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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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31.

sayusayme    

insane! no kid needs that amount of money, for that matter no actor needs that amount of money......ugghhh working at mcd's is harder work!

563 days ago
32.

maria    

He deserves it........He's halarious!!!!!!!

563 days ago
33.

Natasha    

I don't think obese kids should be on tv. He's fat, ugly and lack of talent...what's going on?

563 days ago
34.

G-Dog    

This kid is a dozen burritos away from a heart attack.

563 days ago
35.

Gargamel    

TMZ SUCKS!!!

563 days ago
36.

Gloryg7    

Wow..... can I be on tv for about 5 years. Now a days people dont have to have talent to be on tv.... aka Kardashians. But seriously that kind of $ would seriously clean up my old credit! Lol ... seriously tho....

563 days ago
37.

nanners    

Good for him...

563 days ago
38.

LeidyEdie    

I love him his hilarious :)

563 days ago
39.

August    

Every time these TV Stars get a raise Toilet Paper, Soap, and Toothpaste goes up in price...

People who don't watch the shows still, have to pay via the products they buy....

563 days ago
40.

Gretel    

The kid is good. I hope he's well grounded and things end up good for him.

563 days ago
41.

al    

With that much dough there is no reason he can't afford a dietician and a personal trainer. No kid his age should be that fat - he's on he road to adult obesity and obscurity.

563 days ago
42.

tucker    

He's cute, but seriously, he's the WORST actor.

563 days ago
43.

CedarCliff    

This kid and his character are both so annoying. Please "Modern Family" writers... an episode where a school-yard bull steels of Manny's ridiculous hats, tears it in half, then steels his after-school latte money before punching his fat pimched face.

563 days ago
44.

Tesla_Consulting    

FML! Go get em little tiger. Don't take no guff.

563 days ago
45.

pattycake    

he should get his teeth fixed

563 days ago
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