Anthony Marcus Shalhoub is a three-time Tony Award nominee and a Golden Globe and three-time Emmy Award winner who was born on October 9, 1953 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Growing up in a Lebanese-American household, Shalhoub attended Green Bay East High School, where he would regularly perform in plays. He studied for a short while at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, but soon transferred schools to study drama, graduating from the University of Southern Maine with a bachelor's degree and later from the Yale School of Drama with a master's degree in 1980.
After four seasons with the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he moved to New York City. His stage career got off to a flying start in 1985 when he made his Broadway debut as Jesus Costazuela in The Odd Couple. He then appeared in the Shakespeare in the Park productions of Richard II and Henry IV Part I in 1987, two further Public Theater productions in 1988 (Zero Positive and For Dear Life), and the Classic Stage Company's Rameau's Nephew, also in 1988. Shalhoub made his return to Broadway as he assumed the role of Scoop Rosenbaum in the 1989 Broadway premiere of The Heidi Chronicles.
Shalhoub earned his first Tony Award nomination in 1992 for his performance as Charlie in Conversations With My Father and it was around this time that his TV career began to blossom. He was cast to play the recurring role of Antonio Scarpacci in Wings and starred in a total of 144 episdoes through to 1997. During this time, he also managed to squeeze in a few featured roles in films such as Honeymoon in Vegas, Addams Family Values, I.Q., and Big Night. A string of film credits also followed his time after Wings, most notably the Men in Black and Spy Kids movie franchises as well as Paulie, The Impostors, The Siege, Galaxy Quest, and Thir13en Ghosts. In 2002, he landed perhaps his most iconic role as Adrian Monk, a character he played in the TV series Monk until 2009 (125 episodes later). The role earned Shalhoub his first Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award in 2003. Over the years, he also picked up two further Emmy Awards (in 2005 and 2006), five further Emmy Award nominations, and four further Golden Globe nominations.
Shalhoub made a brief return to Off-Broadway theatre in 2007 in Second Stage Theater's production of The Scene. In 2010, after the final season of Monk, he returned to Broadway as Saunders in the farce Lend Me a Tenor and went on to star as Mr. Bonaparte in Golden Boy in fall 2012, eventually picking up his second Tony Award nomination. His third Tony nomination came the following year thanks to his acclaimed performance in the 2014 Broadway premiere of Act One. He then starred off Broadway in Lincoln Center Theater's The Mystery of Love & Sex in 2015 before taking on the role of Tewfiq in the Atlantic Theater Company's world premiere production of The Band's Visit in the fall 2016.
In spring 2017, Shalhoub starred as Walter Franz alongside Mark Ruffalo, Danny DeVito, and Jessica Hecht in Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Arthur Miller's The Price on Broadway. In October, he then reprised his role of Tewfiq in the Broadway transfer of The Band's Visit, which opened on November 9, 2017.
Shalhoub also has a successful voice acting career, most notably voicing the characters of Luigi in Pixar's Cars franchise and Splinter in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie franchise.
Oct 7, 2017 - Apr 7, 2019