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'Modern Family' Kid

Rico Rodriguez

Rollin' in Cash

3/10/2013 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"Modern Family" star Rico Rodriguez has a few million reasons why he wants you to watch his show -- the actor will make up to $115,000 PER EPISODE ... if it lasts another 5 seasons, according to legal docs.

14-year-old Rico -- who plays Sofia Vergara's son on the show -- renegotiated his "MF" contract last year (along with the rest of the cast).  So his new deal starts in the current season -- season 4.

Here's what the lil guy is guaranteed over the next five seasons: 

Season 4: $75,000 per episode, min of 12 episodes    
Season 5: $85,000 per episode, min of 12 episodes
Season 6: $95,000 per episode, min of 11 episodes
Season 7: $105,000 per episode, min of 11 episodes
Season 8: $115,000 per episode, min of 10 episodes

FYI: In each of the first 3 seasons there were 24 episodes -- meaning Rico has the potential to make almost $2 million during the current season, and by season 8 he could make $2.8 million!

But wait, there's more ... Rico's new deal also includes a bonus in season 8  -- an extra $2,500 per episode -- if the show can meet a minimum ratings requirement.

So keep watching America ... IT'S FOR THE CHILDREN.

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16.

victory    

I hope for this kids sake, a large portion of each check is socked away in a rock solid portfolio, fame is fleeting. Twenty years from now, it would be a shame if he has to sell cars for a living.

536 days ago
17.

trini_angel    

I love this show and its quirky characters. I hope 'Manny' is saving or at least someone who genuinely cares for him. So many times the outcome years down the road is that the person is now broken and unemployed, filing bankrupcy, accusing a family member of stealing from them when they were young...

536 days ago
18.

Lindy    

Modern family my foot

536 days ago
19.

john johnson    

but...don't the kid in "2 1/2 men make more, like nearly a mil an episode?

536 days ago
20.

john johnson    

not really much of a fan of the show ( i prefer "the middle"), but i think sofia vergara should finally break away from the show cause she is much bigger than it. most actors who stay on a sitcom for a long time have careers that are never the same.

536 days ago
21.

bored    

I hate that show!!

and I thought you meant Del RIo's ring announcer at first very sad.

536 days ago
22.

Misfitttt    

must be nice!

536 days ago
23.

vanessaolivia    

His parents should put that money in a trust fund and investment.

536 days ago
24.

Decker    

Good for him, i just hope he doesn't turn into a jesus douche like the kid from 2 and a half men.

536 days ago
25.

Cheryl    

Who cares...can't stand this smark alec kid...Way over paid and rated. Definiately not news worthy...guess one more reason not to watch the show!!!

536 days ago
26.

zombie    

He is the worst thing about Modern Family and there is plenty bad about that show, but his character is insufferable.

536 days ago
27.

Me Too    

He and his sister need to get their weight under control. He's cute- but one step away from being mocked.

536 days ago
28.

anya2u    

Well deserved ......... the entire cast of that show is GREAT and the show is hilarious.

536 days ago
29.

amazinglybored    

Hopefully he doesn't go off the rails and his money is being handled well.

536 days ago
30.

Asoil    

Hate modern family, its boring and funny at all..

536 days ago
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