‘Two and a Half Men’ Stars Top List of Highest-Paid TV Actors

These two guys are the highest-paid actors on TV: Ashton Kutcher (right) and Jon Cryer in "Two and a Half Men." (Photo: CBS)

By Tony Maglio

Ashton Kutcher is the highest-paid actor on TV, topping Forbes’ annual list of TV’s Highest-Paid Actors.

The CBS sitcom star earned an estimated $24 million over the past fiscal year, Forbes said. The rankings also factor in money the actor earned from other ventures, outside of his highly paid starring role on “Two and a Half Men.”

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Kutcher’s “Two and a Half Men” co-star, Jon Cryer, is runner-up with $21 million in earnings. Angus T. Jones, also in the comedy’s opening and closing credits, is seventh on the Forbes list with $11 million in earnings.

Ray Romano is third on the list with an estimated $16 million. The comedian makes the vast majority of that money from “Everybody Loves Raymond,” though he qualifies for the list due to his current role on “Parenthood.”

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Mark Harmon (“NCIS”) and Neil Patrick Harris (“How I Met Your Mother”) tied for fourth, each becoming $15 million richer in 2012-2013.

Here is the list of the top earning actors on TV:

1. Ashton Kutcher: $24 million
2. Jon Cryer: $21 million
3. Ray Romano: $16 million
4. Neil Patrick Harris: $15 million (tie)
4. Mark Harmon: $15 million (tie)
6. Patrick Dempsey (“Grey’s Anatomy”): $13 million
7. Tim Allen (“Last Man Standing”): $11 million (tie)
7. Angus T. Jones: $11 million (tie)
9. Michael C. Hall (“Dexter”): $10 million (tie)
9. Charlie Sheen (“Anger Management”): $10 million (tie)

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