Peter Scolari, who rose to fame alongside Tom Hanks within the offbeat sitcom “Bosom Buddies” and later appeared alongside Bob Newhart in “Newhart,” died Friday after a two-year battle with most cancers. He was 66.
His supervisor, Ellen Lubin Sanitsky, confirmed his loss of life in an announcement.
Scolari gained an Emmy for his work on “Ladies,” portraying the daddy of sequence star Lena Dunham’s character. He was nominated thrice for a supporting-actor Emmy for his work in “Newhart.”
“I knew that Peter was sick, however his loss of life nonetheless comes as an important shock,” Bob Newhart stated in an announcement Friday. “We had been associates and colleagues for over 40 years. Julia (Duffy) and Peter, as a vacuous couple, had been an important a part of the success of `Newhart.’ In life, he was a implausible individual, and it was a pleasure to work collectively. He will probably be sorely missed and his passing at 66 is far too early.”
The New York native most not too long ago appeared within the sequence “Evil.”
He has an in depth listing of credit, showing in reveals together with “Pleased Days,” “Resort,” “Household Ties,” “The Love Boat,” “Empty Nest,” “The West Wing” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.”
He lent his voice to the animated Christmas movie “The Polar Categorical,” which starred Hanks.
It was “Bosom Buddies” that made Scolari a star. He and Hanks starred as roommates who dressed as girls so they may dwell in an inexpensive condominium in a constructing for girls solely.
Scolari was additionally an achieved stage actor, showing in Broadway reveals together with “Hairspray” and “Depraved.” He additionally appeared on stage with Hanks in “Fortunate Man” in 2013.
He’s survived by his spouse, Tracy Shayne, and kids Nicholas, Keaton, Joseph and Cali.
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