Tony Shalhoub

Biography: Although this Yale-trained character actor never lacked for work, Shalhoub was almost 50 when the TV series Monk finally made him a star. Early in his career, he honed his craft on stage, forging important relationships with two of his theatrical costars: Stanley Tucci, who later cast him in a number of films, and Brooke Adams, who married Shalhoub in 1992. The Lebanese-American has played myriad ethnic parts, including a romantically inclined Italian cabdriver on Wings, his first prominent role. During his tenure on the sitcom, he appeared as another Italian (a chef this time) in Tucci's 1996 gastronomic comedy Big Night. The flavorful indie was a hit with critics and audiences, and Shalhoub in particular was praised for his fiery performance, which led to a string of big-screen supporting parts. In 2002, when he signed on to Monk as a brilliant but obsessive-compulsive detective, Shalhoub probably had modest hopes for the cable dramedy. But the show was a breakout hit,Although this Yale-trained character actor never lacked for work, Shalhoub was almost 50 when the TV series Monk finally made him a star. Early in his career, he honed his craft on stage, forging important relationships with two of his theatrical costars: Stanley Tucci, who later cast him in a number of films, and Brooke Adams, who married Shalhoub in 1992. The Lebanese-American has played myriad ethnic parts, including a romantically inclined Italian cabdriver on Wings, his first prominent role. During his tenure on the sitcom, he appeared as another Italian (a chef this time) in Tucci's 1996 gastronomic comedy Big Night. The flavorful indie was a hit with critics and audiences, and Shalhoub in particular was praised for his fiery performance, which led to a string of big-screen supporting parts. In 2002, when he signed on to Monk as a brilliant but obsessive-compulsive detective, Shalhoub probably had modest hopes for the cable dramedy. But the show was a breakout hit, earning him a Golden Globe and three Emmys, and finally turned him into a household name. Close ties continued when Shalhoub was joined by wife Adams in the 2010 Broadway revival of Lend Me a Tenor, directed by Tucci. Expand

Tony Shalhoub's Scores

Average career score: 57
Highest Metascore: 84 Valentino's Ghost
Lowest Metascore: 30 Thirteen Ghosts
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 33
  2. Negative: 7 out of 33
33 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
81 Linoleum Feb 24, 2023 Dr. Alvin tbd
48 Rumble Dec 15, 2021 Fred 5.2
70 Final Portrait Mar 23, 2018 Diego Giacometti / Diego Giacometti / Diego Giacometti / Diego Giacometti / Diego Giacometti / Diego Giacometti tbd
59 Cars 3 Jun 16, 2017 Luigi / Luigi 6.9
34 The Assignment Apr 7, 2017 Dr. Ralph Galen 6.5
40 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Jun 3, 2016 Spinter / Splinter 5.7
31 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Aug 8, 2014 Splinter / Splinter 5.7
76 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Nov 22, 2013 Beetee 7.9
84 Valentino's Ghost May 17, 2013 Himself / Himself tbd
45 Pain & Gain Apr 26, 2013 Victor Kershaw / Victor Kershaw 4.7
57 Cars 2 Jun 24, 2011 Luigi 5.8
64 1408 Jun 22, 2007 Sam Farrell / Sam Farrell tbd
70 Sacco and Vanzetti Mar 30, 2007 Sacco 8.0
57 The Great New Wonderful Jun 23, 2006 Dr. Trabulous (Segment "Sandie's Story") 7.0
73 Cars Jun 9, 2006 Luigi 7.5
47 The Last Shot Sep 24, 2004 Tommy Sanz 7.8
36 Against the Ropes Feb 20, 2004 Sam LaRocca / Sam LaRocca 5.9
52 Made-Up Jan 23, 2004 Director / Director / Max Hires / Max Hires 7.9
49 Men in Black II Jul 3, 2002 Jack Jeebs 7.0
31 Life or Something Like It Apr 26, 2002 Prophet Jack / Prophet Jack 7.6
33 Impostor Jan 4, 2002 Nelson Gittes 7.6
73 The Man Who Wasn't There Oct 31, 2001 Freddy Riedenschneider 7.8
30 Thirteen Ghosts Oct 26, 2001 Arthur Kriticos / Arthur Kriticos 7.8
71 Spy Kids Mar 30, 2001 Alexander Minion 7.9
64 The Tic Code Aug 4, 2000 Phil tbd
70 Galaxy Quest Dec 25, 1999 Fred Kwan 8.1
68 A Civil Action Dec 25, 1998 Kevin Conway 7.7
53 The Siege Nov 6, 1998 Agent Frank Haddad 6.8
35 A Life Less Ordinary Oct 24, 1997 Al 5.9
71 Men in Black Jul 2, 1997 Jack Jeebs / Jack Jeebs 7.1