Peter Thomas Scolari was an American actor who played Michael Harris on Newhart from 1984 to 1990 and Henry Desmond in Bosom Buddies from 1980 to 1982.
Scolari was nominated for three Emmys for his work on Newhart, and in 2016, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his recurring role as Tad Horvath on Girls.
Peter Scolari was 66 years old and his wife Tracy Shayne is around 44-48 years old.
Peter Scolari was born on September 12, 1955, in New Rochelle, New York.
With Tracy, Peter doesn’t have any children. But Peter has 2 children with his ex-wife Cathy Trien Peter Scolari first married Lisa Kretzschmar. They were married in 1981 and divorced in 1983.
He married Debra Steagall for the second time in 1986. They divorced in 1996. He married Cathy Trien for the third time. They were married in 1998 and divorced in 2004.
He married Tracy Shayne for the fourth and last time in 2013. Tracy Shayne was by his side until his death. Scolari died of cancer on October 22, 2021, at the age of 66.
His death was verified by his manager at Wright Entertainment, Ellen Lubin Sanitsky.
Peter Scolari, who died today, was one of the funniest—sneakily funny—actors we’ve worked with. He always took a nothing scene and found different ways to twist it, and throw in odd pauses that made it jump. I will try to collect my thoughts more. He was just wonderful. pic.twitter.com/25z6xgmD3f
— Robert King (@RKing618) October 22, 2021
We can talk about Bosom Buddies, but how great was the chemistry between Peter Scolari and Julia Duffy? pic.twitter.com/Ksly3F6UiB
— Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) October 22, 2021
RIP, Peter Scolari. A welcome, acerbic presence in everything he appeared in, from Bosom Buddies to Newhart to Girls. He and Tom Hanks were so good together that Bosom Buddies soon abandoned the dumb crossdressing premise; people just wanted to watch those guys be funny together. pic.twitter.com/6l6iiDWWDe
— Alan Sepinwall (@sepinwall) October 22, 2021