Jon Cryer is an American actor, screenwriter, film director, and film producer. Born into a show business family, Cryer made his motion picture debut as a teenaged photographer in the 1984 romantic comedy No Small Affair; his breakout role came in 1986, playing “Duckie” Dale in the John Hughes-written film Pretty in Pink. In 1998, he wrote and produced the independent film Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God… Be Back by Five.
Although Cryer gained fame with his early film roles, it took several years to find success on television; none of his star vehicles, including The Famous Teddy Z, Partners, and The Trouble with Normal, lasted more than 22 episodes. In 2003, Cryer was cast as Alan Harper on the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men, for which he won two Primetime Emmy Awards in 2009 and 2012.
Actor Jon Cryer chats with Blake Harris about first commercial acting job at 4 years old, replacing Matthew Broderick in the Broadway plays Torch Song Trilogy & in Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs, what lead him to play Lenny in Superman IV: The Quest…Listen
Select highlights from Pardcast-a-thon 2017, a benefit for Smile Train, featuring Jon Cryer, Vance Gilbert, Sarah Silverman, and Kumail Nanjiani. Purchase the full 12-hour audio/video package at nevernotfunny.com! Proceeds benefit Smile Train. This episode is brought to you by Backblaze (www.backblaze/pardo).Listen