Born and raised in Cambridge, Ontario, Adam Butcher began his acting career in 2001 when he won the lead role as 11-year-old Rupert Patterson in the YTV series Super Rupert. He next played a supporting role in the Paramount Television movie The Pentagon Papers (2003), starring James Spader and Alan Arkin, before making his feature film debut in Saint Ralph (2005).
Shot in his hometown in September and October, 2003, the story follows 14-year-old Ralph Walker (Butcher) and his search for a miracle to save his mother's life. Butcher then joined the Canadian cast of The Movie Network's new series Terminal City (2005). Since then, he's played recurring roles as Noel on Life with Derek and Dylan on Republic of Doyle.