Gaten Matarazzo is an American child actor. We know him the best for his role of Dustin Henderson in the hit sci-fi series Stranger Things. He began his acting career on the famous Broadway stage as Gavroche in Les Misérables and Benjamin in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
He also appeared in the movie The Black List (2013) and is playing in the movie that is currently in development, and it is based on the book Zach’s Lie (2018).
Gaten was born with a rare genetic condition called cleidocranial dysplasia, which caused him to be born without collar bones. This also affected the development of his facial bones skull and teeth. Apparently, Gaten’s case of this genetic disease is a rare one.
The interesting fact is that when Gaten Matarazzo was cast for the role of Dustin Henderson in Stranger Things, his genetic condition was written into the script. So, in the pilot episode of the series Gaten’s character Dustin explains his condition to a school bully after this one mocks him about his teeth and his shoulders.
Gaten Matarazzo Age
The young actor was born under the full name Gatano John Matarazzo III. His birthday is September 8, 2002. He is fifteen years old. Matarazzo was born in Little Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, United States.
Gaten Matarazzo Net Worth and Income
Matarazzo’s estimated net worth is around $2 million. He earned his little fortune before his sixteenth birthday playing in the popular Netflix fantasy series Stranger Things. In addition, the young actor makes an income of $20 – 30,000 per the series episode.
Furthermore, Gaten makes a decent money from his appearance in commercials. He is a star of one of the Old Navy commercials, which features the young actor rapping about the brand’s upcoming Black Friday deals.
However, this commercial isn’t the first time Matarazzo has demonstrated his talent for music. He showed his musical gift in the Les Misérables on Broadway. In addition, he performed the national anthem at the Mets game.
Gaten Matarazzo Family
Matarazzo was born in a family of three children. He has two siblings, a sister Sabrina Matarazzo and a brother Carmen Matarazzo. Both of his siblings have acted in television commercials.
His mother’s name is Heather Matarazzo. Nevertheless, she is not an actress Heather Matarazzo. A lot of people confuses Gaten’s mother with this American actress. Yet, they just share the same name and are not related otherwise. Gaten father’s name is Gaten Matarazzo Sr.
Friends and Girlfriend
Gaten is good friends with his Stranger Things fellow co-stars Millie Bobby Brown, Noah Schnapp, Caleb McLaughlin and others.
As he is only fifteen years old, the young Stranger Things star still doesn’t have a girlfriend and doesn’t think about dating anyone seriously. The pictures he posts on his Instagram, like that one where he sneaked out to make an angel in the snow, show that Gaten still enjoys being a child.
Gaten Matarazzo Height and Weight
According to available information, Matarazzo weighs around 50 kg or 110 lbs., while his height is 1.63m or 5 feet 4 inches. He has light brown hair, brown eyes, and adorable smile.
Ethnicity and Nationality
Gaten Matarazzo is nationality is American. As for his ethnicity and cultural heritage, he is white and belongs to Italian descent.
|Born:||September 8 2002|
|Net Worth:||$2 million|
|Salary:||$20000 – 30000 per "Stranger Things" episode|
|Hair Color:||Dark Brown|
|Height:||1.63m or 5 feet 4 inches|
|Weight:||50 kg or 110 lbs|