Quick Facts of

  • First NameGaten Matarazzo
  • Net Worth$ 4million
  • CareerSinger, Actor

Gaten Matarazzo, an American actor & singer came to fame for portraying  Dustin Henderson in the Netflix series Stranger Things (2016- Present). Since 2019, Matarazzo hosts the comedy web series Prank Encounters, a prank show recorded with hidden cameras.

Currently, in his teen, Gaten already enjoys millions of dollars from his acting career ever since he got professional in 2011.

How Much Is Gaten Matarazzo’s Net Worth In 2020?

Professional since the age of 9, Matarazzo, currently 17, has a net worth of $4 million as of February 2020 according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Beginning his career from Broadway, Gaten got acting prominence in such a young age as a cast of sci-fi Netflix series Stranger Things- it credits for much of his fortune accumulation.

Reportedly, the Stranger Things cast received the payroll rise for Season 3 (released on July 4, 2019), which earns Gaten a whopping $250,000 per episode, totaling $2 million from the entire season.

Screen Actors Guild Awards-winning actor Gaten Matarazzo owns $4 million net worth
Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actor Gaten Matarazzo owns $4 million net worth   Source: NBC News

During Season 1 & Season 2, the New Jersey-raised actor earned a salary of $16,800 per episode and $30,000 per episode.

Salary & Net Worth Comparison With Stranger Things Co-Cast 

Gaten Matarazzo, in Season 3, shared the salary in the same 6-digit figure ($250,000) as his teen co-stars Finn Wolfhard (plays Mike), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas) and Noah Schnapp (Will).

Millie Bobby Brown negotiated $300,000 per episode & totaled $2.7 million in Season 3 (before taxes).

While Winona Ryder and David Harbour made $350,000 per episode, other casts like Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, and Joe Keery took home $150,000 per episode.

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Indeed, the Gaten Matarazzo is one of the richest cast in Stranger Things, while the wealthiest among all is Winona Ryder with a fortune of $18 million. Check out the list of the Netflix series cast fortune:

  • Millie Bobby Brown- $10 million
  • David Harbour- $4 million
  • Finn Wolfhard- $3 million
  • Joe Keery- $2.7 million
  • Natalie Dyer- $2 million

Journey To Fame: Breakthrough From ‘Stranger Things’

The Screen Actors Guild Awards- winning actor began his career through Broadway in 2011 through Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and then in Les Misérables in 2014.

With the TV series debut in The Blacklist (2015), Gaten Matarazzo became the main cast for the Netflix sci-fi series Stranger Things in 2016 & works there since then-already appeared in 3 seasons.

As for a fact, Gatarazzo’s character Dustin Henderson has cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD), which the actor has in real life as well.

Gaten Matarazzo plays Dustin Henderson in Stranger Things since 2016
Gaten Matarazzo plays Dustin Henderson in Stranger Things since 2016   Source: USA Jacket

In 2017, Gaten, for his role in Stranger Things, won Screen Actors Guild Awards and Shorty Awards.

Since 2019, the 5 ft. 5 inches tall American actor serves as host in the hidden-camera prank show Prank Encounters.

Some of his notable TV works include Ridiculousness (2017), Lip Sync Battle (2017) and The Angry Birds Movie 2  (2019, voice).

Any Career Update?

Gaten Matarazzo’s upcoming project includes his role Barry Ziegler in Imagine the Moon (pre-production) alongside Luke Wilson. Moreover, the actor is set to voice Rami in animated film Hump (pre-production).

Born In New Jersey: Family Background & Relationship

Gaten was born Gaetano John Matarazzo III on September 8, 2002, in Little Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, the USA. His father’s name is Gaten Matarazzo Sr. while his mother is Heather Matarazzo.

He grew up alongside elder sister & Snapchat star Sabrina & younger brother Carmen, an Instagram star.

Gaten Matarazzo with his family members- Parents & Children
Gaten Matarazzo with his family members- Parents & Children   Source: Press of Atlantic City

Matarazzo attended Regional High School in Tuckerton, New Jersey. He holds American nationality & is of Italian descent.

Did you know? Gaten is left-handed.

Relationship Status: Dating Girlfriend Of 1 Year

Meanwhile, the teen actor is in a relationship; Gaten is dating Lizzy Yu, a theater performer & Instagram star. The couple began dating in 2018 & are together till date.

They often post their lovely moments on social media like Instagram & Twitter.

Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo and his girlfriend Lizzy Yu
Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo and his girlfriend Lizzy Yu   Source: Dankanator

An avid user of Instagram & Twitter, Gaten has over 13.3 million followers & 1.5 million followers respectively as of February 2020

According to Influencer Marketing Hub, Matarazzo’s Instagram with an engagement rate of 5.58% can earn him $26,578 – $44,296 per sponsored post. 

Currently, the American actor lives in his hometown New Jersey, where the average house price is $336,389.

Underwent Surgery To Remove 14 Teeth: Diagnosed With Cleidocranial Dysplasia (CCD)

As for a fact, Gaten Matarazzo was born without collar bone as a result of cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD), a rare genetic defect that mostly affects bones & teeth- commonly dental abnormalities.

On January 30, 2020, the actor underwent a 4-hour long surgery to remove his 14 extra teeth due to CDC; a day before the surgery, he announced about it via Instagram.

Gaten Matarazzo, diagnosed with cleidocranial dysplasia underwent surgery & got his 14 extra teeth removed
Gaten Matarazzo, diagnosed with cleidocranial dysplasia underwent surgery & got his 14 extra teeth removed   Source: Instagram @gatenm123

Since he is diagnosed with cleidocranial dysplasia, Gaten Matarazzo used dentures while on the Netflix series.

Matarazzo supports CCD Smiles, a non-profit organization & uses his fame to raise funds for the charity. The organization aids to cover the cost of surgeries for people with CCD.