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Tony Shalhoub      

Award-Winning Actor, Known for His roles in "Monk" and "The Marvelous Mrs.Maisel"

Anthony Marcus "Tony" Shalhoub is an American actor. His television work includes the roles of Antonio Scarpacci in "Wings" and sleuth Adrian Monk in the TV series "Monk." He has won three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe for his work in Monk. He made his Broadway debut in the 1985 Rita Moreno/Sally Struthers production of "The Odd Couple" and was nominated for a 1992 Tony Award for his featured role in "Conversations with My Father."

Shalhoub met his wife, actress Brooke Adams, when they co-starred on Broadway in "The Heidi Chronicles." His off-Broadway credits include Waiting for "Godot," "For Dear Life," "Rameau's Nephew," "Zero Positive," and two productions of Shakespeare: "Henry IV, Part 1" and "Richard II."

Shalhoub returned in December 2006 to the Second Stage Theatre in New York, off-Broadway, opposite Patricia Heaton for a run of "The Scene" by Theresa Rebeck. In 2010, he went to Broadway to act as Saunders in a revival version of "Lend Me a Tenor" in New York at the Music Box Theatre.

One of his first television roles was in 1991 as the Italian cabdriver Antonio Scarpacci in the sitcom, "Wings." Shalhoub was pleasantly surprised to land the role after having a recurring role in the second season. Shalhoub affected an Italian accent for the role. In the same time period, Shalhoub played physicist Dr. Chester Ray Banton in "The X-Files" second-season episode "Soft Light".

Shalhoub's film roles following his Wings breakout included an excitable producer in "Barton Fink" and a fast-talking lawyer in "The Man Who Wasn't There" (both directed by the Coen brothers), a linguistically unidentified cabby in "Quick Change," a Cuban-American businessman in "Primary Colors," sleazy alien pawn shop owner Jack Jeebs in the "Men in Black" films, a sympathetic attorney in "A Civil Action," a widowed father in "Thir13en Ghosts," a cameo role in the film "Gattaca," and a has-been television star in "Galaxy Quest."

He had a co-starring role in the film "Big Night," where he plays an Italian-speaking chef complete with accent. In 1995 he had a role in the hit NBC sitcom, "Frasier" in the episode "The Focus Group" as an Arab newsstand owner named Manu Habbib. He did voice acting for the 1997 computer game "Fallout."

Shalhoub demonstrated his dramatic range in the 1998 big-budget thriller, "The Siege," where he co-starred alongside Denzel Washington, Annette Bening, and Bruce Willis. His character, FBI Special Agent Frank Haddad, was of Middle Eastern descent and suffered discrimination after terrorist attacks in New York City. He returned to series television in 1999, this time in a lead role on "Stark Raving Mad," opposite Neil Patrick Harris. However, the show didn't attract much of an audience, and NBC canceled the series in July 2000.

Shalhoub was the voice behind the character, Splinter, in both "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movies.

He originated the role of Tewfiq Zakaria in The Band's Visit on Broadway for which he won a Tony award for Leading Actor in a Musical.

He stars in The Marvelous Mrs.Maisel and has won a Primetime Emmy Award for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for this role.



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