Mostly Credited As: Arch Whiting
Birth Name: Harold J. Archambault
Date Of Birth: September 29, 1936 (Age 70)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Larchmont, New York
Date Of Death: May 07, 2007
Arch Whitingan, actor whose real name was Harold J. Archambault, was born in Larchmont, New York, USA. His most outstanding role for TV was the radio operator known only as "Sparks" on the classic sci-fi TV Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea from 1964 through 1968. He began his TV career as an assistant to the producer in the Ed Sullivan Show. He was encouraged to become an actor and he did it by appearing in several plays. He used to hang around with fellow actor Warren Oates, who invited him to appear in his TV series Stoney Burke. Afterwards he guest starred in the series The Barbara Stanwick Show. Someone spotted him and introduced him to Irwin Allen. The producer personally chose him him to be Sparks. He also was seen in a several made-for-TV movies. Among the more notable are The Stranger (1973), Ordeal (1973), The F.B.I. Story: The FBI Versus Alvin Karpis, Public Enemy Number One (1974), Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan (1975), and Sky Heist (1975). After his run in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea ended , he entered cinema as a cinematographer and made some movies like Count Yorga and Angels Die Hard. He stayed in Europe for a time and then returned to the US, when he retook his acting career. He was offered the role of Sergeant Cory in the 1974 series Run, Joe, Run, he accepted and remained for one season. By 1976, Arch decided to quit the glitter of the showbiz and began to travel extensively with his family throughout the USA, Canada and then the world wide. Being as he was, a reserved man, it is little what we know about his background.
Whiting died on 7 May 2007, in Black Mountain, NC where he has settled since the early 80's.