Kiefer Sutherland to earn $225,000 per episode for Touch

Kiefer Sutherland as Martin Bohm in Touch
Kiefer Sutherland as Martin Bohm in Touch

Kiefer Sutherland will earn a whopping $225,000 per episode on his upcoming television series Touch according to this weeks issue of TV Guide Magazine.

Although that’s half the paycheck he was earning from the later seasons of 24 ($550,000 per episode), it still puts him in the top ten of highest paid actors in a television drama. Not bad at all for the very first season of a show.

Here are the top paid drama actors for those curious:

  • Hugh Laurie – House Season 8 – $700,000 per episode (up 300k from last season)
  • Mark Harmon – NCIS Season 10 – $500,000 per episode (up 125k from last season)
  • Mariska Hargitay – Law & Order SVU Season 13 – $395,000 per episode
  • David Caruso – CSI Miami Season 10 – $375,000 per episode
  • Marg Helgenberger – CSI Season 12 – $375,000 per episode
  • Marcia Cross – Desperate Housewives Season 8 – $375,000 per episode
  • Kyra Sedgwick – The Closer Season 7 – $350,000 per episode
  • Simon Baker – The Mentalist Season 4 – $300,000 per episode
  • Patrick Dempsey – Grey’s Anatomy Season 8 – $275,000 per episode
  • Kate Walsh – Private Practice Season 5 – $275,000 per episode
  • Kiefer Sutherland – Touch season 1 – $225,000 per episode


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Hi! Where i can see list of top paid comedy actors? Thanks.

It’s in TV Guide Magazines August 11 issue. Here are the top 10 comedy actors:

Ashton Kutcher 700k and Jon Cryer 600k for Two and a Half Men. Tina Fey 350k and Alec Baldwin 300k for 30 Rock Season 6. Angus T. Jones 250k for 2 1/2 Men. Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, and Kaley Cuoco all make 250k per ep for Big Bang Theory S5. David Duchovny 225k for Californication S5, Tim Allen 225k for Last Man Standing S1, Neil Patrick Harris 200k for How I Met Your Mother S7.