Peter Scolari (born September 12, 1955) is an American television, film, and stage actor. He is best known for his roles in the television shows Newhart, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, and Bosom Buddies.
Scolari's first ongoing role was in the short-lived 1980 sitcom Goodtime Girls, as the juggling neighbor of the title characters. He was then cast co-starring with then-unknown Tom Hanks in Bosom Buddies, as two young creative professionals who disguise themselves as women to get an affordable apartment in a women-only building. Beginning with the second season of Newhart, he played Michael Harris, the yuppie local TV producer, until the series' conclusion in 1990.
Following central roles in the unsuccessful series Family Album and Dweebs, Scolari played the role originated on film by Rick Moranis, the father on the TV series adaptation Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, for three seasons. He later had a recurring role as the father of Lena Dunham's character on HBO's Girls.
Scolari has appeared on Broadway in Sly Fox and Hairspray, and Lucky Guy, which reunited him with his Bosom Buddies co-star Tom Hanks. Scolari also appeared Off Broadway in Old Man Joseph and His Family, The Exonerated, In the Wings, The Music Man, and White's Lies...
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