Forbes: Kutcher is Highest-Paid Actor on TV
By KRISTA WICK
October 17, 2012
Raking in a whopping $24 million this year for his role as Walden Schmidt on Two and a Half Men, Ashton Kutcher now holds the title of highest-paid actor on television, according to Forbes, beating out ousted Men star Charlie Sheen, who topped the list last year at $40 million.
House star Hugh Laurie claims the number two spot at $18 million for his lovably grumpy portrayal of the show's pill-popping title character in its eighth and final season. Neck-and-neck with Laurie is Men of a Certain Age star Ray Romano.
30 Rock's Alec Baldwin is next with $15 million, tied with NCIS star Mark Harmon who boasts an identically hefty paycheck.
Tim Allen is not far behind at $14 million a year for his sitcom Last Man Standing, followed closely by Two and a Half Men's Jon Cryer at $13 million.
To see where Patrick Dempsey, Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Jason Segel fare on the list, visit Forbes.com.