Jon Cryer Bio: What is Jon Cryer’s Age, Height, and Net worth?
Who is Jon Cryer?
Jon Cryer born Jonathan Niven Cryer on April 16, 1965, is an American actor, writer, director, and producer. He is currently 56 years old. He made his debut in motion picture as a teenage photographer in the 1984 romantic comedy No Small Affair. He is most known though for his roles in the John Hughes written film Pretty in Pink (1986) and in the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men (2003). The actor stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches.
What is Jon Cryer’s Early Life Like?
Jon Cryer was born in New York City, United States. He was born into a show family with both parents in the entertainment industry, no surprise he followed suit and while quite young. His father, Donald David Cryer, is an actor and singer. His mother, Gretchen Kiger, is an actress, playwright, songwriter and singer. Cryer’s paternal grandfather, Reverend Donald W. Cryer, was a Methodist minister. Cryer has just two sisters; Robin and Shelly. He is of mixed European ethnicity.
Though Cryer decided really young to become an actor, his parents thought he should have a plan B. So, he schooled at Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center for several summers as a teenager. In 1983, he graduated from Bronx High School of Science. He had been classmates with screenwriter and film director Boaz Yakin. After High School, Cryer chooses not to go to College. Instead, he attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, for a summer course in Shakespeare.
What is Jon Cryer’s Career and Net worth?
Cryer decided to become an actor at the young age of 8 though he only started acting in his teens. His first acting role was in the Broadway play Torch Song Trilogy. He had his first lead role as ‘Charles Cummings’ in the 1984 romantic comedy movie No Small Affair, at the age of 19. Cryer acted several other minor roles in movies and TV shows.
His big hit came as Philip F. ‘Duckie’ in the romantic comedy film Pretty Pink in 1986. He apparently became a teen sweetheart as his mother mentioned in an interview that she started getting several calls from teenage girls from across various countries, wishing to speak with him. In the same year, he made his debut on television as ‘Phil’ in the science fiction horror fantasy ‘Amazing Stories’.
He has acted in lead roles in ‘The Famous Teddy Z’ and ‘Partners,’ which ran from 1989 to 1990 and 1995 to 1996 respectively. The Famous Teddy was canceled after just its first season because of poor reviews.
Cryer has since made his mark in the industry with a good number of movies under his belt to show it. He has over the years appeared in the following movies; Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987), Plan B (1997), Two and a Half Men(2003), Tortured (2008), The Adventures of the Wishing Rock (2009), Stay Cool (2009), Due Date (2010), Hit by Lightning (2014), Big Time Adolescence (2019) amongst many others.
In 1996, He made his debut as a writer in the movie The Pompatus of Love. Cryer has earned two Emmy Awards for his work as Alan Harper in CBS’ hit comedy Two and a Half Men; most recently in the Lead Actor category and previously winning in the Supporting category.
The actor has had an amazing career so far and has made quite the name for himself in the industry as he had at one point been listed as one of the highest-paid television actors in Hollywood. Today, his estimated net worth is $65 million.
Is Jon Cryer Gay?
The actor is certainly not gay as he has been and still is in a straight relationship. The rumors about him being gay had started while he was in school, with other students often assuming that he was gay. The assumptions followed him even up to adulthood. When he met his current wife, it took him quite a while to make his move although he was very attracted to her. She initially saw him as her new gay best friend. Eventually, he kissed her and their relationship turned romantic.
Is Jon Cryer Married?
In 1984, Cryer dated actress Demi Moore. The two met on the set of No Small Affair. The actor also dated and eventually married Sarah Trigger, a British actress in 1999. The two had a son, Charlie Austin, in 2000. Four years later, they got divorced.
In the same year that he got divorced, Cryer got married to his current wife, Lisa Joyner, an actress, and a producer. The wedding was a private ceremony in Mexico. The couple later adopted a daughter, Daisy in 2009.