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Noah Schnapp
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Schnapp at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (2004-10-03) October 3, 2004 (age 14)
Scarsdale, New York [1]
Years active2015–present

Noah Schnapp (born October 3, 2004[2]) is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Will Byers in the Netflix science fiction horror web television series Stranger Things.[3] His other acting roles include the voice of Charlie Brown in the animated movie The Peanuts Movie[4] and Roger Donovan in Steven Spielberg's historical drama film Bridge of Spies.[5]

Early life

Schnapp was born in Scarsdale, New York to Mitchell and Karine Schnapp.[6] He has a twin sister named Chloe.[6] Schnapp's family is from Montreal, Quebec, Canada and he has Canadian citizenship.[1] He is Jewish.[7] Schnapp's desire for acting started when he was about 5 years old after watching the Broadway production of Annie.[8] He performed acting roles in school and community plays.[6] When he was eight years old, his acting teacher suggested he go professional.[8] Schnapp's parents enrolled him in an acting program at Westchester's Star Kidz with coach Alyson Isbrandtsen who soon referred him to MKS&D Talent Management for career opportunities.[6]


Schnapp voiced the lead character, Charlie Brown, in 2015's The Peanuts Movie.[8] Schnapp's first acting role was in Steven Spielberg's historical drama film Bridge of Spies, along with Tom Hanks.[5] In 2016 Schnapp was cast as Will Byers in the first season of Netflix science fiction horror web television series Stranger Things.[3] It was reported[9][10] that according to his contract, Schnapp received US$10,000 per episode in season 1 of Stranger Things with 5 episodes guaranteed. He was promoted to series regular for the second season of Stranger Things, which premiered on October 27, 2017.[11][12] Schnapp is set to return in the third season of Stranger Things, expected to be released in 2019.[13]



Year Title Role Notes
2015 Bridge of Spies Roger Donovan
2015 The Peanuts Movie Charlie Brown (voice)
2016 The Angry Birds Movie Jay (voice) Uncredited
2016 The Circle Lucas Short film
2017 We Only Know So Much Otis Copeland Post-Production
2018 The Legends of Hallowaiian Kai (voice) Direct-to-Video [14][15][16]
2018 Waiting for Anya Jo Post-production[17]
2018 Intensive Care TJ Swift Pre-Production
2018 Abe Andrade Grostein Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2016–present Stranger Things Will Byers Main Role; 17 episodes

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2015 The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy's Grand Adventure Charlie Brown Voice only

Music videos

Year Title Artist Notes
2016 "LA Devotee" "Panic! at the Disco" Cast

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2017 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Digital TV Series or Film – Young Actor Stranger Things Nominated [18]
2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Won [19]
2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated [20]
2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Frightened Performance Won [21]
Best On-Screen Team (with Gaten Matarazzo, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin and Sadie Sink) Nominated [22]


  1. ^ a b Cudzinowski, Matt (October 27, 2017). "Off the ice with… Noah Schnapp". NHL. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  2. ^ "Celeb birthdays for the week of Oct. 1-7". Ottawa Citizen. Archived from the original on October 25, 2017. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (August 20, 2015). "Duffer Bros. Netflix Supernatural Drama Series Sets Young Cast, Gets Title". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 24, 2015.
  4. ^ "THE PEANUTS MOVIE Cast Announced". Business Wire (Press release). November 27, 2014. Retrieved November 27, 2014.
  5. ^ a b Herman, James Patrick (September 15, 2016). "EXCLUSIVE: 'Stranger Things' Star Noah Schnapp Talks Steven Spielberg, Justice for Barb and Season 2". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 18, 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d bradlow, Lisa Coleman (November 13, 2015). "You're a good man, Noah Schnapp". The Scarsdale Inquirer. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
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  8. ^ a b c Nededog, Jethro (September 17, 2016). "Here's what the young breakout stars of Netflix's 'Stranger Things' look like in real life". Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  9. ^ Agius, Nicola (September 1, 2016). "Actor who plays Will Byers in Stranger Things received a very hefty pay cheque". Mirror. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  10. ^ "Stranger Things actor Will Byers made stacks for going missing". August 31, 2016. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  11. ^ Bradley, Laura (December 13, 2016). "What Millie Bobby Brown Really Wants from Stranger Things Season 2". Vanity Fair. Vanity Fair. Retrieved January 2, 2016. All of the original Stranger Things kids will also return
  12. ^ Brownstein, Bill (November 6, 2015). "A chat with Noah Schnapp, the 11-year-old Montrealer who voices Charlie Brown in The Peanuts Movie". National Post.
  13. ^ "'Stranger Things' season 3 is coming! Here's everything we know so far". Wbrc. Archived from the original on June 19, 2018.
  14. ^ "Watch 'The Legend of Hallowaiian' Exclusively on DIRECTV CINEMA". Retrieved 2018-11-17.
  15. ^ "The Legend Of Hallowaiian". Film Threat. 2018-10-24. Retrieved 2018-11-17.
  16. ^ The Legend of Hallowaiian (2018), retrieved 2018-11-17
  17. ^ "Waiting for Anya". Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  18. ^ "38th Annual Awards". Young Artist Association. Archived from the original on February 2, 2017. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  19. ^ Nolfi, Joely (December 14, 2016). "SAG Awards nominations 2017: See the full list". Entertainment Weekly.
  20. ^ Gonzalez, Sandra (17 January 2018). "The full list of the 2018 SAG Awards nominees". CNN. CNN. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  21. ^ "Noah Schnapp Takes His Shot With Zendaya During His Acceptance Speech".
  22. ^ "MTV Movie & TV Awards 2018 winners: Stranger Things and Black Panther dominate". 19 June 2018.

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