I hear that the two actors renegotiated separately their deals with White Collar producer Fox TV Studios, each receiving a significant salary bump in return for adding an extra year to their current contracts for the show.
The new paychecks are each said to be in the $80,000-$100,000 per episode range, with Bomer (who plays the show’s central character, con man Neal Caffrey) getting slightly more.
The two actors’ previous salaries were in the $50,000/episode range.
Renegotiating actors’ deals, trading higher compensation for an additional year to their contracts, is common practice after the second season of successful series.
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White Collar premieres its third season on June 7.