Jon Cryer is an actor, director, writer, and producer from America. He was born on April 16, 1965, in New York City, in the state of New York. His father’s name is Donald David Cryer who is an actor and singer. His mother’s name is Gretchen Kiger who is an actress, playwright, singer, and songwriter. He also has two sisters whose names are Robin and Shelley.
Jon Cryer Early Life
Jon Cryer wanted to be an actor since the age of 12. He attended and graduated from the Bronx High School of Science in 1983. During the summer holidays, he attended the Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Centre as a teenager. He didn’t go to college. He skipped college and went to London, England to attend the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art for a course in Shakespeare.
Jon Cryer Movie Career
Jon Cryer’s first professional acting gig was in the Broadway play Torch Song Trilogy. His first lead role in movies was in the film No Small Affair at age 19. After that, he did several small TV and film roles.
His breakthrough was in the film Pretty in Pink which made him famous nationwide. His other movie roles include Hiding Out (1987), Hot Shots (1991) along with his future Two and a Half Men co-star Charlie Sheen, Holy Man (1998), Due Date (2010), Hit by Lightning (2014), and Big Time Adolescence ( 2019).
Jon Cryer Television Career
Jon Cryer was a part of many unsuccessful TV projects. Due to his friendship with Charlie Sheen because of working with him on the set of Hot Shots in 1991, Sheen convinced the CBS network executives to cast Jon Cryer for the role of Sheen’s on-screen brother, Alan Harper on the show Two and a Half Men. His role in Two and a Half Men propelled him towards international stardom. He was nominated for seven Primetime Emmy Awards for his role as Alan Harper in the show Two and a Half Men. Out of the 7 nominations, he won twice. Jon Cryer is the only character who appeared on every single episode of Two and a Half Men. After Charlie Sheen was fired from the show, Jon Cryer’s character Alan Harper became the protagonist of the show. After Sheen’s departure, Ashton Kutcher was cast as a lead alongside Jon Cryer.
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His other TV acting roles include Noon Wine (1985), O.C and Stiggs (1985), Morgan Stewart’s Coming Home (1987), Partners (1995-96), The Outer Limits (1996), Dharma and Greg (1997), Getting Personal (1998), Family Guy (2001), The Practice (2002), Two and a Half Man (2003-2015), American Dad (2006), Mom (2013-16), NCIS (2015-16), Will and Grace (2018), Supergirl (2019-21), Batwoman (2019), Legends of Tomorrow (2020) and The Kominsky Method (2021).
Is Jon Cryer Related to Pete Davidson?
Jon Cryer is thought to be related to Pete Davidson due to their similar resemblance. However, they are not related to each other.
Jon Cryer did joke about his uncanny resemblance to Pete Davidson on his Twitter account wherein he shared a photo of himself from his days on Two and a Half Men, in which he looks extremely similar to the SNL star Pete Davidson.
Jon Cryer Net Worth
Jon Cryer is an American actor whose net worth is $70 million as of 2021. He began his career in the 1980s but only gained popularity after being cast on the hit show Two and a Half Men. He has appeared in numerous movies, television shows and theatre productions, and musicals.
For his work on Two and a Half Men, Jon Cryer was earning $550,000 per episode. His salary then increased to $650,000 which meant he was earning $15 million per year.
Jon Cryer Personal Life
Jon Cryer has been married two times and has 2 children. In 1999. Cryer married a British actress whose name is Sarah Trigger. He has one son with Trigger whose name is Charlie Austin. However, things didn’t work out and they got divorced in 2004.
On one episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in February 2007, where he was scheduled to make an appearance, he announced that he was engaged to Lisa Joyner, who was an entertainment reporter. Cryer and Joyner got married in June 2007 in Mexico. They adopted a baby girl and announced the same on September 29, 2009.
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