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John Asher
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Asher in 2011
John Mallory
OccupationActor, film director, screenwriter
Years active1990–present
Vanessa Lee Asher
(m. 1994; div. 1996)

(m. 1999; div. 2005)
Parent(s)Joyce Bulifant
Edward Mallory (biological father)
William Asher (adoptive father)

John Mallory Asher (born John Mallory) is an American actor, film director and screenwriter. He is perhaps best known for his performance as Gary on the USA Network's series spinoff of the movie Weird Science.

Early life

Asher was born John Mallory to actor Edward Mallory and actress Joyce Bulifant. He was adopted by Bulifant's third husband, producer/director William Asher.

Personal life

Asher married actress Jenny McCarthy on September 11, 1999. Their son Evan Joseph Asher was born on May 18, 2002, and was diagnosed with autism.[1] They divorced in September 2005.[2][3][4][5][6]








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  2. ^ Lehner, Marla (2005-08-19). "Jenny McCarthy & Husband Divorcing - Divorced, Jenny McCarthy". People. Retrieved 2016-07-19.
  3. ^ "Jenny McCarthy files for divorce". Retrieved 2016-07-19.
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  5. ^ Marikar, Sheila (2010-04-08). "Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey: Did Depression, Autism Play a Part in Break Up? - ABC News". ABC News. Retrieved 2016-07-19.
  6. ^ "The John Asher and Jenny McCarthy Divorce". Retrieved October 2, 2011.