Cryer — , was a well-known Methodist minister. He has two sisters, Robin and Shelly. He was classmates with screenwriter and film director Boaz Yakin. Cryer at the Los Angeles premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest in At age 19, Cryer appeared in the romantic comedy film No Small Affair , in the lead role as Charles Cummings, after the original production with Matthew Broderick was shut down due to a heart attack by director, Martin Ritt.
His performance gained poor reviews  and the show was canceled after the first season. Elmo's Fire but was not cast in a role. His reading was videotaped by a British casting agent but the tape failed to arrive in the U. George Clooney was in 28 pilots, or something. Be Back by Five. It debuted in at the Los Angeles Film Festival and gained positive reviews from critics. Fox and Duane Martin. Although the show was picked up for a second season after its abbreviated spring run, it was canceled that fall, after airing 17 episodes in total.
In , he was cast as the lead in a comedy series called The Trouble With Normal. For the third time, Cryer starred in a show which was canceled after its first season. Against the wishes of CBS executives who were aware of his past failures and due to a friendship with Charlie Sheen, he was cast in to portray Alan Harper on the hit comedy series Two and a Half Men.
He has earned seven Primetime Emmy Award  nominations and two wins  for his acting work on the show. It allows you to trust your instincts and go with what has worked for you before.
At the end of the series of Two and a Half Men, Cryer is the only actor to have appeared in every episode of the series, since Sheen was fired in March and his on-screen son Angus T. Jones left the series at the end of season 10, after expressing the show as "filth" and that Jones is a "paid hypocrite". Pursuing a passion for criminal justice Cryer joined the team of the popular podcast Undisclosed where he will be voicing the weekly addendum episode for the second season.
Cryer stated, "I have been pointing out, and I have been screaming to the rooftops, that Donald Trump is the Charlie Sheen of politics. He has been full of shit, you know, he has serious addiction. You know, his addiction is obviously serious, drugs, and, but, Trump is just addicted to feeling important. You know, and I think if anybody is under the delusion that he cares about, uh, uh, anybody in America besides himself, they are, they are stoned and need to rethink their priorities, 'cause he's, you know, 'cause it's just ridiculous that's he's gotten as far as he has.