Jon Cryer: Biography, Net Worth, Life story, Age, Wiki and More

Full NameJon Cryer
Net Worth$45 Million
Date Of BirthApril 16, 1965
Place Of BirthNew York City, New York, United States
Height5 ft 8 in (1.746 m)
ProfessionActor, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Television Director, Film director, Voice Actor
EducationStagedoor Manor Performing Arts Center, Bronx High School of Science
SpouseLisa Joyner (m. 2007), Sarah Trigger (m. 1999–2004)
ChildrenDaisy Cryer, Charlie Austin Cryer
ParentsGretchen Cryer, David Cryer
SiblingsDaniel Russell Cryer, Robin Cryer, Shelley Cryer, Rachel Britt Saul, Carolyn Elizabeth Cryer, William David Cryer
NicknamesJonathan Niven Cryer , Jon , John Cryer , Jon Niven Cryer , Jonathan Niven “Jon” Cryer
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2009), Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (2012)
NominationsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Movies“Pretty in Pink” (1986), “Cannes Man”, “Unstable Fables: 3 Pigs and a Baby”, “The Waiter”, “Hot Shots” (1991), “Tortured” (2008), “Shorts” (2009), “Hit By Lightning” (2014)
TV Shows“Torch Song Trilogy”, “Two and a Half Man” (2013-2014), “Husbands”, “NCIS”

Jonathan Niven Cryer, known simply as Jon Cryer, is a famous American film and television director, voice actor, actor, as well as a screenwriter. Jon Cryer rose to prominence in 1986, when he starred in Howard Deutch’s romantic film called “Pretty in Pink”. In addition to being highly praised for its storyline, “Pretty in Pink” produced a soundtrack which was considered to be among the best soundtracks in cinema, with such songs included as “If You Leave”, “Bring On the Dancing Horses” and “Left of Center”. Currently, Jon Cryer is one of the main stars in the sitcom called “Two and a Half Man”, which includes a cast of Charlie Sheen, Angus T. Jones, Marin Hinkle and Melanie Lynskey. The show first aired on television screens in 2003, and so far has produced 12 seasons. It has been announced that the most recent 12th season, which started airing in October of 2014, would be the final season. “Two and a Half Man” managed to maintain a high average of viewership, as the first season attracted the attention of 15.31 million viewers, while the eleventh season enjoyed the attention of 10.66 million. Over the years, the show managed to win numerous Primetime Emmy Awards, People’s Choice Awards and ALMA Awards. Meanwhile, Jon Cryer has received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.

Jon Cryer Net Worth $45 Million

A well-known actor, how rich is Jon Cryer? According to sources, in 2013 he earned as much as $650,000 per episode of  “Two and a Half Man”, while in 2014 his monthly earnings rose to $758,000. In regards to his total wealth, Jon Cryer’s net worth is estimated to be $45 million, most of which he has accumulated due to his on screen appearances.

Jon Cryer was born in 1965 in New York, United States, where he studied at Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Center, and also attended Bronx High School of Science. Since he had always desired to pursue a career in acting, Cryer decided to focus on his dreams, as a result of which he joined the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Cryer soon made his acting debut in “Torch Song Trilogy” on Broadway, which was followed by his appearance in “Brighton Beach Memoirs”. For a while, Cryer starred in small roles on television, until he was noticed for his portrayal of Phil Dale in “Pretty in Pink”. Cryer’s performance brought him a lot of job opportunities. In 1991, he starred alongside Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes and Lloyd Bridges in Jim Abrahams’ comedy spoof entitled “Hot Shots!”, which proved to be a commercial success with more than $181 million grossed at the box office. Aside from that, Cryer has also starred in such films as “Cannes Man” with Johnny Depp, “Unstable Fables: 3 Pigs and a Baby” and “The Waiter” to name a few. More recently, in 2014 he played the character of Ricky Miller in Ricky Blitt’s black comedy film called “Hit By Lightning” with Stephanie Szostak and Will Sasso.

A famous actor, Jon Cryer has an estimated net worth of $45 million.


1Born on the exact same day as Martin Lawrence.
2In the 1986 movie “Pretty in Pink,” Cryer played his first notable role, a character called “Ducky”. In 2015-16, he played a recurring character on NCIS called Dr. Cyril Taft, opposite David McCallum’s character, Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard. At one point in the 2016 episode “Loose Cannons,” Cryer, as Taft, says “That would be just ducky, Ducky. I’ve been dying to say that!”.
3Was considered for the role of Chandler Bing on Friends (1994) .
4Appeared, with Charlie Sheen, in a PSA for the “Wounded Warriors Project” (2009).
5He is of Dutch, English, German, Swiss-German, Scottish, and Swedish ancestry.
6Attended Junior High School 104 with Robert Downey Jr. He co-starred with him in the comedy film Due Date (2010).
7Cryer’s two front teeth are fake after having lost his two front teeth while diving into the shallow end of a swimming pool.
8Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on September 19, 2011.
9Received death threats via telephone while shooting Two and a Half Men (2003). [January 2010]
10Attended Junior High School 104 in New York City, with fellow actors Robert Downey Jr., Erica Gimpel and Kadeem Hardison.
11Daughter, Daisy, born 11 August 2009; adopted by Jon and Lisa shortly after.
12Assumed temporary custody of his son, Charlie, after Charlie’s mother, Sarah Trigger, was arrested in May 2009 on felony neglect charges. Charlie’s two-year-old stepbrother was found with rope and cord marks around his neck.
13Once an usher at the Equity Library Theater, where he was often mistaken for actor Matthew Broderick.
14Attended Stagedoor Manor Theatre Camp.
15Has one sister: Robin Cryer.
16(January 23, 2007) Revealed his engagement to television reporter Lisa Joyner on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992).
17He and his Two and a Half Men (2003) co-star Charlie Sheen also starred together in Hot Shots! (1991)
18Friends with Paget Brewster.
19He was asked to audition for the role of Chandler Bing on Friends (1994), while he was doing a play in London. His reading was videotaped by a British casting agent but the tape failed to arrive in the United States before the network had made its final decision.
20Son of David Cryer and Gretchen Cryer, Broadway actors.
21Attended and graduate of The Bronx High School of Science (aka Bronx Science) in 1983.
22His first child with his wife Sarah Trigger, a son Charlie Austin, was born on 27 June 2000 in Los Angeles.