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10 Highest-paid TV Actors of All Time

        Entertainment | TV Industry

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Jon Cryer
Jon Cryer’s salary is even more than that of two and a half millionaires. Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images
Jon Cryer’s salary is even more than that of two and a half millionaires. Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images

"Two and a Half Men" are making enough money for 100 men. Jon Cryer, one of the stars of the highly rated CBS sitcom, earns $650,000 per episode [source: CBS News]. In 2003, Cryer originated the character of Alan Harper, an ever-anxious single dad of one son. Cryer grounds the show as the comedic man to other, more flamboyant lead characters. Portraying a hapless soul who's the butt of many jokes has other rewards, too. As of 2014, Cryer has won two Emmys for the role.

Prior to "Two and a Half Men," Cryer worked on Broadway ("Brighton Beach Memoirs" and "Torch Song Trilogy") and in Hollywood (who could forget his character Ducky in "Pretty in Pink"?). He'd also had his share of less-than-successful series, including "The Fabulous Teddy Z," "Partners" and "Getting Personal." CBS announced that the final season of "Two and a Half Men" will air from 2014 to 2015. Cryer is the only primary cast member who's stuck it out the entire time. He has no plans to change that, remarking, "I intend to keep coming to the lot even if they don't want to let me in" [source: CBS News].