Peter Scolari, ‘Bosom Buddies’ & ‘Newhart’ Star, Dies at 66

Peter Scolari, ‘Bosom Buddies’ & ‘Newhart’ Star, Dies at 66
Bosom Buddies star Peter Scolari has died. The actor, who broke out alongside Tom Hanks in the 1980-82 series, was also known for his roles in Newhart and, most recently, CBS’ Evil. He was 66 years old. The news of Scolari’s passing, which comes after a two-year battle with cancer, was announced by Wright Entertainment’s Ellen Lubin Sanitsky. During his decades-long career, Scolari made viewers laugh through his roles as Michael Harris in Newhart, Henry Desmond in Bosom Buddies, and his Emmy-winning turn as Lena Dunham‘s father in Girls. Girls (Credit: Craig Blankenhorn/©HBO/courtesy Everett Collection) The actor’s extensive roster of television credits includes Fosse/Verdon, Murphy Brown, The Good Fight, The West Wing, ER, Gotham, Ally McBeal, Madoff, and Law & Order: Svu, among others. Scolari also graced the big screen in pal Hanks’ That Thing You Do! and The Polar Express, and he
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