Even while the 19-year-old Canadian actor’s “Stranger Things” character, Mike Wheeler, may be his most well-known role, Finn Wolfhard has a lengthy resume full of sci-fi and thriller parts. Additionally, he has some background in music. Wolfhard began his career as a musician before becoming a household figure because to Netflix’s supernatural phenomena.
Before Calpurnia disbanded in 2019, the singer/actor worked as a songwriter, lead vocalist, and guitarist for the indie rock band. Later, Wolfhard became a member of The Aubreys, an independent music group, where he formed a duo with drummer Malcolm Craig. Wolfhard, though, was already working hard to establish his reputation.
Between 2014 and 2015, he landed parts on dramas like “The 100” and The CW’s “Supernatural” before being hired for Netflix’s science fiction series, which won five 2022 Emmy awards for its fourth season. Since then, Wolfhard has only had big projects lined up; on December 9, Netflix will release Guillermo del Toro’s stop-motion version of “Pinocchio,” in which he will star.
Continue reading to discover all of the actor’s noteworthy TV and film personas to learn more about his career in the supernatural.
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Gina Rodriguez and Wolfhard co-starred in the Netflix animated “Carmen Sandiego” revival series in 2018. The fourth season of the programme ended in January 2021.
According to Wolfhard, playing Player, Carmen’s sidekick, in voiceovers requires a “totally different skill set.” “People were so excited that Carmen and Player were coming back everywhere I recorded — in Vancouver, Atlanta, and a couple of times in LA,” he said. I’m really happy to have been a part of it.
The grandson of former Ghostbuster Egon Spengler (played by Harold Ramis in the original ’80s Ghostbusters movie) appeared in “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” as Trevor Spengler, played by Wolfhard. Wolfhard admitted at the 2021 Comic-Con in New York that he had no idea he was trying out for the venerable franchise at the time of his audition for the sequel. Regarding “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” he reportedly replied, “I didn’t know what it was,” according to Insider. “In the days that followed, I kind of wondered ‘I wonder why it’s so secretive. I’m curious as to why it has such a lengthy codename.
Guillermo del Toro’s “Pinocchio”
In Guillermo del Toro’s much awaited adaptation of “Pinocchio” for Netflix, Wolfhard will play Candlewick. The role of the actor is not shown in the movie’s trailer, thus it is unknown how he will be portrayed; nevertheless, Vanity Fair claims that he “breaks from the traditional narrative” of being the sort to torment Pinocchio. When Netflix’s stop-motion musical “The Adventures of Pinocchio” debuts on December 9, viewers will quickly get to know Wolfhard’s portrayal of Candlewick, who first appeared in Carlo Collodi’s 1883 book “The Adventures of Pinocchio.”
Wolfhard discovered a means to be a part of another supernatural phenomenon at the same time as “Stranger Things” went viral. Wolfhard played Richie Tozier, a member of the Losers Club, the gang of bullied children terrorised by Pennywise in Derry, Maine, in the terrifying blockbuster remake of “It,” which resurrected the malevolent clown Pennywise. The actor returned to the role in the “It Chapter Two” sequel.
“It Chapter Two”
As young Richie Tozier, Wolfhard returned to the 2017 horror film’s sequel, “It Chapter Two,” where his older character once more battles Pennywise and the other Losers Club members after the evil returns to Derry, Maine, 27 years later. In 2019, Wolfhard told The Hollywood Reporter that he and his other youthful costars were artificially aged down for the sequel because they had all visibly matured during the 2017 film’s production.
Without a doubt, Wolfhard’s portrayal as Mike Wheeler, a popular Hawkins citizen, on “Stranger Things” is among his most significant to date. The fourth season of the sci-fi blockbuster on Netflix, which concluded on July 1, follows a group of teens in the 1980s as they struggle to protect their Indiana town from a rash of supernatural forces. Since the show’s debut in 2016, Wolfhard has played Mike alongside with “Stranger Things” stars Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), and Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin). For his work in the programme, the actor was nominated for an MTV Movie & TV Award and received a SAG Award.
Wolfhard made a brief guest appearance on the 11th season of The CW’s “Supernatural” prior to landing his big break with “Stranger Things.” The actor played Jordie Pinsky, the son of a victim of a murder that “took place at the childhood home of alleged murderer Lizzie Borden,” in episode five of the 2015 television series “Thin Lizzie,” according to CinemaBlend.
2014’s sci-fi thriller “The 100” included Wolfhard in a very small part as teenage nomad grounder Zoran. In season two’s desert, he becomes friends with Jaha, played by Isaiah Washington.
“The Addams Family”
Following “Carmen Sandiego,” Wolfhard returned to the field of animation to voice Pugsley in the 2019 remake of “The Addams Family.” Wolfhard, who plays a cunning younger brother, told FabTV in 2019 that “it was an honour” to be a part of the venerable series. However, Javon Walton from “Euphoria” took over his Pugsley role for the 2021 follow-up.
Wolfhard portrayed the young Boris in “The Goldfinch,” one of his more serious roles. Following 13-year-old Theodore Decker (played by both Ansel Elgort and Oakes Fegley), who is adopted by a wealthy family after his mother is killed in a bombing at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, the John Crowley-directed drama from 2019 is based on the bestselling book of the same name. His life is altered by the tragedy, but he finds comfort in “The Goldfinch,” a picture he snatches from a museum.
Wolfhard portrayed 15-year-old Miles Fairchild in Floria Sigismondi’s thriller “The Turning,” which is based on the 1898 book “The Turn of the Screw.” In a remote mansion in the countryside of Maine, emotional recluse Miles and his sister Flora (Brooklynn Prince) are placed in the care of nanny Kate Mandell (Mackenzie Davis). The two siblings and Kate experience a string of bizarre occurrences, and Kate quickly learns that the estate is haunted by a terrifying spirit.