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Gerard Butler

Gerard Butler was born in Paisley, Scotland, to Margaret and Edward Butler, a bookmaker. His family is of Irish origin. Gerard spent some of his youth in Canada, but was mostly raised, along with his older brother and sister, in his hometown of Paisley. His parents divorced when he was a child, and he and his siblings were raised primarily by ... See full bio »

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 2016 Geostorm (post-production)
 2013 Movie 43
Leprechaun 1 & 2 (segment "Happy Birthday")
 2011 Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury (Video short)
Stoick the Vast (voice)
 2010 Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon (TV Short)
Stoick (voice)
 2009 Gamer
 2009 Tales of the Black Freighter (Video short)
The Sea Captain (voice)
 2006 Guilty Hearts
Peter (segment: Please!, 1999) (as Gerry Butler)
 2005 The Game of Their Lives
Frank Borghi
 2002 Shooters
Jackie Junior
 2001 Jewel of the Sahara (Video short)
Captain Charles Belamy
 2001 An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (TV Series)
Tim Bolton
- Playing God (2001) ... Tim Bolton
 2001 Please! (Short)
Peter (as Gerry Butler)
 2001 Attila (TV Mini-Series)
Attila the Hun
 1999-2000 Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married (TV Series)
- To the Airport (2000) ... Gus
- In the Board Room (2000) ... Gus
- Over the Dry Cleaners (2000) ... Gus
- In the Cells (2000) ... Gus
- In Covent Garden (2000) ... Gus
 2000 Harrison's Flowers
Chris Kumac, photojournalist
 1999 The Cherry Orchard
Yasha (as Gerald Butler)
 1999 One More Kiss
 1999 Fast Food
 1998 Little White Lies (TV Movie)
 1997 Tomorrow Never Dies
Leading Seaman - HMS Devonshire
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Other Works:

Played Renton in "Trainspotting" based on the novel by Irvine Welsh - UK & Ireland tour (1996). See more »

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2 Interviews | 10 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Gerald Butler | Gerry Butler


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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On acting: Just make them feel something, because I think so many of us, including myself, spend too much time not feeling enough, you know? See more »


He was rescued after a surfing accident on December 18, 2011 in northern California. He and three others were filming a scene for Chasing Mavericks (2012) when they were hit by a freak set of waves. He was held underwater and dragged over a rocky reef until he was rescued by a safety worker on jet-skis. He was hospitalized for minor injuries and released. See more »


Gravelly, commanding voice See more »



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