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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 18)
New York City, U.S.[1]
  • United States
  • Canada
EducationUniversity of Pennsylvania[2]
Years active2014–present
Known forStranger Things

Noah Cameron Schnapp (born October 3, 2004)[3] is an American actor. He gained recognition for playing Will Byers in the Netflix science fiction horror series Stranger Things. 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 and education

Schnapp was born in New York City, New York, to Mitchell and Karine Schnapp (née Perez), and was raised outside of the city in the town of Scarsdale.[4][5] Schnapp is Jewish[6][7] and had his Bar Mitzvah in Israel.[7] He has a twin sister.[8] He holds Canadian citizenship;[4][9] His father is of Russian Jewish descent, while his mother is of Moroccan Jewish ancestry.[10][11]

Schnapp's desire to act started when he was about five years old after watching the Broadway production of Annie.[12] He performed acting roles in school and community plays.[5] When he was 8, his acting teacher suggested he attempt a professional career.[12] 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 attends the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in entrepreneurship and innovation. He is scheduled to graduate in 2026.[13][14]



Schnapp's acting debut was in the Academy Award-winning 2015 film Bridge of Spies, directed by Steven Spielberg.[15] He played Roger, the son of character James B. Donovan. Concurrently, Schnapp voiced the lead character, Charlie Brown, in the animated movie The Peanuts Movie.[12][16] He also voiced the character for the video game The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy's Grand Adventure.[17]

His breakthrough came in July 2016, when he began starring as Will Byers in the Netflix science fiction horror television series Stranger Things.[18] He was promoted to series regular for the second season of the series, which premiered on October 27, 2017.[19][20] Schnapp also starred in independent films like Abe (2019) and Waiting for Anya (2020). He appeared in the 2020 Halloween comedy film Hubie Halloween. In April 2022, Schnapp joined the cast of The Tutor.[21]

Other ventures

In 2019, he launched a YouTube channel under his own name.[22] Active for a year and a half, he primarily created vlogs and lifestyle videos. As of June 2022, the channel has 4.2 million subscribers and has gained 110 million views.[23]

In November 2021, Schnapp launched To Be Honest (TBH), a sustainability-focused snacking company.[24][25] One year later, in November 2022, Schnapp announced a crowdfunding campaign for this venture on the Republic platform - aiming to raise a maximum amount of $1.235 million, at a $15 million valuation cap.[26][27]


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released


Year Title Role Notes Refs.
2015 Bridge of Spies Roger Donovan [28]
2015 The Peanuts Movie Charlie Brown (voice) [29]
2018 We Only Know So Much Otis Copeland [30]
2018 The Legend of Hallowaiian Kai (voice) [31]
2020 Abe Abe [32]
2020 Waiting for Anya Jo [33]
2020 Hubie Halloween Tommy [34]
2021 Who Are You, Charlie Brown? Himself Documentary [35]
TBA The Tutor Not yet released TBA Post-production


Year Title Role Notes Refs.
2016–present Stranger Things Will Byers Recurring role (season 1), main role (season 2–present)
2017 Lip Sync Battle Himself Episode: "The Cast of Stranger Things" [36]
2018 Liza on Demand Evan / Trevor 2 episodes [37]
2021 Stranger Sharks Himself TV special (Shark Week) [38]

Music videos

Year Title Artist Refs.
2016 "LA Devotee" Panic! at the Disco [39]
2018 "In My Feelings" Drake [40]
2020 "See You" Johnny Orlando [41]

Awards and nominations

Awards and nominations received by Noah Schnapp
Award Year Category Work Result Ref.
MTV Movie & TV Awards 2018 Best Frightened Performance Stranger Things Won [42]
Best On-Screen Team Stranger Things Nominated [43]
Screen Actors Guild Award 2017 Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Stranger Things Won [44]
2018 Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Stranger Things Nominated [45]
2020 Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Stranger Things Nominated [46]
Teen Choice Awards 2019 Choice Summer TV Actor Won [47]
Young Artist Awards 2017 Best Performance in a Digital TV Series or Film – Young Actor Stranger Things Nominated [48]


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  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. ^ "Stranger Things actor Noah Schnapp's age, net worth and twin revealed". Capital FM. July 3, 2019. Retrieved June 19, 2022.
  9. ^ Schnapp, Noah [@noah_schnapp] (July 23, 2016). "Thanks Caleb, I'm half Canadian, love the Habs @CanadiensMTL and prefer @MontrealBagel sad to see @PKSubban1 go 🙄" (Tweet). Archived from the original on June 2, 2022. Retrieved June 8, 2022 – via Twitter.
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  13. ^ Kirkpatrick, Emily (August 23, 2022). "Stranger Things Star Noah Schnapp Has Been Working As a Lifeguard All Summer". Vanity Fair. Retrieved November 8, 2022.
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  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ "THE PEANUTS MOVIE Cast Announced". Business Wire (Press release). November 27, 2014. Retrieved November 27, 2014.
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  19. ^ 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
  20. ^ 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.
  21. ^ Kroll, Justin (April 13, 2022). "Garrett Hedlund, Noah Schnapp, Victoria Justice And Jonny Weston To Star In The Tutor". Deadline. Retrieved April 14, 2022.
  22. ^ "Noah Schnapp launches YouTube channel with the Dolan twins as first guests". PopBuzz. June 12, 2019. Retrieved June 12, 2022.
  23. ^ "Noah Schnapp - YouTube". Retrieved June 12, 2022.
  24. ^ "Our founder". Snack TBH. Retrieved February 17, 2022.
  25. ^ Yu, Douglas. "Stranger Things Actor Noah Schnapp Takes On Nutella With New Snacking Company TBH". Forbes. Retrieved February 17, 2022.
  26. ^ Azevedo, Mary Ann (November 21, 2022). "'Stranger Things' actor wants to spread the wealth around tbh, his vegan Nutella alternative". TechCrunch. TechCrunch. Archived from the original on November 22, 2022. Retrieved November 22, 2022.
  27. ^ "Invest in tbh — Republic". Republic. Archived from the original on November 22, 2022. Retrieved November 22, 2022.
  28. ^ 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.
  29. ^ Nathan Marcy (November 27, 2014). "THE PEANUTS MOVIE Cast Announced". Business Wire. Archived from the original on July 7, 2019. Retrieved April 27, 2021.
  30. ^ 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.
  31. ^ 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.
  32. ^ 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.
  33. ^ 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.
  34. ^ 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.
  35. ^ "Who Are You, Charlie Brown?: Apple To Celebrate Peanuts Characters, Creator Charles M. Shulz With Documentary Special". Deadline.
  36. ^ 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.
  37. ^ "Liza on Demand season 2 trailer teases guest stars Noah Schnapp, Josh Peck, and more". Yahoo! Entertainment.
  38. ^ "Shark Week streaming guide: How to watch Shark Week 2022". Live Science.
  39. ^ "Noah Schnapp is in Panic! at the Disco's LA Devotee music video". Popbuzz.
  40. ^ "Drake's In My Feelings Video: All the Celeb Cameos". Billboard.
  41. ^ "Johnny Orlando Releases Timely New Single and Video With "See You"". UMusic.
  42. ^ "Noah Schnapp Takes His Shot With Zendaya During His Acceptance Speech".
  43. ^ "MTV Movie & TV Awards 2018 winners: Stranger Things and Black Panther dominate". June 19, 2018. Archived from the original on June 19, 2018.
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  46. ^ "The 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". Screen Actors Guild. January 19, 2020. Retrieved August 6, 2020.
  47. ^ Swift, Andy (July 8, 2019). "Teen Choice Awards: Stranger Things Leads Final Wave of 2019 Nominations". TVLine. Retrieved July 19, 2019.
  48. ^ 2017 Young Artist Academy™ Awards - FULL SHOW on YouTube

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