Gaten Matarazzo is best known for playing the lead role in the popular Netflix series Stranger Things. He has been entertaining the young audience since 2016 with his role as Dustin Henderson in the Netflix series. Now, as the series is near its end, let’s know some interesting facts about Gaten Matarazzo, if you haven’t known him enough yet.
1- Gaten is a Broadway star. At the age of 10, he appeared in iconic Broadway roles with the musicals Les Miserables and Priscilla.
2- He initially didn’t audition for the role of Dustin in Stranger Things. He was one of the many young actors who auditioned for the character of Mike Wheeler but then he received a call to play Dustin.
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3- Gaten Matarazzo was born with a rare genetic condition called Cleidocranial Dysplasia (CCD) which affected the bones and teeth.
4- The young actor works with CCD Smiles. It is a foundation that helps in covering the costs of oral surgeries who have this condition.
5. Gaten is a big-time Star Wars fan. He even expressed his desire to play a part in the popular franchise.
6. He provided the voice of Buba in The Angry Birds Movie 2.
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