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November 27, 2017

'Stranger Things' star to appear in upcoming N.J. public safety video

Gaten Matarazzo, better known as the curly-haired Dustin on Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” will soon appear in a new project, though it’s a bit closer to his New Jersey hometown.

Originally from Little Egg Harbor, Matarazzo will return to Ocean County to star in a some public safety driving videos as part of the prosecutor’s office’s “Right Turns” series. According to Ashbury Park Press, the videos will cover distracted driving and what to do when pulled over by the police.

Last week the Prosecutor’s Office shared a photo of Matarazzo, 15, filming.

“Everyone who met him said they never met someone more mature beyond his years,” spokesperson Al Della Fave said to

Aside from the recent premiere of "Stranger Things 2," Matarazzo has also gotten some attention lately for his surprise singing talent. He recently sang the national anthem with his sister at Citi Field and appeared alongside Kelly Clarkson for a CTV special.