Jim Parsons Is TV's Highest Paid Actor for 2018
Jim Parsons topped Forbes' annual list of the highest paid TV actors for 2018 ahead of his Big Bang Theory co-stars.
Parsons takes the No. 1 spot for a fourth year in a row having earned $26.5 million in the year leading up to June 1. Parsons took in $27.5 million in 2017.
The Big Bang Theory's cast dominates the rest of the top four with Johnny Galecki in second place with $25 million, while Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar tied each other with $23.5 million. The male leads have each made less money then they did last year, due to taking a pay cut to help boost the pay of their female co-stars.
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NCIS star and executive producer Mark Harmon comes in fifth place having earned $19 million, followed by the cast of Modern Family with Ed O'Neill taking home $14 million, Eric Stonestreet earning $13.5 million, Jesse Tyler Ferguson earning $13 million and Ty Burrell earning $12 million.
The Walking Dead's Andrew Lincoln is the only new actor to make the list, coming in at tenth place with $11 million. Lincoln is set to exit the zombie drama this season.
The actors collectively earned $181 million, down from 2017's total of $185 million.