Q&A with David Harbour of STRANGER THINGS. Moderated by Kristen Baldwin, Yahoo TV!
A love letter to the ’80s classics that captivated a generation, Stranger Things is set in 1983 Indiana, where a young boy vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.
David Harbour - actor
Tony-nominated actor David Harbour has gained a reputation as one of the most versatile actors around, consistently delivering compelling performances on film, television and stage. For his role as Chief Jim Hopper in Netflix’s smash hit Stranger Things, Harbour has been nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and won the 2016 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. Stranger Things is a supernatural period drama written and directed by The Duffer Brothers, and executive produced by Shawn Levy. Also starring Winona Ryder, it premiered on the streaming service in the summer of 2016, to wide critical and audience acclaim. Season two of the show will premiere Halloween 2017. On the big screen, Harbour will star in a reboot of the popular Hellboy franchise, which aims to begin production this fall and hit theaters sometime in 2018. In film, he was most recently seen in the action thriller Sleepless, and David Ayer’s DC blockbuster Suicide Squad, with Will Smith, Jared Leto, and Margot Robbie. Before that, he appeared in Scott Cooper’s Black Mass opposite Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Joel Edgerton. The film follows the true story of Whitey Bulger, the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston. Harbour portrayed corrupt FBI agent John Morris, who allows Whitey to evade law enforcement. Harbour’s additional film credits include The Equalizer, opposite Denzel Washington, A Walk Among Tombstones, co-starring Liam Neeson, Parkland, End of Watch, Revolutionary Road, Thin Ice, Brokeback Mountain, The Green Hornet, Quantum of Solace, W.E., and Between Us. On the small screen, Harbour was recently seen in WGN America’s 1940’s series Manhattan as rival scientist Reed Akley. The series was created and written by Sam Shaw (Masters of Sex) and directed by Emmy Award-winning director Thomas Schlamme (The West Wing). Other TV credits include Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom, NBC’s State of Affairs, Rake, and Pan Am. A Tony nominee for the revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Harbour’s other theatre credits include Fifth of July, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Merchant of Venice, Tom Stoppard’s The Invention of Love, and The Coast of Utopia at Lincoln Center Theater. Harbour graduated from Dartmouth College with a double-major in drama and Italian. He currently resides in New York.