Gaten Matarazzo is best known for playing the lead role in the popular Netflix series Stranger Things. He has been entertaining young audiences since 2016 with his role as Dustin Henderson in the Netflix series. Now that the series is coming to a close, let’s get to know some interesting facts about Gaten Matarazzo, if you don’t already know him well enough.
1- Gaten is a Broadway star. At the age of 10, she appeared in iconic Broadway roles in the musicals Les Miserables and Priscilla.
2- He did not initially audition for the role of Dustin in Stranger Things. He was one of many young actors who auditioned for the role of Mike Wheeler, but then got a call to play Dustin.
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3- Gaten Matarazzo was born with a rare genetic condition called cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD) that affected the bones and teeth.
4- The young actor works with CCD Smiles. It is a foundation that helps cover the costs of oral surgeries that have this condition.
5. Gaten is a huge Star Wars fan. He even expressed his desire to participate in the popular franchise.
6. He provided the voice of Buba in The Angry Birds Movie 2.
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