Television and stage actor Peter Scolari died at the age of 66. After battling cancer for two years, Scolari took his last breaths this morning. His manager Ellen Lubin Sanitsky at Wright Entertainment announced Peter’s death.
Peter Scolari’s acting career:
In the 1980s, Scolari starred with Tom Hanks in the popular ABC sitcom ‘Bosom Buddies’. In his 40+ year career in Hollywood, he has done some iconic shows. Some of his best works are “Fosse/Verdon,” “Madoff,” “The Good Fight,” “Murphy Brown,” “The West Wing,” “ER,” “Gotham,”. ‘Evil’ was his most recent work. He played the role of Bishop Thomas Marx in the CBS series.
Peter Scolari’s Emmy Nomination and award:
He gained ‘Emmy Nomination’ for the role he played as a producer in ‘Newhart’. Scolari received ‘Emmy Award’ for his amazing performance in the HBO series ‘Girls’. He played the role of Lena Dunham’s father in the comedy series.
Cameo roles and other appearances:
He also made memorable cameo appearances in movies like “The Polar Express” and 1996’s “That Thing You Do.”
The actor appeared on Broadway and has appeared in many stage productions. He was starred in 2003’s “Hairspray,” “Wicked” in 2016, “Sly Fox” in 2004, “Magic/Bird” in 2012, and “Bronx Bombers” in 2014.
Scolari’s words after winning the Emmy award:
“I’m a good juggler. If you want to court a woman, you need to be able to juggle five balls, fire, and knives,” he said at the time. “Before the dog park [was added to] Washington Square Park, I used to go there. Now I go to Riverside Park with my wife and a bag of props and juggle for an hour and a half or two hours, depending on my hands. Afterward, we like to go to the Boat Basin Café. You have to rehydrate after juggling, so I get a Pellegrino water with lime. I never drink alcohol.”