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Austin Butler

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Austin Butler
Butler in 2019
Austin Robert Butler

(1991-08-17) August 17, 1991 (age 32)
Years active2005–present

Austin Butler (born August 17, 1991) is an American actor. His early roles were as Jake Krandle in the TV series iCarly and as James Garrett in Zoey 101. He became well known in 2022 for playing Elvis Presley in Elvis. The role won him a Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award and earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor nomination.

Personal life[change | change source]

Austin Butler was born in Anaheim, California. His parents are Lori Butler and David Butler.

Butler was in a relationship with actress Vanessa Hudgens from 2011 to 2020.[1][2] He is currently dating model Kaia Gerber since late 2021.[3]

Career[change | change source]

His first acting job was in a supporting role in the TV Series Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide. His older sister also plays in that TV series. From 2007 to 2008 he played in the 4th season of Zoey 101 as James Garrett. Other television appearance were Hannah Montana, iCarly, Jonas L.A., Zeke and Luther, and Wizards of Waverly Place. In 2009, he was in the TV series Ruby & the Rockits as Jordan Gallagher. This series was unsuccessful and ended after 10 episodes.

Later, he played with Ashley Tisdale in the film Aliens in the Attic and in Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure. Since 2011, he has been in the ABC-Family-Series Switched at Birth.

In July 2019, he appeared in the Quentin Tarantino movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as a fictional version of Manson Family member Tex Watson.[4][5] That same month, Butler was cast as Elvis Presley in Elvis, a biographical movie about the singer directed by Baz Luhrmann.[6] In 2024, he portrayed Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen in Dune: Part Two, directed by Denis Villenueve and based on the novel by Frank Herbert.

References[change | change source]

  1. Kimble, Lindsay (March 23, 2017). "Vanessa Hudgens on How She and Boyfriend Austin Butler Make Long-Distance Love Work". People. Archived from the original on 2020-11-17. Retrieved 2018-07-25.
  2. Cooper, Mariah (January 14, 2020). "Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler Split After Nearly 9 Years Together". US Weekly. Archived from the original on November 17, 2020. Retrieved January 14, 2020.
  3. "Austin Butler and Kaia Gerber Share a Smooch at 'Elvis' Cannes Premiere". May 25, 2022.
  4. N'Duka, Amanda (August 22, 2018). "Lena Dunham, Austin Butler, Maya Hawke, Lorenza Izzo Board Quentin Tarantino's 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood'". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on August 23, 2018. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
  5. Rao, Sonia (July 29, 2019). "How true to life is the 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' ending?". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on August 3, 2019. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
  6. Kroll, Justin (July 15, 2019). "Austin Butler to Star as Elvis in Baz Luhrmann's Biopic". Variety. Archived from the original on August 25, 2019. Retrieved August 25, 2019.

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