David Kenneth Harbour (born 10 April 1975) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Jim Hopper in the Netflix science fiction horror series Stranger Things (2016–2019), which has earned him a Critics' Choice Television Award in 2018. He has also received Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for the role.
Harbour at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con
David Kenneth Harbour
April 10, 1975
White Plains, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Dartmouth College|
Harbour was born in White Plains, New York, to parents Kenneth and Nancy (née Riley) Harbour. Both of his parents work in real estate, his mother in residential and his father in commercial. He attended Byram Hills High School in Armonk, New York, along with other actors Sean Maher and Eyal Podell. Harbour graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, in 1997. He was a member of Dartmouth's Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
Harbour began acting professionally on Broadway in 1999, in the revival of The Rainmaker. He then made his television debut that same year in an episode of Law & Order, playing a waiter. He appeared again in 2002 in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, playing a child murderer. Harbour portrayed the recurring role of MI6 Agent Roger Anderson in the ABC series Pan Am. In 2005, he was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in a production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.
Harbour is also known for his role as CIA Agent Gregg Beam in Quantum of Solace, as Shep Campbell in Revolutionary Road, and as Russell Crowe's source in State of Play. He also received praise for his role as spree killer Paul Devildis in a 2009 episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Harbour's other film credits include Brokeback Mountain, The Green Hornet, End of Watch, and Between Us. In 2013, he played a small role of a head doctor in the television series Elementary. From 2012 to 2014, he also played the recurring role of Elliot Hirsch in The Newsroom.
In 2014, Harbour played the recurring character of Dr. Reed Akley in the first season of the historical drama series Manhattan. In 2015, Harbour was cast as Chief Jim Hopper in the Netflix science fiction horror series Stranger Things. For his role in the series, Harbour has received nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2017 and 2018) and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2018). Harbour has won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2017) along with the rest of the cast.
|2005||Confess||FBI Agent McAllister|
|Brokeback Mountain||Randall Malone|
|War of the Worlds||Dock Worker|
|2006||The Wedding Weekend||David|
|2008||Revolutionary Road||Shep Campbell|
|Quantum of Solace||Gregg Beam|
|2009||State of Play||PointCorp Insider|
|2011||The Green Hornet||D.A. Frank Scanlon|
|W.E.||Ernest Aldrich Simpson|
|2012||End of Watch||Van Hauser|
|Knife Fight||Stephen Green|
|Parkland||James Gordon Shanklin|
|A Walk Among the Tombstones||Ray|
|The Equalizer||Frank Masters|
|2015||Black Mass||John Morris|
|2016||Suicide Squad||Dexter Tolliver|
|2019||Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein||David Harbour III, David Harbour Jr., Frankenstein|
|2020||Black Widow||Alexei Shostakov / Red Guardian||Filming|
|1999||Law & Order||Mike||Episode: "Patsy"|
|2002||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Terry Jessup||Episode: "Dolls"|
|2003||Hack||Christopher Clark||Episode: "Presumed Guilty"|
|2004||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Wesley John Kenderson||Episode: "Silver Lining"|
|2006||The Book of Daniel||Kevin Warwick||Episode: "Acceptance"|
|2007||The Unit||Gary Weber||Episode: "Five Brothers"|
|2008||Law & Order||Jay Carlin||Episode: "Submission"|
|2009||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Paul Devildis||Episode: "Family Values"|
|Lie to Me||Frank Ambrose||Episode: "The Better Half"|
|Royal Pains||Dan Samuels||Episode: "It's Like Jamais Vu All Over Again"|
|2011–2012||Pan Am||Roger Anderson||6 episodes|
|2012–2014||The Newsroom||Elliot Hirsch||10 episodes|
|2013||Elementary||Dr. Mason Baldwin||Episode: "Lesser Evils"|
|2014||Rake||David Potter||11 episodes|
|Manhattan||Dr. Reed Akley||10 episodes|
|2014–2015||State of Affairs||David Patrick||13 episodes|
|2015–2016||Banshee||Robert Dalton||2 episodes|
|2016||Crisis in Six Scenes||Vic||Episode: "#1.2"|
|2016–2019||Stranger Things||Jim Hopper||Main role|
|2018||Drunk History||Vietnam Memorial Head||Episode: "Underdogs"|
|Animals||Hawk (voice)||Episode: "Roachella"|
|1999||The Rainmaker||Noah Curry|
|2001||The Invention of Love||Moses John Jackson|
|2005||Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?||Nick|
|2006–2007||The Coast of Utopia: Part 1 – Voyage||Nicholas Stankevich|
|2006–2007||The Coast of Utopia: Part 2 – Shipwreck||George Herwegh|
|2007||The Coast of Utopia: Part 3 – Salvage||Doctor at the Seashore|
|2010–2011||The Merchant of Venice||Bassanio|
|2012–2013||Glengarry Glen Ross||John Williamson|
Awards and nominations
- "Stranger Things' Winona Ryder & David Harbour Answer the Web's Most Searched Questions". WIRED. YouTube. July 8, 2019. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
- Blank, Matthew (December 14, 2010). "PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Merchant of Venice's David Harbour". Playbill. Brightspot. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
- Philpott, Herbert F. (February 2012). "The History of Sigma Phi Epsilon New Hampshire Alpha Chapter". Dartmouth SigEp. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
- Fretts, Bruce (July 13, 2009). "Cheers & Jeers". TV Guide. p. 8.
- Perry, Spencer (May 8, 2017). "Neil Marshall to Direct Hellboy Reboot Starring David Harbour!". Comingsoon.net. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
- Kit, Borys (May 8, 2017). "'Stranger Things' Star David Harbour Joins Scarlett Johansson in Marvel's 'Black Widow'. (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
- Coggan, Devan (July 20, 2019). "Black Widow hits Comic-Con with first details of Scarlett Johansson film". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 27, 2019.
- Jones, Kenneth (June 5, 2005). "Just the Facts: List of 2005 Tony Award Winners and Nominees". Playbill. Archived from the original on October 20, 2012. Retrieved April 20, 2011.
- "Relive the 23rd Annual SAG Awards". TNT Presents: The Screen Actor Guild Awards. A TimeWarner Company. Archived from the original on November 23, 2017. Retrieved February 17, 2017.
- "Never mind Oscar, here's the 2017 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards Nominees Ballot!". Fangoria. February 7, 2017. Archived from the original on February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
- Littleton, Cynthia (September 10, 2017). "Creative Arts Emmy Winners: 'Stranger Things,' 'Westworld,' 'Big Little Lies' Win Big — Complete List". Variety. Penske Business Media, LLC. Retrieved September 10, 2017.
- Kilday, Gregg (December 6, 2017). "Critics' Choice Awards: 'The Shape of Water' Leads With 14 Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
- "Golden Globes: 'Shape of Water,' 'Big Little Lies' Top Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. December 11, 2017. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
- Piester, Lauren (July 12, 2018). "David Harbour's Puppy Pooped In Celebration of His Emmy Nom". E! Online. E! News. Retrieved July 13, 2018.