Does Jim Hopper have the moves and the bank account to back it up?
David Harbour is an American actor best known for portraying Jim Hopper in the wildly successful Netflix series “Stranger Things.” David was nominated for an Emmy and a Golden Globe in addition to winning a Critics’ Choice Award in 2018 for his performances.
David is well-known for his roles in movies including “Brokeback Mountain,” “Quantum of Solace,” “The Green Hornet,” and “Suicide Squad” in addition to his work on “Stranger Things.”
He also portrayed the title role in the disastrous 2019 movie “Hellboy.” In the 2021 movie “Black Widow,” he played the superhero Red Guardian.
On April 10th, 1974, David Kenneth Harbour was born in White Plains, New York. Harbour was raised by two parents who were both in the real estate industry, went to high school with performers like Sean Maher and Eyal Podell.
He continued his education at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire after graduating, earning his degree there in 1997.
In 1999, David Harbour landed his first acting gig in the play “The Rainmaker,” launching his theatrical career. Then he appeared on television for the first time in a “Law & Order” episode. He also had a minor appearance in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” in 2002.
Following a recurring role in the AMC series “Pan Am,” David was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in a production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.”
David started to diversify his career around this time, making appearances in movies including “Quantum of Solace.” David played the role of a CIA agent in this James Bond movie. Despite having a roughly $200 million budget, the movie ended up grossing close to $590 million at the box office. Critics, however, gave the movie mixed reviews and compared it unfavorably to “Casino Royale.”
Before making a comeback to the Law & Order series in an episode of “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” Harbour had parts in films like “Revolutionary Road” and “State of Play.” He continued to feature in movies throughout the course of the following few years, including “Brokeback Mountain,” “The Green Hornet,” “End of Watch,” and “Between Us.” David kept landing recurring parts in shows like “Elementary,” “Manhattan,” and “The Newsroom” during this time.
In 2015, Harbour finally secured what is arguably the most important role of his career. He was then chosen to play Chief Jim Hopper in the Netflix original series “Stranger Things.” The show itself was quite well appreciated, and Harbour garnered special attention
In acknowledgment of this character, he has received two Emmy nominations, a Golden Globe nomination, and a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2017 for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, which he shared with the rest of the cast of “Stranger Things.”
David Harbour now has a net worth of $6 million. Harbour benefited from “Stranger Things'” popularity by getting one of his first significant starring parts in the superhero reboot movie “Hellboy.” The 2019 movie, however, ended up being a critical and financial failure.
Harbour has made a comeback to superhero movies by taking on the role of Red Guardian in “Black Widow” in 2021.
Over the course of Stranger Things’ first two seasons, David earned $100,000 per episode. During this time, there were 17 episodes total, which equates to roughly $1.7 million for the two seasons.
For Harbour’s third season, that translated to a total income of about $3 million.
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