Peter Scolari Net Worth

Peter Scolari Net Worth 2022: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Peter Thomas Scolari net worth is
$2 Million

Peter Thomas Scolari Wiki Biography

Peter Thomas Scolari was born on 12 September 1955, in New Rochelle, New York State USA, and is an actor, best known for performing as Michael Harris in the TV series “Newhart”. He played that character from 1984 to 1990 and then went on to become the lead in the TV series “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Peter Scolari? As of mid-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is over $2 million, mostly earned through a successful career as an actor which began in the late 1970s. He’s received three Emmy nominations throughout his career, one of which was for “Newhart”. He’s also won a Primetime Emmy Award for his recurring role in the series “Girls”. All of these achievements have ensured the position of his wealth.

Peter Scolari Net Worth $2 million

Peter aspired to be a professional baseball player, but an elbow injury stopped those plans. Peter got his debut television role in 1980, when he became a part of the sitcom “Goodtime Girls” as the juggling neighbor, which was short lived, but later the same year would co-star in the sitcom “Bosom Buddies” alongside Tom Hanks – who was relatively unknown at the time – about two characters who disguise themselves as women to get an affordable apartment. After the end of “Bosom Buddies” in 1982, Peter went on to become a part of “Newhart” in which he played the local TV producer Michael Harris, which proved to be successful and helped elevate his net worth significantly over the next six years. The show finished in 1990, and Peter was then cast in “Family Album”, but that was unsuccessful, and he moved to the television adaptation of “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”, staying there for three seasons. Other shows he was a part of include “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch”, “Family Ties”, and “ER”. One of his latest shows is a recurring role in “Girls” which won him an Emmy award, and all supported his net worth.

Aside from his television work, Scolari is a well-known stage actor, mostly performing in various Broadway productions, including “Hairspray”, “Wicked”, “Lucky Guy” – reunited with Tom Hanks – and “Sly Fox”. His numerous projects continued to build up his net worth. Other productions he has been a part of include the off-Broadway plays “The Exonerated” and “White Lies”. In 2014, he starred in “Bronx Bombers” as Yogi Berra; his wife was also part of the production. One of Peter’s latest projects is “Wicked” in which he plays The Wizard.

Peter has also been a part of several films, notably lending his voice in the animated film “The Polar Express”. overall Peter has appeared in almost 20 films, over 80 TV productions and over a dozen stage plays, so adding consistently to his net worth throughout his career.

For his personal life, Peter has married four times, firstly to Lisa Kretzschmar (1981–1983), and then to Debra Steagal (1986-96). He later married Cathy Trien (1998-2004) and they would have two children. After the marriage ended, he dated Tracy Shayne for several years before they married in 2013. Scolari explained part of his life in a 2014 episode of “Oprah; Where Are They Now?”, in which he talked about his bipolar disorder and perhaps consequent substance abuse problems.

Full NamePeter Scolari
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 12, 1955
Place Of BirthNew Rochelle, New York State, United States
Height5 ft 6 in (1.69 m)
EducationEdgemont Junior – Senior High School, City College of New York
SpouseTracy Shayne (m. 2013), Cathy Trien (m. 1998), Debra Steagal (m. 1986–1996), Lisa Kretzschmar (m. 1981–1983)
NicknamesBarney Tramble
AwardsTV Land Anniversary Award (2010), Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (2016)
AlbumsStop the World – I Want to Get Off (Stage musical, 1996)
NominationsCritics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (1987-1989)
MoviesThe Polar Express (2004), That Thing You Do! (1996), Camp Nowhere (1994), Dweebs (1995), The Rosebud Beach Hotel (1984), Sorority Boys (2002), A Plumm Summer (2007)
TV ShowsBosom Buddies (1980-1982), Newhart (1984-1990), Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1997-2000), Girls (2012-2017), Family Album (1993),The Mommies (1993-1995)
1[As to how many Emmies both he and Bob Newhart had lost on Newhart (1982), before the two had finally won, decades later]: I don't know the exact #, but I think we lost, 20 Emmies over the years and Bob won, in this category [Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series], a couple years ago and you probably know, he told me earlier tonight, 'You can win one; if you're up to it.' He said, 'I've got one at home.' It was great to be in this category. It was some calming effect because somebody at it had been so meaningful in my life, such a mentor to me. If he were to win another one, tonight, I would've been fine with that.
2[When asked if there was any dirt about Bob Newhart, who played Dick Loudin]: No, there was no dirt on Bob Newhart, let's be very clear on that point. There's no dirt, he said, 'What?,' he said, 'What he did, what?' No, but there some things.
3[Of Bob Newhart]: Bob, this is a male story. It's like that male bonding kind of story, we play golf together, many, too many times, a terrible, terrible game. And he went to hit the three went off the muddy fairway, and beautiful golfer, beautiful swing, just electrifying thing in this rainstorm, and looked out for it, and didn't see him, he didn't see it anywhere because he had driven the ball directly into the button, hadn't left his. It's the point of disembarkation.
4[Of Bob Newhart, who played Dick Loudin]: He mastered the craft of secrecy on the last episode of Newhart, where he hid Suzanne Pleshette from even the production staff.
5[About Bob Newhart wanting him for a co-starring role Newhart (1982)]: So, Barry Kemp [I think] introduces me, and we have an actor who's in 'Bosom Buddies,' and Bob leans in, so that everyone can hear in a mock whisper, stage whisper, and he says, 'I told you to get the other guy!'
6Unquestionably. I know no actors of my generation who haven't experienced it. We're coming up against our own resident pride and the frailty of ego. And sure, maybe that has something to do with why Kenny Solms and our director, Dan Kutner, sought me out to do this role. I think to some extent they just wanted me to bring life to the role, if not my life experience, but I have both. About a year after Bosom Buddies, I was suddenly a regular on Newhart, and I was there almost seven years. And then, somewhere in the mid-1990s, I ended up doing a TV series version of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. I thought at that time: 'Wow, what's going on here, this isn't a prime-time series, I'm not going to get Emmy-nominated for a show that airs at 5 in the afternoon.' It's all the hobgoblin of your mind telling you that you should have more, or that you'll never have what you had before. If I've gotten nowhere else, at least I've gotten over that hump of believing in my own hype. Now I believe in the importance of where it is that I'm sitting in my career.
7[About "It Must Be Him" is more on the absurd side]: He's visited by his dead parents and occasionally breaks into song.
8[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.
9If Tom Hanks were willing to do it with me. I mean, I couldn't do it with anybody else!
1After guest-starring in 2 episodes of Newhart (1982), in 1984, Scolari was brought in to replace Steven Kampmann, the following year.
2Credits Bob Newhart as his favorite acting mentor/best friend.
3Frequently plays golf with his good buddy Bob Newhart.
4Was 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 actually being nominated, was then moved up to be one of the six nominees.
5He is of Italian descent.
6Currently starring in the new off-Broadway comedy by Kenny Solms, "It Must Be Him". [September 2010]
7Starring in Boeing, Boeing Playing Sept 20th - Nov 23rd, 2008 at Stage West Mississauga, Ontario. [October 2008]
8Best known by the public for his role as Michael Harris on Newhart (1982) and for his starring role as Wayne Szalinski on Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show (1997).
9His acting mentor was Bob Newhart.
10Good friends with his Bosom Buddies (1980) co-star Tom Hanks and his Newhart (1982) co-star Julia Duffy.
11Met future wife Cathy Trien in Boston, 1996, while performing in a production of "Grease".
12Dreamed of being a professional baseball player but an elbow injury ended that dream.
13Discovered acting at the age of 16 while performing in a high school production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying."
14Peter is an accomplished juggler and is skilled in circus arts.


Girls2012-2017TV SeriesTad Horvath
How You Look at It2016ShortHero
Madoff2016TV Mini-SeriesPeter Madoff
Gotham2015TV SeriesCommissioner Loeb
Jerome's Bouquet2013ShortBob
White Collar2013TV SeriesZimmer the Keymaster
Letting Go2012/IBill
Batman: The Brave and the Bold2011TV SeriesRay Palmer The Atom
A Plumm Summer2007Agent Hardigan
Suburban Girl2007Mickey Lamm
Cathedral Pines2006Father Mike McGary
Mentor2006/IJonathan Parks
American Dad!2006TV SeriesLimo Driver / Himself
Big Love2006TV SeriesSeminary Teacher
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D2005Documentary shortPete Conrad (voice)
Listen Up2005TV SeriesAndrew McKillop
The Polar Express2004Billy - Lonely Boy
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch2003TV SeriesRingmaster
What's New, Scooby-Doo?2002TV SeriesProfessor Higginson
What I Like About You2002TV SeriesDad
The Cartoon Cartoon Show2002TV Series
The West Wing2002TV SeriesAntares C.E.O. Jake Kimball
ER2002TV SeriesKyle Evans
Sorority Boys2002Louis
The King of Queens2002TV SeriesRon
Reba2002TV SeriesParker Reynolds
Ally McBeal2001TV SeriesHooley
Touched by an Angel1994-2001TV SeriesTim Albright / Charles Hibbard
The Ultimate Christmas Present2000TV MovieEdwin Hadley
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show1997-2000TV SeriesWayne Szalinski / Wayne Wolff / Noodles Oregano / ...
Hey Arnold!1998TV SeriesDoug
From the Earth to the Moon1998TV Mini-SeriesPete Conrad
Pinky and the Brain1997-1998TV SeriesMr. Perfect / Weird Guy
George & Leo1997TV SeriesDr. Michael Harris
The Nanny1997TV SeriesLeslie Tilbert
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1997TV SeriesBrad
For Hope1996TV MovieDate #2 (uncredited)
The Drew Carey Show1996TV SeriesCouncilman Kemp
Talk to Me1996TV MovieHoward Grant
That Thing You Do!1996Troy Chesterfield
The Home Court1996TV SeriesKenyon Stanton
Gargoyles1995-1996TV SeriesPreston Vogel
Stop the World, I Want to Get Off1996TV MovieLittlechap
Dave's World1994-1995TV SeriesKenny's Boss / Fred
Can't Hurry Love1995TV SeriesColin
Batman: The Animated Series1992-1995TV SeriesThe Shark Gunther Hardwicke John Hamner
A Whole New Ballgame1995TV SeriesGlenn
The Mommies1995TV SeriesKen Ballantine
Dweebs1995TV SeriesWarren Mosbey
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman1994TV SeriesStuart Hofferman
Animaniacs1993-1994TV SeriesThe Driver / Wilford B. Wolf
Camp Nowhere1994Donald Himmel
Empty Nest1994TV SeriesDieter Dietz
Burke's Law1994TV Series
Family Album1993TV SeriesJonathan Lerner
Fallen Angels1993TV SeriesClerk
Ticks1993Charles Danson
Nurses1992TV SeriesGeorge Myrock
The House on Sycamore Street1992TV MovieDr. Zachary 'Zach' Drummond - plastic surgeon
Danger Team1991TV MoviePolice Officer Shields
Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin1991TV MovieDavid Katz
Perfect Harmony1991TV MovieDerek Sanders
Fire: Trapped on the 37th Floor1991TV MoviePaul DeWitt
World's Greatest Magicians... At the Magic Castle1990TV Movie
Corporate Affairs1990Simon Tanner
Encyclopedia Brown1990TV SeriesBandini
Newhart1984-1990TV SeriesMichael Harris
Trying Times1989TV SeriesHoward LaMotta
CBS Summer Playhouse1989TV SeriesMorgan
The Ryan White Story1989TV MovieDavid Day
The Twilight Zone1988TV SeriesLeonard Randall / Delos of Atlantis
Fatal Confession: A Father Dowling Mystery1987TV MovieChris Robinson
Buckle Up1987Video short
The New Mike Hammer1987TV SeriesRudy Shales
The Love Boat1986TV SeriesWellington David Rothmeyer / Wellington Davis Rothmeyer / Frank Hobbs
You Are the Jury1986TV SeriesStephen Best
Fresno1986TV Mini-SeriesWaiter
Mr. Bill's Real Life Adventures1986ShortMr. Bill
Family Ties1986TV SeriesPaul Kenter
Hotel1986TV SeriesTom
Finder of Lost Loves1984TV SeriesTed Caton
The Rosebud Beach Hotel1984Elliot
Amazons1984TV MovieDr. Jerry Menzies
Carpool1983TV MovieRobert Duff
Baby Makes Five1983TV SeriesEddie Riddle
Happy Days1983TV SeriesJake
Missing Children: A Mother's Story1982TV MovieWoody
Remington Steele1982TV SeriesAlbie Fervitz
The Further Adventures of Wally Brown1980TV MovieDouglas Burdett
Goodtime Girls1980TV SeriesBenny Loman
Wally Brown1979TV SeriesDouglas Burdett
Angie1979TV SeriesKenny
Take Off1978Kookie (segment "1950's") (as Barney Tramble)


Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show1998-2000TV Series 5 episodes
Newhart1990TV Series 1 episode


Bosom Buddies1980-1982TV Series performer - 4 episodes


Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show1997TV Series producer


Later with Bob Costas1989TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
The 41st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards1988TV Special documentaryHimself - Co-Presenter: Favourite Male Musical Performer
Harry Anderson's Sideshow1987TV MovieHimself
The 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
The 8th Annual Cable ACE Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
The New Vaudevillians1986TV MovieHimself - Host
CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade1985TV SpecialHimself
Circus of the Stars #91984TV Special documentaryHimself
Circus of the Stars #81983TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
Circus of the Stars #71982TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
2016 Creative Arts Emmys2016TV MovieHimself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Makeup for a Limited Series or a Movie (Non-Prosthetic) / Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic) / Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or a Special and Winner: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Vice News2015TV Series documentary
Chopped2014TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
The Show2014TV SeriesHimself
The Greatest Event in Television History2014TV SeriesHimself
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2014TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Ghost Stories2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Girls: About Girls2012Video documentaryTad Horvath
The 8th Annual TV Land Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Whatever Happened To?2008TV SeriesHimself
The 5th Annual TV Land Awards2007TV SpecialAlexis ("Ugly Betty White")
The John Kerwin Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Pet Star2002-2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Judge / Himself - Celebrity Judge #1 / Himself - Celebrity Judge #3 / ...
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Tom Hanks2002TV SpecialHimself
Biography2001-2002TV Series documentaryHimself
The Daily Show1998TV SeriesHimself
Harry Anderson: The Tricks of His Trade1996TV Special
The Ice Capades 50th Anniversary Special1990TV MovieHimself - Host
Happy Birthday, Bugs!: 50 Looney Years1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 4th Annual American Comedy Awards1990TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1987-1989TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Imps*2009Phil (segment "Dandruff")
50 Years of Funny Females1995TV Movie documentaryHimself

Won Awards

2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesGirls (2012)
2016Festival-Awarded PrizeUSA Film FestivalOutstanding Performance AwardHow You Look at It (2016)
1987Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Supporting Actor in a Quality Comedy SeriesNewhart (1982)

Nominated Awards

2016OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesGirls (2012)
2012Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Guest Performer in a Comedy SeriesGirls (2012)
1990American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV SeriesNewhart (1982)
1989Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesNewhart (1982)
1988Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesNewhart (1982)
1987Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesNewhart (1982)

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