An American actor, Gaten John Matarazzo III is best known for his role as Dustin in an American television series, Stranger Things. He also has been seen on the Broadway stage in Les Miserables. Gaten has only played in television and theater without taking any roles in films.


The 15-years-old, Gaten began his career on the Boardway stage as Benjamin in Queen of the Desert, Priscilla, and Gavroche in Les Miserable. The star is famous for his acting and is able to make his fans worldwide.

Here are ten interesting as well shocking facts about the Strange Things star Gaten John Matarazzo. Just stick with us.

Ten shocking facts about the ‘Strange Things’ Star Gaten Matarazzo

Gaten Matarazzo was born on 8th September 2002, in Little Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, U.S. He has an older sister and a younger brother. To improve his smile, he is undergoing oral surgery from October 2017. He also shared the screen in Stranger Things with Millie Bobby Brown.

Gaten Matarazzo- A small town kid

Gaten was typically small-town kid, and it is said that the great things come in small package. Now the small town boy, Dustin Henderson has become the adorable audience favorite in the series, Stranger Things.

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Gaten Matarazzo- Sing Broadway Baby

Gaten Matarazzo was the star on Broadway before he landed in the new pop culture favorite series, Stranger Things. During an interview, he was asked about his passion towards music then he said,

When I was younger, I definitely thought the musical theater was sort of more pure than film. I used to say I’d never go to a film because we had to get it right the first time in musical theater. But then, of course, I started doing film and realized I loved it. Keep in mind that I was 8 years old when I said that.

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He added:

Now I know that the musical theater industry has little idea of what goes on in film, and the film industry has little idea of what goes on in a musical theater. So I’m happy to have experience in both.

Gaten Matarazzo was first renowned for his amazing voice and was very famous on Broadway, before capturing his fans hearts as the lovable Dustin Henderson on Stranger Things.

Gaten Matarazzo- No Teeth

Gaten was born with a serious condition called Cleidocranial Dysplasia. It is also called by the abbreviated name CCD. CCD is a genetic condition, and it affects the height. When Gaten was growing up, he had to undergo multiple corrective surgeries.

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Gaten is 15 years old, he has no teeth and collar bones, and the condition affects these areas. At present, Gaten is helping the charity “CCD Smiles.”

 Gaten Matarazzo- TV’s Most Lovable Toothless Geek

Gaten Matarazzo, Dustin is the show’s most quotable character. His curly hair, the cinnamon bun of a human brimming and a passion for chocolate pudding is undoubtedly the best.

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Gaten was the first child actor cast in Stranger Things, after five years he said “yes” on an optimistic. And do you know- that his character is one of the most quotable characters.

Gaten Matarazzo- Himself was D’Art

As all children have their own big dream and this star also has big dreams. Although he was in a rare condition, called CCD. And the long-term effect of this condition of is a delay in development of his bones and stunted the growth.

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Gaten Matarazzo- Stage Veteran

Gaten performed six days a week plus his role of Gavroche in Les Miserables and attended the school, and this all should be noted. His work is an incredible work hat off for his hard work.

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@strangerthingstv season 3 coming!!!! Thanks for all of the support dudes!!!!

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Gaten Matarazzo’s Net Worth, not child’s play

The 15-year-old actor, Gaten is earning and a huge amount of money at the age. He has an estimated net worth of $ 2 million. He has been shocking net worth since he started on Boardway, Benji, in the production of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, and then as Gavroche/Petit Gervais, in the production of Les Miserables.

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Gaten Matarazzo- Forms New Band

The Stranger Things star, Gaten Matarazzo has formed a new band and named it Work in Progress. And now it looks as if Gaten is working hard to enter the music industry with his new music band called Work in Progress. 

Gaten also has posted many clips and snaps of his new band, and he appears as the lead singer, surrounded by his bandmates.

Gaten Matarazzo’s band covers Pearl Jam

Gaten plays the curly hair top-mop Dustin is the lead singer of a New Jersey rock band which covers Pearl Jam.

The caption on the Instagram video which was posted by Matarazzo band reads, Here’s porch by Pearl Jam. Definitely one of our Favorites. His band Work in Progress leaves something to be desired, but the band sounds a light year ahead of many teenagers.

Gaten Matarazzo- One of the young star

Gaten Matarazzo is one of the young stars who changed the voice dramatically during filming. He changed his voice so much as the production ended in the series and it was challenging for the sound team to use him for the additional dialogue after the filming.