Raphael Sbarge

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Raphael Sbarge
Raphael Sbarge at Toulouse Game Show (March 2019)
Born (1964-02-12) February 12, 1964 (age 58)
OccupationActor, director, producer
Years active1969–present
Lisa Akey
(m. 1994; div. 2010)

Raphael Sbarge (born February 12, 1964) is an American actor, director and producer. He is best known for his roles as Archie Hopper/Jiminy Cricket in Once Upon a Time and Kaidan Alenko in the Mass Effect trilogy. Between 2014 and 2016, he portrayed Inspector David Molk in the TNT series Murder in the First. He is also known for voicing Carth Onasi in the video game series Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and clone commando RC-1262 "Scorch" in Star Wars: Republic Commando.

Early life[edit]

Raphael Sbarge was born into a theater-oriented family in New York City. His mother, Jeanne Button (1930-2017), was a professional costume designer. His father, Stephen Sbarge, was an artist, writer and stage director[1][2][3] who named his son after the Renaissance artist Raphael. His parents divorced.[4] In 1981, his mother married MacDonald Eaton (1929-2013), a production designer and painter.[5] In her private life, she was known as Mrs. Button-Eaton. Raphael Sbarge began his career at age 5 on Sesame Street.



Sbarge made his stage debut in 1973 in Edward Bond's stage production Lear. In 1981, the played in Joseph Papp's 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).[6]


Sbarge's film credits include Risky Business (1983), Vision Quest (1985), My Man Adam (1985), My Science Project (1985),[7] 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 The Duel (2015).[8]


Sbarge has appeared in numerous television series and television movies, including A Streetcar Named Desire with Ann-Margret in 1984; the pilot of the Fox series Werewolf in 1987; Billionaire Boys Club, 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; Quicksilver Highway with Christopher Lloyd in 1997; and Introducing Dorothy Dandridge with Halle Berry in 1999.[8]

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 to 2004, Sbarge was a regular cast member of The Guardian, starring Simon Baker. He voiced the character Professor Zei in the second season Avatar: The Last Airbender episode "The Library". 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 Jim McCourt, an Internal Affairs Agent.[8]

He had a recurring role as Howard Aucker on The Young and the Restless[citation needed]. He played Brian McGuire on Better Days, which lasted for five weeks before being canceled. In 2011, he first appeared in Once Upon a Time, playing the dual roles of Archie Hopper, a therapist, and his fairy tale counterpart, Jiminy Cricket[9] from Pinocchio. In 2013, he played Larry Hermann on Chicago Fire. He played Inspector David Molk, a philosophizing SFPD homicide inspector, on TNT's 2014 series, Murder in the First.[8] In 2016, he made a cameo appearance as the deceased father of Jimmy McGill on the television series Better Call Saul.[10]

Video games[edit]

He also has voice acted for video games such as Grim Fandango, 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.


In 2013, Sbarge began directing Web series, serving as executive producer and director of On Begley Street and Jenna's Studio.[11] His 2017 short film The Bird Who Could Fly premiered at the Asians on Film Festival.[12]

Sbarge's 2019 documentary LA Foodways was nominated for an Emmy Award in the Education/Information category.[13]


Sbarge, actor 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. Sbarge was also executive producer of On Begley Street, a web series chronicling the deconstruction of Begley's home and the "building of North America's greenest, most sustainable home."[14]



Year Title Role Notes
1983 Abuse Thomas Carroll
Risky Business Glenn
1985 Vision Quest Kenny Schmoozler
My Science Project Sherman
My Man Adam Adam Swit
1988 Miracle Mile Chip (voice)
1989 Riding the Edge Matt
1990 Cold Dog Soup Guy in Park with Dog
1993 Carnosaur Doc Smith
1994 The Hidden II MacLachlan
1996 Independence Day Commander / Tech
1997 Babes in Toyland Tom Piper (voice)
1998 BASEketball Minnesota Spokesman Uncredited
1999 Message in a Bottle Andy
The Fair Cory
Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season Dr. Collins Uncredited
Two-Eleven Alec Delaney
Gut Feeling Dane
2001 Critic's Choice Clark James Short film
Pearl Harbor Kimmel's Aide
2002 Home Room Det. Macready
2005 The Work and the Glory II: American Zion Parley Pratt
2006 The Work and the Glory III: A House Divided
2008 Gardens of the Night Mr. Whitehead
Man Maid Mason van Metcalf
2014 Vultures in the Void The Chief (voice) Short film
2016 The Duel Dr. Morris
2017 Calico Queens Innkeeper Thomas Short film
2020 There's No Such Thing as Vampires Detective Warren


Year Title Role Notes
1984 Lottery! Episode: "Chicago: Another Chance"
A Streetcar Named Desire The Collector Television film
1986 Better Days Brian McGuire 11 episodes
1987 Prison for Children John Parsons Television film
Baby Girl Scott Dr. Nelman
Cracked Up Chris
Werewolf Theodore 'Ted' Nichols Episode: "Werewolf"
Billionaire Boys Club Eric Fairmont Two-part television film
1988 The Cosby Show Mr. Jenkins Episode: "Move It"
1990 Quantum Leap Will Episode: "Animal Frat"
So Proudly We Hail Henry Television film
Monsters Alex Episode: "Perchance to Dream"
1990 Back to Hannibal: The Return of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn Tom Sawyer Television film
1990, 1995 Murder, She Wrote Stephen Thurlow / Peter Franklin 3 episodes
1991 Murder 101 Robert Miner Television film
Final Verdict Al Boyd
1992 Sisters Jim Atwater Episode: "Good Help Is Hard to Find"
Civil Wars Anthony Jecker Episode: "Das Boat House"
A Message from Holly Guy Welks Television film
1993 L.A. Law Anthony Marciante Episode: "Parent Trap"
Sirens Jeremy Beecher Episode: "Everybody Lies"
1995 SeaQuest DSV Avatar Episode: "Alone"
Nowhere Man Dr. Moen Episode: "Something About Her"
1996 Deadly Web Barry Television film
Star Trek: Voyager Michael Jonas 5 episodes
7th Heaven Steve Episode: "No Funerals and a Wedding"
The Pretender Jeffrey Baytos Episode: "A Virus Among Us"
NYPD Blue Fred Episode: "Ted and Carey's Bogus Adventure"
Dark Skies Mark Simonson Episode: "We Shall Overcome"
1997 Quicksilver Highway Kerry Parker / Bill Hogan Television film
Party of Five Paul Archer Episode: "I Declare"
Viper Timothy Ramsay Episode: "Whistle Blower"
The Parent 'Hood Douglas Episode: "Don't Go There"
Dharma & Greg Agent Gerson Episode: "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Father"
Breast Men Larson's Lawyer Television film
1999 Will & Grace Alex Episode: "My Fair Maid-y"
Vengeance Unlimited Steve Bazini Episode: "Legalese"
Nash Bridges Jim Edwards Episode: "Hide and Seek"
Rescue 77 Man Episode: "Remember Me: Part 1"
Charmed Brent Miller Episode: "Out of Sight"
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge Vegas Hotel Manager Television film
A.T.F. Director Hale's Assistant
Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles Lieutenant Bernstein Episode: "Swarm"
All My Children Father Tony 1 episode
1999–2000 Profiler Danny Burke 4 episodes
2000 Ally McBeal Attorney Episode: "In Search of Pygmies"
Judging Amy Paul Brody Episode: "Human Touch"
Hollywood Off-Ramp Episode: "An Eye for an Eye"
Diagnosis Murder Dr.Walter Hart Episode: "The Patient Detective"
2001 Six Feet Under Father Clark Episode: "Brotherhood"
2001–2004 The Guardian Jake Straka 67 episodes
2004 Crossing Jordan Phil Episode: "After Dark"
Without a Trace Leo Cota Episode: "Light Years"
2004, 2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Aaron Laner / Donald Fiore 2 episodes
2005 ER Mr. Kirkendall 2 episodes
CSI: NY District Attorney Latham
Inconceivable Bob Brewer Episode: "From Here to Motility"
Just Legal Father Ross 2 episodes
Threshold Richard Tate Episode: "The Burning"
Numb3rs Malcolm Galway Episode: "Calculated Risk"
Nip/Tuck Silas Prine Episode: "Frankenlaura"
2006 Justice League Unlimited Deadman / Boston Brand

Atomic Skull (uncredited)

Episode: "Dead Reckoning"
Avatar: The Last Airbender Professor Zei / Additional Voices Episode: "The Library"
The Closer Derek Draper Episode: "The Other Woman"
Standoff Donald Leeson Episode: "One Shot Stop"
CSI: Miami Larry Fremont Episode: "Backstabbers"
2007 24 Ray Wallace 4 episodes
Eyes Sam Solomon Episode: "Poison"
Grey's Anatomy Paul Episodes: The Other Side of This Life, Part 1 & 2
Cold Case Henry Raymes Episode: "Thrill Kill"
Bones Doug Doyley Episode: "The Widow's Son in the Windshield"
Journeyman Aeden Bennett 2 episodes
Random! Cartoons Willy Episode short: "Bradwurst"
2008 Shark Christopher Hoffs Episode: "Wayne's World 3: Killer Shark"
Gemini Division Cpl. Ryder
Ghost Whisperer Larry Jones Episode: "Ghost in the Machine"
2008–2009 Prison Break Ralph Becker 6 episodes
2009 Big Love Rob O'Hare Episode: "Block Party"
Eleventh Hour Dr. Matthew Kaplan Episode: "Miracle"
The Young and the Restless Agent Aucker 6 episodes
Dollhouse Richard Episode: "Echo"
Hawthorne Doug Gache Episode: "No Guts, No Glory"
The Mentalist Hollis Dunninger Episode: "Redemption"
Heroes Sheriff Werner Episode: "Strange Attractors"
Last of the Ninth Allan Wells Television film
2010 Medium Josh Berryman Episode: "Sal"
Lie to Me Richard Prosser Episode: "Sweet Sixteen"
Rizzoli & Isles Mr. Davis Episode: "She Works Hard for the Money"
The Defenders Walter Episode: "Las Vegas v. Reid"
Dexter Jim McCourt 3 episodes
NCIS Rupert Kritzer Episode: "Cracked"
Burn Notice Pete Jackman Episode: "Dead or Alive"
2010, 2017 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Wayne Hankett / Atty. Harold Timmons 2 episodes
2010–2011 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Dave 2 episodes
2011 Detroit 1-8-7 Marcus Wiler Episode: "Legacy / Drag City"
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Davis Scofield Episode: "Two of a Kind"
No Ordinary Family Detective O'Bannon Episode: "No Ordinary Future"
Law & Order: LA Dennis Ackroyd Episode: "Plummer Park"
Drop Dead Diva Donny Gibson Episode: "Toxic"
2011–2018 Once Upon a Time Jiminy Cricket (voice) / Dr. Archibald Hopper 37 episodes
2012 Criminal Minds Carl Finster Episode: "Magnificent Light"
2013 The Good Wife Mr. Jaffer Episode: "Red Team, Blue Team"
Monday Mornings Mr. Cooper Episode: "Who's Sorry Now?"
Chicago Fire Larry Herrmann Episode: "A Coffin That Small"
Castle Dr. Darrell Meeks Episode: "The Fast and the Furriest"
Perception Jerry Brockner Episode: "Alienation"
Necessary Roughness Carl Weber 2 episodes
2014 Taken Away Chief of Staff Television film
Scorpion Curator Paulson Episode: "True Colors"
2014–2016 Murder in the First David Molk 32 episodes
2015 Stalker Drew Summers Episode: "Secrets and Lies"
Hawaii Five-0 Sam Alexander Episode: "Pono Kaulike"
iZombie Richard Di Palma Episode: "Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues"
2016 NCIS: Los Angeles Leo Chadmont Episode: "Core Values"
Elementary Richard Davenport Episode: "Miss Taken"
Better Call Saul Charles McGill, Sr. Episode: "Inflatable"
2017 Bates Motel George Lowery Episode: "Dreams Die First"
The Night Shift VA Doctor Episode: "Recoil"
Law & Order True Crime Jon Conte 2 episodes
Longmire Agent Decker 3 episodes
Wisdom of the Crowd Isaac Wallace Episode: "Denial of Service"
2018 Blue Bloods Mickey Rodansky Episode: "School of Hard Knocks"
MacGyver Ralph Jericho Episode: "Skyscraper + Power"
The Good Doctor Edward Austin Thomas Episode: "Hello"
2019 NCIS: New Orleans Jeff Grassley Episode: "X"
The Blacklist Ned Episode: "Lady Luck"
2020 Hunters Dieter Zweigelt Episode: "At Night, All Birds Are Black"
Fear the Walking Dead Ed Episode: "Damage from the Inside"[15]
2021 New Amsterdam Dane Episode: "The New Normal"
2022 The Resident Lieutenant Governor Beaumont 2 Episodes

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Grim Fandango Terry Malloy / 1st Mayan Mechanic / Ensign Arnold
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron Dack Ralter / Other Rogue Members
2000 Star Wars: Force Commander Dellis Tantor
2003 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Carth Onasi
2004 EverQuest II Generic Gnome Enemy / Generic Skeleton Enemy / Generic Troll Enemy
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords Carth Onasi
2005 Star Wars: Republic Commando Delta 62
2007 Medal of Honor: Vanguard Pvt. Mike Slauson / Allied Soldiers
Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Burning Earth Professor Zei / Additional Voices
Mass Effect Kaidan Alenko
2010 Mass Effect 2
2012 Mass Effect 3


Year Play Role Venue Notes Ref.
1973 Lear A Boy Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven [16]
1974 Shlemiel the First Feivish [17]
1981 Henry IV, Part 1 Lord John of Lancaster Delacorte Theater, New York [18]
1982 The Curse of an Aching Heart Martin Thomas Walsh Little Theatre, Broadway, New York [19]
Hamlet Reynaldo / Player Queen / Apprentice Gravedigger The Public Theater, New York [20]
1985 Short Change Benjamin Samuel Beckett Theatre, New York [21]
1986 Sorrow and Sons Vineyard Theatre, New York [22]
1988 The Iceman Cometh Falcon Theatre, Burbank [23][24]
Ah, Wilderness! Richard Miller Neil Simon Theatre, Broadway, New York [25]
Ghosts Oswald Alving 100 East 17th Street, New York [26]
1989 Dutch Landscape Danny Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles [27]
1991 Picnic Alan Seymour Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown [28]
Booth Is Back Edwin Booth Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown; Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven [29][30][31]
1993 The Twilight of the Golds David Gold Booth Theatre, Broadway, New York [32]
1994 The Wood Demon Leonid Stepanovich Zheltoukhin Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles [33]
1994–1995 The Shadow Box Mark Circle in the Square Theatre, Broadway, New York [34]
1995 Time of My Life Adam Williamstown Theatre Festival Main Stage, Williamstown [35]
Are You Now or Have You Ever Been? Larry Parks Odyssey Theatre, Los Angeles [36]
1996 Mad Forest Radu Antonescu Matrix Theatre, Los Angeles [37]
1997 Dangerous Corner Gordon Whitehouse [38]
1998 Death of a Salesman Biff Falcon Theatre, Burbank [39]
1999 Voices in the Dark Owen Longacre Theatre, Broadway, New York [40]
2000 The Glass Menagerie Tom Wingfield Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena [41]
2001 The Birthday Party Stanley Matrix Theatre, Los Angeles [42]
2002 Incident at Vichy Leduc Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles Concert staging; recorded before a live audience for an audiobook [43]
2006 The Cherry Orchard Semyon Panteleyevich Yepikhodov Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles [44]
The Doctors Chekhov Anton Chekhov Deaf West Theatre, Los Angeles Stage reading [45]
Work Song: Three Views of Frank Lloyd Wright George Brodelle / Grant Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles Stage reading; recorded before a live audience for an audiobook [46]
2008 American Tales Burley / Bartleby Deaf West Theatre, Los Angeles [47]
The Voysey Inheritance Edward Voysey Stage reading [48]
2009 The Happy Ones Walter Wells South Coast Repertory Julianne Argyros Stage, Costa Mesa [49]
2010 Awake and Sing! Sam Feinschreiber Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles Recorded before a live audience for an audiobook [50]


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