Dick Butkus

Played by Ian Patrick


Dick Butkus is Larry and Jackie’s youngest son. He’s precocious, well-mannered and in awe of this strange new world. Dick loves to express himself, whether it’s in the form of a love salute for his parents or defending his human friends in the face of danger.


With a passion for acting coming at an early age, Ian Patrick first started his career with commercial and print modeling. After finding his love for the camera he moved to acting, landing small parts in a variety of film and television projects.

In 2012 Patrick made his big screen debut as Grisham in Judd Apatow’s eccentric comedy, Wanderlust, opposite Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd. He adapted perfectly to the quirky and hilarious role and ultimately made the unique character his own. With his series regular role as Dick Butkus on The Neighbors, he had garnered considerable attention and a strong following among both his teen peers and adults.

Patrick is the youngest of four children raised by his parents in his hometown of Dallas, Texas. When he is not traveling or working on any of his many projects, he enjoys riding his scooter, reading, playing computer games, and building with Legos. He is also an animal lover and has two dogs and four cats.