Harbour has appeared on Broadway in The Coast of Utopia, The Invention of Love, The Rainmaker and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, earning a Tony nomination for this performance as Nick in the latter.
Screen credits include "The Green Hornet," "The Convincer," "Isolation," "Revolutionary Road," "Quantum of Solace," "State of Play," "Brokeback Mountain" and "Kinsey."
|Full given name:||David Kenneth Harbour|
|Hometown:||White Plains, NY|
|What you parents did/do for a living:|| Dad: Commercial real estate
Mom: Residential real estate
|Skill/talent you wish you had or were better at:||The unicycle|
|Current audition song/monologue:||The Libertine by Stephen Jeffreys|
|First Broadway show you ever saw:||Cats! Now and forever.|
|If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be?||Brando in Streetcar... in a preview, when he still didn't quite know if what he was doing worked.|
|Broadway or screen star of the past you would most love to have performed with:||Barbara Stanwyck|
|Current show you have been recommending to friends:||La Bete|
|Favorite showtune of all time:||"Nobody's Side" from Chess|
|Some favorite plays/musicals:|| Coriolanus
Desire Under the Elms
|The one performance – attended - that you will never forget:||Tambours Sur la Digue at Theatre du Soleil outside of Paris. Incredible, and I dont even speak French!|
|Music that makes you cry, any genre:|| Old Simon and Garfunkel. Jim Croce. Old folky stuff.
|Most played song on your iPod:||"Killer Parties" by The Hold Steady|
|MAC or PC?:||M M M M M MAC!|
|Most-visited websites:|| Google Maps
|Last book you read:||"Galápagos" by Kurt Vonnegut|
|Last good movie you saw:||"The Kids Are All Right"|
|Some films you consider classics:|| "Goodfellas"
"The Ice Storm
"Lord of the Rings"
|Must-see TV shows:||"Rock of Love with Brett Michaels" Season 2|
|Three greatest TV series of all time:|| "X-Fles"
The British "Office"
|Pop-culture guilty pleasure:||Anything having to do with Brett Michaels|
|Performer you would drop everything to go see:||Mark Rylance|
|Favorite cities:||New York, Paris, New York|
|First CD/Tape/LP you owned:||Michael Jackson's "Thriller"|
|First stage kiss:||Hello, Dolly! in high school, with my classmate Kate Nave.|
|Favorite or most memorable onstage role as a child/teenager:||Gene in I Never Sang for My Father|
|Moment you knew you wanted to perform for a living:||Playing the Tin Man at 5 years old|
|How you got your Equity card:||I was hired to play Hamlet at Theater at Monmouth, and they gave me my card.|
|Favorite post-show meal:||Whole Foods. Light food, like sprouts and kale and such.|
|Favorite liquid refreshment:||Kombucha|
|Pre-performance rituals or warm-ups:||Warm up on stage, then smoke half a cigar.|
|Worst flubbed line/missed cue/onstage mishap:||In Merchant I said, "You see my ringer hath no fing upon it!"|
|Most unpleasant or unappealing costume ever:||Two Noble Kinsmen, me and my fellow kinsmen looked like interchangeable action figures.|
|Worst job you ever had:||Temp for the Associated Press|
|Who would play you in the movie?||If I were casting it, it would be Liam Neeson. In my movie I would be older and have an accent.|
|Leading man role you've been dying to play:||Coriolanus|
|Leading lady role you wish you could play:||Miss Malaprop|
|Favorite TV/film/commercial gig:||Favorite film to shoot was Revolutionary Road.|
|Who have you played on "Law & Order"? Which edition(s)?||Twice on regular "L & O." Twice on "Criminal Intent" and once on "SVU." All killers. Horrible, broken, mainly serial murderers.|
|Three things you can't live without:||Acting, my red Prada loafers and acting|
|Something about you that surprises people:||I have, in my life (though not currently), been very passionate about keeping and breeding White's tree frogs.|
|Career you would want if not a performer:||Neuroscientist|
|"I'll never understand why…"||...America hates Socialism so much. I'm a big fan of public trust.|