Gaetano John "Gaten" Matarazzo III (/??e?t?n ?mæt??ræzo?/; Italian: [?ae?ta?no mata?rattso]; born September 8, 2002) is an American actor and singer. He began his career on the Broadway stage as Benjamin in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and as Gavroche in Les Misérables. He stars as Dustin Henderson in the Netflix science-fiction-horror drama series Stranger Things, and hosts the short lived Netflix show Prank Encounters.