David Harbour (David Kenneth Harbour) is an American actor born on April 10, 1975. He is known for his roles in films such as Brokeback Mountain (2005), Awake (2007), Revolutionary Road (2008), State of Play (2009), W.E. (2011), A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014), Black Mass (2015), Suicide Squad (2016), Sleepless (2017), No Sudden Move (2021), and Gran Turismo (2023), and starring roles as the title character in Hellboy (2019) and Santa Claus in Violent Night (2022); in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Harbour has played Red Guardian in the film Black Widow (2021), Thunderbolts* (2025) and the animated series What If…? (2025).. He gained global recognition for his role as Jim Hopper in the Netflix series “Stranger Things”.

David Harbour
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NameDavid Kenneth Harbour
BirthdayApr 10, 1974 
BirthplaceNew York
Salary$350,000 per episode
Net Worth$6 Million
ProfessionAmerican Actor

Net Worth

Throughout the years, Harbour’s net worth has experienced consistent growth. By 2022 it had reached $6.5 million. This growth is the result of his success in the entertainment industry and great financial choices.

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David’s Earning and Investments

Harbour’s success is reflected in his substantial earnings. For two seasons of “Stranger Things,” he earned $100,000 per episode amassing a total income of $1.7 million. With the show’s massive popularity his per-episode payment increased to $350,000 during the third season resulting in a total income of around $2.2 million. Harbour has also shown his financial stability through investments in luxury vehicles such as a Dodge Charger SRT, a Land Rover Range Rover SVR, and an Audi A5.

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Early Life and Education

Harbour was born in White Plains, New York, to Kenneth and Nancy (née Riley) Harbour. Both of his parents work in real estate and his mother in residential and his father in commercial. He attended Byram Hills High School in Armonk, New York, along with actors Sean Maher and Eyal Podell. Harbour graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, in 1997, where he majored in drama and Italian and was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

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As a young man in New York City, David Harbour frequented and participated in gambling at underground poker clubs. He attests that he personally knew the gangster who John Malkovich’s character “Teddy KGB” was based on in the 1998 film Rounders.

David Harbour’s Relationship

David Harbour is married with singer Lily Allen in September 7, 2020, in Las Vegas in a wedding officiated by an Elvis impersonator a year since they started dating back in 2019. He is now a stepfather to Allen’s two daughters Ethel Mary, 11, and Marnie Rose, 10.

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David Harbour and his two daughters
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Controversies

“Hellboy” Virginity Comments: A comment on the character’s sex was made by David Harbour while on the “Hellboy” promotional tour in 2019. He said that Hellboy’s demonic origins and physical characteristics probably prevented him from having sex with a human. Because of his demonic parts or whatever, Harbour remarked, “He probably can’t have sex with a human being because it would probably end disastrously.”​This comment went viral very fast, eliciting amusing and occasionally critical comments.

Later on, Harbour provided more context for his statements, stating that they were a part of a larger conversation about the relationships and complexity of the character. He made it clear that he was investigating the possibility that a half-demon’s emotional and genetic make-up may affect how Hellboy interacted with people and comprehended human relationships and emotions.

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Political and Social Commentary: David Harbour is well known for his vocal opposition to political and social injustices. Using his public platform, he has shared his opinions on a wide range of subjects, including politics and social justice.His comments haven’t caused any major disagreements, despite the fact that they have periodically prompted discussions and fights. Depending on the audience, his comments—which typically express progressive ideas—have elicited both praise and criticism.

Generally speaking, David Harbour has mostly avoided significant scandals or issues that could harm his career despite these brief periods of public notice. In the entertainment business, he is still regarded as a recognised figure thanks to his parts in popular shows like “Stranger Things,” “Hellboy,” and others.

Most Asked Questions

What made David Harbour famous?
He is best known for portraying police chief Jim Hopper in the acclaimed science-fiction–horror television series Stranger Things.

Did David Harbour have a wife?
Since 2019, he has been in a relationship with singer Lily Allen.

When did David Harbour get sober?
He got Sober in the age of 24.

Was David Harbour an athlete?
Harbour says he was a “really nerdy kid” growing up and never played sports, admitting that he had resentment for the athletic boys his age and “resisted athleticism” for most of his life.

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