Charlie Heaton is known for playing Jonathan Byers, the older brother of Will (Noah Schnapp) and son to Joyce Byers played by Winona Ryder. He plays an American but did you know that he’s not? Charlie Heaton is actually British. He’s English to be exact. So that’s some accent work he’s doing on Stranger Things and we’re about to see him do more of that in another big project. We bet there are other things you don’t know about him, so keep on reading.
Charlie Heaton’s Age
Charlie Heaton was born on February 6, 1994, in Leeds and raised in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, England. He’s 26 years old. He’s very young and he’s already in one of the most talked-about shows on Netflix – Stranger things. But Charlie started out young in many regards. He moved to London when he was 16, he’s been pursuing a career as a musician and even though he’s only 26 he already has a son.
Charlie Heaton and Stranger Things
Charlie is most famous for playing Jonathan Byers on Stranger Things, the older brother of Will. In the show, Jonathan is a photographer. In real life, Charlie might not be a photographer, and he definitely has a better style, but he does have something in common with his character. He was also raised by his mom. She raised him on a council estate in Bridlington and he has a sister.
Charlie Heaton’s Run-In With Officials
Charlie has missed the premiere of Stranger Things 2 because he was denied entry to the United States. There were rumors that the airport officials wouldn’t let him enter the country because the sniffer dogs found traces of cocaine in his clothes in his luggage. Apparently, he was sent back to London and wasn’t arrested because the amount wasn’t enough to warrant any charges. He later put out a statement that said “My planned travel to the U.S. last week was affected by an issue at U.S. immigration, and I am working to rectify it as soon as possible. I do want to clarify that I was not arrested or charged with a crime, and cooperated fully with the U.S. officials at LAX. I’m sorry to all the fans and my Stranger Things family for missing the premiere. We are all so proud of this season and I would never want this story to negatively impact the show.”
Charlie Heaton And Natalia Dyer
Charlie’s character Jonathan dates Nancy Wheeler, and that sparked a lot of rumors. Lately the Charlie Heaton and Natalia Dyer relationship has been confirmed. They kept it to themselves for a little while but made it public when they attended the London Fashion Award as a couple in 2016.
Charlie Heaton and Music
Before becoming an actor Charlie was a musician. In fact, music is the reason he moved to London at the age of 16, he wanted to pursue drumming. And he did. He joined a band called Comanechi as a drummer and toured with them for about a year. After that, he also was a drummer in a psychedelic band called Half Loon.
Charlie Heaton’s Son
Charlie is only 26, but back in 2014 at the age of 20, he became a father. At the time he was still in a relationship with the vocalist of the band Comanechi – Akiko Matsuura. It was a passionate but short-lived love story, but they’re not together anymore. However, they split amicably and keep in touch for the sake of their son Archie.
Charlie Heaton and X-Men
While being on Stranger Things is already huge, Charlie has a whole other franchise ahead of him. He’s joining the cast of New Mutants that will come out this year and becoming one of the new X-Men, and by extension, joining the world of Marvel. The trailer already looks good and we can’t wait to see Charlie as an x-men.
Charlie Heaton’s Net Worth
Charlie’s net worth as of now id $250k, but we’re pretty sure it’s going to increase rapidly with every show and movie that he does. He’s a talented young man and we can’t wait to see what other roles he plays.