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American actor of Lebanese ancestry Anthony Marc Shalhoub was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on October 9, 1953. He is well-known for his versatility and outstanding performances on stage and in cinema. Numerous honors have been bestowed upon him over his distinguished career, including a Tony Award, six Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and five Emmy Awards.
Shalhoub’s journey to stardom began with his move to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he spent four seasons with the American Repertory Theater.
He subsequently traveled to New York City to pursue his acting career while working as a waiter. His rise to prominence in the theater began with his Broadway debut in the 1985 production of “The Odd Couple”. Notably, he was nominated for a Tony Award in 1992 for his performance in “Conversations with My Father.”
Shalhoub became well-known in the early nineties when he played taxi driver Antonio Scarpacci on the NBC sitcom “Wings.” His humorous abilities were shown and further possibilities were made possible by what began as a guest appearance and developed into a regular part.
During this period, Shalhoub showcased his dramatic range in various film roles, including “Barton Fink,” “The Man Who Wasn’t There,” and “The Siege,” where he portrayed FBI Special Agent Frank Haddad, a character grappling with discrimination in the aftermath of terrorist attacks.
Shalhoub’s career underwent a noteworthy shift in the early 2000s when he landed the renowned role of Adrian Monk in the USA Network series “Monk.” Shalhoub, as an obsessive-compulsive investigator, received great praise for his outstanding performance. His performance won him several honors, including a Golden Globe and an Emmy.
Shalhoub’s return to television with “Monk” solidified his reputation as a versatile actor who could move between humor and drama with ease, even after a brief absence from the small screen.
Shalhoub’s triumph on Broadway was demonstrated by his comeback. He proved his lasting influence on stage by being nominated for Tony Awards in both 2013 and 2014 for his roles in “Golden Boy” and “Act One,” respectively.
In 2018, he won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his work in the musical adaption of “The Band’s Visit”. Shalhoub’s career took off when he provided the voice of “Rumble,” an animated movie released in 2021.
Is Tony Shalhoub Sick?
There is no information about Tony being sick. However, it was in 2020 that he revealed he and his wife tested positive for COVID-19.