HOLLYWOOD (CBS) — “Two and a Half Men” star Jon Cryer received the 2,449th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Monday, hours before its ninth season premiere on CBS.

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Series creator Chuck Lorre and co-stars Ashton Kutcher and Angus T. Jones were among those joining Cryer at the late-morning ceremony.

During the ceremony, Cryer offered thanks to his former co-star, Charlie Sheen, who was fired from “Two and a Half Men” after a short stint in rehab followed by a public war of words with Lorre.

“I do have to say a real word of thanks to my co-star of eight years, Charlie Sheen, who gave me so much as a performer and who I enjoyed working with so much,” Cryer said. “But perhaps, more importantly, I feel the need to thank (show co-creators) Chuck Lorre and Lee Aronsohn, who when they saw somebody who was clearly in distress, took every possible means to try to help their friend, and who, you know, when it came time to make the ultimate decision, which was someplace that nobody wanted to go, did something that in my belief saved my friend Charlie Sheen’s life.”

Born April 16, 1965, Cryer made his first commercial when he was 4 years old, alongside his mother, the writer and actress Gretchen Cryer. His father, David, is also an actor.

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Cryer made his film debut by starring in the 1984 romantic comedy “No Small Affair,” playing a 16-year-old amateur photographer who accidentally takes a picture of a 22-year-old bar singer (Demi Moore) and falls in love with her.

Two years later, Cryer starred in the John Hughes-produced teen romantic comedy “Pretty in Pink.” His other film credits include the 1991 spoof “Hot Shots!” where he first teamed with his future “Two and a Half Men” co- star Charlie Sheen.

Cryer’s first television starring role was in the 1989-90 CBS comedy “The Famous Teddy Z” as a talent agency mailroom clerk who becomes an agent after being assigned to a limousine picking up the agency’s biggest client (Dennis Lipscomb.)

Cryer later starred in the Fox comedy “Partners,” and the ABC comedy “The Trouble With Normal,” both of which only ran one season before being canceled.

Cryer has received six consecutive Emmy nominations as outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series for “Two and a Half Men,” winning in 2009.

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