Charlie Heaton Biography
Charlie Heaton (born Charlie Ross Heaton) is an English actor and musician. Heaton is best known for his starring role in the Netflix science fiction-horror series Stranger Things as Jonathan Byers.
Charlie Heaton Age|Birthday
Heaton was born on February 6, 1994. Therefore, he is 28 years old as of 202 and celebrates his birthday on the 6th of February every year.
Charlie Heaton Height|Weight
Heaton’s height is 5 feet 8 inches (approximately 173 centimeters). Moreover, he weighs 69 kilograms.
Charlie Heaton Family
Heaton was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England to his parents Shelly Lowe (mother) and Crispy (father). Additionally, the actor was raised on a council estate in Bridlington, a small coastal town in Yorkshire, England by his mother. Moreover, he has a sibling named Levi.
Charlie Heaton Girlfriend
Heaton has been in a relationship with Natalia Dyer, his Stranger Things co-star since early 2016. Dyer plays Nancy Wheeler in the series, Jonathan’s girlfriend. In addition, the actor has a son with Akiko Matsuura, a former bandmate in Comanechi. Moreover, their son lives in London with his mother, Matsuura.
Charlie Heaton Education
Heaton attended Allerton High School, Leeds, UK. Additionally, Charlie graduated from City and Islington College, London, United Kingdom.
Charlie Heaton Career
Music: 2010 to 2014
At the age of 16, Charlie moved to London. Prior to joining the noise-rock band Comanechi as the drummer, he played in a number of bands. Moreover, the band released an album in 2013 and toured for a year and a half during Charlie’s tenure. Furthermore, the musician then joined the London-based psychedelic band, Half Loon.
2014 to Present: Acting and Stranger Things
Heaton first considered an acting career while working as an extra and commercial agency to supplement his income as a musician and bartender. Thus he has normal acting training.
In addition, Charlie had guest roles on a string of British TV dramas in 2015. Moreover, he was cast in three major projects including Stranger Things. Heaton first appeared in the ITV crime drama series DCI Banks and Vera. Moreover, the actor then guest-starred ij BBC One’s medical drama series Casualty. Furthermore, the actor appeared in the 2016 thriller film Shut In his first feature film role. Additionally, Charlie filmed the coming-of-age film As You Are in late 2015.
Moreover, the actor’s role as Jonathan Byers in the Netflix supernatural drama series Stranger Things was his breakthrough role. Furthermore, Heaton had a main role in the film Marrowbone. In addition, he was cast to star as Samuel “Sam” Guthrie/ Cannonball in the film The New Mutants in May 2017. Heaton also played Joseph Merrick commonly known as ‘Elephant Man’ in a new two-part drama. Ultimately the drama was not produced after casting drew criticism from a disability charity group with the group head saying not using a disabled actor was a missed opportunity.
Furthermore, the actor starred in the independent film No Future. Moreover, Heaton was part f the cast of the critically-acclaimed drama Souvenir Part II.
2014 – Life Needs Courage
2015 – The Schoolboy, Rise of the Footsoldier Part II, Urban & the Shed Crew
2016 – As You Are, Shut In
2017 – The Performers: Act III, Marrowbone
2020 – The New Mutants
2021 – No Future, The Souvenir Part II
2015 – DCI Banks, Vera, Casualty
2016 to present – Stranger Things
2020 – Soulmates
Awards and nominations
2017 – Screen Actors Guild Awards under the category of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series – Won
2018 – Screen Actors Guild Awards under the category of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series – Nominated
2018 – Teen Choice Awards under the category of Choice Scene Stealer – Nominated
2020 – Screen Actors Guild Awards under the category of Outstanding Performance by an Enseb]mble in a Drama Series – Nominated
Charlie Heaton’s Net Worth
Heaton’s net worth is $4 million.