Jon Cryer gets one star (maybe 'Two and a Half') on Walk of Fame
Jon Cryer got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, in the company of the new incarnation of the "Two and a Half Men" cast, his wife, Lisa Joyner, and comedy legend Carl Reiner, who was among those saying a a few words on the veteran comedic actor's behalf — but the only one to dance on Cryer's star later.
The 2009 Emmy winner for supporting actor in a comedy, who stayed essentially above the fray during the "Men" drama this year, did acknowledge the elephant in the middle of Hollywood Boulevard while accepting the star in a late-morning ceremony near Hooters.
"I do have to say a real word of thanks to my costar of eight years, Charlie Sheen, who gave me so much as a performer and who I enjoyed working with so much," he said. Cryer also thanked the sitcom's co-creators Chuck Lorre and Lee Aronsohn for taking "every possible means" to try to help a man in crisis.
"When it came time to make the ultimate decision, which was some place nobody wanted to go, [they] did something that, in my belief, saved my friend Charlie Sheen's life," he said.
Lorre and "Wipeout" host John Henson also spoke on Cryer's behalf.
The ceremony came mere hours before the revamped "Two and a Half Men" was to make its prime-time debut and also mere hours (does less than 24 count as "mere"?) after Charlie Sheen wished his former colleagues and Ashton Kutcher "nothing but the best for this upcoming season," then presented Jim Parsons with the Emmy for male actor in a comedy.
Longtime costars Conchata Ferrell, Holland Taylor and the too-tall-to-be-a-half-man Angus T. Jones were on hand, as was Kutcher. Cryer also took time to sign autographs for fans assembled nearby.
In addition to "Men" and other TV work, the actor's resume includes the John Hughes classic "Pretty in Pink" with Molly Ringwald and other films. He's also hit the stage in "Brighton Beach Memoirs" and "Torch Song Trilogy" and more.
Cryer's star, the 2,449th on the Walk of Fame, is at 6922 Hollywood Blvd. On Thursday, Neil Patrick Harris became honoree No. 2,448, landing a spot near the Frolic Room and the Pantages.
— Christie D'Zurilla
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Photo: Jon Cryer poses with his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame during the dedication ceremony on Sept. 19. Credit: Paul Buck / European Pressphoto Agency.