Peter Scolari

Actor
A talented comedic actor who broke through alongside Tom Hanks on the cross-dressing sitcom "Bosom Buddies" (ABC, 1980-82), Peter Scolari's early association with Hanks proved a double-edged sword. Although he went on ... Read more »
Born: 09/11/1955 in New Rochelle, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (82)

Girls 2012 - 2013, 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gotham 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

White Collar 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 8th Annual TV Land Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

A Plumm Summer 2008 (Movie)

Agent Hardigan (Actor)

Mentor 2008 (Movie)

Jonathan Parks (Actor)

American Dad 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

Big Love 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Listen Up 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Polar Express 2004 (Movie)

Lonely Boy (Actor)

A Scooby-Doo Christmas 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Voice

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ally McBeal 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Burke's Law 1992 - 1997, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Dave's World 1992 - 1996, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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ER 2002 (Tv Show)

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Empty Nest 1992 - 1997, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Fallen Angels 1992 - 1993, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1992 - 1997, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Nurses 1992 - 1993, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Reba 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sorority Boys 2002 (Movie)

Louis (Actor)

The Drew Carey Show 1992 - 1997, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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The King of Queens 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Nanny 1992 - 1997, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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The West Wing 2002 (Tv Show)

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Touched By an Angel 1992 - 1997, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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What I Like About You 2002 (Tv Show)

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Bob Newhart: The Last Sane Man 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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George & Leo 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Talk to Me 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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CBS Sneak Peek '95 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Can't Hurry Love 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Dweebs 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Harry Anderson: The Tricks of His Trade 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Stop the World, I Want to Get Off! 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

That Thing You Do! 1996 (Movie)

Troy Chesterfield (Actor)

The Home Court 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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A Whole New Ballgame 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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An Affectionate Look at Fatherhood 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Mommies 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Camp Nowhere 1994 (Movie)

Donald Himmel (Actor)

Family Album 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The No-Tell Hotel 1993 (Movie)

Elliot (Actor)

Ticks 1993 (Movie)

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The Ice Capades 50th Anniversary Special 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Corporate Affairs 1990 (Movie)

Simon Tanner (Actor)

Death and Taxes 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Newhart 1982 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Starathon '90 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The 4th Annual American Comedy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Microcops 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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The Ryan White Story 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Harry Anderson's Sideshow 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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The Love Boat: The Christmas Cruise 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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You Are the Jury 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Life's Most Embarrassing Moments 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The CBS Cotton Bowl Parade 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Amazons 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Circus of the Stars 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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The Rosebud Beach Hotel 1984 (Movie)

Elliot Gardner (Actor)

Baby Makes Five 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Circus of the Stars 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Bosom Buddies 1980 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Goodtime Girls 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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The Further Adventures of Wally Brown 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Carpool (TV Show)

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For Hope (TV Show)

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From the Earth to the Moon (TV Show)

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Perfect Harmony (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A talented comedic actor who broke through alongside Tom Hanks on the cross-dressing sitcom "Bosom Buddies" (ABC, 1980-82), Peter Scolari's early association with Hanks proved a double-edged sword. Although he went on to enjoy a charismatic, Emmy-nominated run as the ultimate neurotic yuppie Michael Harris on "Newhart" (CBS, 1982-1990), Scolari was overshadowed by Hanks' rise to movie superstardom and was often invoked as a punchline comparing the two. Struggling to find a worthy follow-up to "Newhart," Scolari took many guest appearances and lower-profile roles before resurfacing as Rick Moranis' TV replacement on the adaptation of "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" (syndicated, 1997-2000). Happily, Hanks proved a longtime loyal friend, throwing prestigious credits Scolari's way, including small roles in his "That Thing You Do!" (1996), "From the Earth to the Moon" (HBO, 1998) and "The Polar Express" (2004). Although his legacy was inextricably intertwined with and ultimately eclipsed by his former "Bosom Buddies" co-star, Peter Scolari was a worthy comic talent who deserved more recognition for his own unique gifts.

Relationships

Joseph Scolari

Son
born in 1992 mother, Debra Scolari

Debra Scolari

Wife
divorced in 1996

Keaton Scolari

Son
born on August 20, 1999 mother, Cathy Trien

Nicholas Scolari

Son
born in 1988 mother, Debra Scolari

Cathy Trien

Wife
married in October 1998 has recurring role on "Disney's Honey I Shrunk the Kids -The TV Series"

EDUCATION

Occidental College

Eagle Rock , California

City College of New York

New York , New York

Milestones

2004

Voiced the Lonely Boy in Robert Zemeckis' animated feature "The Polar Express"

1998

Cast in the HBO mini series "From the Earth to the Moon" produced by Tom Hanks and Ron Howard

1997

Starred in the syndicated Disney series ""Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show"

1996

Returned to stage roots in "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off" special for Arts & Entertainment Channel

1996

Filmed small role in Hanks' directorial debut "That Thing You Do!"

1995

Was member of ensemble cast of "Dweebs" (CBS)

1994

Did voice of Preston Vogel on animated "Gargoyles" (syndication)

1993

Starred in series "Family Album" (CBS)

1984

Appeared in feature film "Rosebud Beach Hotel"

1984

Played Michael Harris on "Newhart" (CBS)

1983

Starred in "Baby Makes Five" series (ABC)

1982

Made TV-movie debut in "Missing Children: A Mother's Story" (CBS)

1980

Starred in the ABC sitcom "Bosom Buddies" with Tom Hanks

1980

Had recurring role on "The Goodtime Girls" (ABC)

1978

Helped to found the Colonnades Theatre Lab in New York City (date approximate)

Appeared in the stage musical "Grease"

Bonus Trivia

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Tom Hanks' feature film success has been a constant source of career comparison to "Bosom Buddies" co-star Scolari. On the matter, Scolari told the Los Angeles Times on October 1, 1995: "It was really unsettling for awhile that people try to use Tom's success to belittle mine, or characterize it as somehow less significant. Which is all nonsense anyway. This thing about actors and their success is all well and good, but hopefully there is a research chemist somewhere in the world doing actual important work." Scolari and Hanks remain the best of friends and golfing buddies.

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