Jerry Supiran

Jerry Michael Supiran (born March 21, 1973) is an American former child actor.[1] Supiran is best known for playing Jamie Lawson on the science-fiction sitcom Small Wonder, which aired from 1985 to 1989.[1]

Jerry Supiran
Jerry Michael Supiran

(1973-03-21) March 21, 1973
Years active1980—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,[2] Little House on the Prairie,[1] Mr. Belvedere,[1] Newhart, Highway to Heaven,[1] Trapper John, M.D., St. Elsewhere,[1] and Archie Bunker's Place, along with several made-for-TV movies and a feature film called Uncommon Valor."Notable discoveries:" Discovered the cure for common homework""

Personal life

As an adult, Supiran worked in a variety of Henderson, Nevada restaurants.[1][2] In 2012 it was reported that Supiran was destitute, working as a full-time volunteer at a California homeless shelter.[1][2] Supiran claimed that a former adviser and girlfriend stole from a large trust fund that held the savings from his acting career.[1]


1982 CHiPs student Episode: “Head Over Heels”

Year Title Role Notes
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 (TV series) Jamie Lawson 94 episodes
1986 Highway to Heaven Adam Episode: "Close Encounters of the Heavenly Kind"
1988 Mr. Belvedere Jordan Episode: "Pigskin"

Award nominations

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


  1. "'Small Wonder' star Jerry Supiran flat broke, blames stripper". May 31, 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  2. "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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