Ron Butler

Ron Butler is a Los Angeles based actor and voice artist with over a hundred film and television credits, which include playing everything from brooding doctors to screwball hipsters. A member of the Atlantic Theater Company, he won an Independent Filmmaker Project Award for his work in the HBO film Everyday People. He works regularly as a commercial and animation voice-over artist and has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks.

  • Hoodoo

    By Ronald L. Smith

    Read by Ron Butler

    Winner of the 2016 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award.

    "The authenticity of Hoodoo's voice and this distinctive mashup of genres make Smith one to watch. Seekers of the scary and something different need look no further." - Kirkus Reviews

    Released Tue Dec 06 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Washington and Hamilton

    By Stephen F. Knott and Tony Williams

    Read by Ron Butler

    The Alliance That Forged America

    This unlikely duo set the United States on the path to becoming a superpower.

    "An elegant dual study resurrects Alexander Hamilton as one of George Washington's most valued advisers...Knott and Williams expertly show how Hamilton was often attacked because Washington was untouchable. " - Kirkus Reviews

    Released Tue Oct 11 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph

    By Roxane Orgill

    Illustrated by Francis Vallejo

    Read by J.D. Jackson , Jason Linere White , Ron Butler and Bahni Turpin

    What happens when you invite as many jazz musicians as you can for a photo in 1950s Harlem?

    "...alive with the presence and skill of the musicians...Beyond being a glorious tribute to these jazz greats...[this] is also a phenomenal debut for Vallejo, whose dynamic acrylic and pastel images bring readers into the heart of the action of a day like no other." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

    Released Tue May 23 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life

    By Ashley Bryan

    Illustrated by Ashley Bryan

    Read by J.D. Jackson , Robin Eller , Ron Butler , Bahni Turpin and Susie Berneis

    Fierce paintings and expansive poetry provide a unique glimpse into the lives of slaves.

    "Bryan gives voices to the voiceless and presents the dreams of slaves who went to the grave without living them. Using historical slave documents from the 1820s to the 1860s, Bryan brings to life 11 slaves who once belonged to Cado Fairchilds...Bryan makes real and palpable what chattel slavery meant and how it affected those who were enslaved; every child who studies American slavery would benefit from experiencing this historically grounded web of narratives." - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

    Released Tue Aug 22 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library

    By Carole Boston Weatherford

    Illustrated by Eric Velasquez

    Read by Ron Butler

    Where is our historian to give us our side? Arturo asked.

    "All of the book's details paint Schomburg as an admirable, flawed, likable, passionate man whose lasting legacy, Harlem's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, opens its doors to all who would learn more about the people its founder knew had been left out of the written record. A must-read for a deeper understanding of a well-connected genius who enriched the cultural road map for African-Americans and books about them." - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

    Available Tue Dec 12 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library

    By Carole Boston Weatherford

    Illustrated by Eric Velasquez

    Read by Ron Butler

    Where is our historian to give us our side? Arturo asked.

    "All of the book's details paint Schomburg as an admirable, flawed, likable, passionate man whose lasting legacy, Harlem's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, opens its doors to all who would learn more about the people its founder knew had been left out of the written record. A must-read for a deeper understanding of a well-connected genius who enriched the cultural road map for African-Americans and books about them." - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

    Available Tue Dec 12 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged