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Who is Mason Dye, who plays Stranger Things 4's preppy jock Jason Carver?

Bruno Cooke May 27, 2022
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Mason Dye is on the cast of Stranger Things for its fourth season – who does he play, and what else has he been in?

Mason and Jason, Jason and Mason. Dye joins the cast of Stranger Things’ fourth season, which officially aired today (27 May 2022).

Pop Sugar describes his character as “a handsome, popular jock” and notes that his on-screen girlfriend is “equally popular”. 

Said girlfriend, Chrissy Cunningham, is Hawkins High School’s head cheerleader, and most popular girl.

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Stranger Things 4 | Volume 1 Final Trailer | Netflix

Stranger Things 4 | Volume 1 Final Trailer | Netflix

Carver’s Fandom page adds that he’s a “rich athlete”, but that his “perfect world” will begin to “unravel” as the season gets underway.

When Jason’s existence first became known, Murphy’s Multiverse described him as “the guy we thought Steve was going to be before we all fell in love with him”. It also added that Jason’s mouth “never quite shuts”.

What else has Stranger Things’ Mason Dye been in?

Mason Dye has 17 screen acting credits to his name; he’s been in the business for nearly a decade.

The 27-year-old actor hails from Shawnee, Oklahoma, and cut his teeth in Secret Diary Of An American Cheerleader (2013), in which he appeared as Brandon in eight episodes.

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Other notable roles include Garrett in Teen Wolf (2014), Damon in Finding Carter (2015), and Tom Galligan in Bosch (2019-20).

You might also recognise him from Roommates (2016). He appeared in nine episodes – as Mason.

What do we know about his life outside of acting?

Born 15 July 1994, Mason Dye is a 27-year-old actor from Shawnee, Oklahoma. 

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He has 203K followers on Instagram. Mason and his partner celebrated their fourth anniversary on 5 July last year.

His sister Taylor “Tae” Elizabeth Dye is also in the entertainment industry. She’s best known as half of country duo Maddie & Tae. They had some success in 2014 with the hit song, Girl In A Country Song.

Mason also has an older brother called Peston.

Stranger Things season 4 arrived on Netflix today (Friday, 27 May 2022). You’ll need a Netflix subscription to watch it.

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Bruno is a novelist, amateur screenwriter and journalist with interests in digital media, storytelling, film and politics. He’s lived in France, China, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, but returned to the UK for a degree (and because of the pandemic) in 2020. His articles have appeared in Groundviews, Forge Press and The Friday Poem, and most are readable on Medium or