Jon Cryer - Rotten Tomatoes

Jon Cryer



Dark-haired comedic actor Jon Cryer remains best-known for his lovable performance as Duckie Dale in the 1986 teen movie Pretty in Pink. Even though he was 21 years old playing a high school senior, he exhibited a vulnerable yet goofy freshness unlike most other teen stars. The son of Broadway performers, he was schooled in the Bronx before making his film debut in the romantic comedy No Small Affair as a young photographer obsessed with Demi Moore. He made some unfortunate movies after Pretty in Pink, including the Ferris Bueller knock-off Morgan Stewart's Coming Home, which suggested unfair comparisons with actor Matthew Broderick. Other forgettable movies followed until he was cast as the star of the sitcom The Famous Teddy Z, which was then followed by several other short-lived sitcoms. After appearing in the anarchic comedy Hot Shots!, he proved fairly successful with offbeat comedies and independent films. He helped write the talky romantic comedy The Pompatus of Love then starred in the similarly themed Plan B. He teamed up with director Richard Schenkman to write the offbeat comedy Went to Coney Island on a Mission From God...Be Back by Five.



In 2003, Cryer re-teamed with Hotshots! co-star Charlie Sheen for the sitcom Two and a Half Men, which proved to be a massive success. The show was so popular that it stayed on the air, even after Sheen left in 2011, with Ashton Kutcher filling in the empty spot in the cast.

Photos

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
11% Hit By Lightning
  • Ricky Miller
2014
28% Ass Backwards
  • Dean
2013
No Score Yet Company
  • Actor
2012
14% Stay Cool
  • Javier
2011
40% Due Date
  • Alan Harper
2010
45% Shorts: The Adventures of the Wishing Rock
  • Dad Thompson
2009
25% Weather Girl
  • Charles
2009
No Score Yet Tortured
  • Brian
2008
No Score Yet Unstable Fables: 3 Pigs & a Baby
  • Richard Pig
2007
No Score Yet Totally Awesome
  • Himself
2006
No Score Yet The Metro Chase
  • Mr. Stamm
2005
No Score Yet Clayton
  • Actor
2000
12% Holy Man
  • Barry
1998
No Score Yet Plan B
  • Stuart Winer
1998
43% Went to Coney Island on a Mission From God...Be Back by Five
  • Daniel
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1998
No Score Yet Glam
  • Jimmy Pells
1997
17% The Pompatus of Love
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Mark
1996
No Score Yet Heads
  • Guy Franklin
1994
83% Hot Shots!
  • Jim `Wash Out' Pfaffenbach
1991
14% Penn & Teller Get Killed
  • Frat Boy
1989
No Score Yet Rap Master Ronnie: A Report Card
  • Actor
1988
33% Hiding Out
  • Andrew Morenski
1987
No Score Yet Dudes
  • Grant
1987
12% Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
  • Lenny
1987
No Score Yet O.C. and Stiggs
  • Randall Schwab Jr.
1987
No Score Yet Morgan Stewart's Coming Home
  • Morgan Stewart
1987
80% Pretty in Pink
  • Phil `Duckie' Dale
1986
67% No Small Affair
  • Charles Cummings
1984
No Score Yet Noon Wine
  • Teenage Herbert
1984

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
  • Director
  • Alan Harper
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Dr. Cyril Taft
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Mom
2013
  • Director
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • David
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
Mom
  • Director
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing

Quotes from Jon Cryer's Characters