Finn Wolfhard


Finn Wolfhard Biography

Finn Wolfhard (born December 23, 2002) is a Canadian actor and musician. His acting roles include Mike Wheeler in the Netflix series Stranger Things and Richie Tozier in the 2017 film adaptation of Stephen King's It.

As a musician, he is the lead vocalist and guitarist for the rock band, Calpurnia.

Early life

Wolfhard was born in Vancouver, Canada, to a family of French, German and Jewish descent. His father, Eric Wolfhard, is a researcher on aboriginal land claims.

Career

Acting

Wolfhard got his first acting job from Craigslist. He made his television debut as Zoran in The 100, followed by a role as Jordie Pinsky in Supernatural.

In 2016, Wolfhard began to play the role of Mike Wheeler in the Netflix series Stranger Things. He auditioned for the role via video after seeing an open casting call. The cast of the series won a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

He played Richie Tozier in the film adaptation of Stephen King's It, which was released on September 8, 2017. The casting of Wolfhard in both Stranger Things and It, set in the '80s, had been a coincidence. According to Wolfhard, he had been initially cast as Richie when Cary Fukunaga was attached as director and co-writer, but when Fukunaga left the project over creative differences, the role fell through which allowed him to pursue Stranger Things. Once Andy Muschietti became attached to It, Wolfhard had to re-audition for the role of Richie.

In the Netflix animated series Carmen Sandiego, he will voice "Player", the titular character's chief accomplice and friend. The series, consisting of twenty episodes, is due to premiere in 2019.

On September 22, 2017, it was announced that Wolfhard had been cast as Tyler, an altruistic and thoughtful pizza delivery boy, in the Ken Marino directed film, Dog Days. In addition, Wolfhard was also cast in Amblin"?s haunted house film The Turning, based off the adaptation of Henry James"?s novella The Turn of the Screw.

In 2018, Wolfhard joined the cast of The Goldfinch, the John Crowley-directed adaptation of the Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, playing Young Boris Pavlikovsky, a Ukrainian student and troublemaker.

Music

Aside from acting, Wolfhard is the lead vocalist and guitarist for the Vancouver-based rock band, Calpurnia. They are signed to Royal Mountain Records in the United States and Canada, and Transgressive Records and its imprint, paradYse, for Europe and the United Kingdom.

Filmography

Films

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Aftermath Young Charles Short film
2017 It Richie Tozier
2018 Dog Days Tyler Completed
2019 The Turning Miles Post-production
The Goldfinch Young Boris Post-production

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2014 The 100 Zoran Episode: "Many Happy Returns"
2015 Supernatural Jordie Pinsky Episode: "Thin Lizzie"
2016-present Stranger Things Mike Wheeler Main role
2017 Young Math Legends Young Gauss Animated shorts by Flatland on VHX
2019 Carmen Sandiego Player (voice) Main role

Web series

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Guest Grumps Himself 2 episodes

Music videos

Year Artist Title Notes
2012 Facts "Retro Oceans"
2013 Hey Ocean! "Change"
2014 PUP "Guilt Trip" as Young Stefan Babcock
2016 PUP "Sleep In The Heat" as Young Stefan Babcock
2017 Spendtime Palace "Sonora" Co-Directing and starring

Discography

With Calpurnia

Main article: Calpurnia (band)

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2017 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Digital TV Series or Film - Teen Actor Stranger Things
2017 Teen Choice Awards Choice Breakout TV Star
2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series



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