Monk (2002–2009)
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Mr. Monk's Other Brother 

When Monk's half-brother Jack shows up at his door, he's less than thrilled, especially after learning that Jack has just escaped from prison and is accused of killing a very popular female employee while making his escape.


David Hoberman


Andy Breckman (creator), David Breckman

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Episode complete credited cast:
Tony Shalhoub ... Adrian Monk
Traylor Howard ... Natalie Teeger
Jason Gray-Stanford ... Lt. Randall Disher
Ted Levine ... Captain Leland Stottlemeyer
Steve Zahn ... Jack Monk, Jr.
Titus Welliver ... Daniel Reese
Jude Ciccolella ... Warden Tom Bennet
Hector Elizondo ... Dr. Neven Bell
Eileen Grubba ... Jack Jr.'s Mother (voice)
Jimmy Palombi Jimmy Palombi ... Superintendent
Sandra Stone ... Waitress (as Sandra Luesse)
Sandra Mitchell Sandra Mitchell ... News Reporter


Steve Zahn is Adrian's newly found half-brother who escaped prison and is accused of killing a woman while on the run. He turns up at Adrian's house seeking his aid. Zahn is very funny and the situations between him and Monk are wonderfully comic as Adrian tries to deal with Zahn and his outrageous shenanigans. Written by

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery



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English | Guarani

Release Date:

9 January 2009 (USA) See more »

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Color | Black and White (flashback scenes)
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Did You Know?


This makes the third time that Steve Zahn plays a character who is incarcerated. See more »


When Stottlemeyer is knocking on Monk's front door, Monk and Jack Jr are farther up the hallway. You can see in the background that the chain lock on the door is not secured. Then, as Monk goes to answer the door you see that the chain IS secured. See more »


Jack Monk, Jr.: Fine, you still don't believe me. Ask me something.
Adrian Monk: Ask? Ask you what?
Jack Monk, Jr.: About us, Dad, anything. Go, shoot.
Adrian Monk: Okay... what was his favorite song?
Jack Monk, Jr.: "Ain't Misbehavin'." Sang it in the bathtub.
Adrian Monk: How did he take his coffee?
Jack Monk, Jr.: With whiskey. Jameson's if he could afford it, which he never could.
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Yet another Monk family member ...
10 January 2009 | by jwpeel-1See all my reviews

A man escapes from prison and supposedly has killed a woman before he escaped the area. He then flees to Monk's apartment telling him he is his half-brother and needs Monk to clear his name. He even has a woman on speaker phone who claims to be his mother begging for Monk to save his brother. As Adrian puts up with his newly found half-brother's shenanigans (which include a lot of lying and even stealing) he gets deeper and deeper in a situation that threatens both his life and that of Natalie. Guest star Steve Zahn (Saving Silverman) makes this one a lot of fun and it has the bonus of a half decent storyline. Not a bad season opener at all.

But one thing I must say, this one could have been so much better for comic possibilities had it been done during the Sharona years. They really should bring her back.

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