ExamplesSee also: List of fictional butlers
- Mr. Stevens, the protagonist of Kazuo Ishiguro's Booker Prize winning novel, The Remains of the Day and movie of the same name.
- Angus Hudson, from the television show Upstairs, Downstairs.
- Edmund Blackadder, butler to Prince George the Prince Regent, in the TV Series Blackadder the Third.
- Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne's butler from Batman is a well known fictional butler.
- Benson DuBois, the Tate butler in the hit 1970's sitcom, Soap
- Geoffrey Butler, the butler for the Banks Family on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
- James La Croix, the butler of Montgomery Mason appearing in the sitcom Home, James.
- Nestor, the butler of Marlinspike Hall appearing in The Adventures of Tintin.
- Niles the butler in the TV Series The Nanny.
- Wadsworth, the protagonist in the movie Clue.
- Sebastian Michaelis, a demon disguised as an extremely handsome man bound by contract to his young British master, Ciel Phantomhive, in the Black Butler Manga and Anime series.
- Also from the same series is Claude Faustus. Like Sebastian, he is a demon bound by contract to his master, Alois Trancy.
- Sebastian Beach, from the Blandings Castle stories by P. G. Wodehouse, of intimidating majesty but nonetheless a good soul who frequently co-conspires with the clever Gally Threepwood.
- Butler, the butler for Prince Salde Canarl Shellbrick III off of the puzzle game Puyo Puyo Fever 2.
- Smithers, Veronica Lodge's fictional butler.
- Spencer, butler in Power Rangers Operation Overdrive
- Pickering, a bullying, slave-driving butler who was the regular villain of the piece in No Tears for Molly from Tammy, a British comic which ran from 1971 to 1984.
- Hugh Edgar, butler, The Edwardian Country House, 2002 British historical recreation TV series
- Cadbury, butler to Richie Rich
- Higgins, from the sitcom Our Man Higgins and the radio comedy on which it was based, It's Higgins, Sir, which revolve around his character
- Underling, the butler in the 2006 Broadway Musical The Drowsy Chaperone
- The titular protagonist of Hayate the Combat Butler
- Butler Seo / Johann Seo, butler-turned-lover to Lady Kang Hae Na of My Fair Lady
- Mr Carson, butler to the Crawley family in Downton Abbey
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