Profit From Reruns: $2,000 a Year
For his role as Danny Tanner on “Full House”, Saget has said that he earned anywhere from two dollars to two thousand dollars per episode. You may be surprised to find out that this show hasn’t been all that profitable for Saget, earning him only about two thousand a year. To most actors, that’s nothing. His role on the Netflix adaptation/sequel series “Fuller House” earned him more.
Despite the fact that “Full House” ran for eight seasons, and “Fuller House” only ran for five, the latter was a lot more profitable for Saget. Sadly, in January 2022, Bob Saget passed away, leaving the house less fuller, and more empty.
Lisa Kudrow: Friends
Profit From Reruns: $20 Million a Year
Lisa Kudrow was part of the main cast of "Friends", and so she earns up to twenty million dollars a year because of it. Lisa felt a little uncomfortable playing her character, Phoebe, since she thought the character was acting dumb. However, she's happy with the residuals.
This actress has found plenty of other roles, including roles on "Cheers", "Mad About You", "BoJack Horseman", and more. She's also starred in "The Comeback".
Tim Daly, Wings
Profit From Reruns: $1,000 a Year
Daly's character in "Wings" is described as Seinfeld's stepchild. The show started in 1990 and went eight years, but unlike Seinfeld, Daly didn't have the rights to his popular show, which really reduced how much he's bringing in each year.
NBC holds the rights to the show, and despite it being one of the most popular shows of the nineties, Daly is only getting around a thousand dollars a year. And even most of that has been from the DVD sales – Daly says he's watched the series several times.
Jerry Orbach: Law & Order
Profit From Reruns: Unknown
Spinoffs of the "Law & Order" series continue to grace our screens to this day, but the original show ended more than a decade ago. Jerry Orbach took an interesting negotiating tactic when it came to residual payments: six percent of his original salary for the episode, every time the episode aired.
With twenty seasons of episodes to call upon, it might not seem like a lot. Also, apparently, it takes checks between nine and eighteen months to reach him after an episode airs. Still, he's going to have a steady cash flow until even the reruns are off the air – probably long in the future.
Maureen McCormick: The Brady Bunch
Profit From Reruns: Nothing
Who doesn't know and love "The Brady Bunch"? Even if it was off the air decades before you came into the world, you probably know this classic sitcom as the show that broke the mold and provided tons of fun. It turned pretty much every actor or actress into a star...yet as Maureen McCormick tells us, the cast doesn't get a single penny from residuals.
The clauses that deny them are airtight, and they haven't been able to renegotiate. Other than small fees if clips from the movies are used, the cast isn't entitled to anything. Make sure you read your contracts, folks.