|Date of Birth:
|September 08, 2002
|Connecticut, United States
From the stage to the screens, Italian-American actor, Gaten Matarazzo has, over the long stretch of a ten-year-plus career, held viewers in awe of his versatile abilities in the theatre and film. Matarazzo, although quite young, is actually an experienced stage performer, who in recent years, has become more popular in global entertainment as Dustin Henderson of the Duffer Brothers’ Stranger Things.
What Is Gaten Matarazzo’s Net Worth?
With exposure came the big bucks for the actor when he joined the Stranger Things series. According to the Celebrity Networth website, Gaten Matarazzo’s net worth for 2022 is estimated to be $5 million. Reportedly, he has been able to earn as much as $250,000 per episode in the same show, it is safe to say that the entertainer’s millionaire net worth is largely contributed to by his role in the commercially successful Netflix one. With appearances in more movies, TV shows, and in particular, his current job as the host and presenter of Prank Encounters show, the artist has evidently got more than enough sources to grow his millions.
The proficient actor that everyone has come to love today started out his career at a very young age. He was born in New London, Connecticut, the young Gaten had always nurtured an interest in performing, a passion that has grown into a life career for him. It is quite intriguing because both of his siblings also walk the same path as entertainers. Taking steps to the advancement of his vocal skills, the aspiring performer got schooled at New Jersey’s Starlight Performing Arts.
Gaten’s pioneer years in entertainment had him starring in different stage classics, sharpening his skills in vocal and theatrical presentations. Stephen Elliot and Allan Scott’s musical, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert was the then child actor’s debut feature. Even though Gaten is only a teenage actor, he clearly has had quite a time in the Broadway world, having featured in several masterworks from the theatre. His roles as Jesus in Schwartz’s Godspell back in 2012, followed by Gavroche in Les Miserables, Jean-Michael in Cinderella, Jack in Into The Woods, as well as Jared Kleinman in Dear Evan Hansen, substantiate the level of his experience as a skilled theatre performer. In 2015, with episode 12, “The Kenyon Family” in The Blacklis–season 2, Matarazzo marked the official beginning of his TV and film career. His career break came in just right after when he was cast in the first season of the Netflix series that he is now famous for. Since then, the young entertainer has constantly attracted public interest while gaining more movie and TV show credits.
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Whatever Gaten and his longtime sweetheart, Lizzy Yu have been doing to keep their relationship strong is definitely worth it. Apparently, the TV star and his girlfriend have been together for about four years since March 2018 and they remain inseparable as ever. The media has been constantly fed with lovely photos of the duo who never fail to put their love out there for us to see and admire.
While Gaten Matarazzo is widely recognized for being a talented and sensational actor, one thing that makes him stand out visibly from others is his physical appearance. The teen actor, since childhood, living with cleidocranial dysplasia, a genetic disability that has affected his bone development. This is such that the thespian has stunted growth in his teeth and collar bones, making him appear quite younger than he is. Although it can’t be simple having to deal with the condition, the actor himself has channeled this ailment into a valuable resource, with which he has been inspired to lend a helping hand and a voice to other disabled people living with CDD. Likewise, a close look into some of the performer’s roles in TV would reveal the mild influence of his natural disability on the character’s build.
Evidently, he does not only shine on television, he’s getting recognized by the best of America’s Award institutions. The 19-year-old has received three nominations from the Screen Actor Guild Awards, with one big win for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. He has also won the Best Actor at the Shorty Awards in 2017. Other nominations that he has are from the MTV Video Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, and Young Artist Awards.