The Cast of ‘Monk’ – Where Are They Now?

Monk ended almost 7 years ago back in 2009. Of course we all remember Tony Shalhoub as the neurotic, but lovable detective Adrian Monk, but did you remember that two different actors portrayed Benjy, the son of Monk’s first assistant Sharona? See what the cast of Monk is up to now! 

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Tony Shalhoub - Adrian Monk
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
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After portraying Mr. Monk for 8 seasons, Tony Shalhoub took a little time off. During his time on the show, he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series and three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. He didn't take off much time, having to reprise his role of Luigi in Cars 2 in 2009, but between 2008-2013 he only appeared in guest roles. He had a blink and you miss it cameo in Men In Black 3 (remember him in the original film?). Rumors had swirled that he would portray Beetee in The Hunger Games franchise, but the role went to Jeffrey Wright. In 2013 he was on the show We Are Men and more recently he was on the show Nurse Jackie.
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Jason Gray-Stanford - Lt. Randall Disher
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Monk may be over, but Jason Gray-Stanford has stayed on our TV screens since then. He was briefly on the shows: Monday Mornings, Mistresses, and Republic of Doyle. He's most recently been on the shows Bones and NCIS: New Orleans. He's a big animal lover and advocates rescuing and helping animals in need.

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Ted Levine - Captain Leland Stottlemeyer
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If you don't remember Ted Levine as Buffalo Bill from Silence of the Lambs, then you probably remember him as the grumpy Captain Stottlemeyer on Monk. Since the show ended, he's done several films, like Shutter Island with Leonardo DiCaprio and Big Game with Samuel L. Jackson. From 2013-2014, he went from being a Captain to Lt. Hank Wade on The Bridge. In 2013 he had some publicized family drama, with the aide of his daughter and wife, he sued his brother and sister in order to force them to sell their family restaurant, The Holly Ridge Smokehouse Restaurant, in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
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Traylor Howard - Natalie Teeger
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Since her days of playing Monk's second assistant Natalie, Traylor Howard hasn't been up to much acting. In 2011 she married for the 3rd time to Jarel Portman and the couple has one child together. Her only acting credit since Monk is the 2010 short film Simon Says Let's Stop Climate Change!
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Bitty Schram - Sharona Fleming
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We'd have to say, the most disappointing moment on Monk was when Sharona left. We loved the relationship that Monk and Sharona had, she never took his shit! But Bitty Schram was let go during the show's third season due to contract disputes, apparently she wanted a higher salary and the creators felt she was replaceable. We've always been miffed about that, but lucky for us, she returned in season 8 for the episode "Mr. Monk and Sharona". However, since then she hasn't been up to much. She was in a 2009 episode of the Ghost Whisperer. Her next acting credit came in 2015 for the film Moments of Clarity.
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Emmy Clarke - Julie Teeger
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Emmy Clarke was only 13 when she first appeared on Monk. She played Natalie's daughter Julie and after the show ended, she took time off from acting to attend school. She enrolled at Fordham University and earned a B.A. in Communication and Media Studies. She pursued a career in the advertising industry, first as a marketer for mobile photo-sharing application Peep, and then as an media planner for Good Apple Digital. In 2014 she appeared in the film Apartment Troubles.
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Max Morrow - Benjy Fleming
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If it's been a while since you watched season 1 of Monk, chances are you forgot they changed the actor who played Benjy. Max Marrow was the original Benjy, appearing in the pilot episode but leaving after the episode "Mr. Monk and the Red Headed Stranger" in the first season. We're not sure why they changed actors, but these days Max is 25-years-old, if you can believe it! He continued acting after Monk, appearing in TV movies like The Brady Bunch in the White House and The Christmas Shoes. Recently, he played the lead character on the short-lived series Connor Undercover.

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Kane Ritchotte - Benjy Fleming
Kane Ritchotte, Monk
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Kane Ritchotte took over the role of Benjy after Max Morrow left the show and played the character until Sharona's character left the show. After being written off of the show in '04, Kane didn't do too much acting, only appearing in When Do We Eat, All of Us, and A Mother's Rage. He's set to appear in the 2016 film Mono. For a year or two, he was part of a quintet created by Disney called Dev 2.0, where he played the drums.
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R.I.P. - Stanley Kamel
Stanley Kamel, Monk
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From 2002 to 2008, Stanley Kamel portrayed Adrian Monk's very patient psychiatrist. On April 8, 2008, he was found dead in his Hollywood Hills home. Police investigators ruled that the cause of death was a heart attack. He was 65 at the time of his death. The Monk episode "Mr. Monk Buys a House" was dedicated to his memory and over the remainder of the show, his character's death was mentioned and he was remembered fondly.

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