Jonathan Niven "Jon" Cryer (born April 16, 1965) is an American actor, screenwriter and film producer. He is the son of actress/singer Gretchen Cryer. He made his motion picture debut by starring in the 1984 romantic comedy No Small Affair, but gained greater fame as "Duckie" in the John Hughes 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.
Despite gaining some fame in films, Cryer initially did not find television success - the shows he had starred in prior to 2003 (The Famous Teddy Z, Partners and The Trouble with Normal) did not last very long. In 2003 he was cast to portray Alan Harper on the CBS comedy series Two and a Half Men, opposite Charlie Sheen in seasons 1-8 and Ashton Kutcher from season 9 through the finale. The actor received three Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on the show.
- Cryer is frequently mistaken for actor Matthew Broderick.
Charlie Sheen (1-8) • Jon Cryer • Angus T. Jones (1-10) • Marin Hinkle • Melanie Lynskey • Holland Taylor • Conchata Ferrell (2-12) • April Bowlby (4) • Jennifer Bini Taylor (7) • Ashton Kutcher (9-12) • Amber Tamblyn (11)