Tony Shalhoub

Tony Shalhoub

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Oct. 9th, 1953
Born in
Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
5' 10"

Tony Shalhoub's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Monk TV Show
We Are Men TV Show
We Are Men
Wings TV Show
Stark Raving Mad TV Show
Stark Raving Mad
Monsters TV Show

Main Movie Roles

2014 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
2007 - 1408
2007 - Careless
2006 - Sacco and Vanzetti
2006 - Cars
2005 - The Great New Wonderful
2004 - Against the Ropes
2004 - The Last Shot
2003 - Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
2002 - Life or Something Like It
2002 - Men In Black II
2001 - Spy Kids
2001 - The Man Who Wasn't There
2001 - Thir13en Ghosts
1999 - Galaxy Quest
1998 - Primary Colors
1998 - A Civil Action
1998 - The Impostors
1998 - The Siege
1998 - Paulie
1997 - Men in Black
1997 - Gattaca
1997 - A Life Less Ordinary
1996 - Big Night
1994 - I.Q.
1993 - Addams Family Values
1993 - Searching for Bobby Fischer
1992 - Honeymoon in Vegas
1991 - Barton Fink
1990 - Quick Change
1986 - Heartburn

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Dr. Chester Ray Banton
Terrorist Leader
Dr. Hambrecht
Albert Shepley
Jerry Valentine (Voiced)
Adrian Monk
Alex Thorpe
The Emir (Voiced)
[Complete List]


Tony Shalhoub spent his early life in Green Bay, Wisconsin. His father emigrated from Lebanon to the United States as an orphan at the age of ten, later marrying Shalhoub's mother, who herself originated from Lebanon. When Tony was just six, he was introduced to the theater, in a school production of "The King and I". He graduated from Green Bay East High, and then graduated with a bachelor's degree in drama from the University of Southern Maine before progressing to the Yale School of Drama, which he left with a Masters in 1980.

After a time in the American Repertory Theatre, he moved to Broadway where he met his future wife, Brooke Adams (I), whom he married in 1992. She had an adopted daughter, Josie, who was three years old at the time that Tony and Brooke married. Tony adopted Brooke's own adopted child, Josie Lynn (b. 1989) when she was eight. In 1994, the couple adopted another daughter, Sophie, in 1994. Tony's first audition after arriving in Los Angeles was for Italian cabdriver Antonio Scarpacci in the long-running sitcom "Wings" (1990), which also starred Tim Daly (I) and Steven Weber (I). Next, Tony had roles in Men in Black (1997), Men in Black II (2002), and Thir13en Ghosts (2001). His biggest break came, however, playing the obsessive-compulsive detective Adrian Monk in "Monk" (2002). The series made him a star and earned him four straight Emmy Award nominations between 2003 and 2006, for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Tony won the trophy in 2003, 2005 and 2006, proving how popular he has become after the success of "Monk" (2002), which continues to be very popular into its fifth year.

  • Graduated from USM in 1977.
  • Brother of actor 'Michael Shalhoub' (qv).
  • Is the second youngest of 10 children of the late Joseph and Helen Shalhoub of Green Bay, Wisconsin.
  • Was nominated for Broadway's 1992 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for 'Herb Gardner' (qv)'s "Conversations with My Father."
  • When Shalhoub won the Emmy in 2003 for his leading role of detective Adrian Monk, he dedicated the award to his nephew, 34-year-old Gregg Gensler of Green Bay, who died a day earlier.
  • Attended college at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine.
  • Spent four seasons with the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • Keynote speaker at the University of Southern Maine graduation in 2003, his alma mater

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