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.
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.
|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|
|2011||The Green Hornet||D.A. Frank Scanlon|
|2012||End of Watch||Van Hauser|
|2012||Knife Fight||Stephen Green|
|2013||Parkland||James Gordon Shanklin|
|2014||A Walk Among the Tombstones||Ray|
|2014||The Equalizer||Frank Masters|
|2015||Black Mass||John Morris|
|2016||Suicide Squad||Dexter Tolliver|
|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"|
|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
- Jones, Kenneth (June 5, 2005). "Just the Facts: List of 2005 Tony Award Winners and Nominees". Playbill. Retrieved April 20, 2011.