|Partner(s)||Natalia Dyer (2016–present)|
Charlie Ross Heaton (born 6 February 1994) is an English actor and musician. He is best known for his starring role as Jonathan Byers in the Netflix science fiction horror series Stranger Things.
Heaton was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, and raised on a council estate in Bridlington by his mother.
Heaton moved to London when he was 16 and joined London noise-rock band Comanechi as the drummer. He toured with them for more than a year. Heaton then joined London-based psychedelic band Half Loon.
In 2014, Heaton played a role in a short film named "Life Needs Courage". In 2015, he made his acting debut with the ITV crime drama series DCI Banks, playing the role of Gary McCready. He then appeared as Riley in ITV's detective series Vera. He guest-starred in BBC One's medical drama series Casualty as Jason Waycott. In 2016, he appeared in the thriller film Shut In, co-starring Naomi Watts and Oliver Platt, and directed by Farren Blackburn. Heaton also plays Jonathan Byers in the Netflix supernatural drama series Stranger Things. In 2016, he starred in the drama film As You Are.
In May 2017, Heaton was cast to star as Samuel "Sam" Guthrie / Cannonball in New Mutants, a 2020 film based on the Marvel Comics comic book of the same name. In August 2018, the BBC announced that Heaton would be playing Joseph Merrick, commonly known as the "Elephant Man", in a new two-part drama. The casting drew criticism from a disability charity group, the group's head saying that not using a disabled actor was a missed opportunity.
Heaton has a son from a relationship with Akiko Matsuura.
Since early 2016, he has been in a relationship with his Stranger Things co-star, Natalia Dyer, who plays Jonathan's girlfriend Nancy Wheeler on the series.
Heaton is a keen football fan and an avid supporter of Arsenal F.C.
|2014||Life Needs Courage||Charlie|
|2015||The Schoolboy||Michael Stevens|
|Rise of the Footsoldier Part II||Dealer|
|Urban & the Shed Crew||Frank|
|2016||As You Are||Mark|
|Shut In||Stephen Portman|
|2017||The Performers: Act III||Bowie Character|
|The New Mutants||Samuel Guthrie / Cannonball|
|2021||The Souvenir Part II||Jim Dagger||Post-production|
|2015||DCI Banks||Gary McCready||2 episodes|
|Vera||Riley||Episode: "Changing Tides"|
|Casualty||Luke Dickinson / Jason Waycott||2 episodes|
|2016–present||Stranger Things||Jonathan Byers||Main role|
|2020||Soulmates||Kurt||Episode: "Break On Through"|
|2017||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Stranger Things||Won|||
|2018||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Nominated|||
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Scene Stealer||Nominated|||
|2020||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Nominated|||