David Harbour (born April 10th, 1974) is an American actor who portrays the lead role of Chief Jim Hopper in the Netflix original television series Stranger Things. Harbour's most notable performances are in War of the Worlds (2005), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (2005) and Stranger Things (2016).

Harbour has performed in film, theater and television. He was born in New York, U.S. and graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire in the year of 1997.

Harbour's only award nomination as of August 13th, 2016 is a 2005 Tony Award for a Best Featured Actor in a Play for the play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? However, with the release of Stranger Things, Harbour's reputation rose deliberately as he was recognized for many awards and nominations for his acclaimed portrayal of Chief Jim Hopper in the TV horrow show.



Year Film Role
2004 Kinsey Robert Kinsey
2005 Confess FBI Agent McAllister
2005 Brokeback Mountain Randall Malone
2005 War of the Worlds Dock Worker
2006 The Wedding Weekend David
2007 Awake Count Dracula
2008 Revolutionary Road Shep Cambell
2008 Quantum of Solace Gregg Beam
2009 State of Play PointCorp Insider
2010 Every Day Brian
2011 The Green Hornet D.A. Frank Scanlon
2011 W.E. Ernest Simpson
2012 End of Watch Van Hauser
2012 Between Us Joel
2013 Snitch Jay Price
2013 Parkland James Gordon Shanklin
2014 X/Y Todd
2014 A Walk Among the Tombstones Ray
2014 The Equalizer Frank Masters
2015 Black Mass John Morris
2016 Suicide Squad Dexter Tolliver
2017 Sleepless Doug Dennison
TBA Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen Hellboy


Title Role
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 Elliott 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