David Kenneth Harbour (born April 10, 1975) is an American actor. He has played supporting roles in films such as Brokeback Mountain (2005), Quantum of Solace (2008), State of Play (2009), The Green Hornet (2011), End of Watch (2012), Snitch (2013), The Equalizer (2014), Black Mass (2015), Suicide Squad (2016), Sleepless (2017) and Extraction (2020). He gained global recognition for his portrayal of Jim Hopper in the Netflix science fiction drama series Stranger Things (2016-present), for which he received a Critics' Choice Television Award in 2018, two Emmy Award nominations and a Golden Globe Award nomination. Harbour portrayed the title character in Hellboy (2019) and Red Guardian in Black Widow (2021) and the upcoming film Thunderbolts (2024).
David Kenneth Harbour was born on April 10, 1975, 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. +more 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. While at Dartmouth, Harbour majored in drama and Italian, and was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
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. +more 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. +more 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. +more 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), and will reprise the role in the upcoming film Thunderbolts (2024).
Harbour had a relationship with Alison Sudol. Since 2019, Harbour has been in a relationship with singer Lily Allen. +more 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.
Harbour struggled with alcoholism in his past, and has been sober since his early twenties. He began drinking as a teenager and the habit worsened during college. +more He decided to stop drinking after feeling "very lonely and needing a different direction in my life" and has said "I enjoy consciousness too much now" to drink again.
At age 26, Harbour was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
|"background:#FFFFCC;||Film or show that is yet to be released|
|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. +more Frank Scanlon|
|2011||W. E.||Ernest Aldrich Simpson|
|2011||Thin Ice||Bob Egan||originally released as The Convincer|
|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|
|2019||Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein||David Harbour III / Jr. / Frankenstein||Short film|
|2021||No Sudden Move||Matt Wertz|
|2021||Black Widow||Alexei Shostakov / Red Guardian|
|2022||Violent Night||Santa Claus||Completed|
|2023||Gran Turismo||TBA||Video game adaptation|
|2024||Thunderbolts||Alexei Shostakov / Red Guardian||In Production|
|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"|
|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||Midnight Sun||Ethan Davies||Unsold NBC TV pilot|
|2012-2014||+more_TV_series)'>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||Crisis in Six Scenes||Vic||Episode: "#1. 2"|
|2016-present||Stranger Things||Jim Hopper||Main role|
|2018||Drunk History||Vietnam Memorial Head||Episode: "Underdogs"|
|2018||Animals||Hawk (voice)||Episode: "Roachella"|
|2019||El Hormiguero 3. 0||Himself (Guest)||Episode: "David Harbour"|
|2019||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"|
|My Dentist’s Murder Trial||Lead role, Executive producer|