Meet Netflix’s Stranger Things Popular Actor Gaten Matarazzo

Gaten Matarazzo is an American actor who is best known for his role as Dustin in the Netflix web series ‘Stranger Things’. Gaten has also cast in number of series by Broadway and one of them also include Les Miserables.

The role of Dustin in Stranger Things earned him the 2017 Shorty Award for Best Actor. Besides, Gaten has also brilliantly performed his rome in several other television series like Blacklist and Ridiculousness.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Gaten Matarazzo’s net worth estimated at $4 million as of 2019. Learn everything about Gaten Matarazzo in detail below.

Early Life

Gaten Matarazzo was born on September 8, 2002, in Little Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, USA to parents Gaten Matarazzo Sr. and Heather Matarazzo. He has raised alongside his siblings. He has an older sister named Sabrina and a younger brother named Carmen.

He has an American nationality with a mixed ethnic background of Italian, English, Finnish, and Scottish.

Gaten Matarazzo childhood picture.

Talking about his education, he has not completed his high school education. There is not much more information regarding his educational background.


Gaten sister, Sabrina played great role since she encouraged him to join and learn acting. After, encouragement from his sister, he started learn acting and he made his first debut in acting career at the young age of 9 when he was cast in a Broadway presents, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Gaten was able to impress the production team through his acting. Unquestionably, his performance in the show was so good that, in no time he earned another spot in Los Miserables in 2014 which was also the production of Broadway.

He was giving the role of Benjamin in Priscilla, Queen of Desert which was premiered in 2011. He was also cast in an episode of the crime thriller television series ‘The Finn’.

The breakthrough year came in Gate life when he played the role of Dustin Henderson in science fiction-horror web series ‘Stranger Things’.

Net Worth and Earnings

As mentioned above, Gaten Matarazzo’s net worth is estimated at $4 million as of 2019. He has amassed a huge fortune at his young age from his acting career.

He has made a good sum of money from the TV series Stranger Things.

As per reliable source, Gaten salary was $10,000 per episode in the first season. He earned $30,000 pay rise in the second season of the series. The series ‘Stranger Things’ became super hit after the end of the season 2. After gaining so much positive response from the audiences, the series released their third season in July 4, 2019. Becoming superhit series, Gaten received the salary of $250,000 per episode in the third season of the series. Furthermore, he also makes money from the endorsement deals. He has signed a deal with Verizon Fios by Verizon.

Personal Life and Relationship

Talking about Gaten Matarazzo’s personal life, he is currently in a relationship with Lizzy Yu. Since he is just 16 years old, he has not been involved in any other serious relationship.

Gaten Matarazzo’s girlfriend Lizzy Yu.

Gaten Matarazzo’s girlfriend Lizzy is a musical theatre actress. She also an Instagram sensation. The lovely young couple began dating during the summer of 2018. Both the couple shares the pictures together in their social media.

The young couple has shared much more about their future.

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