Austin Butler: Know more about the actor who brought the life of Elvis Presley to life on screen

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Net worth$4 million (approx.)
Source of wealthFilms and television work
Full nameAustin Butler
Active years2005 – present
AgeBorn on August 17, 1991
Height1.83 m (6 ft)
Weight68 kg (150 lbs)
Hair colorBlonde
Eye colorBlue
Zodiac signLeo

Austin Butler earned a distinction for himself after the portrayal of Elvis Presley in the movie Elvis. Even though he is still in his 30s, the actor has made his name among the leading actors of Hollywood through his intense and gripping performances in every movie he has worked in.

Butler’s career started when he was only 13 years old and now it has spanned close to two decades in which he has come too far. He has definitely matured as an actor and after spending quite some time working in teen movies, he has now some pretty serious roles in his name.

Check out interesting details about Austin Butler’s movies and TV shows, girlfriend, age, height, wife, net worth, etc. from this article.

Austin Butler Personal Biography

Full nameAustin Robert Butler
Place of birthAnaheim, California, US
Marital statusUnmarried
PartnerVanessa Hudgens (2011 – 2019)
ParentsLori Anne and David Butler

Austin Butler was born on August 17, 1991, in Anaheim, California to Lori Anne and David Butler.

His mother worked as an aesthetician who died in 2014 from duodenal cancer.

When Butler was seven years old, his parents got a divorce.

He also has an older sister Ashley Butler who has worked with Austin in his debut show Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide. Both worked as background actors on the show.

Butler dated actress Vanessa Hudgens from 2011 to 2019. Vanessa is a quite popular actress known for her work in the High School Musical movie series.

In 2020, he was linked with his Elvis movie costar Olivia DeJonge but there was no confirmation from any side.

Currently, Austin has been dating model and actress Kaia Gerber since late 2021. Kaia is the daughter of popular supermodel Cindy Crawford and businessman Rande Gerber.

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Professional Career

  • Butler started his career as an extra and appeared on Nickelodeon TV shows “Unfabulous” and “Drake and Josh”.
  • His recurring role came as a background actor on another Nickelodeon show “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide” in which his sister was cast too.
  • Austin was introduced to his manager Pat Cutler via a friend on the show who is credited with launching Butler’s career.
  • Butler had been cast in a guest role in the popular Disney show “Hannah Montana” and also appeared in a small on the Nickelodeon series “iCarly”.
  • The first main role of Austin came with the series Zoey 101 in which he played the role of the main character Zoey’s love interest.
  • Austin’s movie debut came with the film Aliens in the Attic in 2009 which also cast Ashley Tisdale. Austin and Ashley later also worked in the movie Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure, a High School Musical spin-off.

Breakthrough Role

  • After appearing in teen series and movies, Austin Butler was finally cast in the ABC family drama Switched at Birth.
  • Although his role in the series was small, Austin delivered it with excellence.
  • More recognition came with his role in the Sex and the City prequel series The Carrie Diaries in which Austin played Carrie’s hot schoolmate.
  • His next performance in the series The Shannara Chronicles also gained praise but the series was canceled after two seasons.
  • In 2014, Butler joined the series Arrow in its third season and played the role of Chase, a love interest of Arrow’s sister.
  • Butler starred in the horror-comedy film Yoga Hosers in 2016 and got a chance to work alongside the great actor Johnny Depp and his daughter Lily-Rose Depp.

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Elvis & Later Career

  • In 2019, Butler appeared in movies with great star casts that included the horror-comedy film The Dead Don’t Die and the drama-comedy Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
  • The former movie has stars like Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, and Selena Gomez while in the latter he worked with Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie.
  • Austin Butler’ most challenging role came with the 2022 biopic movie Elvis based on the life of singer Elvis Presley.
  • Butler played the role of Elvis Presley in the movie which earned him several awards and accolades including an Academy Award nomination.
  • Not just critics and audience, but even the Presley family acclaimed Butler’s performance in the movie.

Filmography and Television Roles

A list of all major movies and TV shows that Austin Butler has appeared in is given below.


  • Elvis (2022)
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)
  • Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure (2011)
  • The Dead Don’t Die (2019)
  • The Bling Ring (2011)
  • Aliens in the Attic (2010)
  • Dude (2018)
  • The Intruders (2015)
  • My Uncle Rafael (2012)
  • Yoga Hosers (2016)

TV Shows:

  • Ruby and the Rockits (2009)
  • The Shannara Chronicles (2016)
  • The Carrie Diaries (2012)
  • Hannah Montana (2006)
  • Switched at Birth (2011)
  • Arrow (2014)
  • Life Unexpected (2010)
  • Zoey 101 (2007)
  • Wizards of Waverly Place (2010)
  • Jonas (2009)

Award, Year & Work

2022New York Film Critics OnlineBreakthrough PerformanceElvis
Phoenix Film Critics Society
Online Association of Female Film Critics
Chicago Film Critics AssociationMost Promising Performer
People’s Choice AwardsDrama Movie Star of 2022
Atlanta Film Critics CircleBest Breakthrough Performer
AACTA AwardsBest Lead Actor
Sunset Circle AwardsBest Actor
Florida Film Critics CircleBreakout Award
2023Golden Globe AwardsBest Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
British Academy Film AwardsBest Actor in a Leading Role
AACTA International AwardsBest Actor
Minnesota Film Critics Alliance
Palm Springs International Film FestivalBreakthrough Performance Award
Irish Film & Television AwardsBest International Actor
San Diego Film Critics SocietyBreakthrough Artist
Satellite AwardsBest Actor – Comedy or Musical
North Carolina Film Critics AssociationBest Breakthrough Performance

Social Media Details (as of 2023)

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the total net worth of Austin Butler in 2023?

Answer: $4 million (estimated)

Which is the best movie of Austin Butler?

Elvis (2022) which is also his highest-grossing movie.

How old is Butler’s girlfriend Kaia Gerber?

As of August 2023, Kaia is 21 years old while Butler is 10 years older than her.

Is Elvis the most successful biopic movie in Hollywood?

No, it is Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) with a collection of $910.8 million at the box office.

What are the upcoming movies of Austin Butler?

Dune: Part Two, The Bikeriders, City On Fire, Heat 2 & Antarctica

How much did Austin Butler make from the movie Elvis?

$700,000, as per the rumors

Is Austin Butler richer than Vanessa Hudgens?

Vanessa has a net worth of around $18 million as compared to Butler’s $4 million.

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