Report: Ashton Kutcher, Tim Allen Among TVs Highest Paid Actors in 2014

June Javelosa – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Hollywood, CA, United States (4E) – Forbes has just released their yearly compilation of Hollywood’s highest paid actors in television and this year, it seems that funny men are at the top of the list.

At number 5, Tim Allen, who plays the lead role on Last Man Standing reportedly brings home a $15 million paycheck each year. On top of his regular TV gig, he gets regular stand-up comedy shows in Las Vegas where he gets most of his income.

Sharing the number 4 spot are Patrick Dempsey, otherwise known as McDreamy in the long-running TV series, Grey’s Anatomy and Kevin Spacey who recently made his television debut in the critically acclaimed, House of Cards. Each one reportedly takes home $16 million dollars, with Spacey also being the first actor who makes the prestigious list from a web-based series.

Neil Patrick Harris, whose impressive body of work ranges from TV to theater, earns $18 million dollars annually, culled from his Broadway stints, multiple endorsements, film deals and the rewards of syndication from the hit show How I Met Your Mother.

Another duo sitting at the number two spot, Mark Harmon of NCIS fame and Two and a Half Men star Jon Cryer reportedly brings home $19 million from syndication revenues for the former and his regular TV stint combined with a book deal for the latter.

At the top spot, is Ashton Kutcher with $26 million. This is the third time that Kutcher made the list—a great thing considering that Kutcher, of That 70s Show fame has a big year ahead of him. Talks of an upcoming wedding, a baby definitely coming and a major endorsement deal are in the works.

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