnt dead, he lives on the central coast of CA. i see im almost every sunday at a local sports bar cheering on his Chefs on sunday

Movie Fan said...

Season one of the "Small Wonder" series is scheduled to be released on DVD in February 2010: http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Small-Wonder-Season-1/12723

Anonymous said...

hi jerry,
i am a huge fan of yours and tiffany's..i'm from india and i learned a lot about american families through ur show.actually my biggest leisure after school was the hindi small wonder.you probably dont know how many people ur show has touched in this country.small wonder was the only american tv show that my parents ,who dont really have a taste for american culture liked.gud luk to you.

Anonymous said...

Love you man

Anonymous said...

here is his myspace.....www.myspace.com/jerrysportswriter

verymanythingzzz said...

hey jerry was on of the best,and harriet as well as super robot gal tiffany(as i like 2 cal her)were equaly great,jerry if u are readng this i m a great fan of small wonders from indian and hav watched the show first in Tamil(which is a south indian language) and then saw it n english,itz amazing and i m very happy for u,itz ur decision act r nt 2,bt u stil hav a memory in our hearts!keep in touch wth all fanz jerry!

Anonymous said...

How do people know it's really the real actor? Geesh. This is the internet. I could say I'm the tooth fairy. It doesn't make it true.

neha jayant said...

HI Jerry how r u?i m a huge fan of u and tiffiny.both of u were mind blowing.u can't imagine,ppl r huge fan of urs here in india.each an every child of our age knows,the part small wonder playd in our life.i m very happy to learn dat u r alive...............v lov u so much.god bless u.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jerry - Small Wonder made it to NZ, and I've just spent an hour rehashing the 80s - amazing what I've half remembered, mostly forgotten.

I'd recommend that you visit Wikipedia, as they still have Billy Corgan in Small Wonder, rather than yourself.

KG

Anonymous said...

hi Jerry I am glad that you are ok
what happen with this show it was the best show ever i just to watched it everyday
please post your pictures we will like to see you
thanks

Srinivasan said...

Hi Jerry,

Do you know how popular Small Wonder was in India in the mid nighties? The state monopoly on television had ended and cable TV had started. Small Wonder used to play on this channel Star TV dubbed in Hindi! It had cult status among kids in my generation. Brings back very fond memories. Thanks for entertaining us!
Hope you are doing great!

Kate said...

LOL these comments and beliefs are hilarious! I do believe this is a real picture of Jerry. Look at his mouth, it's exactly the same. And to the person claiming to be his girlfriend, you should have referred to his brother as "Tony," as that is the name he went by. Why would be pretend to be someone you're not? That's just weird.

jerry said...

Hi all,it's me again.Just read the newest posts,another thank you to everyone who supported the show.As I said before,I'm kinda new to the computer thing,but I've figured out a few things.I have a facebook account so any of my old friends can just look me up.Also,if you were a fan of the show send me a request.I've got a couple projects I'm working on and I post updates now and then.Kate,That's true I call my brother Tony,however his given name IS Anthony.That is my girlfriend who posted that response.But,I'm curious as to know who you are?Till the next time,Don't hate and have fun,Jerry

Anonymous said...

I don't see this appearance listed on Jerry's filmography, but it sure looks and sounds like him......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSLKXdJ1Vrk

No said...

Cant be jerry in the picture that guy is a midget look at his arm leaning on the couch, Jerry was NO midget!!

Jon said...

Jerry, I thought you were a great little actor. All the haters that say bad things about you have never heard that saying that starts with: "If you don't have something nice to say...".

I used to watch the show as a kid and enjoyed it. Isn't it amazing that we are still talking about it (and you) after alllllll these years. (Sounds like some sort of "success" to me.)

God bless you and yours, and I pray for your continued success in whatever you decide to do in life.

Jon L Yowell
jon2565@flash.net

Julio said...

Jerry!How are you? I'm a great fan from Brazil, I loved your work. You made part of my childhood and I am very happy to know that you is fine!
All the best to you! Sorry by my english...

Julio said...

Jerry Supiran!! I can't believe! How are you?
I'm a great fan from Brazil. I loved his work, you made part of my childhood and i'm very happy to know that you is fine!
I wish everything good for you.
Sorry by my english...

Julio said...

Happy Birthday Jerry Supiran!
May this year be your best ever.

I hope all your birthday dreams and wishes come true.

Not just a year older, but a year better
peace out...

Anonymous said...

Hey all.
I've been reading the comments on here and my family and I find it very funny that people have claimed Jerry as dead and that some are disbelieving that the man posting isn't Jerry. My family and I went out tonight and met a very nice man named Jerry, who was our waiter for this evening, and was telling us who he really was and about this site. He looks exactly the same...Well, with facial hair.We should have asked for his autograph or something :/ Maybe we'll see him next time we go in.
My uncle just looked up ordering the first season of Small Wonder so he can show me your show Jerry. :P Thanks for the great stories. ~The Pink Lemonade Girl

Anonymous said...

Did Jerry work for a company called Fanfare (Ventura County Fairgrounds) in 1997?? This person had dreadlocks, which he had to cut. He didn't work there for very long though. Just wondering...

jerry said...

Hi,it's not me again.Thanks for all the great stories.All my best to my friends,Jerry

Anonymous said...

hi jerry also did a highway to heaven episode during the hiatus of small wonder

Nat Jay said...

I grew up watching this show 'Small Wonder'. Not bad for the 80's (definitely better than all the glitzy, empty shows of today) but it's sad how many of the "child stars" fail to translate their initial fame into mainstream glory. At least in this case, the show and the cast will remain forever young.

Anonymous said...

He is far from dead! He sat in the same room I did at the st rose de Lima hospital in Henderson Nevada (las Vegas) and he said something was wrong with his finger, an unexplainable electric shock pain, and he mentiontioned that he couldn't get insurance to go to a hand specialist cause a pre exsisting back condition and proceeded to tell the nurse about how life was better when he was a child star in the 80's. More specifically in the show small wonder where he played the brother... So he is forsure alive and in Vegas!

Anonymous said...

Hey guys, this is no joke. Jerry died this weekend, here is the link from la times.

Anonymous said...

here i screen shoted it

http://www.flickr.com/photos/50889006@N02/?saved=1

ChargerTrunkLiners said...

well since I just talked to him I'm sure he's far from dead. Don't believe everything you read!

NorCalHarris said...

Jerry's cousin is an old friend of mine from the 80's. He just talked to Jerry and is having a convo RIGHT now with Jerry through Facebook, so I would have to say that your 'clipping' is a fake...

NorCalHarris said...

Check out this link for the EXACT same picture of any newspaper you wanna make...


http://www.fodey.com/generators/newspaper/snippet.asp

Anonymous said...

What toolbags. No reason to keep making stuff up about Jerry. Isn't it enough that you made contact with him in a positive way at the end of the article?

That newspaper image was made with a fake headline generator. The Los Angeles Times is never printed that way. Well, no newspaper is, but anyway. Pretty awful, guys.

Anonymous said...

On E! tonight, Jerry Supiran will be interviewed about former child stars who are gay.

He has come out of the closet. I am proud of his courage.

Anonymous said...

How nice that you choose to remain anonymous to spread your wishes... You WISH he was so you could have him all to yourself...

Anonymous said...

i used to watch that show all the time when i was a kid, now i'm 31 and still remember it! everyone is commenting that he's dead or whatever...have we learned nothing from the media and how they tell half truths? and as far as that person with the clippings stating he's dead, the first one says he has a daughter and the other states he has a son...LMAO! enough said!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jerry I'm surprised you commented as long as you did. Nice! Anywho I loved the show that now I am introducing my children to the older shows. They love it! Small Wonder has gained two new fans. We are on Punky Brewster and my youngest one is hooked. My teenager asked why reruns aren't played. Imagine that! The show must have been good is my Twilight teen wants more.

Anonymous said...

Jerry, You are awesome.
Lindsey Lohan needs your help. You are her only hope, considering both of you have the same D.O.C (drug of choice).
She wants to know how you finally got clean.
Oh, and to the woman that claimed Jerry was her waiter (she ordered lemonade): You are heartless! To think a famous celebrity could fall so low... What some of you don't seem to understand is that Hollywood would never let one of their own become obscure or irrelevant. For god's sake, what do you think the S.A.G. (screen actors guild) is for.
You see, S.A.G & A.F.T.R.A. set up clandestine apartment complexes in the San Fernando Valley for actors who refuse to, or cannot get, further work in the Industry. After a certain period of inactivity residency is mandated. He/she is given the choice of seven geographic locales (based on availability). The actor makes this promise in writing upon joining the Guild.
Fearing fans may look elsewhere for entertainment if their screen idols turned out to be "regular people," studio execs opted for a quick-fix. Plans to insure Hollywood never lacks luster were implemented shortly after Ronald Reagan was elected governor of California.
The "homes" I speak of are but one small slice of what industry insiders know of as Hollywood's Magic Pie.

Here is the web page of one such home:

http://www.actorsfund.org/about/MEDIA_GALLERY/Photo_Albums/2009/homewalkthrough


Jerry, America needs your talent back on T.V. Just look at what has happened to our beloved country since you left the airwaves. Please come back!!!

Zoooma said...

Heya Jerry, you readin' this? You're on TV right now... you have any fond memories of workin with Michael Landon? Highway To Heaven is on some channel. I looked you up 'cause I thought you looked familiar. Wow, IMDB says you were in a buncha shows with some interesting stars. Well, hope you're doin' well! Peace!!

Anonymous said...

Small Wonder was very popular here in Venezuela in the 80`s. same with Punky Brewster .

thanks for the memories.

Anonymous said...

Hey Jerry!..Im Juan from Colombia...my brothers and I used to watch your show...It was on, every saturday morning. It's great to hear from you. what happened to that other guy who used to be your friend in the show?...i've seen stuff from tiffany and emily and now i know you are there too...thanks for the good times you gave us

Anonymous said...

Glad to see Jerry checking in to set things straight. I've got Small Wonder seasons 1 and 2 on DVD now, and now at the age of 34, my kids ADORE seeing Vicki, Jamie, Harriet and Reggie.

You were a major part of my life, Jerry. I wish you nothing but the best in this life for the memories that you have provided for at least one generation.

If I ever join Facebook, I'll hit you up there. If not Peace to you, my man.

Anonymous said...

I had the honor to meet Mr.Supiran today.I live in Californa and this afternoon I stopped by a taco bell drive thru and recieved the wrong order.As I went inside and asked for a manager a very kind man came to the register, introduced himself as the shift manager and was apologetic and made my order right.
I had this odd feeling that I knew him and perhaps he was a old classmate. So I asked him"Did we go to school together?"

The gentleman laughed and said No and that he gets that a lot. I said"But I do know you!? Dont I?"

He then brought up an american tv show known as small wonder and then it hit me, it was Jerry Supiran.(To be honest I didnt know his real name until he told me).

I came online looking up more information on him and found this website. He seems like a hardworking guy trying to make a few bucks.

I didnt think it was fair to ask him why he was working at taco bell after being in the hollywood spotlight for so many years though I was tempted.

If anyone here has a question for him I would be happy to bring it up next time I go in.

Please also respect the fact that I will not give his store location away as Im sure he doesnt want to be pestered by fans asking for autographs.

eeescalona said...

Jerry,

since everyone from different countries posted their thanks, this one's from the Philippines.

We loved your show, thanks for everything.

Anonymous said...

I work with Jerry at a Doubletree by Hilton as a Banquet Server in a city named Grand Junction, Colorado. So that is the current update on him. He is a very hard worker and always pleasant to be around! :)

NorCalHarris said...

Anonymous guy who met Jerry working at Taco Bell in Ca in Feb...

Jerry hasn't live in CA for years... just another Troll

Jerry's cousin & I are old friends, Jerry is one of my Facebook friends, he works as a server at Double Tree...

Anonymous said...

O.K.Anonymous on 4-17-11
Who is this?Did we toke on the rides home?Brandi?you got me guessing.But,thanks for the nice words.Facebook friend me so we can keep in touch.

corinakong said...

reading all your comments...hahah funny we were just talking about this page jerry and i are very good friends..in fact it was jerry i was having this conversation with just before he walked out my door five minutes ago..jerry is very much alive and well and still living in bullhead laughlin area jerry would love to hear all the good things you have to say hes, reading your blogs and saying where the heck did this stuff come from your sources are wrong if you want to address jerry hed love it and probably answer really dont talk about him in the third person he is listening and watching anyways were starting a page on jerry with recent photos for ya all and up dates coming your way soon so please reply your replys are what matter sincerly yours corina

corinakong said...

jerry is very much alive and in fact he and i just got done speaking and asked me to come on and let everyone know ,we will be starting a fan page for jerry ill let you know as soon as its set up with recent photos for you all and you will be able to leave commments and he will answer them..and..p.s yes jerry reads your blogs everyday..sincerly corina

Anonymous said...

This guy is a druggie looser. And a thief. He is hooked on pills. And is living in henderson nevada.

NorCalHarris said...

What's amazing is that someone cares so much for him that they insist on continually posting lies about him being: a drug addict, dead, gay... etc...

Get a life people!

antara said...

jerry i m big fan of urs....u r very cute...will u ever come back to the TV world again?????pls let me knw.bye

Anonymous said...

Hie Jerry..im 4m india..im a big fan of jamie n vici.Small wonder was a super hit in india...i grew up watching small wonder (which was dubbed in hindi)..the show was fantastic...!!
My Best wishes to u.
Regards from India..:-)

Anonymous said...

Whatever happenend to Vicki??? I watched the first 7 episodes online today!!!

Unknown said...

Actually I thought that the show was a bit on the dumb side however I did like his wisecracking persona. It would seem that something went amiss judging for the current photo of him. What happened to his money his place looks terrible and the costume he choose to dawn is even sadder. The man looks really unhappy. Hollywood must of chewed him up and spit him out in a cruel way. I wonder why he did not continue his career in acting, I would bet he would of made it big. Whatever happened God Bless him and I hope the best for him.

Ujjawal Gauraha, India said...

Jerry.. U simply can not realize "How much people, specially me, r attached to u because of "small wonder".. my wish 2 meet u once & watch u & tiffeny again on tv.. I can not express my feelings in words.. as through Small wonder, u n tiffely became very important part.. & u can say "my imaginary friends" & brought some happiness in my childhood loneliness.. I hope u read this..

Anonymous said...

OMG! he's totally not dead, I had the worst movie watching experience EVER with him, in 1998 we saw Titanic, and he didnt shut up through the whole movie, he has no concept of personal space, not to mention his bleeched out dreds were completley weird.
He kept poking me and telling me that almost every shot was digital. My friend who was with us left 20 minuets into the movie because he couldnt stand him anymore. (:

Anonymous said...

I was a recurring extra on "Small Wonder" as a kid, and Jerry (& to a lesser extent his younger brother Ricky) and I were friends for a few years around that time (1986-88, or so). SW was not brilliant, undying cinema, but it was a great deal of fun and it's nice to see that so many people remember it fondly. Jerry, I'm glad to hear you're still around, and, FYI, the sweet little white poodle your mom gave to my mom lived to a happy old age. -JF

Eneji said...

It's great to see that someone other than myself remembers this great show. I just recently purchased season 1 and it brought back so many memories. This show does not get the credit it deserves. It held its ground against other top-notched sitcoms such as Diff'rent Strokes, The Facts of Life, etc. From the capturing theme song to the hilarity of the cast's signature catch phrases and V.I.C.I.'s unforgettable voice, this show was one of the greatest sitcoms for its time.

Eneji said...

It's great to see that someone other than myself remembers this show. This was one of the 80's greatest sitcoms. It never received the recognition it deserved. It held its ground in the ratings competing with the likes of Diff'rent Strokes, The Facts of life, Alf, etc. From the unforgettable theme song to the hilarity of the cast to V.I.C.I.'s mono-toned voice...this show was epic for its time. At 31 years of age I've shared this show with my children and they love it! When a show can transcend time and still be enjoyed it says how great of a job they did with it. I hope for a reunion show!!!

Anonymous said...

I loved small wonder and all things 80's!

Anonymous said...

I worked with jerry at round table in ventura..his resignation was somewhat dramatic...liked to sing guns and roses...had a gun tattooed on one arm, and roses on the other...other than his taste in music, nice guy.

Anonymous said...

I was Jerry's neighbor for a short time in 2010 to Jan 2011. So,he's not dead. He's still good looking, and very pleasant to be around.I am happy my boys got to spend time with him, and wish we'd known him longer.I asked him the question"Why would you quit acting when it was going so well for you?" But many of us quit things for different reasons through our lives, and we don't owe anybody any explanations. Life often changes course. Jerry, hope you are still doing well and loving life. By the way, the cats are doing well, and have us well trained!

Anonymous said...

First of all, HE IS NOT DEAD! So "Stitch" you are DEAD WRONG! My friends and I just ran into him on Sunday at the Avila Beach Pier, here in California....he's a very nice guy! His mom died, but he is very much alive and has children and has no problems talking about the show in fact he told us about it, we didn't recognize him from the show, as he's considerably older (gray hair), he had a King's Jersey on, and a nicely trimmed goatee...oh and he showed us pictures of his 18 year old child....detailed enough?? He's local in this area, has been for many years.

Sean P. DeMarco said...

http://www.torontosun.com/2012/05/30/child-star-jerry-supiran-now-homeless

Movie Fan said...

Sean P. DeMarco, thanks for the link to that article. Hopefully Jerry's luck turns around so that he doesn't have to live on the streets for long.

Anonymous said...

Man ! When are the REST of us going to get our shot at making a couple million bucks ? Aren't we ALL entitled to our 15 minutes of fame and a few million bucks at least ONCE? lol

Some folks are so very lucky and yet end up like the rest of us. Hardworking everyday Joe's.

Except we don't have a fan base so we have to learn to make it all alone.

Anyway, good luck to Jerry, to me and everyone.

Anonymous said...

Jerry saved my life a few years ago. He was taking my order at Taco Bell and I kept berating him that he was typing the order into the register too slowly (I had no idea who he was at this point) and he kept profusely apologizing and telling me how many free guacamole steak burritos i was going to get because he kept typing slowly into the register.

Well, those guacamole steak burritos nourished me for a good 3 years indirectly because I ended up in ICU from food poisoning and remained in a coma with an IV drip feeding me all the nutrients I needed.

I'm currently living off a $20,000,000 settlement I reached with Taco Bell for me to not publicize the guacamole steak burrito incident (notice how they don't sell it anymore?) and to not publicize an actor working at their restaurant. The confidentiality agreement ended on 6/1/2012 so now I'm telling all.

My supermodel wife and I thank you Jerry!

Love,

Peach Farkington

Anonymous said...

Jerry and Kelly Boland (who also goes by Kelly Poisoncupcake I just learned) is not his girlfriend any longer but they still communicate as of June 2012. She talked to him a great deal in Sept 2011 and Oct 2011 and then again in march 2012 and April 2012. He is homeless but volunteering at a homeless shelter also so while is receiving help he is giving help back.

Anonymous said...

Why did a stripper manage to "steal" Jerry's money? I bet he wasted his fortune on lap dances!

Anonymous said...

jerry you suck

Anonymous said...

jerry is living in bullhead city arizona.he is a close friend of mine.a.k.a. pete

ozzy from movie theater said...

Alright so i just met jerry and to all you haters, thats just rude, we all can have a hard time in life and so what about it he lives his life just like the rest of us and i can honestly say for what hes been through hes a really nice cool guy and all u bad mouthers if u dont have anything nice to say then please just be quite no one likes any of your negative comments

Anonymous said...

Hi.. I am from India.. and got to watch re-run of Small Wonder in 90s when I was in school.. and thereafter watched every re-run of the show.. I loved the charachters, the concept everything about this show.. Jerry has been an outstanding actor and I wish him good luck in life..

Anonymous said...

Jerry is actually Newt Gingrich's clone that he is saving for organ transplants. I met both of them and they are sharing/swapping testicles and kidneys. They only MEET under a bridge.

Rutvij said...

hey i m from india and i am 23 years old i use to watch small wonder wen i was in 4h std and now i downloaded all episodes n watching it daily i jst love it jerry are awsum

Anonymous said...

Jerry will sign autographs for five bucks at the Madison st bridge from 4-6pm everyday

Anonymous said...

Hey this is jerry again, does anybody here know where to score smack or meth?

Jerry in Mumbai said...

Hi I am from India, and i am Jerry Supiran.

Luis said...

Jerry, I hope you're reading this. I am from Peru and always have been an extreme fan of you. actually I always was in love with you, since we both were young boys (you're older than me by 7 years) and I watched the whole show. if you ever need a friend to talk with or to give a hug, I wish I would be the one. here's my MSN:
luis_lawrence@hotmail.com

preeti said...

Love u jerry

Anonymous said...

My name is Nathan Bernstein and I work for an agency that represents superstars such as Jerry, Dustin Diamond, and Michael "Donkey Lips"Bower.
We are currently trying to get Jerry on Dancing With the Stars. Please write to them and let Jerry shine one more time.
Shalom

43rd Biggest Fan said...

Jerry is broke because only one person bought the Small Wonder DVDs and uploaded them to YouTube, where we all watch them for free. If the stripper stole all of his money, what stopped him from taking out student loans and still going to college? I think he was just expecting things to be handed to him. When will my shot at big money come? I'm tired of working.

Anonymous said...

For all you peole saying he is dead, well he,s not we beg for money until we have enough money for a few bottles of thunderbird, we slam them down and go to the library to use the internet since our bridge don't pick up wifi.

Anonymous said...

That's a shame, I hope he can catch a break. People far worse than he is haven't sunk this low.

Anonymous said...

I'm 36 when i was kid i love watch small wonder and i still have small wonder dvd season 1 and 2. For peoples who think jerry supiran died if so then where's your proof ?i saw him youtube under the bridge in 2012. Jerry Supiran if you're out there please come back we miss you!!!

Sachin said...

yes Jerry! We'd love to hear the Jamie is alive and doing well:)

Anonymous said...

Jerry died today after coming out of the closet, while he was working at a Taco Bell which was, coincidentally under a bridge, in Nevada. He is survived by his buddies, Flea, Rocco and Nailz.

Condolences can be spray painted on the bridge. Visitation daily until sundown - they're just leaving the corpse there.

Mona Wilson said...

Jerry Supiran, I hope you do read these blogs. I met you once when you were a child. I was working part time at a sees candy shop and you came in shortly before closing. I tried to be nice to you but you were so pompous,smug and extremely rude. I was so disappointed I stopped allowing my children to watch your show. I hope life has taught you lessons that made you become a more humble human being.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jerry, if you are reading this I just wanted to let you know that your show was a big hit in India in the 90s. We loved you alot and today we hope the very best for you.

Tough times don't last Jerry, but tough people do!

big fan said...

I met Jerry at an Ihop in Laughlin, NV last month. He spilled my juice when I was there and he forgot my pancakes, to his credit they were really busy and he was trying his best. I went to shake his hand when I left and passed off a 20 and a nude picture of myself with my number. I got a call last night but only heard heavy breathing, I can only assume it's him.

Anonymous said...

I love Jerry. All of you haters out there should know that he is researching a role by being homeless. He has more talent than half of Hollywood!

Anonymous said...

Hello Jerry!
Greetings frm India!
I never missed Small wonder, I watchd it at home after finishing school. It was the most watchd show at that time. Small wonder was a part of our school days.
If you ever visit India, people who are above 30 will welcome you with high celebrity status.

Anonymous said...

Met jerry this weekend and he is homeless but makes "bro beads" which is jewelry for surfers and skaters. I gave him a extra 20 for the memories of small wonder. He said thanks and that he wanted fans to know they can buy bro beads at

Anonymous said...

Hang in there jerry...

Anonymous said...

HE'S PLANNING HIS COMEBACK!
First he's gonna comeback for more booze . . . then he's gonna comeback for more meth . . . then he might comeback for some chicken wings . . .

LOSER.

NorCalHarris said...

More troll's leave comments... Must be closet fans...

Jerry's very much alive and doing well for himself.

Anonymous said...

He's very much alive & currently dating Michelle Malik. They are each on Facebook.

Crazy cat said...

Went to school with this guy. Did he go to Arcadia High?

Ziggy Supiran said...

Judy, please find me on Facebook. I miss you and your parents Gail and Richard.

Ziggy Supiran said...

Judy, please find me on Facebook. I miss you and your parents Gail and Richard.

Ziggy Supiran said...

Hi Judy. Find me on Facebook. Miss you and your parents.

Ziggy Supiran said...

Was I as pompous smug and rude as someone who writes shit about others because they can't handle how alone they truly are?

Ziggy Supiran said...

I remember. I've found your address so now the breathing can be in person.

Ziggy Supiran said...

Hey all. Things have picked up since I met the love of my life. Find me on Facebook. I wish I could respond to each one of you individually but that would take forever. Until we can talk more, thank you all for all the kind words expressed here. You guys all played a part in getting here, now let's all reach for the stars. Jerry

Anonymous said...

I met Jerry at his "house" which was a urine and tear soaked mattress located behind a Taco Bell in Nevada. I won't tell anything else because I don't want my dope hook up to get busted.

Anonymous said...

For once and for all Jerry Supiran is NOT employed at a Taco Bell. He's an independent contractor and sweeps up the squeezed-out mild sauce packets in the parking lot. No child actors are allowed inside Taco Bells let alone be employed by one.

Ziggy Supiran said...

Reading some of these posts, I feel like there's someone else pretending to be me. I never had dreads, never saw titanic in the theater, never made bro jewelry, never drank thunderbird, and I don't do illegal drugs. It must be some kind of sick thrill some people get to make stuff up at the expense of another. Thanks to all that had nice tings to say. Maybe the administrator will letemail put up a recent photo. Ciao

Ziggy Supiran said...

Untrue. But thank you.

Ziggy Supiran said...

Do you have dreads?

Ziggy Supiran said...

Actually autographs are $20 and are only available at memorabilia conventions. But good try.

Ziggy Supiran said...

Actually Newt is mine. The sharing of parts is just so I can get him alone to reprogram all his faulty wires.

Ziggy Supiran said...

😎

Ziggy Supiran said...

You must've heard me trying to play guitar.

Ziggy Supiran said...

By leaVing when my small trust ran-out while pregnant with my son. That's considered stealing and if it was me it would bexpect kidnapping.

Ziggy Supiran said...

But yes, lots of dances

Ziggy Supiran said...

Ha! That's a classic

Ziggy Supiran said...

I agree, a few million bucks would be nice

Ziggy Supiran said...

All's good now

Ziggy Supiran said...

That ain't me

Ziggy Supiran said...

Thanks😊

Terry Mcgee said...

Jerry used to tell everyone that he was an Emmy nominated actor on an Emmy award winning show back in the early 90s. Of course this was at a high school cafeteria lunch table with fellow dorky teens.

Anonymous said...

Yes, him and his family lived in Arcadia.

Elisabeth O'Brien said...

Ppl must feel good talking trash about others. Ima look you up Jerry on Facebook and hope to find you there.

Anonymous said...

TACO BELL