If you’re not living under a rock, you probably have seen Stranger Things. Stranger Things became one of the most watched TV Series in Netflix making the child actors instant celebrities. The kids are adorable in the reel life, and more so in real life. We love Dustin Henderson on the series and actor Gaten Matarazzo who plays Dustin, is amazingly lovely.
It’s no wonder that the child celebrities Milly Bobby Brown, Caleb McLaughlin, Finn Wolfhard are liked by fans all over the world. Today, we’re trying to give you a little more info on your favorite character, Dustin and the actor who plays him.
Dustin Stranger Things: Gaten Matarazzo Bio & Singing
Gaten Matarazzo was born in 2002, September 8 in the New Jersey, U.S. No surprise, the actor was in the business from an early age. At 9 years old, Matarazzo was playing Benji in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – a Broadway musical. In a 2014 rendition of Les Misérables in Broadway, he played little Gavroche, you know the one that comes to the regular meeting of the rebels and the one that dies. (Oops! Spoiler) No wonder this little guy is so talented. He’s on BROADWAY for Pete’s sake.
And as you imagined, you’ve got to be a good singer if you’re to be on Les Misérables. So Matarazzo sings- there you go folks. Go scour the Internet to find him singing. It’s worth it. Matarazzo said to The Wall Street Journal that he used to sleep on the bus to cover his classes while rehearsing for the play. Incredible determination, hmm.
Matarazzo on his teeth: Clydocranial Dysplasia
You’re reading this so we don’t need to tell you that Dustin in the series has a medical condition called Clydocranial Dysplasia which he tells to the bullies when they taunt him about his teeth. He suffers from this condition in his real life too and is not shy to tell that he puts on fake teeth.
In The Jonathan Ross Show, Gaten and his fellow Stranger Things kid were interviewed. He told that he suffered from the condition and that affected his bones, facial features and teeth.
“It’s a condition where you’re born without your collar bones — I don’t have any,” Matarazzo told the host. “It affects your facial growth, your skull growth… it affects your teeth… that’s why I don’t have any, these are fake, right here.”
Matarazzo said that he wanted to raise awareness about the condition and he felt that he might have given some courage to the people having the condition so that they don’t try to hide it. Everybody applauded when he said that. No surprise there.
Watch the full interview here.
Gaten Matarazzo Net Worth and Earnings
Noah Schnapp, who plays young Will Byers on the series, reportedly made $10,000 per episode for Season 1. His character was mostly out of the screen and he made such amount. Though Matarazzo’s earnings and net worth have not been revealed, you can make an estimate from Schnapp’s earnings. This is going to increase exponentially in the next season. By the way, have you guys seen the teaser for Stranger Things Season 2? We can’t wait to see what happens. Watch the teaser below and come back here for more information of your favorite celebrity.