Date of Birth
17 December 1991, Anaheim, California, USA
Austin Robert Butler
6' (1.83 m)
Austin Robert Butler was born in Anaheim, California, to Lori Anne (Howell), an aesthetician, and David Butler. He has always enjoyed movies of all types. When he was 13 he was walking around at the Orange County Fair and was approached by a representative from a background-acting management company, who helped him get started in the entertainment industry. He found that he really enjoyed it, and began taking a few acting classes. Soon, he landed a rather permanent (2005-2007) background-acting gig on Nickelodeon's Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide (2004), and a friend on the show, Lindsey Shaw, introduced him to her manager, who offered to represent him. From that point on, he considered himself to be a serious actor.
His first named (albeit uncredited) character was "Toby" in the Hannah Montana (2006) episode "Oops, I Meddled Again" in 2006 (girl broke up with him). First speaking role was in Zoey 101 (2005), as "Dannifer" or "Wrong Danny" (a few lines, and a girl poured soda down his shirt). He got a meatier role on Hannah Montana (2006) in 2007, still a small part, but very fun (a few more lines, and he got to fling popcorn on Miley Cyrus).
His big break (relatively speaking) was in 2007, as casting directors started to recognize him from his many, many auditions, and he was given an opportunity to play the part of "Jake Krandle" in the new Nickelodeon series iCarly (2007), which should start airing late in 2007. His first episode is called "iLike Jake."
His older sister, Ashley, got to do some background acting with him in Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide (2004).
His parents are Lori and David Butler.
Has an older sister named Ashley.
He plays guitar and piano.
He was approached by a representative from a background-acting management company, who helped him get started in the entertainment industry.
He is good friends with Ashley Tisdale, Lindsey Shaw, Alexa PenaVega, Carter Jenkins and Lucy Hale.
Austin started his background acting career in 2005.
His friend, Lindsey Shaw, introduced him to her manager, who offered to represent him, starting from that day till now he is being represented by the same manager.
He is a fan of the band Kings of Leon and his favorite singer is Freddie Mercury.
He was the ring bearer at Alexa PenaVega and Sean Covel's wedding.
In a relationship with actress Vanessa Hudgens since September 2011.
Two of his maternal great-great-grandparents were Finnish immigrants.
Filming Betwixt (2010). [March 2010]
Filming Ruby & the Rockits (2009). [July 2009]
Filming CSI: Miami (2002). [October 2010]
Filming My Uncle Rafael (2012). [April 2010]
Filming Zeke and Luther (2009) Episode of Adventure Boy. [November 2009]
[talking about the coolest celebrities he ever met] I've met so many cool people! Samuel L. Jackson was such a nice guy. I've loved watching him since I was little, so it was really great to get to talk to him. Also, Andy Richter, Kevin Nealon and Tim Meadows.
I would love to work with Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Smith, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
The people who support me are so great! They all say such nice things that make me feel really great. I love it when people compliment me on the way I act, because it is not an easy thing, and there is so much criticism out there.
[on joining the cast of Zoey 101 (2005) in the 4th season] I thought coming into the show so late would make me somewhat of an outsider, but everyone was so nice, and the cast was so welcoming, that I felt right at home. I had such a great time with everyone on set.