Stories from the DC Universe and Beyond

Actor Jon Cryer: From the DC Extended Universe to Washington, DC
The Brat Pack, “Two and A Half Men,” Pretty in Pink, Lex Luthor, and more! 

Los Angeles, CA (June 11, 2024): Dive into the multifaceted world of Hollywood with Emmy-winning actor Jon Cryer as he shares captivating stories from his journey in the entertainment industry on the latest episode of the Hollywood at Home podcast. From his iconic role in “Two and a Half Men,” to his groundbreaking portrayal of Lex Luthor in the DC Extended Universe, Cryer offers a fresh and unfiltered perspective that sheds light on the inner workings of showbiz.

In this episode, Cryer delves into his experiences both on and off-screen, from his dynamic relationships with Charlie Sheen, Demi Moore, and Molly Ringwald, to a heartwarming reconciliation with fellow Brat Packer Andrew McCarthy on the set of “The View.” Cryer’s anecdotes provide a glimpse into the camaraderie and challenges of Hollywood. Notably, he also shares a recent encounter with President Joe Biden at the White House, adding a touch of political intrigue to the mix.

Through honest reflections on navigating the highs and lows of his career, Cryer’s stories promise to engage and enlighten listeners, offering a unique glimpse into the human side of their favorite celebrities.

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Highlights from Hollywood at Home featuring Jon Cryer: 

On his “first” experience with Demi Moore: “We were actually closer in age than portrayed in the movie [No Small Affair]. And we did start dating for a little while there…It was mostly two people who were really insecure about the atmosphere they were about to go into, and just sort of reaching out for something to feel secure about. She was that person for me…but, it’s very funny because she felt very bad…she [thought] that she took my virginity, [and] I had to publicly reassure her that actually, although my level of skill at the time could likely have made her think that it was my first experience, it was not, in fact, my first experience.”

On the legendary director John Hughes: “I had some ideas about lines I wanted to ad-lib, and he really wanted to hear them and really wanted to incorporate them…I felt really respected as an actor, which was really lovely because auditions aren’t known for feeling like super respectful experiences.”

On Pretty in Pink: “With Molly, I had a problem in that I was very needy. I wanted it to feel like a family, and she keeps to herself. She’s very private, very professional…And so for me, that just struck me as, ‘What, she doesn’t like me?’”

On working with Charlie Sheen: “The thing about Charlie was that on the set, he was friendly and he was great to the crew, and he was not a jerk to work with at all. He was just undependable.”

On winning an Emmy: “When you hear your name, the first thing that goes through your mind is that they made a mistake… You look around and the people in the seats next to you are freaking out. And you go, ‘Gosh, I guess I won.’”

On playing Lex Luthor in the DC Extended Universe: “When it was announced that I was doing Lex Luthor, a lot of the fans were like, ‘What? That is the worst idea ever.’ Because, you know, it’s Alan from ‘Two and a Half Men.’ But what was amazing was how they [the fans] turned on a dime once I was actually doing it, and they were just incredible. I was really trying to earn their respect and they were great.”

More about Hollywood at Home:
Hosted by The Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk, “Hollywood at Home” brings listeners intimate portraits, key moments of discovery, and “art and soul” conversations with iconic entertainment industry personalities from the big screen to the boardroom, from L.A. to D.C. Listen now at

Previous guests include Jason Alexander (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Alfre Woodard (“Clemency,” “Luke Cage”), Patricia Heaton (“Everybody Loves Raymond,” “The Middle”), Sheryl Lee Ralph (“Abbott Elementary”), Emily Swallow (“The Mandalorian”), Reid Scott (“Veep”), Kevin Smith (“Clerks,” “Chasing Amy”), Marlee Matlin (“CODA”), Anthony Carrigan (“Barry”), Jim Gaffigan (“The Jim Gaffigan Show”), Joel Kim Booster (Fire Island), Anthony Rapp (“Star Trek: Discovery”), Wilson Cruz (“Star Trek: Discovery”), Michael Imperioli (“The Sorpanos”), Arian Moayed (“Succession), Jason Isaacs (“Star Trek: Discovery,” “Harry Potter”), Yvette Nicole Brown (“A Black Lady Sketch Show,” “Big Shot”), The Creative Coalition President and actor Tim Daly (“Madam Secretary”), Mindy Sterling (“Austin Powers,” “iCarly”), Colman Domingo (“Euphoria), and Paul Scheer (“The League,” “Black Monday”), among others.

More about The Creative Coalition:
Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is the premier nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization of the arts and entertainment community. The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating its members on issues of public importance. The Creative Coalition also creates award-winning public service campaigns, such as #RightToBearArts to promote the efficacy of the arts. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s President. For more information, visit

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