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Broke and homeless 'Small Wonder' child star blames downfall on stripper
ny post ^ | may 31, 2012 | David K. Li

Posted on 05/31/2012 9:44:08 AM PDT by lowbridge

A former child actor, who enjoyed fleeting fame on the 1980s comedy “Small Wonder,” is reportedly broke and homeless —and blames a stripper for his troubles.

Down-on-his-luck actor Jerry Supiran, 39, also claimed a crooked money man contributed to his current situation, living under a bridge in central California, according to The National Enquirer. The former child actor played adorable preteen Jamie Lawson, who was the brother of his adopted sister, Vicki, a robot made by their dad.

“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 told the supermarket tab.

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.”

“It’s been very tough,” Supiran said. “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.”

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: economy; homeless; jerrysupiran; obamadepression; smallwonder

1 posted on 05/31/2012 9:44:22 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Welcome to Obama-land.


2 posted on 05/31/2012 9:50:12 AM PDT by THE_RAIDER
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To: lowbridge

i’m sorry, but i don’t feel a lot of pity for him...had I a half million dollar trust, I certainly wouldn’t have made his decisions.


3 posted on 05/31/2012 9:54:44 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: lowbridge

Couldn’t he clean himself up and make an appearance at one of the California “Comic Cons” or an autograph signing show? 80’s sitcom stars are very much in demand, he could make decent appearance fees and all he would have to do is show up and sign his name for a few hours.


4 posted on 05/31/2012 9:55:58 AM PDT by richmwill
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To: lowbridge

I would blame his situation on extraordinary stupidity.


5 posted on 05/31/2012 9:57:23 AM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: lowbridge
Another causality of the Obama economy.

And these Hollywood liberals will vote for Obama again.

6 posted on 05/31/2012 9:59:10 AM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: MtBaldy

I interact with homeless people almost everytime I go to work. I can guarantee that alcohol, and drugs played a major role in his situation.


7 posted on 05/31/2012 10:10:50 AM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: lowbridge

There must be a hidden element to this story. Drug addiction is my guess.


8 posted on 05/31/2012 10:11:17 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: lowbridge
A former child actor, who enjoyed fleeting fame on the 1980s comedy “Small Wonder,”

I was going to say "very fleeting" because I seem to recall that show got pulled after only a handful of episodes, but according to wikipedia it actually ran for 4 seasons. I think I only watched it once or twice and it was truly idiotic, even by 80's sitcom standards.

9 posted on 05/31/2012 10:13:22 AM PDT by apillar
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To: richmwill

Exactly, if you had 15 minutes of fame ever hit the freaking con circuit. He won’t get appearance fees like a Trek star but he should make at least as much as he was as a waiter. Comicons are everywhere, just had the Phoenix one last weekend.


10 posted on 05/31/2012 10:14:28 AM PDT by discostu (Listen, do you smell something?)
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To: lowbridge
then one of my advisers stole a half-million dollars from me

Advisor, AKA My Coke Dealer.
11 posted on 05/31/2012 10:15:49 AM PDT by Daus
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To: lowbridge
A former child actor, who enjoyed fleeting fame on the 1980s comedy “Small Wonder,” is reportedly broke and homeless —and blames a stripper for his troubles.

Naturally it isn't HIS fault. Nothing to do with the bad decisions HE made. It's the stripper's fault. WELL JUST MAYBE if he hadn't blown his money stuffing hundred dollar bills in her whatever for what came later he wouldn't have these problems. And the fact the he drained his trust fund indicates that he didn't do it until he reached an age where he could access the trust fund. So screw him (the stripper surely did and he probably enjoyed it at the time) Let him find work or starve.

12 posted on 05/31/2012 10:36:24 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: lowbridge
A former child actor, who enjoyed fleeting fame on the 1980s comedy “Small Wonder,” is reportedly broke and homeless —and blames a stripper for his troubles.

Naturally it isn't HIS fault. Nothing to do with the bad decisions HE made. It's the stripper's fault. WELL JUST MAYBE if he hadn't blown his money stuffing hundred dollar bills in her whatever for what came later he wouldn't have these problems. And the fact the he drained his trust fund indicates that he didn't do it until he reached an age where he could access the trust fund. So screw him (the stripper surely did and he probably enjoyed it at the time) Let him find work or starve.

13 posted on 05/31/2012 10:36:55 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: lowbridge

most of us had to get by without six figure trust accounts. he threw his money away and now it’s someone else’s fault. I bet that had someone warned him, he would have blamed the person trying to warn him.

it’s always someone else’s fault, isn’t it?


14 posted on 05/31/2012 10:37:29 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: camle
most of us had to get by without six figure trust accounts. he threw his money away and now it’s someone else’s fault. I bet that had someone warned him, he would have blamed the person trying to warn him.

it’s always someone else’s fault, isn’t it?

But, but... I was famous!

15 posted on 05/31/2012 10:51:24 AM PDT by Sparticus (Tar and feathers for the next dumb@ss Republican that uses the word bipartisanship.)
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To: Sparticus

lol~! but-but-but sounds like a goat...
i’m sorry but after the second “wah!” i lost all sympathy.


16 posted on 05/31/2012 10:56:39 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: lowbridge

Some people claim that there’s a woman to blame
But I know... It’s my own damn fault


17 posted on 05/31/2012 11:18:32 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: lowbridge

The kid wasn’t cute and couldn’t act. And it was all his own fault. Why is this a story? Because we like to look at the aftermath of a train wreck sometimes.

I can’t drum up any sympathy for stories like these.


18 posted on 05/31/2012 11:19:40 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: lowbridge

So he spent most of his money on a stripper and wasted the rest.


19 posted on 05/31/2012 11:37:26 AM PDT by Martin Tell (ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it)
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To: apillar
I think I only watched it once or twice and it was truly idiotic, even by 80's sitcom standards.The bar was very low. Remember that "Webster" was a hit.

I remember that Small Wonders was on our local channel around dinner time on a Saturday evening after the sports coverage was over and they needed a filler before the local evening news came on.

It reminded me of the type of low quality production that an obnoxious furniture store or used car dealership would pull off.

My Daughter (5-6 yrs old) liked the show.

20 posted on 05/31/2012 11:38:36 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: lowbridge

Dated a stripper?...Please!...Darwin award material.


21 posted on 05/31/2012 11:53:15 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: lowbridge; All

Then

Now

22 posted on 05/31/2012 12:26:15 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: lowbridge

Paging Dr. Drew Dr. Drew,, Line 2 for rehab clinic candidate


23 posted on 05/31/2012 12:42:54 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: fireman15

And that’s not stupidity?


24 posted on 05/31/2012 12:54:40 PM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: MtBaldy

In some dictionaries that may be one of the definitions.


25 posted on 05/31/2012 2:12:39 PM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: lowbridge
"“When I was 18, I dated a stripper and she took what was left of my trust fund..."

No, you gave it to her.


26 posted on 05/31/2012 4:46:37 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; one box left.)
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To: ex91B10
If a whore had a heart of gold, she would probably sell it.
27 posted on 06/03/2012 3:08:10 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: patriot08

Nice wardrobe for a mature 39 year old, eh?


28 posted on 06/03/2012 3:42:35 AM PDT by metesky (My retirement fund is holding steady @ $.05 a can.)
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