Actor who rose to fame for his role as Police Chief Jim Hopper in the 2016 hit Netflix series Stranger Things. He's also known for playing news anchor Elliot Hirsch on the HBO series The Newsroom as well as CIA operative Gregg Beam in Quantum of Solace. Additionally, he was cast in the 2016 film Suicide Squad.
He got his professional start on Broadway in the 1999 revival of The Rainmaker. He was later nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in 2005.
He won a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2016 for Oustanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for Stranger Things.
He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1997. He was previously engaged to Actress Maria Thayer. He later began dating Alison Sudol.
He appeared in Brokeback Mountain starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.