Gerard Butler is a Scottish actor who provided the voice of Stoick the Vast in the film adaptation of How To Train Your Dragon, the animated shorts Legend Of The Boneknapper Dragon, and Gift of the Night Fury, and the sequel film. He provides the voice of Stoick the Vast along side his closest friend Craig Ferguson who does the voice of Stoick's closet friend Gobber.
He was born in 13th November, 1969. Butler achieved widespread fame for playing the lead role of King Leonidas in the film 300. In his review of the 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).