David Harbour is an American actor best known for his roles in Stranger Things, Hellboy, and Suicide Squad. He has also appeared in a number of movies, such as Black Mass and The Equalizer 2.
Harbour was born in White Plains, New York on April 10th, 1975. He graduated from Byram Hills High School and went on to study acting at the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama. After graduating with a degree in theatre, Harbour moved to New York City to pursue an acting career.
He made his Broadway debut in 1999 in Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Resurrection Blues. His performance earned him a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by a Featured Actor In A Play.
In 2017 he made headlines when he took part in the viral “Stranger Things” ad campaign featuring him lifting a car over his head while wearing character Chief Jim Hopper’s uniform. This stunt earned Harbour more attention than any of his previous work and helped launch him into stardom. Since then he has become a fan favorite who often interacts with fans through various social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram.
Throughout his career thus far, Harbour has received many awards for his performances including two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in Drama Series (for Stranger Things), as well as being named one of GQ magazine’s Men of the Year (2018).
Harbour is also known for his philanthropic work and activism within the environmental community. He has worked alongside Greenpeace to help protect endangered species such as whales and dolphins, and was given the Nature Inspiration Award at the 2019 Webby Awards for creating awareness around climate change through various public appearances and ad campaigns.
David Harbour is clearly an incredibly talented actor who is making waves both inside and outside Hollywood for all the right reasons. With his thoughtful performances combined with his passionate activism it’s safe to say that we will be seeing much more from him soon!