Five interesting facts about Gaten Matarazzo

RossPublished on   08 Apr, 2018Updated on   21 Apr, 2021

If you are a fan of Netflix original series, 'Stranger Things' you probably know the five young and talented stars who have surpassed what young children of his age are capable of. Get to know five interesting facts about one of those five kids, Gaten Matarazzo.


Gaten is popular for his role as Dustin Henderson on Stranger Things. And we all know that the kids of stranger things have gained a lot of fan followings, so today we present you five of the most interesting facts about Gaten Matarazzo including the one with his teeth.

5. How it all began

Although Gaten is now a widely known star, he wouldn't have been there if he hadn't tagged along with his sister. Apparently, while his sister interviewed with a manager, she asked if Gaten could give it a shot. And since then, his acting career began.

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4. Failure turns into success

From a very young age, Gaten was into acting, but he was rejected several times for different roles for over two whole years, because of his disability.

CAPTION: Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin in Stranger Things SOURCE: Alternative Press

However, in the end, his dedication got him selected for the role of Dustin in 'Stranger Things' and his career escalated since then. 

YouTube: Facts about Gaten Matarazzo

3. Net worth and Achievements

Well as the star is quite famous, the facts would be incomplete if we don’t mention about his net worth. This young star’s net worth is simply no joking matterCan you imagine that the young boy of his age has a net worth of $2 million?

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CAPTION: Gaten Matarazzo winning an award SOURCE: Unilad

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Gaten recently won the Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series and we all know that he deserved it!

2. Gaten sings really well

This young boy undoubtedly has amazing acting skills, but did you know that he is good at singing as well? That's right Gaten is also a trained vocalist. He can simply sing songs that is considered to be difficult for most of the people. 

You can find his singing various cover songs on karaoke on YouTube as well. His performances are undoubtedly breathed taking.

1. Gaten was born with a condition called ‘CleidoCranial Dysplasia’ (CCD)

Well, this talented actor was born with a rare disease called cleidocranial Dysplasia. Although his disability is considered as a mild one, he still faced consequences throughout his early years. He has undergone multiple corrective surgeries while he was growing up, especially for his teeth and jaws.

CAPTION: Gaten Matarazzo has a rare condition which caused him t SOURCE: Entertainment Tonight

Digging more into his condition, CCD has even caused him severe after effects. Apparently, the young star has no collarbone and teeth. At the age of 15, he uses dentures. This is the common occurrence of people with CCD, but he is looking to get dental implants which will relieve him of using dentures.