Jim Parsons Is 2017 Highest-Paid TV Actor

'The Big Bang Theory' actor leads the Forbes list, followed by his three co-stars Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar.

AceShowbiz - %cJim Parsons% is 2017 TV cash king. "The Big Bang Theory" actor tops the list of highest-paid TV actors this year. According to Forbes, he leads the pack with $27.5 million. Rumor has it, he earned $1 million per episode on the CBS sitcom.

The 44-year-old actor best known for his role as Sheldon Cooper dominates the list for three consecutive years. He was ranked No. 1 in 2016 with $25 million. He unseated former champ %cAshton Kutcher% in 2015 with a whopping $29 million.

Parsons' "Big Bang Theory" co-star %cJohnny Galecki% occupies the second place with $26.5 million. Castmate %cSimon Helberg% trails closely behind with $26 million. Another "Big Bang Theory" member %cKunal Nayyar% follows with $25 million.

"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" actor %cMark Harmon% rounds up the top 5 with $19 million. "Modern Family" stars %cTy Burrell% and %cEric Stonestreet% follow with $13.5 million and 12.5 million respectively.

"House of Cards" lead actor %cKevin Spacey% sits at the eighth position. He raked in an estimated $12 million. Rounding up the top 10 are two other stars from "Modern Family", %cEd O'Neill% and %cJesse Tyler Ferguson%.

Meanwhile, the highest paid TV actress is "Modern Family" star %cSofia Vergara%. She made a whooping $41.5 million. She leads the pack for six consecutive years. In 2015, she was tied with "Big Bang Theory" actress %cKaley Cuoco% who slipped to the second place in 2016 and remains the runner-up this year with $26 million.

%cMindy Kaling% from "The Mindy Project" stays at No. 3 with $13 million. She is tied with "Grey's Anatomy" leading lady %cEllen Pompeo%. %cMariska Hargitay% ("Law & Order: Special Victims Unit") follows with $12.5 million.

The rest of the top 10 list are filled by %cJulie Bowen% ("Modern Family"), %cKerry Washington% ("Scandal"), %cPriyanka Chopra% ("Quantico"), Robin Wright ("House of Cards") and %cPauley Perrette% ("NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service").

  1. %cJim Parsons% - $27.5 million
  2. %cJohnny Galecki% - $26.5 million
  3. %cSimon Helberg% - $26 million
  4. %cKunal Nayyar% - $25 million
  5. %c Mark Harmon% - $19 million
  6. %cTy Burrell% - $13.5 million
  7. %cEric Stonestreet% - $12.5 million
  8. %cKevin Spacey% - $12 million
  9. %cEd O'Neill% - $12 million
  10. %cJesse Tyler Ferguson% - $11 million

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