Episode 509, "Mr. Monk Meets His Dad" Mon, Dec 23, 11|10c AM
Emmy®, Golden Globe® and SAG Award® winner Tony Shalhoub stars as Adrian Monk in the hit series "Monk." Shalhoub, a triple threat as an actor-director-producer, has established himself as one of the most versatile and popular character actors working today. On television, Shalhoub was a series regular on the sitcoms "Stark Raving Mad" and the long-running hit series "Wings." His numerous feature film roles include "Spy Kids," "Galaxy Quest," "The Siege," "A Civil Action," "Searching for Bobby Fischer," "The Impostors," "Primary Colors," "Gattaca," "Men in Black" and "Honeymoon in Vegas." Shalhoub made his feature directorial debut with the independent film "Made Up," in which he co-starred with his wife, Brooke Adams and Gary Sinise. An accomplished stage actor, Shalhoub's New York theater work includes "Waiting for Godot," "Conversations with My Father," "The Heidi Chronicles" and "The Odd Couple," and the New York Shakespeare Festival productions of "Henry IV Part 1" and "Richard III." Most recently, he was seen in Theresa Rebeck's "The Scene," along with Patricia Heaton in New York City.
CAPTAIN LELAND FRANCIS STOTTLEMEYER
Ted Levine stars as Captain Leland Stottlemeyer in the hit series "Monk." Most recognized for the deep bass tone of his voice, Levine is one of the busiest actors in Hollywood. Some of his numerous film credits include "Wonderland," "Ironweed," "Betrayed," " Heat," " Wild, Wild West," " The Fast and the Furious," "The Truth About Charlie," "The Manchurian Candidate," "The Hills Have Eyes" and, one of his most intriguing roles, as the serial killer 'Buffalo Bill' in the classic thriller "The Silence of the Lambs." Levine was most recently seen starring opposite Brad Pitt in "The Assassination of Jesse James," as well "American Gangster." Levine's television credits include "Harlan County War," "The Last Outlaw," "Broken Promises" and the critically-acclaimed ABC television series "Wonderland." Also an accomplished stage actor, Levine has appeared in numerous productions, including Sam Shepard's "Buried Child," for Broadway; "Your Home in the West," "El Salvador and Killers," "Life and Limb," "70 Scenes of Halloween," "Time of Your Life," "A Class D Trial" and "The Tooth of the Game."
LIEUTENANT RANDALL DISHER
Jason Gray-Stanford stars as "Lieutenant Randall Disher" in the hit series "Monk." Gray-Stanford is probably best known for his work in the Academy Award-winning film "A Beautiful Mind." Other notable film credits include "Mystery, Alaska," "Last Wedding" and "The Heist." He also was seen in Clint Eastwood's critically acclaimed hit, "Flags of Our Fathers." On television, Gray-Stanford has appeared in numerous U.S. and Canadian series including the award-winning "Cold Squad," "The X Files" and most recently in the Emmy Award-winning miniseries "Taken." Gray-Stanford is an accomplished stage actor appearing in a variety of stage productions across Canada such as "Hamlet," "The Happy Journey," "Medea," "Romeo and Juliet" and "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead." He is also a sought-after voice performer with credits that range from the voice of Donatello in the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" series to several classic Japanese anime projects and the voice of Sherlock Holmes for Scottish Television's series "Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century."
Traylor Howard stars as "Natalie Teeger" in the hit series "Monk." Howard's first exposure to acting was appearing in commercials while in high school. She went on to appear in over 30 national commercials before landing her first series role on the NBC comedy "Boston Common." She also starred in the ABC television series "Two Guys and a Girl" and the CBS series "Bram & Alice." Howard's feature credits include "Me, Myself and Irene" and "The Mask II: Son of the Mask" and "Dirty Work."
Bitty Schram stars as "Sharona Fleming" in the hit series "Monk." In 2004, Schram was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series" for her portrayal of Sharona. She is best known for her film debut role as Evelyn Gardner, the sobbing right-fielder who was reminded by Tom Hanks that 'There's no crying in baseball!' in the box office hit "A League of Their Own." Schram followed up that success with numerous critically-acclaimed films, including "Kissing A Fool," "One Fine Day," "Marvin's Room," "The Pallbearer," " Caught," and "Chasers." Schram is also an accomplished stage actor, having appeared as one of the original cast members of the hit Broadway production of "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" with Nathan Lane and in the off-Broadway productions of "Blackout" and "One Acts by Warren Leight."