With all the cliché and generic story telling in Hollywood movies, a lot of fans are turning to TV series to watch different good shows. This shift in viewership has opened up an opportunity for TV actors to earn more than they could imagine.
Here are the top 10 Highest Paid TV Actors:
1. Ashton Kutcher ($21 million)
Sheen’s substitute in “Two and a Half Men” earns around $700,000 every episode. He also still gets a sizeable amount of residual from “That ‘70s Show.”
2. Jon Cryer ($21 million)
Kutcher’s co-actor in “Two and a Half Men” Jon Cryer earns around $600,000 per episode.
3. Ray Romano ($16 million)
Romano’s income mainly came from his sensational show “Men of a Certain Age.” He also earns a big amount of income from “Everybody Loves Raymond” and from the animated movie “Ice Age” as the voice of “Manny” the mammoth.
=4. Neil Patrick Harris ($15 million)
The long running status of the hit TV comedy, “How I Met Your Mother,” is Harris’ major source of income. He is also the host of Tony Awards for four times. He was also able to make a big amount of money from the movie franchise, “The Smurfs.”
=4. Mark Harmon ($15 million)
Harmon earns over $500,000 per episode of NCIS. This TV series debuted in 2003 and is still very popular until now. This TV series has 20 million viewers every episode.
6. Patrick Dempsey ($13 million)
He earned bulk of his income from the medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy.” He has also starred in major motion pictures like “Enchanted” and “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.”
=7. Tim Allen ($11 million)
His role in ‘Last Man Standing’ added him on the list. The traditional sitcom has been a hit for Tim Allen and he also earned from voicing Buzz in the ‘Toy Story’ movies.
=7. Angus T. Jones ($11 milllion)
The Half of the Two and the Half Men earned his net worth from the hit serie. Jones earned a reported $350,000 per episode during his final season as a full-time cast member. While it made him the richest teen on TV, he couldn’t shake the fact that Two and a Half Men was out of alignment with his values.
9. Charlie Sheen ($10 million)
From 2010 to May 2011 he earned more than the rest of the TV actors despite having a turbulent year. Most of his earnings come from the TV series “Two and a Half Men.” Now that he is out of that TV show, if he wants to stay on the top he has to make sure that his new TV series “Anger Management,” becomes a massive hit.
10. Michael C. Hall ($10 million)
‘Dexter”s ending might not have thrilled fans but the actor earned a huge salary making him one of the best-paid actors on television.