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Who is Joseph Quinn? Meet Eddie Munson in Stranger Things season 4

Eddie is key to season 4's big mystery...

Joseph Quinn as Eddie Munson in Stranger Things season 4
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Published: Monday, 6th June 2022 at 5:23 pm
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Stranger Things season 4 has landed, introducing fans to some new faces as our favourite monster hunters return to our screens.

One of the most important new arrivals in Stranger Things season 4 is Eddie Munson – the ringleader of The Hellfire Club, Hawkins High’s premiere Dungeons & Dragons society. Eddie is an intense character soon finds himself involved in the latest chaos from the Upside Down in season 4.

It's hardly surprising, then, that Quinn felt a lot of pressure to do his character Eddie justice.

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"There’s a lot of devotion towards this show, and you don’t want to ruin it," he previously told Collider. "So it’s been an amazing experience. It’s been surreal to be involved in something like this."

He continued: "It’s just a huge honour, and to be able to participate in this season, and be amongst everyone trying to pull it off, it’s a treat."

But who is the actor and what do we know about his Stranger Things character Eddie Munson? Read on for everything you need to know about Joseph Quinn.

Who is Stranger Things newcomer Joseph Quinn?

Joseph Quinn attends Netflix's "Stranger Things" Season 4 Premiere at Netflix Brooklyn on May 14, 2022 in Brooklyn, New York.
Joseph Quinn Arturo Holmes/WireImage

Although Quinn plays an American high school nerd in Stranger Things, the 29-year-old actor was born and raised in England.

Quinn is best known for his parts in Dickensian, Howards End and Game of Thrones, in which he played Koner of House Stark.

Most recently, Quinn played Billy Knight in BBC One's Strike.

He has also previously acted alongside Olivia Colman in the National Theatre production of Mosquitos.

What do we know about Eddie Munson in Stranger Things?

Joseph Quinn plays Eddie Munson
Joseph Quinn plays Eddie Munson in Stranger Things season 4 Netflix

Eddie Munson is an older student at Hawkins High who leads the Dungeons and Dragons society, known as The Hellfire Club.

And as we saw in the latest Stranger Things trailer, Eddie is an avid guitarist and heavy metal music fan.

Eddie quickly finds himself mixed up in the mystery that opens season 4, leading the town to grow suspicious of him.

However, he eventually teams up with Nancy (Natalia Dyer), Steve (Joe Keery) and Robin (Maya Hawke) as the battle with the Upside Down takes hold in Hawkins, but will he save the day?

Netflix has teased: "Hated by those who don’t understand him — and beloved by those who do — Eddie will find himself at the terrifying epicentre of this season’s mystery.”

Talking about newcomer Eddie, Joe Keery recently teased what fans can expect to RadioTimes.com and other press: "He's a great surprise. I feel like everyone's gonna really dig his character and he adds something new to the vibe of the entire show, which is fun."

Matt Duffer added: "The Hellfire Club is a big part of the season, and it’s a fancy name for Hawkins High’s Dungeons & Dragons Club. It’s run by Eddie Munson, a major new character played by Joseph Quinn, who gives an amazing performance."

He continued: "Eddie’s not your typical nerd; he’s really into fantasy, but he’s also into heavy metal music. He has a band. He’s an outsider – he’s the ultimate outsider in a lot of ways. He doesn’t fit in at Hawkins High, except among the members of his exclusive club. Eddie is looked down upon and feared in a lot of ways by other Hawkins students. But he offers a place where Dustin and Mike can feel at home.

“Both the overall Hellfire Club storyline and especially the character Eddie Munson were inspired by the documentary series Paradise Lost. Eddie is loosely modelled after writer and artist Damien Echols, who was a member of the West Memphis Three.”

What has Eddie Munson actor Quinn said about joining Stranger Things?

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Joseph Quinn spoke to RadioTimes.com and other press about what it was like to play Eddie Munsen.

"It was a really interesting thing, I think Eddie is the most enjoyable character I've ever played," he said.

"Really! I think when you get given an opportunity to play a character that's kind of an outsider, it's great fun," he added.

Is Joseph Quinn on Twitter?

At present, Joseph Quinn is not currently on Twitter.

Is Joseph Quinn on Instagram?

Yes, you can find Joseph Quinn's Instagram profile with the handle @josephquinn.

At present, Quinn has over 28,000 followers.

Read more of our Stranger Things coverage:

Stranger Things 4 is now available on Netflix.

Check out our guides to the best series on Netflix and the best movies on Netflix. If you’re looking for more to watch, check out our TV Guide.

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