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JON CRYER TO BE HONORED WITH
STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce was honored Jon Cryer with the 2,449th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, September 19, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. next to Hooters of Hollywood, 6922 Hollywood Boulevard. Guest speakers John Henson, Chuck Lorre and Carl Reiner helped unveile the star in the category of Television in front of Hooters Restaurant.
A triple threat, Jon Cryer has turned in outstanding, eclectic performances in film, television and on stage. Cryer won an Emmy Award for ‘Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series’ for his work as ‘Alan Harper’ in CBS’ #1 comedy “Two and a Half Men.” The show has also won The People’s Choice Award for Best New Comedy Series in its debut year as well as Favorite TV Comedy from the group. After making his directorial debut on an episode of "Two and a Half Men" during its fourth season, Cryer continues to direct episodes of the show. The premiere of the new season of “Two and a Half Men” will be later that night after Jon’s star ceremony; Monday, September 19th on CBS at 9:00 p.m.
Cryer initially gained attention on the big screen opposite Demi Moore in “No Small Affair,” followed by his iconic performance as an endearing misfit in John Hughes’ “Pretty in Pink.” His hilarious performance as Jim “Wash Out” Pfaffenbach in “Hot Shots!” was his first teaming with Sheen.
Cryer’s first foray into television was playing the title role in CBS’s critically acclaimed “The Famous Teddy Z.” He has since starred in two shows for FOX, “Getting Personal” and “Partners,” and was also seen on ABC’s “The Trouble with Normal.” In addition, he’s had notable guest-starring roles on “The Practice,” “Andy Richter Controls the Universe” and “Mr. Show.”
On stage, Cryer has hit the boards on both sides of the Atlantic. He played David in Harvey Fierstein’s “Torch Song Trilogy,” bringing the role from Broadway to Los Angeles; starred as Eugene Jerome on Broadway in Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs;” and played Jack in the Los Angeles premiere of “Boys Life.” His performance in the London production of “900 Oneonta” inspired the Daily Mail to proclaim Cryer’s work “…undoubtedly one of the funniest performances on the West End stage.”
Cryer’s talent is not limited to acting—he’s a gifted filmmaker as well. He co-wrote, produced, and starred in two well-received independent films with director Richard Schenkman. The first, “The Pompatus of Love,” explores the romantic floundering of four friends in their thirties. Cryer based his second film, “Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God…Be Back by Five,” on the true story of a childhood friend who was homeless and living in Central Park. The movie garnered awards in film festivals both in the US and abroad.
A native New Yorker, Cryer is the son of actor David Cryer and writer and actress Gretchen Cryer. Alongside his mother, he did his first commercial at the age of four and was so excited that he broke out in hives, halting production. He studied acting at Stage-door Manor, a summer acting camp featured in Todd Graff’s Sundance favorite “Camp,” before being accepted to the London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
As for Cryer’s charitable endeavors, he participates yearly in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon which benefits Children’s Hospital of LA and Pediatric Cancer Research. Once again this year the triathlon falls on Emmy Sunday, September 18th. Additionally he has served on the board of “My Friend’s Place” which is a nonprofit Resource Center offering care that includes free emergency resources such as food and clothing in combination with health, educational, and therapeutic services to over 1,600 homeless youth and their children each year.
For more information and to view who shares a star with Jon Cryer on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, visit www.walkoffame.com