Simon Baker Tops TV Salary List
12/27/2010 4:31pm EST
Aussie actor Simon Baker has landed at the top of a new TV salary list - after reportedly signing a $30 million deal to extend his time on The Mentalist.
The star's Christmas bonus has made him the highest-paid dramatic actor on TV, jumping over House star Hugh Laurie and CSI's Laurence Fishburne.
Baker, who plays psychic crime consultant Patrick Jane in the hit series, was reportedly pocketing $250,000 per episode before the contract extension.
Reports suggest the new deal with Warner Brothers includes a producing credit throughout the fifth season the show.