Austin Butler

Austin Butler

Aug. 17th, 1991
Born in
Anaheim, California, U.S.
6' 0

Austin Butler's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Switched at Birth TV Show
Switched at Birth
The Shannara Chronicles TV Show
The Shannara Chronicles

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Austin Butler (born August 17, 1991) in Anaheim, California, the son of Lori Anne and David Butler. He has an older sister Ashley, who worked as a background-actor alongside him on Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide.

When Butler was thirteen, he was approached by a representative from a background-acting management company at the Orange County Fair, who helped him get started in the entertainment industry. He found that he really enjoyed it, and soon began taking acting classes to develop his talent.

In 2005, after working as an extra on several television series, Butler landed his first regular job as a background actor playing the role of Lionel Scranton for two seasons on Nickelodeon's Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide. His friend on the show, Lindsey Shaw, introduced him to her manager, Pat Cutler who immediately offered to represent him, and from that point on, Butler began taking acting seriously as a career.

Two years later in 2007, after performing in several commercials, Butler landed his first movie role in the short film The Faithful. In May of that year, Butler landed a guest starring role on the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana. In September of that same year, he portrayed Jake Krandle in the episode "iLike Jake" on the Nickelodeon series iCarly.

In February 08, Butler landed a recurring role on Zoey 101. March of that year, he appeared in an episode of Out of Jimmy's Head.

In July 2009, Butler starred in 20th Century Fox’s family adventure movie Aliens in the Attic.That same summer, Butler appeared in the starring role of Jordan Gallagher on the popular, but short-lived ABC Family series Ruby & The Rockits.

In February 2010, Butler landed a recurring role as Jones on the CW network series Life Unexpected, and that same month, he appeared in an episode of Wizards Of Waverly Place. In March of that year, it was announced that Butler had been cast as "Cameron" in a pilot for another CW network show called Betwixt, but the show was not picked up by the network. In June of that same year, Butler appeared in two consecutive Jonas L.A.Butler's career took a dramatic turn when he appeared in guest-starring roles on CSI: Miami and The Defenders.

In December 2010, Butler told Week In Rewind about landing his role in Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure - "I had worked with Ashley once, and then I heard about the movie, because she called me and said, ‘Austin, I want you to come and read for the director for this--I think you’d be perfect.’ So, I went and met with the director, and it went really well, and I ended up doing the movie".

In the year 2011, he booked the role of Wilke on the ABC Spark series Switched at Birth. He first debuted on June 27, 2011. In the same year, he signed onto play a lead role of Zack Garvey in the Lifetime movie called Bling Ring which follows a group of young burglars as they target the homes of some of Hollywood’s most prominent celebrities.

In October 2011, Butler joined ABC Family’s hour-long pilot Intercept, a technology- and action-driven drama about four college students who get roped into solving crimes when one of them creates a high-tech communication device that intercepts conversations throughout the West Coast.The show was to be directed by Kevin Hooks, executive-produced and written by Ray Wright, who has also written hit movies like The Crazies, Case 39, and Pulse. On February 6, 2012, it was announced that the show will not be moving forward because it was not picked up.

In January 2012, Butler guest-starred on the NBC comedy Are You There, Chelsea?
In March 2012, Butler was cast in the CW pilot of the Sex and the City spin-off The Carrie Diaries to play Sebastian Kydd, a brooding heartthrob attending the same high school as Carrie Bradshaw played by AnnaSophia Robb.

In 2015 he will play the role of Wil Ohmsford in The Shannara Chronicles, MTV's 10-episode television adaptation of the Terry Brooks' novel The Elfstones of Shannara.

Butler attended public school until the seventh grade, when, at the age of thirteen, he left to be home-schooled in order to accommodate his work schedule. He continued his home-school education until the tenth grade when, at the age of fifteen, he took the CHSPE to finish his formal high school education, and hopes to attend college when the time is right.

Since September 2011, Butler has been in a relationship with actress and singer 'Vanessa Hudgens'.


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