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 [1]  

Gerard James Butler is a Scottish actor who voiced the character, Stoick the Vast in the film adaptation of How To Train Your Dragon, the animated shorts Legend of the Boneknapper DragonGift 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 the Belch. He will be reprising his roll of Stoick in the upcoming film, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World


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).

Selected Filmography

Dragons Franchise / Filmography

Year Release -
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


  • Gerard is confirmed to reprise his role as Stoick the Vast in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.
    • 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”. [2]



  1. Pape, Stefan Exclusive: Gerard Butler on Geostorm, Angel Has Fallen and How to Train Your Dragon 3. (October 20, 2017) HEYUGUYS.
  2. Moore, Rose. Gerard Butler on his work on 'Den of Theives'. (January 18, 2018). Screen Rant.

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