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Peter Scolari Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Sep 12, 1956
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

C.C.N.Y. graduate Peter Scolari was endowed with an instantly likeable personality and a gift for the fast quip. As such, he was ideally cast on the 1980 TV sitcom [[Feature~V174863~Bosom Buddies~bosombuddies[tvseries]]] as Henry Desmond, one of two male "roomies" forced by circumstance to disguise themselves as women (we'll get to Scolari's co-star in a moment). On either side of [[Feature~V174863~Bosom Buddies~bosombuddies[tvseries]]]' two-season run, Scolari was featured on the short-lived sitcoms [[Feature~V173228~Goodtime Girls~maedchenmaedchen]] (1984) and [[Feature~V3587~Baby Makes Five~thebabymaker]] (1983). He enjoyed a longer run in the role of trendy TV producer Michael Harris on Newhart, and was engaging and convincing as a prejudice-busting high school choral director in the Disney TV movie [[Feature~V80999~Perfect Harmony~perfectharmony]] (1991). It is one of the inequities of show business that so ingratiating a performer as Peter Scolari was starring in such direct-to-video pond scum as [[Feature~V122036~Ticks~ticks]] (1994) and co-starring in such Hall-of-Obscurity theatrical films as [[Feature~V133884~Camp Nowhere~campnowhere]] (1994), while his old [[Feature~V174863~Bosom Buddies~bosombuddies[tvseries]]] co-star, Tom Hanks, was collecting all manner of industry awards for such films as [[Feature~V119903~Philadelphia~philadelphia]] and [[Feature~V131221~Forrest Gump~forrestgump]], among others. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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