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Austin Butler Bio

February 10, 2013

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Actor Austin Butler plays James Wilkerson on Switched at Birth and Sebastian Kydd on The Carrie Diaries, but fans of Zoey 101 and Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure know that he's no stranger to the small screen. Find out more in his Kidzworld Bio!

Anaheim Austin

Austin Robert Butler was born August 17th, 1991 in Anaheim, California. He has one one older sibling, Ashley, who worked as a background actor alongside him on Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide. When Austin was 13-years-old a talent scout for a background-acting company approached Austin about getting his career started in the industry, and since then he never looked back! He decided to swith to homeschooling so he would be able to work. He also took a serious interest in becoming a musician.

TV Teen

While on the set of Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, Austin was introduced to a proper agent and began to take his career more seriously, he immediately landed commercials and by 2007 had his first role in a film, a movie where he plays a dog that turns into a human call The Faithful. He laso landed a guest starring role opposite Miley Cyrus on Hannah Montana as Derek Hanson. He also had a recurring role on Zoey 101 as James Garrett (Zoey's love interest.) In 2009 he was cast in the fun-filled UFO flick Aliens in the Attic, opposite Ashley Tisdale. Ashley became a fan of Austin's and encouraged her friend to audition for her new movie Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure, where he ended up playing Peyton, a good looking film student who finds Sharpay intriguing.

Life Unexpected to The Carrie Diaries

In 2010 Austin won a recurring on The CW's drama Life Unexpected which starred Britt Robertson as a teen orphan who gets adopted by her birth parents, and in 2011 he landed the recurring role of James "Wilke" Wilkerson in Switched at Birth and that same year also signed on to star in the Lifetime movie Bling Ring, based on the true life story of a group of teens who targeted the Hollywood homes of celebrities in order to score big when they stole. Last March he was given a recurring role on The Carrie Diaries as Sebastian Kydd, a brooding teenager who elicits his fair share of crushes in Carrie Bradshaw's high school.

Did You Know...

Austin collects guitars!

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