Actor Peter Scolari died Friday greeting astatine the property of 66 aft a two-year conflict with cancer.
The “Bosom Buddies” actor’s passing was announced by his manager Ellen Lubin Sanitsky astatine Wright Entertainment, Deadline reported.
Scolari starred alongside legendary histrion and lifelong person Tom Hanks successful the fashionable 1980s ABC sitcom successful 1 of his aboriginal TV roles.
He had a 40-plus-year vocation successful Hollywood, starring successful iconic films and shows specified arsenic “Fosse/Verdon,” “Madoff,” “The Good Fight,” “Murphy Brown,” “The West Wing,” “ER,” “Gotham,” “Law & Order: SVU” and “Ally McBeal.” One of his astir caller parts was the recurring relation of Bishop Thomas Marx successful the CBS bid “Evil.”
For his relation arsenic shaper Michael Harris connected Bob Newhart’s 1984 comedy “Newhart,” Scolari scored an Emmy nomination. For his portrayal of the begetter of Lena Dunham’s quality successful the HBO bid “Girls,” helium won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor successful a Comedy Series.
He besides made memorable cameo appearances successful Hanks’ films “The Polar Express” and 1996’s “That Thing You Do.”
Scolari besides dabbled connected Broadway and appeared successful galore signifier productions. He starred successful 2003’s “Hairspray,” “Wicked” in 2016, “Sly Fox” in 2004, “Magic/Bird” in 2012 and “Bronx Bombers” in 2014.
Hanks and Scolari shared the spotlight again successful 2013 astatine Broadway’s Broadhurst Theatre for the 2013 accumulation of “Lucky Guy.”
The “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show” prima was an avid juggler who told The Post successful 2016 — soon aft his Emmy triumph — where helium likes to juggle successful New York City.
“I’m a bully juggler. If you privation to tribunal a woman, you request to beryllium capable to juggle 5 balls, occurrence and knives,” helium said astatine the time. “Before the canine parkland [was added to] Washington Square Park, I utilized to spell there. Now I spell to Riverside Park with my woman and a container of props and juggle for an hr and a fractional oregon 2 hours, depending connected my hands. Afterward, we similar to spell to the Boat Basin Café. You person to rehydrate aft juggling, truthful I get a Pellegrino h2o with lime. I ne'er portion alcohol.”
Scolari was joined 4 times and is survived by his 4th wife, Tracy Shayne, and his children, Nicholas, Joseph, Keaton and Cali.