Gaetano John “Gaten” Matarazzo III is an American who is a popular actor and rapper. He is the industry since 2011. He works in movies, music videos, stage shows, and many more. His work with acting is highly appreciated by critics.

Gaten Matarazzo

Gaten became famous after portraying the role of Dustin Henderson in the science fiction horror drama series ‘Stranger Things’ by Netflix. He also hosted ‘Prank Encounters’, the short-lived Netflix show.

Gaten Matarazzo Wiki/Biography

Born on 08 September 2002, Gaten Matarazzo’s age is 18 years as of January 2021. He was born and brought up in a well-settled family from Connecticut, United States. The cool kid was raised in Little Egg Harbor Township in New Jersey and he studied at Pinelands Regional High School in Tuckerton, New Jersey, US.

Gaten Matarazzo is yet to pursue any further education that is his college. Gaten, from the very beginning of his childhood, was more involved in singing and other performing arts. The cool kid did his vocal training at Starlight Performing Arts Centre in New Jersey.

Full Name Gaetano John “Gaten” Matarazzo III
Date of Birth 08 September 2002
Age 18 Years
Birth Place Connecticut, United States
Profession Actor and Rapper
Nationality American
Hometown Little Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, United States
Zodiac Sign Leo
School Pinelands Regional High School, Tuckerton, New Jersey, US
Education Qualification High School
Net Worth $4 Million

Family, Girlfriend & Relationships

Gaten Matarazzo belongs to a well-settled family from Connecticut, United States. Gaten is an American and believes in the Christian religion.

His father’s name is Gaten Matarazzo Sr., who works for the US government and her mother’s name is Heather Matarazzo, who is a teacher.

He also has 2 siblings. His older sister is named Sabrina Matarazzo, who is an American actress and his younger brother Carmen Matarazzo is a young American musician and drummer.

Gaten Matarazzo’s marital status is unmarried. He has been dating his girlfriend Lizzy Yu for a year now. Lizzy Yu is a musical theater performer and an Instagram sensation.

Father Name Gaten Matarazzo Sr.
Mother Name Heather Matarazzo
Brother Name Carmen Matarazzo
Sister Name Sabrina Matarazzo
Girlfriend Lizzy Yu
Marital Status Unmarried

Physical Appearance

Gaten Matarazzo is a cute-looking and short actor in the American music industry and Hollywood. He is known for his charming cute looks and attractive personality. He has a wonderfully cute smile and cheeks.

He owns a nice body too. Gaten Matarazzo is 5 feet and 4 inches tall in height and weighs around 59 Kg at such a small age. He has curly dark brown hair and also has beautiful brown color eyes. He also has bow legs.


Gaten Matarazzo started his career by working in the American Theater on stage. In the year 2011, he worked in the stage show ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ as Benjamin in the Palace Theater, Broadway.

In the year 2014, he starred as Gavroche/Petit Gervais in the stage show titled ‘Les Miserables’ in the Imperial Theater, Broadway.

In 2015, he worked in an episode of his 1st TV series titled ‘The Blacklist’ in the role of Finn.

In 2016, he started working in the famous TV series ‘Stranger Things’ which led to his fame. He managed to bag the main role in this one which is Dustin Henderson and is the main role of the show to date.

Battle’ both as himself. This year he also starred in 2 music videos titled ‘Swish Swish’ by Katy Perry ft. Nicki Minaj and ‘Lost Boys Life’ Computer Games ft. Darren and Chuck Criss. The same year, he did an opening act for Jimmy Fallon’s Golden Globes 2017 by Jimmy Falon.

In the year 2018, he was on an episode of a TV show named ‘Drop the Mic’ and also did a stage show called ‘Cinderella’ in Pinelands Regional Thespians as Jean-Michael.

In 2019, he voiced Bubba in the movie ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’ and hosted the TV series ‘Prank Encounters’. The same year he did the stage show ‘Into the Woods’ as Jack in the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles. In the year 2020, he starred in the music video titled ‘Meet Me on the Roof’ by Green Day.


Gaten so far has been nominated for 6 awards out of which he won 2. All these nominations are for his work in the TV series ‘Stranger Things. Gaten Matarazzo has won the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in the year 2017. The same year he won the Shorty Awards as the Best Actor.

Apart from these, he was nominated for the 2017 Young Artist Awards for Best Performance in a Digital TV series or Film – Teen Actor, Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, MTV Movie and TV Awards for Best On-Screen Team (with a few others) and Teen Choice Awards for Choice Summer TV Actor.