Charlie Heaton Bio- Salary From ‘Stranger Things’? Net Worth, Age, Dating, Girlfriend

Charlie Heaton, an English actor and musician

An English actor and musician Charlie Heaton is widely famous for playing Jonathan Byers in the Netflix hit sci-fi series Stranger Things (2016- Present). It won him a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2017.

Professional since 2012, Heaton initially worked as the drummer of the band Comanech during his teenage and landed a TV debut in 2014. Moreover, the England-born actor records notable film credits in Shut In (2016), Marrowbone (2017), and The New Mutants (2020).

Charlie Heaton Parents- Age and Height In 2021

Heaton was born Charlie Ross Heaton on February 6, 1994, in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK. His father is Crispy Heaton while the name of his mother is Shelly Love. He has a sister named Levi Heaton.

Charlie grew up on a council estate in Bridlington; holds an English nationality and has white ethnicity.

In 2022, the 5 feet 8 inches tall actor is 28 years old.

Fathers A Son With Ex-Girlfriend

The Stranger Things actor was in a relationship with then-girlfriend Akiko Matsuura, an English drummer, and vocalist. They were bandmates at London based-rock band Comanechi. Matsuura’s age is 40; she was born on November 2, 1980.

At the age of 20, Charlie became a father to a son named Archie in late 2014, with his lover Akiko (she was 34 years old then). However, the duo broke up later but works amicably to raise their child.

Charlie Heaton and his ex-girlfriend Akiko Matsuura
Charlie Heaton and his ex-girlfriend Akiko Matsuura

The news of Charlie Heaton having a son was a whole secret until October 2017, when Los Angeles International Airport didn’t let him enter the United States on alleged possession of cocaine. So, he returned back to London & was allegedly photographed with his son.

Is Heaton Dating Now?

Currently, Heaton is dating his Stranger Things co-actor plus girlfriend Natalia Dyer. As reported, the couple is dating since October 2016 but made an official call in late 2017, when they attended the red carpet of the 2017 Fashion Awards in London.

Not to mention, before that, Charlie and Natalia were already hinting at their ongoing relationship. Back in January 2017, they were seen leaving together at Los Angeles International airport after the 74th Golden Globe Awards.

By October that year, their dating rumors got stronger as they made a PDA- holding each other’s hand in public. Then in November 2017, while doing press for Stranger Things in Pairs, the duo took a stroll together and was spotted kissing each other.

Charlie Heaton and his girlfriend Natalia Dyer; the Stranger Things co-stars are dating since 2016
Heaton is dating Stranger Things co-star Natalia Dyer since 2016

More often, they share posts of each other on their Instagram. Charlie Heaton’s Instagram account (@charlie.r.heaton) has over 4.5 million followers in 2022.

Heaton and his lover Dyer both work in Stranger Things as an on-screen couple: Jonathan Byers and Nancy Wheeler.

Breakthrough Role In ‘Stranger Things’

Heaton earned his career breakthrough in 2016 as one of the main cast Jonathan Byers in the sci-fi horror Netflix series Stranger Things. There he worked alongsideĀ  Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Maya Hawke, and Priah Ferguson.

Season 1 of Stranger Things premiered on July 15, 2016 (8 episodes) and saw a successful Rotten Tomatoes rating of 8.1/10/. The show’s Season 2 (9 episodes) & Season 3 (8 episodes) premiered on October 27, 2017, and July 4, 2019, respectively.

Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers in Stranger Things (2016- Present)
Charlie Heaton got their career big break after portraying Jonathan Byers in Stranger Things

The Netflix series produced Season 4 titled Stranger Things 4, after more than 2 years of Season 3. It was the COVID-19 global pandemic that led to the halt of its production.

The fourth season is a two-volume release, with the first volume (7 episodes) released on May 27, 2022. As for the second volume (2 episodes), its release date is July 1, 2022. In Season 4, Joseph Quinn, along with Jamie Campbell Bower and Eduardo Franco joined in series regular.

As per the show creators, Matt and Ross Duffer, ‘Stranger Things’ will have its finale in Season 5, though the premiere date is yet to be out.

Charlie Heaton’s Career: From Musician To Actor

By the time, the West Yorkshire native turned 16, his passion for music saw his move to London. There, Charlie was a drummer for a noise-rock band called Comanechi for more than a year. Later, he joined a London-based psychedelic band Half Loon and would transition to acting thereafter.

Then 20-year-old Charlie Heaton made his on-screen TV debut in 2014 through the short film Life Needs Courage. In 2015, the English actor landed guest roles in the TV series DCI Banks and Casualty alongside film works in Urban & the Shed Crew.

Moreover, in 2016, Heaton got wide big-screen attention from the psychological thriller movie Shut In starring
Naomi Watts and Oliver Platt. Then, he shared the screen with George MacKay and Anya Taylor-Joy in Marrowbone (2017).

The actor’s most recent movie appearance was Samuel Guthrie / Cannonball in The New Mutants (2020). Charlie is set to appear in the 2021 film The Souvenir: Part II.

Net Worth Of Charlie Heaton

Online sources estimate that Charlie has a $4 million net worth in 2022; previously in 2021, he was worth $3 million. For sure, the English actor accumulated the majority of his huge fortune through his acting career. Though, his early career as a band drummer got him a considerable sum too.

Since his first-ever on-screen appearance in 2014, Heaton notably worked in the films Shut In, Marrowbone, and The New Mutants.

Most importantly, Charlie Heaton was cast in Stranger Things; his salary in Season 3 was $ 150,000 an episode, totaling $1.2 million for the season. Well, the payroll is the same as of co-stars Joe Keery and Natalia Dyer, classified as tier-C casts.

Major casts of Stranger Things
Stranger Things casts

Reportedly, the tier-A casts of the series Winona Ryder and David Harbour earned $ 100,000 an episode and $ 80,000 an episode respectively in the first 2 seasons. Each negotiated for $350,000 per episode in Season 3.

On the other, the salaries of tier-B classified actors in Season 3 are:

  • Millie Bobby Brown- $300,000 per episode
  • Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, and Noah Schnapp- $250,000-an-episode

Each earned $20,000 per episode in Season 1 & Season 2. Moreover, they got hands in a $60,000 bonus each after successful Season 1.


  • Is Charlie Heaton Married?
    Heaton is yet to marry or have a wife but is dating an actress girlfriend Natalia Dyer.
  • When Did Charlie and Natalia Dyer Begin Dating?
    The Stranger Things co-stars began dating in October 2016 but made their relationship official in late 2017.
  • Who Did Charlie Heaton Have A Child With?
    Heaton is the father of a son named Archie with then-girlfriend Akiko Matsuura.
  • How Old and Tall Is Heaton?
    Born on February 6, 1994, 5 feet 8 inches tall Charlie Heaton is 28-year-old.
  • How Much Is Charlie Heaton Worth?
    As of 2022, Heaton, who plays Jonathan Byers in Stranger Things, has a net worth of $4 million.

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