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Harbour Lights Up

David Harbour never thought he had what it takes to be a leading man, but “Stranger Things” has made him a star to more than 60 million people
By David Savona | From Stranger Things Star David Harbour, September/October 2020
Harbour Lights Up
Portraits by David Needleman
David Harbour lights up at WS New York in Hudson Yards, Manhattan.
There were plenty who doubted that David Harbour had the makings of a leading man—himself included. “Being a movie star was almost too big of a dream,” he says, remembering how he looked up at the big screen as a child watching larger-than-life stars take him to different worlds. “Those people all seemed so good looking, I just felt it was an impossible realm. I sort of viewed them with this glow like they were otherworldly. I felt there would never be a place for me in that. I had a lot of self-hatred about the way I looked.” He’s 45, and while he’s been acting professionally for more than 20 years (starting with plays) it took a long time for him to become a …
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