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Raphael Sbarge Biography

Birth Name:
Raphael Sbarge
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States

Fast Facts

  • Came to love the theater because of his costume-designer mother and stage-director father
  • His first name came from that of the famed Renaissance artist
  • Started acting at age 4 on Sesame Street
  • By the time he was 13, acting was his professional goal in life; as he told the New York Times, "being an actor is like being a priest; you have to have the calling, otherwise it isn't worth it
  • " Made his Broadway debut opposite Faye Dunaway in 1982's The Curse of an Aching Heart
  • Does voice-over work for video games, including the acclaimed Mass Effect series
  • In 2009, helped start Green Wish, an environmental organization, along with his wife, Lisa Akey, and Ed Begley Jr
  • In 2011, took on a lead role in the ABC series Once Upon a Time
  • He plays Archie, along with an alter ego, Jiminy Cricket


  • Gracie Sbarge -- Daughter
  • Stephen A. Sbarge -- Father
  • Jeanne Button -- Mother
  • Django Sbarge -- Son