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Who is Logan Riley Bruner who plays Stranger Things’ Fred Benson?

Chris Weston May 27, 2022

Would it really be a new season of Stranger Things without some classic introductions?

The Duffer brothers’ cherished sci-fi horror series delivered a host of exciting and loveable characters in season 1 and subsequent seasons have only given us more people to love – and in some cases hate – passionately.

There has been much discussion surrounding the potential new faces we may meet in season 4 part 1. However, we no longer have to let our imaginations do the work. Now, we can finally meet the newcomers.

From jocks to cheerleaders, from bullies to nerds, there are some curious new faces to become acquainted with this time around. Indeed, one of them is undoubtedly Fred Benson, played by Logan Riley Bruner.

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***WARNING: Stranger Things season 4 spoilers ahead***

Logan Riley Bruner arrives in Stranger Things

There’s a new nerd in town and his name is Fred Benson.

Although not a central character, we’re introduced to him as somebody who may soon discover just how dangerous a place Hawkins can be. He has dreams of becoming a revered journalist and is already aiming to break big.

Logan Riley Bruner nails the stereotypical 1980s geek and it’s no surprise to see he’s a great new addition considering the 24-year-old New York-based actor has already showcased his talents in many other projects.

His TV work includes Tucci & Jones (he played Jones Riley Jones), The Marvellous Mrs Maisel (Lance), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Kyle), Orange Is The New Black (Balls), and he was also recently in an episode of FBI (Peter Bryson).

On the other hand, he was in such movies as The Half Of It (One Person), Vox Lux (Cullen Active), and The Reunion (Young Ricky). Looking ahead, he’s set to star in a horror thriller called Circle Of 3s as Lester Jefferson.

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Logan Riley Bruner is on Instagram

You can find and follow the actor over at loganrileybruner; he has more than 1,000 followers.

He broke the news of his Stranger Things role in March, taking the time to share his excitement about the opportunity:

“Getting to work on this show was such a blessing through the pandemic, to work with an amazing cast and an absolutely incredible crew was one of the biggest joys of my life thus far and I cannot wait for you all to get to meet Fred Benson.”

He added he “can’t believe it’s real”. Of course, fans can now kick back and enjoy his performance.

He’s not the only one

Logan isn’t the only new face on Stranger Things. Check out some of the other performers below:

  • Logan Allen as Jake
  • Sherman Augustus as Lt Colonel Sullivan
  • Jamie Campbell Bower as Peter Ballard
  • Regina Ting Chen as Ms Kelly
  • Grace Van Dien as Chrissy
  • Nikola Djuricko as Yuri
  • Mason Dye as Jason Carver
  • Robert Englund as Victor Creel
  • Eduardo Franco as Argyle
  • Amybeth McNulty as Vickie
  • Elodie Grace Orkin as Angela
  • Joseph Quinn as Eddie Munson
  • Myles Truitt as Patrick
  • Tom Wlaschiha as Dmitri

Strangers Things season 4 part 1 is now streaming on Netflix.

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Chris has a First Class Film and Journalism (Joint Honours) degree from De Montfort University and previously studied film at A-level, making him HITC’s resident movie guy. Chris's passion for all things cinema has been with him from a very young age and he has written for a number of publications, from Taste of Cinema to local sites. He has been with HITC for a five years, exploring the world of film and television while looking out for the latest titles to excite and inspire audiences.