David Harbour has been in the entertainment business since the late 1990s, but he’s probably most known today for his role as Jim Hopper in the Netflix series Stranger Things.
He has also played several roles in the past and has been part of a number of big movies. With that said, how much fortune does David Harbour have amassed in his more than two-decade career?
The Beginning of David Harbour’s Career
The now-47-year-old started his career on stage in 1999 with a role in the play The Rainmaker. He then debuted on TV in an episode of Law & Order.
In 2002, he had a small role in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and had a recurring role in Pan Am. He was then recognized for his role in the production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and even earned a Tony Award nomination.
From there, he made his way on the big screen, debuting in the film Quantum of Solace, playing the role of a CIA Agent. He then joined the cast of Revolutionary Road and the State of Play.
He then returned to the Law & Order franchise for an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. His next projects are Brokeback Mountain, The Green Hornet, End of Watch and Between Us.
He also had recurring roles in TV shows Elementary, Manhattan, and The Newsroom at the time.
David Harbour’s Stranger Things Success
Despite the many roles David Harbour has played throughout his career, his most defining character portrayal is when he played Chief Jim Hopper in Stranger Things.
The show was a massive success and the actor himself received credits for his incredible acting, earning him nominations and recognitions.
Thanks to this show’s fame and success, Lily Allen’s husband landed his first major starring role in the superhero reboot film Hellboy.
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However, the film was a flop, but it had nothing to do with David Harbour. In fact, the critics loved his portrayal of the half-demon.
Many even lauded his acting for being “solid” and the main problem was fans were loyal to the original film’s director, Guillermo del Toro, and actor, Ron Perlman.
Anyhow, David Harbour made his superhero return when he played the role of Red Guardian in Black Widow in 2021.
David Harbour’s Stranger Things Salary
David Harbour’s Stranger Things started right away with six figures. He received $100,000 per episode for the first two seasons, totaling $1.7 million for 17 episodes.
He and Winona Ryder then received a salary increase for the third season, receiving $350,000 each for every episode. That only meant they had a total paycheck of $3 million each for the third season.
With this payday, along with his other projects, David Harbour has now amassed a net worth of $6 million, per Celebrity Net Worth.
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