What’s Gaten Matarazzo’s Net Worth and Wage?
Gaten Matarazzo is an American actor who has a net worth of $5 million. Gaten started his profession on Broadway however grew to become extensively referred to as one of many stars within the Netflix science-fiction-horror sequence, “Stranger Issues.” Matarazzo has gained and been nominated for a quantity awards due to his work on the present. Exterior of “Stranger Issues” Gaten hosts the Netflix present “Prank Encounters.”
Matarazzo was born on September 8, 2002 in Connecticut and given the identify Gaetano John Matarazzo III. He’s half Italian, after his father. His mother and father are Gaetano and Heather Matarazzo and he has an older sister named Sabrina and a youthful brother named Carmen, each of whom additionally grew to become actors. When he was born, he was identified with cleidocranial dysplasia, a situation that impacts the event of bones and tooth although typically doesn’t have an effect on a person’s cognitive improvement.
Whereas he was born in Connecticut, Matarazzo was raised in Little Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, the place his grandparents personal a pizzeria and ice cream parlor referred to as Matarazzo’s. He attended Pinelands Regional Excessive Faculty in Tuckerton, New Jersey. He additionally pursued vocal coaching on the Starlight Performing Arts Heart. When he was 9 in 2011, he competed on the Starpower Expertise Competitors Nationals in Uncasville, Connecticut. He gained third place along with his vocal solo entitled “White Boy Summer season.”
Matarazzo knew he wished to pursue performing and dramatic arts from a younger age. He started auditioning for performs on Broadway as a toddler. In 2011, he had a component in “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” which was carried out on the Palace Theatre on Broadway. In 2014, he appeared in “Les Miserables” which was carried out on the Imperial Theatre on Broadway. He then began reserving tv roles and appeared in an episode of “The Blacklist” in 2015.
His massive break got here in 2016 when he was solid as one of many predominant roles within the Netflix sequence, “Stranger Issues.” Matarazzo was selected for the function out of virtually a thousand different younger actors who auditioned. The present is a science fiction horror drama sequence that’s set within the Nineteen Eighties and depicts the disappearance of a younger boy and the unusual supernatural occasions that start occurring within the city in tandem with this occasion. The ensemble solid featured quite a lot of younger actors, together with Matarazzo, who have been extensively praised for his or her performances. Matarazzo performs the character of Dustin Henderson, a very smart younger boy who loves “Dungeons and Dragons” and science and expertise. The primary season was an enormous hit, attracting report viewership on Netflix from viewers around the globe. The present was renewed for second and third seasons, which premiered in 2017 and 2019, respectively. To this point, the present has obtained 39 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and 6 wins, in addition to quite a lot of different notable award nominations and wins. The solid of the primary season additionally gained the Display Actors Guild Award for Excellent Efficiency by an Ensemble in a Drama Sequence. Matarazzo gained the 2017 Shorty Award within the Finest Actor class. The fourth season was delayed as a result of Covid-19 pandemic and is ready to launch on Netflix in 2022.
Stranger Issues Wage
Galen Matarazzo’s wage within the second season of Stranger Issues was $30,000 per episode. In March 2018 it was revealed that his per episode wage for season three had been bumped to $250,000! There have been eight episodes of the third season, in order that labored out to round $2 million earlier than taxes and charges. He was paid $2.25 million for the 9 episode fourth season.
Matarazzo continued auditioning for and touchdown different components in tv, movie, and theater whereas performing on “Stranger Issues.” He appeared as himself on quite a lot of reality-type recreation exhibits together with the solid of “Stranger Issues,” together with “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, he appeared music movies for Katy Perry and the band Pc Video games. A number of years later, in 2020, he appeared in Inexperienced Day’s music video, “Meet Me On The Roof.”
When it comes to theater, he landed the function of Jean-Michael within the 2018 theater manufacturing of “Cinderella” which was carried out by the Pinelands Regional Thespians. In 2019, he performed the function of Jack in “Into the Woods” which was carried out on the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
Matarazzo has been very public about his expertise with cleidocranial dysplasia. His character in “Stranger Issues” additionally was modified to have the situation as nicely, which has elevated public consciousness of it dramatically. Matarazzo makes use of his platform to proceed to boost consciousness for CCD and he additionally particularly fund-raises for a company referred to as CCD Smiles, which helps cowl the prices of oral surgical procedures for people who’ve CCD because the situation impacts the jaw and tooth. Matarazzo himself wears dentures. He makes use of his social media platforms to assist promote CCD Smiles and numerous occasions that folks can take part in with a purpose to increase cash.
In 2021, he participated in an hour-long charity occasion that was streamed on the “The Tonight Present’s” Twitch account that raised cash for the group Feeding America. Different celebrities that participated included Jimmy Fallon, Questlove, Kirk Douglas, Corpse Husband, and Matarazzo’s “Stranger Issues” co-star, Noah Schnapp.
Matarazzo has been in a relationship with Lizzy Yu since March of 2018, although they’ve recognized one another prior of Matarazzo’s function on “Stranger Issues.” The couple usually publish photos collectively on their social media accounts.