Birthdate: August 17, 1991
Birthplace: Anaheim, California, USA
Spotted by a talent scout at the Orange County Fair, Austin Butler (birthname: Austin Robert Butler) studied acting and began to make an impression in multiple Nickelodeon shows. He landed his first significant movie role in the 20th Century Fox family comedy, Aliens in the Attic (2009), with Ashley Tisdale. Cult filmmaker Kevin Smith cast Butler in his 2016 comedy, Yoga Hosers (2016), with Harley Quinn Smith, Lily Rose-Depp, and Johnny Depp.
Austin Butler’s career took a major upswing after an acclaimed 2018 Broadway debut performance in George C. Wolfe’s production of Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh, and casting in Jim Jarmusch’s vampire film, The Dead Don’t Die (2019), closely followed by standout appearance in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) as the lead killer in the Manson Family, Tex Watson. Shortly after this, Butler was cast as Elvis Presley for Baz Luhrmann’s anticipated biopic, Elvis (2022) with Tom Hanks and Olivia DeJonge.
Raised in Anaheim by parents Lori Anne and David Butler, Austin Butler has one sister, Ashley Butler. Butler’s mother Lori Anne died of cancer in 2014. Austin Butler had a relationship with actor Vanessa Hudgens from 2011 to 2020. He has no children. His height is 6’.
Home Sweet Home: Due to his busy acting schedule, Austin Butler left junior high school in the 7th grade and was home-schooled until the 10th grade, when he passed the California High School Proficiency Exam and graduated two grades early.
Real-Life Figures: Butler made the fairly stark jump of roles from Tex Watson—the lead killer in the Charles Manson family—in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, to rock n’ roll legend, Elvis Presley, in Elvis.