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Also Known As: Died: April 8, 2008
Born: January 1, 1943 Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Birth Place: South River, New Jersey, USA Profession: actor

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Stanley Kamel was a versatile character actor best known for his recurring role as psychiatrist Charles Kroger on the acclaimed comedy-drama series "Monk." Kamel was educated at Boston University's prestigious School of Fine Arts and began his career in acting with small roles in off-Broadway plays. After making his TV debut in 1969 with a guest role on the action series "Mission: Impossible," Kamel played Eric Peters on the daytime soap opera "Days of Our Lives," appearing as a series regular between 1972 and 1976. In the 1980s and early '90s, Kamel essayed numerous roles on popular sitcoms and dramas, including the cop drama "Cagney & Lacey," Angela Lansbury's gentle cozy-mystery series "Murder, She Wrote," and the senior-citizen sitcom "The Golden Girls." Kamel landed his most recognized role in 2002 when he joined the cast of the USA Network's critical smash "Monk," playing opposite Tony Shalhoub as the title character's psychiatrist. He died of a heart attack in his Hollywood home in April 2008.

Stanley Kamel was a versatile character actor best known for his recurring role as psychiatrist Charles Kroger on the acclaimed comedy-drama series "Monk." Kamel was educated at Boston University's prestigious School of Fine Arts and began his career in acting with small roles in off-Broadway plays. After making his TV debut in 1969 with a guest role on the action series "Mission: Impossible," Kamel played Eric Peters on the daytime soap opera "Days of Our Lives," appearing as a series regular between 1972 and 1976. In the 1980s and early '90s, Kamel essayed numerous roles on popular sitcoms and dramas, including the cop drama "Cagney & Lacey," Angela Lansbury's gentle cozy-mystery series "Murder, She Wrote," and the senior-citizen sitcom "The Golden Girls." Kamel landed his most recognized role in 2002 when he joined the cast of the USA Network's critical smash "Monk," playing opposite Tony Shalhoub as the title character's psychiatrist. He died of a heart attack in his Hollywood home in April 2008.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Urn, The (2008)
3.
 Inland Empire (2006)
4.
 Domino (2005) Cigliutti
5.
6.
 Running Red (2000) Alexi
7.
 American Daughter, An (2000) Dr Blumberg
8.
 Stonebrook (1998) Alexander Tali
9.
 Ravager (1997) Clean
10.
 Automatic (1995) Seth Barker
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Began his acting career on the off-Broadway stage
1969:
First television role, the CBS series, "Mission Impossible" (uncredited)
1971:
First credited TV appearance, Aaron Spelling's "The Mod Squad"
1972:
Breakthrough role as Eric Peters on the soap opera "Days of Our Lives" (NBC)
1978:
Played a Las Vegas con man in "Corvette Summer," starring Mark Hamill
1983:
Cast in Bob Fosse's "Star 80" starring Mariel Hemingway
1983:
Had a recurring role on the CBS drama, "Cagney & Lacey"
1986:
Had a memorable role as Mark Gilliam, an activist attorney with AIDS, on "L.A. Law" (NBC)
1994:
Played the suicidal Bruce Teller in Aaron Spelling's FOX prime-time soap "Melrose Place"
1995:
Cast as Dylan McKay's scheming father-in-law, Tony Marchette in the FOX prime-time soap "Beverly Hills, 90210"
1995:
Played creepy psychiatrist Dr. Graham Lester in the ABC crime series "Murder One" (ABC)
2002:
Cast on the USA Network series "Monk" as Adrian Monk's psychiatrist, Dr. Charles Kroger
2003:
Cast in the short-lived NBC sitcom "Mister Sterling"
2005:
Cast in Tony Scott's "Domino" starring Keira Knightley
2006:
Appeared in the David Lynch film "Inland Empire"
2008:
Last film appearance before his death, "The Urn"
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Education

Rutgers Preparatory School: Somerset , New Jersey -
Boston University: Boston , Massachusetts -

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