Tony Shalhoub

Tony Shalhoub is best known for playing the obsessive-compulsive detective Adrien Monk on the USA comedy "Monk." Shalhoub is also executive producer of the show.

After earning a master's degree from the prestigious Yale School of Drama, Shalhoub joined the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass.

He moved to New York City, where he later received a Tony nomination for the Broadway play "Conversations With My Father."

He made his television debut in 1986 as a guest on an episode of "The Equalizer." He joined the cast of "Wings" in 1991 as cab driver Antonio Scarpacci.

In 1996 he co-starred in "Big Night" with Isabelli Rosellini. Other film credits include "The Imposters," "The Man Who Wasn't There," "13 Ghosts," "Against the Ropes" and "The Last Shot."

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Shalhoub has played Monk since 2002 and earned Emmys in 2003 and 2005 for the role. He's nominated again for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy in 2006.