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Harbour began acting professionally on Broadway in 1999, in the revival of The Rainmaker. He then made his television debut that same year in an episode of Law & Order, playing a waiter. He appeared again in 2002 in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, playing a child murderer. Harbour portrayed the recurring role of MI6 Agent Roger Anderson in the ABC 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?. His theatre credits include Glengarry Glen Ross (Gerald Schoenfeld); The Merchant of Venice (Broadhurst); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Longacre); Fifth of July (Signature); The Coast of Utopia (Lincoln Center); The Invention of Love (Lyceum).

He recently appeared on the London Stage in Theresa Rebeck's MAD HOUSE opposite Bill Pullman.

Harbour is also 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 spree killer Paul Devildis in a 2009 episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Harbour's 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 television series Elementary. From 2012 to 2014, he also played the recurring role of Elliot Hirsch in The Newsroom.
In 2014, Harbour played the recurring character of Dr. Reed Akley in the first season of the historical drama series Manhattan. In 2015, Harbour was cast as Chief Jim Hopper in the Netflix science fiction horror series Stranger Things. For his role in the series, Harbour has 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). Harbour has won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2017) along with the rest of the cast.
Harbour portrayed the title character in the film reboot Hellboy (2019). He will also co-star as Red Guardian in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Black Widow (2020).

David Harbour Photos


[West End]
London Production, 2022

Shakespeare in the Park Production, 2016
Achilles [Replacement]


John Williamson

Broadway Transfer, 2010


Original Broadway Production, 2007
Doctor at the Seashore

Original Broadway Production, 2006
George Herwegh

Original Broadway Production, 2006
Nicholas Stankevich

Broadway Revival, 2005




John Landis

Original Broadway Production, 2001
Moses John Jackson


Eddie Yaeger/Vito (Understudy)

Roundabout Revival, 1999

Noah Curry (Understudy)

Theater The Rainmaker The Invention of Love Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? The Coast of Utopia: Part 1 – Voyage The Coast of Utopia: Part 2 – Shipwreck The Coast of Utopia: Part 3 – Salvage The Merchant of Venice Glengarry Glen Ross Film and Tv Dhaka Black Widow El Hormiguero: Vacaciones en el Titanic Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein Stranger Things Hellboy Animals. Drunk History Human Affairs Sleepless Crisis in Six Scenes Suicide Squad Banshee Black Mass The Newsroom Manhattan A Walk Among the Tombstones The Equalizer Rake X/Y Parkland Snitch Midnight Sun Elementary Between Us End of Watch Blue Knife Fight Pan Am Tilda Isolation W.E. Thin Ice The Green Hornet Every Day Royal Pains Law & Order: Criminal Intent Law & Order: Criminal Intent Lie to Me State of Play Revolutionary Road Quantum of Solace Law & Order Awake The Unit Midnight Son The Wedding Weekend The Book of Daniel Confess Brokeback Mountain War of the Worlds Kinsey Hack Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

David Harbour Movies

[2004]Kinsey Robert Kinsey

[2005]Brokeback Mountain Randall Malone

[2005]War of the Worlds Dock Worker

[2005]Confess FBI Agent McAllister

[2006]The Wedding Weekend David

[2007]Awake Dracula

[2008]Revolutionary Road Shep Campbell

[2008]Quantum of Solace Gregg Beam

[2009]State of Play PointCorp Insider

[2010]Every Day Brian

[2011]W.E. Ernest

[2011]The Green Hornet Scanlon

[2011]Isolation Dr. Sloan

[2011]Thin Ice Bob Egan

[2012]Knife Fight Stephen Green

[2012]Between Us Joel

[2012]End of Watch Van Hauser

[2013]Parkland Gordon Shanklin

[2013]Snitch Jay Price

[2014]X/Y Todd

[2014]A Walk Among the Tombstones Ray

[2014]The Equalizer Mters

[2015]Black Mass John Morris

[2016]Suicide Squad Dexter Tolliver

[2017]Sleepless Dennison

[2018]Human Affairs Ronnie

[2019]Hellboy Hellboy

[2020]Extraction Gpar

[2021]No Sudden Move Matt Wertz

[2021]Black Widow Alexei

[2022]Violent Night Santa Claus

[2023]Gran Turismo Jack Salter

[2024]Thunderbolts Alexei Shostakov, Red Guardian

David Harbour TV Shows

As the World Turns Officer Shanks, Shanks

Banshee Robert Dalton

Law & Order Jay Carlin, Mike

Law & Order: Criminal Intent Paul Devildis, Wesley John Kenderson

Pan Am Roger Anderson

State of Affairs David Patrick

Stranger Things Jim Hopper

The Newsroom Elliot Hirsch

David Harbour Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

David Harbour, Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

David Harbour Videos

David Harbour News

David Harbour, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ann Dowd, and Denis O'Hare to Perform in Signature Theatre Reading of Sam Shepard's TRUE WEST

Signature Theatre today will present an all-star benefit reading of Sam Shepard’s contemporary classic True West, led by acclaimed actors Ebon Moss-Bachrach (The Bear, Girls) as Austin, David Harbour (Stranger Things, Black Widow) as Lee, Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale, Compliance) as Mom, and Denis O’Hare (American Horror Story, True Blood) as Saul.

Video: Recap the Works of Theresa Rebeck

Just last night, Broadway welcomed the latest work from one of the industry's most prolific and widely produced playwrights, Theresa Rebeck. I Need That, starring Danny and Lucy DeVito, marks her fifth Broadway play, though the scope of her work is much wider. 

Photos: Inside Opening Night of Theresa Rebeck's DIG

PRIMARY STAGES and 59E59 Theaters just celebrated opening night of Dig, a new play written and directed by Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck. Check out photos from opening night!

David Harbour to Join Theater at Monmouth for a One-Night Fundraising Event

Join actor David Harbour at Theater at Monmouth for an exclusive on-stage interview and Q&A session conducted by radio personality Lori Voornas. Don't miss this one-night-only fundraising event on August 12, 2023, at Cumston Hall. Get your tickets now!

Sam Richardson, Langston Kerman & More to Star in YES WE CANNABIS Series From Audible

Audible in collaboration with global entertainment and media company Broadway Video will present a new scripted comedy, 'Yes We Cannabis,' set to debut exclusively on Audible on Thursday, August 24, 2023.

Playing On Air Reveals Summer 2023 Season Of Audio Plays Featuring John Patrick Shanley, Debra Messing & More

Playing on Air has revealed its Summer 2023 podcast season, featuring an exciting lineup of nine audio plays curated and produced by Founder and Consulting Director Claudia Catania.

THE BARON AND THE JUNK DEALER Makes World Premiere At Edinburgh Fringe Festival

From the creators of long-running cult underground comedy hit, 'The George Lucas Talk Show', comes an original play about two fugitives - a mysterious aristocrat and a paranoid junk merchant - stranded on a desolate planet, waiting to be rescued or killed. Uncertain whether their distress signal will be received by friend or foe, the mismatched pair reluctantly team up for the sake of their own survival, powerless to do anything but wait.

THE GEORGE LUCAS TALK SHOW to Make Edinburgh Fringe Debut in August

The George Lucas Talk Show - boasting previous guests such as Seth Meyers, Weird Al, Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Hamm, Kevin Smith, Peter Serafinowicz, David Harbour, Ahmed Best (Jar Jar Binks), Tony Hale and Aimee Mann will make its Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut after selling out London and New York City.

Photos: Casamigos Celebrates the Premiere of DOWNTOWN OWL Directed by Lily Rabe

Last night at the Tribeca Film Festival, Casamigos helped celebrate the premiere of Lily Rabe’s directorial debut, Downtown Owl. Check out photos from the event here!

Solea Pfeiffer & More Join Ato Blankson-Wood Led HAMLET at Free Shakespeare in the Park

The Public Theater announced additional casting for the Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Shakespeare’s HAMLET, directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon. See who is starring, performance dates & more!

Danny DeVito Will Return to Broadway in Theresa Rebeck's I NEED THAT; Roundabout Announces 2023-2024 Season

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced the Broadway and Off-Broadway line-up for the 2023-2024 season. Check out all the details on who, what, when, and where!

Ambassador Theatre Group Announces Exclusive Partnership With J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Live

Ambassador Theatre Group has announced an exclusive three-year partnership with the newly formed Bad Robot Live, the theatre division of J.J. Abrams's Bad Robot Productions.

Playwright Theresa Rebeck Will Direct Reading of MAURITUS at Westport Country Playhouse

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of Theresa Rebeck's thriller, “Mauritius,” on Monday, March 13, at 7 p.m., directed by the playwright herself. The play's title refers to the island of Mauritius, the origin of two extremely valuable, rare stamps that incite a conflict to gain their possession.

Photos: Vineyard Theater Honors Tony-Winner Billy Crudup At 40th Anniversary Gala!

See photos from inside the Vineyard Theatre's 40th Anniversary gala honoring Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor Billy Crudup!

Vineyard Theatre To Honor Actor Billy Crudup At 40th Anniversary Gala, Hosted By Bill Irwin

Bill Irwin will host the Vineyard Theatre's 40th Anniversary gala honoring Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor Billy Crudup, Monday, February 13, 2023 at 6:00pm at Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). 

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Becomes Fastest Selling Play To Date in Any Ambassador Theatre Group Venue

Following unprecedented demand, tickets for all existing performances of Streetcar have now sold out for the run at the Phoenix Theatre from 20 March to 29 April 2023.

Billy Crudup to be Honored at Vineyard Theatre Gala, Featuring David Harbour, Holly Hunter, Ann Harada & More

The initial performers and speakers have been announced for Vineyard Theatre’s 40th Anniversary gala on Monday, February 13, 2023, honoring Emmy and Tony Award winning actor Billy Crudup. See stars taking part, and more.

VIDEO: Netflix Shares WE HAVE A GHOST Trailer With David Harbour, Jahi Winston & Anthony Mackie

Finding a ghost named Ernest haunting their new home turns Kevin's family into overnight social media sensations. The movie stars David Harbour, Jahi Winston, Tig Notaro, Erica Ash, Jennifer Coolidge, and Anthony Mackie, with Faith Ford, Niles Fitch, Isabella Russo, Steve Coulter. Watch the video trailer now!

VIOLENT NIGHT to Begin Streaming on Peacock This Week

Peacock has announced Universal Pictures’ Violent Night will stream exclusively on Peacock. Violent Night is the latest addition to Peacock’s growing library of iconic films, including She Said, Ticket to Paradise, Bros, Nope, Mid-Century, The Silent Twins, Halloween Ends.

Ato Blankson-Wood Will Lead HAMLET in The Public Theater's 61st Season of Free Shakespeare in the Park

The 61st season of Free Shakespeare in the Park at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park will feature the classic drama HAMLET, directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon and featuring Tony Award nominee Ato Blankson-Wood (Slave Play, Public Works’ As You Like It) in the title role.


David Harbour's next show will be Mad House which opens on 6/26/2022 on West End.

David Harbour has appeared on Broadway in 8 shows.

David Harbour has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

David Harbour's first West End show was Mad House which opened in 2022

David Harbour has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his performance in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" He was also nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for his role in Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?".

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