Peter Scolari : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Death

Peter Thomas Scolari was an American actor know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Death

Name Peter Scolari
Birthdate ( Age) 12 September 1955
Place of Birth New Rochelle, New York, United States
Nationality American
Marital Status  Married
Spouse/Partner Tracy Shayne (m. 2013)
Children Nicholas, Joseph, Keaton, and Cali
Parents Name not known
Profession American actor
Net Worth $2 Million 
Last Update October 2021

Peter Thomas Scolari was an American actor, best known for his roles as Michael Harris on Newhart (1984–1990) and Henry Desmond in Bosom Buddies (1980–1982).

Peter Scolari with Family

Peter Scolari with Family

Scolari 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.

Early Life and Family

Scolari was born in New Rochelle, New York, on September 12, 1955. He 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

Peter Scolari was Firstly married to Debra Steagal, and later to actress Cathy Trien, with whom he had two children.One of his children is an aspiring pop star. He married long-time girlfriend Tracy Shayne in June 2013.Scolari is survived by children Nicholas, Joseph, Keaton, and Cali.

Peter Scolari Net Worth

Peter Thomas Scolari was an American actor has an estimated Net Worth around $2 Million in 2021. All earnings comes from his salary.

Professional Career

Scolari’s first ongoing role was in his first short-lived 1980 sitcom Goodtime Girls, as the juggling neighbor of the title characters. He 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, Scolari 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.

Following central roles in the unsuccessful series Family Album and Dweebs, Scolari 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. He 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 also portrayed Gotham City’s corrupt police commissioner, Gillian B. Loeb, in Fox’s superhero crime drama Gotham.

Scolari appeared on Broadway in Wicked, Sly Fox, Hairspray,and Lucky Guy, which reunited him with his Bosom Buddies co-star Tom Hanks. Scolari also appeared Off Broadway in Old Man Joseph and His Family, The Exonerated, In the Wings, The Music Man, and White’s Lies.

In 1996, Scolari 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, Scolari portrayed Yogi Berra in Bronx Bombers. His wife Tracy Shayne played Berra’s wife Carmen.Subsequently, he played the part of the Wizard of Oz in the Broadway musical Wicked.

Cause of Death

Peter Scolari died early this morning following a two-year battle with cancer. He was 66.His death was announced by Ellen Lubin Sanitsky at Wright Entertainment.