Once Upon a Times

Nov. 04, 2012 | 4:35 p.m.

‘Once Upon a Time’: Raphael Sbarge on Jiminy Cricket, magic

Rapheal Sbarge as Archie Hopper/Jiminy Cricket. (ABC)
Named for an Italian master, veteran character actor Raphael Sbarge has worked for years in film and television and on stage in productions ranging from Shakespeare to “Star Trek: Voyager.” But it’s his turn as Dr. Archie Hopper — or, in fact, Jiminy Cricket — on ABC’s hit storybook drama “Once Upon a Time” that is bringing Sbarge, an avowed environmentalist, a new level of fame. The series, now in its second season, is all about reinventing characters from classic childhood tales and mythologies, and Sbarge’s Hopper is certainly no exception. Hero Complex contributor Jevon Phillips recently spoke by phone with Sbarge about life on the Vancouver set, how he’s enjoying his celebrity and what surprises are in store for the future. HC: What’s it like filming in Vancouver? RS: Aesthetically it makes a lot of sense because of all […]
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