Actor Peter Scolari passes after losing his battle with cancer

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New York (KLKN) – Actor Peter Scolari died early this morning at 66-years-old after losing his two-year battle with cancer.  Scolari was an iconic television stage actor who found instant fame and a lifelong friendship with Tom Hanks when the two co-starred in the hit 1980 TV comedy Bosom Buddies.  

His death was announced by Ellen Lubin Sanitsky at Wright Entertainment.

Scolari’s 43-year show business career included highlights such as, Emmy-nominated series regular role of producer Michael Harris on Bob Newhart’s 1984-90 comedy Newhart, an Emmy-winning recurring role as the father of Lena Dunham’s character on HBO’s Girls.  Most recently, his role as Bishop Thomas Marx on the CBS supernatural drama Evil.


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