Tony Shalhoub

Tony Shalhoub

Highest Rated: 100% Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

Lowest Rated: 12% Against the Ropes (2004)

Birthday: Oct 9, 1953

Birthplace: Green Bay, Wisconsin

A uniquely gifted and versatile actor possessing the distinct ability to immerse himself in a role so convincingly that he becomes almost unrecognizable -- from a quality obsessed restaurateur (Big Night, 1996) to a master criminal bent on world domination (Spy Kids, 2001) -- one can always count on Tony Shalhoub to deliver a memorable performance no matter how small his role may be.Well-known to television audiences for his extended stint as a self-deprecating cabbie on the long-running series Wings, Shalhoub made the often-painful transition from television to film with a grace seldom seen. Born on October 9th, 1953 in Green Bay, WI, Shalhoub developed his passion for theater at the youthful age of six when he volunteered via his sister to play an extra in a high-school production of The King and I. Shalhoub was hooked. After earning his master's degree from the Yale Drama School and spending four seasons at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA, Shalhoub packed his bags for New York where he began a luminous career on Broadway. Broadway brought Shalhoub success not only in his career, but in his personal life as well: he was nominated for a Tony for his role in Conversations With My Father and he met his future wife, actress Brooke Adams, while acting in The Heidi Chronicles. It was not long after his Broadway success that Shalhoub made his feature debut, as a doctor in the 1990 AIDS drama Longtime Companion.Shalhoub's film career has been a testament to his range and a compliment to his abilities. Though prone to comedy, his dramatic roles have gained him just as much, if not more, recognition than his comedic roles. Winning the Best Supporting Actor award from the National Society of Film Critics for his well-researched role in Big Night (1996), Shalhoub expanded his dramatic film repertoire with roles in A Civil Action and The Siege (both 1998), while always maintaining his knack for humor (1997's Men in Black). Shalhoub's role as the ultra-mellow "anti-Scottie" in the Star Trek send-up Galaxy Quest (1999) proved that his comic persona was indeed still as sharp as ever. Sticking in the sci-fi/fantasy mold for his roles in Imposter and Spy Kids (both 2001), Shalhoub once again proved that he could do 180-degree character turnarounds with ease.Though Shalhoub would stay in sci-fi mode for his role in Men in Black 2, he would return to solid ground with his role as an obsessive-compulsive detective in the well-received television pilot Monk (2002). Directed by Galaxy Quest helmer Dean Parisot, the pilot for Monk successfully paved the way for the curiously innovative USA series to follow and found the actor warmly re-embracing the medium that had propelled him to stardom. As Monk's popularity continued to grow, Shaloub found success on the big screen in the role of a gifted psychologist for The Great New Wonderful (2005), and voiced the lovable Luigi in Cars (2006) and Cars 2 (2011). In 2007, he worked alongside John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson for the supernatural horror film 1408.


Highest Rated Movies



73% Final Portrait Diego Giacometti 2018
No Score Yet Rosy Actor 2018
70% Cars 3 Luigi $152.7M 2017
34% The Assignment Dr. Ralph Galen 2017
37% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Splinter (voice) Splinter $82.1M 2016
No Score Yet Custody Actor 2016
No Score Yet Guns for Hire Parking Violations Bureau Agent 2015
22% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Splinter (voice) Splinter (voice only) $164M 2014
No Score Yet Valentino's Ghost Actor 2013
50% Pain & Gain Victor Kershaw $49.4M 2013
50% Hemingway & Gellhorn Koltsov 2012
39% Cars 2 Luigi $191.5M 2011
74% Too Big to Fail John Mack 2011
No Score Yet Five Mitch 2011
No Score Yet Solartaxi: Around the World with the Sun Actor 2011
32% How Do You Know Psychiatrist $30.3M 2010
No Score Yet Feed the Fish Executive Producer Sheriff Andersen $0.2M 2009
No Score Yet Tokyo Mater Luigi 2008
No Score Yet AmericanEast Executive Producer Sam 2008
No Score Yet Careless Mr. Roth 2008
80% 1408 Sam Farrell $72M 2007
86% Sacco and Vanzetti Nicola Sacco 2007
No Score Yet The Adventures of Beatle Boyin Actor 2007
73% The Great New Wonderful Dr. Trabulous $40.2K 2006
75% Cars Luigi $244.1M 2006
No Score Yet The Naked Brothers Band Movie Actor 2005
62% The Last Shot Tommy Sanz $0.4M 2004
41% Made-Up Director Max Hires 2004
12% Against the Ropes LaRocca $5.7M 2004
45% Spy Kids 3-D - Game Over Alexander Minion 2003
No Score Yet Something More Actor 2003
39% Men in Black II Jack Jeebs $190.5M 2002
75% Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams Alexander Minion 2002
28% Life or Something Like It Prophet Jack $14.5M 2002
22% Impostor Nelson $5.3M 2002
81% The Man Who Wasn't There Freddy Riedenschneider $7.5M 2001
15% Thirteen Ghosts (13 Ghosts) Arthur Kriticos $41.7M 2001
93% Spy Kids Alexander Minion 2001
89% Galaxy Quest Fred Kwan/Tech. Sgt. Chen 1999
62% The Impostors First Mate 1999
61% A Civil Action Kevin Conway 1998
44% The Siege Frank Haddad Agent Frank Haddad 1998
75% The Tic Code Phil 1998
62% Paulie Misha 1998
81% Primary Colors Eddie Reyes 1998
39% A Life Less Ordinary Al 1997
83% Gattaca German 1997
92% Men in Black Jeebs 1997
96% Big Night Primo 1996
44% I.Q. Bob Rosetti 1994
76% Addams Family Values Jorge 1993
100% Searching for Bobby Fischer Chess Club Member 1993
50% Gypsy Uncle Jocko 1993
63% Honeymoon in Vegas Buddy Walker 1992
90% Barton Fink Geisler 1991
82% Quick Change Cab Driver 1990
94% Longtime Companion Paul's Doctor 1990
No Score Yet Day One Enrico Fermi 1989
No Score Yet Alone in the Neon Jungle Nahid 1988


No Score Yet Elena of Avalor
Voice 2019
89% The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Abe Weinberg Abe Weissman 2019
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
Guest 2019
No Score Yet Close Up With the Hollywood Reporter
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The View
Guest 2018
65% BrainDead
Sen. Red Wheatus 2016
91% The Blacklist
No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center
Moss Hart/George S. Kaufman/Barnett Hart 2015
81% Nurse Jackie
Dr. Bernard Prince 2015
4% We Are Men
Frank 2013
No Score Yet The Talk
Guest 2013
No Score Yet Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales
Voice 2012
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
Guest 2010
90% Monk
Executive Producer Adrian Monk 2009
No Score Yet MADtv
Performer 2000
0% Stark Raving Mad
Ian Stark 2000
61% Ally McBeal
Shepley 1999
No Score Yet Wings
Antonio Scarpacci Antonio 1997
86% Almost Perfect
Alex 1996
94% Frasier
Guest Manu 1996
74% The X-Files
Dr. Chester Banton 1995
No Score Yet The Equalizer
Terrorist Leader 1986


Fred Kwan/Tech. Sgt. Chen says: That was a hell of a thing.

Tommy Sanz says: My wife set me on fire. She doused me with lighter fluid and lit a matched. Six months later, our marriage fell apart.

Freddy Riedenschneider says: I litigate, I don't capitulate.

Victor Kershaw says: What the fuck do you want (throws his pickle)

Victor Kershaw says: What the fuck do you want?

Psychiatrist says: Figure out what you want and learn how to get it.

Jeebs says: You insesitive jerk! Do you have any idea how much that stings?

Jeebs says: You insensitive prick! Do you have any idea how much that stings?

Jeebs says: Oh great, right in the pie-hole! Now nothing's going to taste right!

Freddy Riedenschneider says: The more you look , the less you see.

Freddy Riedenschneider says: The more you look, the less you see.

Ben Geisler says: Wallace Beery, wrestling picture, whata ya need a road map?

Primo says: The knowledge of God is the bread of angels.

Primo says: To eat good food is to be close to God.

K says: You sold a reverberating carbonizer with mutate capacities to an unlicensed, unauthorized cephalopoid? Jeebs, you piece of s***!!

K says: You sold a reverberating carbonizer with mutate capacities to an unlicensed, unauthorized cephalopoid? Jeebs, you piece of s***!

Jeebs says: He looked alright to me.

Misha says: [After the Alweathers get rid of Paulie in his story] So they bring you here?

Misha says: [after the Alweathers get rid of Paulie in his story] So they bring you here?

Paulie says: No, no. It wasn't that easy hitting rock bottom. I did a bunch of things. First, I did a stint as a window display in a place called Bloomingdale's. And I was in a brochure for Costa Rica. I did some work as a magician's assistant doing children's parties, but when Zintar fell on hard times, he had to choose between me and the cape. Guess which one he pawned.

Paulie says: Join the club.

Misha says: What did you say?

Paulie says: I said, "Join the club."

Paulie says: I said, 'Join the club.'

Misha says: So I'm not crazy. You can talk?

Paulie says: Of course I can talk.

Misha says: Then why not?

Paulie says: Because talking just gets you into a lot of trouble.

Misha says: Trouble? Why you say that?

Paulie says: It's a long story.

Misha says: I'm Russian! I like long stories!