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Peter Scolari

Peter Scolari was born on September 12, 1955 in New Rochelle, New York, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Newhart (1982), The Polar Express (2004) and Bosom Buddies (1980). He has been married to Tracy Shayne since June 21, 2013. He was previously married to Cathy Trien, Debra Steagall and Lisa Kretzchmar. See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Newhart Michael Harris
The Polar Express
The Polar Express Billy - Lonely Boy
Bosom Buddies
Bosom Buddies Henry Desmond / Hildegarde 'Hilde' Desmond
That Thing You Do!
That Thing You Do! Troy Chesterfield


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 2016 How You Look at It (Short)
 2016 Madoff (TV Mini-Series)
Peter Madoff
- Redemptions (2016) ... Peter Madoff
- Fallout (2016) ... Peter Madoff
 2013 Jerome's Bouquet (Short)
 2013 White Collar (TV Series)
Zimmer the Keymaster
- Brass Tacks (2013) ... Zimmer the Keymaster
 2012/I Letting Go
 2007 A Plumm Summer
Agent Hardigan
 2006 Cathedral Pines
Father Mike McGary
 2006/I Mentor
Jonathan Parks
 2006 American Dad! (TV Series)
Limo Driver / Himself
- Roger 'n' Me (2006) ... Limo Driver / Himself (voice)
 2006 Big Love (TV Series)
Seminary Teacher
- Affair (2006) ... Seminary Teacher
 2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (Documentary short)
Pete Conrad (voice)
 2003 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV Series)
- Cirque du Sabrina (2003) ... Ringmaster
 2002 What's New, Scooby-Doo? (TV Series)
Professor Higginson
- Scooby-Doo Christmas (2002) ... Professor Higginson (voice)
 2002 What I Like About You (TV Series)
- Pilot (2002) ... Dad
 2002 ER (TV Series)
Kyle Evans
- Bygones (2002) ... Kyle Evans
 2002 Sorority Boys
 2002 The King of Queens (TV Series)
- No Orleans (2002) ... Ron
 2002 Reba (TV Series)
Parker Reynolds
- The Story of a Divorce (2002) ... Parker Reynolds
 2001 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
- Nine One One (2001) ... Hooley
 1994-2001 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Tim Albright / Charles Hibbard
- Heaven's Portal (2001) ... Tim Albright
- The Heart of the Matter (1994) ... Charles Hibbard
 2000 The Ultimate Christmas Present (TV Movie)
Edwin Hadley
 1998 Hey Arnold! (TV Series)
- Stinky Goes Hollywood/Olga Gets Engaged (1998) ... Doug (voice)
 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series)
Pete Conrad
 1997-1998 Pinky and the Brain (TV Series)
Mr. Perfect / Weird Guy
- The Family That Poits Together, Narfs Together (1998) ... Mr. Perfect (voice)
- Mice Don't Dance/Brain Drained (1997) ... Weird Guy
 1997 The Nanny (TV Series)
Leslie Tilbert
- The Bank Robbery (1997) ... Leslie Tilbert
 1997 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV Series)
- From Brad to Worse (1997) ... Brad (voice)
 1996 For Hope (TV Movie)
Date #2 (uncredited)
 1996 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
Councilman Kemp
- What the Zoning Inspector Saw (1996) ... Councilman Kemp
 1996 Talk to Me (TV Movie)
Howard Grant
 1996 That Thing You Do!
Troy Chesterfield
 1996 The Home Court (TV Series)
Kenyon Stanton
- Syd & Sensibility (1996) ... Kenyon Stanton
 1995-1996 Gargoyles (TV Series)
Preston Vogel
- The Gathering: Part 2 (1996) ... Preston Vogel (voice)
- The Gathering: Part 1 (1996) ... Preston Vogel (voice)
- The Green (1996) ... Preston Vogel (voice)
- Golem (1995) ... Preston Vogel (voice)
- Outfoxed (1995) ... Preston Vogel (voice)
 1996 Stop the World, I Want to Get Off (TV Movie)
 1994-1995 Dave's World (TV Series)
Kenny's Boss / Fred
- Working Stiffs (1995) ... Kenny's Boss
 1995 Can't Hurry Love (TV Series)
- Three Blind Dates (1995) ... Colin
 1992-1995 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
The Shark / Gunther Hardwicke / John Hamner
- Moon of the Wolf (1992) ... John Hamner (voice)
 1995 The Mommies (TV Series)
Ken Ballantine
- Enter Ken (1995) ... Ken Ballantine
 1994 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Stuart Hofferman
- The Source (1994) ... Stuart Hofferman
 1993-1994 Animaniacs (TV Series)
The Driver / Wilford B. Wolf
 1994 Empty Nest (TV Series)
Dieter Dietz
- Brotherly Shove (1994) ... Dieter Dietz
 1994 Burke's Law (TV Series)
 1993 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
- I'll Be Waiting (1993) ... Clerk
 1993 Ticks
Charles Danson
 1992 Nurses (TV Series)
George Myrock
- Our Fred (1992) ... George Myrock
 1992 The House on Sycamore Street (TV Movie)
Dr. Zachary 'Zach' Drummond - plastic surgeon
 1991 Danger Team (TV Movie)
Police Officer Shields
 1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin (TV Movie)
David Katz
 1991 Perfect Harmony (TV Movie)
Derek Sanders
 1991 Fire: Trapped on the 37th Floor (TV Movie)
Paul DeWitt
 1990 Corporate Affairs
Simon Tanner
 1990 Encyclopedia Brown (TV Series)
 1989 Trying Times (TV Series)
Howard LaMotta
- Death and Taxes (1989) ... Howard LaMotta
 1989 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
- Microcops (1989) ... Morgan
 1989 The Ryan White Story (TV Movie)
David Day
 1988 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Leonard Randall / Delos of Atlantis
- The Trance (1988) ... Leonard Randall / Delos of Atlantis
 1987 Fatal Confession: A Father Dowling Mystery (TV Movie)
Chris Robinson
 1987 Buckle Up (Video short)
 1987 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Rudy Shales
- Green Blizzard (1987) ... Rudy Shales
 1986 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Wellington David Rothmeyer / Wellington Davis Rothmeyer / Frank Hobbs
- The Christmas Cruise: Part 2 (1986) ... Wellington David Rothmeyer
- The Christmas Cruise: Part 1 (1986) ... Wellington Davis Rothmeyer
- Daredevil/Picture Me a Spy/Sleeper (1986) ... Frank Hobbs
 1986 You Are the Jury (TV Series)
Stephen Best
- The State of Ohio vs. James Wolsky (1986) ... Stephen Best
 1986 Fresno (TV Mini-Series)
 1986 Family Ties (TV Series)
Paul Kenter
- Once in Love with Elyse (1986) ... Paul Kenter
 1986 Hotel (TV Series)
- Shadows of Doubt: Part 1 (1986) ... Tom
 1984 Finder of Lost Loves (TV Series)
Ted Caton
- A Gift (1984) ... Ted Caton
 1984 The Rosebud Beach Hotel
 1984 Amazons (TV Movie)
Dr. Jerry Menzies
 1983 Carpool (TV Movie)
Robert Duff
 1983 Happy Days (TV Series)
- May the Best Man Win (1983) ... Jake
 1982 Missing Children: A Mother's Story (TV Movie)
 1982 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Albie Fervitz
- Steele Waters Run Deep (1982) ... Albie Fervitz
 1980 The Further Adventures of Wally Brown (TV Movie)
Douglas Burdett
 1979 Wally Brown (TV Series)
Douglas Burdett
 1979 Angie (TV Series)
- The Thief (1979) ... Kenny
 1978 Take Off
Kookie (segment "1950's") (as Barney Tramble)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (35 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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Other Works:

"The Magic of Harry Anderson" (CBS special, 1996) as the Carnival Barker See more »

Alternate Names:

Barney Tramble


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[Who worked with other comedy mates all the while received training]: People I work with there saw a comedian in me. I'm still most at home with them. See more »


Was originally not on the Emmy nominations list for Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in 2016 (a category, which he ultimately won). He only became a nominee, when original nominee Peter MacNicol was disqualified, because he appeared in too many episodes of Veep (2012)'s fifth season and could no longer be categorized as "guest performer". Scolari, who won the next-highest number of votes without ... See more »

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