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Finn Wolfhard (born December 23rd, 2002) is a 16 year old Canadian actor and musician, best known for his portrayal of main character Mike Wheeler in the Netflix original television series Stranger Things.

Career

As Finn Wolfhard started his acting career in 2013, he didn't have many roles in films and television. Portraying Mike Wheeler in Stranger Things was his first major role, a role which still continues to rise him to stardom. He made his film debut in the movie It as Richie Tozier which was released on September 8, 2017. He also voiced Player in another Netflix series Carmen Sandiego.

Music

Apart from acting, Wolfhard is also the lead vocalist and guitarist of the indie rock band Calpurnia. He made Billboard Chart debut with his band on 2018 by releasing their single "City Boy".[1] His band had also released their debut extended play "Scout".[2]

Wolfhard also portrayed a young Stefan Babcock in the music videos for the punk rock songs 'Guilt Trip' and 'Sleep in the Heat' by Canadian band PUP, also playing a young Rivers in Weezers' new cover of 'Take on Me'.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role
2013 Aftermath Young Charles
2017 It Richie Tozier
2018 Dog Days

[3]

Tyler
2018 Howard Lovecraft and the Kingdom of Madness Herbert West (voice)
2019 It: Chapter Two Young Richie Tozier
2019 The Addams Family Pugsley Addams
2019 The Goldfinch Young Boris
2020 The Turning Miles
2020 Ghostbusters 3

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TBA

Television

Year Title Role
2014 The 100 Zoran
2015 Supernatural Jordie Pinsky
2016- Stranger Things

Mike Wheeler

2017 Young Math Legends Young Gauss
2017 Lip Sync Battle Himself
2019- Carmen Sandiego Player (voice)
2019 The Cold Open Himself

Music Videos

Year Artist Title
2012 Facts "Retro Oceans"
2013 Hey Ocean! "Change"
2014 PUP "Guilt Trip"
2016 PUP "Sleep in the Heat"
2017 Spendtime Palace "Sonora"
2018 NSP "Danny Don't You Know"
2019 Weezer "Take On Me"

Animation

Year Title Role
2017 Young Math Legends

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Young Gauss
2018 Howard Lovecraft and the Kingdom of Madness Herbert West
2019- Carmen Sandiego Player
2019 The Addams Family Pugsley Addams

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
Teen Choice Awards Choice Breakout TV Star Nominated
2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Kiss Nominated
Best Musical Moment Won
Best On-Screen Team Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor Nominated
2019 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Actor Stranger Things Nominated
2019 People's Choice Awards The Male TV Star of 2019 Stranger Things Nominated

External Links

Gallery

Trivia

  • Wolfhard auditioned for Stranger Things shortly after he auditioned for the 2017 film "It". He was able to star in Stranger Things due to the movie being pushed back.[6]
  • Because of being very sick, Wolfhard had to film the entire audition tape for Stranger Things from his bed.[7]
  • For the first and second seasons of Stranger Things, Finn along with his co-stars earned $20,000 and $60,000 per episode respectively. However, for the third season, the majority of the cast including Finn got a raise, with him receiving approximately $250,000 per episode.

References

  1. "Stranger Things Actor Finn Wolfhard Makes Billboard Chart Debut With His Band Calpurnia"" Billboard April 18, 2018.
  2. Instagram post by Finn Wolfhard
  3. "‘It’ & ‘Stranger Things’ Star Finn Wolfhard Cast In ‘Dog Days’" Deadline. September 22, 2017.
  4. [1]
  5. "Young Math Legends trailer"
  6. [2]
  7. 19 BTS secrets you didn't know about 'Stranger Things'
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