Finn Wolfhard

Last updated on 18 November 2017

Finn Wolfhard (born December 23, 2002)[1] is a Canadian actor and voice actor. He is best known for his starring roles as Mike Wheeler in the Netflix series Stranger Things, and Richie Tozier in the 2017 film adaptation of Stephen King's novel It.

Finn Wolfhard
Finn Wolfhard by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Wolfhard at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (2002-12-23) December 23, 2002 [1]
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Actor, Voice actor
Years active 2013–present

Early life

Wolfhard was born in Vancouver, Canada, to a family of French, German and Jewish descent.[2]

Career

Wolfhard got his first acting job from Craigslist.[3] He made his television debut as Zoran in The 100, followed by a role as Jordie Pinsky in Supernatural.[4]

In 2016, Wolfhard came to worldwide prominence as Mike Wheeler in the hit Netflix series Stranger Things.[5] He auditioned for the role via video, while sick in bed, after seeing an open casting call.[3] The role earned him, along with the rest of the cast, a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.[6]

He played Richie Tozier in the film adaptation of Stephen King's It, which was released on 8 September 2017.[7][8] In the Netflix animated series Carmen Sandiego, he will voice "Player", the titular character's chief accomplice and friend. The series, consisting of twenty 22-minute episodes, is due to premiere in 2019.[9]

Wolfhard is also known for his appearances in multiple music videos, including Canadian punk rock band PUP's "Guilt Trip" (2014)[10] and "Sleep in the Heat" (2016).[11] He also co-directed and appeared in Spendtime Palace's music video "Sonora" in 2017.[12]

Music

Aside from acting, Wolfhard also a musician. He is the lead singer, guitarist for Vancouver-based Alternative band, Calpurnia. Calpurnia signed on Royal Mountain Records on November 2017, estimated to release an EP on Early 2018. [13]

Filmography

Films

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Aftermath Young Charles Independent film
2013 The Resurrection Independent film
2017 It Richie Tozier

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2014 The 100 Zoran Episode: "Many Happy Returns"
2015 Supernatural Jordie Pinsky Episode: "Thin Lizzie"
2016–present Stranger Things Mike Wheeler 17 episodes
2017 Young Math Legends Young Gauss Animated shorts by Flatland on VHX
2019 Carmen Sandiego Player Netflix's animated series; 20 episodes

Web Series

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Guest Grumps Himself 2 episodes

Music videos

Year Artist Title Notes
2012 Facts "Retro Oceans"
2013 Hey Ocean! "Change"
2014 PUP "Guilt Trip" as Young Stefan Babcock
2016 PUP "Sleep In The Heat" as Young Stefan Babcock
2017 Spendtime Palace "Sonora" Co-Directing and starring

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 [6]
2017 Teen Choice Awards Choice Breakout TV Star Nominated [14]

References

  1. ^ a b "Crash Tag Team Racing with Special Guest Finn Wolfhard". Guest Grumps. 14 January 2017. 10:47 minutes in. Game Grumps.
  2. ^ Chaney, Jen (25 July 2016). "Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard on Kissing Scenes and How He Became an Actor". Vulture.com. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  3. ^ a b Nika, Colleen (22 November 2016). "Finn Wolfhard: sci-fi 'it-boy'". Dazed.
  4. ^ Ahearn, Victoria (25 July 2016). "Vancouver's Finn Wolfhard loving the '80s in Stranger Things". Toronto Star. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (20 August 2015). "Duffer Bros. Netflix Supernatural Drama Series Sets Young Cast, Gets Title". Deadline.com. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  6. ^ a b Nolfi, Joely (14 December 2016). "SAG Awards nominations 2017: See the full list". Entertainment Weekly.
  7. ^ Geier, Thom (22 April 2016). "Stephen King's 'It' Release Date Set by Warner Bros". TheWrap.
  8. ^ Morgan Britton, Luke (20 August 2016). "'Stranger Things' star to appear in remake of Stephen King's 'It'". NME. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  9. ^ Strause, Jackie (18 April 2017). "Netflix Reboots 'Carmen Sandiego' With Gina Rodriguez". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  10. ^ Witmer, Phil (17 November 2016). "Here's a Very Brief History of Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard Starring in PUP Videos". Noisey. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  11. ^ Sherman, Maria (17 November 2016). "PUP's New Music Video, Starring Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard, Will Make You Want to Hug Your Pet". Vulture. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  12. ^ Kaufman, Gil (17 July 2017). "Finn Wolfhard Talks Co-Directing First Music Video for Spendtime Palace's 'Sonora': Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  13. ^ "https://indie88.com/finn-wolfhards-band-calpurnia-sign-to-royal-mountain-records/". Indie88. |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help); External link in |title= (help);
  14. ^ Rubin, Rebecca & Knapp, J.D. (14 August 2017). "Teen Choice Awards 2017: 'Riverdale,' Fifth Harmony Shut Out Competition". Variety. Retrieved 21 August 2017.

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