Raphael Sbarge at 2014 Fear + Fantasy Film Festival in September 2014.
February 12, 1964 |
New York City, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor|
|Spouse(s)||Lisa Akey (1994-2010; divorced; 2 children)|
Raphael Sbarge (born February 12, 1964) is an American actor and voice actor. He is best known for his roles as Archie Hopper/Jiminy Cricket on the ABC fantasy series Once Upon a Time and Kaidan Alenko in the Mass Effect trilogy. Since 2014, he has portrayed Inspector David Molk in the TNT series Murder in the First.
Sbarge was born into a theater-oriented family in New York City. His mother, Jeanne (Button), was a costume designer, and his father, Stephen Arnold Sbarge, was an artist, writer and stage director who named his son after the Renaissance artist. Sbarge began his career at the age of five on Sesame Street.
Sbarge made his stage debut in Joseph Papp's 1981 Shakespeare in the Park production of Henry IV, Part 1. The following year he made his Broadway debut opposite Faye Dunaway in the short-lived play The Curse of an Aching Heart. Other New York stage credits include Hamlet (1982), Ah, Wilderness! (1988), Ghosts (1988), The Twilight of the Golds (1993), The Shadow Box, and Voices in the Dark (1999).
Sbarge's film credits include Risky Business (1983), Vision Quest (1985), My Man Adam (1985), My Science Project (1985), Carnosaur (1993), The Hidden II (1993), Babes in Toyland (1997), Independence Day (1996), BASEketball (1998), Message in a Bottle (1999), Pearl Harbor (2001), Home Room (2002) and By Way of Helena (2015).
Sbarge has appeared in numerous television series and television movies, including A Streetcar Named Desire with Ann-Margret in 1984; Billionaire Boys Club, Cracked Up with Edward Asner, Prison for Children, and as Ted Nichols, Eric Cord's friend in "werewolf" in 1987; Back to Hannibal: The Return of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn in 1990; Murder 101 with Pierce Brosnan and Final Verdict with Treat Williams in 1991; Breast Men with Chris Cooper and Quicksilver Highway with Christopher Lloyd in 1997; and Introducing Dorothy Dandridge with Halle Berry in 1999. He had recurring roles in five episodes of Star Trek: Voyager in 1996, and in the first four episodes of the sixth season of 24. From 2001-2004, Sbarge was a regular cast member of The Guardian, starring Simon Baker. Sbarge also voiced the character Professor Zei in a guest-star appearance in the second season of Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender. He was in an episode of Six Feet Under. In 2007, he appeared in a two-part episode of Journeyman. In 2009 he appeared in an episode of The Mentalist. In 2010, he was in "Practically Perfect", a season five episode of Dexter, as an Internal Affairs Agent named Jim McCourt. He made a guest appearance in the third season of Nip/Tuck. In 2012 he made an appearance in the episode "8x09" of Criminal Minds "Magnificent Light" as a murderer. He also starred in an episode of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit in 2010. He made an appearance in Prison Break as a member of the Company posing as a Bible salesman. He also appeared in Charmed as Brent Miller and in Burn Notice as Pete Jackman.
He had a recurring role as Howard Aucker on the soap opera The Young and the Restless. He starred as the main character, Brian McGuire on the CBS short-lived series, Better Days, which lasted for 5 weeks before being canceled. In 2011, Sbarge first appeared as a main cast member in the American fantasy-type television drama series Once Upon a Time, playing the dual roles of Archie Hopper, a therapist, and his fairy tale counterpart, Jiminy Cricket from Pinocchio. In 2013 he played Larry Hermann in the NBC show Chicago Fire. Sbarge is currently playing Inspector David Molk, a philosophizing SFPD homicide inspector, on TNT's 2014 series Murder in the First, written and produced by Steven Bochco and Eric Lodal.
He also has voice acted for video games such as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords as Carth Onasi; as RC-1262 "Scorch" in Star Wars: Republic Commando; and as Kaidan Alenko in the Mass Effect series.
Sbarge is also executive producer of "On Begley Street," a Web series chronicling the deconstruction of actor Ed Begley, Jr.'s home and the "building of North America’s greenest, most sustainable home."
Sbarge, Ed Begley, Jr. and Rachelle Carson Begley launched an environmentalist non-profit organization called Green Wish, aimed at donating to local green organizations through donations at retailers throughout the country.
- New York Times coverage of Sbarge
- Raphael Sbarge Film Reference bio
- Robert Glen Nye. Button families of America. Google Books. Retrieved 20 April 2014.
- Holden, Stephen (August 10, 1985). "FILM: 'SCIENCE PROJECT,' FROM JONATHAN BETUEL". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-06-05.
- "About On Begley Street"
- Green Wish
- Raphael Sbarge at the Internet Broadway Database
- Raphael Sbarge at the Internet Movie Database
- RaphaelSbarge.com, Official website
- LLA Archives entry