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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 12 February 1964New York City, New York, USA
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Born into a theatrical family in New York City (his mother, a Broadway costume designer; his father, a writer, painter and filmmaker), he was named after the painter Raphael. He began his acting career at the age of 4; doing several episodes of a new show for PBS called, "Sesame Street" (1969), but in fact, he was "raised in a trunk," backstage, in costume shops and rehearsal halls, from as early as he can remember.

Theater is Raphael's passion and his stage credits include work on Broadway in Ah, Wilderness with Jason Robards and Colleen Dewhurst; Curse of an Aching Heart with Faye Dunaway; Shadow Box with Mercedes Ruehl; Twilight of the Golds and Voices in the Dark. Extensive regional and off-Broadway credits include Picnic with Gwyneth Paltrow; Booth with Frank Langella; Hamlet, directed by Joseph Papp; and most recently, The Cherry Orchard with Annette Bening and Alfred Molina, among many others. On the big screen, he appeared in over 30 films, including appearing with Tom Cruise in Risky Business(1983), Independence Day (1996), Message in a Bottle (1999), Vision Quest (1985), Pearl Harbor (2001).

His television movie credits include Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999) (TV) (with Halle Berry), Billionaire Boys Club (1987) (TV), Quicksilver Highway (1997) (TV) with Christopher Lloyd, Murder 101 (1991) (TV) with Pierce Brosnan, Final Verdict (1991) (TV) with Treat Williams, Back to Hannibal: The Return of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (1990) (TV) with Paul Winfield, Cracked Up (1987) (TV) with Edward Asner, Prison for Children (1987) (TV), A Streetcar Named Desire (1984) (TV) with Ann-Margret, to name a few. He also played attorney Jake Straka in the one-hour CBS drama, "The Guardian" (2001). In the 2011-2012 television season, Raphael can be seen in the hit series, Once Upon a Time (ABC) cast as Dr. Hopper and Jiminy Cricket. Raphael lives in Los Angeles and New York, where he helps raise his daughter Gracie (9) and son, Django (7).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous

Raphael Sbarge star alongside Taye Diggs in TNT's Murder in the First. Sbarge portrays Detective Molk in the hit crime drama. Raphael recurs on Once Upon a Time, in the role of Archie Hopper and Jiminy Cricket, in the hit ABC fantasy drama. Raphael stars in the upcoming Lionsgate western feature, By Way of Helena opposite Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson, premiering in 2015. He is also Kendell Harnick in the new Steam Punk inspired comic book, Lantern City, from Boom Comics.

His own story began in Manhattan, as the only child in an eccentric theatrical family. His mother was a Broadway costume designer, and his father a writer, artist, filmmaker and author. Sbarge began working at the age of 4, when a new PBS show called Sesame Street was looking for kids.

At 13, Sbarge decided to return to acting and found an agent. He began working almost immediately: By 16 he was in his first Broadway show, The Curse of the Aching Heart, opposite Faye Dunaway. At 18, just days after graduating high school, he flew to Chicago to co-star in Risky Business with Tom Cruise.

Sbarge has appeared in more than 30 films, including Independence Day, Vision Quest and Pearl Harbor. He was a series regular on CBS's The Guardian and appeared in recurring roles on Dexter, Prison Break, 24 and Star Trek: Voyager. He has made more than 100 television guest appearances, with roles on The Good Wife, Castle, CSI, Chicago Fire, Criminal Minds and Grey's Anatomy. Sbarge is also a video game voice artist-his credits include the highly acclaimed series Mass Effect 1, 2 and 3 (The New York Times' Game of the Year) and Knights of the Old Republic, among others.

Sbarge has stepped behind the camera, as well, serving as director and co-executive producer of two Web series: On Begley Street, starring Ed Begley Jr. (winner of the 2013 Best New Media Award at the Burbank International Film Festival; Platinum Best of Show Aurora award winner, Nature/Environment; nominee, The EMA Awards); and Jenna's Studio, starring Jenna De Angeles, who has racked up more than 3 million views on YouTube.Sbarge has also directed and produced a documentary about climate change, Is There Hope for Planet Earth. The documentary was filmed at the prestigious California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif.

In the little free time that Sbarge has, he founded Green Wish, a nonprofit that helps local green organizations fund projects for their communities. Green Wish currently has chapters in Los Angeles; Lawrence, Kan.; St. Louis; Kansas City, Mo.; and Denver. Chapters are currently in the works in other cities, including Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Sharp & Associates PR

Spouse (1)

Lisa Akey (12 August 1994 - 2010) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (3)

Daughter: Gracie Holiday (born August 6, 2002) and son: Django Garrison.
Raphael Sbarge is founder of Green Wish, a non-profit which funds local, green organizations through donations.
Screen-tested for the role of John Carter on ER, according to Noah Wyle, but lost to Wyle in the final round of auditions.

Personal Quotes (2)

[on being cast as both a psychiatrist and Jiminy Cricket in 'Once Upon a Time'] When I read the pilot script initially, I thought 'This is fantastic, this is amazing, but they're never going to be able to pull it off'. I've been in shows that made promises and just never hit the mark. When I saw the final airing, it so surpassed my imagination and wildest expectations I was simply floored.
[on screening the first episode of 'Once Upon a Time'] It was one of those classic did-you-just-see-what-I-saw-moments. There was a kind of combined effect, where we just sat there speechless. That was a really special moment and I'll never forget it.

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