Jon Cryer

by follers on October 8, 2012

Birth Name: Jonathan Niven Cryer

Place of Birth: New York City, New York

Date of Birth: April 16, 1965

Ethnicity: English, German, Swiss-German, Dutch, Scottish, Swedish

Jon Cryer is an American actor, writer, director, and producer. He is the son of Gretcher Cryer (born Gretchen Kiger), a playwright, songwriter, singer, and actress, and David Cryer (Donald David Cryer), an actor and singer. Jon is married to entertainment reporter Lisa Joyner.

Jon’s paternal grandfather was The Rev. Donald Walter Cryer (the son of Walter Elmer Cryer and Alma Edna Lutzow/Lutz). Donald was a Methodist minister. Walter was born in Illinois, the son of John Cryer, who was born in Lancashire, England, and of Mary Ann Wren, who was born in Staffordshire, England. Alma was born in Illniois, the daughter of Georg/George Louis Amandus Lutzow, who was German, and of Johanna/Hannah Olson/Oleson, who was Swedish.

Jon’s paternal grandmother was Pauline Spitler (the daughter of Daniel Bruce Spitter and Chloe/Cloe Delle Needles). Daniel was the son of Eli Spitler and Martha Jane Ensminger. Chloe was the daughter of George Washington Needles and Sarah Vance Reed.

Jon’s maternal grandfather was Earl William Kiger, Jr. (the son of Earl William Kiger and Sadie Rosamond Machlan). Jon’s great-grandfather Earl was the son of Harvey Kiger and Jane B. Doty. Sadie was the daughter of The Rev. John Machlan and Josephine/Josie Adella Askew.

Jon’s maternal grandmother was Louise Geraldine Niven (the daughter of Hugh Niven and Hallie Dwighte McKern). Hugh was the son of Richard Everett Niven and Carrie Ella Lowry/Long. Hallie was the daughter of Wallace Oliver Mckern and Aura M. Smith/Smythe.

Sources: Genealogy of Jon’s father (focusing on his own mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Jon’s mother –

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neiltennant April 3, 2015 at 7:44 am

in chuck lorre produced sitcoms the actors look way much darker than they are in reality

even in high definition alan harper and sheldon cooper seem to have very dark hair and brown eyes but in reality they both have blue eyes

J.J. April 16, 2013 at 7:12 pm

correction; his eyes are an intense blue they are most definitely not green, and his hair is dark brown (brunette) not virtually black (noirette)

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