Film stars may have a reputation for being paid well. But there’s a ton of money that can be made in television. And these top-paid actors prove it.
As technology and digital platforms continue to change how we both create and consume content, these paychecks prove that there’s still plenty of money allocated to the great storytellers we tune in to see go on dramatic (or hilarious) adventures every week.
The numbers quoted here are the most recent information available for the earnings of these stars in 2018 before they pay out percentages to their representatives.
They can also leverage their popularity into (more) lucrative endorsement deals. Plus, they could also star in roles outside of the show, adding to their income. Also, after 100 episodes, shows may go into syndication. Depending on the type of deal the show itself gets, the actors can continue to make money on syndicated episodes – and even more money if they produced as well.