Scolari, Peter 1954–

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Scolari, Peter 1954–


Born September 12, 1954, in New Rochelle, NY; father, an attorney; married Debra Steagal, 1986 (divorced, 1996); married Cathy Trien (an actress), October 12, 1998; children: (first marriage) Joseph, Nicholas; (second marriage) Keaton Scott, Cali Elizabeth. Education: Attended Occidental College and City College of the City University of New York. Avocational Interests: Skilled in circus arts, including juggling.

Addresses: Agent—Peter Strain & Associates, 5455 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1812, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

Career: Actor. Colonnades Theater Lab, New York City, 1974–79; appeared as "Rapping Dad" in an anti-drug commercial.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award nominations, outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series, 1987, 1988, 1989, Q Award, best supporting actor in a quality comedy series, Viewers for Quality Television, 1987, all for Newhart; Berkshire Theater Festival Award, best actor, for The Foreigner.


Film Appearances:

Take Off, 1978.

Elliot Gardner, The Rosebud Beach Hotel (also known as Big Lobby and The No-Tell Hotel), Almi, 1984.

Mr. Bill, Mr. Bill's Real Life Adventures, 1986.

Simon Tanner, Corporate Affairs, 1990.

Charles Danson, Ticks (also known as Infested), 1993.

Donald Himmel, Camp Nowhere, 1994.

Troy Chesterfield, That Thing You Do!, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996.

Buckle Up, 1998.

Edwin Hadley, The Ultimate Christmas Present, 2000.

Louis, Sorority Boys, Buena Vista, 2002.

Voice of lonely boy, The Polar Express (animated; also known as The Polar Express: An IMAX 3D Experience), Warner Bros., 2004.

Voice, Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (animated), IMAX, 2005.

Jonathan Parks, Mentor, 2006.

Father Mike McGary, Cathedral Pines, 2006.

Agent Hardigan, A Plumm Summer, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Douglas Burdett, Wally Brown, 1979.

Benny Loman, Goodtime Girls, ABC, 1980.

Henry Desmond/Hildegard, Bosom Buddies, ABC, 1980–82.

Eddie Riddle, Baby Makes Five, ABC, 1983.

Michael Harris, Newhart, CBS, 1984–90.

Danger Team, 1991.

Jonathan Lerner, Family Album, NBC, 1993.

Ken Ballentine, The Mommies, 1993–95.

Voice of Preston Vogel, a recurring role, Gargoyles (animated), syndicated, 1994–97.

Warren Moseby, Dweebs, CBS, 1995.

Wayne Szalinski, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show, syndicated, 1997–2000.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Waiter, Fresno, 1986.

Pete Conrad, From the Earth to the Moon, HBO, 1998.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Woody Grant, Missing Children: A Mother's Story, CBS, 1982.

Robert "Bobby" Duff, Carpool, CBS, 1983.

Dr. Jerry Menzies, Amazons, ABC, 1984.

Wellington Davis Rothmeyer IV, The Love Boat: The Christmas Cruise, ABC, 1986.

Chris Robinson, "Fatal Confession": A Father Dowling Mystery, NBC, 1987.

David Day, The Ryan White Story, ABC, 1989.

Paul DeWitt, Fire! Trapped on the 37th Floor, ABC, 1991.

Derek Sanders, Perfect Harmony, The Disney Channel, 1991.

David Katz, Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin, NBC, 1991.

Dr. Zachary Drummond, The House on Sycamore Street (also known as Murder on Sycamore Street), CBS, 1992.

Howard Grant, Talk to Me, ABC, 1996.

(Uncredited) Second date, For Hope, ABC, 1996.

Edwin Hadley, The Ultimate Christmas Present, The Disney Channel, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Circus of the Stars VII, CBS, 1982.

Circus of the Stars VIII, CBS, 1983.

Circus of the Stars IX, CBS, 1984.

Philadelphia host, The CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade, CBS, 1985.

Stephen Best, You Are the Jury, NBC, 1986.

Mr. Bill, Mr. Bill's Real Life Adventures, Showtime, 1986.

Life's Most Embarrassing Moments, ABC, 1986.

Host, The CBS Cotton Bowl Parade, CBS, 1986.

Harry Anderson's Sideshow, NBC, 1987.

The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1988.

Howard LaMotta, Death and Taxes, PBS, 1989.

Host, The 4th Annual American Comedy Awards, 1990.

Host and Roland P. Franklin, The World's Greatest Magicians … at the Magic Castle (also known as Magic at Magic Castle), Fox, 1990.

Starathon '90, 1990.

Host, The Ice Capades 50th Anniversary Special, ABC, 1990.

Happy Birthday, Bugs: 50 Looney Years, CBS, 1990.

Cohost, CBS Sneak Peek '95, CBS, 1995.

50 Years of Funny Females, ABC, 1995.

An Affectionate Look at Fatherhood, NBC, 1995.

Littlechap, Stop the World, I Want to Get Off!, Arts and Entertainment, 1996.

Harry Anderson: The Tricks of His Trade, CBS, 1996.

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Tom Hanks, USA Network, 2002.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Douglas Burdett, The Further Adventures of Wally Brown, NBC, 1980.

Morgan, Microcops, CBS, 1989.

Harlan Butler, MV24, Fox, 1997.

Dad, What I Like About You, The WB, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Albee Fervitz, "Steele Waters Run Deep," Remington Steele, 1982.

Jake, "May the Best Man Win," Happy Days (also known as Happy Days Again), 1983.

Ted Caton, "A Gift," Finder of Lost Loves, 1984.

Paul, "Once in Love with Elyse," Family Ties, 1986.

Tom, "Shadows of Doubt: Part 1," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's "Hotel"), 1986.

"Dare Devil/Picture Me as a Spy/Sleeper," The Love Boat, 1986.

Leonard Randall, "The Trance," The Twilight Zone, 1988.

Bandini, "The Case of the Incredible Culpepper," Encyclopedia Brown, 1990.

Voice of John Hamner, "Moon of the Wolf," Batman: The Animated Series (animated; also known as Batman and The Adventures of Batman & Robin), 1992.

George Myrock, "Our Fred," Nurses, NBC, 1992.

Clerk, "I'll Be Waiting," Fallen Angels, Showtime, 1993.

Voice of Wilford B. Wolf, "Moon over Minerva," Animaniacs (animated; also known as Steven Spielberg Presents "Animaniacs"), The WB, 1993.

Voice of driver, "Mindy 500," Animaniacs (animated; also known as Steven Spielberg Presents "Animaniacs"), The WB, 1994.

Fred Bakersfield, "Six Years Old and All Washed Up," Dave's World, CBS, 1994.

Johnny Lake, "Who Killed the Host at the Roast?," Burke's Law, CBS, 1994.

Dieter Dietz, "Brotherly Shove," Empty Nest, NBC, 1994.

Stuart Hofferman, "The Source," Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1994.

Charles Hibbard, "The Heart of the Matter," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1994.

Colin, Can't Hurry Love, CBS, 1995.

Gunther "The Shark" Hardwicke, "The Terrible Trio," Batman: The Animated Series (animated; also known as Batman and The Adventures of Batman & Robin), 1995.

Rupert McKenzie, "Working Stiffs," Dave's World, CBS, 1995.

Voice of Preston Vogel, "Golem," Gargoyles (animated), 1995.

Voice of Preston Vogel, "The Green," Gargoyles (animated), 1996.

Kenyon Stanton, "Syd and Sensibility," The Home Court, NBC, 1996.

Glenn Ellis, A Whole New Ballgame, ABC, 1996.

Councilman Kemp, "What the Zoning Inspector Saw," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 1996.

Voice of Brad, "From Brad to Worse," Duckman (animated), 1997.

Leslie Tilbett, "The Bank Robbery," The Nanny, CBS, 1997.

Dr. Michael Harris, "The Cameo Episode," George and Leo, CBS, 1997.

Voice of Mr. Perfect, "The Family That Poits Together, Narfs Together," Pinky and the Brain (animated), The WB, 1998.

Voice of Doug, "Stinky Goes Hollywood/Olga Gets Engaged," Hey Arnold! (animated), Nickelodeon, 1998.

"Bob Newhart: The Last Sane Man …," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Tim Albright, "Nine One One," Ally McBeal, Fox, 2001.

Parker Reynolds, "The Story of Divorce," Reba, The WB, 2002.

Ron, "No Orleans," The King of Queens, CBS, 2002.

Kyle Evans, "Bygones," ER, NBC, 2002.

Voice of Professor Higginson, "Scooby-Doo Christmas," What's New, Scooby Doo? (animated), The WB, 2002.

Jake Kimball, "Enemies Foreign and Domestic," The West Wing, NBC, 2002.

Judge, Pet Star, Animal Planet, 2002–2003.

Ringmaster, "Cirque De Sabrina," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (also known as Sabrina), The WB, 2003.

Andrew McKillop, "Snub Thy Neighbor," Listen Up, CBS, 2005.

Andrew McKillop, "Check Mates," Listen Up, CBS, 2005.

Big Love, HBO, 2005.

Voice of host, Peter, and limo, "Roger n' Me," American Dad! (animated), Fox, 2006.

Also appeared in Angie, ABC.

Television Work; Series:

Executive consultant, Family Album, NBC, 1993.

Producer, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show, syndicated, 1999–2000.

Television Work; Episodic:

Directed episodes of Newhart, CBS; Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show, syndicated.

Stage Appearances:

Herald, boy, Milo, groom, and Joseph, Old Man Joseph and His Family, Chelsea Theatre Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY, then Chelsea Westside Theatre, New York City, both 1978.

The Doctor in Spite of Himself, Colonnades Theatre Lab, New York City, 1978.

Out of This World, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1995.

The Pajama Game, Freud Playhouse, Los Angeles, 1998.

The Exonerated, 45 Bleecker, New York City, 2002–2004.

Wilbur Turnblad, Hairspray, Neil Simon Theatre, New York City, 2003.

Chief of police and understudy Lawyer Craven and Abner Truckle, Sly Fox, Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 2004.

Bernardo, In the Wings, Promenade Theatre, New York City, 2005.

Also appeared in productions of Reflections and A Flea in His Ear; Ziegfield's Follies of 1937, City Center, New York City; and as title role, The Foreigner, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stockbridge, MA.

Major Tours:

Grease!, U.S. cities, 1996–97.