Ashton Kutcher Named TV’s Highest-Paid Actor

Ashton Kutcher, Two and a Half MenCBS

Two And A Half Men star Ashton Kutcher has been named U.S. TV’s highest-paid actor for the third year in a row.

The actor earned an estimated $26 million (£15 million) for his work on the hit sitcom over the past 12 months, according to editors at Forbes magazine. Kutcher’s Two and a Half Men co-star Jon Cryer follows behind in second place earning $19 million (£11.5 million). The pair is heading into the long-running programme’s 12th and final season next month (Sep14).

Cryer is tied in second place with NCIS veteran Mark Harmon, while Neil Patrick Harris comes in at fourth, raking in $18 million (£11 million) to end his eight season run on How I Met Your Mother, which finished earlier this year (14).

Grey’s Anatomy hunk Patrick Dempsey and House of Cards star Kevin Spacey tie in the fifth position with $16 million (£9.7 million).

Other actors featured on the countdown include The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki, Harris’ co-stars Jason Segel and Josh Radnor, Tim Allen, Charlie Sheen, and newcomer on the list, Mad Men’s Jon Hamm.