David Harbour

David Harbour

Movie Actor

David Kenneth Harbour is an American actor. He has played supporting roles in films such as Brokeback Mountain, Quantum of Solace, State of Play, The Green Hornet, End of Watch, Snitch, The Equalizer, Black Mass, Suicide Squad, Sleepless and Extraction.

Full Name
Apr 10, 1975
6′ 3″
Net Worth


David Kenneth Harbour was born on April 10, 1975 in White Plains, New York. He is an American actor best known for portraying Jim Hopper in the Netflix science fiction horror series Stranger Things. He has also appeared in films such as The Green Hornet, Suicide Squad and Black Mass. 

Harbour started his acting career by appearing in a number of off-Broadway plays in the late 1990s. In 2005, he made his Broadway debut in a revival of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge. His performance earned him a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play. In 2011, he appeared in his first feature film role as Mr. Reese in The Green Hornet and then went on to appear in other films such as End of Watch (2012) and Quantum of Solace (2008). 

In 2016, Harbour got his big break when he was cast as Chief Jim Hopper on Stranger Things which garnered him critical acclaim and multiple award nominations including two Critics' Choice Television Awards. He won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast along with the rest of the cast members of Stranger Things. In 2019, he reprised his role as Hopper on season 3 of Stranger Things that released in July 2019. 

Apart from acting, Harbour is also actively involved with charities that work towards helping children facing poverty and homelessness. In 2018, he gave away his SAG Awards to charity organizations like the ACLU and SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Catastrophic Health Fund which provides assistance to low-income performers who are struggling with illness or disability.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1975</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">David Harbour is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On April 10, 1975, David Harbour was born in White Plains, New York.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1999</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Makes Film Debut</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Harbour makes his feature film debut in the 1999 romantic comedy, "The Last Big Thing".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2004</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Main Role on TV Series "Hack"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Harbour takes on a main role in the CBS crime drama television series, "Hack".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Broadway Debut</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Harbour makes his Broadway debut in the play "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Breakthrough Role in "Quantum of Solace"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Harbour stars in the James Bond film "Quantum of Solace" as CIA operative Gregg Beam.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Main Role in Netflix Series "Stranger Things"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Harbour takes on the lead role of Chief Jim Hopper in the Netflix series "Stranger Things".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Golden Globe Nomination</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Harbour receives a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama for his role as Chief Jim Hopper in Stranger Things.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's an Incredible Actor</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">David Harbour is an incredible actor who has captivated audiences with his performances in films such as Hellboy, Suicide Squad and Black Widow. His range is extraordinary and his commitment to his roles is inspiring.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Philanthropist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">David Harbour is a philanthropist who uses his platform to speak out against injustice and fight for causes he believes in. He has been vocal about issues such as climate change, gun control, and human rights. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's Hilarious</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">David Harbour is hilarious! Whether it's on Saturday Night Live or The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, he always brings the laughs with his sense of humor and wit. He also loves interacting with fans on social media and is known for his humorous responses.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">David Harbour graduated from the prestigious NYU Tisch School of the Arts in 1997. While at NYU, he studied under the legendary acting teacher Wynn Handman.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Won a Tony Award </h3><p id="" class="facts-text">David Harbour won a Tony Award for his role in the 2003 Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Has Appeared in Numerous Movies and TV Shows</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">David Harbour has appeared in numerous movies and television shows including The Newsroom, Brokeback Mountain, End of Watch, Quantum of Solace and Revolutionary Road.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Is an Avid Cyclist</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">David Harbour is an avid cyclist and often posts pictures of himself and his bike on social media.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Played a Major Role as "Stranger Things" Chief Hopper</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">David Harbour played a major role as Chief Hopper in the award winning Netflix series Stranger Things.</p></div>


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