Finn Wolfhard and his brother Nick are both involved in the entertainment industry
Finn is the younger brother of Nick Wolfhard, an animated voice actor best known for his starring role as the lead character of Netflix’s animated series The Last Kids on Earth. Finn and Nick were born to Eric Wolfhard and Mary Jolivet, and they grew up in Vancouver, Canada.
Though they are half a decade apart in age (Nick was born in 1997 while Finn arrived in 2002), the brothers have a shared passion for entertainment. Throughout Finn’s career, Nick has encouraged his brother to continue chasing his dreams — even when times got tough.
“There was a period in time where my brother Finn was doing It and [the film], at the time, fell through,” Nick told Showbiz Cheat Sheet, referencing director Cary Fuukunaga’s exit from the film. “He was so bummed about it and he didn’t want to do acting again ... My dad [and I] were like, ‘No, you’ve got to keep going. Why don’t you just take a small break and then we’ll see what happens.’ ”
“I guess through my mighty words of wisdom, he got Stranger Things because he kept going and he eventually got It back,” he added.
Keep reading to learn more about Nick Wolfhard and his relationship with younger brother Finn Wolfhard.
They grew up in Canada
Finn attributes his success in the entertainment industry to his family's support and encouragement from the time he was a child.
“I have great parents, a great family, and people who support me, but who also keep me in line,” Finn said in an Interview Magazine profile with Ryan Reynolds. “I have been weirdly disciplined since I was seven or eight years old.”
Nick is a voice actor
Unlike the Stranger Things actor, Nick is known for his voice acting talents. He kicked off his career as a voice actor in Cartoon Network’s animated film Underwraps at the age of 16. Though he landed his first animated film in his mid-teens, Nick always knew he wanted to pursue animated acting.
“I’ve always had a big fascination with animation in general — you can tell stories and do things that are impossible to convey in a live action project,” Nick once told PopHorror. “There is something about voice over that is just so fun to do, to watch all these things as a kid and then to star in them later on is a dream come true.”
By 2019, Nick landed the lead role of Jack Sullivan in Netflix’s adaptation of Max Brailler’s series The Last Kids on Earth. Nick told Collider that the audition process was the “longest” in his career.
“The audition process was the longest I've ever had for a part,” Nick told Collider. “I originally auditioned for Jack as well as Dirk. I believe I got two separate call backs for both characters. Then, I remember, in May, I was half asleep in my bed, and I got the email. I was like, ‘Yes!’ "
Though the process was long, it was incredibly rewarding for Nick. “I put my fist in the air out of sheer victory, because of how long the process was and how much effort I put into it,” he said. “I was so happy I got it.”
Nick starred in his first short with Finn
Though Nick can primarily be found offering his voice to animated characters, his early beginnings in the industry started on-screen in Jorge Perez’s 2013 short Aftermath.
Nick and Finn joined the cast as younger versions of the short's main characters.
Finn and Nick played video games together growing up
As a PlayStation Playmaker, Finn is an admitted video game fanatic. During his adolescence, he told Collider that he bonded with his brother Nick through their shared love for video games.
“There's a few [video games] I remember me and my brother used to play, like the Jak and Daxter racing game [Jak X: Combat Racing] a lot together, just like really fun co-op stuff,” he told Collider.
They presented an award together at the 2023 Crunchyroll Awards
In March 2023, Finn and Nick shared the stage to present the best fantasy anime award at the Crunchyroll Awards. The brothers joked about their shared love for anime before presenting Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba with the honor for the night.
“We have a saying in our family — brothers who watch anime together, talk about anime so much that it's genuinely concerning,” Finn started.
“Yeah I don’t think that’s a saying, but it’s definitely the truth,” Nick rebutted.
Finn and Nick will star in an animated series together
The Wolfhard brothers are set to both star in the sci-fi animation series New-Gen. They both will be voicing unknown characters based on the 2008 Marvel Comics series of the same name.
“We intend to take you to a visual place never seen before in the futuristic utopia of ‘New-Gen,” said J.D. Matonti, creator of New-Gen. “Nanotech governs this rich world and the superheroes who dwell in it. Finn Wolfhard, Nick Wolfhard and Anya Chalotra, young talent breathe life into the relatable lead characters as we move from comics distributed by Marvel to animated series and other multimedia platforms.”
Nick said they were “involved” in creating an adult-oriented animation
In 2019, Nick revealed to PopHorror that he was “involved” in the creation of an “adult-oriented animation pilot” alongside Finn.
“We are currently involved in an adult oriented animated pilot for a big network that our friends are currently making,” said Nick. “I can’t say the details yet but I will for sure let everyone know on social media about it when I’m allowed. I CAN say, that it is absolutely hilarious and I can’t wait for people to see it.”
However, Aftermath and New-Gen stand as the only projects both Finn and Nick are involved in together.
They are extremely supportive of each other
While the Wolfhard brothers have similar yet varying tracks in the entertainment industry, it’s clear that Finn and Nick are extremely proud of each other.
To celebrate the premiere of The Last Kids on Earth, Finn shared a graphic of the animated series congratulating his older brother. “So proud of you, Nick!!!” he captioned the post.
Nick also often takes to social media to express his admiration for his brother, including Finn’s role in the 2021 Ghostbusters sequel.
“I think theres this guy I know who’s in this movie,” Nick wrote in a post on X, accompanied by a photo of a Ghostbusters: Afterlife advertisement. “Alright real talk though, Finn I’m so proud of you dude, that ending was so surreal but so cool, proud of you man.”
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