Gaetano John "Gaten" Matarazzo III is an actor who won Shorty Awards and Screen Actor Guild Award for his outstanding performance in the movie ‘Stranger Things’. He has an enormous net worth $5 million that he earned through his acting and singing.
He began his acting career from the Broadway stage as Benjamin in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, and as Gavroche in Les Miserables.
Look at some information about Matarazzo’s source of income in the below paragraphs.
Earning from ‘Stranger Things’
As a child actor, Matarazzo appeared in the Netflix science-fiction-horror drama series, ‘Stranger Things’. He portrayed the character of Dustin Henderson. He earned $30,000 in the 2nd Season of an episode.
Again, in 2018, he increased his salary to $250,000 per episode for 3rd season. In this series, he starred with co-stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, and Millie Bobby.
Income as an actor
Gaten Matarazzo has made his massive fortune through his acting career. He got prominent fame when he appeared in television series 'Prank Encounter', which was his first debut in the industry. Later, he starred in 'The Year: 2016' and 'Stranger Things' in the same year.
Moreover, his recent project was ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’, where he played the character of Bubba.
In 2011, he performed as a Benjamin in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert on the stage in Palace Theatre, Broadway. Then he acted in Les Miserables as Gavroche/Petit Gervais, Cinderella as Jean-Michael, and Into the Woods as Jack.
As a Singer
Besides acting, Gaten is also a popular singer. He has sung four songs in his series ‘Stranger Things’. His songs are Never Ending Story, Says logic, Accident or not, and She’s our friend and she’s crazy!. In addition, he has also appeared in music videos such as Swish Swish Lost Boys Life, Jimmy Fallon’s Golden Globes 2017 Opening, and Meet Me On The Roof.
‘Stranger Things’ actor has been engaged in CCD Smiles, an organization that helps people for oral surgeries of CCD mainly for financial support. In fact, he uses his social media account to tell how to donate to CCD Smiles.
In fact, Matarazoo was born with cleidocranial dysostosis (CCD), he has done many surgeries. He uses dentures.