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Award-Winning Actor Tony Shalhoub Honored In Flint, Detroit

FLINT (WWJ) - The Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) award-winning actor Tony Shalhoub has a busy few days planned in Metro Detroit this weekend.

Shalhoub, whose television work includes the role of obsessive-compulsive detective Adrian Monk in the long-running USA Television Network series "Monk," will be the featured speaker for Mott Community College's Ballenger Eminent Persons Lecture Series. 

Shalhoub will address the community at noon on Friday, April 8 in the auditorium of the Mott Memorial Building on the MCC main campus, located at 1401 E. Court Street. This event is free and open to the public. (more info here)

Then, on Saturday, Shalhoub is set to receive the Arab American of the Year Award at the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services' 40th Anniversary Dinner at 6pm in Detroit. He will share the award - and stage - with George Joulwan, a retired Army general who was the top NATO commander in Europe from 1993-97. Tickets for this event have sold-out. (more info here)

Shalhoub also plans to record an oral history for the Dearborn-based Arab American National Museum's free educational page on iTunes U.

Shalhoub won three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe for playing the title character in "Monk." The series ended in 2009, after several successful seasons on air, with the "Monk" finale setting records as the most-watched basic cable original drama series telecast of all time.

Shalhoub also has enjoyed a successful career as a character actor in a wide range of roles, including taxi cab driver Antonio Scarpacci in the hit television series "Wings."

His numerous feature film credits include "Spy Kids," "Men in Black," "Men in Black II," "Galaxy Quest," "The Siege," "Searching for Bobby Fisher," "Primary Colors," "The Man Who Wasn't There" and "Big Night." He was heard as the voice of Luigi in the hit film "Cars." He just completed "Too Big To Fail" for HBO.

Shalhoub made his directorial debut with the independent film "Made-Up," in which he co-starred with his wife, actress Brooke Adams.

An accomplished stage actor, Shalhoub's stage credits include "Waiting for Godot," "The Heidi Chronicles," "Conversations with My Father" and "The Scene." Shalhoub was last seen starring on Broadway in "Lend Me a Tenor."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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