An American, film and stage actor who was seen early in his career in the television programs Bosom Buddies (1980 – 1982), Newhart (1984 -1990), and later in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show (1997 – 2000). Peter Scolari’s boyhood dream was to be a professional baseball player but he seriously injured his elbow and was unable to play. His first acting role was at Edgemont High School in Scarsdale, New York in his high school production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. His first mass-audience exposure came from playing one of two crossdressing roommates in the 1980′s ABC television sitcom Bosom Buddies.
Scolari teamed up again with Hanks on 1996′s That Thing You Do!, on the 1997 HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon, and on 2004′s The Polar Express. His most critically-acclaimed role was playing Michael Harris in the series Newhart. Scolari was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1987, 1988 and 1989 for the role. Scolari was featured in the 1996 made-for-TV movie Talk To Me with Yasmine Bleeth. Peter has juggled recreationally for years, attended numerous conventions of the International Jugglers’ Association and has performed as a juggler in the television show Circus of the Stars. In an alternate universe created by The Onion, it was Scolari not Hanks who is the comic actor and alternate-universe star of Forrest Gump, Apollo 13 and Saving Private Ryan.