Can you guess what classic shows these Monk actors appeared in early in their careers?

By: H&I Staff     Posted: September 21, 2021, 11:03AM

Monk not only brought the long tradition of quirky TV detectives into a new era, but the show also had a much more literal connection to classic television. Many actors who appeared on the beloved series started their careers in the Sixties and Seventies.

Here are 12 performers who have appeared on the small screen for years. You may recognize their faces but can you tell which shows they appeared in early on?

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  1. Philip Baker Hall played a mobster in Monk but a sergeant in which show?
  2. Holland Taylor was Natalie's mother but decades earlier she was in...
  3. Michael Cavanaugh was Natalie's father but in the Seventies he appeared in which detective series?
  4. Adam Arkin played Dale "The Whale" Biederbeck in Monk but early on he picked a fight in...
  5. Stanley Kamel played Monk's first therapist but one of his very first roles was in which spy series?
  6. H├ęctor Elizando was Monk's second therapist and years before he appeared in which sitcom?
  7. Charles Dougherty had a small role as a TV director in Monk but got his start as the infamous kissing bandit in which show?
  8. Linda Kash played a psychic in Monk and an ex-girlfriend in which '90s sitcom?
  9. Craig T. Nelson played a judge in Monk but one of his very first roles was a star-struck car mechanic in...
  10. James Brolin met Monk as a casino owner but started his long career with a small part in which Sixties show?
  11. Tony Pana played Captain Alameda in Monk but in 1979 appeared in which detective series?
  12. Robert Loggia played a boxing trainer in Monk but early on he got saved by nuns in...
Can you guess what classic shows these Monk actors appeared in early in their careers?

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