Question: Who are the stars of Monk? I want to know if the detective with Monk is Ted Levine from Silence of the Lambs. — Jane H., Salisbury, Md.

Televisionary: That is indeed Levine playing Captain Leland Stottlemeyer, the cop whom obsessive-compulsive sleuth Adrian Monk (Tony Shalhoub) drives batty on the hit USA detective drama. Levine is probably best known for his big-screen work as murderer Buffalo Bill in the chilling Silence, but you may also have spotted him in such films as Ali, The Fast and the Furious and Evolution. Other Monk stars include Bitty Schram and Jason Gray-Stanford.