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by Polly Foreman |
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Thought you’d grown out of US high school TV show crushes after Chuck Bass? Thought you could NEVER love anyone as much as Seth Cohen? (looking back he was kinda annoying, tbh).

Well, you’re wrong. Because it turns out you’re never too old to lust after a sxc guys from teen dramas.

(NB: The actors who play them are all about 30 IRL, so THIS DEFINITELY ISN’T CREEPY)

ANYWAY, Ross Butler plays Zach Dempsey in 13 Reasons Why, as well as Reggie Mantle in Riverdale (he’s been very busy).

But, in the words of Nikki Grahame, who is he? Where did we find him? Read on for this and more.

Who is Ross Butler?

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He’s an American actor who’s recently starred in Netflix dramas Riverdale and 13 Reasons Why, which are both pretty much the only things anyone is talking about right now.

He was born in Singapore to an American father and Indonesian mother, and was raised by his mother in Virginia.

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He’s also been in shows such as Teen Wolf and K.C. Undercover.

He was described by NBC as “Hollywood’s leading man waiting in the wings”, and speaking to Variety about the lack of Asian representation in Hollywood, he said: “It’s something that we’re all aware of and something that’s really talked about. There are no Asian leading men in Hollywood. There’s not an Asian Ryan Gosling or an Asian Brad Pitt.

“Reggie [his Riverdale character] was important to me because he isn’t seen as an Asian character, because he wasn’t. He’s just known as one of the guys, and in a comic that was based in American culture. The show is no different. I’m not the Asian kid of Riverdale; I’m Reggie and I just happen to be Chinese.

“It’s important because it’s telling the story that Asian-Americans are in American culture. They’re a big part of our population. It’s a stepping stone to helping find our Asian-American leading movie stars. That’s the next step.”

How old is Ross Butler?

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He was born on May 14, 1990, making him 26. SO DEFINITELY NOT HIGH SCHOOL AGE THANK THE LORD.

Does Ross Butler have a girlfriend?


Also - Check out Ross Butler's ABS


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Ross Butler as Reggie Mantle in Riverdale

Ross played Reggie Mantle in Netflix series Riverdale (here’s how to follow him and the rest of the cast on Snapchat, btw).

It was recently reported that the character will be re-cast for the next series, due to Ross having other commitments.

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The show’s creator, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, told TVLine: “We love what Ross did with the role of Reggie [this season], but because of his commitments to other projects, we couldn’t use him nearly as much as we would have liked.

“[Next season], we want more Reggie on our show—he’s Archie’s rival!—and because Ross is unavailable to come back to Riverdale, we’re looking for a new Reggie.”

Zach Dempsey Thirteen Reasons Why actor

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He played Zach Dempsey in 13 Reasons Why, and a whole lot of people have taken the above statement about him being recast in Riverdale due to his ‘commitments’ to mean that there will be a second series. We really hope so!

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What other movies and TV shows has Ross Butler been in? K.C. Undercover and more

His first acting gig came in 2012 when he was cast in TV film The Gateway Life.

As well as starring in the two biggest shows of the moment, he’s also known for being in the Disney Channel series K.C. Undercover and films Teen Beach 2 and Perfect High.

Is Ross Butler on Instagram?

You can follow him on Instagram here @rossbutler

Is Ross Butler on Twitter?

You can follow Ross Butler on Twitter here @RossButler

Is Ross Butler on Snapchat?

His Snapchat username is rossfbutler. You can find out the rest of the cast's Snapchat username list here.

And finally... Is he LIT at playing the piano?



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