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Popularly known for his role as Alan Harper in the television series Two and a Half Men, Jon Cryer has had his sexual orientation questioned by many. A lot of facts have come up about the actor and before we go into the details of how true they are, we would love to tell you a bit about who he is.

Jon was raised in a family that’s groomed in the show business. He started acting way back as a junior in high school and was a perfectionist in most of his roles. In fact, he had an obsession for acting, so much that he preferred attending a theatre school to going to college.

Jon Cryer’s Biography (Age)

It is quite easy to get a well-aligned career path if there had been one or two guardians through the pursuit of a career. For Jon Cryer who was born on the 6th of April 1965 in New York City, New York, he had someone to point him in the right direction. His father, Donald David Cryer is a renowned actor and singer who initially wanted to be a minister while his mother, Gretchen Cryer is a playwright, songwriter, actress, and singer. Jon’s paternal grandparents are renowned clergies who served in the Methodist church. He is the only son in his home and has two sisters; Robin and Shelly.

Having admired his parent’s occupation from a tender age, Jon Cryer decided to tread the path of an actor but surprisingly didn’t get his mom’s approval as she thought he should have a backup plan in case he never succeeded in the career path. Being a strong-willed child, the actor neglected her advice and decided to follow his heart, come what may. So, his journey as an actor started while he attended Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center, he later went to Bronx High School of Science, graduating in 1983. Instead of enrolling for college, Jon Cryer chose to attend the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art London; breaking his mother’s heart who really wanted him to attend college.

That regardless, the actor knew that he needed to work harder in order to prove to his mom that his choice of career was the right decision. So, he focused on his career and stood out amongst his peers while at the Dramatic Art school in London. He made his first professional acting appearance in the Broadway play Torch Song Trilogy before replacing Broderick in the autobiographical play Brighton Beach Memoirs (1989). By the time he was nineteen, he got the lead role in the comedy film No Small Affair, playing Charles Cummings. In-between these periods, the actor got minor roles in a few television series.

Jon’s big break was with the John Hughes-scripted romantic comedy film, Pretty in Pink (1986). While the success of the movie blew across yonder, the actor received yet another role to play in the 1989 television series, The Famous Teddy Z. Unfortunately, the television series got a lot of criticism, leading to the show’s end after one episode. However, that didn’t bring a halt to Jon’s rise to fame, in fact, his name would always pop up anytime there was a comedy role to be handled. That led to a lot of other movie roles including; Hiding Out (1987), Dudes (1987), Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987), Hot Shots (1991), The Waiter (1993) and the rest of them.

Having established his name on set, Jon decided to tread the path of a writer following his mother’s footsteps. He wrote his first film Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God… Be Back by Five in 1998. That project received a lot of critical acclaim and he was also noted as one of the successful skilled writers of that period. Despite the fact that Jon Cryer was celebrated as a good writer and an actor on big screens, he kept on having ill luck on small screens. Most of the smaller roles he bagged during his TV career have somehow hit the rocks. Notwithstanding, the actor’s recurring role in Two and a Half Men is still noted for his excellent performance. Also, the show earned him a nomination for seven different awards and he has won two Emmy Awards.

Is Jon Cryer Gay, Does He Have A Wife?

Playing a gay role in the television series Two and a Half man gave room for the ongoing rumors regarding the actor’s sexual orientation. He has publicly spoken that he has no issues in being gay but he isn’t and the role in the movie wasn’t a real-life situation but just him doing his job perfectly.

Jon Cryer and Lisa Joyner
Jon Cryer and Lisa Joyner

He has been married twice; his first marriage was to Sarah Trigger in 1999. With her, he has a son named Charlie Austin. They later got divorced in the year 2004. Three years after his divorce, he fell in love and married an entertainment journalist named Lisa Joyner. The couple both share an adopted daughter named Daisy.

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Well, we wouldn’t refer to Jon Cryer as a man who was endowed with a very good height. He is of average height, standing at 5 feet 7 inches. The comic actor also weighs 74 Kg.

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