When he auditioned for Small Wonder at the age of 12, versatile actor Jerry Supiran was already a seasoned veteran of over 30 television and film roles and close to 100 commercial spots. And with two professions in the works — he also maintains a busy voice-over career in addition to his acting chores — Jerry was heard or seen nearly everywhere in the 1980s.
Born in Arcadia, California, Jerry has been working in front of the cameras since he was a toddler, following up a busy commercial career with the featured appearances in episodic television, feature films and movies of the week. His motion picture credits include Uncommon Valor, for Paramount Pictures, in which he portrayed Little Frankie; a featured role in The Devil and Max Devlin for Walt Disney Productions, and co-star billing in the critically acclaimed documentary film, Miracle of the Mountain. Jerry has also lent his voice to dozens of top feature films, including The Natural, Cross Creek, Romantic Comedy and Irreconcilable Differences, among many others.
His ear for voices — he does flawless British and Southern U.S. accents — also allows him to mimic his favorite performers: Sylvester Stallone's Rocky, Gary Coleman, the cast of Three's Company and Michael Jackson. He's also a gifted singer in an acclaimed choral group, and plays the piano: "Free lessons from my grandma," he explains.
No stranger to the television cameras, Jerry has worked on dozens of top-rated episodic series such as Archie Bunker's Place, The Bob Newhart Show, Happy Days, Trapper John, M.D., Fame, CHiPs and Battlestar Galactica, which was his first theatrical assignment. ("I was really excited — I got to wear a spacesuit," Jerry recalled.) Movies of the Week found Jerry co-starring in Love Thy Neighbor, Police Woman Centerfold and Obsessive Love.
For his starring role in the television production of Little Lord Fauntleroy, Jerry was honored with both the Bronze Halo Award of Special Merit and a Youth in Film nomination for Best Young Actor in a Dramatic Role. He garnered a second Youth in Film nomination for his co-starring role in the telefilm Police Woman Centerfold.
Jerry counts horseback riding, stand-up comedy, baseball, magic tricks and cars among his favorite pastimes. When not on the set or in the recording studio, the busy performer can be found with his family, who make their home in the Hollywood Hills.
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