|“||I love this franchise. It's just . . . you know . . . It's funny, I was hanging out with Taron Egerton last night and he was like 'Just let me do a couple lines in the movie! It's my favorite! It's my favorite!' He watches it all the time, I'm now going to try to get him a couple of lines in the movie, it's like it's so much . . . In my whole career, it's one of the proudest things I've ever been involved in. It's such a fun, sweet journey, and I've become quite attached to my character, it's great to play a guy who's huge and bulky and actually not have to go there, you know?||”|
|— Gerard on How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World |
Gerard James Butler is a Scottish actor who voiced Hiccup’s father Stoick the Vast in How to Train Your Dragon, the animated shorts Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon and Gift of the Night Fury, as well as the two sequels.
He was born on 13th November 1969. Butler achieved widespread fame for playing the lead role of King Leonidas in Zack Synder's fantasy war film 300. In his review of the first film, Roger Ebert joked that Butler seemed to be "channeling" his character of Leonidas when voicing Stoick. He also dryly noted how many of the Scandinavian Vikings in the film spoke with Scottish brogues, including Butler, Craig Ferguson (Gobber), and David Tennant (Spitelout).
|2004||The Phantom of the Opera||Erik, The Phantom|
|P.S. I Love You||Gerry|
|2009||Saturday Night Live||Host / Various||Guest Host|
|2010||The Bounty Hunter||Milo Boyd|
|2013||Olympus Has Fallen||Mike Banning|
|2016||London Has Fallen|
|A Family Man||Dane Jensen||Also producer|
|Gods of Egypt||Set|
|2017||Geostorm||Jacob "Jake" Lawson|
|2018||Den of Thieves||Nick O'Brien|
|Hunter Killer||Captain Joe Glass||Post-production|
|Angel Has Fallen||Mike Banning||Also producer|
DreamWorks Dragons Franchise Filmography
|2010||How to Train Your Dragon||Feature film|
|Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon||Short film|
|2011||Gift of the Night Fury||Holiday special|
|2014||How to Train Your Dragon 2||Feature film|
|2019||How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World|
|How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming||Holiday special|
- Gerard was first to be cast for How to Train Your Dragon.
- In an exclusive interview with Screen Rant, Butler mentioned his recent work recording for How To Train Your Dragon 3, and called the film "beautiful". 
- Pape, Stefan Exclusive: Gerard Butler on Geostorm, Angel Has Fallen and How to Train Your Dragon 3. (October 20, 2017) HEYUGUYS.
- Moore, Rose. Gerard Butler on his work on 'Den of Thieves'. (January 18, 2018). Screen Rant.