ANGUS T. JONES has an extra reason to smile when he celebrates his 17th birthday on Friday (08Oct10) - the TWO AND A HALF MEN star has landed a new contract for $300,000 (£200,000) an episode.
The actor's deal means he will make $7.8 million (£5.2 million) over the next two seasons - and he's also scooped a $500,000 (£334,000) signing bonus.
Jones, who plays Charlie Sheen's nephew on the sitcom, signed the paperwork in May (10) but now a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has approved the payrise, reports
Official approval was needed because the star is still a minor.
Jones isn't the only one whose bank balance is about to be boosted - his co-star Sheen has reportedly negotiated a contract worth $2 million (£1.3 million) an episode.