Who is Paul Butcher?
Paul Butcher is an American actor and singer, who is still best known to the world as Dustin Brooks in the TV comedy-drama series “Zoey 101”, and also as Jeff Pookie in the TV comedy-drama series “MyMsic” (2013-2014), among other roles that he has secured in his career.
Early Life, Parents, and Education
Paul Matthew Hawke Butcher Jr. was born on 14 February 1994 under the Aquarius zodiac sign, in Los Angeles, California USA, the son of the retired National Football League (NFL) linebacker, Paul Butcher Sr. and his wife Jacqueline.
He attended Oaks Christian School, after which he enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles. During his university years, Paul was an active member of the Alpha Rho chapter of the fraternity Zeta Beta Tau.
Before securing his first on-screen appearance, in 2001 Paul started his career as the voice of Kanta Okagi, the character from the popular animated film “My Neighbor Totoro”. The following year, Paul made his on-screen debut as a 5-year-old-boy in one episode of the popular TV series “Six Feet Under”.
The same year, he made appearances in the television movie “The Santa Trap”, and also appeared in the film “Landspeed”. He continued his career with minor roles in such projects as the film “Hollywood Homicide”, and the TV series “That ‘70s Show”, both in 2005, while in 2005 he featured in the horror film “Reeker”.
Rise to Prominence
In 2005 he secured his first major role as Dustin Brooks, the brother of Zoey Brooks in the popular TV series “Zoey 101”, eventually appearing in 60 episodes of the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated series, which launched him to stardom.
While working on the popular TV series, Paul had several other notable roles, including as Young Walter/ Young Fingerling in the mystery-thriller film “The Number 23” (2007), starring Jim Carrey, Virginia Madsen, and Logan Lerman. Furthermore, he also voiced Stanley in the animated film “Meet the Robinsons” in 2007, while from 2005 to 2008 he voiced several characters in the animated TV series “King of the Hill”.
His next popular role was as Jeff Pookie in the TV series “My Music” (2013-2014), and in 2014 he was Sean Mills in the television movie “A Lesson in Romance”.
Two years later, he portrayed Brian in five episodes of the short-lived drama series “Destiny 7”. Since then, he became more focused on his music career, but then in 2020 he returned to acting in the comedy sketch show “All That”.
In addition to his acting talents, Paul is also a praised musician. He started his music career back in 2008, with a cover version of the song “Gimme That”, originally performed by Chris Brown. He continued with another cover song the same year, singing “This Love” by Maroon 5.
Two years later, Paul released his debut single, entitled “Don’t Go”. It took him five years to record the next song – “Stop Calling” – and since then has become more focused on his musical career. In 2016 he released the single “Like I Would”, which is a cover song, originally by Zayn, followed by releasing several promotional singles, which are covers of the already released songs and including such hits as “Love Yourself”, “Pillowtalk” and “Mercy”, among others.
Then in 2017, he collaborated with Taylor Hill on the song “Blood”, and also released the song “Ain’t Hurtin’ Nobody”. He continued with songs “Nothing” in 2019 and “Freaky” in 2020.
Personal Life, Dating, Girlfriend, Single?
Paul likes to keep information from his personal life hidden away from the media and the public on the whole. He was in a relationship with actress and singer Jennette McCurdy from 2005 to 2006, since when he hasn’t talked about his romantic life, and until it becomes official, we can only assume that Paul is currently single, and his main focus is his careers both as an actor and singer.
As of mid- 2021, Paul Butcher’s net worth has been estimated to be around $500,000, earned largely through his career as an actor, during which he’s made more than 50 film and TV appearances. Furthermore, his career as a musician has also added to his wealth.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
This successful actor stands at a height of 5ft 10ins (1.78m), while he weighs approximately 160lbs (72kg). He has dark brown eyes, while his hair is naturally blonde, though he dyes it black. His vital statistics are unknown, but he has an athletic figure.
Hobbies, Interests, Trivia
Although “Zoey 101” finished long ago, Paul and the rest of the stars of the series have remained great friends until the present day, and he considers them a family.
He’s a huge fan of Disney World, and is often seen at Disneyland.
He loves to travel, and to share pictures from various destinations on his Instagram account, but he also enjoys a lot of time with his friends and colleagues.
He’s stated that he doesn’t like going to shopping malls, as he doesn’t enjoy the attention he receives from girls wanting to meet him.