Cryer, Jon 1965–

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CRYER, Jon 1965


Born April 16, 1965, in New York, NY; son of David (an actor) and Gretchen (a singer, songwriter, actress, and playwright) Cryer; married Sarah Trigger (an actress); children: Charlie Austin. Education: Attended Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London.

Addresses: Agent Paradigm, 10100 Santa Monica Blvd., 25th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90067; (voice work) Cunningham/Escott/Dipene and Associates, 10635 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 140, Los Angeles, CA 90025. Manager Connie Tavel, Tavel Entertainment, 9171 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 406, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Publicist Karen Samfilippo, Image Management Public Relations, 8271 Melrose Ave., Suite 208, Los Angeles, CA 90046.

Career: Actor, producer, and writer. Worked as a child model; Equity Library Theatre, New York City, worked as an usher.

Member: Screen Actors Guild, Actors' Equity Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors: Audience Award (with Richard Schenkman), Austin Film Festival, 1998, for Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God ... Be Back by Five; Theatre Award, best supporting actor, Los Angeles Weekly, 2000, for 900 Oneonta.


Film Appearances:

(Film debut) Charles Cummings, No Small Affair, Columbia, 1984.

Phil "Duckie" Dale, Pretty in Pink, Paramount, 1986.

Lenny, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Warner Bros., 1987.

Morgan Stewart, Morgan Stewart's Coming Home (also known as Home Front ), New Century/Vista, 1987.

Grant, Dudes, New Century/Vista, 1987.

Randall Schwab, Jr., O. C. and Stiggs, MetroGoldwynMayer/United Artists, 1987.

Andrew Morenski/Maxwell "Max" Hauser, Hiding Out (also known as Adult Education ), De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1987.

Third frat boy, Penn & Teller Get Killed (also known as Dead Funny ), Warner Bros., 1989.

Jim "Wash Out" Pfaffenbach, Hot Shots!, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1991.

Tommy Kazdan, The Waiter, 1994.

Mark, The Pompatus of Love, IN Pictures/CFP Distribution, 1995.

Cannes Man (also known as Canne$ Man ), Rocket Pictures Home Video, 1996.

Stuart Winer, Plan B, Monarch Home Video, 1997.

Daniel, Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God ... Be Back by Five, Evenmore Entertainment, 1998.

Barry, Holy Man, Buena Vista, 1998.

Jimmy Pells, Glam, Storm Entertainment, 2001.

The Metro Chase, Legend Family Films/Workshop Pictures, 2003.

Film Work:

Coproducer, The Pompatus of Love, IN Pictures/CFP Distribution, 1995.

Producer, Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God ... Be Back by Five, Evenmore Entertainment, 1998.

Television Appearances; Series:

Teddy Zakalokis, The Famous Teddy Z, CBS, 19891990.

Bob, Partners, Fox, 19951996.

Mort, It's Good to Be King, 1997.

Sam Wagner, Getting Personal, Fox, 1998.

People Who Fear People, ABC, 2000.

Voice, It's Good to Be Clay (animated), UPN, 2000.

Zack Mango, The Trouble with Normal, ABC, 2000.

Alan Harper, Two and a Half Men, CBS, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

(Television debut) Teenage Herbert, "Noon Wine," American Playhouse, PBS, 1985.

"Rap Master RonnieA Report Card" (also known as "Garry Trudeau's Rap Master Ronnie"), Cinemax Comedy Experiment, Cinemax, 1988.

CBS Premiere Preview Spectacular, CBS, 1989.

Fox Fall Preview Party (also known as Fox Fall Preview Special ), Fox, 1995.

Host, What Is a Producer?, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Interviewee, Sixteen Candles: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

CBS at 75, CBS, 2003.

Also appeared in Comedy Central.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Phil, "Miscalculation," Amazing Stories, NBC, 1986.

Guest, Late Night with David Letterman, 1987.

Trevor McPhee, "Vanishing Act," The Outer Limits, Showtime, 1996.

Brian, "Shower the People You Love with Love," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 1997.

Duckie, "It's Perfectly Understandishable," Mr. Show, 1998.

Justin, "Two Guys, a Girl, and Thanksgiving," Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place, ABC, 1998.

Voice of winged wolf, "Hercules and the Underworld Takeover," Hercules (animated; also known as Disney's Hercules ), ABC and syndicated, 1998.

(Uncredited) Justin, "Two Guys, a Girl, and the Storm of the Century," Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place, ABC, 1999.

Voice of Kevin, "There's Something about Paulie," Family Guy, Fox, 2000.

Praeger, "Gimme a C," Andy Richter Controls the Universe, Fox, 2002.

Terry Pender, "Of Thee I Sing," The Practice, ABC, 2002.

Roger, "Chris's Ex," Becker, CBS, 2003.

Joel Stein, "Judgment Day," Hey, Joel!, 2003.

Voices of coroner and blind man's friend, "Beauty and the Obese," Stripperella (also known as Stan Lee's Stripperella ), Spike, 2003.

Guest, The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2003, 2004.

Guest, The View, 2003.

Guest, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, 2004.

Appeared as Slippy Carter, "The Foster Portfolio," an episode of Kurt Vonnegut's Monkey House; panelist on The List, VH1; also appeared in State of the Union Undressed.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 58th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1986.

Host, The CLIO Awards, Fox, 1995.

Host, The 30th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 2004.

Television Appearances; Other:

Guy Franklin, Heads (movie), Showtime, 1994.

Voice of Timmy Lee, Clayton (pilot), UPN, 2001.

Interviewee, I Love the '80s Strikes Back (miniseries), VH1, 2003.

Television Producer; Series:

Getting Personal, Fox, 1998.

Stage Appearances:

(Stage debut) David, Torch Song Trilogy, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, then Los Angeles, both 1983.

Eugene, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Alvin Theatre (now Neil Simon Theatre), New York City, 1984.

Boys Life, 1989.

Sandy, Carnal Knowledge, Kaufman Theatre, New York City, 1990.

900 Oneonta, New York City, then Los Angeles, 1999.

Appeared as a member of the ensemble, Ten November, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Los Angeles.



The Pompatus of Love, IN Pictures/CFP Distribution, 1995.

(With Richard Schenkman) Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God ... Be Back by Five, Evenmore Entertainment, 1998.



Contemporary Authors, Volume 155, Gale, 1998.


Entertainment Weekly, October 24, 2003, pp. 6667.

People Weekly, September 23, 1991, p. 60.

TV Guide, January 3, 2004, p. 14.