David Harbour

Being nominated for a 2005 Tony Award for his role in Broadway's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?;" co-starring with Al Pacino on Broadway in 2010's revival of "The Merchant of Venice;" working with Madonna on the set of her 2011 directorial debut "W.E.;" yes, David Harbour's acting career has worked out nicely. The native New Yorker studied Italian and drama at Dartmouth College, and made his Broadway debut in 1999 with a role in "The Rainmaker" before jumping to TV in 2002 on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC, 1999- ). The rest of the decade saw the strong-featured Harbour land memorable supporting roles in the biopic "Kinsey" (2004), the Bond adventure "Quantum of Solace" (2008), and the Oscar-nominated "Revolutionary Road" (2008), all while establishing a successful theater career. After showing an unexpected comedic side in his role opposite Pacino's hotheaded Shylock, Harbour nabbed supporting roles in "W.E" and "End of Watch" (2012), as well as on HBO's "The Newsroom" (2012-14) and the streaming hit "Stranger Things" (Netflix 2016- ). He may not have been a household name, but David Harbour brought an intensity and intelligence to his work that has keep the audience wanting more.