OMG OMG OMG.
Yes, MONK has ALWAYS been my favorite show on USA. I was absolutely addicted to it when I was living in Wisconsin. Every Friday night at 8pm I was there in my room ready to watch the newest episode of Monk. I couldn't wait for the new episodes. The show started out filming in San Francisco and slowly started filming more periodically filming in Los Angeles, I guess because it was more convenient. Believe it or not Tony Shalhoub, "Monk" was the first "celebrity" I ever met and it happened to be in the Midwest, near his hometown.
I was absolutely ecstatic to run across Jason Gray-Stanford! I have to say it was a VERY random "run in." The minute I saw his face, I right away thought of "Randy," from Monk.