David Harbour

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David Harbour
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Harbour at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Born David Kenneth Harbour
(1975-04-10) April 10, 1975 (age 43)
White Plains, New York, U.S.
Education Dartmouth College
Occupation Actor
Years active 2003–present

David Kenneth Harbour (born April 10, 1975) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Jim Hopper in the web television series Stranger Things (2016–present), which earned him a Critics' Choice Television Award in 2018. He was also nominated for a Golden Globe and two Primetime Emmys for the role.

Early life[edit]

Harbour was born in White Plains, New York to parents Kenneth 'Ken' Harbour and Nancy Riley Harbour. Both of his parents work in real estate, his mother in residential and his father in commercial.[1] 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.[2]

Career[edit]

Harbour at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival

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.[3] 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. He currently plays the lead role of Chief Jim Hopper in the Netflix drama series Stranger Things. For his role as Hopper, Harbour has received nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2017) and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2017). Harbour won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series with his co-stars. He was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2018).

Harbour will portray the title character in the film reboot Hellboy (2019).[4]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Kinsey Robert Kinsey
2005 Confess FBI Agent McAllister
2005 Brokeback Mountain Randall Malone
2005 War of the Worlds Dock Worker
2006 The Wedding Weekend David
2008 Revolutionary Road Shep Campbell
2008 Quantum of Solace Gregg Beam
2009 State of Play PointCorp Insider
2010 Every Day Brian
2011 The Green Hornet D.A. Frank Scanlon
2011 W.E. Ernest Aldrich Simpson
2012 End of Watch Van Hauser
2012 Between Us Joel
2012 Knife Fight Stephen Green
2013 Snitch Jay Price
2013 Parkland James Gordon Shanklin
2014 X/Y Todd
2014 A Walk Among the Tombstones Ray
2014 The Equalizer Frank Masters
2015 Black Mass John Morris
2016 Suicide Squad Dexter Tolliver
2017 Sleepless Doug Dennison
2019 Hellboy Hellboy Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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"
2008 Law & Order Jay Carlin Episode: "Submission"
2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Paul Devildis Episode: "Family Values"
2009 Lie to Me Frank Ambrose Episode: "The Better Half"
2009 Royal Pains Dan Samuels Episode: "It's Like Jamais Vu All Over Again"
2011–12 Pan Am Roger Anderson 6 episodes
2012–14 The Newsroom Elliot Hirsch 10 episodes
2013 Elementary Dr. Mason Baldwin Episode: "Lesser Evils"
2014 Rake David Potter 11 episodes
2014 Manhattan Dr. Reed Akley 10 episodes
2014–15 State of Affairs David Patrick 13 episodes
2015–16 Banshee Robert Dalton 2 episodes
2016 Crisis in Six Scenes Vic Episode: "#1.2"
2016–present Stranger Things Chief Jim Hopper 17 episodes
2018 Drunk History Vietnam Memorial Head Episode: "Underdogs"

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 The Rainmaker Noah Curry
2001 The Invention of Love Moses John Jackson
2005 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Nick
2006–07 The Coast of Utopia: Part 1 – Voyage Nicholas Stankevich
2006–07 The Coast of Utopia: Part 2 – Shipwreck George Herwegh
2007 The Coast of Utopia: Part 3 – Salvage Doctor at the Seashore
2010–11 The Merchant of Venice Bassanio
2012–13 Glengarry Glen Ross John Williamson

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2005 Tony Awards Best Featured Actor in a Play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Nominated [5]
2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Stranger Things Won [6]
Fangoria Chainsaw Award Best TV Supporting Actor Nominated [7]
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Nominated [8]
Gold Derby Awards Best Drama Supporting Actor Nominated
2018 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Won [9]
Golden Globe Awards Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Nominated [10]
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Pending [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blank, Matthew (14 December 2010). "PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Merchant of Venice's David Harbour". Playbill. Brightspot. Retrieved July 27, 2018. 
  2. ^ Philpott, Herbert F. (February 2012). "The History of Sigma Phi Epsilon New Hampshire Alpha Chapter". Dartmouth SigEp. Retrieved July 27, 2018. 
  3. ^ Fretts, Bruce (July 13, 2009). "Cheers & Jeers". TV Guide. p. 8. 
  4. ^ Perry, Spencer (May 8, 2017). "Neil Marshall to Direct Hellboy Reboot Starring David Harbour!". Comingsoon.net. Retrieved May 8, 2017. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ "Relive the 23rd Annual SAG Awards". TNT Presents: The Screen Actor Guild Awards. A TimeWarner Company. Archived from the original on 23 November 2017. Retrieved February 17, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Never mind Oscar, here's the 2017 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards Nominees Ballot!". Fangoria. February 7, 2017. Archived from the original on 8 February 2017. Retrieved February 14, 2017. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ Kilday, Gregg (December 6, 2017). "Critics' Choice Awards: 'The Shape of Water' Leads With 14 Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 7, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Golden Globes: 'Shape of Water,' 'Big Little Lies' Top Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. December 11, 2017. Retrieved December 12, 2017. 
  11. ^ Piester, Lauren (July 12, 2018). "David Harbour's Puppy Pooped In Celebration of His Emmy Nom". E! Online. E! News. Retrieved July 13, 2018. 

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