Peter Scolari, ‘Bosom Buddies’ and ‘Newhart’ star, has died

Scolari had actually cancer and had been ill for 2 years, his supervisor Ellen Lubin Sanitsky informed CNN. He was 66.

Scolari appeared in many movies and tv series throughout the years, consisting of “Newhart,” “Murphy Brown,” and “The Good Fight.” He won an Emmy in 2016 for his representation of Hannah’s daddy Little bit Horvath on “Girls.”

“Bosom Buddies” was on the air for 2 seasons at ABC. On the program, Scolari and Hanks impersonated females in order to move into a budget-friendly women-only home. The 2 stars stayed buddies in reality, with Scolari stating in an interview for Oprah Winfrey that Hanks toasted him at his wedding event.

He likewise appeared in a television adjustment of “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids,” “Gotham,” and played Peter Madoff in HBO’s “Madoff.”

On phase, Scolari starred in Broadway productions of “Hairspray,” “Sly Fox,” “Wicked,” “Magic/Bird” and “Lucky Guy,” along with Hanks.

He is endured by his better half, Tracy Shayne, and kids Nicholas, Joseph, Keaton, and Cali.

Coworkers and buddies commemorated Scolari on Friday.

“The shyest extrovert, the most dramatic comedian, the most humble icon,” Lena Dunham composed of her late co-star. “You had lived enough life to know that a TV show was just a TV show, but also to appreciate just what it meant to be allowed to play pretend for a living- and you never let us forget that this job was a privilege.”

“Sad to see the news that Peter Scolari lost his battle with cancer,” Harvey Fierstein composed. “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.”

“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” author Robert King tweeted. “He was just wonderful.”

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.