David Harbour

David Harbour Biography

David Harbour

David Harbour is an American actor known for his versatility and compelling performances. Born on April 10, 1975, in White Plains, New York. Growing up, David attended Byram Hills High School in Armonk, New York, where he developed a love for acting.

After completing his high school education, David Harbour went on to study drama and Italian at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. During his time at Dartmouth, Harbour was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and developed his acting skills, which would later help him secure professional acting roles.

David Harbour began his professional acting career in 1999 with a role in the Broadway revival of The Rainmaker. He later made his television debut the same year on Law & Order, where he played a waiter. Since then, Harbour has appeared in numerous TV shows and movies, including Brokeback Mountain, The Green Hornet, and he was part of the Quantum of Solace cast, playing corrupt CIA officer Gregg Beam in 2008.


David Harbour’s breakout role came in 2016 when he was cast as Chief Jim Hopper in the Netflix science fiction horror series Stranger Things. His performance in the show earned him critical acclaim and several award nominations, including two Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.

Apart from his work on Stranger Things, David has also appeared in many other notable films and TV shows. In 2019, he starred as the title character in the superhero reboot film Hellboy, which showcased his ability to portray complex and challenging characters. He also portrayed Alexei Shostakov/Red Guardian in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film Black Widow (2021) and will reprise the role in the upcoming Thunderbolts (2024).

David is not only recognized for his acting talent but also for his colourful personal life. In 2019, he began a romantic relationship with singer Lily Allen, and the couple got married on September 7, 2020, in Las Vegas in a wedding officiated by an Elvis impersonator. I guess he was caught in a trap, uh huh! (sorry!)