Best known for his award-winning role as the obsessive-compulsive, yet brilliant, detective Adrian Monk, actor Tony Shalhoub is a Hollywood star that was born and bred in Packer country. Shalhoub discovered acting at the age of six in a school production of “The King and I” and continued to hone his craft at Green Bay East High School before moving on to the Yale School of Drama. Not too shabby.
While Green Bay is the place Shalhoub first found acting, it is, just as importantly, also the place he developed his love for the Packers. In a 2008 interview with Gannett News, Shalhoub spoke about his childhood spent watching the Lombardi-era Packers: "We got so involved that we would cry if the Packers lost. If they were losing at halftime, we would go up to our rooms and say rosary." Shalhoub remembers the Packers taking precedence over just about everything, “"The priest would cut the sermon short, so we could get home for the game."
Today, Shalhoub is a proud season ticket holder. He can be seen at most of the games and even got to be on the field to lead the crowd in the signing of “Roll Out the Barrel.”
Tony Shalhoub’s dedication to the Packers is unquestionable. We’re proud to have you as a member of Packer Nation, Tony! Congratulations, you’re this week’s Big Cheese!