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Overview (2)

Born in Perth, Australia
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Dacre was born in 1994 in Perth, Western Australia. His mother is Australian-Canadian and his father is a New Zealander. At the time of his birth both of his parents were working in the film industry and he spent many hours during his childhood on film sets where he developed a love of acting. Dacre was accepted into WAAPA to undertake his 3 year Bachelor of Arts in Acting.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: JH

Trivia (6)

Even though it was filmed in his homeland of Australia, Better Watch Out (2016) marked his acting debut in an American film, as well as his first major film credit.
Based some of his performance as Billy in Stranger Things (2016 - ) on his own experiences being bullied in school.
Is descended from Charles II of England (1630-1685), who was King of England, Scotland, and Ireland, from 1660 to 1685, and King of Scotland, from 1649 to 1651. This descent is through Charles' daughter, Anne Lennard, Countess of Sussex. Actors Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are also descended from Charles II.
His name, Dacre, is after his descent, on his mother's side, from the Barons Dacre of England (a Baronship that traces back to 1321, when Ralph Dacre became Lord Dacre).
First name pronounced ''day-ker''.
He has dual Australian and Canadian citizenship.

Personal Quotes (16)

We'd be doing parkour on my high school roof; we'd get in trouble. But I was never a reckless kid.
I was really fat in school.
My mum didn't really let me watch TV until I was about 5 years old.
I didn't have any friends. I was bullied. I didn't play sports.
I have so much drive and passion for this industry and the creative arts, and I want other kids to have that kind of drive, and to have a fire in their belly for whatever industry that they want to get into.
I was a really big kid.
I wasn't a good kid in school. I wasn't a bad kid. I just didn't focus. My grades weren't good. I mucked around, you know, a phase everyone went through.
After Year 12, I went to Vancouver for my gap year and met an agent who told me to lose 25 kg.
My parents worked in the film industry, but they both worked behind the camera, so I like to think that I have a really good understanding of how all the parts of the puzzle come together to make a film or TV show.
I came from drama school, and it's a group of 18 people working together in every single production and splitting up the roles for three years, so I am very much about the team.
I was into Batman. I was into Spider-Man.
It's not just the actor in front of the camera. And it's important to have respect for all those people that work behind the camera.
I am the biggest geek and fan of film and TV, and I just go through phases.
Growing up, I was into 'Power Rangers.'
It sounds super cliche, but my sister is 12 years younger than me, and I remember when I was there holding her in my arms for the first time. And that kind of responsibility you feel when you hold a child in your arms.
I have a confession... I don't eat Vegemite, which probably makes me "unaustralian".

Salary (1)

Stranger Things (2016) $150,000 per episode (Season 3)

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