Jon Cryer

Jon Cryer

 

 

 

In 2006, 2007 and 2008, Jon Cryer was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy for his role as Alan Harper. After making his directorial debut on an episode of "Two and a Half Men" during its fourth season, Cryer continues to direct episodes of the show. Cryer's other television credits include starring roles in the series "The Trouble with Normal," "Getting Personal" "Partners" and, on CBS, "The Famous Teddy Z," and guest-starring roles in "The Practice," "Andy Richter Controls the Universe" and "Mr. Show," among others.  

Currently working on two films, "Shorts" and "Stay Cool," Cryer has appeared in numerous features, including "No Small Affair," "Pretty in Pink" and "Hot Shots!," and recently had a cameo in the independent film "Weather Girl." He co-wrote, produced and starred in the independent films "The Pompatus of Love" and "Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God... Be Back by Five."

His theater credits include the Broadway productions of "Brighton Beach Memoirs," "Torch Song Trilogy," "Boy's Life" and "900 Oneonta."  

A New York native and the son of actor David Cryer and writer and actress Gretchen Cryer, he did his first commercial at 4 alongside his mother. He studied acting at Stagedoor Manor, a summer acting camp, before his acceptance at London's prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Cryer lives in Los Angeles. His birth date is April 16.