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Also Known As: Davide Kenneth Harbour Died:
Born: April 10, 1974 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York, USA Profession:

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Being nominated for a 2005 Tony Award for his role in Broadwayâ¿¿s "Whoâ¿¿s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?;" co-starring with Al Pacino on Broadway in 2010â¿¿s revival of "The Merchant of Venice;" working with Madonna on the set of her 2011 directorial debut "W.E.;" yes, David Harbourâ¿¿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 Pacinoâ¿¿s hotheaded Shylock, Harbour nabbed supporting roles in "W.E" and "End of Watch" (2012), as well as on HBOâ¿¿s "The Newsroom" (2012- ). He may not be a household name, but David Harbour has brought an intensity and intelligence to his work that has keep the audience wanting more. Born to two commercial real estate agents in 1974,...

Being nominated for a 2005 Tony Award for his role in Broadwayâ¿¿s "Whoâ¿¿s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?;" co-starring with Al Pacino on Broadway in 2010â¿¿s revival of "The Merchant of Venice;" working with Madonna on the set of her 2011 directorial debut "W.E.;" yes, David Harbourâ¿¿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 Pacinoâ¿¿s hotheaded Shylock, Harbour nabbed supporting roles in "W.E" and "End of Watch" (2012), as well as on HBOâ¿¿s "The Newsroom" (2012- ). He may not be a household name, but David Harbour has brought an intensity and intelligence to his work that has keep the audience wanting more.

Born to two commercial real estate agents in 1974, Harbour grew up interested in anything creative and challenging. He learned how to juggle and ride a unicycle (though not as well he wanted), and decided to study both drama and Italian at New Hampshireâ¿¿s Dartmouth College. A steady presence in local New England productions during his time at the Ivy League school, he landed his first Broadway play (the Depression-era "The Rainmaker") just two years out of college, and soon after made his TV debut as a child murderer on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." In 2004, Harbour portrayed a relative of controversial sex researcher Alfred Kinsey (Liam Neeson) in "Kinsey," and had a fling with Jake Gyllenhaalâ¿¿s conflicted cowboy in the surprise 2005 hit "Brokeback Mountain," before later earning a Tony nomination for his role as a biology professor in "Whoâ¿¿s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" As if those roles were not varied enough, Harbour next joined the big-budget Bond adventure as a scheming CIA chief, and traveled back to the 1950s as Kate Winsletâ¿¿s admiring next-door neighbor in "Revolutionary Road."

But while Hollywood was paying the bills, Harbour still felt something was missing. So in 2010 he returned to the stage as the cash-strapped Bassanio in the wildly popular production of "The Merchant of Venice," staged in New York Cityâ¿¿s Central Park. The rush of live theater propelled him into another stretch of big-screen work. In 2011 he joined the cast of "W.E." as Ernest, Wallis Simpsonâ¿¿s good-natured second husband, and later portrayed a battle-scarred cop in the underperforming but critically acclaimed "End of Watch." After the cancellation of his retro airline soap opera "Pan Am" (ABC, 2012), Harbour found refuge on the stage in a revival of "Glengarry Glen Ross" and in his role as smooth-talking news anchor Elliot Hirsch on Aaron Sorkinâ¿¿s "The Newsroom" (HBO, 2012- ).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Sleepless Night (2016)
2.
 Black Mass (2015)
3.
 X/Y (2014)
5.
 Between Us (2013)
6.
 Snitch (2013)
7.
 Parkland (2013)
8.
 Knife Fight (2013)
9.
 End of Watch (2012)
10.
 Thin Ice (2011)
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2002:
Made TV debut on NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."
2004:
Landed first film role in the biopic "Kinsey."
2008:
Cast as a CIA chief in "Quantum of Solace."
2008:
Portrayed Leonardo DiCaprio's neighbor in "Revolutionary Road."
2010:
Cast opposite Al Pacino in the Broadway revival of "The Merchant of Venice."
2011:
Appeared in Madonna's "W.E."
2012:
Recurring role on HBO's "The Newsroom."
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Education

Dartmouth College: - 1993 - 1997

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