|Real Name:||Charles Austin Cryer|
|Birthday:||June 27, 2000|
|Occupation:||Son of Jon Cryer|
Jon Cryer got famous for playing Alan Harper in Two and a Half Men. There, the half-man was his child. But who is his son in real life? Today, we will find out more about Charlie Austin Cryer, the real-life child of Jon.
Born into a show business family, Charlie is a celebrity child who could enjoy a lavish lifestyle. What has he done? How much do we know about him? Let’s find out.
Who Is His Father?
First let’s talk about his famous father, American actor Jon Cryer. Born Jonathan Niven Cryer in April 1965, he is an American actor, writer, director, and producer. Here is a fun fact: Jon was born into a show business family and followed in those footsteps.
Born in New York City to Gretchen Kiger and Donald David Cryer. His mother was a playwright, songwriter, actress, and singer, and his father was also an actor and singer.
Jon decided to pursue an acting career when he was just 12 years of age. Fun fact: his mother suggested a backup plan when she heard his idea. She told him, “Plumbing is a pretty good career”. But Jon was determined to become an actor and attended Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center for several summers during his teenage years.
In 1983, he graduated from the Bronx High School of Science. He then skipped college and went to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England.
It took several for Jon to find success on television. When he was 19 years of age, he appeared in the 1984 romantic comedy No Small Affair in the lead role. He made his film breakthrough by portraying Philip F. “Duckie” Dale in the movie Pretty in Pink. His mother said that after he appeared in that movie, she started getting calls from teenage girls from all over the world leaving hysterical and giggling messages.
Jon got his biggest role in 2003 when he was cast as Alan Harper alongside Charlie Sheen in the CBS sitcom, Two and a Half Men. The show was a major hit for 12 seasons, with Jon appearing in all of them. He was the longest-tenured actor in the television series, with Charlie leaving after season 8. Ashton Kutcher joined Jon in the latter seasons.
Over the years, Jon has appeared in several successful franchises. For example, he appeared in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. He also portrayed Lex Luthor in the CW universe, appearing in TV series like Supergirl, Arrow, and Batwoman.
Now let’s talk about Jon’s son, Charles Austin Cryer. Many recognize this celebrity child as Charlie Cryer, the son of Jon.
Charlie Austin Cryer was born in June 2000 to his celebrity father in Los Angeles, California, United States of America. His parents got together and tied the knot earlier that year, in January 2000.
Born into a celebrity family, his father is Jon Cryer, while his mother is British actress Sarah Trigger.
The wedding ceremony of his parents happened at The Cutting Room, a place for special events in New York City. Several years later, they divorced, and Charlie’s life changed.
He was only four years old when his parents went their separate ways. His mother took custody of him, with the court also making Jon pay for alimony. Fun fact: in Two and a Half Men, Jon’s character talked about paying alimony throughout the entire series. And his character also got a divorce when the child was only a young boy.
At one point, Jon realized Sarah was charging him more than normal, so he stopped sending money. Then, the court forced him to pay again.
When Charlie’s mother, Sarah was accused of Felony Child Endangerment, the court allowed Charles to live with his father, American actor Jon Cryer. His mother was accused of injuring Charles and was arrested in her home in Hermosa Beach, California. At the time, Charles was only 9 years of age.
After that, he lived his best life with his father. The court granted custody to Jon following the accident.
Charles doesn’t have direct siblings, but he does have half-siblings. He has half-siblings from his mother’s marriage to David Rickey, and his brother Alex Dickey, born in 2006. And from Jon’s marriage to Lisa, he has his half-sister, Daisy Cryer, born in 2009.
His Father’s Relationships
His father Jon Cryer had several relationships, but his first marriage was to British actress Sarah Trigger. The two started dating in 1999, and soon Sarah became pregnant with Charlie. They got married in 2000, at The Cutting Room, a venue for events in New York City.
But the marriage didn’t last long, and Sarah filed for a separation. After the court gave custody to Sarah, she began approaching Jon for more money for child support.
At one point, she attempted to murder his father. Jon had filed a complaint against the actress, alleging she and her ex had attempted to murder him. When confronted, Eddie Sanchez, Sarah’s ex, pinned all of the blame on the British actress. He claimed that she was the one who needed Jon and his former husband David Dickey dead. Following that, Jon and his family were surrounded by extra security.
After the divorce from Sarah, Jon started dating entertainment reporter Lisa Joyner. He announced their engagement on an episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In September 2009, Jon and Lisa welcomed their daughter, little Daisy Cryer. She is the youngest member of the Cryer family and the first child Jon had with Lisa.
Is He On Social Media?
Speaking about his son, you might find a social media account on Twitter under the name Charlie Austin. But that is not Charlie Austin Cryer. It is an account of an athlete, who as you assume, is not Jon’s son.
As of May 2023, Charlie is not on any social media platform, including Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.
His father, Jon Cryer, is more active on Twitter than on Instagram. He has more than 370k followers on Twitter, where he publishes posts about his political views and societal views.
We said Charlie Austin Cryer was born into a celebrity family with a silver spoon. For years, his father paid for child support, but then the court gave custody to Jon.
As of May 2023, we do not know anything about Charlie’s professional career or educational background.
And because we do not know what he does for a living, we cannot talk about his net worth.
But we do know the net worth of his famous father, actor Jon Cryer. He has a net worth of more than $65 million, enough to support his family and children.
At one point, he earned $650,000 per episode of Two and a Half Men. During his time on the show, he was paid more than $100 million.