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Overview (1)

Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Finn Wolfhard was born in Vancouver, Canada, where he is now in high school. He has always had a laser focus on continuously growing as an actor, all the way back from the time that he saw his first movie (thank you Sam Raimi's Spider-Man (2002)!).

Following that pivotal life event, Finn went to work, and gathered prime time network TV guest roles (The 100, Supernatural), independent film (Aftermath, The Resurrection), and Shakespeare (Bard on the Beach) credits. He broke out playing Mike in the Netflix science fiction drama Stranger Things (2016), before venturing to film success in playing Richie Tozier in the blockbuster horror phenomenon It (2017). His upcoming roles include the drama Dog Days (2018) and the horror film The Turning (2020).

Outside of acting, Finn loves shredding the bass and guitar. During the moments Finn is not on set, in school, memorizing lines or jamming with friends, he spends his time hanging out with with his awesome family and pets.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous

Trade Mark (2)

High cheekbones
Curly hair

Trivia (8)

Brother of Nick Wolfhard, who also acts. Son of Mary Jolivet and Eric Wolfhard, a writer.
Featured in the music video for the song "Guilt Trip" (2014) by Canadian punk band PUP.
Finn admitted to having a fear of clowns, appropriate for playing Richie Tozier in the new "It" movie.
Great-great-aunt was silent film and theatre actress Rita Jolivet. Finn's great-grandfather, Alfred Eugene Jolivet, was Rita's brother.
On May 27, 2019, made his modeling debut as the newest face of Saint Laurent's Fall/Winter '19 campaign.
He plays the guitar, the piano, the drums, bass and the harmonica.
His three favourite films are The Graduate (1967), Dazed and Confused (1993) and Melody (2014).
He is of German, Scandinavian, Welsh, Irish, and one fourth Ashkenazi Jewish, descent.

Personal Quotes (10)

[on his name] It's my given, full name. Finn's not short for anything; it's just Finn Wolfhard. And then Wolfhard means, I think, heart of the wolf in German. What's funny is I'm German, but then I'm like French - I'm French and German and then Jewish. It's really weird. I have really weird blood. And then I go to Catholic school, which is really weird.
I will be covering three songs with my band Calpurnia at the Sweet Relief event in May. The band includes my friends Malcolm, who was in the PUP videos with me and is an amazing drummer and actor, and Ayla, who shreds on guitar and has already had multiple Berklee School scholarships (and took the dog in the last PUP video), and Jack, a bass-master. We don't get to jam very often because of my schedule, but I love when we do. Other bands and producers have reached out and I try to post about the bands who work so hard and sound so good, and I also sat down with a Yoda-type dude in L.A. It is unbelievable to be taken seriously by someone at that level. Over the next few months I will have a better idea about where this is all going to go
Millie (Bobby Brown) came in, and obviously she's so nice. I'm Canadian, and she's English, and those are the two combinations of nice people, which is immediately a good chemistry.
"I've just had luck with horror. I'd actually love to do more comedy, but what I really wanna do is an indie drama - an intense indie road-trip movie," he says, citing James Steven Sadwith's recent Coming Through the Rye as inspiration.
I mean, I love acting, but I really wanna direct. And to write." Luckily, he's already in the best position to learn. "A lot of people say, and I definitely agree with this, that a film set is the best film school," he quips. He contemplates alternate lives as he finishes his meal, munching thoughtfully before finally landing on another possible fate: "I'm good at reading people. If I wasn't an actor, I would be a psychologist.
Playing Mike, I accessed feelings I'd never accessed before. I emerged a better actor. I want to give myself credit for that, more than I did at the time. I mean, obviously, there is no perfect person; there's always work to do. But that's what I love about acting. You're never perfect.
[on the 1980s influences of Stranger Things (2016)] I grew up..I still am growing up, but when I was younger, I watched a lot of '80s movies and a lot of '80s music was in my life. So, I kind of knew everything already. Gaten [Gaten Matarazzo] was also raised on that kind of diet of '80s movies, and we both weren't new to it. I remember the Duffers told us all to watch these movies, and Gaten and I were like, "We already watched them."
[on being asked whether he has time left over to just be a 16-year-old kid] Yeah, definitely. My parents are great. On every job, my whole family and I try to get as many breaks as I can. I have a few months off at the end of the year, and there's plans in my life to not just work. I need time to do whatever I want to do. What happens to an actor that has no life experience? They don't know how to act as a different role. So, that's really important to do. I have been working really hard, but I definitely build the time out. A healthy balance is important to me, but also having time to just grow normally.
[on being told the Internet adores his name] When I was in elementary school, it was not a name that was cool. It's nice to hear that some people like it. My grandfather would be psyched to hear that.
[on growing up at 16] I like the age that I'm at now, but I also have a lot of older friends. I'm definitely not eager to grow up, but I do like some adult stuff. I'm still a child, for sure, and I think every actor has to be a little bit of a child in good ways and bad.

Salary (4)

Stranger Things (2016) $20,000 per episode (Season 1 & 2)
Stranger Things (2016) $250,000 per episode (Season 3)
The Goldfinch (2019) $65,000
The Turning (2020) $150,000

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