Emmy Award-winning “Two and a Half Men” star Jon Cryer has signed on for a recurring role as iconic DC villain Lex Luthor in the fourth season of “Supergirl” on The CW. Cryer portrayed the role of Lenny Luthor, nephew of Lex (Gene Hackman), in 1987’s “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace”.
Executive producers Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller said in a statement: “We are enormous fans of Jon Cryer, and he was instantly our dream actor to play the iconic role of Lex Luthor. Jon is a super-talent, and the fact that he played Lenny Luthor in ‘Superman IV’ brings an added layer of legacy to his casting. We’re beyond thrilled to welcome Jon to the Supergirl family.”
Superman’s biggest mortal enemy is scheduled to arrive in National City in the fifteenth episode of the current season. The character has been mentioned by name many times in the series with both his mother (Brenda Strong) and sister (Katie McGrath) serving as both recurring and regular characters on the series respectively.
The casting is a minor surprise in terms of age. Cryer is only five years younger than the actress playing his mother and twenty years older than the one playing his sister.
Source: TV Line