Stanley Kamel

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Stanley Kamel
BornStanley Kamel
(1943-01-01)January 1, 1943
South River, New Jersey, United States
DiedApril 8, 2008(2008-04-08) (aged 65)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Cause of death
Heart attack
Other namesStanley Camel, Stan Kamel
Years active1969–2008
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Stanley Kamel
BornStanley Kamel
(1943-01-01)January 1, 1943
South River, New Jersey, United States
DiedApril 8, 2008(2008-04-08) (aged 65)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Cause of death
Heart attack
Other namesStanley Camel, Stan Kamel
Years active1969–2008

Stanley Kamel (January 1, 1943 – April 8, 2008)[1] 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,[2] and attended Rutgers Preparatory School.[3] He started his acting career off-Broadway and broke into television with a role in Days of our Lives as Eric Peters.

Kamel had a recurring role on Melrose Place in 1994 as Bruce Teller, the Chief Executive Officer of D&D Advertising, where Amanda (Heather Locklear) and Allison (Courtney Thorne-Smith) were employed.

During the first part of the sixth season of Beverly Hills, 90210, Kamel appeared on several episodes as Anthony Marchette, an organized crime figure who ordered the car bombing of Jack McKay, father of Dylan McKay (Luke Perry). In Kamel's final appearance in the series, one of his hit men mistakenly killed Anthony's daughter, Antonia (Rebecca Gayheart), who had married Dylan earlier in the episode against her father's wishes. Anthony and Dylan had a final showdown at Toni's gravesite following her burial, but Dylan walked away, denying Anthony's wish that he be shot to death.

Kamel was most recently known for his role as 'Dr. Charles Kroger' in the USA Network television series Monk, playing the infinitely patient and ever supportive psychiatrist to the main character, Adrian Monk (Tony Shalhoub). Though his last appearance was in the sixth season of Monk, clips of his character were seen later in the series finale.


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.[4][5] 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 (a dentist) and Robert Kamel, five nieces and nephews, and six grandnieces and grandnephews. [6]



1970BacchanaleThe Lover
1972Short Walk to DaylightErnie DelionTV movie
1976Mallory: Circumstantial EvidenceColeTV movie
1977In the Glitter PalaceDirectorTV movie
1978Corvette SummerLas Vegas Con Man
1979In Search of Historic JesusJames
Captain America II: Death Too SoonKramerTV movie
1980The Gossip ColumnistPhilTV movie
1982Making LoveCharlie
1983Star 80Nick
1984My Mother's Secret LifeLarry FentonTV movie
Old FriendsCharlieTV movie
Victims for Victims: The Theresa Saldana StoryD.A. Mike KnightTV movie
1985A Bunny's TaleJerryTV movie
The Rape of Richard BeckDr. GreenbergTV movie
1990Murder by NumbersGeorge
We'll Take ManhattanDirectorTV movie
Bar GirlsJudgeTV movie
Dead Men Don't DieArchie
1994Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez MurdersDr. Jerome OzielTV movie
1995AutomaticSeth Baker
1998Like Father, Like SantaLeland JenningsTV movie
1999Eat Your Heart OutMichael Stark
Running RedAlexi
2000Escape Under PressureSub Commander
An American DaughterDr. BlumbergTV movie
2001The A-ListBuchwald
2003Judge KoanJudge Koan
2005DominoAnthony Cigliutti
2006Inland EmpireKoz Kakawski
Last DaySorinTV movie
2007Jane Doe: How to Fire Your BossDr. Jared FoxStraight-to-video
2008The UrnJoseph


1969Mission: ImpossibleMale PatientEpisode: The Controllers: Part 1
1972MannixJohn 'Gemini' BolingEpisode: The Upside-Down Penny
The RookiesLouEpisode: A Bloody Shade of Blue
The Sixth SenseKillerEpisode: The Eyes That Wouldn't Die
1972–1976Days of our LivesEric Peters #2
1973Emergency!Harry RiversEpisode: An English Visitor
1974Owen Marshall: Counselor at LawEssex TaylorEpisode: To Keep and Bear Arms
Get Christie Love!MarvinEpisode: Emperor of Death Street
1974, 1977KojakClyde Bruckner/Bert Marino2 episodes
1975SwitchEddie MatlockEpisode: The Late Show Murders
McMillan & WifeSableEpisode: Requiem for a Bride
1977, 1981Quincy, M.E.Max Cullis/Attorney Dave Bremmerhouse2 Episodes
1978Charlie's AngelsDinsmoreEpisode: Hours of Desperation
1979240-RobertPrisonerEpisode: Acting Sergeant
The Incredible HulkGaryEpisode: Captive Night
1979, 1981Lou GrantMarty Niles/Dr. Weyland2 Episodes
1979, 1982Barney MillerLance Parks/Dr. Michael Packer2 Episodes
1981Eight Is EnoughBruce TaylorEpisode: Bradfordgate
House CallsLennyEpisode: My Son, the Anarchist
The PhoenixMurrayEpisode: Pilot
Mork & MindyCharlieEpisode: My Dad Can't Beat Up Anybody
1982Three's CompanyClean Cut Man PackerEpisode: Opening Night
1983–1985Hill Street BluesAgent Ramsey3 Episodes
1983–1988Cagney & LaceyDet. Mick Solomon7 Episodes
1984RiptideColonel DavidsonEpisode: The Orange Grove
Knight RiderSonny MartinEpisode: Dead of Knight
1985Hardcastle and McCormickZimmermanEpisode: Surprise on Seagull Beach
The Fall GuyCarl TrentonEpisode: The Life of Riley
RitualsDA Don Wallace
1986Scarecrow and Mrs. KingSteven SalleeEpisode: Dead Men Leave No Trails
Mr. BelvedereLawrence MillerEpisode: Deportation: Part 1
1986–1991L.A. LawMark Gilliam5 Episodes
1987Star Trek: The Next GenerationKosinskiEpisode: Where No One Has Gone Before
1987–1988HunterBrad Wilkes, FBI4 episodes
1987, 1990MatlockMark Douglas/Clayton Ross2 episodes
1988HoopermanDr. KenwoodEpisode: Blaste from the Past
ProbeMarty CorriganEpisode: Black Cats Don't Walk Under Ladders (Do They?)
Buck JamesDennis OstermanEpisode: Top Secret
The HighwaymanCiscoEpisode: Frightmare
1989Guns of ParadiseMr. SweetEpisode: A Private War
Mancuso, FBISteinEpisode: Conflict of Interest
1989–1990Beauty and the BeastGeorge Walker2 episodes
Murder, She WroteFrankie, the Bartender/Sid Staples2 episodes
1990ColumboTim HainesEpisode: Agenda for Murder
Empty NestMonsieur GerardEpisode: A Flaw Is Born
Valerie's FamilySteven EisenbergEpisode: It Happened One Night... Or Did It?
1990–1991Father Dowling MysteriesLeo Chaplin/Ron Baylor2 episodes
1991The Golden GirlsHerb Shrewsberry2 Episodes
Reasonable DoubtsJohn CallahanEpisode: Dicky's Got the Blues
MacGyverVictor KasantiEpisode: Off the Wall
19922000 Malibu RoadMr. AdlerEpisode: Pilot
1993HomefrontMr. SmithEpisode: By Word or Act
1993–1994Diagnosis: MurderDr. Larry Wright/Wayne Topping2 episodes
1994Melrose PlaceBruce Teller13 episodes
1995Beverly Hills, 90210Tony Marchette8 Episodes
1995–1996Murder OneDr. Graham Lester8 Episodes
1996Dark SkiesDr. Ron BurnsideEpisode: Dark Days Night
1997RenegadeAnthony CapeziEpisode: Knock Out
ERDr. 'Fin' LeoschEpisode: Random Acts
The NannyCondo RepresentativeEpisode: The Boca Story
Pensacola: Wings of GoldGrissomEpisode: Grey Ghost
1998Martial LawDr. Ron BurnsideEpisode: Malcolm Devrons
1999L.A. DoctorsDr. CrosswellEpisode: Been There, Done That
CrackerPat VickerEpisode: Faustian Fitz
7th HeavenShana's DadEpisode: Yak Sada
2000NYPD BlueNoel BellerEpisode: The Irvin Files
Dark AngelEdgar SonrisaEpisode: Pilot
2001The Geena Davis ShowCarlEpisode: Photo Finish
2002Six Feet UnderDeathEpisode: In the Game
2002–2008MonkDr. Charles Kroger43 episodes
2003Mister SterlingArthur Peyton5 episodes
The GuardianJames FullerEpisode: Swimming
General HospitalCody McCall5 episodes
2004The D.A.JudgeEpisode: The People vs. Patricia Henry
The West WingStanleyEpisode: In the Room
2005RebaMacEpisode: Issues
2007EyesSocial Services EmployeeEpisode: Whistleblower


  1. ^ IMDb Retrieved on September 16, 2008
  2. ^ Beale, Lewis. "BIG BOUNCE FROM 'MURDER' SHRINK ROLE", Daily News (New York), January 22, 1996. Accessed March 20, 2011. "Kamel is one of those looks-familiar-but-what's-his-name actors who work all the time but seem to miss stardom. The South River, N.J., native has had recurring roles in many TV series, but his best work has been in Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law and Murder One, all created by Stephen Bochco."
  3. ^ "Monk TV Show and Television Series - Cast Bios:Stanley Kamel". Retrieved 2007-01-01. 
  4. ^ "‘Monk’ star Stanley Kamel dies at 65". 2008-04-09. Retrieved 2008-04-09. 
  5. ^ "Stanley Kamel, Actor on ‘Monk,’ Dies at 65". Associated Press (New York Times). 2008-04-11. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  6. ^ Stanley Kamel obituary

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