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Austin Butler        

Actor; Known for "The Carrie Diaries" & "Switched at Birth"

Austin Butler is an actor and singer. He is known for his roles as James "Wilke" Wilkerson in Switched at Birth, Jordan Gallagher on Ruby & The Rockits, and Sebastian Kydd in The Carrie Diaries.

When Austin 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 enjoyed it and soon began taking acting classes.

In 2005, after working as an extra on several television shows, he 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, who immediately offered to represent him, and from that point on, Butler began taking acting seriously as a career.

Austin landed a guest starring role on the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana playing the role of Derek Hanson, and that same year, he portrayed Jake Krandle in the episode "iLike Jake" on the Nickelodeon series iCarly. Butler landed a recurring role on the show Zoey 101 playing James Garrett, the love interest of Jamie Lynn Spears's title character Zoey in 2008.

Butler appeared in the starring role of Jordan Gallagher on the popular, but short-lived ABC Family series Ruby & The Rockits, alongside David Cassidy, Patrick Cassidy and Alexa Vega.

He booked the role of Wilke on the ABC Family series Switched at Birth, debuting in 2011. At the beginning of 2012, he was cast in The CW's Sex and the City prequel series, The Carrie Diaries, to play Sebastian Kydd, the love interest of high school-aged Carrie Bradshaw, played by AnnaSophia Robb. The Carrie Diaries is based on Candace Bushnell's novel by the same name and follows Bradshaw's life in the 1980s as a teenager in New York City.

He made his Broadway debut playing Don Parritt, the "lost boy" in The Iceman Cometh. Previews for the limited run began on March 26, 2018 and the play closed on July 1, 2018.

He starred in Jim Jarmusch's zombie film The Dead Don't Die and Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time in Hollywood.

He will star as Elvis in Baz Luhrmann's upcoming Elvis biopic. He will be appearing opposite of Tom Hanks, who will be playing Elvis' manager Colonel Tom Parker.


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'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood': Lena Dunham, Austin Butler ...

EXCLUSIVE: More casting news on Sony's Once Upon a Time In Hollywood. The Quentin Tarantino-helmed film has added Girls alum Lena Dunham, Austin ...

Selena Gomez and Austin Butler fight zombies in their new horror movie 'The Dead Don't Die'

The upcoming zombie horror flick features Selena Gomez, Austin Butler, Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloë Sevigny, and Steve Buscemi JUST TO NAME A FEW!

Baz Luhrmann Sets Austin Butler In Starmaking Elvis Presley Role Opposite Tom Hanks In Warner Bros Film

Director Baz Luhrmann has found his Elvis. He has set Austin Butler to play the starmaking role of Elvis Presley in the untitled drama that covers the seminal legend’s growth from dirt poor singer to global icon, seen through the prism of his complex relationship over two decades with manager Colonel Tom Parker. Latter role will be played by Tom Hanks and Warner Bros will distribute worldwide.

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