Partner in the Gersh Agency and head of its New York office, including the talent department. Clients include: Harold Perrineau (“Lost”), Christopher Meloni (“Law & Order: SVU”), Melina Kanakaredes, Jane Krakowski, Victor Garber, Jake Webber (“Medium”), Kate Burton and Zoe Saldana.
Origins: Originally from Kenosha, Wis., Butler moved to New York in 1980.
What’s new: Gersh finalized its acquisition of the Joyce Ketay Agency in January. Founder Joyce Ketay joined the New York office along with Carl Mulert. The 28-year-old JKA clientele includes writer-director Neil LaBute, writer Tony Kushner and director Moisès Kaufman.
New York State of mind: “I love the theater and the acting pool that is here because of the theater. I love walking and taking the subway. I love having a lot of friends who are in everything from investment banking to fashion, just the varied people that are great in different fields. My dream coming from Wisconsin was to be successful in New York. I didn’t want to be the head of a studio or anything like that. I wanted to be a success in this city.”
Downtime: “When I stay in town I take my dog and we go for a walk or a bike ride up the Hudson River Park. If I go away I will go visit friend in the Hamptons.”
Night moves: “In the theater district I love Bar Centrale. Also I am a member of the Soho House so I like going there as well.”
Sustenance: “Perry Street in the West Village is one of my favorite restaurants.”