Stranger Things 2 character guide: Who is Mike Wheeler?

Mike is arguably the leader of the core four Stranger Things kids. In season one, he led his pals Dustin and Lucas on hunt for their missing friend Will Byers, developing a romance with super-powered runaway Eleven in the process.


He is younger brother to Nancy Wheeler, who gets caught up in the supernatural happenings in Hawkins for different reasons.

Who plays Mike Wheeler in Stranger Things?

14-year-old Finn Wolfhard is perhaps the biggest breakout star of the bunch: he has a starring role in the 2017 adaptation of Stephen King's It, which recently became the highest-grossing horror film of all time. He is also lined up to star alongside Vanessa Hudgens and Eva Longoria in Dog Days next year. Oh, and he shreds a mean guitar. See below.

What happened to Mike at the end of Stranger Things season one?

More like this

Mike was devastated to see his love interest Eleven disappear - to his knowledge, forever - after she vanquished the Demogorgon in the finale.


But, on the plus side, his season-long quest to bring his friend Will home was accomplished. He ended the season as he had begun it, playing board games with his best friends in his basement, blissfully unaware of the fact that Will seems to be coughing up mini Upside Down monsters...

Meet the cast of Stranger Things 2

Eleven – Millie Bobby Brown

Mike Wheeler – Finn Wolfhard

Will Byers – Noah Schnapp

Dustin Henderson – Gaten Matarazzo

Lucas Sinclair – Caleb McLaughlin

Chief Jim Hopper – David Harbour

Joyce Byers – Winona Ryder

Jonathan Byers – Charlie Heaton

Nancy Wheeler – Natalia Dyer

Steve Harrington – Joe Keery

New for Stranger Things 2...

Max – Sadie Sink

Bob Newby – Sean Astin

Billy – Dacre Montgomery

Roman – Linnea Berthelsen