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Peter Scolari

Peter Scolari

Peter Scolari is a founding member of the Colonnades Theater Lab (N.Y.C. 1974-1979). He appeared in 13 productions during this time including Moliere in Spite of Himself, Reflections and A Flea in Her Ear. His previous Broadway and Regional credits include Grease, Out of This World, Ziegfield's Follies of 1937 (City Center's Encores series), and most recently the title role in Larry Shue's The Foreigner at Berkshires Theater Festival, directed by Scott Schwartz, for which he was awarded the BTF's Best Actor Award.

In his long television career he will admit to co-starring roles in Bosom Buddies and in Newhart, for which he received 4 Emmy nominations and a Viewers For Quality Television Emmy Award. It is possible he starred in Disney's Honey I Shrunk The Kids, though it might be urban legend. Among his numerous feature film, movies-of-the-week, mini-series and episodic credits Scolari can only remember A&E's Stop The World,The Ryan White Story, Perfect Harmony, Missing Children, Twilight Zone, Family Ties, E.R., The West Wing, HBO's From The Earth to the Moon, and That Thing You Do, unless he is properly medicated.

Scolari recently ended his run in Larry Gelbart's Sly Fox on Broadway at The Barrymore Theater and is thrilled to be returning to the cast of Hairspray. He is in love with actress Cathy Trien and their two children, Keaton and Cali Elizabeth.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Peter Scolari Facts

BirthdaySeptember 12, 1954 (69)
BirthplaceNew Rochelle, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Polar Express
Ryan White Story
The Polar Express
Newhart: Season 2
Camp Nowhere
Steele Waters Run Deep
Perfect Harmony
Bosom Buddies: Season 1
Twilight Zone 80s: The Complete Series
8-Movie Pack: Movies for the Man Cave V.4
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