Everybody knows that movie actors get paid a lot for their roles, but what is the situation like with TV stars? If you thought they weren’t making a lot of money, you couldn’t have been more wrong. We present you with 20 highest paid TV actors, the TV shows they starred in, as well as the amount of cash they got paid per episode of the show.

1 top paid tv actors

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones – $150,000

2 top paid tv actors

Kevin Bacon, The Following – $175,000

3 top paid tv actors

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation – $200,000

4 top paid tv actors

Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother – $210,000

5 top paid tv actors

Jason Segel, How I Met Your Mother – $225,000

6 top paid tv actors

Claire Danes, Homeland – $250,000

7 top paid tv actors

Jon Hamm, Mad Men – $270,000

8 top paid tv actors

Michael C. Hall, Dexter – $300,000

9 top paid tv actors

Patrick Dempsey, Grey’s Anatomy – $350,000

10 top paid tv actors

William Petersen, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – $500,000

11 top paid tv actors

Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order – $500,000

12 top paid tv actors

Mark Harmon, NCIS – $525,000

13 top paid tv actors

Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men – $600,000

14 top paid tv actors

Drew Carey, The Drew Carey Show – $750,000

15 top paid tv actors

Ashton Kutcher, Two and a Half Men – $750,000

16 top paid tv actors

Jerry Seinfeld, Seinfeld – $1,000,000

17 top paid tv actors

Tim Allen, Home Improvement – $1,250,000

18 top paid tv actors

Kelsey Grammer, Frasier – $1,600,000

19 top paid tv actors

Ray Romano, Everybody Loves Raymond – $1,700,000

20 top paid tv actors

Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men – $1,800,000