• "Herb" in Two and a Half Men was played by Ryan Stiles
  • Stiles is still an actor today
  • Find out what Ryan is doing now

Two and a Half Men fans of all eras will remember "Herb Melnick" — the second husband (and eventual ex) of "Judith," after she divorced "Alan" (Jon Cryer). 

Beginning in season 2, "Herb" made up to a handful of appearances per season, sharing a close bond with "Alan," "Charlie," and "Jake," his stepson. He was known for his goofy nature and, sometimes, his womanizing ways. "Herb" regularly hit on "Lyndsey" and an affair led to his divorce from "Judith."

What has actor Ryan Stiles been up to since Two and a Half Men?

Two and a Half Men: "Herb" was played by actor Ryan Stiles

Comedian and actor Ryan Stiles is well-known to TV viewers as a cast member on The Drew Carey Show, as "Lewis Kiniski," and the hit long-running improv series Whose Line Is It Anyway? But the American-Canadian star is also known to some as "Herb," who he portrayed for 30 episodes on Two and a Half Men between 2004 and 2015.

Since Two and a Half Men wrapped up in 2015, Stiles has primarily continued with work on the revival of Whose Line Is It Anyway? on The CW. The 62-year-old also performs in the show's live tour ("Whose Live Anyway?"), which had dates scheduled in 2021.

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Stiles, who is also known for his tall stature (at 6-foot-6), hasn't taken on many TV roles since Two and a Half Men. But he did appear as "Bill Doty" in a 2019 episode of ABC's American Housewife. Not only that, but he returned to CBS for a 2020 episode of Young Sheldon as "Dr. Bowers."

He also keeps fans laughing and up to date on his personal Twitter page, @WhoseRyanStiles. We're looking forward to seeing more of Ryan Stiles on Whose Line Is It Anyway? and any future TV guest spots!