After years of working semi-under-the-radar as a character actor in various movies and TV shows, David Harbour found fame in a huge way with his role as the gruff but kind sheriff/parental figure Chief Jim Hopper on Netflix’s smash retro-flavored hit Stranger Things. Despite also giving the world a batch of likable kid stars and a Winona Ryder comeback, Harbour has been the show’s true breakout success, earning Emmy and Golden Globe nominations along with the title role in the much-anticipated Hellboy reboot.
He’s also doing famous correctly. Harbour is clearly having a lot of fun being at the top of the heap, and he’s enjoying every step of the way. He celebrated his Golden Globe nomination by posing in a silly Christmas sweater, for example, and back in October, when a California high school student asked Harbour to pose with her for her senior photos, he said he’d do it…if certain conditions were met.
.@DavidKHarbour how many retweets for you take my senior photos with me
— damaris ◟̽◞̽ (@postydamaris) October 29, 2017
25k. And I get to wear the school sweatshirt and hold a trombone. https://t.co/xPNEE681J4
— David Harbour (@DavidKHarbour) October 29, 2017
That was almost three months ago, though. But amazingly, Harbour came through.