Noah Schnapp (born October 3rd, 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. Sophia M. Pietrzak, a childhood actress starring in Teletubbies, is a longtime best friend of Noah and his twin sister Chloe.
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 web 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 2018, 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.
In 2019, 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 The War Horse, in a drama film Waiting for Anya.
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- ), Orange Is the New Black (2013-2019), Big Mouth (2017- ), The Big Bang Theory (2007-2019), The Good Place (2016-2020), Barry (2018- ) and Jessica Jones (2015-2019).
|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|
|2020||Waiting for Anya||Jo|
|2020||Hubie Halloween||Tommy Valentine|
|2016-||Stranger Things||Will Byers|
|2018||Liza on Demand||Evan/ Trevor|
|2015||The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy's Grand Adventure||Charlie Brown (voice actor)|
|2016||Panic! At The Disco/Brendon Urie||"LA Devotee"|
Awards & Nominations
|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|
- Noah and Millie would often prank people on set while filming.
- He has a twin sister named Chloe Schnapp.
- He is 4 minutes older than his sister Chloe.
- He originally auditioned to play Mike Wheeler on Stranger Things.
- He had a YouTube Channel back in 2016 but he didn't upload any videos until 2019.
- He is a big fan of Roblox.
- His celebrity crush is Zendaya and Kate Upton.
- He's a big fan of Steven Spielberg's movies.
|Cast and crew of Stranger Things|
|Major Cast Members|
|Recurring/Minor Cast Members|