Finn Wolfhard: 20 Interesting Facts About the Stranger Things Star

Talk about the best-released sequels on Netflix this year, and the mention of Stranger Things is a must. The first volume of the fourth season had all the audience on the edge of their seats. Some couldn’t even wait for a month to watch the second volume. And when the second volume aired, it took the whole world by storm.

Throughout all four seasons of the show, Stranger Things has received immense love from the audience. Be it the fascinating 80s setting and retro theme or the supernatural elements – this attempt by the Duffer Brothers deserves all the accolades.

The cast of Stranger Things, too, have proved their acting mantle time and again. From the little kids to their siblings, and of course, their parents – each character on the show has shone and how! Finn Wolfhard plays the role of Mike Wheeler, one of the four kids (now teens), who are on a mission to save Hawkins from all the supernatural activities happening in the parallel universe. Mike Wheeler is one of the main characters on the show who solves mysterious puzzles of the parallel universe and enjoys a romantic angle with the Eleven.

There are many things to know about the young actor.

20 Little-Known Facts about Finn Wolfhard 

Here are some little-known facts about Finn Wolfhard to know him up close and personal.

  1. Finn Wolfhard is a Canadian 

Finn Wolfhard was born on the 23rd of December, 2002, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Although his native place is Canada, his descent is a mix of French, Jewish, and German.

  1. Finn Dreamed about Becoming a Performer 

The actor decided from a very young age that he wanted to be a performer. He realized it after watching a few movies. In an interview, he stated,

“I just used to be interested in filmmaking in general. I think growing up in Vancouver is a different lifestyle than growing up in most other places. People make different choices. Finally, I just got into acting. I got my first gig on Craigslist. It can be sketchy. But that’s how I got my first shot.” 

  1. His Favorite Genre is Comedy 

Although Finn landed his role in Stranger Things, a straightforward horror show, he calls his favorite genre comedy. Interestingly, the actor landed the role in this show after losing a spot in the film adaptation of Stephen King’s IT.

He lost the role after the director, Cary Fukunaga, left production. Finn had to re-audition for the role of Richie for which he was later finalized.

  1. Horror Movies would Always Leave an Impact on Him 

Finn once narrated an extremely funny incident from his childhood and described how horror characters and movies had managed to leave an imprint on his mind from a young age.

“One time when I was really young, my dad and brother were watching Team America, the Trey Parker, and Matt Stone movie. I walked in, and they didn’t know I was there, but I got really freaked out by the marionettes, just the look of them, their mouths those grins. That cemented in my brain.”

  1. He Aspires to Make Films 

Finn has proved his acting skill by acting in a few movies besides Stranger Things, and he has achieved a lot of success as an actor. However, the actor has different plans for the future. He wants to get into filmmaking.

Finn aspires to attain success as a director. He writes screenplays in his free time and hopes that someday one of those screenplays will make into a film that the audience will enjoy.

  1. Finn has Appeared in Various Movies 

Finn is extremely popular for his role as Mike Wheeler in Stranger Things. But besides the Netflix original series, the actor has acted in other movies too.

Some popular movies that Finn has been a part of include IT, The Turning, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, IT Chapter Two, The Goldfinch, The Addams Family, How it Ends, etc.

  1. He Doesn’t Receive a Superstar Treatment from his School Friends 

In another candid conversation with the media, Finn revealed that he may be a star, but his school friends do not treat him like one. To them, Finn is their friend, exactly how he used to be before he tasted success and fame.

  1. Finn is a Big Fan of the 80s and 90s Alternative Rock Bands 

Another feather to the actor’s cap is that Finn is a talented musician. He is particularly skilled with the guitar. His music inspiration comes from the 80s and 90s era of Alternative music.

He stated how he loved music and admired the bands like Nirvana, Joy Division, and New Order. He is a music enthusiast!

  1. Finn has been a Part of the Local Band 

Finn’s love for music convinced him to be a part of the local band. For a long time, he was the lead vocalist and guitarist for the band, Calpurnia. The band dissolved in November 2019. But Finn’s love for music did not end here. He joined another band, The Aubreys. His band has also worked with Laurence Rothman and created a song, Getting Better.

  1. An Actor who Does a Lot of Charity 

At a very young age, Finn Wolfhard understood how meaningful it is to help the needy.

In 2017, he sold merchandise and donated the proceeds to spreading awareness and acceptance for autism. Finn also participated in the Strange 80s benefits concert to raise funds for all the musicians who needed medical care. The idea of this concert was the brainchild of Victoria Williams, who first introduced it in 1993.

  1. His Relationship Status

Not much is known about the relationship status of the young actor. Once upon a time, he was dating his Stranger Things co-star Millie Bobby Brown. But the couple broke up, and currently, Finn Wolfhard is single.

  1. He was Sick During Stranger Things Audition 

Fans loved Finn Wolfhard in Stranger Things. In fact, it is considered one of the best roles played by the actor in his career. But do you know he was sick while auditioning for the role?

Finn was ill and lying in the bed when he auditioned for Stranger Things. He took a video using his phone and sent it to the showrunners. Afterward, he received a call to meet the showrunners in Los Angeles. Finn further stated he loved the script of the show from the very beginning. He also felt so much at home with the retro setting of the home.

  1. Finn has a Handsome Net Worth 

Back in 2016 and 2017, when Finn was filming the first two seasons of Stranger Things, his net worth ranged up to a whopping $3 million. As of now, his net worth ranges up to $4 million.

  1. He is not the Only Actor of the family

Finn Wolfhard is not the only actor in his family. His brother, Nick Wolfhard is also an actor. He has been featured in both shorts as well as videos. Nick has also landed his voice in the famous anime series Beyblade Burst and World Trigger.

  1. He Finds Pennywise from IT scarier than the Demogorgon from Stranger Things 

When asked who is scarier, Finn had his own answer. According to him, Pennywise in IT is scarier than Demogorgon in Stranger Things. “The Demogorgon you can kill, like for real, but Pennywise can shape-shift into anything and is kind of immortal in a sense.” 

  1. The Early Debut of Finn Wolfhard in The 100 

The actor appeared in one episode of the post-apocalyptic CW show The 100 in 2014. His character’s name was Zoran. He played the role of a child with a disfigured face who helps aid an injured stranger.

When he got an offer, Finn was only 12 years old. According to him, it was a major acting job in his career.

  1. Finn Loves Crazy Frog 

Finn Wolfhard calls himself a crazy frog enthusiast. He has also mentioned it in his Twitter bio. He even has his own frog apparel with a company known as Represent. He used all the proceeds from the frog apparel brand to help flood victims in Houston.

  1. Finn said there Was Rivalry on the Sets of Stranger Things 

In one of his interviews with the Washington Post, Finn talked about the rivalry between the stars on the sets of the show.

“When you start a show that young, there is drama, and there are rivalries because it’s like school. And then you become older, and you stop caring. I think it’s actually such an incredible thing to come back to each other and be like, ‘Wow, I really understand you. We’re all going through this thing together. I love you.’” 

  1. How Much Money did Finn Make in Stranger Things? 

Finn made a good amount of money with his role in Stranger Things. For the first and second seasons of the show, the young actor made an impressive amount of money. Season one had eight episodes in total, and season two had nine episodes. According to the source, Finn made $30,000 per episode on the show.

  1. Finn has a Funny Personality 

Wolfhard’s character on Stranger Things doesn’t show any humor, but in real life, the actor is quite funny. He is often found cracking jokes. He also posts several videos of him cracking jokes or imitating others.

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