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Charlie Ross Heaton (born February 6, 1994) is an English actor and musician known for playing Jonathan Byers in the Netflix supernatural drama series, Stranger Things.

Early Life[]

He was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire and raised in Bridlington, East Yorkshire before moving to London at the age of sixteen. There, he joined the London noise-rock band Comanechi as a drummer and toured with them for over a year.


Heaton made his acting debut in 2015 with the ITV crime drama series, DCI Banks, playing the role of Gary McCready. He also appeared as Riley in ITV's detective series, Vera.

He starred in BBC One's medical drama series Casualty as Jason Waycott. In 2016, he appeared in the thriller film Shut In, co-starring Naomi Watts and Oliver Platt and directed by Farren Blackburn. However, playing Jonathan Byers as one of the lead roles in the critically acclaimed Netflix series Stranger Things earned him much popularity.

Heaton was also be starring as Samuel "Sam" Guthrie/Cannonball in New Mutants, a 2019 film based on the Marvel Comics comic book of the same name.


His acting influences are Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Tom Cruise, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lawrence.

His music influences is The Cure.

His favorite movies are Stand by Me (1986) and A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984).

His favorite TV shows beside Stranger Things is Games of Thrones (2011-2019).



Title Role
2014 Life Needs Courage Charlie
2015 The Schoolboy Michael Stevens
Rise of the Footsoldier Part II Dealer
Urban & the Shed Crew Frank
2016 Shut In Stephen Portman
As You Are Mark
2017 The Performer: Act III Bowie Character
Marrowbone Billy
2020 New Mutants Sam Guthrie/Cannonball
2021 No Future Will
The Souvenir Part II Jim


Year Title Role
2015 DCI Banks Gary McCready
Vera Riley
Casualty Jason Waycott, Luke Dickinson
2016- Stranger Things Jonathan Byers
2020 Soulmates Kurt

Awards and Nominations[]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Stranger Things Won
Gold Derby Awards Best Ensemble of the Year Nominated
2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Scene Stealer Nominated
2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated

Official Media[]


  • He is also a musician and played as a drummer of a noise-rock band called Comanechi.
  • Charlie Heaton is dating his Stranger Things co-star, Natalia Dyer, in real life.
  • He has a son who was born in 2014. His name is Archie Heaton.
  • According to Noah Schnapp and Millie Bobby Brown, Charlie loves to sleep in.