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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 16 April 1965New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameJonathan Niven Cryer
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jon Cryer was born on April 16, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA as Jonathan Niven Cryer. He is an actor, known for Two and a Half Men (2003), Pretty in Pink (1986) and Hot Shots! (1991). He has been married to Lisa Joyner since June 16, 2007. They have one child. He was previously married to Sarah Trigger.

Spouse (2)

Lisa Joyner (16 June 2007 - present) (1 child)
Sarah Trigger (1999 - 2004) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (19)

His first child with his wife Sarah Trigger, a son Charlie Austin, was born on 27 June 2000 in Los Angeles.
Attended and graduate of The Bronx High School of Science (aka Bronx Science) in 1983.
Son of David Cryer and Gretchen Cryer, Broadway actors.
He was asked to audition for the role of Chandler Bing on Friends (1994), while he was doing a play in London. His reading was videotaped by a British casting agent but the tape failed to arrive in the United States before the network had made its final decision.
Friends with Paget Brewster.
He and his Two and a Half Men (2003) co-star Charlie Sheen also starred together in Hot Shots! (1991)
(January 23, 2007) Revealed his engagement to television reporter Lisa Joyner on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992).
Has one sister: Robin Cryer.
Attended Stagedoor Manor Theatre Camp.
Once an usher at the Equity Library Theater, where he was often mistaken for actor Matthew Broderick.
Assumed temporary custody of his son, Charlie, after Charlie's mother, Sarah Trigger, was arrested in May 2009 on felony neglect charges. Charlie's two-year-old stepbrother was found with rope and cord marks around his neck.
Daughter, Daisy, born 11 August 2009; adopted by Jon and Lisa shortly after.
Attended Junior High School 104 in New York City, with fellow actors Robert Downey Jr., Erica Gimpel and Kadeem Hardison.
Received death threats via telephone while shooting Two and a Half Men (2003). [January 2010]
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on September 19, 2011.
Cryer's two front teeth are fake after having lost his two front teeth while diving into the shallow end of a swimming pool.
Attended Junior High School 104 with Robert Downey Jr. He co-starred with him in the comedy film Due Date (2010).
Has Dutch, English, German, German-Swiss, Scottish and Swedish ancestry.
Appeared, with Charlie Sheen, in a PSA for the "Wounded Warriors Project" (2009).

Personal Quotes (2)

(on the difference between acting on stage and acting in movies) On the stage, you develop a character that's different from yourself. In a film, they're always saying, "Walk over here. Say this line. Be you.".
The right thing will happen at the right time.

Salary (1)

Two and a Half Men (2003) $550,000 /episode (2010-11)

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