- Associated Press - Monday, September 19, 2011

LOS ANGELES (AP) - “Two and a Half Men” star Jon Cryer on Monday received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and thanked former co-star Charlie Sheen and the show’s co-creators for intervening during last season when troubles arose.

Cryer, 46, was honored with the 2,449th star on the famed walkway. Among those who attended were “Two and a Half” creator Chuck Lorre and co-stars Ashton Kutcher and Angus T. Jones.

Kutcher has replaced Sheen on TV’s top-rated comedy after Lorre and the Warner Bros. studio feuded with their erratic, hard-partying star. They fired Sheen last March, cutting the series short. Sheen, however had well wishes for his former show on Sunday during the Emmys.

After recognizing Sheen, Cryer gave props to Lorre and co-creator Lee Aronsohn who “when they saw somebody clearly in distress, they took every possible means to try and help their friend,” he said. “When it came time to make the ultimate decision, which was some place nobody wanted to go, did something that, in my belief, saved my friend Charlie Sheen’s life.”

Cryer made his film debut in the 1984 romantic comedy “No Small Affair,” and was best known for his role as Phil “Duckie” Dale in “Pretty in Pink” before landing a spot on CBS’ “Two and a Half Men.” He has received six consecutive Emmy nominations for supporting actor in a comedy series, winning two years ago.

Cryer also has performed on Broadway in “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and “Torch Song Trilogy.”

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