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Noah Cameron Schnapp (born October 3, 2004) is an American actor who has appeared in multiple movies and television shows as a main character. His career started in 2015 when Bridge of Spies was released with him portraying Roger Donovan in the film.

He is best known for the films Bridge of Spies (2015) and The Peanuts Movie (2015), but his most notable work is the portrayal of main character Will Byers on the Netflix original television series Stranger Things

In Season 1, Schnapp was given the role of Will Byers as a recurring character. In Season 2 onwards, he was promoted to a regular character.


Noah's desire for acting started when he was about 5 years old after watching the Broadway production of Annie. He performed acting roles in school and community plays. When he was eight years old, his acting teacher suggested he go professional. Noah's parents enrolled him in an acting program at Westchester's Star Kidz with coach Alyson Isbrandtsen who soon referred him to MKS&D Talent Management for career opportunities.

In 2015, his first onscreen role was in Steven Spielberg's historical drama film Bridge of Spies, along with Tom Hanks. Also in 2015, he voiced the lead character, Charlie Brown, in 2015's The Peanuts Movie.

In 2016, he was cast as Will Byers in the Netflix science fiction horror television series Stranger Things.

In 2017, he was in We Only Know So Much, based on the Elizabeth Crane novel as Lucas. In 2018, He was also in ‘Intensive Care’ as TJ Swift and he was a recurring cast in Liza Koshy's YouTube Premium series Liza on Demand as Evan, a rude teenage Uber rider.

Later in 2019, Noah will next be seen as the lead of Abe, an indie drama that tells the story of Abraham, a 12-year-old boy with a passion for cooking who has never known a family dinner without arguments. Directed by Fernando Grostein Andrade, the film is in production in New York.

During that same year, it was announced that he was going to be comedy horror film Hubie Halloween, along with Adam Sandler then in 2020, Hubie Halloween was digitally released by Netflix on October 7, 2020. It was the top-streamed title in its first two weeks of release.

In 2020, he played Jo, a 13-year-old shepherd along with the help of the widow Horcada, helps to smuggle Jewish children across the border from southern France into Spain, based on a popular YA book by Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse, in a drama film, Waiting for Anya.

Personal life[]

He is Jewish, and had his Bar Mitzvah in Israel.

His family is from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and he visits the city often. His mother is of Moroccan Jewish descent. Both of his parents are from Montréal, Québec, Canada and Noah's extended family still lives there.


His acting influences are Tom Hanks, Chris Evans, David Harbour, Winona Ryder, Tom Holland, Leonardo DiCaprio and Zendaya.

His favorite movies are Jaws (1975), Spider Man movies, Die Hard (1988), Back to the Future (1985), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Schindler’s List (1993), Batman (1989), Jurassic Park (1993), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Mission: Impossible (1996), Deadpool (2016), Incredibles 2 (2018), Venom (2018).

His favorite TV shows beside Stranger Things are Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013-2021), Orange Is the New Black (2013-2019), Big Mouth (2017- ), The Big Bang Theory (2007-2019), The Good Place (2016-2020), Barry (2018-2023) and Jessica Jones (2015-2019).



Title Role
2015 Bridge of Spies Roger Donovan
2015 The Peanuts Movie Charlie Brown (voice actor)
2016 The Circle Otis Copeland
2017 We Only Know So Much Lucas
2018 Intensive Care TJ Swift
2018 Abe Abe
2020 Waiting for Anya Jo
2020 Hubie Halloween Tommy Valentine
2021 Who are you, Charlie Brown? Himself
2023 Tutor Jackson


Title Role
2016- Stranger Things Will Byers
2018 Liza on Demand Evan/ Trevor
2021 Stranger Shark Himself

Video Games[]

Title Role
2015 The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy's Grand Adventure Charlie Brown (voice actor)

Music Videos[]

Year Artist Title
2016 Panic! At The Disco/Brendon Urie "LA Devotee"
2018 Drake In My Feelings
2020 Johnny Orlando See You

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
2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated
MTV Movie & TV Awards Most Frightened Performance Won
Best On-Screen Team Nominated
Gold Derby TV Awards Best Drama Supporting Actor Nominated
Best Breakthrough Performer Nominated
2019 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Actor Won
2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Stranger Things Nominated
2022 People's Choice Awards Male TV Star of 2022 Won
2023 Queerty Awards Closet Door Bustdown

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  • Noah and Millie would often prank people on set while filming.
  • He has a twin sister named Chloe Schnapp.
    • Noah is 4 minutes older than Chloe.
  • He came out as gay in a TikTok video on January 5th, 2023.
  • He originally auditioned to play Mike Wheeler.
  • He has had a YouTube Channel since 2016, but didn't upload any videos until 2019.
  • He is a big fan of Roblox.
  • He's a big fan of Steven Spielberg's movies.
  • Sophia M. Pietrzak, a childhood actress starring in Teletubbies, is a longtime best friend of Noah and his twin sister Chloe.