Ashton Kutcher has been named TV's highest paid actor Image: AAP Tue-26-Aug-14 20:41 Share this Two and a Half Men star, Ashton Kutcher, has been named U.S. TV's highest-paid actor for the third year in a row.The actor earned an estimated $26 million (£15 million) for his work on the hit sitcom over the past 12 months, according to editors at Forbes magazine.Kutcher's Two and a Half Men co-star Jon Cryer follows behind in second place earning $19 million (£11.5 million). The pair is heading into the long-running programme's 12th and final season next month (Sep14).Cryer is tied in second place with NCIS veteran Mark Harmon, while Neil Patrick Harris comes in at fourth, raking in $18 million (£11 million) to end his eight season run on How I Met Your Mother, which finished earlier this year (14). Grey's Anatomy hunk Patrick Dempsey and House of Cards star Kevin Spacey tie in the fifth position with $16 million (£9.7 million).Other actors featured on the countdown include The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki, Harris' co-stars Jason Segel and Josh Radnor, Tim Allen, Charlie Sheen, and newcomer on the list, Mad Men's Jon Hamm. WENN You May Also Like Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Are Engaged!!! How cute are these celebs when they were babies? Rihanna's awkward response to the Ashton Kutcher rumours: 'I'm single if that's what you're asking!' Become a fan of The Edge on Facebook and on Twitter .