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David Harbour

David Harbour

American actor
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Intro American actor
Countries United States of America
Occupations Actor Television actor Film actor Stage actor
Gender male
Birth April 10, 1974 (New York City)
Education Dartmouth College
The details

David Harbour (born April 10, 1975) is an American actor who has performed in film, television, and the theatre. He currently stars in the Netflix TV Series Stranger Things as main character Police Chief Jim Hopper.

Early life

Harbour went to Byram Hills High School in Armonk, New York along with other actors Sean Maher and Eyal Podell He graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire in 1997.


Harbour got his professional start on Broadway in 1999 in the revival of The Rainmaker and made his television debut in 1999 in an episode of Law & Order ("Patsy"), playing a waiter. He appeared again in 2002 in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He played the recurring role of MI6 agent Roger Anderson in the ABC television 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?

He is 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 Paul Devildis on a 2009 episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. His 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 American TV series Elementary. He has also played the recurring role of Elliot Hirsch in The Newsroom between 2012 and 2014.

In 2014 he played the recurring character of Dr. Reed Akley in the first season of the historical drama series Manhattan.

Harbour currently plays the lead role of Chief Jim Hopper on the Netflix original series Stranger Things.



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
2007 Awake Count Dracula
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 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


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"
2011–2012 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
2014 Manhattan Dr. Reed Akley 10 episodes
2014–2015 State of Affairs David Patrick 13 episodes
2015–2016 Banshee Robert Dalton 2 episodes
2016–present Stranger Things Chief Jim Hopper 8 episodes
2016 Crisis in Six Scenes Vic Episode: "#1.2"


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
2006–2007 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

  • Nominated: 2005 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Won: 2016 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for Stranger Things

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