Gaten Matarazzo

Matarazzo in 2016, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Gaten John Matarazzo III

Place of Birth: Little Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 8, 2002

Ethnicity: Italian, English, Finnish, Scottish, other

Gaten Matarazzo is an American actor.

Gaten’s maternal grandfather was David A. Hendrickson (the son of John Henry Hendrickson and Claire Baker). David was born in Florida. John was the son of John H. Hendrickson, who was born in Connecticut, to Finnish parents, who may have been of Finland-Swedish background; and of Elise/Elsie M. Gregory.

Gaten’s maternal grandmother was named Sandra Martin.

Gaten was born with Cleidocranial dysostosis (CCD), also called cleidocranial dysplasia. CCD is a congenital disorder, mostly affecting the development of bones and teeth.

Sources: Obituary of Gaten’s maternal grandfather, David A. Hendrickson –

Gaten’s maternal great-grandfather, John Henry Hendrickson, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

4 Responses

  1. madman says:

    Hendrickson as surname. Parents from Viborg and Vasa. I suspect John had a Finland-Swedish background, but I can’t tell for certain, the censuses all say his parents spoke Finnish (doesn’t mean they were ethnically Finnish though, but it’s possible).

  2. madman says:

    He has the name Hendrickson in his family, and apparently connections to Michigan, so he most likely has Scandinavian ancestry of some kind.

  3. andrew says:

    You should mention his disorder.

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