When Ross Butler looks back on his career, he may look at June 2015 as the month when it all came together. The actor appears on the Disney comedy K.C. Undercover as star (and executive producer) Zendya’s partner and love interest. On June 26, Butler will appear in the highly anticipated Disney Channel Original Movie, Teen Beech 2, and the very next night he stars in the Lifetime film, Perfect High alongside Bella Thorne, Israel Broussard and Daniela Bobadilla. “It’s all within a month,” marveled the actor, “I didn’t even think of that! Teen Beach 2 coming out a day before Perfect High, I couldn’t have planned that one any better.”
Ross reveals that he’s a man of many interests — saying, “I’m really into music — I play the piano and guitar. I learned how to play guitar a few years ago, so I’ve been getting really into that. I’ve also been getting into reading novels lately, I just started reading fiction by Stephen King and Neal Gaiman and it’s opening up my acting. I’m also a big video gamer, I love video games.” Then the actor answered our 7 Questions.
1. If your TV had only three shows or networks, what would you watch?
I’ll say Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and Bob’s Burgers.
2. If you were at a magazine stand and could choose any three titles, what would you choose?
Hmmm. I’m not a big magazine guy, but GQ is really good; I need to stay up-to-date on men’s fashion, I guess. Whenever I’m at the grocery store, The National Inquirer is pretty hilarious. And usually a few months down the line, some of the stories turn out to be true, so it’s interesting. And I’d read any science magazine that deals with space. I love reading about space stuff. Like in Scientific American.
3. What are thee foods that you have to have in your fridge or pantry at all times?
Being a foodie, I’m always trying something new, but the constants I have in my fridge are really boring. I always have half and half for my coffee. I can’t even say water in my fridge because I don’t like cold water. Creamer for my Coffee, Butter and Cheese; I always have those three things. Lots of Dairy.
4. What is a movie you can watch over and over?
I have three movies that I watch over and over. Forrest Gump, Gladiator and The Shawshank Redemption.
5. What has been your “OMG!” starstruck moment?
I haven’t had a moment like that yet, but I know if I were to meet Tom Hanks or Robert Downey Jr., I would be pretty much paralyzed from the neck down.
6. Complete this sentence. If I wasn’t an actor, I’d be …
… an astrophysicist. I majored in Chemical Engineering at Ohio State, and if I had the mental capacity, I’d be an astrophysicist, because space fascinates me. That is something I’d want to be, but I don’t think I’ve got the smarts for that.
7. Last one, complete this one too. People may not know this, but my hidden talent is …
… kind of break dancing. I think that every teenage boy has a fantasy of being a breakdancer, so I went on Youtube and taught myself how to breakdance — poorly. I have one or two moves that I can do, but that’s about it and I do them not very well. My signature move is the head slide — where I slide across the floor on my head — which has a good wow factor. If I’m in a battle and I whip that out, that’s the only thing I can do. I end it like, “Bam!” I’ve got nothing after that.
Catch Ross in the following places:
K.C. Undercover > Disney Channel > Sundays at 8:30pm ET/PT
Teen Beach Movie > Disney Channel > Friday, June 26 at 8pm ET/PT
Perfect High > Lifetime > Saturday, June 27 at 8pm ET/PT