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Robert DeNiro named highest paid TV actor in US

News Agencies | Updated on: 24 August 2017, 9:55 IST
Robert DeNiro named highest paid TV actor in US

The salaries of the highest earning US TV stars of the past year have been revealed and the top slot has been bagged by none other than Hollywood veteran Robert DeNiro.

According to The Independent, DeNiro is scooping USD 775,000 for his role in the upcoming untitled Amazon television series from director David O. Russell.

The second place went to NCIS star Mark Harmon with USD 525,000.

Five Stars of HBO's blockbuster series 'Game of Thrones' also made the list, with each star earning USD 500,000 per episode.

The names included are Emilia Clarke (Daenerys), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion), Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Lena Headey (Cersei).

Meanwhile, in the comedy category, the main star cast of 'The Big Bang Theory' which includes Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons, Simon Helberg, Johnny Galecki and Kunal Nayyar bagged USD 900,000 per episode.

Though they all took pay cuts to ensure their female co-stars Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch were paid more money.

Here are the estimated paychecks for TV's biggest names -


Robert De Niro (Untitled David O. Russell project) - USD 775,000

Mark Harmon (NCIS) - USD 525,000

Emilia Clarke/ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau/ Peter Dinklage/ Kit Harington/ Lena Headey ( Game of Thrones) - USD 500,000

Kevin Costner (Yellowstone) - USD 500,000

Kevin Spacey (House of Cards) - USD 500,000

Claire Danes (Homeland) - USD 450,000

Ellen Pompeo (Grey's Anatomy) - USD 450,000

William H. Macy/Emmy Rossum (Shameless) - USD 350,000

Billy Bob Thornton (Goliath) - USD 350,000

Jason Bateman/Laura Linney (Ozark) - USD 300,000


Kaley Cuoco/Johnny Galecki/Simon Helberg/Kunal Nayyar/ Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - USD 900,000

Dwayne Johnson (Ballers) - USD 650,000

Mayim Bialik/Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) - USD 500,000

Julie Bowen/Ty Burrell/Jesse Tyler Ferguson/Ed O'Neill/Eric Stonestreet/Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) - USD 500,000

Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent) - USD 275,000

Roseanne Barr/John Goodman (Roseanne) - USD 250,000

Sean P. Hayes/Eric McCormack/Debra Messing/Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) - USD 250,000

Patricia Heaton (The Middle) - USD 250,000

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) - USD 250,000


First published: 24 August 2017, 9:55 IST