Gaten Matarazzo Biography
Gaten Matarazzo is an American actor who became famous after playing Dustin Henderson in Stranger Things (2016-present). He is also famous for hosting the Netflix show Prank Encounters (2019-2021).
Born in New London, Connecticut, Gaten was raised in Little Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. He began his career on the Broadway stage as Benjamin in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (2011-12). While pursuing vocal training at Starlight Performing Arts Center in 2011, he competed at the Strarpower Talent Competition Nationals and won third place with his vocal solo titled “Ben”.
Gaten made his screen acting debut in a 2015 episode of The Blacklist. Over the next several years, he appeared in music videos and various reality shows. On May 11, 2018, he was cast in Hump. In May 2022, he returned to Broadway, joining the final cast of the musical Dear Evan Hansen as Jared Kleinman.
He then starred in Honor Society which was released on July 29, 2022. He also voiced the dragon in the My Father’s Dragon novel series. Later in December 2022, it was announced that he would be returning to Broadway as Toby in Sweeny Todd.
Besides his acting career, he uses his platform to raise awareness of CCD and fundraise for CCD Smiles. In addition, he participated in an hour-long charity Among US stream on The Tonight Show’s Twitch account with proceeds going towards Feeding America.
Gaten Matarazzo Age
How old is Matarazzo? Matarazzo is 21 years old as of 2023. He was born Gaetano John Matarazzo III on September 8, 2002, in New London, Connecticut, the United States of America. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on September 8 every year and his zodiac sign is Virgo.
Gaten Matarazzo Height
Matarazzo stands at an average height of 5 feet 5 inches and is of moderate weight weighing 59 kg (130 lbs).
Gaten Matarazzo Family
Matarazzo was born to Gaeaton Jr. (father) and Heather Mattarazzo (mother). He has an older sister, Sabrina Matarazzo, and a younger brother, Carmen Matarazzo.
Gaten Matarazzo Girlfriend
Matarazzo is currently dating Lizzy Lu. Lizzy is an American actress who was cast as Azula in Avatar: The Last Airbender. They have been together for a while and seem to be happy together.
Gaten Matarazzo Net Worth
Matarazzo has an estimated net worth of $5 Million which includes his assets and income all attributed to his successful career as an actor.