Vale: Peter Scolari
US actor, best known for sitcoms Bosom Buddies and Newhart, has died.
US actor Peter Scolari, best known for sitcoms Bosom Buddies and Newhart, has died aged 66.
He died on Friday following a two-year battle with cancer.
His pairing with Tom Hanks as Henry Desmond in Bosom Buddies from 1982 – 1984 brought instant recognition, launched both men’s careers and a lifelong friendship.
On Newhart he played Michael Harris, husband of Julia Duffy’s Stephanie from 1983 to 1990.
Other TV credits include Angie, Goodtime Girls, Fosse / Verdon, Madoff, The Good Fight, Murphy Brown, The West Wing, ER, Gotham, Law & Order: SVU, Ally McBeal, From the Earth to the Moon, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, and Evil.
Scolari would win his first Emmy in 2016 playing Tad Horvath on Girls created by Lena Dunham.
Film credits include The Polar Express and That Thing You Do!