AskBiography Logo   Latest News  Follow Us on Twitter  Follow Us on Google Buzz  Became Fan - Facebook  Subscribe to RSSRSS   Bookmark and Share

Jon Cryer

Cryer at a ceremony to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in September 2011
Personal information
Birth nameJonathan Niven Cryer
Birth dateApril 16, 1965(age 51)
Place of birthNew York City
OccupationActor, writer, film director, film producer
Years active1984 present
SpouseSarah Trigger (1999 2004; 1 child)
Lisa Joyner (2007 present; 1 child, adopted)

     Home | American actors | Jon Cryer

Jonathan Niven "Jon" Cryer (born April 16, 1965) is an American actor, screenwriter and film producer. He is the son of actress singer Gretchen Cryer. He made his motion picture debut in the 1984 romantic comedy No Small Affair, but gained greater fame as "Duckie" in the 1986 John Hughes-scripted film Pretty in Pink. In 1998, he finished writing and producing the independent film Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God... Be Back by Five, which was well received.

Even though Cryer gained subsequent fame by starring in these films, it took several years to find success on television; the shows he had starred in (The Famous Teddy Z, Partners and The Trouble with Normal) did not last very long. In 2003, he was cast as Alan Harper on the CBS hit comedy series Two and a Half Men, opposite Charlie Sheen, for which Cryer was nominated six consecutive times (2006 2011) for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series; winning the Emmy in 2009.

Warning: simplexml_load_file( [function.simplexml-load-file]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.0 410 Gone in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Warning: simplexml_load_file() [function.simplexml-load-file]: I/O warning : failed to load external entity "" in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Fatal error: Call to a member function children() on a non-object in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 260