Who is Gaten Matarazzo: All About Stranger Things Dustin

Gaten Matarazzo

Hola guys! We all know Stranger Things has a huge fan base. And its cast members have gained popularity. Here, we talk about the American actor “Gaten Matarazzo”. He has a long journey to play the role in this popular science fiction show. Because he had cleidocranial dysplasias (CCD) condition since birth. He is born on September 8, 2002, in New London

Gaten began his acting career at a very young age. He was 9 years old when he got his first breakthrough in the acting world. At first, he performed on the Broadway stage as Benjamin in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Later, in 2016 Matarazzo gained popularity for playing “Dustin Henderson” in Stranger Things.

Gaten Matarazzo

Apart from that in 2019, he got an opportunity to host Netflix’s hidden camera series Prank Encounters.

Gaten Matarazzo Stranger Things

Gaten Matarazzo played the character “Dustin Henderson” in Stranger Things. He is the main character in the series. He played an amazing character role in all four seasons of the show.

Let’s talk about his character in Stranger Things.

In the series, he arrived at Hawkins Middle School in fourth grade. Also, he is the best friend of Mike Wheeler, Will Byers, and Lucas and is a Boyfriend of Suzie Bingham. He is a Smart, Goofy, and confident person. He has Cleidocranial Dysplasia which causes him to lisp as his teeth and jaw are oddly shaped.

Gaten Matarazzo

In the series, his best friend Will went missing. So, Dustin, Mike, and Lucas decided to find Will. Meanwhile, they met a mysterious girl named “Eleven” instead. Later, they deduced that Will was lost in an alternate dimension, one that could be accessed via a gate at Hawkins Lab.

In the year 2017, he won two awards. The First one is the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. So, the Second one is the Shortly Awards for Best Actor. 


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Gaten TV Shows & Movies

Now, we talk about Movies and TV shows that Gaten is part of. Since 2011 he is been working and playing different major roles so far. He has acting talent through which he is able to deliver some epic work in tv shows and movies as well. 

Film & Tv Shows

TV ShowsRole
Stranger ThingsDustin Henderson
The BlacklistFinn
Lip sync battleHimself
Drop the MicHimself
Prank EncountersAs a Host
Waffles and MochiCasey the electrician

Now Films

He has done some work in Hollywood movies. Here is the list of movies.

The Angry Birds Movie 2Bubba as voice artist
Honor SocietyMichael Dipnicky
My Father’s DragonBoris the Dragon

Gaten is best known for portraying his role as Dustin Henderson” in Stranger Things. But there are various other shows that he took part in. So, let’s take a look at Gaten’s TV Shows & Movies.

Gaten Matarazzo Wiki & Biography

The cast and characters of The Stranger Things have made a huge fan base. Therefore, fans want to know more about their cast in detail. Therefore, let’s know more about Gaten in detail.


  • Gaetano John Matarazzo is born on September 8, 2002, in New London, Connecticut, U.S.
  • He is raised in Little Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey.
  • Also, he is of Italian Descent.
  • He is born with Cleidocranial dysplasias (CCD), which affects the growth of bones and teeth.
  • So, in 2022 Gaten had four-hour tooth Surgery. He has gone through various surgeries because of CCD. Also, he removed his 14 extra teeth He wears dentures in real life.
Real NameGaetano John Matarazzo III
Popularly Known asGaten Matarazzo
Birth DateSeptember 8, 2002
Birth PlaceNew London, Connecticut, U.S
Father NameGaetano Jr.
Mother NameHeather Matarazzo
Relationship StatusIn a relationship
Girlfriend NameLizzy Yu
Net Worth$7 million.
Height5’6’’ Feet
Weight60 Kg
SurgeryMutiple tooth surgries
  • He pursued vocal training at Starlight Performing Arts Center in New JerseyAlso, in 2015 he made his screen acting debut in one episode of The Blacklist.
  • Even he provided Voice to Buba in The Angry Birds Movie 2 and voiced Boris The Dragon in My Father’s Dragon.
  • Recently in November 2022, he performed in the musical Parade to ensure that performing Arts can be enjoyed at Affordable Rates for fans.


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Dustin Stranger Things Social Media

Gaten is a fan favorite not only for her acting skills but also for his Philanthropy nature. Therefore He uses his platform to raise awareness of CCD and Fundraise for CCD Smiles. So that it can help to cover the costs of oral surgeries. He has a huge fan base and millions of followers on social media.

Social Media

So, here is the detail of his social media handles

Instagram username: @gatenm1233

Twitter account: @GatenM123

 Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Gaten’s Net worth?

Currently as per data of 2023 gaten’s Net worth is $7 million.

Who is Gaten’s Girlfriend?

Lizzy Yu the social media influencer is Gaten’s girlfriend

What is the height of Gaten Matarazzo?

Gaten’s height is 5’6’’ feet.

What is Gaten’s weight?

His weight is 60 Kg.

What is Gaten’s condition after surgery?

He has his fourth tooth surgery and it was a success. Now he has recovered from his surgery well.

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