Actor Austin Robert Butler was born on August 17, 1991 in Anaheim, California. He was discovered at age 13 and, after taking some acting lessons, he took his first permanent, albeit oft-unnoticed, acting gig, as a background character in the Nickelodeon series Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide. After a minor (and uncredited) role in Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana, he took his first regular role, as new roommate James Garrett in another Nickelodeon project, Zoey 101. His other works include guest stints in iCarly and Out of Jimmy’s Head.
Butler’s also taken the plunge into movies, making his big-screen debut in the 2007 flick The Faithful. His follow-up is a role in the family flick Aliens in the Attic, which stars Ashley Tisdale. He is also set to appear in the ABC Family series Ruby and the Rockits, appearing as Jordan Gallagher.
Butler is currently starring in the new CW seriesThe Carrie Diaries