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Emmy Award-Winning Actor Known for his Role in "Two and a Half Men"

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 Jon Cryer Biography

Emmy Award winner, Jon Cryer, was born on April 16, 1965, in New York City. He's acted on Broadway, on TV and in film. On the silver screen, he's most recognized as the offbeat adolescent, Duckie, in the '80s classic "Pretty in Pink." He became an even bigger star as single parent Alan Harper on the sitcom "Two and a Half Men." The married actor is also a dad in real life.

Cryer was born into a showbiz family on April 16, 1965, in New York City. His parents, Gretchen and David Cryer, were actors who split when their son was 3. Cryer followed his mom and dad's footsteps into the spotlight at age 4 as a child model for a vitamin label. However, he didn't truly pursue acting until graduating from the Bronx High School of Science in 1983 and studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

When Matthew Broderick stepped down from his role in the Broadway show "Torch Song Trilogy" in 1983, Cryer got his big break replacing him. The following year, he made his screen debut in the film "No Small Affair," about a teen photographer falling for an older woman, played by Demi Moore. In 1986, Cryer landed his landmark movie role as Duckie, a quirky high school student pining for his best friend, who was portrayed by Molly Ringwald, in John Hughes' "Pretty in Pink."

After his stint as the heartbroken Duckie character, Cryer worked in film consistently but got no major career boosts. Plus, there was a string of short-lived TV series like "The Fabulous Teddy Z," "Partners," "Getting Personal" and "The Trouble With Normal." (Supposedly, Cryer got an audition for the role of Chandler on Friends but couldn't make it due to scheduling conflicts.)

Finally, the sitcom "Two and a Half Men" came along in 2003 and was a big hit, boosting Cryer's acting credentials straight to the top. He plays Alan Harper, the uptight single dad of a young son, Jake (Angus T. Jones). In the show's early years, Cryer's character lived with his playboy brother, Charlie, played by Charlie Sheen. In 2011, Cryer became one of the targets of Sheen's public rants after the actor was fired. Sheen called his castmate a "troll" and a "traitor." Cryer took the high road in response and also took home the 2012 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy series. He'd already won a 2009 Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series award for the same role. (Ashton Kutcher subsequently replaced Sheen in "Two and a Half Men.")

"Two and a Half Men" signed off in February 2015 after twelve seasons. That April, Cryer published "So That Happened: A Memoir." The book included several interesting revelations. He wrote that he dated Demi Moore before his co-star Ashton Kutcher and hired a prostitute after his divorce from his first wife.

Besides acting and dabbling in screenwriting, producing and directing a few episodes of "Two and A Half Men," Cryer has plenty of other responsibilities in his role as a family man. Cryer has a son, Charles Austin, with ex Sarah Trigger, and a daughter, Daisy, whom he adopted in 2009 with his second wife, TV host/actress Lisa Joyner.

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Jon Cryer

Emmy Award-Winning Actor Known for his Role in "Two and a Half Men"

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Jon Cryer Biography

Emmy Award winner, Jon Cryer, was born on April 16, 1965, in New York City. He's acted on Broadway, on TV and in film. On the silver screen, he's most recognized as the offbeat adolescent, Duckie, in the '80s classic "Pretty in Pink." He became an even bigger star as single parent Alan Harper on the sitcom "Two and a Half Men." The married actor is also a dad in real life.

Cryer was born into a showbiz family on April 16, 1965, in New York City. His parents, Gretchen and David Cryer, were actors who split when their son was 3. Cryer followed his mom and dad's footsteps into the spotlight at age 4 as a child model for a vitamin label. However, he didn't truly pursue acting until graduating from the Bronx High School of Science in 1983 and studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

When Matthew Broderick stepped down from his role in the Broadway show "Torch Song Trilogy" in 1983, Cryer got his big break replacing him. The following year, he made his screen debut in the film "No Small Affair," about a teen photographer falling for an older woman, played by Demi Moore. In 1986, Cryer landed his landmark movie role as Duckie, a quirky high school student pining for his best friend, who was portrayed by Molly Ringwald, in John Hughes' "Pretty in Pink."

After his stint as the heartbroken Duckie character, Cryer worked in film consistently but got no major career boosts. Plus, there was a string of short-lived TV series like "The Fabulous Teddy Z," "Partners," "Getting Personal" and "The Trouble With Normal." (Supposedly, Cryer got an audition for the role of Chandler on Friends but couldn't make it due to scheduling conflicts.)

Finally, the sitcom "Two and a Half Men" came along in 2003 and was a big hit, boosting Cryer's acting credentials straight to the top. He plays Alan Harper, the uptight single dad of a young son, Jake (Angus T. Jones). In the show's early years, Cryer's character lived with his playboy brother, Charlie, played by Charlie Sheen. In 2011, Cryer became one of the targets of Sheen's public rants after the actor was fired. Sheen called his castmate a "troll" and a "traitor." Cryer took the high road in response and also took home the 2012 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy series. He'd already won a 2009 Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series award for the same role. (Ashton Kutcher subsequently replaced Sheen in "Two and a Half Men.")

"Two and a Half Men" signed off in February 2015 after twelve seasons. That April, Cryer published "So That Happened: A Memoir." The book included several interesting revelations. He wrote that he dated Demi Moore before his co-star Ashton Kutcher and hired a prostitute after his divorce from his first wife.

Besides acting and dabbling in screenwriting, producing and directing a few episodes of "Two and A Half Men," Cryer has plenty of other responsibilities in his role as a family man. Cryer has a son, Charles Austin, with ex Sarah Trigger, and a daughter, Daisy, whom he adopted in 2009 with his second wife, TV host/actress Lisa Joyner.

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  • Jon Cryer on Writing About Charlie Sheen in His Memoir - Late ...
  • Jon Cryer on His Serious Accident & Charlie Sheen - YouTube

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jon Cryer for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Jon Cryer, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jon Cryer or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jon Cryer?

    Booking fees for Jon Cryer, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jon Cryer, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jon Cryer?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jon Cryer for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jon Cryer for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jon Cryer or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jon Cryer or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jon Cryer is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jon Cryer for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. Jon Cryer generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Tim Daly, John C. McGinley, Lena Dunham, Ashton Kutcher and Nick Offerman. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jon Cryer for an upcoming event.

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    Jon Cryer on His Serious Accident & Charlie Sheen - YouTube

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