David Harbour Bio, Wiki, Height, Family, Wife, Stranger Things, Net Worth

David Harbour Biography

David Harbour is an American actor famous for playing the role of Jim Hopper in Netflix’s Stranger Things. Further, he has had supporting roles in films such as War of the Worlds, Awake, Quantum of Solace, Revolutionary Road, W.E., A Walk Among the Tombstones, Black Mass, Suicide Squad, Sleepless, and No Sudden Move.

David Harbour Education

Harbour attended Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire after completing his high school education at Byram Hills High School in Armonk, New York. When he finished his studies, he became a graduate adn attained a Bachelor’s degree in Drama and Italian. While there, he served as a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

David Harbour Career


Harbour is famous for playing the role of Jim Hopper in Netflix’s Stranger Things. Further, he has had supporting roles in films such as War of the Worlds, Awake, Quantum of Solace, Revolutionary Road, W.E., A Walk Among the Tombstones, Black Mass, Suicide Squad, Sleepless, and No Sudden Move.

While in New York, he frequented and partook in gambling at underground poker clubs. He personally certifies that he knew the gangster who John Malkovich’s role”Teddy KGB” was based on in the 1998 Rounders film.

From 1994 to 1997, he performed with The Theater at Monmouth at Cumston Hall in Monmouth. During his time there, he acted in Shakespearian productions like The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter’s Tale and Hamlet. He started acting professionally on Broadway in 1999 with a role in the revival of The Rainmaker.

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Film and TV Shows

In 1999, he debuted on TV with a role as a waiter on Law & Order. In 2022, he made another appearance in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit where he played a child murderer.

He played the recurring role of Roger Anderson, an MI6 agent, in ABC’s Pan Am. In 2005, he received a nomination for a Tony Award for his performance in a production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Also, he starred in the role of CIA Agent Gregg Beam in Quantum of Solace.

Further, he acted as Shep Campbell in Revolutionary Road, and as PointCorp Insider in State of Play. In 2009, he starred in an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent as spree killer Paul Devildis. Further, he has starred in Brokeback Mountain, The Green Hornet, End of Watch, and Between Us.

In 2013, he played a small role of a head doctor in Elementary. From 2012 to 2014, he starred in the recurring role of Elliot Hirsch in The Newsroom. In 2014, he played Dr Reed Akley in Sn 1 of Manhattan. The following year, he was cast to play Chief Jim Hopper in Netflix’s Stranger Things.

He starred as Hellboy in 2019 in the film, Hellboy. Most recently, he played the role of Alexei Shostakov/Red Guardian in MCU’s Black Widow. He is set to recur his role in Thunderbolts in 2024.

David Harbour Age

Harbour was born David Kenneth Harbour on April 10, 1975, in White Plains, New York, U.S. He is 48 years old as of 2023. Harbour celebrates his birthday every April 10th annually.

David Harbour Height

Harbour stands at an approximate height of 6 feet and 2¾ inches.

David Harbour Family

Harbour was born to Kenneth and Nancy (née Riley) Harbour. Both his parents work in real estate; his mother is in residential and his father is in commercial. Even so, he has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents.

David Harbour Wife

Harbour married his wife and singer, Lily Allen on September 7, 2020, in Las Vegas in a wedding officiated by an Elvis impersonator. The pair have a Brownstone in Brooklyn and worked with the architect Ben Bischoff. They began dating in 2019.

They made their red carpet launch during the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Before, Lily, he was romantically linked with Alison Sudol and Julia Stiles. Further, he previously was engaged to Maria Thayer.

David Harbour Net Worth

Harbour has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being an actor.

David Harbour Sick

Harbour had a mental break when he was 25 years old. Later, he was institutionalized by his parents. At the age of 26, he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

David Harbour Stranger Things

Since 2016, Harbour stars in the role of Chief Jim Hopper in Netflix’s Stranger Things. Hopper is the chief of Police in Hawkins, Indiana. Carefree, he is haunted by his troubled past. After Joyce Byers’ son, Will mysteriously went missing, his life becomes more complicated.

He starts to unravel a conspiracy that involves the Hawkins National Laboratory and finds out that the lab conducts experiments which accidentally open a gate to an alternate dimension. During their investigations, Hopper and Joyce met Eleven whom he later adopts as his child.

For his performance, he 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).

Also, he won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2017) along with the rest of the cast.

David Harbour Hellboy

In 2019, Harbour starred in the role of Hellboy / Anung Un Rama in the 2019 superhero film, Hellboy. Hellboy is a powerful demon serving the government organization Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (B.P.R.D.), a private organization devoted to fighting occult threats. He got the role after Mignola saw his work on Stranger Things.

David Harbour Suicide Squad

In 2016, Harbour starred in the role of Dexter Tolliver in the superhero film, Suicide Squad. Dexter is a government official, the president’s national security advisor and supporter of antihero, Amanda Waller.

David Harbour Winona Ryder

Harbour and Winona co-star in Netflix’s Stranger Things. Aside from a working relationship, they are close friends.

David Harbour Weight Loss Stranger Things

Harbour lost 75 pounds in preparation for his big reveal in the show’s latest season. He started out at 265 pounds and went down to 190 pounds. During the initial 3 months, he lost about 45 or 50 pounds. He did a lot of intermittent fasting at the time in six-hour windows and 24-hour fasts like two days a week.

Further, he would mix resistance work and cardio. The cardio incorporated a lot of running with very low intensity over an extended period of time, around 60 to 90 minutes at a heart rate of about 165. Moreover, he did Pilates and some weight training. Harbour revealed that he worked with a personal trainer, David Higgins for a year and 8 months.

David Harbour Tattoos

No, Harbour does not have any tattoos. Rather, his character, Alexei Shostakov / Red Guardian has a lot of tattoos.

David Harbour House

Harbour and his wife’s house were put on the cover of Architectural Digest’s March issue. They employed designer, Billy Cotton and architect, Ben Bischoff to flop the late 19th-century Italianate brownstone to their now Brooklyn townhouse. They changed the house by combining ornate furnishings and vibrant colours.

David Harbour Movies and TV Shows

Harbour has starred in a number of films and TV shows during his career such as

  • Confess
  • The Wedding Weekend
  • Revolutionary Road
  • The Green Hornet
  • A Walk Among the Tombstones
  • Suicide Squad
  • We Have a Ghost
  • Crisis in Six Scenes
  • Big City Greens
  • Star Wars: Visions

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