David Harbour

David Harbour Biography

David Harbour (born April 10, 1974) is an American actor who has performed in film, television, and the theater.

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 based on the classic detective Sherlock Holmes, Elementary. He has also played the recurring role of Elliot Hirsch in The Newsroom between 2012 and 2014.

In 2014 he joined the main cast of the historical drama series Manhattan.

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



Year Film Role Director Notes
2004 Kinsey Robert Kinsey Bill Condon
2005 Confess FBI Agent McAllister Stefan Schaefer
2005 Brokeback Mountain Randall Malone Ang Lee
2005 War of the Worlds Dock Worker Steven Spielberg
2006 The Wedding Weekend David Bruce Leddy
2007 Awake Dracula Joby Harold
2008 Revolutionary Road Shep Campbell Sam Mendes
2008 Quantum of Solace Gregg Beam Marc Forster
2009 State of Play PointCorp Insider Kevin Macdonald
2010 Every Day Brian Richard Levine
2011 The Green Hornet D.A. Frank Scanlon Michel Gondry
2011 W.E. Ernest Simpson Madonna
2012 End of Watch Van Hauser David Ayer
2012 Between Us Joel Dan Mirvish
2013 Snitch Jay Price Ric Roman Waugh
2013 Parkland James Gordon Shanklin Peter Landesman
2014 X/Y Todd Ryan Piers Williams
2014 A Walk Among the Tombstones Ray Scott Frank
2014 The Equalizer Frank Masters Antoine Fuqua
2015 Black Mass John Morris Scott Cooper
2016 Suicide Squad Dexter Tolliver David Ayer
2017 Sleepless Baran bo Odar


Title Role Notes
1999 Law & Order Waiter
2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Terry Jessup
2003 Hack Christopher Clark
2004 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Wesley John Kenderson
2006 The Book of Daniel Kevin Warwick
2008 Law & Order Jay Carlin
2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Paul Devildis
2011 Pan Am Roger Anderson
2012-2014 The Newsroom Elliot Hirsch
2013 Elementary Dr. Mason Baldwin
2014 Rake David Potter
2014 Manhattan Dr. Reed Akley
2014-2015 State of Affairs David Patrick
2015 Banshee Robert Dalton
2016 Stranger Things Chief Jim Hopper Main role


  • 2005 Tony Award: Best Featured Actor in a Play, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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