Why David Harbor Is Hollywood’s Most Lying Actor
David Harbor got his big break in Netflix’s hit series, Stranger Things. However, the thing is, he had a career before that. Unfortunately, he remained quite underrated as an actor. His performance on the show as Chief Hopper is a fan favorite. He has a charming personality and is quite talented. It is the loss of the film industry at large, which could not use it to the best of its potential. Nevertheless, he remains very popular among fans. Today, we’ve put together a list of why David Harbor is Hollywood’s sleepiest actor. Let us know your thoughts on Harbor in the comments section below.
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1. Graduated from an Ivy League school
David Harbor turns out to be good at studies! He graduated from an Ivy League school, Dartmouth College, in 1997. Apparently, life was tough for him back then. He developed an addiction to alcohol. In 2017, speaking to Dartmouth alumni Magazine, he said:
“I just wanted to create this void to destroy myself. But this kind of drinking is a formidable form of narcissism. You don’t realize that you are affecting other lives. You think, “Fuck off, I’m not bothering anyone.” But no. You are a son, you are a friend, you are a boyfriend. You have these responsibilities. You are not so special that you cannot be part of the world.
2. Posed with a fan for her school photos
One of the most unconventional fan requests Harbor ever received from a fan was to be featured in his school photos. In 2017, a high school student asked him to pose with her in her senior year photos. Harbor fired back with a challenge, that if the tweet received more than 25,000 retweets, he would follow through with the request. It happened, and the pictures were taken!
3. Has a relatable phobia
Turns out Harbor has a pretty relatable phobia. In 2017, while speaking to Woman’s Health, he admitted he was afraid of the ocean. Adding further, he said: “I think it’s beautiful and magical, but I never go there. This deep, dark water, with no understanding of what’s going on behind it – I think it’s a metaphor for a lot of things. I’m afraid of the unknown, which for me is a driving force. I like this idea that the things that terrify us also attract us.
4. I learned a lot from Denzel Washington
Both Denzel Washington and David Harbor shared screen space in the 2014 film, The Equalizer. He is on record for saying he learned the most about acting in Washington. Sharing an interesting anecdote with the New York Daily News, he recalled that the director once asked him to let Denzel, more or less, kick him in the face! He explained: “How that translated into this take was, “Denzel is going to kick you in the face.” So he just kicked me in the face for a catch. Initially, it was like, whoa, “I’m getting kicked in the face” — until you remembered it was a childhood dream to get kicked in the face by Denzel Washington. Check that one off the list.
5. Visited Antarctica to meet penguins!
In 2018, Harbor launched a social media campaign for Greenpeace to send him somewhere “to tell emperor penguin couples [he] think[s] they have great parenting ideologies”
Turns out Greenpeace was on board. They did however have 1 condition, that his tweet would receive 200,000 retweets. It only took 5 hours and the number was hit. Harbor and his girlfriend boarded a ship on February 8, 2018 to travel to Antarctica!