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Angus T. Jones of 'Two and a Half Men' Turns 18

October 10, 2011

Angus T. Jones, the top paid television child star of "Two and a Half Men," turned 18 on October 8, prompting jokes that the CBS comedy should be re-named "Three Men."

Jones has portrayed Jon Cryer's slacker son Jake since he was 9 years old. Last year, the actor became the highest-paid child TV actor after he began earning $300,000 an episode, or at least $7.8 million over two seasons. He also received a $500,000 signing bonus, according to TV Guide.

The second highest-paid minor is iCarly star Miranda Cosgrove, who earns $180,000 an episode on the popular Nickelodeon series.

According to TV Guide, Jones was the only child actor that "Two and a Half Men" producers and Chuck Lorre saw audition. Lorre asked the youngster to audition after seeing him play Dennis Quaid's son in "The Rookie" and offered him the job following his audition. Read More