Peter Scolari , Emmy-Winning ‘Bosom Buddies’ Actor, Dies at 66
The actor had a lifelong friendship with Tom Hanks after 'Bosom Buddies' and was known for 'Newhart' and 'Girls,' among numerous credits.
Bosom Buddies, died Friday. He was 66.Scolari, an Emmy winner whose credits also includedNewhartGirls, had been living with cancer for the past two years.A native of New Rochelle, New York, Scolari landed his first major acting role in the short-lived 1980 ABC comedy Goodtime Girls. Later that year, he and a then-unknown Hanks starred in
Bosom Buddies, playing two guys who disguise themselves as women to live in an affordable, all-female apartment building.The show, also on ABC, lasted just two seasons, but it sparked a 40-plus year friendship between the two actors. Scolari and Hanks would work together several times over the next decades, with Scolari appearing in his friend’s directorial debut,
That Thing You Do!, and the Hanks-produced HBO miniseriesFrom the Earth to the Moon. The two both did voice work on 2003’sThe Polar ExpressFollowing the 1982 cancellation ofBosom Buddies, Scolari joinedNewhartin 1984 and remained with the show until its conclusion in 1990. He became close friends with and a frequent golf partner of star Bob Newhart during the show’s run and they remained close afterward. headtopics.com
Scolari was nominated for three Emmys for his role onNewhart. Twenty-seven years after his third nomination for that show, he won a guest acting Emmy for playing Hannah’s (Lena Dunham) father on HBO’sGirlsIn recent years, Scolari has recurred on the CBS turned Paramount+ drama
Eviland appeared on series including Fox’s Read more: Hollywood Reporter »
R.I.P. Mr. Scolari you will be greatly missed Sad news 😪. Heartbreaking RIPPeterScolari My condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. Absolutely loved him on Newhart 💔 Sad to hear. 😢 Very sad to hear 😞❤ Rest in peace 🕯️ PeterScolari Bosom Buddies was my first favorite TV Show. Thanks for the memories. RIPPeterScolari
RIP I really enjoyed you as an actor He stole scenes and stole hearts. He will be missed. Rest well Peter Scolari 💔 I loved his work on Girls so much. Very sad loss indeed. 😢😔
Peter Scolari, ‘Newhart’ and ‘Bosom Buddies’ Actor, Dies at 66 Peter Scolari , who rose to stardom on the brilliant-but-canceled “Bosom Buddies” alongside Tom Hanks, died Friday morning at age 66 of cancer, after a two-year illness. His death was co… This is so sad. I knew him more from watching Newhart with my parents. He was so good playing this guy who should be annoying but you rooted for him. Peace to him & his family. 💔 One of the very best. He is on that awesome show EVIL on Paramount +, this is terrible news.
😭 malden104 🙏 RIPPeterScolari What a resume! What an actor. Gone far too soon. My sincerest condolences to those who loved & knew him. Condolences to his family and friends. I adored Bosom Buddies because of the beautiful chemistry between Peter and Tom Hanks. 💔 Condolences to his family and friends. Loved both of those shows.
I had the biggest crush on him as a kid! Rest in Peace 🕉. Om Shanti om 🕉 🙏 Enjoyed him in everything. Sorry to have missed his Emmy-winning Girls performance but couldn't stomach Dunham. DianaHollins ⭐️🇺🇸⭐️
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He also replaced Rick Moranis as Wayne on the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids TV show. Noooooooooooooooo! 😢 He was a true character actor. From ‘Newhart’ to ‘girls’ three generations of my family enjoyed his work. RIP Peter Scolari. I loved his role in Newhart. 🙏 Awww I always loved him especially in Bossom Buddies
RIP 😢😢😢😢😢😢 rip
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Very Sad News. R.I.P. and Thank You. So sad 😞 one of the best 🥺 Just too sad. Really sorry to hear this. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The Series was a guilty pleasure. I have stolen a few quotes from that show that I still use to this day. He was a guy who never needed to go over-the-top to be funny. Sad 😢 he was always a favorite
Sad news. He was still relatively young. Megawatts55 Oh wow. Condolences to his family. Oh man. So sorry to hear. He gave me hours of belly-busting laughs on 'Newhart'. Peace to him, his family, friends. Submarine_Guy My favorite actor on Bosom Buddies & it wasn't even a close race. 😥 Such Sad News So Young as well (Only 66) Beloved on Bosom Buddies & Newhart. RIP GOD Bless.
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oh no! Sad news. That’s so sad 💔 CheriJacobus That stinks. CheriJacobus Come on 😔😔😔 way to summarize the life of a man and his accomplishments down to the fact that he and Tom Hanks were friends🙄 😭😭😭😭😭😭 💔💔💔 So saddened to hear this. All the good guys…. So sad to hear this. 💔 Such a sweet man.
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Too soon. 💔 Nooo wow so sad. He was an extraordinary actor. what a gem RIP Peter Scolari funny man Sad news This is terrible news. That's so sad.
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Amazing actor. RIP😥 Rip. Condolences to family and friends. RIP 💔 WE must donate to and so cancer deaths can end within the next 40 years. Let's do this for Peter...cancer oh noooooooo 💔