Ross Butler (actor)

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Ross Butler
Ross Fleming Butler

(1990-05-17) May 17, 1990 (age 28)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
EducationOhio State University
OccupationActor, Model
Years active2013–present
Home townFairfax, Virginia, U.S.[1][2]

Ross Fleming Butler (born May 17, 1990)[3][4] is an American actor. He is known for the Disney Channel series K.C. Undercover and films Teen Beach 2 and Perfect High. He is also known for his role in the Netflix drama series 13 Reasons Why as Zach Dempsey.[5][6][7][8] Additionally, Butler appeared as Reggie Mantle in the first season of The CW drama Riverdale.

Personal life[edit]

Butler was born in Queenstown, Singapore to a Chinese-Malaysian mother and a father of English and Dutch descent.[9][10][11][12][13] He was raised by his mother in Fairfax, Virginia.[1][2]

Butler attended Langley High School, graduating in 2008, then enrolled at Ohio State University, but left after one year. He moved to Los Angeles soon after, and began to take acting classes.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
2013 Work It Out Eddie Peon Short film
2014 Two Bedrooms Roy
Rules of the Trade Leroy
2015 Hacker's Game Jeremy
2018 Flavors of Youth Limo Shanghai Koi segment
English version (voice)
2018 Hacker's Game Redux Jeremy completed
2019 Shazam! Eugene Choi Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2012 The Gateway Life Allen Television film
2013 Major Crimes Ian Yorita Episode: "Pick Your Poison"
Camp Sunshine Tony Television film
2014 Star Seed Chris Choi Unknown episodes
Hollywood Chris Unknown episodes
Dog Park Scott Episode: "Roll Over"
Happyland Scott Episode: "Repeated Infractions"
2015 Teen Beach 2 Spencer Watkins Television film
Perfect High Nate Television film
Chasing Life Hunter 3 episodes
2015–2016 K.C. Undercover Brett Willis 8 episodes
2016 Teen Wolf Nathan Pierce 3 episodes (Season 6)
2017 Riverdale Reggie Mantle Season 1
2017 13 Reasons Why Zach Dempsey Main cast; 26 episodes

Music video[edit]

Year Title Artist Notes
2018 Waste it on me Steve Aoki (feat. BTS)
2019 break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored Ariana Grande


  1. ^ a b Ross Butler [@RossButler] (July 15, 2015). "Ross Butler on Twitter" (Tweet). Retrieved January 9, 2017 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ a b "Interview With Ross Butler, An Actor to Watch". Retrieved January 9, 2017.
  3. ^ Ross Butler [@RossButler] (May 17, 2011). "Ross Butler on Twitter" (Tweet). Retrieved March 24, 2016 – via Twitter.
  4. ^ Ross Butler [@RossButler] (May 2, 2012). "Ross Butler on Twitter" (Tweet). Retrieved March 24, 2016 – via Twitter.
  5. ^ a b McGinnis, Dan (April 22, 2015). "Staying Focused with Ross Butler". The Hollywood Billboard. Archived from the original on August 16, 2015.
  6. ^ Freeze, Kellie (June 5, 2015). "7 Questions With … Ross Butler of "K.C. Undercover," "Teen Beach 2" and "Perfect High"". Channel Guide Magazine. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
  7. ^ Grassullo, Steph (April 21, 2015). "You Guys Just Have to Meet Zendaya's New Crush, Ross Butler". Retrieved August 7, 2015.
  8. ^ Thompson, Avery (May 30, 2015). "Ross Butler Teases 'Crazy' Arc On 'K.C. Undercover' & Fun Times With Zendaya". Retrieved August 7, 2015.
  9. ^ Ross Butler [@RossButler] (May 6, 2017). "I was born in Singapore, but my mother is Chinese Malaysian" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  10. ^ Khosla, Proma (April 22, 2017). "This '13 Reasons Why' star could be the Asian leading man Hollywood needs". Mashable. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  11. ^ Chandra, Jessica (April 24, 2017). "HOW '13 REASONS WHY' STAR ROSS BUTLER AVOIDS GETTING CAST IN STEREOTYPICAL ASIAN ROLES". Cosmopolitan.
  12. ^ Nguyen, Hanh (April 28, 2017). "Why '13 Reasons Why' Actor Ross Butler Stopped Auditioning for Asian Roles". Indiewire.
  13. ^ Williams, Mary Elizabeth (March 27, 2017). ""I can't play a nerd": Ross Butler plays Reggie on "Riverdale"". Salon.

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