Austin Butler

Austin Butler

Butler in 2012, photo by Joe Seer/

Birth Name: Austin Robert Butler

Place of Birth: Anaheim, Orange, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 17, 1991

Ethnicity: English, one eighth Finnish, as well as Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, and Welsh, distant Swiss-German

Austin Butler is an American actor, model, and singer, also credited under his full name Austin Robert Butler. His roles include Aliens in the Attic, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the show The Carrie Diaries, and the upcoming Elvis Presley biopic. He is the son of Lori Anne (Howell) and David Butler. He has American roots going back to the 1600s.

Austin’s maternal grandfather is Robert Talmadge Howell (the daughter of Ernest Howell and Eva Estelle/Estell Love). Robert is from from Lucedale, Mississippi. Ernest was the son of Phillip Howell and Sarah Ellen Denmark. Eva was the daughter of Alexander Love and Margaret Jane Childress.

Austin’s maternal grandmother is Karen Ruth Bentley (the daughter of Clarence Bentley and Signe Ann Elizabeth Silampa). Karen was born in Wisconsin. Clarence was born in Illinois, the son of Matthew Bentley, whose parents were English, and of Izzie/Elizabeth May Moss. Signe was born in Michigan, the daughter of Matt Silampa and Elizabeth Jarvela/Jaaruela, who were Finnish immigrants, making Austin Butler 1/8th Finnish.

Sources: Genealogies of Austin’s maternal great-grandparents, Ernest Howell and Eva Estelle/Estell Love –

Genealogy of Austin Butler (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Austin’s maternal great-grandfather, Clarence Bentley, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

28 Responses

  1. Ursus says:

    Austin Robert Butler is my 13th cousin once removed.

  2. jonasbttencourt says:

    He does not look like Elvis Presley at all, but i hope he does well playing his personality.

  3. Oaken05 says:

    He needs and updated picture.

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