Top-Paid TV Actors and Actresses

When it comes to top-paid TV actors and actresses, the list begins with those working on the BigBang Theory. The Big Bang Theory is one of the top-rated comedy sitcoms still running. Unfortunately, the show only has one season left. However, even so, they have some of the top-paid men in television. According to Forbes, they actually have four of the best-paid men when it comes to the small screen.

Though their paychecks saw a small cut last year, they are stilling raking in the dough. The reason for the cuts were to boost the pay for their female co-stars.

Since last year, there has been a slight change when it comes to the ranking. Those new to the list are Andrew Lincoln who works on the show, “The Walking Dead.” Unfortunately, Kevin Spacey, who was the lead actor in the show “House of Cards” is no longer on the list. After last year’s #MeToo movement, he has come under fire himself. He is currently under investigation for sexual assault.

Below is a list of Top TV actors with the highest pay. The earnings were made from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018:

1. Jim Parsons

The show, “Big Bang Theory” star, 45, $26.5 million

2. Johnny Galecki

The show, “Big Bang Theory” star, 43, $25 million

3. Simon Helberg (tie)

The show, “Big Bang Theory” star, 37, $23.5 million

3. Kunal Nayyar (tie)

The show, “Big Bang Theory” star, 37, $23.5 million

5. Mark Harmon

Show, “NCIS” star, 67, $19 million

6. Ed O’Neill

The show, “Modern Family” star, 72, $14 million

Top-Paid Actors And Actresses

7. Eric Stonestreet

The show, “Modern Family” star, 47, $13.5 million

8. Jesse Tyler Ferguson

The show, “Modern Family” star, 43, $13 million

9. Ty Burrell

The show, “Modern Family” star, 51, $12 million

10. Andrew Lincoln

The show, “Walking Dead” star, 45, $11 million