3 Stranger Things Stars With Hudson Valley Roots

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Can’t get enough of “Stranger Things?” Fun fact: Three of the show’s frontrunners have close ties to the Hudson Valley region.

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We may be hundreds of miles away from the paranormal town of Hawkins, Indiana, but our region plays a role in the Netflix hit “Stranger Things.” Three of the stars—David Harbour (Jim Hopper), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair), and Noah Schnapp (Will Byers) hail from right here in the Hudson Valley.

Lucas Sinclair
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Will Byers
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Harbour, 47, also of Black Widow and Hellboy fame, attended Armonk’s Byram Hills High School before heading to Dartmouth College and kickstarting his acting career. Schnapp, 17, was raised in Scarsdale. Before catching his big break in “Stranger Things,” he appeared in Steven Spielberg’s 2015 “Bridge of Spies.” McLaughlin, 21, grew up in Carmel. His first leading role was Young Simba in “Lion King” from 2012–2015. The “Stranger Things” season finale aired on July 1. If you haven’t kept up, you can stream all four seasons of the critically acclaimed show on Netflix.

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