Scolari had most cancers and had been in poor health for 2 years, his supervisor Ellen Lubin Sanitsky advised CNN. He was 66.
Scolari appeared in quite a few movies and tv collection over time, together with “Newhart,” “Murphy Brown,” and “The Good Fight.” He gained an Emmy in 2016 for his portrayal of Hannah’s father Tad Horvath on “Girls.”
“Bosom Buddies” was on the air for 2 seasons at ABC. On the present, Scolari and Hanks dressed as girls with the intention to transfer into an reasonably priced women-only residence. The two actors remained good mates in actual life, with Scolari saying in an interview for Oprah Winfrey that Hanks toasted him at his wedding ceremony.
He additionally appeared in a TV adaptation of “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids,” “Gotham,” and performed Peter Madoff in HBO’s “Madoff.”
On stage, Scolari starred in Broadway productions of “Hairspray,” “Sly Fox,” “Wicked,” “Magic/Bird” and “Lucky Guy,” alongside Hanks.
He is survived by his spouse, Tracy Shayne, and kids Nicholas, Joseph, Keaton, and Cali.
Colleagues and mates paid tribute to Scolari on Friday.
“Sad to see the news that Peter Scolari lost his battle with cancer,” Harvey Fierstein wrote. “There wasn’t a sweeter man on the planet. We performed together in HAIRSPRAY for a time and he was always a total delight. Farewell, dear Peter.”
Writer Robert King wrote, “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.”