December 23, 2002 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Vancouver, British Columbia
Finn Wolfhard is the lanky, curly-haired Canadian actor who shot to international fame with his role as Mike Wheeler in the Duffer brothers’ cult Netflix series Stranger Things. First aired in 2016, the series was an instant hit worldwide resulting in an ensuing ’80s fever. Wolfhard was then aged 14, having famously landed the role with an audition tape from his bed as he was sick at the time.
Hailing from Vancouver, Wolfhard started out at the age of 11 with roles in the sci-fi series The 100 and Supernatural.
On the back of his Stranger Things breakthrough he also garnered recognition for his role in the film adaptation of Stephen King’s It, which was released in 2017. In 2018 he played a pizza delivery boy in the movie Dog Days, before returning for the sequel of It Chapter Two in 2019.
In 2019 he also co-starred in the highly anticipated movie The Goldfinch, the adaptation of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer prize-winning novel, and voiced Pugsley in the upcoming animated movie The Addams Family.
In the pipeline slated for 2020 releases is his role in The Turning, a new adaptation of The Turn of the Screw – overseen by Steven Spielberg – and a role in Ghostbusters 2020, which is a direct sequel to the iconic 1989 movie.
In between his busy acting schedule the multi-talented Wolfhard is also nurturing a promising music career as the lead vocalist and guitarist for up-and-coming indie rock band Calpurnia, which he founded in 2017. He proved to the world that he can shred on guitar already back in 2016, though, when he joined Mac DeMarco on stage to play, with Instagram videos of him rocking it out sitting on DeMarco’s shoulders going viral.
Humble and insanely likable, he has amassed a 17.4 million following on Instagram to date, his every move somewhat inadvertently providing instantly meme-able material.
In 2019 he starred in Weezer’s retro music video for their cover of ’80s smash hit “Take On Me.” He also made his modeling debut, tapped as the new face of Saint Laurent fronting the Fall/Winter 2019 campaign under the direction of Anthony Vaccarello, photographed by the legendary photographer David Sims.