19 Things About David Harbour, AKA Chief Hopper, That Will Make You Love Him Even More
Not that you needed more reasons to love him.
Harbour had a crush on Winona Ryder when he was in high school.
He saw Raiders of the Lost Ark 13 times in the theater when he was a kid.
And, you probably don't remember, but Harbour had a small role in Brokeback Mountain as Randall Malone, a fellow cowboy who hits on Jack (Jake Gyllenhaal)...
...and one of the ~acting~ notes director Ang Lee gave Harbour on set was, "More...handsome."
He's scared of the ocean.
A fan asked how many retweets it would take for him to take her senior photo with her, and he said 25k. She hit that goal.
One of his favorite TV shows as a kid was Knight Rider.
Harbour knew he wanted to be an actor when he was about 5 years old.
In fact, he once played the Tin Man in his kindergarten school play...while wearing a Batman shirt.
He didn't think he would actually get the part of Hopper.
He's an Ivy League guy and graduated from Dartmouth in 1997 — so, ya know, he's wicked smart.
Originally, in the script, Hopper didn't wear a hat, but Harbour decided to wear one to his audition (a thing he never does normally).
In fact, Harbour himself worked with a man at Worth & Worth (a custom hat maker in NY), and they designed a hat called the Open Road for Hopper.
There were times while filming Season 1 of Stranger Things where Harbour came off a little too "mean."
The reason Harbour was on crutches for part of 2016 was because he tore his Achilles tendon while, ironically, playing Achilles in Shakespeare in the Park.
The Stranger Things kid he relates to most is Mike.
Of all the actors he's worked with, Harbour says he's learned the most from Denzel Washington.
When he took this "Which Stranger Things Character Are You Actually?" quiz, he matched with The Monster (not Hopper!), LOL.
And finally, he takes A+++ selfies.
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