10 Television Actors Who Earned At Least A Million Per Episode
1. Jerry Seinfeld
His surname already alluded to the show for which he was paid at least a million dollars for a single episode – Seinfeld. From 1989 to 1998, he received a whopping $2,364,862 per episode for his work on the show. According to Fox News, NBC offered him $5 million just to keep the show going, but he declined.
2. Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon
Two of Hollywood’s brightest actresses collaborated on the series The Morning Show. Aside from their credits as the show’s leads, Aniston and Witherspoon also serve as executive producers. Each episode, the two award-winning actresses add $2 million to their already enormous fortunes.
3. Charlie Sheen
Sheen reportedly received a whopping $1.8 million for each episode of his well-known series Two And A Half Men during its peak. However, for a variety of reasons, the actor was fired by Warner Bros. Television management. He was later replaced by Ashton Kutcher, and the show continued for four more seasons.
4. Ray Romano
His investment in the show Everybody Loves Raymond, which ran from 1996 to 2005, brought him enormous fame and fortune. Romano was reportedly paid at least $800,000 per episode at first, but due to the show’s popularity, he negotiated a higher salary, which increased to more than double the aforementioned amount – $1.8 million.
5. Kelsey Grammer
Given the degree of fame and pride he received during the show’s run, Frasier is frequently regarded as the pinnacle of Kelsey Grammer’s career. To begin with, the sitcom earned him two Golden Globes and four Primetime Emmy Awards. Aside from that, he allegedly made $1.6 million per episode.
6. Tim Allen
His life was undoubtedly improved by the sitcom Home Improvement, for which he received $1.25 million for a single episode that aired from 1991 to 1999. This could be the show where he made at least a million dollars per episode. His recently concluded show Last Man Standing may have lasted longer, but his pay was not as high as it was on the previous series.
7. Friends’ Cast
Nobody could have predicted the show’s degree. As many people are already aware, the show revolved around six friends, played by Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, and Lisa Kudrow. During the first two seasons, Aniston and Schwimmer reportedly made more money than their co-stars. Because they felt they were being treated unfairly, they negotiated a salary that paid the six cast members a whopping $1 million per episode.
8. Elisabeth Moss
She was the life and soul of The Handmaid’s Tale as June “Offred” Osborne. Moss earned executive producer credits for the show in addition to her role as an actress on the show. This fact supported the fact that she was paid approximately $1 million per episode of the well-known show.
9. Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman
Witherspoon is a versatile actress, and she always has good chemistry with whoever she is paired with. She and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman were cast in Big Little Lies in 2019. The show was such a success that their salary from the first season was increased to $1 million per episode for the second season.
10. Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt
The two were well-known for their investment in the 1990s sitcom Mad About You. This program aired on television in the 1990s. The show focused on their characters, who were married and lived in New York City. During their later seasons, the two allegedly negotiated a high salary of around $1 million each.