Jonathan Niven Cryer (born April 16, 1965) is an American actor known for his Emmy Award-winning role as Alan Harper on the sitcom Two and a Half Men (2003–2015). He also appeared in films like Pretty in Pink, Hot Shots! and Superman IV.
Attribute Details Full Name Jonathan Niven Cryer Also Known As Jon Cryer Profession(s) Actor, Director, Screenwriter Date of Birth April 16, 1965 Age 57 years old (As of 2023) Place of Birth New York City, New York, United States Nationality American Zodiac Sign Aries Ancestry & Heritage English, Scottish, Dutch, German, French
Attribute Details Height 5 ft 9 in or 175 cm Weight 75 kg or 165 lbs Body Measurements Chest – 40 Inches Waist – 34 Inches Biceps – 14 Inches Eye Colour Blue Hair Colour Blonde
Family & Relationships
Attribute Details Parents Donald David Cryer (Actor and Singer), Gretchen Cryer (Lyricist and Playwright) Siblings Robin Cryer (Sister) Affairs Sarah Trigger, Julianne Phillips Relationship Divorced Partner/Spouse Lisa Joyner (m. 2007–div. 2011), Sarah Trigger (m. 1999–div. 2004) Children Daisy Cryer (with Lisa Joyner), Charlie Cryer (with Sarah Trigger)
Education & Early Life
Attribute Details Schooling Bronx High School of Science, New York Higher Education Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center Early Life Born in New York City in 1965. Parents were Broadway performers. Began acting at age 12 in theater. Early Influences Parents instilled a love of performing arts from an early age. Enamored by comedy and sitcoms as a teen.
Attribute Details Debut Cryer made his film debut in the 1984 romantic comedy No Small Affair. His breakout role came in 1986 with Pretty in Pink. Significant Works Pretty in Pink, Superman IV, Hot Shots!, Two and a Half Men Awards & Nominations Two Primetime Emmy Awards for Two and a Half Men, One Hollywood Walk of Fame star Filmography Pretty in Pink, Dudes, Hiding Out, Hot Shots!, Superman IV, Two and a Half Men Voice Work Family Guy, American Dad!, Robot Chicken Music Videos Cryer has not appeared in any music videos. Tours & Live Shows In 1989, Cryer performed live comedy at the London Palladium. Collaborations Cryer has not had significant creative collaborations outside of acting. Documentaries Appeared in TV documentary The Real Charlie Harper (2013).
Net Worth & Assets
Attribute Details Net Worth $50 million Properties Sold mansion in Los Angeles for $6.5 million in 2018. Owns $2 million ranch home in LA. Business Ventures Co-wrote and produced indie film Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God… Be Back by Five (1998) Investments Cryer has invested in tech startups but keeps finances mostly private.
Trivia & Miscellaneous
Attribute Details Hobbies & Interests Playing piano, writing music, playing tennis Controversies Arrested in 1987 for drunk driving. Fired original Two and a Half Men co-star Charlie Sheen in 2011. Philanthropy & Activism Supports charities like Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Arthritis Foundation. Public Image Known as a likeable TV personality. Praised for comedic acting talent. Personal Challenges Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2009 which he manages carefully. Notable Interviews Late Show with David Letterman, Inside the Actors Studio Publications & Books Released memoir “So That Happened” in 2015. Personal Anecdotes Met Demi Moore when cast in No Small Affair. She helped him get Pretty in Pink role. Quotes “Life is difficult and complicated and beyond anyone’s total control.”
Social Media & Online Presence
Attribute Details Instagram Handle @mrjcryer Twitter Handle @MrJonCryer Facebook Handle JonCryerOfficial
Legacy & Influence
Attribute Details Cultural References His Two and a Half Men character is part of pop culture. Impersonated in TV and film. Achievements Outside Primary Profession Director, screenwriter, producer on indie film and theater projects. Mentorship As Two and a Half Men producer, Cryer mentored younger sitcom actors. Legacy Cryer has a lasting comedic legacy for playing Alan Harper on the hit sitcom Two and a Half Men for over a decade.