It seems that David Harbour’s consistent hard work has paid off over the years now that he’s a millionaire and jobs are shooting out of his ears. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Harbor is worth a whopping $ 6 million as of 2020. As noted by the same branch, Harbor originally received $ 100,000 per episode when the first two seasons of Stranger Things were filmed. That said, he made an impressive $ 350,000 per episode after receiving a raise for the third and newest season, according to Statista.
While Harbor is very well booked and busy today, there was a time when it struggled to book work. As previously reported by The Drum, he stated at Social Media Week in 2017 that he had not worked for five months and received no audition calls before booking the role of Jim Hopper on Stranger Things. Harbor considered giving up the crew and going back to school. Instead, he went back to acting classes and eventually got a role on the hit Netflix show.
“The chances are already slim to start as an actor. There are new talents every year … you have to be incredibly persistent. You have to have a rock solid ego – as you deserve it, ”he said of The Drum during a panel at Social Media Week 2017. Anyway, Harbour’s efforts definitely paid off.