Profit From Reruns: $20 Million a Year
After thirty-one seasons, “The Simpsons” are still going. Cartwright plays Bart Simpson, as well as a number of smaller roles. Thanks to thirty-one seasons of the show already produced, all of the main voice actors are earning millions.
Cartwright herself is earning up to $20 million a year. Cartwright has done plenty of other voice roles, just for fun, probably, and also gets $400,000 for each new episode she adds her talents to.
Ted Danson: Cheers
Profit From Reruns: $5 Million a Year
A well-remembered cast member from Cheers, Ted Danson might not have "Frasier" money, but his resume and earnings are still impressive. As the owner of the eponymous bar, Sam was a sometimes voice of reason, and sometimes a complete idiot.
Danson has also had roles on "Curb Your Enthusiasm", "Bored to Death", and "The Good Place". But even if he didn't have that work to lean on, he could still take it easy and live the high life with the five million dollars a year he gets from the bar-centered show every year. Cheers, Ted!
Marg Helgenberger: CSI
Profit From Reruns: $10,000 a Year
The crime scene investigators that busted the crime drama mold wide open ran from 2000 to 2015. Despite a huge running time and a huge fanbase, Helgenberger earns a mere ten grand a year. Nothing to sneeze at, but a little surprising given the popularity of the show. Most likely this is due to contract issues or other complicated details of such nature.
Helgenberger refers to her time on CSI as a “comfortable niche,” and she also appears on the CBS legal drama "All Rise". Despite her small residuals, Helgenberger is estimated to have a net worth of eighteen million dollars.
John Goodman: Roseanne
Profit From Reruns: $1 Million a Year
While "Roseanne" began as a show in 1988, it was most recently seen on live television in 2018. John Goodman played Roseanne's husband, and though the show had ten seasons during that thirty-year period, the residuals are reaching toward a million dollars a year for the actor.
This sitcom featured what was seen as normal, everyday people, and thanks to this show, Goodman found a place in Hollywood in both live-action and voice-over roles. After a short revival, "Roseanne" was canceled by ABC following controversial tweets by Roseanne Barr, so we may have seen the end of this show at last.
Alex Borstein: Family Guy
Profit From Reruns: $10 Million a Year
Not familiar with the name? No big surprise. As a voice actress, Alex keeps a lower profile than most big TV stars. But don't think for a second you don't know her – she voices Lois Griffin, Peter's long-suffering wife on the animated sitcom "Family Guy".
Begun in 1999 right after the Super Bowl, this show is still on the air and still bringing in the cash – Borstein earns almost a quarter mil per episode, and since she's in pretty much every episode, residuals from reruns have put an extra ten million dollars per year into her bank. However, Borstein doesn't see all that money – due to her divorce her ex-husband gets half of that.