|Birth Name||Peter Thomas Scolari|
|Birth City||New Rochelle, New York|
|Birth Country||United States|
|Father Name||Arthur Scolari|
|Mother Name||Barbara Scolari|
|Spouse||Tracy Shayne (2013 - present), Cathy Trien (1998 - 2004), Debra Steagall (1986 - 1996), Lisa Kretzchmar (1981 - 1983)|
|No Of Children||4|
|Date of Birth||September 12,1955|
|Married Date||June 21,2013|
Peter Thomas Scolari is an Emmy-winning American actor who is best known for his roles as Michael Harris in the CBS sitcom Newhart and Henry Desmond in the ABC's Bosom Buddies.
Scolari is 65 years old as of now. He was born on September 12, 1955, in New Rochelle, New York, to parents Barbara Scolari and Arthur Scolari. Peter described his mother as an alcoholic and his father as an abusive, "rageful man."
"They stayed together for the kids and also because they were hopelessly in love with each other, but they were totally incompatible," he told The Toronto Star. Scolari wanted to be a professional baseball player; however, an elbow injury led him to give up on that dream.
The 65-year-old discovered his love for acting at 16 while participating in the high school production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." Talking about his height, Peter stands 5 ft and 7 in (1.7 m) tall. He is of Italian descent.
Scolari's net worth is estimated at $2 million as of 2021. His early works include the short-lived 1980 sitcom Goodtime Girls, where he was seen as the juggling neighbor of the title characters. As a matter of fact, Peter is an accomplished juggler and is skilled in circus arts.
The actor then co-starred with Tom Hanks in the sitcom Bosom Buddies, appearing as creative professionals disguising themselves as women to get an affordable apartment, from 1980 to 1982. Following this, Scolari was cast in the CBS sitcom Newhart opposite Bob Newhart.
He played the role of Michael Harris, a local TV producer, from 1984 until the show's end in 1990. For his performance, Peter earned three Primetime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Scolari won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in 2018 for his role as Tad Horvath in the HBO comedy-drama series, Girls.
Scolari married for the first time at 26 to Lisa Kretzchmar in 1981. They separated in 1983. His second marriage was with Debra Steagall on December 14, 1986. Peter and his second wife Debra remained together for almost a decade and have two children.
The actor married his third wife, Cathy Trien, on October 12, 1998. Both had first met in 1996 while performing in a production of "Grease" in Boston. From this relationship, he has two children. Cathy and Peter separated in May 2004. ;
Scolari is now married to his long-time girlfriend, Tracy Shayne. His fourth wife, Tracy, is a Broadway actress. The couple first met through mutual friends in the theater industry and dated for eight and a half years before tying the knot on June 21, 2013.
Their wedding ceremony was held in a New York City apartment and performed by a court judge who is Shayne's family member. While both have no children together, Shayne is a stepmother to Scolari's four children: three sons Joseph Scolari, Keaton Scott Scolari, Nicholas Scolari, and a daughter Cali Elizabeth Scolari.