Tony Shalhoub

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
69% Cars 3 Luigi $152.7M 2017
33% 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 only) $164M 2014
No Score Yet Valentino's Ghost Actor 2013
51% Pain & Gain Victor Kershaw $49.4M 2013
50% Hemingway & Gellhorn Koltsov 2012
38% Cars 2 Luigi $191.5M 2011
74% Too Big to Fail John Mack 2011
No Score Yet Five Mitch 2011
32% How Do You Know Psychiatrist $30.3M 2010
No Score Yet Feed the Fish Sheriff Andersen Executive Producer $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
79% 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
90% Galaxy Quest Fred Kwan/Tech. Sgt. Chen 1999
62% The Impostors First Mate 1999
61% A Civil Action Kevin Conway 1998
44% The Siege 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
82% Gattaca German 1997
92% Men in Black Jeebs 1997
96% Big Night Primo 1996
44% I.Q. Bob Rosetti 1994
74% Addams Family Values Jorge 1993
100% Searching for Bobby Fischer Chess Club Member 1993
40% Gypsy Uncle Jocko 1993
61% 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 Close Up With the Hollywood Reporter
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
  • 2018
94% The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Abe Weinberg
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet The View
  • 2018
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
  • 2018
  • 2014
65% BrainDead
Sen. Red Wheatus
  • 2016
91% The Blacklist
  • 2016
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
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Talk
  • 2013
  • 2011
90% Monk
Adrian Monk Executive Producer
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet MADtv
  • 2000
0% Stark Raving Mad
Ian Stark
  • 2000
  • 1999
61% Ally McBeal
  • 1999
No Score Yet Wings
Antonio Scarpacci Antonio
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
94% Frasier
Guest Manu
  • 1996
75% The X-Files
Dr. Chester Banton
  • 1995
No Score Yet The Equalizer
Terrorist Leader
  • 1986