David Kenneth Harbour
April 10, 1975
|Alma mater||Dartmouth College|
David Kenneth Harbour (born April 10, 1975) is an American actor. He gained recognition for his portrayal of Jim Hopper in the Netflix science fiction drama series Stranger Things (2016–present), for which he earned a Critics' Choice Television Award in 2018. For the role, he also received Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations.
Harbour had supporting roles in films such as Brokeback Mountain (2005), Quantum of Solace (2008), The Green Hornet (2011), End of Watch (2012), The Equalizer (2014), Black Mass (2015) and Suicide Squad (2016). He portrayed the title character in the Hellboy (2019) and Red Guardian in Black Widow (2021).
David Kenneth 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 actors Sean Maher and Eyal Podell. Harbour graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, in 1997.
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 portrayed 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.
Harbour starred as the title character in the superhero reboot film Hellboy (2019). He most recently portrayed Alexei Shostakov/Red Guardian in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film Black Widow (2021).
Since 2019, Harbour has been in a relationship with singer Lily Allen. They made their red carpet debut during the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. A day after they obtained their marriage license, they married on September 7, 2020 in Las Vegas, in a wedding that was officiated by an Elvis impersonator. Through his marriage to Allen, he is step-father to her two daughters.
Harbour has believed in several religions including Catholicism and Buddhism; however, now he does not believe in the "paranormal" and believes people "create a life with... consciousness." He once believed in ghosts, but now does not.
In an interview with The Guardian in July 2021, Harbour said he was a socialist, stating "I don't know that there's anyone who could disagree with socialist ideology," and later, "the idea of a kindergarten-type society where we share things is my ideal society; as opposed to this world where we're hunting and killing and destroying for our own personal hoarding, our own personal greed."
|Film or show that is yet to be released|
|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 / Jr. / Frankenstein||Short film|
|2021||No Sudden Move||Matt Wertz|
|Black Widow||Alexei Shostakov / Red Guardian|
|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"|
|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||Midnight Sun||Ethan Davies||Unsold NBC TV pilot|
|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–present||Stranger Things||Jim Hopper||Main role|
|2018||Drunk History||Vietnam Memorial Head||Episode: "Underdogs"|
|Animals||Hawk (voice)||Episode: "Roachella"|
|2019||El Hormiguero 3.0||Himself (Guest)||Episode: "David Harbour"|
|Saturday Night Live||Himself (host)||Episode: "David Harbour/Camila Cabello"|
|2020||The Simpsons||Fred Kranepool (voice)||Episode: "Undercover Burns"|
|2021||Big City Greens||Rick (voice)||Episode: "The Van"|
|2021||Q-Force||Agent Rick Buck (voice)|
|2021||Star Wars: Visions||Tajin (English dub voice)||Episode: "The Elder"|
|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||Romeo and Juliet||Abraham||Delacorte Theatre 50th Anniversary reading|
|2012–2013||Glengarry Glen Ross||John Williamson|
|2016||Cal In Camo||Tim|
Awards and nominations
- "Stranger Things' Winona Ryder & David Harbour Answer the Web's Most Searched Questions". WIRED. YouTube. July 8, 2019. Archived from the original on October 30, 2021. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
- "David Harbour loves Hopper on 'Stranger Things.' So why does he want him dead?". Los Angeles Times. January 1, 2020. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
- "'Stranger Things' David Harbour Wins Critics' Choice Award". TV Shows. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
- "David Harbour". Television Academy. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
- "David Harbour". www.goldenglobes.com. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
- Blank, Matthew (December 14, 2010). "PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Merchant of Venice's David Harbour". Playbill. Brightspot. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
- "Valley News - Film Notes: 'Stranger Things' Actor David Harbour Returns to Dartmouth". Retrieved March 30, 2020.
- "David Harbour". Playbill. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
- Fretts, Bruce (July 13, 2009). "Cheers & Jeers". TV Guide. p. 8.
- Panos, Maggie (November 2, 2017). "The Newsroom". POPSUGAR Entertainment. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
- "David Harbour on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon". NBC. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
- 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.
- "David Harbour and Lily Allen Are Married! See Photos from Their Las Vegas Wedding". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved September 9, 2020.
- Tolstoy, Leo (November 2018). "Split Consciousness in People of Our World". On Life. Northwestern University Press. pp. 77–79. ISBN 9780810138049. Retrieved May 2, 2020.
- McKenney, Kelcie (June 21, 2019). "We talked to David Harbour — Chief Hopper on Netflix's Stranger Things — about his visit to KC and what to expect from Season Three". The Pitch. Kansas City, Missouri. Retrieved August 3, 2021.
- Duggins, Alexi (July 3, 2021). "David Harbour: 'I've always been waiting to be 40 years old'". Theguardian. Theguardian. Retrieved July 24, 2021.
- "'Stranger Things David Harbour opens up about his mental health and battles with addiction | NME". NME. June 7, 2018.
- "Stranger Things star David Harbour reveals he has bipolar disorder and describes acting as 'a lifeline' for his mental wellbeing". www.msn.com. Retrieved May 2, 2020.
- ""Stranger Things" David Harbour Opens Up About His Mental Health and Battles with Addiction". June 9, 2018.
- Blue: Season 1, Episode 1, Part 1. June 11, 2012. Archived from the original on June 12, 2012 – via YouTube.
- 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.
- "RAZZ NEWZ - The Razzies!". razzies.com.