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  • Was inspired to be an actor as a kid after watching Laurel and Hardy movies.
  • Was a member of Chicago's Remains Theatre, founded by William Petersen and Gary Cole.
  • Breakout role was playing serial killer Buffalo Bill in The Silence of the Lambs.
  • Was uncredited in the J.J. Abrams-penned Joy Ride (2001); he provided the voice-overs for the murderous truck driver Rusty Nail.
  • Successfully segued from film to TV when cast as Captain Leland Stottlemeyer on Monk, a role he played from 2002 to 2009.


  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee


  • Kim Phillips — Wife
  • Melissa Levine — Daughter
  • Mac Levine — Son


  • Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT (1979); University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (MFA)

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  • Birth Name: Frank Theodore Levine
  • Birth Place: Bellaire, OH
  • Profession: Actor

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