Best known for his role as Will Byers in the popular Netflix series Stranger Things. He made his big screen debut in the 2015 film Bridge of Spies. In 2020, he starred in the Netflix movie Hubie Halloween.
He first began acting when he was six years old. His acting teacher recommended he pursue acting professionally two years later.
He was born to Canadian-American parents Karine and Mitchell Schnapp who were from Montreal. He has a twin sister named Chloe. He has a dog named Spaghetti who has his own Twitter account. He also has a dog named Riley with an Instagram account at rileythehusky3.