'Stranger Things' star Gaten Matarazzo, worth $4M, working at New Jersey restaurant amid Covid-19 shutdown
While 'Stranger Things' fans are waiting for the new season to drop, the show's 17-year-old star Gaten Matarazzo isn’t sitting idle. As per reports, he is working at a restaurant. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed through his rep that the teenager took up this work and is working alongside a few family members at a local restaurant on Long Beach Island as a way to kill time. Even though the actor was fully covered in a hat and face mask during his shifts, he could not dodge hawk-eyed fans, the report further adds. The production of the fourth season of the hit Netflix show was underway in March, but it had to be stopped due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
But we are not sure if he is doing it for some extra money. According to a 2018 report in The Hollywood Reporter, sources claimed the young stars — Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Matarazzo (Dustin), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas) and Noah Schnapp (Will) — are each collecting $250,000 per episode. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Matarazzo's net worth is $4 million. In 2017, the actor was featured in Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj's video for their song ‘Swish Swish’. As per a 2019 Seventeen Magazine report, the actor has sponsorships with major companies such as Verizon Fios and Old Navy. Matarazzo also had starred in Broadway productions such as 'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert' and 'Les Miserables'. He is a vegetarian and loves pudding.
In February this year, the actor had undergone a surgery to remove 14 extra teeth, and that the four-hour procedure went well, according to NBC News. In an Instagram post, the teenager had written, “Though my expression in this picture may not show it, the surgery was a complete success. This was such A big one, it may be the last one I need. Hopefully at least. Those who suffer from Cleidocranial Dysplasia usually have Supernumerary teeth, which are extra teeth that grow in the gums. I’ve had several surgeries to extract these teeth from within my gums and help expose the teeth that should have already grown in considering my age. In this surgery, the team of amazing medical professionals extracted 14 supernumerary teeth and exposed six of my adult teeth. I was under for four hours. My recovery for the past few days has been great and I can’t thank the team that did the surgery enough. Thank you all for your kind wishes and prayers. It means a lot. Again, if you’d like to learn more about Cleidocranial Dysplasia, you can go to ccdsmiles.org. Thanks again everyone.”
Cleidocranial dysplasia, also known as CCD, affects one in 1 million children and can be passed from a parent or caused by a random mutation, according to CCD Smiles, a nonprofit organization that Matarazzo works with, reports NBC. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, as stated in the report, common characteristics of the condition are dental abnormalities, underdeveloped or absent collarbones and delayed closing of the spaces between the skull bones.