Fast Facts

  • Knew he wanted to be an actor after performing in a high-school production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
  • Honed his acting skills as an apprentice at the Colonnades Theatre Lab in New York.
  • Appeared as a regular on the short-lived ABC sitcom Goodtime Girls in 1980.
  • Big break came later in 1980 when he was cast opposite Tom Hanks on Bosom Buddies.
  • Played a wacky inventor in the 1997 TV version of the hit movie Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.
  • Reteamed with Tom Hanks on That Thing You Do!, From the Earth to the Moon and The Polar Express.
  • Made his Broadway debut in Hairspray in 2003; later appeared on the Great White Way in Sly Fox and Magic/Bird.
  • Is an accomplished juggler.

Awards

  • 1987, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1988, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1989, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Cathy Trien — Wife
  • Cali Elizabeth Scolari — Daughter
  • Joseph Scolari — Son
  • Barbara Scolari — Mother
  • Nicholas Scolari — Son
  • Keaton Scott Scolari — Son
  • Lisa Kretzschmar — Ex-wife
  • Arthur Scolari — Father
  • Debra Steagal — Ex-wife

College

  • Attended Occidental College, Eaglerock, CA; attended City College of New York, New York, NY

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Details

  • Birth Place: New Rochelle, NY
  • Birthday: September 12, 1955, Virgo
  • Profession: Actor
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