Paul Butcher (actor)

Paul Matthew Hawke Butcher Jr. (born February 14, 1994) is an American actor and singer. His father is former NFL linebacker, Paul Butcher Sr. His aunt Mary Lou Butcher was a major news reporter in the 1960s for the Detroit press.

Paul Butcher
Paul Matthew Hawke Butcher Jr.

(1994-02-14) February 14, 1994
OccupationActor, singer
Years active2001–present



Paul Butcher is best known for playing the role of Dustin Brooks, younger brother of Zoey Brooks, in the four seasons of the TV show Zoey 101. He has had guest and other minor roles for a number of movies and TV shows, one of the most notable roles being a guest star in the Season 5 Premiere of Criminal Minds. He also played the role of young Walter in the 2007 film The Number 23. He made his acting debut at age 7 on a 2001 episode of The Bernie Mac Show. At the age of 5, Paul appeared in the Rascal Flatts music video Prayin' for Daylight. He also was an extra in four sketches on Chappelle's Show.


In 2008, Butcher made two cover versions of the songs "Gimme That" by Chris Brown and "This Love" by Maroon 5. Butcher released his debut single, "Don't Go", in July 2010. He released a song in January 2015 called "Stop Calling".


In June 2012, he graduated from Oaks Christian School. He later graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was an active member of the Alpha Rho chapter of the fraternity Zeta Beta Tau.


Year Title Role Notes
2001 My Neighbor Totoro Kanta Okagi English version, voice
2001 Nico'adventures Philip Albert (voice)
2002 Six Feet Under 5-Year-Old Boy Episode: "The Secret"
The Santa Trap Brian Spivak TV Movie
The Parkers Child Episode: "The Mourning After"
2003 That '70s Show Little boy #2 Episode: "Christmas"
2004 NYPD Blue Eddie Cown Episode: "The 3-H Club"
2005, 2020 All That Himself 2 episodes [1], including the “10th Anniversary Reunion Special”.
Medical Investigation Tim Wayne Episode: "Mousetrap"
Bones Shawn Cook Episode: "A Boy in a Bush"
2005–08 Zoey 101 Dustin Brooks 25 episodes
2005–07 Avatar: The Last Airbender Various voices 2 episodes
2005–08 King of the Hill Kenny / Caleb / Robin / Arrow Kid #2 5 episodes
2006 Imaginary Friend Paul Short
Over the Hedge Skeeter (voice)
He's a Bully, Charlie Brown Roy / Kid (voice)
The King of Queens Kenny Episode: "Mama Cast"
2007 Meet the Robinsons Stanley Pukowski (voice)
Without a Trace Alex Rosen Episode: "One and Only"
American Dad! Johnny (voice) Episode: "I Can't Stan You"
2008 The Mighty B! Gwen's Brother #2 (voice) Episode: "Bee My Baby/Bee Afraid"
Britney: For the Record Himself
2009 Criminal Minds Jeffrey Barton Episode: "Faceless, Nameless"
2010 The Legacy Billy Short
2013 MyMusic Jeff Pookie Recurring role; 12 episodes
2014 A Lesson in Romance Sean Mills TV Movie
2015 Comedy Bang Bang Tyler Cunningham Episode: "Simon Helberg Wears a Sky Blue Button Down Jeans"



Title Year Album
"Don't Go"[2] 2010 Non-album single
"Like I Would"[3] 2016
(with Taylor Hill)
"Ain't Hurtin Nobody"[5]

Promotional singles

Title Year Album
"Love Yourself"[6] 2016 Non-album single
"Little Things"[7]

Music videos

Title Year Other artist(s) Director(s) Ref.
"Don't Go" 2011 N/A Ryan Parma [11]
"iT's YoU" 2016 Unknown [12]
"Like I Would" Ryan Parma [13]
"Blood" 2017 Taylor Hill Justin Richards [14]
"Ain't Hurtin Nobody" N/A [15]


  1. Jones, Marcus (November 21, 2019). "Jamie Lynn Spears is reuniting with the cast of 'Zoey 101' on the new 'All That'". Entertainment Weekly.
  2. "Don't Go - Single". iTunes. July 25, 2010.
  3. "Like I Would - Single". iTunes. June 24, 2016.
  4. "Blood - Single". iTunes. February 7, 2017.
  5. "Ain't Hurtin Nobody - Single". iTunes. August 24, 2017.
  6. "Love Yourself - Single". iTunes. February 15, 2016.
  7. "Little Things - Single". iTunes. April 2, 2016.
  8. "Pillowtalk - Single". iTunes. April 27, 2016.
  9. "Chainsaw - Single". iTunes. June 30, 2016.
  10. "Mercy - Single". iTunes. September 10, 2016.
  11. "Paul Butcher - Don't Go". YouTube. January 13, 2011.
  12. "ZAYN - iT's YoU (Paul Butcher Cover)". YouTube. March 27, 2016.
  13. "ZAYN - Like I Would (Paul Butcher Cover)". YouTube. June 25, 2016.
  14. "Paul Butcher & Taylor Hill - Blood". YouTube. February 15, 2017.
  15. "Paul Butcher - Ain't Hurtin Nobody (Official Video)". YouTube. August 24, 2017.
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