He’s become a household name thanks to his starring role on Netflix hit Stranger Things.
And in a recent episode of YouTube show Hot Ones, David Harbour revealed a shocking secret.
The actor, 46, shared that he hated the Byers family dog Chester so much during filming of the show’s first season, that he wanted it killed off.
Didn’t want to work with animals: Stranger Things star David Harbour has revealed he hated the dog that belonged to Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder) so much that he requested it be killed off
Axed: The dog, named Chester on the show, appeared in just a handful of episodes in season 1 of the hit Netflix show and it’s subsequent disappearance was never explained
Harbour, who plays Sheriff Jim Hopper, told Hot Ones host Sean Evans: ‘I hated that f****** dog so bad.’
He explained: ‘Take after take it would wander off or do something.
‘And then I remember the trainer on the sidelines going, ‘Come on! We got to make our money!”
He revealed: ‘Yeah, I walked up to them, and I was like, ‘You know, the Byers should probably have that dog put to sleep next season.”
YouTube confession: Harbour, who plays Sheriff Jim Hopper, told Hot Ones host Sean Evans recently: ‘I hated that f****** dog so bad…. Take after take it would wander off or do something’
Death sentence: The actor, 46, said he approached the show’s creators Matt and Ross Duffer and told them: ‘You know, the Byers should probably have that dog put to sleep next season
Banished to another world: ‘We never talk about it the whole rest of the show,’ he said. ‘We should find it in the Upside Down in one of these future seasons’
The dog has not been seen on the series since and no explanation was given for its disappearance from the Byers family.
‘We never talk about it the whole rest of the show,’ he said. ‘We should find it in the Upside Down in one of these future seasons.’
Season 4 of the Duffer brothers blockbuster is currently filming in Georgia.
At the end of the third season it was revealed that Harbour’s character is imprisoned in a Russian gulag while Joyce Byers, played by Winona Ryder, has left Hawkins, Indiana, with her family taking Eleven, played by Millie Bobby Brown, with them.
Tease: Season 4 of Stranger Things is currently filming and Harbour shared with Entertainment Tonight this week that a plot twist five years in the making will be part of the new season
In an interview this week, Harbour hinted that a plot twist five years in the making will be part of the new season.
‘There’s one thing in it that plays very big in this season that I’ve known since the first frame of the first season,’ he told Entertainment Tonight.
‘Me and the Duffers would sit around and speculate, ‘Oh, wouldn’t this be cool?’ the minute we started shooting. We never thought we’d even get a second season, and then we get to do it in this season,’ he said.
Harbour explained: ‘It’s so satisfying to have had an idea five years prior, and to go like, ‘Oh, this is a season when we’re gonna let out this secret that we were using just as a subtle thing to inform something.’ We’re gonna lay it out finally, and it’s really cool.’
Netflix has revealed that Stranger Things fans are going to have to wait until next year for the final season of the show, although the streaming service has yet to announce the 2022 premiere date.
Not coming soon: Netflix has revealed Stranger Things fans are going to have to wait until next year for the final season of the show, although it has yet to announce the 2022 premiere date