kids encyclopedia robot

Andrew Matarazzo facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Andrew Matarazzo
Born
Andréa Matarazzo

(1997-03-04) March 4, 1997 (age 26)
São Paulo, Brazil
Occupation
  • actor
  • singer
  • author
Years active 2011–present
Relatives
  • Ciccillo Matarazzo (great-great-uncle)
  • Jade Matarazzo (mother)
  • Count Francesco Matarazzo (great-great-great-uncle)

Andrew Matarazzo (born March 4, 1997) is a Brazilian-American actor, singer and author, best known for joining the cast of the MTV television series Teen Wolf in its final season.

Early life

Matarazzo was born in São Paulo, Brazil but raised mostly in Miami, Florida as part of a diverse, multilingual family where he grew up speaking Portuguese, English and Spanish. His mother Jade Matarazzo is a leader at the forefront of the Latino arts community both for her own work and helping expose other international artists to American audiences. Although he had performed on stage since childhood, Matarazzo only decided to branch into film after seeing River Phoenix in Stand by Me.

He studied in Thorpe, Surrey near London at the American School in England (TASIS) as well as spending some time at University of the Arts (Philadelphia) and the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in Los Angeles.

Career

In Los Angeles, Matarazzo, landed roles in a series of festival circuit short films that ran at Tribeca Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival. He went on to play small roles in several television shows including HBO's Girls, MTV's Faking It, Criminal Minds on CBS, and Speechless on ABC.

Matarazzo auditioned for Teen Wolf in 2016 but did not get the part for which he read. Two weeks later, Teen Wolf executive producer Jeff Davis contacted the actor to say they wanted Matarazzo for a three-episode arc. After seeing his work, Davis and the show's writers extended the role through the series finale and made Matarazzo's character Gabe one of the season's primary villains.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2013 West Hollywood Motel Alex
2015 Entourage Raver Kid Uncredited
2021 He's All That Logan
2021 Alalia Leo (Short)

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Faking It Manolo Episode: "... in Translation"
2015 Criminal Minds Eddie Butler Episode: "Outlaw"
2015 Girls Dean Episode "Ask Me My Name"
2015 Royal Pains Vincent Episode "Leading Me A Shoulder"
2017 Speechless Aaron Episode: "D-I-DING"
2017 Teen Wolf Gabe Recurring role; 7 episodes
2017 Jane the Virgin Flaco Recurring role
2020 Solar Opposites Pedro Episode: "The Quantum Ring"
2020 Acting for a Cause Oberon / Theseus Episode: "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
2021 All Rise Alfredo Castro Episode: "Safe to Fall"
2022 Acting for a Cause Caska Episode: "Julius Caesar LIVE!"

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Andrew Matarazzo para niños

Black History Month on Kiddle
Famous African-American Scientists:
Percy Lavon Julian
Katherine Johnson
George Washington Carver
Annie Easley
kids search engine
Andrew Matarazzo Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.