Tony Shalhoub

 

Date Of Birth

Oct. 9th 1953
 

Biography

Who would have thought that an error made during a dress rehearsal would start an impressive acting career for one of television’s celebrated actors? Tony Shalhoub was only six years old when his older sister brought him to her high school to join their theater’s adaptation of the King and I. At the final dress rehearsal, Tony stood on the wrong side of the curtain. Nevertheless, Tony still felt an attachment to the theater. He pursued his desire through and through, earning a bachelor’s degree in drama from the University of Southern Maine and a master’s degree from the Yale School of Drama. After spending four seasons in the American Repertory Theater, he moved to New York, the center of thespian activity. It wasn’t long before he started starring in major productions such as The Odd Couple, Conversations with My Father, and Waiting For Godot.

In 1991, Tony Shalhoub made a breakthrough in the entertainment industry by appearing as Italian cabdriver Antonio Scarpacci in the long-running sitcom Wings. His earlier career, however, was marked with appearances in The Equalizer and Spenser: For Hire, as well as three made-for-TV productions. He later landed a role in the dramedy Barton Fink, starring John Turturro and John Goodman. Later, Shalhoub played the lead victim in an episode of The X Files, and was cast in the 1993 film Addams Family Values. When Wings was canceled by NBC in 1997, he moved on to appear on the big screen. He was a sleazy alien pawn shop owner in the Men in Black films, a lawyer in The Man Who Wasn’t There, an attorney in A Civil Action, a businessman in Primary Colors and a widowed father in Thir13en Ghosts. He has also been seen in Big Night and Galaxy Quest. He returned to television in 1999, taking on a lead role opposite Neil Patrick Harris in Stark Raving Mad. It ended in July 2000, and Shalhoub was left to look for other projects to contain his acting talents. He was cast in three Spy Kids films, Life or Something Like It, and the sci-fi thriller Impostor. He soon landed the title role in the popular series Monk, playing the obsessive-compulsive detective Adrian Monk. For his performance, he won the Golden Globe Award in 2003, as well as the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2004 and 2005. He was also in the horror 1408 alongside John Cusack, and voiced the character Luigi in the Disney-Pixar film Cars.
 

Place of Birth

Green Bay, Wisconsin.
 

Birth Name

Tony Shalhoub
 

Gender

Male
 

Fun Facts

Shalhoub’s brother Dan appeared in the third episode of Simon Cowell’s reality television series American Inventor,
 

Awards

2004, 2005

Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor - Comedy Series

for Monk

2003

Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy

for Monk
 

Filmography

2007
Careless
AmericanEast
1408

2006
Cars
Sacco and Vanzetti

2005
Mush
The Naked Brothers Band Mockumentary
The Great New Wonderful

2004
The Last Shot
Against the Ropes

2003
Party Animals
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
T for Terrorist
Something More Mr. Avery
Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

2002
Life or Something Like It
Made-Up
Impostor
Men in Black II

2001
Thir13en Ghosts
The Man Who Wasn't There
Spy Kids
The Heart Department

1999
Galaxy Quest
That Championship Season
The Tic Code

1998
A Civil Action
The Siege
The Impostors
Paulie
Primary Colors

1997
A Life Less Ordinary
Gattaca
Men in Black

1996
Radiant City
Big Night

1994
I.Q.

1993
Gypsy
Addams Family Values
Searching for Bobby Fischer

1992
Honeymoon in Vegas

1991
Barton Fink

1990
Quick Change
Longtime Companion

1989
Money, Power, Murder
Day One

1988
Alone in the Neon Jungle
 

Nickname

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Height

5 feet 10 inches.
 

Quotes

I don't look as handsome in Men in Black 2 as I did in the first one.

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