Small Wonder Star Jerry Supiran Blames His Poverty On Stripper
Actor Jerry Supiran, 39, who starred alongside Tiffany Brissette on the 1980s sitcom ‘Small Wonder,’ is currently homeless, partly because of a romance he had with a stripper whom he alleges took money from him years ago.
“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 National Enquirer
On ‘Small Wonder,’ which ran from 1985-89, Supiran played Jamie Lawson, the son of Ted Lawson (Dick Christie), an inventor who created an android little girl known as V.I.C.I. (or “Voice Input Child Identicant”), played by Brissette. Here’s the intro from the show:
The show, which featured cringe-worthy humor and dreadful production values, has a cult following, some of whom may now not even recognize Supiran, who lives under a bridge in central California. Supiran worked at various steakhouses for the past 15 years before being laid off. He does still occasionally receive a residuals check from some of his other acting work, but it’s not enough to pay his bills.
So, that financial adviser needs to be hunted down and brought to justice, because we all know that ’80s TV, strippers and steakhouses would never lead a man to ruin.