Ashton Kutcher landed a lucrative gig in 2011 when he took over from Charlie Sheen in Two and a Half Men; he’s been America’s highest paid TV actor ever since. The 35-year-old has retained the number one spot on Forbes’ list of TV’s biggest earners, raking in £15 million between June 2012 and June 2013 thanks to his role as Walden Schmidt.
His Two and a Half Men co-star, Jon Cryer, comes in second, earning £13m in the same twelve-month period. The pair’s younger castmate, Angus T. Jones, who plays Cryer’s on-screen son, also makes the list in seventh place with a healthy £6.8m paycheck.
In third is Ray Romano, who bolstered his sizeable royalties from Eveybody Loves Raymond with a tidy salary for his arc on Parenthood, while tied in fourth place are Mark Harmon and Neil Patrick Harris, both earning £9.3m for their respective roles in How I Met Your Mother and NCIS.
Other notable entries are Grey’s Anatomy’s Patrick Dempsey and Dexter’s Michael C. Hall, with Sheen just sneaking in 10th with his £6.25m salary for Anger Management.
Check out the full rundown below…
1. Ashton Kutcher (£15m) 2. Jon Cryer (£13.1m) 3. Ray Romano (£10m) =4. Neil Patrick Harris (£9.3m) =4. Mark Harmon (£9.3m) 6. Patrick Dempsey (£8.1m) 7. Angus T. Jones (£6.9m) 8. Tim Allen (£6.9m) 9. Michael C. Hall (£6.25m) 10. Charlie Sheen (£6.25m)
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