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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.

85 COMMENTS

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46.

pattycake    

he should save his money cuz this is it for him

558 days ago
47.

NOT ELMO    

He makes more than Obama...............Fire Rico-R

558 days ago
48.

tleeg    

Hes a smug prick...ive seen him in interviews.

558 days ago
49.

Barack Osama    

good for him,

558 days ago
50.

Kookla    

Hate that show not funny and the most annoying thing on there is Sofia vergara

558 days ago
51.

m.james    

Woohooo go Rico.. Bryan TX is proud of you

558 days ago
52.

sky    

He seems to be spending all the money on food

558 days ago
53.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

Good for him. I hope the $$ serves him well in his future. He's one of the few child actors out there who is really talented instead of just another kid actor who can merely say lines.

558 days ago
54.

kerrplunk    

That's seems to be a bargin?

558 days ago
55.

Neal    

And how old will he be by season 8? Can't believe the kid will still be that funny when he's not a kid anymore. Could be i'm wrong; but i have a feeling he's going grow out of his cuteness into utter obnoxiousness.

558 days ago
56.

Blake Moody    

wow i cant believe this kid is a really bad actor and still manages to make that kind of money

557 days ago
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