Caleb McLaughlin (born October 13th, 2001) is an 17 year old American actor known for his lead role in the Netflix original television series Stranger Things as Lucas Sinclair.

His acting career was launched in the year of 2012 when short film Noah Dreams of Origami Fortunes was released, with him starring as the main character Noah.

He also appeared in the mini-television series New Edition: The Movie as Ricky Bell, which was released in 2017.




Title Role
2012 Noah Dreams of Origami Fortunes Noah
2019 High Flying Bird Darius
2019 Dora and the Lost City of Gold Tico the Squirrel (voice)


Title Role
2013 Law and Order: Special Victims Unit Boy
2013 Unforgettable Older Brother
2014 Forever Alejandro
2015 What Would You Do? Caleb
2016 Shades of Blue Jay-Jay
2016 Stranger Things Lucas Sinclair
2016 Blue Bloods Tone Lane
2017 The New Edition Story Ricky Bell (age 10-15)
2017 Lip Sync Battle Himself
2018 Final Space Young Gary (voice)
2018 Summer Camp Island Ghost (voice)

Web Series

Year Title Role Note
2019 Brawl with the Stars Himself Episode: "Brawl with the Stars (feat. Finn Wolfhard and Caleb McLaughlin)"

Music Videos

Year Artist Title
2017 Jimmy Fallon "Jimmy Fallon's Golden Globes 2017 Opening"
2017 Sia "Santa's Coming For Us"

Awards & Nominations

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Stranger Things Won
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Digital TV Series or Film – Young Actor Nominated
BET Awards YoungStars Award Nominated
2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated
NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited Series) Won

Official Account



  • He played Young Simba in The Lion King on Broadway in 2012.


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