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    Adrian Monk, portrayed by Tony Shalhoub, is the title character and protagonist of the USA Network television series Monk. He is a renowned former homicide detective for the San Francisco Police Department. Monk has obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) and multiple phobias, all of which intensified after … See more

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    Monk was originally envisioned as a "more goofy and physical" Inspector Clouseau type of character. However, co-creator David Hoberman came… See more

    In the script for the pilot, "Mr. Monk and the Candidate", Monk is described as being "a modern day Sherlock Holmes", only "nuts". In the… See more

    Childhood and family
    Monk was born October 17, 1959. This is shown in the episode "Happy Birthday, Mr. Monk", which takes place during the week of October 16, … See more

    Critical reception
    Critical reviews of character Adrian Monk have been positive. Howard… See more

    • Erdmann, Terry J; Block, Paula M (July 2006), Monk: The Official Episode Guide, St. Martin's Griffin, ISBN 0-312-35461-4 See more

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  2. Tony Shalhoub returns as Adrian Monk in 'Mr. Monk's Last Case'

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    What is Adrian Monk's job?
    Adrian Monk is a former homicide detective working for the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD). He was discharged from his position after his wife, Trudy Monk, was tragically murdered, which led Monk to suffer a mental breakdown.
    What was Adrian Monk's early life like?
    Monk was born on June or July 9th, 1959 in the Bay Area of San Francisco. His family grew up in Marin County, California. His parents were very strict and far from warm or affectionate. Already a few months after his birth, he started displaying traits untypical for children his age.
    What are Adrian Monk's phobias?
    Monk has obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) and multiple phobias, all of which intensified after the murder of his wife Trudy, resulting in his suspension from the department.
    What is Adrian Monk's obsessive-compulsive disorder?
    After the unsolved murder of his wife, Trudy, Adrian Monk develops obsessive-compulsive disorder, which includes his terror of germs and contamination. His condition costs him his job as a prominent homicide detective in the San Francisco Police Department, but he continues to solve crimes with the help of his assistant and his former boss.