Gaten Matarazzo

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Gaetano John "Gaten" Matarazzo III (born September 8, 2002) is an Italian-American actor. He began his career on the Broadway stage as Benjamin in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert & as Gavroche in Les Misérables. He stars as Dustin Henderson in the Netflix science-fiction drama series, Stranger Things (2016). Matarazzo was born in New London, ... See full bio »

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Stranger Things Dustin Henderson


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  Hump (pre-production)
Rami (voice)
 2022 Honor Society (post-production)
 2022 My Father's Dragon (completed) (voice)
 2016-2022 Stranger Things (TV Series)
Dustin Henderson
- Chapter Nine: The Piggyback (2022) ... Dustin Henderson
- Chapter Eight: Papa (2022) ... Dustin Henderson
- Chapter Seven: The Massacre at Hawkins Lab (2022) ... Dustin Henderson
- Chapter Six: The Dive (2022) ... Dustin Henderson
- Chapter Five: The Nina Project (2022) ... Dustin Henderson
 2021 Waffles + Mochi (TV Series)
Casey the electrician
- Mushroom (2021) ... Casey the electrician
 2020 Green Day: Meet Me on the Roof (Music Video)
Gaten Matarazzo
 2019 The Angry Birds Movie 2
Bubba (voice)
 2017 Katy Perry Feat. Nicki Minaj: Swish Swish (Music Video short)
Gaten Matarazzo
 2015 The Blacklist (TV Series)
- The Kenyon Family (No. 71) (2015) ... Finn
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Music video for Katy Perry: "Swish Swish"

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5' 5" (1.65 m)


Matarazzo, Heather | Matarazzo Sr., Gaten


Sabrina Matarazzo (sibling) | See more »

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I was like, 'I'm only going to do musical theater for the rest of my life. I'm never going to do TV.' And whenever I'd get auditions for TV, I'd be like, 'Okay, whatever. I've got a lisp, so they're not going to take me.' And then I started doing this, and I guess it was my sister that got me into the acting thing. See more »


His mother is named Heather, but she is not actress Heather Matarazzo. See more »


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