Stanley Kamel Movies and Career Information
Jan 01, 1943
Stanley Kamel (January 1, 1943 - April 8, 2008) was an American actor, best known for his role as Dr. Charles Kroger on the American television series Monk. Kamel was born to a Jewish family and raised in South River, New Jersey, and attended Rutgers Preparatory School. He started his acting career off Broadway, and broke into television with a role in Days of Our Lives as Eric Peters. He was most recently known for his role as 'Dr. Charles Kroger' in the popular USA Network television series Monk, playing the infinitely patient and ever-supportive psychiatrist to the main character, Adrian Monk (Tony Shalhoub). Despite having his last appearance in the sixth season of Monk, clips of his character were seen in the series finale of Monk. On April 8, 2008, Kamel was found dead in his Hollywood Hills home. Police investigators ruled that the cause of death was a heart attack. He was 65. The Monk episode "Mr. Monk Buys a House" was dedicated to his memory. Kamel never married and did not have any children of his own. He was survived by two brothers, Dr. Stephen Kamel and Robert Kamel, five nieces and nephews, and six grandnieces and grandnephews.