It was the big break for Johnny Depp that nearly wasn’t. In the pilot show, the character of saxophone-playing undercover high school detective was played by Jeff Yagher, back in 1987. Josh Brolin was an option, but creator Patrick Hasburgh asked Johnny Depp to play the part for a second time, having already turned it down once.
Movie stars might have the glamour, but it’s the TV stars who rack up the dollars, sitcom actors in particular. Herein some of the most insane pay packets in telly history.Image credits: NBC/CBS/ABC/Fox/HBO