Awards & Winners

Dean Butler

Date of Birth 20-May-1956
Place of Birth Prince George
(Canada, British Columbia, Regional District of Fraser-Fort George)
Nationality United States of America, Canada
Profession Actor, Producer, Writer
Dean Butler is an American movie and television actor and producer of entertainment, sports and documentary programming. Raised in Piedmont, California, he studied Communication Arts at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. His career as an actor started with a small part on the TV series The Streets of San Francisco. His first major role was in the 1978 TV movie Forever, based on Judy Blume’s novel of the same title. Butler is best known for his portrayal of Almanzo Wilder on the NBC family drama Little House on the Prairie, which was based on the classic Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. After Little House he played Jeff "Moondoggie" Griffin in the TV series The New Gidget and Buffy’s dad, Hank Summers, on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. During the 1980s and 1990s Butler was a guest star on TV series including Murder, She Wrote, Who's the Boss?, The Love Boat and JAG. He co-starred with the late Gary Coleman in The Kid with the 200 I.Q.. On the big screen Butler starred in Desert Hearts and later in The Final Goal. On the stage Dean performed in the shows of Stephen Sondheim.

Awards by Dean Butler

Check all the awards nominated and won by Dean Butler.


Telly Award for Non-Broadcast Productions Film/Video - History/Biography
Honored for : Little House on the Prairie: The Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder


TV Land Most Memorable Kiss Award
Honored for : Little House on the Prairie

Nominations 2006 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
TV Land Most Memorable Kiss Award Little House on the Prairie