If you have been rewatching the last season of Stranger Things and have been wondering how you could possibly have identified the actor who portrays Hopper’s prison warden, then we are here to provide some assistance to you. Hopper spends the first episode of the next season locked up in a Russian prison; however, a corrupt guard named Dmitri promises to help him get out of prison so that he may be with Joyce once more—albeit in exchange for a significant amount of money. When Dmitri sends Joyce a present and writes a note to her in the guise of “Enzo,” it serves as a callback to the restaurant where Joyce and Hopper had planned to go before the latter seemed to pass away in the season 3 finale. I am going to continue referring to him as Dmitri for the rest of this post.
The actor who plays Dmitri, Tom Wlaschiha, also starred in Game of Thrones as Jaqun H’ghar, the Faceless Man, who guided Arya Stark when she was younger. Jaqun H’ghar was portrayed by Tom Wlaschiha in Game of Thrones. There is a high degree of probability that this is the cause of the ding of recognition that you are now feeling.
On the Netflix series Stranger Things, Wlaschiha has shorter hair than Jaqen H’ghar, who has always kept his hair long. It’s probable that this is the reason why so many fans feel emotionally detached whenever they see Dmitri perform. Due to the fact that Dmitri was still alive at the end of the seventh episode, there is a good possibility that we will see him in subsequent episodes.