‘Two and a Half Men’: Angus T. Jones Made More Money Than Most Child Actors

by Jeremy Spirogis
Alan Harper (Jon Cryer), Right: Jake Harper (Angus T. Jones)

Two and a Half Men was one of the vital profitable sitcoms on tv. While the present acquired criticism for interesting to the bottom frequent denominator and for its misogyny and objectification of girls, it acquired extremely excessive rankings and ran for over a decade.

The stars of the present have been already celebrities, however the sitcom introduced them much more success and fame.

By the top of its run the present had modified quite a bit and misplaced viewers, although. Two lead actors left, and TV audiences wished one thing new. But in its heyday, Two and a Half Men was huge — and even Angus T. Jones, who began the present at simply 10 years outdated, felt its success.

Angus T. Jones and ‘Two and a Half Men’

Alan Harper (Jon Cryer), Right: Jake Harper (Angus T. Jones)
Alan Harper (Jon Cryer), Right: Jake Harper (Angus T. Jones) | Cliff Lipson/CBS by way of Getty Images

Angus T. Jones began performing very early. He was solely 5 years outdated when he was forged within the 1999 Matthew Warchus movie Simpatico. He stored performing in lots of main movies, till at 10 years outdated he was the one child to audition for the position of Jake Harper on Two and a Half Men. He was forged, and this might develop into his defining performing position.

In the present, Jake Harper was the son of divorced dad Alan Harper, performed by Jon Cryer. Two and a Half Men‘s premise was that after his divorce, the dorky and unfortunate Alan Harper moved in along with his Casanova brother Charlie Harper, and introduced alongside his bratty son Jake.

Jake was portrayed as an annoying slacker with out a lot of a future, with a poor relationship to his dad and mom.

Angus T. Jones’ monetary success

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Jake Harper grew up over the course of the present, and so did Angus T. Jones. And he was extremely well-compensated for being on the present. While Two and a Half Men was airing, Angus T. Jones acquired $300,000 for every episode he was in, in keeping with Screen Rant — $300,000 per episode is the largest sum of money earned by a toddler star on TV, and nearly two occasions as a lot as the subsequent runner-up, Miranda Cosgrove, who made $180,000 for every episode of iCarly.

And with how lengthy Jones was on Two and a Half Men, he actually would come up with the money for to pay for his school training — many occasions over.

Leaving ‘Two and a Half Men’

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Despite the large sum of money Angus T. Jones was incomes, he soured to Two and a Half Men. As the character of Jake Harper aged, his plotlines turned extra mature and concerned Harper turning right into a stoner and recurrently sleeping with ladies older than him.

Jones expressed that this made him uncomfortable, as he was below 18 for a lot of of those episodes. In 2012, Jones was additionally attending a Christian highschool and getting concerned with ForeRunner Chronicles, an unbiased Seventh-Day Adventist church run by Christopher Hudson.

This group is understood for selling homophobia and baseless conspiracy theories, in keeping with The Hollywood Reporter. Nonetheless, it influenced Jones to harshly criticize Two and a Half Men on the grounds of his newfound religion in a video that preceded him quitting the present in 2013.

So what did Jones do after leaving the present? Jones began attending University of Colorado Boulder, and later joined a media manufacturing firm known as Tonite. He did present up for a cameo within the present’s finale, however since 2016 he has not been performing.

Perhaps, as Charlie Sheen advised, the present was cursed and had harmed them each. Whatever the case is, Jones might be grateful for the wealth and monetary safety that Two and a Half Men gave him — even when he does see it as “filth.”

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