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Jon Cryer goes on double date with Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis

Jon Cryer goes on double date with Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis

March 14 (UPI) -- "Two and Half Men" co-stars Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher were spotted having a double date in Los Angeles Wednesday.
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Marshall, Conway to guest star on 'Two and a Half Men'

Marshall, Conway to guest star on 'Two and a Half Men'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. comedy icons Carl Reiner, Tim Conway, Steve Lawrence and Garry Marshall are to guest star on an upcoming episode of "Two and a Half Men," CBS announced.
Jon Cryer says he is going bald, paints on hair

Jon Cryer says he is going bald, paints on hair

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- TV star Jon Cryer said on "Conan" in Los Angeles he is going bald and uses paint to create the "elaborate illusion" that he still has a full head of hair.
Jon Cryer's ex wants big increase in child support -- $88,969 a month

Jon Cryer's ex wants big increase in child support -- $88,969 a month

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Jon Cryer's ex-wife is reportedly seeking a lot more child support from the star of the U.S. hit "Two and a Half Men" TV show -- almost $90,000 a month.
Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer are TV's highest-paid actors

Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer are TV's highest-paid actors

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- "Two and a Half Men" co-stars Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer occupy the top two spots on Forbes magazine's list of the highest-paid TV actors.
Amber Tamblyn promoted to full-time cast member in 'Men'

Amber Tamblyn promoted to full-time cast member in 'Men'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Actress Amber Tamblyn has been promoted from guest star to series regular on the Los Angeles-set sitcom "Two and a Half Men," CBS announced.

Angus T. Jones cut from 'Two and a Half Men' opening sequence

LOS ANGELES, July 20 (UPI) -- Producers of "Two and a Half Men" have cut actor Angus T. Jones from the opening credits of the sitcom, TVLine.com reported.
'Matilda,' 'Pippin' stars to perform at Tony Awards

'Matilda,' 'Pippin' stars to perform at Tony Awards

NEW YORK, June 6 (UPI) -- This weekend's Tony Awards show will feature performances by the casts of the Broadway musicals "Annie," "Bring It On," "Kinky Boots," "Matilda" and "Pippin."
Hanks, Johansson to be presenters on Tony Awards show

Hanks, Johansson to be presenters on Tony Awards show

NEW YORK, May 29 (UPI) -- Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Jesse Eisenberg, Jon Cryer and Martha Plimpton are to serve as presenters at the Tony Awards show in New York, CBS said.

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'Modern Family' embraced at Emmys

'Modern Family' embraced at Emmys

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The sitcom "Modern Family" won the Emmy Award for best comedy series in Los Angeles Sunday night.
Danes, Cryer to be Emmy presenters

Danes, Cryer to be Emmy presenters

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Emily VanCamp, Kerry Washington, Claire Danes and Jon Cryer have been booked as presenters for Sunday's Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles.
'Downton Abbey,' 'Girls,' 'Mad Men' earn Emmy nods

'Downton Abbey,' 'Girls,' 'Mad Men' earn Emmy nods

LOS ANGELES, July 19 (UPI) -- "Boardwalk Empire," "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey," "Game of Thrones," "Homeland" and "Mad Men" were nominated for the Best Drama Emmy in Los Angeles Thursday.
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Jon Cryer: Duckie was not gay

Jon Cryer: Duckie was not gay

LOS ANGELES, May 24 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Jon Cryer says Duckie, the quirky character he played in "Pretty in Pink," was not gay, despite his co-star's recent statements saying he was.
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Jonathan Niven "Jon" Cryer (born April 16, 1965) is an American actor, screenwriter and film producer. He is the son of actress–singer Gretchen Cryer. He made his motion picture debut in the 1984 romantic comedy No Small Affair, but gained greater fame as "Duckie" in the 1986 John Hughes-scripted film Pretty in Pink. In 1998, he 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 films, 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 as Alan Harper on the CBS hit comedy series Two and a Half Men, opposite Charlie Sheen, for which Cryer was nominated six years in a row (2006–2011) for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series; he won the Emmy in 2009.

Cryer was born in New York. His mother, Gretchen Cryer (née Kiger), was a playwright, songwriter, actress, and singer, and his father, Donald David Cryer, was an actor/singer who originally studied to be a minister. His paternal grandfather, Rev. Dr. Donald W. Cryer, was a well-known Methodist minister in the West Ohio Conference. He has two sisters, Robin and Shelley. When he was twelve years old, he decided that he wanted to become an actor. When his mother heard this, she thought he should have a backup plan, and joked, "Plumbing is a pretty good career." Cryer attended Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center for several summers as a teenager and is a 1983 graduate of the Bronx High School of Science. He was classmates with screenwriter and film director Boaz Yakin.

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