182 lb, 6'2", 36 years old, and is considered the world's most dangerous secret agent. Though he shows proficiency in stereotypical spy skills—weapons, driving, martial arts—his only real interest in the job is the opportunity to enjoy a jet-setting lifestyle full of sex, alcohol, fast cars and spy toys. A recurring joke of the show is Archer
forgetting his pre-planned, witty one-liners, swearing "I had something for this" before saying something different. He also refuses to wear anything other than "tactical" turtlenecks during operations (he will take the time to change into one rather than immediately disarming a bomb), and claims he was the first to recognize the garment's tactical potential. Archer also has an intense fascination with the actor Burt Reynolds
, often quoting famous lines and re-enacting scenes from Reynolds' many movies and asking Lana Kane
constantly if he looks like Reynolds. Even though he's not the brightest person, rival agents admit that no one is better in the field than Archer. Because of this, Archer is equally likely to kill a room full of enemy agents as he is to accidentally cause an international disaster. He seems to have an almost encyclopedic knowledge of things which are completely irrelevant allowing him to make very witty references on a moment's notice (e.g. "Lana, you better call Kenny Loggins 'cause you're in the uh, Danger Zone!"). He was largely raised by his valet Woodhouse, whom he constantly belittles.
Sterling Archer - Just the tip.