Here’s How Much Money Actors Get Paid For Their Reruns

Being an actor can be a very lucrative line of work. The stars of long-running, mega-hit TV shows can bring home $1 million an episode. Even better: actors get residual paychecks whenever their movie or TV show gets aired (or re-aired) on TV, gets sold to a streaming service like Netflix, is re-released to movie theaters, or even shown on an airplane. That means they get paid again even though they didn’t do anything! Production companies use a complicated formula to determine how much actors get paid, and some get more than others. Here are some television actors who earn a very substantial living just off the reruns of their old work…

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