Chris Butler

Shakespeare, On-Camera

Chris Butler has appeared in numerous films and television shows, including all seven seasons of CBS’s, “The Good Wife” and its spin off, “The Good Fight” and recurring roles on “Designated Survivor,” “Women of the Movement,” “Animal Kingdom,” “True Blood,” “Rizzoli & Isles,” “Major Crimes,” “24,” “Smith,” “Two Guys and a Girl” and “The Fairly OddParents: Fairly Odder.” Chris’ other credits include “Rescue Dawn,” “Play Dead,” “Scandal,” “Modern Family,” “Longmire,” “NCIS,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “Shameless,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Criminal Minds,” “True Detective,” “Superstore,” “iCarly” and a series regular on TNT’s “King and Maxwell.”

On the stage, Chris made his broadway debut as Noah in the Tony® nominated 110 in the Shade starring Audra McDonald. He won LA Ovation, NAACP and Garland Awards for his work in Yellowman at The Fountain Theater and Stick Fly at the Matrix Theater. Other theater credits include Prospero in The Tempest (Shakespeare Center LA), Othello in Othello, Macduff in Macbeth, Walter Lee in A Raisin in the Sun, Lymon in The Piano Lesson (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Biff in Death of a Salesman (South Coast Repertory); McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and the one person show Twilight-Los Angeles: 1992 (Rubicon Theatre Company).

Chris is the Senior Artistic Fellow for The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles. He holds an M.F.A. in Theater from UC San Diego and B.A. in Dramatic Arts from UNC-Chapel Hill.

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