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10/30/2014 05:21 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Jon Cryer On His Sexuality: I'm Just An 'Effeminate Heterosexual Dork'

"Two and a Half Men" star Jon Cryer sounded off on speculation over his sexuality in an interview with HuffPost Live.

Citing his "encyclopedic knowledge of show tunes," the 49-year-old actor nonetheless told host Josh Zepps, "All of the stereotypical stuff that everybody thinks the gay community holds close, I have been a part of, except for the gay sex."

Joking that gay men "don't come onto me...I've never been propositioned," he added, "Everybody just assumed that I was gay" during his high school years.

Calling himself an "effeminate heterosexual dork," Cryer said he strongly identified with the character of Phil "Duckie" Dale in the John Hughes classic, "Pretty in Pink," which became his breakout role.

"He was what I was," he recalled.

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