He treats Monk to a ‘final case.’

Tony Shalhoub turns 70 and investigates as Adrian Monk once again. For Shalhoub, this is certainly not his last appearance in front of the camera.

Tony Shalhoub celebrates his 70th birthday today, on October 9th, and he’s giving himself the biggest gift. Because it’s been confirmed for several months now: The actor is stepping into his legendary role of “Monk” once more. Specifically, for one last case, as the title of the film spin-off suggests: “Mr. Monk’s Last Case: A Monk Movie” is the name of the movie, according to US media reports.

Adrian Monk makes Tony Shalhoub a star. Adrian Monk, a detective and police consultant with obsessive-compulsive disorder and a range of phobias, made Tony Shalhoub famous. From 2002 to 2009, Monk solved his cases in San Francisco in 125 episodes. In the end, he even solved the most important one: the investigator discovered why his wife, Trudy Monk (Melora Hardin), had to die.

Shalhoub revealed that he would become Monk once again in the spring, stating, “We’re going to do a 90-minute ‘Monk’ movie for streaming,” during an interview on “Unheard Stories.” He continued, “It’s Monk post-Covid, and he’s in trouble. We’re bringing everyone back, all the characters.” The filming apparently took place in the spring, but the release date on the Peacock streaming service is still unknown.

Tony Shalhoub achieved success not only with “Monk.” “Monk” wasn’t Tony Shalhoub’s first major role. The actor broke through as Antonio Scarpacci in the sitcom “Wings” (1991-1997). Throughout his career, he has accumulated five Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe, six Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a Tony Award.

In addition to the series “Monk,” Shalhoub also found success on the big screen. He appeared in films like “Quick Change” (1990), “Big Night” (1996), “Men in Black” (1997), “Gattaca” (1997), and “The Siege” (1998).

What Came After “Monk”? However, Shalhoub achieved his greatest success and international fame with “Monk.” From 2003 to 2010, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for eight consecutive years, winning in 2003, 2005, and 2006. He also received the Golden Globe Award for the role in 2003.

And what came after “Monk”? Tony Shalhoub appeared in films and on stage, had voice roles in animated films like “Cars,” and landed a role in another successful series: In “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” from 2017, he portrayed the character of mathematics professor Abe Weissman, the father of the protagonist, Midge Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan). He won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and the Screen Actors Guild Award for this role in 2019.

“Monk” was also a family affair for Tony Shalhoub. Privately, Shalhoub seems to have had a lot of luck. He has been married to his fellow actress Brooke Adams (74) since 1992. The two have worked together in several films and series, with Adams making guest appearances in five episodes of “Monk.” Adams brought an adopted daughter, Josie Lynn (born in 1989), into the marriage, whom Shalhoub later adopted. In 1994, the couple adopted another daughter, Sophie (born in 1993). Tony Shalhoub’s brother, Michael, is also an actor and made several guest appearances on “Monk.”

Next Big Project in the Works At 70, Tony Shalhoub likely doesn’t have to worry about his future in front of the camera. In addition to the new “Monk” movie, he is reportedly set to portray former automotive executive Carlos Ghosn (69) in a six-part TV series titled “Fall of the God of Cars.” Ghosn, the former chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, was charged with financial misconduct in Japan in 2018 and escaped in a dramatic fashion, allegedly hidden inside a crate of musical instruments, to Lebanon.