Anthony Marcus Shalhoub (born October 9, 1953) is an American actor.

His television work includes Antonio Scarpacci in NBC sitcom Wings and detective Adrian Monk in the USA TV series Monk, for which he has 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 has also had a successful film career as a character actor, with roles in films such as Barton FinkBig NightMen in BlackThe SiegeGalaxy QuestThe Man Who Wasn't ThereCars1408, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014 reboot.

He portrayed Alexander Minion in Spy KidsSpy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams, and Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over.

Early life

Shalhoub, the ninth of ten children, was born and raised in a Christian family[1] in Green Bay, Wisconsin.[2][3] His father, Joe, was from Lebanon and immigrated to the United States as an orphan at the age of eight. He was a meat peddler who drove a refrigerated truck. He bought his meat in Sheboygan, Wis., and sold it to stores in the region.[4] Joe married Shalhoub's mother, Helen (née Seroogy),[5] a second-generation Lebanese-American. Shalhoub was introduced to acting by an older sister who put his name forward to be an extra in a high school production of The King and I.[2] Despite finding himself standing on the wrong side of the curtain during the final dress rehearsal, he became enamored with the theater. Shalhoub attended Green Bay East High School. In his senior year he suffered a setback, breaking his leg in a fall off the stage into the pit during a rehearsal. Recovering quickly, he was able to perform in the school's final play of the year. After a short time at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay, he earned a bachelor's degree in drama from the University of Southern Maine. He later went on to earn a master's degree from the Yale School of Drama in 1980.[2][6]

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