Raphael Sbarge

Raphael Sbarge (born February 12, 1965) 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 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and its sequel.

Raphael Sbarge
Raphael Sbarge at Toulouse Game Show (March 2019)
Born (1965-02-12) February 12, 1965
OccupationActor, director, producer
Years active1981–present
Lisa Akey
(m. 1994; div. 2010)

Early life

Raphael Sbarge was born into a theater-oriented family in New York City. His mother Jeanne was a professional costume designer. His father Stephen Arnold was an artist, writer and stage director[1][2][3] who named his son after the Renaissance artist Raphael. Sbarge began his career at age 4 on Sesame Street.



Sbarge made his stage debut in 1981 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).[4]


Sbarge's film credits include Risky Business (1983), Vision Quest (1985), My Man Adam (1985), My Science Project (1985),[5] 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).[6]


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.[6]

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 2001-04, Sbarge was a regular cast member of The Guardian, starring Simon Baker. He 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 Jim McCourt, an Internal Affairs Agent.[6]

He had a recurring role as Howard Aucker on The Young and the Restless. 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[7] 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.[6] In 2016, he made a cameo appearance as the deceased father of Jimmy McGill on the television series Better Call Saul.[8]

Video games

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 has directed short films[9] and the Web series On Begley Street and Jenna's Studio.[10]


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. 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."[11]





Video games


  1. New York Times coverage of Sbarge
  2. Profile, FilmReference.com; accessed May 3, 2015.
  3. Robert Glen Nye. Button families of America. Retrieved April 20, 2014 via Google Books.
  4. Raphael Sbarge at the Internet Broadway Database
  5. Stephen Holden (August 10, 1985). "'SCIENCE PROJECT'". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-06-05.
  6. Raphael Sbarge on IMDb
  7. "Exclusive: 'Once Upon a Time' actor Raphael Sbarge talks 'The Stranger,' season finale 'blowing the roof off'". www.hypable.com. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  8. "Actor Picks Up Camera for L.A. River Documentary". www.kcet.org. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  9. "TNT Actor Raphael Sbarge Is a Harlem Broadway Baby — Part II". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  10. "About On Begley Street", onbegleystreet.com; accessed May 3, 2015.
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