Charlie Heaton Biography

Charlie Heaton is an English actor and musician. The audience knows him mostly for playing Winona Ryder’s television son Jonathan Byers in the popular supernatural drama series Stranger Things. The actor was born under the full name Charlie Ross Heaton. According to his bio, Charlie’s birthplace is Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom. He has an older sister, Levi Heaton who is also pursuing an acting career.

Personal Life and Band

At the age 0f 16, Charlie moved to London to begin his acting career. He was a drummer of a rock band called Comanechi in London. While he was performing in the band, Charlie met Akiko Matsuura, who was his bandmate. Akiko is also a drummer and vocalist and she is a member of two English bands, Pre and Comanechi. In addition, she plays drums with The Big Pink band. Akiko is originally from Osaka, Japan.


Band “Comanechi”

Charlie Heaton and Akiko Matsuura have a three-year-old son together. His name is Archie. The information that famous Jonathan Byers from Stranger Things has a child was unknown until after some problems that Charlie had at the Los Angeles airport recently. Namely, Heaton was denied entering the United States due to traces of cocaine that police dogs sniffed out on him.

Charlie Heaton and Son

This shocking information somehow had led to another revelation, and his fans that follow the actor on Instagram were stunned to learn that Charlie Heaton has a son. Archie was born in May 2014 and he lives with his mother Akiko Matsuura. However, according to his recent interview, Charlie spends time with his son when he can, due to his obligations in Stranger Things and his other projects.

Heaton and Matsuura were hoping to keep their son away from publicity. Nevertheless, recent events caused Heaton to reveal a bit more about his personal life.


Charlie Heaton and his girlfriend Natalia Dyer

Since the summer of 2017, Charlie Heaton has been dating his Stranger Things co-star Natalia Dyer. In the Netflix science fiction drama, Natalia plays Nancy Wheeler. According to photos of two of them that we can see in the press and on social media, Stranger Things stars seem to be madly in love. Although they never officially confirmed their relationship, a British star and young actress can often be seen together on the streets of New York City, holding hands and kissing in public.

Charlie Heaton Age

Heaton is 23 years old. He was born on February 6, 1994. Happy Birthday, Charlie!

Charlie Heaton Height and Weight

Heaton has an average height for a man. He is 1.73 m or 5′ 8″ tall. At the same time, he is slim built and weighs approximately 69 kg or 152 lb. He has dark brown hair and brown eyes.


Charlie Heaton

What’s Charlie Heaton Net Worth and Income?

Given that his acting career has just started, Charlie has made net worth of $250,000 so far. At the same time, his girlfriend Natalia Dyer has a net worth of around $800,000. They make approximately $20 – 30,000 per Stranger Things episode.

Charlie Heaton Movies and TV Series

Charlie started his acting career by appearing in various British television series such as the British crime drama Vera, the medical drama series Casualty and DCI Banks. The role in DCI Banks in 2015 was Charlie’s debut role as an actor.

In his pursuit for a bigger career in acting, Heaton decided to move to Los Angeles and within three months upon arrival was cast for the role in the 2016 psychological thriller Shut In. He played the role of a troubled child alongside Naomi Watts and Oliver Platt in this movie.


Charlie Heaton and Winona Ryder in “Stranger Things”

In addition, Charlie appeared in the indie drama move As You Are, that won the Special Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016.

In 2017, Heaton was cast for the Spanish drama horror film Marrowbone co-staring George MacKay, Anya Taylor-Joy and Mia Goth.

However, Heaton’s biggest breakthrough was the role of Jonathan Byers in Stranger Things.

The British actor will play Samuel ‘Sam’ Guthrie/Cannonball in New Mutants, an upcoming horror/superhero movie based on Marvel Comics.

Together with his co-stars form Stranger Things, Charlie Heaton won a Screen Actors Guild Award in the category Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

Ethnicity and Nationality

Charlie Heaton nationality is British. He belongs to white ethnicity.

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Born:,February 6 1994
Ethnicity:,White (Caucasian)
Profession:,Actor and Musician
Net Worth:,$250000
Salary:,$20000 – 30000 per “Stranger Things” episode
Hair Color:,Dark Brown
Eye Color:,Brown
Height:,1.73 m or 5′ 8″
Weight:,69 kg or 152 lb
Married to:,N/A
Affair with:,N/A
Children:,1 (son Archie)
Birth Sign:,Aquarius

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