Austin Robert Butler, born August 17, 1991, in Anaheim, California, is an American actor and singer. Butler was discovered at the very young age of thirteen when 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 began taking a few acting classes.
In 2005, Butler landed his first role on Nickelodeon’s “Ned’s Declassified School SurvivalGuide”, playing the role of Zippy Brewster. His friend on the show, Lindsey Shaw, introduced him to her manager, who offered to represent him. Two years later in 2007, Butler landed his second role in the movie “The Faithful” playing the role of a dog, Danny, who later turns into a human being. In the same year, he landed a guest star role in the TV show “Hannah Montana” opposite actress Miley Cyrus, playing the role of Derek Hanson. Also in 2007, he portray “Jake Krandle” in the new Nickelodeon series “iCarly“.
In 2008, Butler guest starred in “Zoey 101” playing the love interest of Jamie Spears‘ role Zoey. The same year, he appeared in Out of Jimmy’s Head playing Lance in the episode titled “Princess”. Butler appeared in the 2009 20th Century Fox’s family adventure movie “Aliens in the Attic“, portraying Jake Pearson. Also in 2009, he was cast in the role of Jordan Gallagher on the TV show “Ruby & The Rockits”. In 2010, Butler landed a recurring role in the new CW network series “Life Unexpected”. He also appeared in a Wizards Of Waverly Place episode entitled “Positive Alex“.
Other movie and TV shows he has appeared on are; The Bling Ring (2013), The Carrie Diaries (2012), Switched at Birth (2011), CSI: NY, episode: Do or Die (2011), Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure (2011), CSI: Miami, episode: Happy Birthday (2010).