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Bob Newby was a kind-hearted former nerd who went to high school with Joyce Byers and Jim Hopper. He managed the local Hawkins RadioShack. In 1984, Bob began dating Joyce. [1]

Behind the scenes

When speaking about the new characters in Season 2, the Duffer Brothers said that one of the adults will be involved in Joyce's life, probably alluding to Bob.[2] On November 7, 2016, it was revealed that Sean Astin had been cast in the role of Bob Newby.[3]

Astin previously starred in The Goonies, a 1985 film which has been a big influence on Stranger Things. He played Mikey, a character that Mike Wheeler was initially based on.


  1. "‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 Scoop: Sean Astin Playing Winona Ryder’s ‘Boyfriend’ & More" Hollywood Life. January 21, 2017.
  2. "The Duffer Brothers on 'Stranger Things Season 2' – BTS Interview | THR PhotoshootThe Hollywood Reporter. YouTube. October 12, 2016.
  3. "Stranger Things 2 exclusive: The Goonies, Aliens stars join Netflix series" Entertainment Weekly. November 7, 2016.

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