Charlie Heaton

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Charlie Ross Heaton (born 6 February 1994) is an English actor and musician.[1] He is most known for playing Jonathan Byers in the Netflix supernatural drama series Stranger Things.

Charlie Heaton
Born Charlie Ross Heaton
6 February 1994 (age 24)
Bridlington, East Yorkshire, England
Occupation Actor, musician
Years active 2012–present
Known for Stranger Things
Children 1

Early life

Heaton was born in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, England. After moving to London when he was sixteen, Heaton joined London noise-rock band Comanechi as the drummer and toured with them for over a year.[1][2]

Acting career

In 2015, Heaton made his acting debut with the ITV crime drama series DCI Banks, playing the role of Gary McCready.[3] Then he appeared as Riley in ITV's detective series Vera.[4]

He guest starred in BBC One's medical drama series Casualty as Jason Waycott.[5] In 2016, he appeared in the thriller film Shut In, co-starring Naomi Watts and Oliver Platt,[6] and directed by Farren Blackburn.[7] Heaton also plays Jonathan Byers in the Netflix supernatural drama series Stranger Things.[8][9]

In May 2017, Heaton was cast to star as Samuel "Sam" Guthrie / Cannonball in New Mutants,[10] a 2019 film based on the Marvel Comics comic book of the same name.

Legal troubles

On 21 October 2017, Heaton was denied access into the United States due to customs finding traces of cocaine, which caused him to miss the premiere of Stranger Things 2. Heaton was put on a plane back to London and had to withdraw his application for entry into the United States instead of being arrested. He had denied accusations of using and possessing the drug.[11][12]

Personal life

Heaton formerly dated musician Akiko Matsuura. They have a son named Archie, born in 2014.[13]



Year Title Role Notes
2015 The Schoolboy Michael Stevens Short film
2015 Rise of the Footsoldier Part II Dealer Originally titled: Reign of the General
2015 Urban & the Shed Crew Frank
2016 As You Are Mark
2016 Shut In Stephen Portman
2017 Marrowbone Billy
2019 The New Mutants Samuel Guthrie / Cannonball Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2015 DCI Banks Gary McCready 2 episodes
2015 Vera Riley Episode: "Changing Tides"
2015 Casualty Luke Dickinson, Jason Waycott Episode: "Sweetie", Episode: "The Department of Secrets"
2016–present Stranger Things Jonathan Byers Main role

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Stranger Things Won [14]


  1. ^ a b "Charlie Heaton". Interview. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Charlie Heaton, Stars of Tomorrow 2015". Screen Daily. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  3. ^ Robinson, Jennifer (23 April 2015). "DCI BANKS: Season 4". Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Vera Cast List 2015: ITV Series 5 Air Date and Character Details". Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  5. ^ "The Department of Secrets – Series 29 Episode 31 of 46". BBC. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  6. ^ Hipes, Patrick (18 March 2015). "Oliver Platt Joins Naomi Watts In 'Shut In' For EuropaCorp & Lava Bear". Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  7. ^ McNary, Dave (6 March 2015). "Naomi Watts' Shut In Set 2016 Release Date". Variety. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (20 August 2015). "Duffer Bros. Netflix Supernatural Drama Series Sets Young Cast, Gets Title". Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  9. ^ Spangler, Todd (20 August 2015). "Netflix Casts 7 Young Actors in Stranger Things Supernatural Drama from Duffer Brothers". Variety. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  10. ^ Goldberg, Matt (31 May 2017). "'New Mutants' Finds Its Cannonball with 'Stranger Things' Star Charlie Heaton". Collider. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  11. ^ "'Stranger Things' star Charlie Heaton denied US entry over drugs". USA Today. Gannett Satellite Information Network. 28 October 2017. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  12. ^ Fernandez, Alex (28 October 2017). "Stranger Things Star Charlie Heaton Refused Entry into U.S. After Allegedly Being Caught with Cocaine at Airport". People. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  13. ^ "Stranger Things' Charlie Heaton Has a Son With Ex Akiko Matsuura". US Weekly. 30 October 2017. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  14. ^ Nolfi, Joely (14 December 2016). "SAG Awards nominations 2017: See the full list". Entertainment Weekly.

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