Jon Cryer (born April 16, 1965) is an American actor, screenwriter and film producer. He is the son of actress–singer Gretchen Cryer.
Jon Cryer made his motion picture debut by starring in the 1984 romantic comedy No Small Affair, but gained greater fame by starring as "Duckie" in the 1986 John Hughes-scripted film Pretty in Pink.
In 1998 Jon Cryer finished writing and producing the independent film Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God... Be Back by Five, which was well received.
Even though Cryer gained some fame by starring in these movies, it took several years to find success on television; the shows he had starred in (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 hit comedy series Two and a Half Men, opposite Charlie Sheen, for which Cryer won a Primetime Emmy Award in 2009.
Jon Cryer received three earlier Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on the show.
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