Interesting Facts About Gaten Matarazzo

Entertainment

By Atharv Sharma
Published Sep 08, 2022

Hindustan Times

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Gaten John Matarazzo is an American actor who is best known for his role of Dustin in Netflix's original series Stranger Things

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Here are some interesting facts about Gaten Matarazzo

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Broadway Star

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At 10 years-old, he appeared in iconic Broadway roles with the musicals, Les Misérables and Priscilla

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He initially didn't audition for Dustin

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He was one of the many young actors who auditioned for the character of Mike Wheeler in Stranger Things, but then he received the call to play Dustin Henderson

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Rare genetic condition

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The young star has a rare genetic condition called cleidocranial dysostosis (CCD), which affects the bones and teeth

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He works with CCD Smiles, an organisation that assists in covering the costs of dental surgery for those with the condition

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Avid Star Wars fan

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Gaten is a major fan of the Star Wars series and has said that he wishes to play a part in the franchise

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