8 Things You Need To Know About 13 Reasons Why Actor Ross Butler
You may even recognize him from a little show called Riverdale.
1. Who is Ross Butler?
Ross Butler is an American actor born May 17, 1990. He has been acting in film and on television since 2012. Most recently, Butler has appeared in Riverdale, and Netflix's 13 Reasons Why.
2. What is Ross Butler's Heritage?
Ross Butler was born in Singapore. His mother is Indonesian while his father is American/British. Ross later moved to Virginia with his mother and, eventually, relocated to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.
3. What else has Ross Butler acted in?
Ross Butler has had a steady stream of acting roles since 2012. Most notably, he has been in Disney's K.C. Undercover, Teen Wolf, Riverdale, and 13 Reasons Why.
4. Ross Butler plays basketball player Zach Dempsey in 13 Reasons Why.
Ross Butler plays a wealthy and entitled athlete named Zach Dempsey in the Netflix drama, 13 Reasons Why. Zach is named as one of the reasons for Hannah Baker's death. His entitled nature causes him to be cruel to Hannah, further crushing her spirit.
5. Ross Butler also has a role on the CW's Riverdale.
Ross Butler plays Reggie on Riverdale. He competes with KJ Apa's character, Archie, for the role of football captain. Eventually, Reggie becomes captain when Archie realizes he wants to pursue music. Reggie is also depicted as being a close friend of the show's subject, Jason Blossom.
6. What is Ross Butler's height?
Ross Butler has shared in interviews that he is 6 foot 3 inches tall.
7. Ross Butler doesn't go after stereotypical roles.
Ross Butler is avoiding being typecast by generally passing on roles that marginalize Asian actors. In an inteview with Salon, Ross said he doesn't go out for nerdy or "Bruce Lee" type roles. "I can’t go out for these roles, I’m just not built for them. I’m 6’3 and athletic. I can’t play a nerd or a Bruce Lee type of character." Ross is often cast as a "jock", having played lacross, football, and basketball players on screen.
8. Ross Butler can play the piano and guitar. He also sings.
Ross Butler is very musical. He has shared his piano, guitar, and singing skills online. Ross is also an avid gym goer and has expressed a fondness for Drake and Chance the Rapper.