David Harbour on the Stranger Things phenomenon and his life-changing role

Stranger Things actor David Harbour never expected the cult following the show gained, or the doors it would open for him.
Actor David Harbour plays Chief of Police Jim Hopper in Netflix's hit show Stranger Things. (Netflix/Screenshot)

Originally published January 3, 2018

David Harbour has been acting in plays, television shows and movies for almost 20 years, but he never really had his big break in Hollywood. So when he took the leading role on a Netflix show called Stranger Things, he just looked at it as another day at the office. He could have never expected the cult following the show gained, or the doors it would open for him. He won a Screen Actors Guild Award for best ensemble performance in 2017, he's been nominated for an Emmy, and he's currently up for a Golden Globe. Now he's playing Hellboy in the upcoming reboot that opens in 2019.

David Harbour joins q guest host Ali Hassan to talk about Stranger Things, what it's like to work with the shows ragtag gang of kids, and how his life has changed since joining the show.

Produced by Vanessa Nigro


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