The actor had become known in the United States for his roles in the series Bosom Buddies and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.
The 66-year-old actor, who had battled cancer for 2 years, died on October 22 in Manhattan. His disappearance was announced by his agents at Wright Entertainment.
Spotted alongside Tom Hanks in the 1980s American series Bosom buddies, which presents two men disguising themselves as women to integrate the very select (and especially reserved for the fairer sex) Hotel Susan B. Anthony, Peter Scolari has embodied throughout his career many comic figures. It is also in the series Newhart that he is successful, playing the producer of Bob Newhart. The main actor of the series reacted on his Twitter account to the news of the death of the one with whom he shared the screen for nearly 140 episodes:
I knew that Peter was sick, but his death comes as a great shock. We were friends for over 40 years. Julia and Peter were an essential part of the success of “Newhart.” He was a fantastic person & a joy to work with. He will be sorely missed, his passing at 66 is way too early. pic.twitter.com/qGu5wMQKfr
– Bob Newhart (@BobNewhart) October 22, 2021
In the credits of several television series in the United States, including the serial adaptation of Honey I shrunk the kids broadcast from 1997 to 2000 and in which Scolari takes on the role of Wayne Szalinski, in 2012 it reached a new generation of spectators with Girls by Lena Dunham. His performance as Tad Horvath, father of the character of Hannah (played by Dunham), earned him an Emmy Award in 2016 in the category “Best guest actor in a comedy series”, his first award among five nominations. The director wanted to thank her TV “daddy” for his generosity and humility during the filming of Girls.
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