Can a TV Actor Live Off Royalties Forever?

Can a TV Actor Live Off Royalties Forever?

Can an actor who played a small part on a modestly successful show move to the Caribbean and live off the television royalties forever? Most television actors don't live like royalty off their royalties — but some make a decent living. With 236 episodes in reruns, that would add up to a handsome residual check of $2,360,000 per actor. He took it to Maeve's Re$iduals, a pub that once traded a free drink for any SAG-AFTRA check of $1 or less. Maybe actors who can't live off their royalties can at least drink off their royalties forever?

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