Neil Hargrove is a recurring character in the second season of Stranger Things. He is the father of Billy Hargrove, the stepfather of Max Mayfield, and the husband of Susan Hargrove.



As Billy prepares for a night on the town with an unknown girl, Neil stops him and browbeats him into finding Max.


Neil is shown to have violent tendencies and is abusive towards his son, Billy. When he found out that Billy has been ignorant of Max sneaking out of the house, he attacks and threatens him, ruining his plans for a date. Like Billy, he is possibly bigoted and homophobic, calling his own son a "faggot" simply for admiring himself in the mirror.

Family tree

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Max's father
Susan Hargrove
Susan Hargrove
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Neil Hargrove
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Billy's mother
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Max Mayfield
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Billy Hargrove

Behind the Scenes

On May 3, 2017, TV Line reported that actor-singer Will Chase, known for his role in the 2012 American musical drama series Nashville, will be playing the role of Neil Mayfield. Neil's character was described as "the father of a family of recent transplants to Hawkins, Indiana from California."[1]


  1. "Stranger Things Season 2: Nashville Vet Will Chase Joins Cast as [Spoiler]"TV Line. May 3, 2017.