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Tony Shalhoub

Tony ShalhoubAKA Anthony Marcus Shalhoub

Born: 9-Oct-1953
Birthplace: Green Bay, WI

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Monk

Tony Shalhoub plays the obsessive-compulsive hyper-phobic detective Adrian Monk on TV's Monk with Traylor Howard. In real life, he likes Edgar Allan Poe and says he is frightened by white rappers. He was in two sitcoms before Monk, playing the romantic-minded taxi driver Antonio Scarpacci on Wings with Timothy Daly and Steven Weber, and an eccentric author watched over by editor Neil Patrick Harris on Stark Raving Mad.

Among his memorable movie roles, Shalhoub played a short-tempered Hollywood executive in Barton Fink with John Turturro, a temperamental Italian chef in charming low-budget drama Big Night with Stanley Tucci, a DNA broker in Gattaca with Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, an amusing caricature of Scotty in the sci-fi-comedy Galaxy Quest with Tim Allen, a very strange pawnbroker in Men in Black with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, a fast-talking lawyer in The Man Who Wasn't There with Billy Bob Thornton, and a delightfully evil megavillain in all three Spy Kids films with Alexa Vega. Though his name is misspelled in the credits for the popular video game Fallout, Shalhoub provided the voice for Aradesh, who wants to tell players that his daughter Tandi has been kidnapped.

Shalhoub was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where, he says, his family comprised the city's entire Lebanese-American community. He was six years old when he made his first stage appearance, a small role as one of the kids in his older sister's high school production of The King and I. He studied drama at Yale, then spent four years working with a playhouse in Cambridge, Mass. He met his wife Brooke Adams when they both appeared in a 1989 production of The Heidi Chronicles on Broadway, and he made his film debut as the doctor in the AIDS drama Longtime Companion with Bruce Davison.

His wife's most famous film was the excellent 1978 remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers with Donald Sutherland. Her sister, Shalhoub's sister-in-law, is actress and playwright Lynne Adams, who played Rick's mother on The Guiding Light in the 1960s and '70s. His cousin is Chicago disc jockey Jonathon Brandmeier, famous for on-air prank calls, and his nephew, Mike Matzdorff, is a film editor in Hollywood. Most of this extended family was involved in the one film Shalhoub has directed, Made-Up, a little-seen but enchanting comedy about aging women.

Father: Joe Shalhoub (sausage salesman)
Mother: Helen
Brother: Michael Shalhoub
Brother: Dan Shalhoub
Girlfriend: Jane Kaczmarek (actress, dated briefly in college)
Wife: Brooke Adams (actress, m. 1992, two daughters)
Daughter: Josie Lynn Adams (stepdaughter, b. 1988, adopted by Adams)
Daughter: Sophie Shalhoub (b. 1993 with Adams)

    High School: East High School, Green Bay, WI (1972)
    University: University of Wisconsin (transferred to USM)
    University: BA Theater Communications, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME (1977)
    University: MA Drama, Yale University

    Emmy 2003 for Monk
    Emmy 2005 for Monk
    Emmy 2006 for Monk
    Golden Globe Best Actor in a TV Musical or Comedy Series, Monk 19-Jan-2003
    Dean for America
    John Edwards for President
    MoveOn.org
    SAG-AFTRA Board of Directors
    Lebanese Ancestry Maternal and Paternal

    TELEVISION
    Wings Antonio Scarpacci (1991-97)
    Stark Raving Mad Ian Stark (1999-2000)
    Monk Adrian Monk (2002-)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    Made-Up (1-Mar-2002)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Pain & Gain (11-Apr-2013)
    Movie 43 (1-Jan-2013)
    Hemingway & Gellhorn (25-May-2012) · Mikhail Koltsov
    Cars 2 (18-Jun-2011) · Luigi [VOICE]
    Too Big to Fail (23-May-2011) · John Mack
    How Do You Know (17-Dec-2010) · Psychiatrist
    Feed the Fish (21-Nov-2009) · Sheriff Anderson
    AmericanEast (14-Nov-2008) · Sam
    1408 (22-Jun-2007)
    Careless (17-May-2007)
    Sacco and Vanzetti (6-Apr-2006) [VOICE]
    Cars (14-Mar-2006) [VOICE]
    The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie (23-Oct-2005) · Himself
    The Great New Wonderful (22-Apr-2005) · Dr. Trabulous
    The Last Shot (24-Sep-2004)
    Against the Ropes (11-Feb-2004) · LaRocca
    Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (25-Jul-2003) · Alexander Minion
    Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (7-Aug-2002) · Alexander Minion
    Men in Black II (26-Jun-2002) · Jack Jeebs
    Life or Something Like It (26-Apr-2002)
    Made-Up (1-Mar-2002)
    Impostor (4-Jan-2002)
    Thir13en Ghosts (23-Oct-2001)
    The Man Who Wasn't There (13-May-2001) · Freddy Riedenschneider
    Spy Kids (18-Mar-2001) · Alexander Minion
    Galaxy Quest (23-Dec-1999) · Fred Kwan
    That Championship Season (6-Jun-1999) · George
    The Tic Code (Feb-1999) · Phil
    A Civil Action (25-Dec-1998)
    The Siege (6-Nov-1998) · Frank Haddad
    The Impostors (18-May-1998)
    Paulie (17-Apr-1998)
    Primary Colors (20-Mar-1998) · Eddie Reyes
    A Life Less Ordinary (24-Oct-1997) · Al
    Gattaca (24-Oct-1997) · German
    Men in Black (2-Jul-1997) · Jeebs
    Big Night (24-Jan-1996) · Primo
    I.Q. (25-Dec-1994) · Bob Watters
    Gypsy (12-Dec-1993) · Uncle Jocko
    Addams Family Values (19-Nov-1993) · Jorge
    Searching for Bobby Fischer (11-Aug-1993) · Chess Club Member
    Honeymoon in Vegas (28-Aug-1992)
    Barton Fink (21-Aug-1991) · Ben Geisler
    Quick Change (13-Jul-1990) · Cab Driver
    Longtime Companion (Jan-1990) · Paul's Doctor
    Day One (5-Mar-1989)
    Alone in the Neon Jungle (17-Jan-1988)


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