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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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tdr9    

We need more news

506 days ago
2.

IwuvTMZ    

If I made that kind of dough, I'd be dancing around the sombrero. Arriba! Arriba! I know cuz I'm a lawyer!

506 days ago
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Nostradamus    

This kid is really good at his job, it's too bad he has the same name as a disgraced ex-UFC fighter.

506 days ago
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The Real JJ    

Good for him. Hopefully he will be one of the successful child star stories. Ahem Lindsay

506 days ago
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Jay W.     

Good for you kid... good for you!

506 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

modern family is a great show.but the way these people get paid is outrageous.he makes more for standing in front of a camera for around 5-10 hours filming one episode than most make in an entire year.its sad really

506 days ago
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LK    

HOLY FACK !
NOW THAT SOME NICE CHANGE 4 HIS PIGGY BANK .

506 days ago
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LK    

HOPE HIS PARENTS RAISE HIM RIGHT .

506 days ago
9.

TV Gord    

Who cares? It still costs us the same to watch his show.

506 days ago
10.

thestupid    

Good! Nice kid.

506 days ago
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Trecee    

Stay away from Lindsay Lohan and Chris Brown. They'll ruin your career.

506 days ago
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RATTLESNAKE     

sad thing is he prolly never had a real job that builds character like a paper route or stock clerk, in the end he would have done it for 20K i bet, take it or leave it kind of thing...

506 days ago
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cobrazombie    

Meanwhile, ordinary people are still losing their homes. What a wonderful economy!

506 days ago
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CJ    

This show has lost it's spark. Also, not to be mean but this kid and the other boy are such bad actors I am uncomfortable watching their scenes. I can't believe this show will have 8 seasons?! I won't be watching...

506 days ago
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Truth    

DUDE BETTA SAVE HIS SH*T CUZ YALL KNOW HE AINT GETTIN THAT KIND OF DOUGH ONCE HE HITS 18. YALL CAN TELL HE'S GONNA BE A FAT OBESE ADULT HAS-BEEN. HIS FAT SISTA PLAYED THE OBESE DAUGHTER OF EVA LONGORIA ON DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES. HE'S GONNA BE THE OBESE VERSION OF GARY COLEMAN. #TRUTH!!

506 days ago
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