Rising Actors Under 25: Austin Butler

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Pictured (L-R) Austin Butler as Jones and Ksenia Solo as Tashia in LIFE UNEXPECTED on The CW. Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW © 2010 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

“Under 25” chronicles young, upcoming actors that you should be watching.

Austin Butler, 20

The handsome actor is more than just a beautiful face (although I’m not complaining about that bonus). Butler’s appeared in various television shows, so what comes next for him should be a walk in the park. His roles have ranged from the sweet-natured love interest to the bad boy best friend. I have a feeling his next character will be the best combination of the two.

Where You’ve Seen Him: Butler’s most notable roles have been in television. You might remember him from the CW’s Life Unexpected as the lovable Jones. He certainly started to win over my heart then. But it wasn’t until I saw his diversity as Wilke in Switched at Birth that I decided Butler was a true force to be reckoned with.

What’s Next: He’ll appear in the CW’s midseason show, The Carrie Diaries, that will air after we say goodbye to Gossip Girl. Carrie Dairies revolves around a young Carrie Bradshaw who navigates Manhattan for the first time. Butler and the cast adorn leather jackets and Ray-Bans in this 80s setting. As a fan of Rob Lowe in his 80s glory, my jaw unhinged a little seeing Butler in a similar style. Besides his bad boy look and googly eyes at young Bradshaw, Butler’s character has an awesome name: Sebastian Kydd. Yes, he is undeniably cool.

Have you seen Austin Butler before? Will you be watching The Carrie Diaries? Sound off below!

- Becca Ritchie

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