Gaten Matarazzo Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 26 Dec, 2017
Facts of Gaten Matarazzo
Name Gaten Matarazzo
Birth Name Gaten John Matarazzo
Father Heather Matarazzo
Mother Gaten Matarazzo Sr
Nationality American
Birth Place/City New Jersey
Ethnicity White
Net Worth $2 million
Affair with N/A
Girlfriend N/A
TV Show Stranger Things
Siblings Sabrina Matarazzo, Carmen Matarazzo
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Synopsis

American actor, Gaten Matarazzo is best known for his portrayal Dustin Henderson in an American science fiction-horror series, ‘Stranger Things.’ He started his career as Benjamin on the Broadway stage.

Early life and education

Gaten Matarazzo was born on 8th September 2002 in New Jersey, USA. He belongs to the White-American ethnicity/race and holds American nationality.

Matarazzo is born to Heather Matarazzo and Gaten Matarazzo Sr. His mother has been supportive of her children and took the effort to encourage them to pursue an art career. 

Matarazzo has two siblings, Sabrina Matarazzo and Carmen Matarazzo. Their siblings are also models who have acted in television commercials. During his school days, he used to travel regularly between New Jersey and New York City for his Broadway performances.

Career

Gaten Matarazzo began his career doing Broadway performances. In 2011, he appeared as Benjamin in the Broadway stage in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. He also appeared as Gavroche in  Les Misérables. The following year he was cast in an episode of the crime thriller TV series, ‘The Finn.’

In 2016, Matarazzo portrayed Dustin Henderson in American science fiction-horror series, ‘Stranger Things.’ He starred alongside Winona Ryder and Millie Bobby Brown. It has also been confirmed that Matarazzo will be part of the season two of the series.  

In 2017, Matarazzo won Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble and Shorty Awards for Best Actor for his performances in the drama series, Stranger Things.

Matarazzo is also part of the upcoming production of Erahm Christopher’s ‘Zach’s Lie’ which will be released in 2018. 

Personal life

Gaten Matarazzo is currently 15 years old. He attains all his focus towards his career. He cites his sister, Sabrina, a singer and actress as an inspiration to enter into a musical theatre. 

Besides, Matarazzo has a rare genetic disorder cleidocranial dysostosis, a trait he has shown with his character on Stranger Things. The condition has affected the overall face, skull & teeth development.

Matarazzo believes that sharing his knowledge and experience about the disease will help build awareness and confidence among persons. He has used his platform to raise awareness and fundraise for an organization, CCD Smiles.

Net worth

Gaten Matarazzo is an American actor who has a net worth of $2 million. According to some online sources, ‘Stranger Things’ actors are paid $30,000 per episode. He also earned the amount working on the series.

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