Jon Cryer Biography (1965-)

Born April 16, 1965, in New York, NY; son of David (an actor) and Gretchen (asinger, songwriter, actress, and playwright) Cryer; married Sarah Trigger (an actress); children: Charlie Austin. Addresses: Agent: Paradigm, 10100 Santa Monica Blvd., 25th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90067; (voice work) Cunningham/Escott/Dipene and Associates, 10635 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 140, Los Angeles, CA 90025.; Manager: Connie Tavel, Tavel Entertainment, 9171 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 406, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.; Publicist: Karen Samfilippo, ImageManagement Public Relations, 8271 Melrose Ave., Suite 208, Los Angeles, CA 90046.

Actor, producer, writer
Birth Details
April 16, 1965
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Charles Cummings, No Small Affair, Columbia, 1984
  • Phil "Duckie" Dale, Pretty in Pink, Paramount, 1986
  • Lenny, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Warner Bros., 1987
  • Morgan Stewart, Morgan Stewart's Coming Home (also known as Home Front), New Century/Vista, 1987
  • Grant, Dudes, New Century/Vista, 1987
  • Randall Schwab, Jr., O. C. and Stiggs, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/UnitedArtists, 1987
  • Andrew Morenski/Maxwell "Max" Hauser, Hiding Out (also known as Adult Education), De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1987
  • Third frat boy, Penn & Teller Get Killed (also known as Dead Funny), Warner Bros., 1989
  • Jim "Wash Out" Pfaffenbach, Hot Shots!, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991
  • Tommy Kazdan, The Waiter, 1994
  • Mark, The Pompatus of Love, IN Pictures/CFP Distribution, 1995
  • Cannes Man (also known as Canne$ Man), Rocket Pictures HomeVideo, 1996
  • Stuart Winer, Plan B, Monarch Home Video, 1997
  • Daniel, Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God ... Be Back by Five, Evenmore Entertainment, 1998
  • Barry, Holy Man, Buena Vista, 1998
  • Jimmy Pells, Glam, Storm Entertainment, 2001
  • The Metro Chase, Legend Family Films/Workshop Pictures, 2003
  • Film Work
  • Coproducer, The Pompatus of Love, IN Pictures/CFP Distribution, 1995
  • Producer, Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God ... Be Back by Five, Evenmore Entertainment, 1998
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Teddy Zakalokis, The Famous Teddy Z, CBS, 1989-1990
  • Bob, Partners, Fox, 1995-1996
  • Mort, It's Good to Be King, 1997
  • Sam Wagner, Getting Personal, Fox, 1998
  • People Who Fear People, ABC, 2000
  • Voice, It's Good to Be Clay (animated), UPN, 2000
  • Zack Mango, The Trouble with Normal, ABC, 2000
  • Alan Harper, Two and a Half Men, CBS, 2003
  • Specials
  • (Television debut) Teenage Herbert, "Noon Wine," American Playhouse, PBS, 1985
  • "Rap Master Ronnie--A Report Card" (also known as "Garry Trudeau's Rap Master Ronnie"), Cinemax Comedy Experiment, Cinemax, 1988
  • CBS Premiere Preview Spectacular, CBS, 1989
  • Fox Fall Preview Party (also known as Fox Fall Preview Special), Fox, 1995
  • Host, What Is a Producer?, E! Entertainment Television, 2001
  • Interviewee, Sixteen Candles: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2001
  • CBS at 75, CBS, 2003
  • Also appeared in Comedy Central.
  • Episodic
  • Phil, "Miscalculation," Amazing Stories, NBC, 1986
  • Guest, Late Night with David Letterman, 1987
  • Trevor McPhee, "Vanishing Act," The Outer Limits, Showtime, 1996
  • Brian, "Shower the People You Love with Love," Dharma & Greg,ABC, 1997
  • Duckie, "It's Perfectly Understandishable," Mr. Show, 1998
  • Justin, "Two Guys, a Girl, and Thanksgiving," Two Guys, a Girl, and aPizza Place, ABC, 1998
  • Voice of winged wolf, "Hercules and the Underworld Takeover," Hercules (animated; also known as Disney's Hercules), ABC and syndicated,1998
  • (Uncredited) Justin, "Two Guys, a Girl, and the Storm of the Century," Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place, ABC, 1999
  • Voice of Kevin, "There's Something about Paulie," Family Guy, Fox,2000
  • Praeger, "Gimme a C," Andy Richter Controls the Universe, Fox, 2002
  • Terry Pender, "Of Thee I Sing," The Practice, ABC, 2002
  • Roger, "Chris's Ex," Becker, CBS, 2003
  • Joel Stein, "Judgment Day," Hey, Joel!, 2003
  • Voices of coroner and blind man's friend, "Beauty and the Obese," Stripperella (also known as Stan Lee's Stripperella), Spike, 2003
  • Guest, The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2003, 2004
  • Guest, The View, 2003
  • Guest, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, 2004
  • Appeared as Slippy Carter, "The Foster Portfolio," an episode of KurtVonnegut's Monkey House; panelist on The List, VH1; also appearedin State of the Union Undressed.
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The 58th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1986
  • Host, The CLIO Awards, Fox, 1995
  • Host, The 30th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 2004
  • Other
  • Guy Franklin, Heads (movie), Showtime, 1994
  • Voice of Timmy Lee, Clayton (pilot), UPN, 2001
  • Interviewee, I Love the '80s Strikes Back (miniseries), VH1, 2003
  • Television Producer
  • Series
  • Getting Personal, Fox, 1998
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) David, Torch Song Trilogy, Helen Hayes Theatre, NewYork City, then Los Angeles, both 1983
  • Eugene, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Alvin Theatre (now Neil Simon Theatre), New York City, 1984
  • Boys Life, 1989
  • Sandy, Carnal Knowledge, Kaufman Theatre, New York City, 1990
  • 900 Oneonta, New York City, then Los Angeles, 1999
  • Appeared as a member of the ensemble, Ten November, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Los Angeles.
  • Screenplays
  • The Pompatus of Love, IN Pictures/CFP Distribution, 1995
  • (With Richard Schenkman) Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God ... Be Back by Five, Evenmore Entertainment, 1998

Further Reference


    • Contemporary Authors, Volume 155, Gale, 1998
    • Entertainment Weekly, October 24, 2003, pp. 66-67
    • People Weekly, September 23, 1991, p. 60
    • TV Guide, January 3, 2004, p. 14

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