Jon Cryer is an American actor, writer and producer best known for his role as Alan Harper in the television sitcom Two and a Half Men, appearing as a main credited cast member since the show began in 2003.
In 2006, Cryer was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy for his role as Alan Harper.
Cryer has appeared in numerous feature films, including No Small Affair, Pretty in Pink and Hot Shots! among others.
He co-wrote, produced and starred in the independent films The Pompatus of Love and Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God... Be Back by Five.
Also on television, Cryer starred in the series The Trouble with Normal, Getting Personal Partners, and The Famous Teddy Z.
He has guest-starred in The Practice, Andy Richter Controls the Universe and Mr. Show, among others.
His theatre credits include the Broadway productions of Brighton Beach Memoirs, Torch Song Trilogy, Boy's Life and 900 Oneonta.
A New York native and the son of actor David Cryer and writer and actress Gretchen Cryer, he did his first commercial at the age 4 alongside his mother. He studied acting at Stagedoor Manor, a summer acting camp, before his acceptance at London's prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
He currently lives in Los Angeles.