Jon Cryer

Jon Cryer

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1965-04-16 (57 years old)

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Biography

Jonathan Niven Cryer (born April 16, 1965) is an American actor, writer, director and producer. Born into a show business family, he made his motion picture debut as a teenaged photographer in the 1984 romantic comedy No Small Affair; his breakout role came in 1986, in the John Hughes-written film Pretty in Pink. In 1998, he wrote and produced the independent film Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God... Be Back by Five. Although he gained fame with his early film roles, it took several years to find success on television as none of his star vehicles, including The Famous Teddy Z, Partners, and The Trouble with Normal, lasted more than 22 episodes. In 2003, he was cast in a co-leading role as Alan Harper on the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men, a major hit for twelve seasons for which he won two Primetime Emmy Awards (in 2009 and 2012). He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television in 2011. Cryer's other film appearances include Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987), Hiding Out (1987), Hot Shots! (1991), Holy Man (1998), Tortured (2008), Shorts (2009), and Hit by Lightning (2014). He also has appeared in the recurring role of Lex Luthor in the CW series Supergirl, Arrow, and Batwoman. After appearing on the podcast Crime Writers On... it was announced that he would join the Undisclosed podcast for their second season.

Personal Life

Cryer married British actress Sarah Trigger in 1999, with whom he has a son, Charlie Austin. They divorced in 2004. On a February 2007 episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, he announced that he was engaged to entertainment reporter Lisa Joyner, whom he married in Mexico in June 2007. On September 29, 2009, they announced that they had adopted a baby girl.When Pretty in Pink co-star Molly Ringwald told Out magazine in 2012 that she believed Cryer's character was gay, Cryer stated that he respectfully disagreed and also mentioned that he has had to live with others' "faulty" gaydar. Also in 2012, he told Jeff Probst that when he and Joyner started dating, she wondered if he might be gay because "he never kissed me." Cryer was asked in 2014 if he was "mistaken for gay"; he called himself "an effeminate heterosexual dork" and made a tongue-in-cheek remark about never being propositioned: "Fellas, you're dropping the ball."

Early Life

Cryer was born in New York City. His mother, Gretchen Kiger, is a playwright, songwriter, actress and singer. His father, Donald David Cryer, is an actor and singer who originally studied to be a minister. His paternal grandfather, the Rev. Donald W. Cryer, was a prominent Methodist minister. He has two sisters, Robin and Shelly.When Cryer was twelve years old, he decided he wanted to become an actor. When his mother heard this, she thought he should have a backup plan, and joked, "Plumbing is a pretty good career." Cryer attended Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center for several summers as a teenager, and is a 1983 graduate of the Bronx High School of Science. He was classmates with screenwriter and film director Boaz Yakin. To his mother's "great disappointment," he skipped college and went to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England, for a summer short course in Shakespeare.

Filmography

All 75

TV Shows 44

Movies 31

Self 16

Voice 7

Writter 2

Narrator 1

Director 1

H.R. 'Bob' Haldeman (voice)
18½ (2022)

18½ (2022)

Movie
10
Narrator
Devoured (2022)

Devoured (2022)

TV Show
Reuben
Big Time Adolescence (2020)

Big Time Adolescence (2020)

Movie
8.5
Self
Crisis Aftermath (2019)

Crisis Aftermath (2019)

TV Show
7.6
Lex Luthor
Batwoman (2019)

Batwoman (2019)

TV Show
6.5
Eugenio Derbez
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale (2018)

The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale (2018)

TV Show
6
Jon Cryer
Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television (2017)

Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television (2017)

TV Show
Drop the Mic (2017)

Drop the Mic (2017)

TV Show
9
Jon Cryer
Will & Grace (2017)

Will & Grace (2017)

TV Show
9
Felix Faust (voice)
Justice League Action (2016)

Justice League Action (2016)

TV Show
3.5
Self
Must See TV: An All Star Tribute to James Burrows (2016)

Must See TV: An All Star Tribute to James Burrows (2016)

Movie
Lex Luthor
DC's Legends of Tomorrow (2016)

DC's Legends of Tomorrow (2016)

TV Show
6.08
Lex Luthor
Supergirl (2015)

Supergirl (2015)

TV Show
6.34
Self
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)

The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)

TV Show
9
Ricky Miller
Hit by Lightning (2014)

Hit by Lightning (2014)

Movie
3.5
Lex Luthor
The Flash (2014)

The Flash (2014)

TV Show
6.42
Self (archive footage)
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)

And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)

Movie
Customer / Director
Mom (2013)

Mom (2013)

TV Show
6
Writer
Planes (2013)

Planes (2013)

Movie
6.2
Dean
Ass Backwards (2013)

Ass Backwards (2013)

Movie
Lex Luthor
Arrow (2012)

Arrow (2012)

TV Show
6.26
Javier
Stay Cool (2011)

Stay Cool (2011)

Movie
David
Company (2011)

Company (2011)

Movie
Self
Conan (2010)

Conan (2010)

TV Show
8.14
Alan Harper
Due Date (2010)

Due Date (2010)

Movie
6.25
Dad Thompson
Shorts (2009)

Shorts (2009)

Movie
Charles
Weather Girl (2009)

Weather Girl (2009)

Movie
Richard Pig
Unstable Fables: 3 Pigs & a Baby (2008)

Unstable Fables: 3 Pigs & a Baby (2008)

Movie
6.67
Freakshow (voice)
Danny Phantom: Reality Trip (2006)

Danny Phantom: Reality Trip (2006)

Movie
Ken Truscott
Hannah Montana (2006)

Hannah Montana (2006)

TV Show
5.84
Self
The Reichen Show (2005)

The Reichen Show (2005)

TV Show
Desk Clerk (voice) / Quacky (voice)
American Dad! (2005)

American Dad! (2005)

TV Show
6.48
Self
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)

TV Show
6.08
Retrosexual: The '80s (2004)

Retrosexual: The '80s (2004)

TV Show
The Tony Danza Show (2004)

The Tony Danza Show (2004)

TV Show
Freakshow (voice)
Danny Phantom (2004)

Danny Phantom (2004)

TV Show
6.02
Cyril Taft
NCIS (2003)

NCIS (2003)

TV Show
6.25
Alan Harper / Sid Olsen
Two and a Half Men (2003)

Two and a Half Men (2003)

TV Show
6.23
Self
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)

TV Show
5.15
Joel Stein
Hey Joel (2003)

Hey Joel (2003)

TV Show
Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)

TV Show
6.3
Jon Cryer (uncredited)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)

TV Show
6.83
Zack Mango
The Trouble with Normal (2000)

The Trouble with Normal (2000)

TV Show
Kevin (voice)
Family Guy (1999)

Family Guy (1999)

TV Show
6.12
Roger
Becker (1998)

Becker (1998)

TV Show
Barry
Holy Man (1998)

Holy Man (1998)

Movie
The Winged Wolves (voice)
Hercules (1998)

Hercules (1998)

TV Show
6.22
Jimmy Pells
Glam (1998)

Glam (1998)

Movie
Sam Wagner
Getting Personal (1998)

Getting Personal (1998)

TV Show
Justin
Two Guys and a Girl (1998)

Two Guys and a Girl (1998)

TV Show
6
Daniel
Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God... Be Back by Five (1998)

Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God... Be Back by Five (1998)

Movie
Stuart Winer
Plan B (1997)

Plan B (1997)

Movie
Brian (uncredited)
Dharma & Greg (1997)

Dharma & Greg (1997)

TV Show
6
Self
The View (1997)

The View (1997)

TV Show
8
The Practice (1997)

The Practice (1997)

TV Show
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)

E! True Hollywood Story (1996)

TV Show
Writer
The Pompatus of Love (1996)

The Pompatus of Love (1996)

Movie
Self - Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)

The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)

TV Show
3.93
Self
Cannes Man (1996)

Cannes Man (1996)

Movie
Bob
Partners (1995)

Partners (1995)

TV Show
The Outer Limits (1995)

The Outer Limits (1995)

TV Show
6
Guy Franklin
Heads (1994)

Heads (1994)

Movie
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

TV Show
5.75
Jim 'Wash Out' Pfaffenbach
Hot Shots! (1991)

Hot Shots! (1991)

Movie
6.8
3rd Frat Boy
Penn & Teller Get Killed (1989)

Penn & Teller Get Killed (1989)

Movie
Teddy Zakalokis
The Famous Teddy Z (1989)

The Famous Teddy Z (1989)

TV Show
Andrew Morenski / Max Hauser
Hiding Out (1987)

Hiding Out (1987)

Movie
Grant
Dudes (1987)

Dudes (1987)

Movie
6.5
Lenny
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

Movie
6.08
Morgan Stewart
Morgan Stewart's Coming Home (1987)

Morgan Stewart's Coming Home (1987)

Movie
6
Duckie
Pretty in Pink (1986)

Pretty in Pink (1986)

Movie
6.57
Phil
Amazing Stories (1985)

Amazing Stories (1985)

TV Show
5.33
Randall Schwab Jr.
O.C. and Stiggs (1985)

O.C. and Stiggs (1985)

Movie
6
Charles Cummings
No Small Affair (1984)

No Small Affair (1984)

Movie
Self
Hot Shots: The Making of an Important Movie

Hot Shots: The Making of an Important Movie

Movie

Ratings

Average 6.12
Based on 3.08 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1984
1997
2003
1998
2022

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1965-04-16 (57 years old)

Birth name
Jonathan Niven Cryer

Place of birth
New York City, United States of America

Height

Relationships
Sarah Trigger (1999-01-01 - 2004-01-01)

Spouse
Lisa Joyner

Father
David Cryer

Mother
Gretchen Cryer

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
Jonathan Niven Cryer , Τζον Κράιερ, John Cryer

Awards
star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

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