Jon Cryer

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Jon Cryer

Cryer at a ceremony to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in September 2011
Born Jonathan Niven Cryer
April 16, 1965 (1965-04-16) (age 49)
New York City, United States
Occupation Actor, writer, film director, film producer
Years active 1984–present
Spouse Sarah Trigger (1999–2004; 1 child)
Lisa Joyner (2007–present; 1 child, adopted)

Jon Cryer (born April 16, 1965 in New York City, New York) is an American actor, screenwriter and film producer. He is the son of Donald David Cryer and Gretchen Cryer (née Kiger, born 1935). He is currently playing Alan Harper in the sitcom Two and a Half Men. He has won an Emmy Award and has three Emmy nominations for Two and A Half Men.

Cryer went to London to study acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.[1]

Film and television credits[change | edit source]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1984 No Small Affair Charles Cummings Debut
1985 Noon Wine Teenage Herbert TV movie
1985 O.C. and Stiggs Randall Schwab Jr.
1986 Pretty in Pink Phil 'Duckie' Dale
1987 Morgan Stewart's Coming Home Morgan Stewart
1987 Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Lenny Luthor
1987 Dudes Grant
1987 Hiding Out Andrew Morenski/Max Hauser
1988 Rap Master Ronnie: A Report Card direct-to-video
1989 Penn & Teller Get Killed 3rd Frat Boy
1991 Hot Shots! Jim 'Wash Out' Pfaffenbach
1993 Waiter, TheThe Waiter Tommy Kazdan
1993 Heads Guy Franklin TV movie
1996 Pompatus of Love, TheThe Pompatus of Love Mark also as writer
1996 Cannes Man Himself Cameo appearance
1997 Plan B Stuart Winer
1998 Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God... Be Back by Five Daniel also as writer and producer
1998 Holy Man Barry
2000 Clayton
2001 Glam Jimmy Pells
2003 Metro Chase, TheThe Metro Chase Mr. Stamm TV movie
2008 Unstable Fables: 3 Pigs and a Baby Richard Pig Voice role
2008 Tortured Brian
2009 Weather Girl Charles completed
2009 Shorts Dad Thompson
2009 Stay Cool Javier
2010 Due Date Alan Harper cameo
2013 Planes Dusty Crophopper Voice Role
In-production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1986 Amazing Stories Phil Episode: "Miscalculation"
1989–1990 Famous Teddy Z, TheThe Famous Teddy Z Teddy Zakalokis
1995–1996 Partners Bob also as producer
1996 Outer Limits, TheThe Outer Limits Trevor McPhee Episode: "Vanishing Act"
1997 It's Good to Be King Mort
1997 Dharma & Greg Brian Episode: "Shower the People You Love with Love"
1998 Getting Personal Sam Wagner Episode: "Sam I am"
Cryer also produced the series
1998 Hercules: The Animated Series The Winged Wolves (voice) Episode: "Hercules and the Underworld Takeover"
1998 Mr. Show with Bob & David Duckie Episode: "It's Perfectly Understandishable"
1998 Two Guys a Girl and a Pizza Place Justin Episode: "Two Guys, a Girl and a Thanksgiving"
2000, 2010 Family Guy Kevin Swanson, Himself Episodes: "There's Something About Paulie", "Brian Griffin's House of Payne"
2000–2001 Trouble With Normal, TheThe Trouble With Normal Zack Mango
2002 Andy Richter Controls the Universe Lemuel Praeger Episode: "Gimme a C"
2002 Practice, TheThe Practice Terry Pender Episode: "Of Thee I Sing"
2003 Becker Roger Episode: "Chris' Ex"
2003 Hey Joel Joel Stein (voice)
2003 Stripperella (voice)
2003–present Two and a Half Men Alan Harper main cast member; directed three episodes between 2007–present
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2009)
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011)
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series (2011)
2005, 2006 Danny Phantom Freakshow Episodes: "Reality Trip" and "Control Freaks"
2006 American Dad! Quacky (Parody of his Pretty in Pink character, Duckie.) Episode: "It's Good to Be Queen"
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Alan Harper Cameo
2010, 2011 Hannah Montana Kenneth Truscott Episodes: "The Wheel Near My Bed (Keeps on Turnin')" and "I Am Mamaw, Hear Me Roar!"

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