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Noah Schnapp
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Schnapp at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Noah Cameron Schnapp[1]

(2004-10-03) October 3, 2004 (age 17)
  • Canadian
  • American
Years active2015–present

Noah Cameron Schnapp (born October 3, 2004)[2] is a Canadian-American actor.[3] He plays Will Byers in the Netflix science fiction horror streaming television series Stranger Things, for which he won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series with his fellow cast members. His film roles include Roger Donovan in Steven Spielberg's historical drama Bridge of Spies (2015) and the voice of Charlie Brown in the animated The Peanuts Movie (2015).

Early life

Schnapp was born in New York City, New York, to Mitchell and Karine Schnapp (née Perez), and was raised in Scarsdale.[4][5] He has a twin sister named Chloe Schnapp.[5] Schnapp is Jewish[6][7] and had his Bar Mitzvah in Israel.[7] He holds Canadian citizenship;[4][8] his family is from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and he visits the city often. His father is of Russian Jewish ancestry and his mother is of Moroccan Jewish descent.[9][10]

Schnapp's desire to act started when he was about 5 years old after watching the Broadway production of Annie.[11] He performed acting roles in school and community plays.[5] When he was eight years old, his acting teacher suggested he attempt a professional career.[11] 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.[5]


Schnapp voiced the lead character, Charlie Brown, in 2015's The Peanuts Movie.[11][12] Schnapp's first onscreen role was in Steven Spielberg's historical drama film Bridge of Spies.[13] In 2016, Schnapp was cast as Will Byers in the first season of Netflix science fiction horror television series Stranger Things.[14] He and co-stars Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, and Caleb McLaughlin competed against one another in a 2017 episode of Spike's Lip Sync Battle.[15] He was promoted to series regular for the second season of Stranger Things, which premiered on October 27, 2017.[16][17]



Year Title Role Ref(s)
2015 Bridge of Spies Roger Donovan [18]
2015 The Peanuts Movie Charlie Brown (voice) [19]
2016 The Circle Lucas [20]
2018 We Only Know So Much Otis Copeland [21]
2018 The Legend of Hallowaiian Kai (voice) [22]
2020 Abe Abraham / Ibrahim ("Abe") [23]
2020 Waiting for Anya Jo [24]
2020 Hubie Halloween Tommy [25]


Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2016–present Stranger Things Will Byers Recurring role (season 1), main role (season 2–present)
2018 Liza on Demand Evan / Trevor 2 episodes

Video games

Year Title Voice role Ref(s)
2015 The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy's Grand Adventure Charlie Brown [26]

Music videos

Year Title Artist Ref(s)
2016 "LA Devotee" Panic! at the Disco
2018 "In My Feelings" Drake
2020 "See You" Johnny Orlando

Awards and nominations

Awards and nominations received by Noah Schnapp
Award Year[a] Category Work Result Ref.
Gold Derby Awards 2018 Best Breakthrough Performer of the Year Nominated [27]
Best Drama Supporting Actor Stranger Things Nominated
MTV Movie & TV Awards 2018 Best Frightened Performance Stranger Things Won [28]
Best On-Screen Team Stranger Things Nominated [29]
Screen Actors Guild Award 2017 Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Stranger Things Won [30]
2018 Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Stranger Things Nominated [31]
2020 Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Stranger Things Nominated [32]
Teen Choice Awards 2019 Choice Summer TV Actor Won [33]
Young Artist Awards 2017 Best Performance in a Digital TV Series or Film – Young Actor Stranger Things Won [34]


  1. ^ Indicates the year of ceremony. Each year is linked to the article about the awards held that year, wherever possible.


  1. ^ a b Stated at 4:58 at
  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. ^ Frot, Mathilde. "Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp says new role 'resonated' with Jewish identity". The Times of Israel. Retrieved March 8, 2020.
  4. ^ a b Cudzinowski, Matt (October 27, 2017). "Off the ice with… Noah Schnapp". NHL. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d bradlow, Lisa Coleman (November 13, 2015). "You're a good man, Noah Schnapp". The Scarsdale Inquirer. Archived from the original on December 20, 2018. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  6. ^ Bloom, Nate (January 18, 2018). "Award season features notable Jewish actors, performers". St. Louis Jewish Light. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  7. ^ a b "First look & set report: Noah Schnapp in Michael Morpurgo adpation 'Waiting For Anya' (exclusive)". Screen Daily. May 15, 2018. Archived from the original on June 9, 2020. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  8. ^ Noah Schnapp [@noah_schnapp] (July 23, 2016). "Thanks Caleb, I'm half Canadian, love the Habs @CanadiensMTL and prefer @MontrealBagel sad to see @PKSubban1 go" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  9. ^ "Jews in the News: Steven Spielberg, Sam Mendes and Lior Britton | Tampa Jewish Federation". Archived from the original on July 4, 2020. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
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  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ "THE PEANUTS MOVIE Cast Announced". Business Wire (Press release). November 27, 2014. Retrieved November 27, 2014.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (August 20, 2015). "Duffer Bros. Netflix Supernatural Drama Series Sets Young Cast, Gets Title". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 24, 2015.
  15. ^ Prudom, Laura (May 26, 2017). "The 'Stranger Things' kids rocked 'Lip Sync Battle' so hard, everyone else should probably give up". Mashable. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  16. ^ 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
  17. ^ 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.
  18. ^ Alex O’Connell (February 18, 2020). "Noah Schnapp interview — what Will from Stranger Things did next". The Times. Archived from the original on March 14, 2020. Retrieved April 27, 2021.
  19. ^ Nathan Marcy (November 27, 2014). "THE PEANUTS MOVIE Cast Announced". Business Wire. Archived from the original on July 7, 2019. Retrieved April 27, 2021.
  20. ^ Carl Franzen (November 16, 2016). "Ryan Phillippe and 'Stranger Things' Kid Star in a Film Shot Entirely on a Drone". Vice. Archived from the original on November 8, 2020. Retrieved April 27, 2021.
  21. ^ Matthew Huff (April 2, 2021). "Watch These Movies Starring The "Stranger Things" Cast While You Wait For Season 4". BuzzFeed. Archived from the original on April 25, 2021. Retrieved April 27, 2021.
  22. ^ Karlene Lukovitz (September 14, 2018). "King's Hawaiian Bows Animated Feature Film Voiced By Stars". Media Post. Archived from the original on March 8, 2021. Retrieved April 27, 2021.
  23. ^ Jude Dry (April 17, 2020). "'Abe' Review: 'Stranger Things' Star Noah Schnapp Leads Foodie Drama with Too Many Flavors". IndieWire. Archived from the original on November 25, 2020. Retrieved April 27, 2021.
  24. ^ Michael Morpurgo (February 20, 2020). "Waiting for Anya review – soapy second world war melodrama". The Guardian. Archived from the original on October 20, 2020. Retrieved April 27, 2021.
  25. ^ Amanda N'Duka (July 22, 2020). "Adam Sandler Sets Next Netflix Comedy With All-Star Cast Including Kevin James, Julie Bowen, Maya Rudolph & Many More". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on November 28, 2020. Retrieved April 27, 2021.
  26. ^ "Noah Schnapp (visual voices guide)". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved May 5, 2021.
  27. ^ Montgomery, Daniel (July 26, 2018). "2018 Gold Derby TV Awards nominations: 'This is Us,' 'Gianni Versace' and 'The Handmaid's Tale' lead the way". Gold Derby. Gold Derby. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  28. ^ "Noah Schnapp Takes His Shot With Zendaya During His Acceptance Speech".
  29. ^ "MTV Movie & TV Awards 2018 winners: Stranger Things and Black Panther dominate". June 19, 2018.
  30. ^ Nolfi, Joely (December 14, 2016). "SAG Awards nominations 2017: See the full list". Entertainment Weekly.
  31. ^ Gonzalez, Sandra (January 17, 2018). "The full list of the 2018 SAG Awards nominees". CNN. CNN. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  32. ^ "The 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". Screen Actors Guild. January 19, 2020. Retrieved August 6, 2020.
  33. ^ Swift, Andy (July 8, 2019). "Teen Choice Awards: Stranger Things Leads Final Wave of 2019 Nominations". TVLine. Retrieved July 19, 2019.
  34. ^ "38th Annual Awards". Young Artist Association. Archived from the original on February 2, 2017. Retrieved January 7, 2018.

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