Eddie from Stranger Things is between 17 to 20 years old as he failed multiple times in his final year of High School. He died in Season 4, Episode 9 of the show titled Piggyback.
Eddie’s death in the season 4 finale of Stranger Things was one of the major highlights of the entire season, as he had become a fan favorite with his nerdy ways, quirks, mannerism, and expertise in all Things Dungeons and Dragons. Though the character only appeared in season four of the show, it is one that fans will never forget in a hurry. So, who was the actor that brilliantly portrayed Eddie and brought him to our screens, let’s unveil all that and more.
Who is Eddie in Stranger Things?
Eddie is one of the recurring characters in Stranger Things season four. He appears in seven out of the nine episodes. Eddie is a high schooler. He was brought up by his uncle Wayne Munson as his biological father, Al, was mostly absent. He and his uncle lived in a trailer park.
Eddie is a big fan of rock music and plays the electric guitar in a band. He is also a nerd and very good at Dungeons and Dragons, and before long, he becomes the head of the local D&D club (the Hellfire Club) at Hawkins High School, which he attends.
Eddie is very good friends with other major characters, such as Mike Wheeler, Dustin Henderson, and Lucas Sinclair, who all belong to the Hellfire Club. He has notably long hair, and some call him a long-haired freak as a result.
Who Plays Eddie in Stranger Things?
British actor Joseph Quinn plays Eddie in Stranger Things. Quinn was born in 1993 in South London, which is where he also grew up. He was a natural-born performer right from an early age and started featuring in plays while he was in school. He continued all through his primary and secondary schools, the latter of which he attended on a bursary for the drama program.
The prestigious London School Of Dramatic Arts, which boasts notable alumni such as Benedict Cumberbatch, Sam Claflin, and Chiwetel Ejiofor, was another place where Quinn honed his skills and graduated in 2015 after a three-year period. While in school, Joseph Quinn took part in several theatrical productions
Finishing school in 2015 equipped Joseph Quinn with not only skills but also the time to start attending auditions and scouting for roles. He put in a lot of hard work and was rewarded in 2016 when he landed the recurring role of Arthur Havisham on the BBC One drama, Dickensian.
Dickensian basically sees characters from Charles Dickens’ novels living together in a neighborhood, and Quinn played the role of a man who is jealous of his aunt and the wealth that his late uncle left her. The character was from Charles Dickens’ 1861 novel, Great Expectations.
Joseph Quinn appeared in 19 episodes of Dickensian and gave a good account of himself. Following this, he landed a steady string of TV roles and minor film roles, including Les Miserable, Small Axe, Strike, Catherine The Great, Howard’s End, Time Wasters, Game Of Thrones, Overlord, and Makeup.
His breakthrough role is undoubtedly Stranger Things, and it has opened a new vista in his career. He is set to feature in box office hits such as the sequel of Gladiator and A Quiet Place: Day One.
How Old is Eddie from Stranger Things?
Eddie is between 17 to 20 years old in Stranger Things. While some place his age at the normal age for high school graduates, which is 18 years old, others point out that he is older. One of his Hellfire Club members once pointed out that he was graduating late in 1986 as it was supposed to be two years earlier, i.e., 1984.
This makes him older and puts his age at 20. Eddie’s age makes him one of the older kids at school, but he is definitely young at heart and gets along superbly with his peers most of the time.
What is Joseph Quinn’s Age Compared to Eddie’s Age in Stranger Things?
Born in 1993, Joseph Quinn is currently 30 years old. This means that he is several years older than the character that he portrayed. Filming on Stranger Things Season 4 took place in 2021 when Joseph Quinn was 28 years old. By the time the series premiered in 2022, he was 29 years old.
This makes Joseph Quinn at least eight years older than the character of Eddie, which he portrayed in Stranger Things. This age gap made portraying the role a bit more difficult, but Joseph Quinn was able to do a good job. He lost some weight so as to look younger. He also perfected his American accent, and the result was his stunning performance.
He was hands down one of the breakthrough and most notable performances of Stranger Things Season 4, and he received multiple accolades. He won the Best Breakthrough Performance Award at the 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards. He was also named in the GQ Class of 2022.
How Tall is Joseph Quinn?
Joseph Quinn’s height is 5 feet 10 ¾ inches or 180 cm. This places him slightly above average height. The average height of British men is 5 feet 10, which makes Quinn ¾ inch taller than his male compatriots. He fares slightly better across the pond. The average height of American men is 5 feet 9 inches which makes Joseph Quinn one and ¾ inches taller than the average American man.
Joseph Quinn is also taller than most of his Stranger Things cast, including the actors that portray his pals Mike Wheeler, Lucas Sinclair, and Dustin Henderson. Henderson is portrayed by Gaten Matarrazzo, who is 5 feet 5 inches tall, making Quinn five and ¾ inches taller.
The 5 feet 8 inches tall Caleb McLaughlin portrays Lucas Sinclair and is two and ¾ inches shorter than Joseph Quinn. Last but not least is Mike Wheeler, who Finn Wolfhard portrays. Wolfhard is 5 feet 10, meaning that Joseph Quinn is less than an inch taller than him.
How Does Eddie Die in Stranger Things?
Eddie was bitten to death by bats in Season 4, Episode 9 of Stranger Things. Eddie met his demise while trying to uncover the real person behind the death of Chrissy, a girl that had died in his trailer when she came to purchase drugs. Following Chrissy’s death, many believed that Eddie was responsible, and he became a pariah.
He was also fingered behind other murders, but his friends, who know the real source of the mysterious happenings in Hawkins, believe in his innocence. They tell him about the monster named Vecna, who is behind the murders, and they hatch a plan to trap Vecna and kill him.
However, Vecna dwells in an enclosure that is filled with bats, and there is a need to draw them out first. Eddie volunteers with one of his pals to do so. They initially succeeded, but the bats soon troop back. Eddie then sacrifices his life so that he can lure the bats away while his pals surround and burn Vecna.