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Enzo From Stranger Things Season 4: The Actor’s Real Name Is Thomas Wlaschiha!

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May 31, 2022 @ 5:06 EDT
Enzo From Stranger Things Season 4: The Actor’s Real Name Is Thomas Wlaschiha!

Viewers of the show wonder about Enzo actor's name after watching Netflix's Stranger Things Season 4. Well, the role of Dmitri Antonov, a.k.a. Enzo is played by Thomas Wlaschiha. He is a Russian guy who tries to help Jim Hopper to escape from the Russian jail. Thomas is mostly known for being cast as Jagen H'ghar in HBO's Game of Thrones. Follow the article to know more about Enzo's actor and his role in the show.

Stranger Things is a Netflix original series about a group of boys who meet a girl who has supernatural abilities. When their small Indiana village is attacked by alien life forms, they unite together with their brothers and a heroic girl to save their town and the world. The show's plot is mostly set in Hawkins, Indiana, a fictional town in the 1980s.

Stranger Things is the only show that has consistently delivered bangers after bangers season after season. The show gets better and better with each passing season. Now that the new season has arrived on the streaming platform, the show seemed to have reached its peak of brilliance.

Stranger Things Season 4 premiered on May 27, 2022, with the first seven episodes. Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 1 is now out, and there are a bunch of new characters to meet. Dmitri Antonov, a.k.a. Enzo, the Russian jail guard who becomes Jim Hopper's friend, is one such new face. Enzo is played by Thomas Wlaschiha (rumored to be gay?). And now viewers are curious to know more about him.

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Stranger Things Season 4: Meet Enzo Actor, Thomas Wlaschiha!

Thomas Wlaschiha (@tomwlaschiha) plays the role of Enzo, one of the newest characters to join the Stranger Things Season 4 cast. Wlaschiha, 48, is from Dohna, Germany, but he moved to the United States when he was 17 years old to pursue an acting career. He studied theater and English in Massachusetts. He can also speak French, Italian, and Russian (which has come in handy for Stranger Things).

Despite his appearances in a number of films and television shows, Wlaschiha's career did not take off until 2012 when he landed the role of Jagen H'ghar in Game of Thrones. Jaqen was a member of the Faceless Men, an organization of trained and skilled assassins, as fans may know. He was responsible for training Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) on how to become an assassin.

In an interview with Metro Style, the Enzo star said that he's been in the acting field for 20 years, however, Game of Thrones really helped him in his career. He explained,

"I’ve been doing this 20 years ago before Game of Thrones, I’ve always been lucky to make a living just from acting, so I didn’t have to do any jobs on the side. I consider myself very lucky but of course things have changed a bit since Game of Thrones, it made it much easier for me to get on a part—to be considered for other part, that’s one of the greatest gifts I got from Game of Thrones."

Wlaschiha also starred as Sebastian Berger in NBC's action-thriller series Crossing Lines, in addition to Game of Thrones. He also made an appearance in a few episodes of Jack Ryan. On the film side, he's best recognized for his roles as Albrecht in Resistance (2011) and Prince Albert in Mr. Turner (2014).

Who Is Enzo? How Does the Russian Guy Help Jim Hopper in the Netflix Series?

Jim Hopper (David Harbour) is stuck in a Russian prison in the new season of Stranger Things, where he is frequently beaten and forced to work on a railroad. Fortunately, he finds a friend in Dmitri, who promises to help Hopper reunite with Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder) in exchange for $40,000. Dmitri calls Joyce using the code name Enzo, a reference to the restaurant where Hopper and Joyce had a date.

Dmitri hires a pilot, Yuri (Nikola Djuricko), to transport Joyce, Murray (Brett Gelman), and the money to Russia, where they may pick up Hopper following his prison break. Yuri, on the other hand, betrays Dmitri and blows the whistle on his plan, landing both Hopper and Dmitri in a Russian prison cell.

Dmitri and Hopper must work together to stay alive as prisoners. The Russian guards pit them and other prisoners against a Demogorgon in the hopes of feeding and entertaining the monster. Murray and Joyce, fortunately, manage to break inside the prison and help in the struggle. Dmitri, Hopper, Joyce, and Murray finally make it out of the chaos.

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