Was a high ranking guard and a training officer at Alcatraz. He disappeared on 21 March 1963 with all the other guards and inmates, but returned in 2012, on a job to find Tommy Madsen, inmate #2002, for an unknown reason.
Ray Archer joined Alcatraz in 1960 in order to keep his brother, Tommy Madsen, company. Madsen, incarcerated for killing his wife, was horrified at his brothers reappearance and brutally beat him in the mess hall before being overpowered by Guy Hastings. Ray changed his surname from Madsen to Archer so he could be accepted at Alcatraz as an unsuspected member of the Madsen family. He retired at some point before the events of 1963, and became a police detective.