‘Big Bang Theory’ star Jim Parsons has emerged as the highest paid TV actor in 2018 with $26.5 million with his other cast members also making the list.According to Forbes, Parsons secured the number one position with $26.5 million a year from his starring role on the comedy and also for the show Young Sheldon, where he serves as an executive producer.
His Big Bang Theory castmates Johnny Galecki, Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg took the second, third and fourth position with Modern Family stars and Walking Dead’s Andrew Lincoln rounding out the annual list.
Below is Forbes list for Highest Paid TV Actors in 2018
1) Jim Parsons, $26.5 million;
2) Big Bang Theory (BBT) star Johnny Galecki, $25 million;
3 and 4) a tie between BBT stars Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar with $23.5 million.
Number four is NCIS’ Mark Harmon, 67, with $19 million.
Modern Family actors round of positions 6-9: Ed O’Neil, 72, is number six ($14 million) with co-star Eric Stonestreet, 47, number seven ($13.5) and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, 43, as number eight (with $13 million) and Ty Burrell, 51, at number nine (with $12 million).
Andrew Lincoln, who plays Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead, is new to list; he stands at number 10 with $11 million.