David Harbour

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Albert Flores

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).


Early life

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).

Personal life

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 previously followed several religions, including Catholicism and Buddhism. He is a former believer in the paranormal.

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.



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2004KinseyRobert Kinsey
2005ConfessFBI Agent McAllister
2005Brokeback MountainRandall Malone
2005War of the WorldsDock Worker
2006The Wedding WeekendDavid
2008Revolutionary RoadShep Campbell
2008Quantum of SolaceGregg Beam
2009State of PlayPointCorp Insider
2010Every DayBrian
2011The Green HornetD. A. +more Frank Scanlon
2011W. E. Ernest Aldrich Simpson
2011Thin IceBob Eganoriginally released as The Convincer
2012End of WatchVan Hauser
2012Between UsJoel
2012Knife FightStephen Green
2013SnitchJay Price
2013ParklandJames Gordon Shanklin
2014A Walk Among the TombstonesRay
2014The EqualizerFrank Masters
2015Black MassJohn Morris
2016Suicide SquadDexter Tolliver
2017SleeplessDoug Dennison
2018Human AffairsRonnie
2019Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, FrankensteinDavid Harbour III / Jr. / FrankensteinShort film
2021No Sudden MoveMatt Wertz
2021Black WidowAlexei Shostakov / Red Guardian
2022Violent NightSanta ClausCompleted
2023Gran TurismoTBAVideo game adaptation
2024ThunderboltsAlexei Shostakov / Red GuardianIn Production


1999Law & OrderMikeEpisode: "Patsy"
2002Law & Order: Special Victims UnitTerry JessupEpisode: "Dolls"
2003HackChristopher ClarkEpisode: "Presumed Guilty"
2004Law & Order: Criminal IntentWesley John KendersonEpisode: "Silver Lining"
2007The UnitGary WeberEpisode: "Five Brothers"
2008Law & OrderJay CarlinEpisode: "Submission"
2009Law & Order: Criminal IntentPaul DevildisEpisode: "Family Values"
2009Lie to MeFrank AmbroseEpisode: "The Better Half"
2009Royal PainsDan SamuelsEpisode: "It's Like Jamais Vu All Over Again"
2011-2012Pan AmRoger Anderson6 episodes
2012Midnight SunEthan DaviesUnsold NBC TV pilot
2012BlueCooper3 episodes
2012-2014+more_TV_series)'>The NewsroomElliot Hirsch10 episodes
2013ElementaryDr. Mason BaldwinEpisode: "Lesser Evils"
2014RakeDavid Potter11 episodes
2014ManhattanDr. Reed Akley10 episodes
2014-2015State of AffairsDavid Patrick13 episodes
2015-2016BansheeRobert Dalton2 episodes
2016Crisis in Six ScenesVicEpisode: "#1. 2"
2016-presentStranger ThingsJim HopperMain role
2018Drunk HistoryVietnam Memorial HeadEpisode: "Underdogs"
2018AnimalsHawk (voice)Episode: "Roachella"
2019El Hormiguero 3. 0Himself (Guest)Episode: "David Harbour"
2019Saturday Night LiveHimself (host)Episode: "David Harbour/Camila Cabello"
2020The SimpsonsFred Kranepool (voice)Episode: "Undercover Burns"
2021Big City GreensRick (voice)Episode: "The Van"
2021Q-ForceAgent Rick Buck (voice)
2021Star Wars: VisionsTajin (English dub voice)Episode: "The Elder"
My Dentist’s Murder TrialLead role, Executive producer


1999The RainmakerNoah Curry (understudy)Brooks Atkinson Theatre
2000StrangerSteward/Frank/PatoVineyard Theatre
2001The Invention of LoveMoses John JacksonLyceum Theatre
2002Twelfth NightAntonioDelacorte Theater
2003Fifth of JulyMoses John JacksonSignature Theatre Company
2003A Bad FriendFallonLincoln Center Theater
2003The Two Noble KinsmenArciteThe Public Theater
2004Between UsJoelManhattan Theatre Club
2005Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?NickLongacre Theatre
2006-2007The Coast of Utopia: Part 1 - VoyageNicholas StankevichVivian Beaumont Theater
2006-2007The Coast of Utopia: Part 2 - ShipwreckGeorge HerweghVivian Beaumont Theater
2007The Coast of Utopia: Part 3 - SalvageDoctor BazarovVivian Beaumont Theater
2008HamletLaertes/Ghost of Hamlet's FatherDelacorte Theater
2009Time Stands StillJames DoddGeffen Playhouse
2010-2011The Merchant of VeniceBassanioBroadhurst Theatre
2012Romeo and JulietAbrahamDelacorte Theater 50th Anniversary reading
2012-2013Glengarry Glen RossJohn WilliamsonGerald Schoenfeld Theatre
2016Cal in CamoTimRattlestick Playwrights Theater
2022Mad HouseMichaelAmbassadors Theatre

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