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Raphael Sbarge

Born: 12 February 1964 (55 years old)
Gender: Male

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Raphael Sbarge is an American actor best known for his starring role as Jake Straka on the television drama series The Guardian, from 2001-2004.

He also stars as Archie Hopper (Jiminy Cricket) in the fantasy drama television series Once Upon a Time.

Sbarge was born in Manhattan, an only child to an eccentric theatrical family. His mother was a Broadway costume designer and his father a writer, artist, filmmaker and author of the acclaimed History of Architecture, which was used by universities around the world.

Sbarge began working at the age of four when a new PBS show called Sesame Street was looking for kids.

At age 13 Sbarge decided to become an actor and found an agent. He started working almost immediately. By 16 he was in his first Broadway show, The Curse of the Aching Heart, opposite Faye Dunaway.

By the time he was 18, just days after graduating high school, he flew to Chicago to co-star in Risky Business with Tom Cruise.

Sbarge's theatre work is extensive, having appeared in five Broadway shows, ranging from the sweet romantic lead in O'Neil's' Ah, Wilderness, with theatre legend Jason Robards, to a multiple personality killer in Voices in the Dark, with Tony winner Judith Ivey, to the gay son in The Twilight of the Golds, with Jennifer Grey.

He has performed on stage with Al Pacino, Frank Langella, Colleen Dewhurst, Mercedes Ruehle, Blythe Danner and Gwyneth Paltrow, among others.

He won the LA Drama Critics Award for Mad Forest at the Matrix Theatre, the San Francisco Circle Critics Award for Leading Performance in Twilight of the Golds, a Garland Award for Leading Role in Twilight of the Golds, and the FANY Award (Broadway's People's Choice Award) for Voices in the Dark.

In New York Sbarge honed his craft with Uta Hagen, Herbert Berghoff and Austin Pendleton, working in television, film and theatre, including, at age 18, a production of Hamlet directed by Joseph Papp, and then Henry IV in Central Park, with Kevin Spacey and Val Kilmer.

After moving to Los Angeles in the mid '80s, Sbarge appeared in such respected TV projects as A Streetcar named Desire, with Ann-Margret, and the miniseries Billionaire Boys Club, as well as the movies My Science Project and Vision Quest.

Over the years he has appeared in numerous films, including Independence Day, Pearl Harbor, Message in a Bottle and The Assassination of Richard Nixon. Other television movie roles include HBO's Breast Men, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge and Murder 101.

He was a series regular on The Guardian and has made over 100 guest appearances, including recurring roles on Dexter and Big Love, and guest starring roles on Prison Break, CSI, Grey's Anatomy, 24, CSI: NY, Profiler and Star Trek Voyager.

Sbarge is the father of two children, Gracie and Django, and currently resides in Los Angeles and New York's Harlem.


Television Roles

Show

Character

Ray Wallace

Steve

Attorney

George Lowery

Mr. McGill

Rob O'Hare

Doug Doyley

Pete Jackman

Dr. Darrell Meeks

Brent Miller

Larry Herrmann

Henry Raymes '94-'07

Carl Finster

Davis Scofield

Phil

Aaron Laner

Donald Fiore

Larry Fremont

District Attorney Latham

Marcus Wiler

Jim McCourt

Agent Gerson

Dr. Heart

Richard

Donny Gibson

Richard Davenport

Dr. Matthew Kaplan

Mr. Kirkendall

Sam Solomon

Cpl. Ryder

Larry Jones

Paul

Sam Alexander

Doug Gache

Sheriff Werner

Richard DePalma

Aeden Bennett

Paul Brody

Guest Star

Dennis Ackroyd

Wayne Hankett

Prosser

Josh Berryman

Mr. Cooper

David Molk

David Molk

David Molk

Stephen Thurlow

Peter Franklin

Rupert Kritzer

Leo Chadmont

Carl Weber

Silas Prine

Detective O'Bannon

Malcolm Galway

Fred

Archie Hopper

Archie Hopper

Archie Hopper

Archie Hopper

Archie Hopper

Paul Archer

Jerry Brockner

Ralph Becker

Will

Mr. Davis

Curator Paulson

Christopher Hoffs

Father Clark

Drew

Donald Leeson

Michael Jonas

Derek Draper

Mr. Jenkins

Walter

Mr. Jaffer

Jake Straka

Jake Straka

Jake Straka

Hollis Dunninger

VA Doctor

Douglas

Dave

Agent Aucker

Richard Tate

Timothy Ramsay

Alex

Leo Cota

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