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

Early Life

Heaton was born in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, England 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.



Title Role
2015 The Schoolboy Michael Stevens
2015 Rise of the Footsoldier Part II Dealer
2015 Urban & the Shed Crew Frank
2016 Shut In Stephen Portman
2016 As You Are Mark
2017 Marrowbone Billy
2019 New Mutants Sam Guthurie /


TBA The Souvenir Part II TBA


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

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

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.

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