Austin Robert Butler is an American actor, singer, and model. Austin Butler was born on August 17, 1991 in Anaheim, California, the son of Lori Anne (née Howell), an aesthetician, and David Butler.
In 2005, after working as an extra on several TV series, Butler 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, Pat Cutler who immediately offered to represent him, and from that point on, Butler began taking acting seriously as a career.
He is known for his roles as James Garrett in Zoey 101, James “Wilke” Wilkerson in Switched at Birth, Jordan Gallagher on Ruby & The Rockits, Jones Mager on Life Unexpected, and Sebastian Kydd in The Carrie Diaries. He currently portrays Wil Ohmsford in The Shannara Chronicles.