This is a list of people starring on American TV. They are the highest paid, based on various sources of news and reliable websites. This list includes the top paid TV stars, the Network primetime salaries per episode, which includes stars from Two and a Half Men and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. It also includes the highest salaries per year that include Tyra Banks, Maury Povich and Ellen DeGeneres, and the top paid news presenters, with some people of the Today Show and the CBS Evening News.
List of Top 10 Highest Paid American TV Actors in 2017
10. Ed O’Neill — $11.5 million
Ed O’Neill is an American actor best known for playing Al Bundy on Married with Children (1987), the most iconic working class character on television since Archie Bunker. Upon his debut on the world stage in Youngstown, Ohio on April 12, 1946, he was christened Edward Philip O’Neill, Jr. Both his father, Ed, Sr., a steelworker and truck driver, and his social worker mother, the former Ruth Ann Quinlan, were Irish-Americans. Since 1986, O’Neil has been married to actress Catherine Rusoff. They have two daughters, Claire and Sophia.
9. Ray Romano — $12 million
Everybody Loves Raymond may have left our screens eight years ago, but Romano still makes the list, with the bulk of his annual earnings coming from syndication of the long-running CBS sitcom. More recently, Romano has cropped up on NBC’s Parenthood following the cancellation of his comedy vehicle Men of a Certain Age. He also takes home a hefty paycheck for voicing the lovable wooly mammoth “Manny” in the animated movie series Ice Age.
8. Jesse Tyler Ferguson- $12 million
Jesse Tyler Ferguson was born on October 22, 1975 in Missoula, Montana, USA. He is an actor, known for Modern Family (2009), Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) and Untraceable (2008). He has been married to Justin Mikita since July 20, 2013. He made his Broadway debut in “On the Town”. Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita helped found a project called “Tie the Knot”, for which they designed bow ties to be sold to raise money for LGBT-rights organizations. Playing Flute in the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park Production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in New York City (August 7-September 9 2007).
7. Nathan Fillion — $12 million
Nathan Fillion was born on 27 March 1971, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is the younger son of Cookie and Bob Fillion, both retired English teachers. He has an older brother, Jeff. In Canada, he attended Holy Trinity Catholic High School, Concordia University College of Alberta and University of Alberta. Before moving to New York City in 1994, he participated in improve theatre, including Theatresports with Rapid Fire Theatre and improvised soap opera Die-Nasty. He also appeared in a TV Movie Ordeal in the Arctic (1993) starring Richard Chamberlain and in Strange and Rich (1994).
Fillion’s first regular role was on a daytime soap opera, One Life to Live. He has also guest starred on The Daly Show, The Daly Superheroes (2012) as himself, on Community (2009) as Bob Waite, on The Big Bang Theory: The Comic Book Store Regeneration (2015) as himself, on Kroll Show: Twins (2015) as Mountie McMinniman, on Con Man (2015) as Jack Moore and on Drunk History: Space (2015) as Wernher Von Braun. He also narrated the documentary, Highway of Tears (2015)
6. Ty Burrell — $12.5 million
Tyler Gerald Burrell was born on August 22, 1967 in Grants Pass, Oregon, where his family owned a business. He is the son of Sheri Rose (Hauck), a teacher, and Gary Gerald Burrell, a family therapist, and is primarily of English and German ancestry. He earned a BA from Southern Oregon University and attended The University of Oregon while working as a bartender; he finished his education at Penn State where he got an MFA. In 2009, Christopher Lloyd gave him the part of Phil Dunphy on the smash hit television series Modern Family (2009) which has gotten rave reviews, Emmys, and the #1 spot on television several times. Burrell himself has gotten 4 Emmy nominations and one win in 2011 because of his popular role.
5. Mark Harmon — $20 million
Thomas Mark Harmon was born in Burbank, California on September 2, 1951 to football player and broadcaster Tom Harmon and actress Elyse Knox (née Kornbrath. In 1987, Harmon and his wife, actress Pam Dawber, sued his sister Kristin Harmon, for custody of her youngest son, Sam. He is one amongst the Top 10 Highest Paid American TV Actors 2017.
4. Kunal Nayyar — $22 million
Kunal Nayyar is an Indian actor. He moved from India to the US in 1999. He first moved to Portland, Oregon, to study business. He started acting in plays as a way of making new friends. He did some work for the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford, UK. He then landed his breakthrough role in The Big Bang Theory (2007) in 2007, just a year after graduating.
3. Simon Helberg — $22.5 million
Simon Helberg was born and raised in Los Angeles but despite this, and the fact that his father is the actor Sandy Helberg and his mother the casting director Harriet B. Helberg. He started acting in 1999, taking guest roles and small parts, establishing himself as a character performer and able sketch comedian. Solid TV work followed throughout the 2000s until he was cast as Howard Wolowitz in the hit TV comedy The Big Bang Theory (2007) for which he remains best known.
2. Johnny Galecki — $24 million
Johnny Galecki is the second on the list, with $24 million in earnings. John Mark Galecki was born in Belgium where his dad was stationed while serving in the U.S. Air Force. When he was 3 years old, his family moved to Chicago, Illinois, where he grew up along with his sister Allison (1980) and Brother Nick (1982).Little is known about past relationships. It has only been confirmed that he dated actresses Laura Harris and KaleyCuoco. He is not on twitter, and Galecki once said, “I don’t understand the current frame of mind in our society that seems to say that any action is not of value until its broadcast somehow. He still lives in Los Angeles but is often spotted in Chicago, where his siblings live
1. Jim Parsons — $25.5 million
James Joseph “Jim” Parsons (born March 24, 1973) is known for playing Sheldon Cooper in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. He reprised the role in the film adaptation of the play and received his seventh Emmy nomination. On January 29, 2015, it was announced that Parsons would be returning to Broadway as God in the new play An Act Of God, which opened in May 2015.
So, these above are the Top 10 Highest Paid American TV Actors 2017. American film industry has been producing the budgeted top films to attract a large number of audience in which it has been considerably successful. Many actors in the Hollywood have the great extent of loving fans and have popularity across the world; they have been highly paid for any movie following their public image and influence in the crowd.