Gaten Matarazzo is an American actor and singer. He began his career on the Broadway stage as Benjamin in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and as Gavroche in Les Misérables. He currently stars as Dustin Henderson in the Netflix science-fiction drama series Stranger Things and is the lead singer the indie rock band, Work In Progress. He has also shared that he had been rejected from several acting roles for around two years owing to his disability. Gaten Matarazzo is active on social media platforms like twitter and Instagram.

Birth Name

Gaten Matarazzo




Actor, Singer



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Gaten Matarazzo was born on 8th of September 2002, in Little Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, United States.


He is currently 17 years old.

Sun Sign




Gaten is of Italian and English ancestry.




There isn’t much information regarding his education.

Family Details

  • Father – Gaten Matarazzo Sr.
  • Mother – Heather Matarazzo

  • Siblings – Sabrina Matarazzo (Sister) (Acted in Television commercials), Carmen Matarazzo (Brother) (Worked in TV commercials)
  • Relatives – David A. Hendrickson (Maternal Grandfather), Sandra Martin (Maternal Grandmother)

Marital Status


Girlfriend / Spouse

Gaten Matarazzo has dated –

  • Lizzy Yu (2018-Present) – In 2018, Gaten is assumed to have started dating Lizzy Yu who has done an acting course. Lizzy’s first loved up post with Gaten dates back to July 2018 when she titled Together again♥️. In May 2019, they went to prom together.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 4 inches
  • In centimeters – 163 cm
  • In meters – 1.63 m


  • In Kilograms – 59 kg
  • In Pounds – 130 lbs

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color

Light Brown



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Playing Dustin Henderson in the supernatural horror Netflix series Stranger Things and is the lead singer the indie rock band, Work In Progress.

Television Debut

In 2015, Gaten guest appeared as Finn in the crime drama series The Blacklist.

Brand Endorsements

Gaten has starred in the TV commercials for Old Navy (Clothing brand) & Bank of Montreal (BMO).

Awards & Nominations

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2017 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Digital TV Series or Film – Teen Actor Stranger Things Nominated
2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Won
2017 Shorty Awards Best Actor Won
2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated
2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards Best On-Screen Team Nominated
2019 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Actor Nominated

Gaten Matarazzo Favorites

His favorite things are unknown.

Gaten Matarazzo Net worth

Gaten Matarazzo has an estimated net worth of $3 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Gaten Matarazzo

  • Gaten Matarazzo began his career in the acting industry with Broadway performances at a young age.
  • He suffers from a rare genetic condition called Cleidocranial Dysplasia, in which collar bones aren’t formed at birth and also affects the development of the skull, facial muscles and teeth.
  • In 2011, he portrayed the character of Benjamin in the Broadway musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert at the Palace Theatre.
  • In 2014, he played the character Gavroche / Petit Gervais in Broadway musical Les Misérables which was staged at Imperial Theatre.
  • He does not like to play sports but enjoys watching them.
  •  In November 2017, his sister also started a Facebook campaign to raise money for the organization.


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