Television actors and actresses get much more fan-base as compared to the movie celebrities. Reason? Simple because we watch television programs and reality shows more than the movies. The daily soaps take no time to become a part of our lives.
Below are mentioned the top 10 highest paid American TV actors in 2014.
10. Michael C. Hall – USD10 Million
The star of Showtime’s edgy crime series Dexter, Michael earns around USD10 million every year from his television career. He has gotten much fame for his characters in several soap series and reality shows. He was repeatedly a favorite anchor and host of Emmys.
9. Angus T. Jones – USD12 Million
The child star Angus T. Jones is one of the three actors of CBS hit Two and a Half Men. He is only 20-years old and unvelievably he earns around USD12 million every year. Jones has also appeared in several shows and showed performance as perfectly as the mature actors.
8. Tim Allen – USD13 Million
Tim Allen got fame from popular sitcom Home Improvement between 1991 and 1999. He is still one of the best paid television actors of the era, with an estimated earning of USD13 million. He was starred in the third season of ABC comedy Last Man Standing. His current annual earning is around USD13 million and he works hard to to maintain his masculinity as a talented actor.
7. Patrick Dempsey – USD15 Million
The dreamy star of the popular doctor drama Grey’s Anatomy makes around USD15 million every year. He started his career in 2005 and gained fame due to mix of diverse roles in American television shows.
6. Mark Harmon – USD16 Million
The high profile Mark Harmon earns around USD16 million yearly. He got fame for his role in a crime investigation show NCIS for over ten years. Harmon plays the Naval Criminal Investigative Service’s Supervisory Special Agent named Leroy Jethro Gibbs, who is the head of an investigator team.
5. Neil Patrick Harris – USD18 Million
Neil earns around USD18 million per year and is starred in How I Met Your Mother. Neil has played major roles in several American series and also played the rich playboy Barney Stinson role, for which he got much success.
4. Ray Romano – USD20 Million
We all love Ray Romano and the way he has made himself recognized in America. He started his career in 2005 and earns around USD20 million annually. His long-running family comedy Raymond got much fame. An Ice Age flick is rumored for 2016.
3. John Cryer – USD22 Million
He is a top notch star of popular CBS sitcom, Two and a Half Men. Cryer makes almost USD22 million from his acting and started his career in 2003. He has worked in a number of comedy shows and played roles in several soaps as well.
2. Hugh Laurie – USD23 Million
Everyone’s favorite misanthropic, pill-popping physician, Hugh Laurie has gotten fame for his Fox hit drama House. The show remained dominating for eight seasons. Hugh earns around USD23 million annually.
1. Ashton Kutcher – USD25 Million
Ashton Kutcher’s starring role in Two and a Half Men made him the highest earning television actor. He bags around USD25 million and intends to work harder in the upcoming years. He also makes money from syndicated episodes of That ’70s Show, in which he was starred from 1998 to 2006.