Charlie Heaton, one of the stars of Stranger Things, is renowned for being quite private about his personal life. The actor has been a heartthrob since his appearance on the award-winning Netflix horror series, playing the role of “Jonathan Byers”. Heaton, however, revealed some inside information about his little son, Archie Heaton, during the promotion of the show’s last season. 

So, who is Archie Heaton, the beloved son of an actor-cum-musician and a drummer?

Who is Archie Heaton?

Archie Heaton was born on 19 May 2014, in London, England. He is the lone child of British actor, Charlie Heaton, and Japanese rock singer and drummer, Akiko Matsuura, who was formerly Charlie’s band member. Both parents are prominent figures in the entertainment industry.

According to reports, Heaton lives with his mother, Akiko Matsuura, whom his father first met and dated when he was a teenager. He is of mixed ethnicity, namely Caucasian white and Japanese, His grandparents from his paternal side are named Crispy Heaton and Shelly Lowe. With regards to his astrological sign, Heaton is a Taurus.

To spend as much time as possible with his son, Charlie Heaton divides his time between the US, where he works, and London.

Archie Heaton age

Archie Heaton was born in London, England, on May 19, 2014. At the time of this writing this piece, Heaton is 8 years old and will become a year older in May 2023.

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Archie Heaton’s parents

Charlie Heaton is an English actor and dancer who was born in West Yorkshire on February 6, 1994. Heaton relocated to London, the British capital, at the age of 16  in pursuit of his music career. While there, he joined a rock band named Comanechi. He played the drums for his band for about a year, and they went touring extensively. It was during this time that he met Akiko Matsuura, who later became a member of his band as its frontwoman while Heaton was the drummer. 

Charlie Heaton and Matsuura became romantically connected, and she subsequently gave birth to Archie Heaton. The older Heaton is considerably younger than his child’s mother. Matsuura was born on November 2, 1980, and is now 42 years old, meaning that there is a 14-year age difference between the younger Heaton’s parents.

The parents allegedly broke things off after their son was born. Both of them have remained silent about the reason for their separation. Archie Heaton resides with his mother, while his father occasionally visits him, according to a source who spoke to US Weekly in 2017.

Akiko Matsuura and Charlie Heaton
Akiko Matsuura and Charlie Heaton

Charlie Heaton made the switch to acting and began by appearing on the show Life Needs Courage, and then moved on to join the cast of DCI Banks. The 2015 movie featured him as Gary McCready. He has appeared in an impressive number of films and TV shows and he is well sought after in Hollywood.

The actor’s most prominent project was his appearance in a Netflix science fiction horror drama television series, Stranger Things. He portrayed Jonathan Byers in the award-winning series. His appearance on the show gained him a lot of worldwide attention and admiration.

He is currently dating actress and fellow Stranger Things cast member, Natalia Dyer. He has been in a relationship with Dyer, who played his character’s girlfriend, “Nancy Wheeler”, in the series, since 2016.

Has Natalia Dyer met Archie Heaton?

Since Charlie Heaton and Dyer started dating, they have been almost inseparable. On their respective Instagram accounts, the two have shared pictures from wonderful experiences, trips, and events.

It is, however, unknown if Dryer has met Archie Heaton, her boyfriend’s son.

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