Noah Schnapp Biography

Noah Schnapp
Noah Schnapp
  • Born Oct. 3, 2004

Noah Schnapp (born October 3, 2004) is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Will Byers in the Netflix science fiction horror web television series Stranger Things. His other acting roles include the voice of Charlie Brown in the animated movie The Peanuts Movie and Roger Donovan in Steven Spielberg\'s historical drama film Bridge of Spies.

Schnapp was born in Scarsdale, New York to Mitchell Schnapp, a private equity manager and Karine Schnapp, a business executive. He has a twin sister named Chloe. He was educated at Scarsdale Middle School. Schnapp\'s family is from Montreal, Quebec, Canada and he has Canadian citizenship. He is Jewish. Schnapp\'s desire for acting started when he was about 5 years old after watching the Broadway production of Annie. He performed acting roles in school and community plays. When he was eight years old, his acting teacher suggested he go professional. Schnapp\'s parents enrolled him in an acting program at Westchester\'s Star Kidz with coach Alyson Isbrandtsen who soon referred him to MKS&D Talent Management for career opportunities.

Schnapp voiced the lead character, Charlie Brown, in 2015\'s The Peanuts Movie. Schnapp\'s first acting role was in Steven Spielberg\'s historical drama film Bridge of Spies, along with Tom Hanks. In 2016 Schnapp was cast as Will Byers in the first season of Netflix science fiction horror web television series Stranger Things. It was reported that according to his contract, Schnapp received US$10,000 per episode in season 1 of Stranger Things with 5 episodes guaranteed. He was promoted to series regular for the second season of Stranger Things, which premiered on October 27, 2017. Schnapp is set to return in the third season of Stranger Things, expected to be released in 2019.

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