Peter Scolari - September 12, 2014

Happy 59th Birthday to Peter Scolari! He found fame dressing as a woman with Tom Hanks in Bosom Buddies (1980-1982) and again as a yuppie TV producer on Newhart (1984-1990). Scolari has appeared in several television shows and movies, and currently plays Lena Dunham’s dad on the HBO hit series Girls.

TODAY’S TRIVIA QUESTION

How many times was Scolari nominated for an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series?

a) zero

b) once

c) three times

d) five times

Answer below!

CLIPS OF THE DAY

From Bosom Buddies: watch “Henry” hit it off with a beautiful woman…but she’s got a dark side. Fun fact: this is how Tom Hanks met his future wife, Rita Wilson. They have been married since 1988. 

From Newhart: watch “Michael” producing Vermont Today…and not necessarily doing the best job at it.

DID YOU KNOW…

Scolari is an accomplished juggler and skilled in the circus arts.

 

TRIVIA ANSWER

c) Three times: 1987, ’88, and ’89.