Gaten Matarazzo’s biographyGaten Matarazzo is the actor playing the fan-favorite Stranger Things character named Dustin. The young actor has millions of fans all around the world, due to the fact that not only did he find a way to deal with his disability, but he also manages to help people with a similar diagnosis.
Childhood and first rolesGaten Matarazzo was born on September 8, 2002 in Connecticut, but he grew up in Little Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. Provindence smiled upon him and gave him loving parents, a brother, Carmen, and a sister named Sabrina, and armored him up with light-heartedness and talent, but, unfortunately, that came with a price – his cleidocranial dysplasia diagnosis, which is a birth defect that affects mainly the bone structure and teeth.
Thanks to the theater, Gaten met Caleb McLaughlin, and later on, fate would bring them together once again on the set of the project that would turn both of their lives around.