Just like the Hollywood stars, the actors who act in different TV shows also have a huge fan following throughout the world. Some of these actors which are listed below are extremely talented and so there is a huge demand for them from every corner of the world. Due to their extremely high popularity and talent, they are paid in million dollars to act in one or the TV shows. Here follows our list of the top ten TV actors who are paid way higher than any of the TV actors in any part of the world.
10. Jim Parsons
Our list of the top ten highest paid TV actors starts with Jim Parsons at the number tenth spot. The real name of this American TV actor is James Joseph Jim Parsons. He was born on 24th March 1973 in Texas, United States. He got enormous success as an actor because of the character he played in the American TV series named as “The Big Bang Theory”. He has been awarded several times for the same. At the moment Jim Parsons is paid a whopping 8 million US dollars and so he is in the list. Recently he won the Best Actor award in comedy category at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards.
9. Jason Segel
Jason Segel is at the number ninth spot in our list. The birth name of this actor who belongs to America is Jason Jordan Segel. He was born on 18th January 1980 in Los Angeles, United States. Currently he is working as an actor, screen writer and also as a musician. He has been praised by lots of people throughout the world for his role in the TV series named as “How I Met Your Mother”. At the moment he has been paid around 8 million US dollars, making him enter the list of the highest paid TV actors. He has also acted in many famous movies such as The Muppets, Despicable Me, Bad Teachers, I Love You and many more.
8. Patrick Dempsey
Patrick Galen Dempsey is at the number eighth place in the list which shows top ten highest paid TV actors. He was born on 13th January 1966 in Marine, United States. Patrick Galen Dempsey has been a well-known figure all over the world because of the character he plays in the American TV series named as “Grey’s Anatomy”. In this TV series he plays the character of neurosurgeon named as Dr. Derek Shepherd. At the moment he is paid around 12 million US dollar per year which enables him to enter this list. He has also worked in some of the famous movies such as Transformer: Dark of the Moon, Valentine’s Day, Freedom Writers, Made of Honor and many more.
7. Jon Cryer
Jon Cryer is at the number seventh spot in our list. The birth name of this actor Jonathan Niven Jon Cryer and he was born on 16th April 1965 in New York City, United States. This American producer and actor is a big name in the TV industry of the United States. He has been widely praised for the character he plays in the TV series named as “Two and Half Men”. Recently he was awarded at the Primetime Emmy Awards for the character named as Alan Harper of the “Two and Half Men” TV series. It is reported that he has been paid a whopping 13 million US dollars this year.
6. Tim Allen
Tim Allen with the annual fee of 14 million US dollars is at the number sixth spot in our list. This American actor was born on 13th June 1953 in Colorado, United States. The birth name of this extremely talented actor is Timothy Alan Dick. At the moment he is working in an American TV series which is named as “Last Man Standing”. By the way he became a well-known face in the TV industry with the character he played in “Home Improvement”. This actor is extremely talented and the list of the movies and TV shows in which he has acted proves the same.
5. Alec Baldwin
The next TV actor in our list is Alec Baldwin. This well-known American actor was born on 3rd April 1958 in New York City, United States. The full name of this actor is Alexander Rae Alec Baldwin III. Over the years he has been a highly respected actor in the television industry. He became famous because of the character named as Joshua Rush in the TV series named as “Knots Landing”. At this time he is paid around 15 million US dollars per year. This year he married for the second time with Hilaria Thomas and is also working to join the politics.
4. Mark Harmon
Mark Harmon is at the number fourth place in our list which shows the top ten highest paid actors in the TV industry. His birth name is Thomas Mark Harmon and he was born on 2nd September 1951 in California, United States. For the past nine years he has been working in one of the most popular TV series named as NCIS. In this TV series he plays the character of Leroy Jethro. It is reported that he is paid a huge 15 million US dollars each year. He has been nominated and awarded by various Awards held all over the world.
3. Hugh Laurie
James Hugh Calum Laurie who is well known throughout the world as Huge Laurie is at the number third place in our list. This extremely talented actor was born on 11th June 1959 in Oxford, England. Since the year 1981 he has been working in the television industry. Right from the year 2004 he has been working in the TV series named as “House”. For the character of Dr. Gregory House in House TV series he has been awarded the Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Awards. In the year 2011 he got his name registered in the Guinness Book of World Records as the highest paid TV actor. At the moment he is paid 18 million US dollars.
2. Ray Romano
Ray Romano is at the number second spot in our list. The birth name of this actor is Raymond Albert Ray Romano and he was born on 21st December 1957 in New York City, United States. Right from the year 1987 he has been working as an actor. He is paid around 18 million US dollars at the moment. He has worked in various famous TV series named as “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Men of Certain Age”. This American actor has also given his voice for the Ice Age film series. He is one such actor who has been awarded by many prestigious awards all over the world.
1. Ashton Kutcher
The list of the highest paid TV actors is topped by the American actor named as Ashton Kutcher. This actor was born on 7th February 1978 and the birth name of this extremely talented actor is Christopher Ashton Kutcher. Currently he plays the character of Walden Schmidt in the TV series named as “Two and a Half Men” for which he is paid a whopping 24 million US dollars. Over the years he has worked in various movies and TV series which certifies his huge talent. He has been awarded by many prestigious awards in various categories over the years.