Peter Scolari Biography
Peter Scolari (Peter Thomas Scolari) is an American actor best known for his roles as Michael Harris on Newhart (1984–1990) and Henry Desmond in Bosom Buddies (1980–1982).
He received three Emmy nominations for his work on Newhart and won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his recurring role as Tad Horvath on Girls in 2016.
Peter Scolari Career
Scolari’s first role was in his first short-lived 1980 sitcom Goodtime Girls, as the juggling neighbor of the title characters. Scolari was then cast co-starring with then-unknown Tom Hanks, in another sitcom Bosom Buddies, as two young creative professionals who disguise themselves as women to get an affordable apartment in a women-only building.
After Bosom Buddies was cancelled in 1982, and still struggling as an actor, he joined the cast of Newhart, opposite Bob Newhart, in 1984, where he played Michael Harris, the yuppie local TV producer, until the series’ conclusion in 1990. Scolari has remained close to Newhart, with whom he frequently plays golf, since the show’s cancellation.
Following central roles in the unsuccessful series Family Album and Dweebs, he spent three seasons playing inventor Wayne Szalinski, a role originated on film by Rick Moranis, in the TV adaptation of the Disney film Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.
Scolari later had a recurring role as the father of Lena Dunham’s character on HBO’s Girls, for which he won an Emmy in 2016. He then portrayed Gotham City’s corrupt police commissioner, Gillian B. Loeb, in Fox’s superhero crime drama Gotham.
Scolari has appeared on Broadway in Wicked, Hairspray, Sly Fox, and Lucky Guy, which reunited him with his Bosom Buddies co-star Tom Hanks. He also appeared Off Broadway in Old Man Joseph and His Family, In the Wings, The Exonerated, The Music Man, and White’s Lies.
In 1996, he starred in a version of the stage musical Stop the World – I Want to Get Off produced for the A&E television network.
In 2014, he portrayed Yogi Berra in Bronx Bombers. His wife Tracey Shayne played Berra’s wife Carmen. Subsequently, Scolari played the part of The Wizard in the Broadway musical Wicked.
Peter Scolari Age
Scolari was born on September 12, 1955 in New Rochelle, New York, United States. He is 63 years old as of 2018.
Peter Scolari Family
Scolari has described his father as an abusive, “rageful man”, and his mother as an alcoholic, and has said that their marriage was tumultuous. “They stayed together for the kids and also because they were hopelessly in love with each other, but they were totally incompatible,” he said in an interview with The Toronto Star.
Peter Scolari Wife
Scolari has been married four times. In June 2013, he married long-time girlfriend Tracy Shayne. He was previously married to Debra Steagal, and later to actress Cathy Trien, with whom he has two children. One of his children is an aspiring pop star.
Peter Scolari Health
A 2014 episode of Oprah: Where Are They Now? brought up Peter Scolari’s substance abuse and his struggle with bipolar disorder.
Peter Scolari Net Worth
Scolari has an estimated net worth of $2 million dollars which he has earned from his professional acting career.
Peter Scolari Polar Express
Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis (“Forrest Gump”; “Cast Away”) reunite for “Polar Express,” an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.
Release date: October 30, 2004 (USA)Director: Robert ZemeckisMusic composed by: Alan SilvestriCast: Tom Hanks, Nona Gaye, Eddie Deezen, Daryl Sabara, MORE
Peter Scolari Movies and Tv Shows
Peter Scolari Movies
2016: Dean 2012: Letting Go 2007: Suburban Girl 2007: A Plumm Summer 2006: Mentor 2006: Cathedral Pines 2005: Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D
Peter Scolari Tv Shows
2018: The Good Fight 2017: Odd Mom Out 2017: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2016: Madoff 2015: Gotham 2015: Chopped 2013: White Collar 2012–2017: Girls 2011: Batman: The Brave and the Bold