Masters Of The Air And Elvis Star Austin Butler: Where You’ve Seen Him Before


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After wowing critics in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic (and earning an Oscar nomination in the process), Austin Butler is now back in action in an exciting new project.

The US star joins a star-studded cast of actors in Apple TV+’s new war epic Masters Of The Air, alongside the likes of Callum Turner, Barry Keoghan and Ncuti Gatwa.

However, what you may not realize is that you most likely saw him on TV or the silver screen long before Masters Of The Air or Elvis came along.

Here are nine previous Austin Butler projects you’ve probably seen without realizing…

Hannah Montana


Austin began acting professionally as a teenager, appearing as Lionel Scranton in over 40 episodes of the Nickelodeon series Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide.

But that wasn’t the only youth show Austin attended during that period.

In addition to Zoey 101, iCarly and Wizards Of Waverly Place, Austin shared the screen with Miley Cyrus in an episode of Disney’s Hannah Montana, when she was about 15 years old.

Ruby & The Rockits


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Starring teen idol David Cassidy (and created by his brother Shaun), the sitcom Ruby & The Rockits centers around a famous musical family who have retired from the limelight and their lives after fame.

Austin appears as the son of main character Ruby, Jordan Gallagher, who provides several musical performances throughout the show.

Aliens In The Attic


After appearing in several teen comedies, Austin’s first feature film role came in 2009, when he appeared in the family adventure Aliens In The Attic.

For those unlucky enough to miss it, the film – starring Ashley Tisdale and Carter Jenkins – tells the story of a family whose children discover aliens.

Spoiler alert: They’re in the attic.

Sharpay’s Amazing Adventures


And speaking of Ashley Tisdale, her iconic High School Musical character received her own spinoff, Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure, in 2011.

The musical film reunites Aliens In The Attic stars Austin and Ashley, with Austin playing the aspiring film director who convinces Sharpay to star in his next project. This is absolutely ridiculous, and therefore something to be wary of.

Carrie’s diary


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While we’re talking about mandatory viewing, we were skeptical of Sex And The City prequel The Carrie Diaries when it was first announced, but ended up liking it, and we certainly don’t think it gets enough love.

Austin was one of the leads in both seasons of The Carrie Diaries, playing Carrie Bradshaw’s first love, Sebastian Kydd.



Austin appeared in the superhero crime drama as a DJ who attracts the attention of Thea Queen, played by Willa Holland.

His character, Chase, was a recurring role in season three, with Austin racking up a total of three episodes.

Yoga Hosers

Yoga Hosers is part of filmmaker Kevin Smith’s “True North trilogy,” alongside Tusk and Moose Jaws.

Like the rest of the trilogy, Yoga Hosers features appearances by Johnny Depp and his daughter Lily-Rose, Justin Long and Haley Joel Osment, as well as Adam Brody, Tony Hale and Nastasha Lyonne.

The comedy horror film – which centers on two teenage yoga enthusiasts who end up battling Nazi zombies – was thoroughly panned by critics.

The Dead Are Not Dead


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Another comedy horror in Austin Butler’s back catalogue, featuring a very impressive star-studded cast including Billy Murray, Tilda Swinton, Chloe Sevingny and Adam Driver.

Austin’s character is one of a trio of travelers, sharing the screen with Selena Gomez and Luke Sabbat.

Once Upon a Time In Hollywood


Undoubtedly, Austin’s most prolific role to date was in Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar-winning film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.

Austin appears as Charles Denton “Tex” Watson, a real-life member of the Manson Family, who was responsible for the murder of Sharon Tate, an event re-imagined by Tarantino in the film.

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