What is Gaten Matarazzo’s net worth and salary?
Gaten Matarazzo is an American actor who has a net worth of $5 million. Gaten began his career on Broadway, but became widely known as one of the stars of Netflix’s sci-fi horror series, Stranger Things. Matarazzo won and was at a number of nominated awards offered for sale at the show. Outside of “Stranger Things,” Gaten hosts the Netflix show “Prank Encounters.”
Matarazzo was born on September 8, 2002 in Connecticut and was given the name Gaetano John Matarazzo III. He is part Italian, after his father. His parents are Gaetano and Heather Matarazzo and he has an older sister named Sabrina and a younger brother named Carmen, both of whom also became actors. When he was born, he was diagnosed with cleidocranial dysplasia, a condition that affects the development of bones and teeth, although it generally does not affect an individual’s cognitive development.
While born in Connecticut, Matarazzo grew up in Little Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, where his grandparents owned a pizzeria and ice cream parlor called Matarazzo’s. He attended Pinelands Regional High School in Tuckerton, New Jersey. He also took vocal training at the Starlight Performing Arts Center. When she was nine years old in 2011, she competed in the Starpower Talent Competition Nationals in Uncasville, Connecticut. He won third place with his vocal solo entitled “White Boy Summer”.
Matarazzo knew she wanted to pursue acting and dramatic arts from a young age. As a child, she began auditioning for Broadway plays. In 2011, she had a role in “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert,” which played at the Palace Theater on Broadway. In 2014, he appeared in “Les Miserables,” which was performed at the Imperial Theater on Broadway. She then began booking television roles and appeared on an episode of “The Blacklist” in 2015.
His big break came in 2016 when he was cast as one of the leads in the Netflix series, ‘Stranger Things’. Matarazzo was chosen for the role out of nearly a thousand other young actors who auditioned. The show is a science fiction horror drama series that takes place in the 1980s and depicts the disappearance of a boy and the strange supernatural events that begin to occur in the city in tandem with this event. The ensemble cast featured a number of young actors, including Matarazzo, who were widely praised for their performances. Matarazzo stars as Dustin Henderson, a highly intelligent boy who loves Dungeons and Dragons and science and technology. The first season was a massive success, attracting a number of viewers on Netflix from viewers around the world. The show has been renewed for second and third seasons, which premiered in 2017 and 2019, respectively. To date, the show has received 39 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and six wins, as well as a number of other notable nominations and wins. The cast of the first season also won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. Matarazzo won the 2017 Shorty Award for Best Actor. The fourth season was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and is set to be released on Netflix in 2022. The cast of the first season also won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. Matarazzo won the 2017 Shorty Award for Best Actor. The fourth season was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and is set to be released on Netflix in 2022. The cast of the first season also won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. Matarazzo won the 2017 Shorty Award for Best Actor. The fourth season was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and is due to be released on Netflix in 2022.
Stranger Things salary
In the first season, the main child actor salary was $10,000 per episode. That came to $80,000 for the season.
Galen Matarazzo’s salary in the second season of Stranger Things was $30,000 per episode. In March 2018, it was revealed that his salary per episode for season three was increased to $250,000! There were eightepisodes of the third season, so it came to about $2 million before tax and taxes. He was paid $2.25 million for the 9-episode fourth season.
Matarazzo continued to audition and land other roles in television, film and theater while starring in “Stranger Things.” He has appeared as himself on a number of reality game shows with the cast of Stranger Things, including Ridiculousness, Lip Sync Battles, Drop the Mic, and Prank Encounters. In 2021, he appeared as himself in an episode of Nickelodeon’s Unfiltered. In 2017, music videos for Katy Perry and the band Computer Games appeared. A few years later, in 2020, he appeared in Green Day’s video for “Meet Me On The Roof”.
On the theater side, he landed the role of Jean-Michael in the 2018 theater production of Cinderella, which was performed by the Pinelands Regional Thespians. In 2019, he played the role of Jack in “Into the Woods”, which was performed at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
Matarazzo has been very public about his experience with cleidocranial dysplasia. His character in “Stranger Things” was also altered to have the condition as well, which dramatically increased public awareness of it. Matarazzo uses the platform to continue to raise awareness about CCD and also raises funds for an organization called CCD Smiles, which helps cover the cost of oral surgery for people with CCD, as the condition affects the jaw and Matarazzo himself wears dentures. He uses social media platforms to promote CCD Smiles and various events that people can participate in to raise money.
In 2021, he participated in a one-hour charity event that was streamed on the Twitch account “The Tonight Show” that raised money for the organization Feeding America. Other celebrities in attendance included Jimmy Fallon, Questlove, Kirk Douglas, Corpse Husband and Matarazzo’s “Stranger Things” co-star Noah Schnapp.
Matarazzo has been in a relationship with Lizzy Yu since March 2018, although they met before Matarazzo’s role on “Stranger Things.” The couple often posts pictures together on their social media accounts.