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Austin Butler is an American actor, model and musician. Beginning his career as a teenage artist, he captivated a million hearts with his countless television appearances and brilliant characterizations in films. Austin was debuted as a handsome face on television; he played a few minor roles in daily shows until he earned the character of ‘James Garrett’ on the TV show ‘Zoey 101’, which confirmed his status as a true performer in the entertainment world. He starred in other blockbuster shows such as ‘Switched at Birth’, ‘The Carrie Diaries’ and ‘The Shannara Chronicles’ following. At the same time, he was given roles in short films and movies. Thus, with a career spanning over a decade in the profession, Austin has portrayed tough roles ranging from comedy to romance. He has also showcased his musical skills on TV sitcoms where he has sung and played the guitar. Austin has been nominated thrice at the ‘Young Artist Awards’. He has worked under numerous big companies such as the ‘20th Century Fox’, ‘Nickelodeon’, and ‘Warner Bros’.

Austin’s Early Years

Austin Robert Butler was born in Anaheim, California on August 17, 1991. Ashley Butler is his sister.
He went to school and grew up in his hometown. A management business rep saw him at the ‘Orange County Fair’ when he was thirteen.

The agent landed him tiny TV roles. Gradually, he developed a passion for acting and began taking training. He dropped out of regular education in seventh grade to deal with shootings and acting courses.
Simultaneously, he learned to play the guitar and piano. His first musical instrument was a violin. But he picked up the guitar quickly and played it till his fingers bled.

He was home-schooled for three years and passed the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) in tenth grade.

A Young Artist

He was an extra till 2005. On Nickelodeon’s “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide”, he played a background actor. Lindsey Shaw, a colleague and friend, presented him to her manager who hired him.

His first significant break was in the teen smash program ‘Hannah Montana’, where he played Derek Hanson. On the show, he got to work alongside Disney teen sensation Miley Cyrus.
In the 2007 Nickelodeon show iCarly episode iLike Jake, he played Jake Krandle. James Garrett on the Nickelodeon family programme ‘Zoey 101′.

After his success on ‘Zoey 101,’ he received numerous offers. In season 4, he starred as the title character’s love interest for nine episodes.

Teenage Dramas of Austin Butler

Austin Butler was cast as the lead in the 2009 film ‘Aliens in the Attic’, distributed by 20th Century Fox. In the film, he played Jake Pearson, a brave young man fighting aliens to rescue his homeland and family.

In 2009, he played Jordan Gallager in the ABC family sitcom Ruby & The Rockits for ten episodes. He plays a teen kid with a crush on his cousin who also plays the guitar. So his fans got a taste of his musical talent.
In 2010, he signed on for a recurring role in ‘Life Unexpected’. Throughout the year he appeared on ‘Wizards of Waverly,’ ‘Jonas,’ ‘CSI: Miami,’ and ‘The Defenders.’

Soon he received the lead role in ‘Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure’, a spin-off of ‘High School Musical’. He played Peyton Leverette in the film and garnered praise for his performance.
The Carrie Diaries and Are You There, Chelsea? were all released in 2011. During these two years, he worked with big production houses and great directors, furthering his career.

Work Recent of Austin Butler

In 2014, he joined the cast of ‘Death of the Author,’ a theatrical production at Los Angeles’ Geffen Playhouse. Bart De Lorenzo directed the play.

He played a pre-law student with a double major in math and politics. The play was a smash hit and played for nearly a month; various periodicals lauded his performance.

Onscreen with Johnny Depp, Lily-Rose Depp, and Harley Quinn Smith in 2014. In the horror thriller ‘The Intruders’, he co-starred with acclaimed actor and producer Tom Sizemore and the lovely Miranda Cosgrove.

For MTV’s fantasy drama ‘The Shannara Chronicles’ based on Terry Brooks’ novel ‘The Elfstones of Shannara’, he played Wil Ohmsford. In the series, he portrays a half-human, half-elf who must save his homeland from monsters.

Grandiose of Austin Butler

His natural acting skills were praised for his role in ‘The Carrie Diaries’. It was a prelude to ‘Sex and the City’. The prologue had to live up to the hype surrounding the sequel, which it accomplished. In the program, he played Sebastian Kydd, a romantic interest for Carrie.

He has also received praise for his portrayal in ‘The Shannnara Chronicles’. The show was praised by the ‘New York Times’ daily and weekly magazine ‘Variety’ for its pacing and character development.

Honors & Awards

His nominations for the ‘Young Artist Award’ in 2010 were for ‘Best Performance in a Feature Film- Young Ensemble Cast’ and ‘Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actor’.
in the category of ‘Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actor’ in 2011.

Personal Legacy of Austin Butler

He’s been dating Vanessa Hudgens since 2011. He dated Cody Kennedy in 2007 before Vanessa.

He started off doing background work with his sister Ashley, who also took acting lessons. It was Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide.

Ashley Tisdale, Alexa Vega, Cater Jenkins, Lindsey Shaw, and Lucy Hale are his pals. On the wedding of Alexa Vega and Sean Covel.

Estimated Net Worth

Butler, A. Austin Butler is an American actor, singer, and model with a $4 million net worth. His film roles include Sebastian Kydd in “The Carrie Diaries” and James Garrett in “Zoey 101”, replacing Sean Flynn’s character Chase Matthews.


He hasn’t lost his love for music. He collects guitars, writes songs, and uploads them on ‘iTunes’.