Tony Shalhoub

Actor
Emmy-winning actor Tony Shalhoub's unusually broad career included critical success in stage dramas, off-beat independent films and primetime comedy. His career grew gradually, beginning with theatrical work in Boston ... Read more »
Born: 10/09/1953 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA

Filmography

Actor (74)

BrainDead 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC/ Untitled James Burrows Tribute Special 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Himself

The Blacklist 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nurse Jackie 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

CBS Fall Preview 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014 (Movie)

Splinter (Voice)

We Are Men 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Pain & Gain 2013 (Movie)

Victor Kershaw (Actor)

Cars 2 2011 (Movie)

Luigi (Voice)

How Do You Know 2010 (Movie)

Psychiatrist (Actor)

The 64th Annual Tony Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Feed the Fish 2009 (Movie)

Sheriff Andersen (Actor)

Monk 1990 - 1999, 2001 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Countdown To The Emmys 2007 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

1408 2007 (Movie)

Sam Farrell (Actor)

Ally McBeal 1990 - 1999, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Almost Perfect 1990 - 1997, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Careless 2007 (Movie)

Mr. Roth (Actor)

Sacco & Vanzetti 2007 (Movie)

Voice of Nicola Sacco (Actor)

The Naked Brothers Band 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Naked Brothers Band 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The X-Files 1990 - 1999, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wings 1990 - 1997, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

AmericanEast 2006 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Cars 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Luigi (Actor)

The 2005 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great New Wonderful 2006 (Movie)

Dr Trabulous (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Guest

Against the Ropes 2004 (Movie)

Sam LaRocca (Actor)

Boomer Nation 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Made-Up 2004 (Movie)

Max Hires (Actor)

The Commies 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Shot 2004 (Movie)

Tommy Sanz (Actor)

Intimate Portrait: Jane Kaczmarek 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over 2003 (Movie)

Alexander Minion (Actor)

Impostor 2002 (Movie)

Nelson Gittes (Actor)

Life or Something Like It 2002 (Movie)

Prophet Jack (Actor)

Men in Black II 2002 (Movie)

Jeebs (Actor)

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams 2002 (Movie)

Alexander Minion (Actor)

Spy Kids 2001 (Movie)

Alexander Minion (Actor)

The Man Who Wasn't There 2001 (Movie)

Freddy Riedenschneider (Actor)

Thirteen Ghosts 2001 (Movie)

Arthur Kriticos (Actor)

Stark Raving Mad 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tic Code 2000 (Movie)

Phil (Actor)

Galaxy Quest 1999 (Movie)

Fred Kwan (Actor)

A Civil Action 1998 (Movie)

Kevin Conway (Actor)

Paulie 1998 (Movie)

Misha (Actor)

Primary Colors 1998 (Movie)

Eddie Reyes (Actor)

The Impostors 1998 (Movie)

First Mate (Actor)

The Siege 1998 (Movie)

Frank Haddad (Actor)

A Life Less Ordinary 1997 (Movie)

Al (Actor)

Gattaca 1997 (Movie)

German (Actor)

Men in Black 1997 (Movie)

Jeebs (Actor)

Big Night 1996 (Movie)

Primo (Actor)

Radiant City 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Narrator

An Affectionate Look at Fatherhood 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

I.Q. 1994 (Movie)

Bob Walters (Actor)

Addams Family Values 1993 (Movie)

Jorge (Actor)

Searching for Bobby Fischer 1993 (Movie)

Chess Club Member (Actor)

Honeymoon in Vegas 1992 (Movie)

Buddy Walker (Actor)

Barton Fink 1991 (Movie)

Ben Geisler (Actor)

Longtime Companion 1990 (Movie)

Paul's Doctor (Actor)

Quick Change 1990 (Movie)

Cab Driver (Actor)

Day One 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Alone in the Neon Jungle (TV Show)

Actor

Day One (Movie)

(Actor)

Gypsy (TV Show)

Actor

Hemingway & Gellhorn (TV Show)

Actor

Money, Power, Murder (TV Show)

Actor

That Championship Season (TV Show)

Actor

Too Big to Fail (TV Show)

Actor
Director (1)

Made-Up 2004 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

AmericanEast 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Emmy-winning actor Tony Shalhoub's unusually broad career included critical success in stage dramas, off-beat independent films and primetime comedy. His career grew gradually, beginning with theatrical work in Boston and New York, where he earned a Best Featured Actor Tony nomination for his role in the family drama, "Conversations with my Father" (1992). When he began to land film and television roles, Shalhoub was an instant standout in even his smallest character roles. He kept his extensive theatrical training close to his heart and stretched to create full, richly detailed characters. He already had a steady role on the sitcom "Wings" (NBC, 1992-97) when he made his first big film splash playing Primo, an Italian immigrant and restaurant owner in the acclaimed indie, "Big Night" (1996). Shalhoub's dark features led him to be cast often in "ethnic" roles but the Arab-American actor cautiously avoided playing into negative stereotypes and was especially vigilant about expanding creative opportunities for other actors of Arab descent. He achieved major strides towards that goal with his starring role on one of cable television's most popular original series, "Monk" (USA Network, 2002-09), in which he reigned as the king of subtle humor with his portrayal of an obsessive-compulsive but highly effective detective. Though he remained active on television and in film throughout the show's run, there was no doubt that "Monk" was the role of a lifetime that offered perhaps the best opportunity to display his full talents.

Relationships

Brooke Adams

Wife
Met when they appeared together in Broadway's "The Heidi Chronicles" married in 1992

Josie Adams

Daughter
Born in 1988 adoptive daughter of Brooke Adams, whom Tony also adopted after he and Brooke married

Lynn Adams Actor

Sister-In-Law
Former "Guiding Light" (CBS) actress

Jonathon Brandmeier Actor

Cousin

Joe Shalhoub

Father
Emigrated from Lebanon to the US as an orphan at the age of ten founded a family company from the start of one grocery store

Helen Shalhoub

Mother
Second-generation Lebanese-American

Michael Shalhoub Actor

Brother
Appeared on two episodes of "Monk" (USA)

Sophie Shalhoub

Daughter
Born in 1993 adopted in 1994 by Shalhoub and Brooke Adams

EDUCATION

Green Bay East High School

Green Bay , Wisconsin

University of Southern Maine

Portland , Maine

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1980

Milestones

2010

Starred as the manager in the Broadway revival of "Lend Me a Tenor"

2009

Nominated for the 2009 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in Comedy Series

2008

Earned a Grammy nomination for Best Spoken Word for the children's album The Cricket In Times Square

2007

Played Charlie in the Off-broadway production of "The Scene"

2007

Cast as John Cusack’s literary agent in "1408"

2004

Feature directorial debut, ""Made Up"; also co-starred with wife Brooke Adams in the film based on a one woman play

2002

Reprised role of Jeebs, the sleazy alien pawn shop owner for "Men in Black II"

2002

Played an obsessive/compulsive detective in USA Network's "Monk"; received SAG (2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009), Golden Globe (2003, 2004, 2006, 2008) and Emmy (2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) nominations for Best Actor in a Comedy Series

2001

Played a widowed father in "Thir13en Ghosts"

2001

Featured as a slick, big-city lawyer in the Coen brothers' "The Man Who Wasn't There"

1999

Played a has-been television star in "Galaxy Quest"

1999

Returned to series television, co-starring with Neil Patrick Harris in NBC's "Stark Raving Mad"

1998

Appeared Off-Broadway, opposite John Turturro, in Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot"

1998

Re-teamed with Stanley Tucci for his solo directing and writing debut, "The Impostors"

1997

Starred in three one-act plays by David Mamet at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, MA

1997

Played a sleazy alien pawn shop owner in "Men in Black"

1996

Played an Italian-speaking chef in the directorial debut of Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott, "Big Night"

1992

Garnered a Tony Award nomination for his featured role in Herb Gardner's "Conversations with My Father"

1991

Debut as a series regular, playing the Italian cabdriver Antonio Scarpacci on NBC's "Wings"

1990

Film debut, playing a doctor in the AIDS themed "Longtime Companion"

1990

Had a memorable role as a cab driver, opposite Bill Murray in "Quick Change"

1988

Met future wife, actress Brooke Adams, when they co-starred on Broadway in "The Heidi Chronicles"

1986

TV debut as a terrorist in an episode of "The Equalizer" (CBS)

1985

Broadway debut in the Rita Moreno/Sally Struthers production of "The Odd Couple"

Spent four seasons with the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, MA

Nominated for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in Comedy Series

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