Monk - Season 5, Episode 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

Mr. Monk and the Actor


Episode Info

Season Five of Monk begins as San Francisco's most efficient--and most obsessive-compulsive--private detective Adrian Monk (Tony Shalhoub) finds himself the central character of an upcoming movie. Much to Monk's relief, he won't be forced to play himself: Instead, the role of Monk has gone to Hollywood superstar David Ruskin (Stanley Tucci). Unfortunately, Ruskin is one of those method actors who insists upon meticulous pre-film research, and soon he is relentlessly dogging Monk's trail during a murder investigation. At first, Monk doesn't seem to mind, and actually enjoys showing off for Ruskin's benefit--but things take a sinister turn when Ruskin so loses himself in the role of "Adrian Monk" that he tries to exact his own personal vengeance against a suspect in the long-ago murder of Monk's wife Trudy!


Tony Shalhoub
as Adrian Monk
Stanley Kamel
as Dr. Kroger
Ted Levine
as Capt. Leland Stottlemeyer
Jason Gray-Stanford
as Lt. Randall Disher
Greg Grunberg
as Jack Leverett
Traylor Howard
as Natalie Teeger
Susan Ward
as Michelle Cullman
Emmy Clarke
as Julie Teeger
Michael Earl Reid
as Alexis Orlov
Stanley Tucci
as David Ruskin
Margot Boecker
as Pretty Policewoman
Peter Weller
as Actor Playing Stottelmeyer
Andrea Bogart
as Actor Playing Disher
Rob Swanson
as Dest Sergeant
Tom Ohmer
as Sgt. Lyman
David Mersault
as The Director
Angel Oquendo
as Garage Attendant
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