Feb 6, 2013
See the Real Models For Archer's Animated Characters
Vulture has an interesting look at the real faces behind all the major characters on FX's hilarious animated spy spoof Archer. Apparently all of the characters are based on citizens of Atlanta, who are called upon to pose in all manner of mood and situation for the show's animators. And none of them are actually based on the actors or actresses who voice them. (Although Ray, confusingly, is based on the actor who voices Krieger!) While it's no surprise that Sterling Archer isn't modelled on voice actor H. John Benjamin (the two look nothing alike), I have to admit that I'm kind of shocked to learn that Mallory isn't based on Jessica Walter. Commentary from executive producer Matt Thompson accompanies the slide show.