A multi-talented personality, Jon Cryer is an actor, screenwriter, television director, and film producer. Cryer is known for his Emmy-winning role as a single dad on TV's 'Two and a Half Men.' He is recognized as the offbeat adolescent, 'Duckie,' in the '80s classic 'Pretty in Pink' on the silver screen.
Early Life and Education of Jon Cryer
Jon was born on 16th April 1965, in New York City. He is a son of David Cryer, an actor, and Gretchen Cryer, singer, songwriter, actress, and playwright. He has a sister named Robin Cryer.
He attended, and a graduated from The Bronx High School of Science in 1983. Cryer comes from Dutch, English, German, Swiss-German, Scottish, and Swedish ancestry.
Jon Cryer's Career
Jon Cryer's first professional acting effort was as David in the Broadway plays 'Torch Song Trilogy.' At the age of nineteen, he appeared in the 1984 romantic comedy film 'No Small Affair,' in the lead role as Charles Cummings. In 1989, he played the lead character in TV comedy series, 'The Famous Teddy Z.'
After guest starring on shows including Dharma & Greg and The Outer Limits, he successfully wrote and produced the film entitled 'Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God... Be Back by Five'.
Before being cast for 'Two and a Half Men,' Cryer auditioned for the role of Gaius Baltar on the Sci-Fi Channel's reimagined 'Battlestar Galactica,' but the role went to James Callis.
He played Alan Harper in Two and a Half Men alongside Charlie Sheen. For the role, Cryer earned seven Primetime Emmy Award nominations and two wins for his acting work on the show.
In 2015, Cryer released a book titled 'So That Happened,' a breezy, often comic tale chronicling Cryer's 30-year career on stage, film, and television.
He appeared in the highly popular CBS drama series, 'NCIS' where he currently plays Navy Dr. Cyril Taft who treats NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs.
Jon Cryer's Personal Life
Jon Cryer married Sarah Trigger, British-born actress in 1999 and divorced in 2004. They are parents to a son named Charles Austin born on 27th June 2000 in Los Angeles.
On 23rd January 2007, he married Lisa Joyner, TV host/actress entertainment reporter. The couple adopted baby girl Daisy in September 2009.
He won a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on 19th September 2011.
Jon Cryer's Networth
Jon Cryer has a net worth of $65 million. He lives in a big Los Angeles mansion worth $3 million which has a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna, gaming room and parking lot. From his popular show 'Two and a Half Men,' he earned about $620,000 per episode.
He has been forced to pay his ex-wife Sarah Trigger $8,000 a month as child support without having close to full custody of their son.