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Known Credits: 40

Birthday: 1965-04-16

Place of Birth: New York City - New York - USA

Adult Actor: False

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Also Known As

  • Jonathan Niven Cryer

Jon Cryer

Biography

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

Jonathan Niven "Jon" Cryer (born April 16, 1965, height 5' 9" (1,75 m)) 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 some 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 won a Primetime Emmy Award in 2009. He received three earlier Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on the show.

Acting
2013 Mom - (1 episode) as Customer
2013 Ass Backwards as Dean Morris
2011 Company as David
2009 Shorts as Dad Thompsan
2009 Weather Girl as Charles
2009 Stay Cool as Javier
2008 Unstable Fables: 3 Pigs & a Baby as Richard Pig
2005 American Dad! - (2 episodes)
2004 Retrosexual: The '80s - (5 episodes)
2004 The Tony Danza Show - (1 episode)
2004 Danny Phantom - (1 episode)
2003 Two and a Half Men - (238 episodes) as Alan Harper
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show - (3 episodes)
2003 Hey Joel - (13 episodes) as Joel Stein
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live! - (1 episode)
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - (1 episode)
2000 The Trouble With Normal - (6 episodes) as Zack Mango
1999 Family Guy - (2 episodes)
1998 Becker - (1 episode) as Roger
1998 Holy Man as Barry
1998 Getting Personal - (18 episodes) as Sam Wagner
1998 Two Guys and a Girl - (1 episode)
1997 Dharma & Greg - (1 episode)
1997 The View - (1 episode)
1997 The Practice - (1 episode)
1996 The Pompatus of Love as Mark
1996 E! True Hollywood Story - (2 episodes)
1995 Partners - (22 episodes) as Bob
1995 The Outer Limits - (1 episode)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - (1 episode)
1991 Hot Shots! as Jim 'Wash Out' Pfaffenbach
1989 The Famous Teddy Z - (20 episodes) as Teddy Zakalokis
1987 Hiding Out as Andrew Morenski / Max Hauser
1987 Dudes as Grant
1987 Superman IV: The Quest for Peace as Lenny
1987 Morgan Stewart's Coming Home as Morgan Sewart
1986 Pretty in Pink as Philip F. "Duckie" Dale
1985 O.C. and Stiggs as Randall Schwab Jr.
1984 No Small Affair as Charles Cummings
1983 Live! with Kelly and Michael - (1 episode)
Directing
2013 Mom - (2 episodes) … Director
2003 Two and a Half Men - (3 episodes) … Director
Writing
2003 Two and a Half Men - (1 episode) … Writer
1996 The Pompatus of Love … Writer