Scolari had crab and had been sick for 2 years, his manager Ellen Lubin Sanitsky told CNN. He was 66.
Scolari appeared successful galore films and tv bid implicit the years, including "Newhart," "Murphy Brown," and "The Good Fight." He won an Emmy successful 2016 for his portrayal of Hannah's begetter Tad Horvath connected "Girls."
"Bosom Buddies" was connected the aerial for 2 seasons astatine ABC. On the show, Scolari and Hanks dressed arsenic women successful bid to determination into an affordable women-only residence. The 2 actors remained bully friends successful existent life, with Scolari saying successful an interrogation for Oprah Winfrey that Hanks toasted him astatine his wedding.
"I cannot get my caput astir what I've done successful my beingness to merit this benignant of affection," Scolari said of his toast.
He besides appeared successful a TV adaptation of "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids," "Gotham," and played Peter Madoff successful HBO's "Madoff."
On stage, Scolari starred successful Broadway productions of "Hairspray," "Sly Fox," "Wicked," "Magic/Bird" and "Lucky Guy," alongside Hanks.
He is survived by his wife, Tracy Shayne, and children Nicholas, Joseph, Keaton, and Cali.
Colleagues and friends paid tribute to Scolari connected Friday.
"Sad to spot the quality that Peter Scolari mislaid his conflict with cancer," Harvey Fierstein wrote. "There wasn't a sweeter antheral connected the planet. We performed unneurotic successful HAIRSPRAY for a clip and helium was ever a full delight. Farewell, beloved Peter."
Writer Robert King wrote, "Peter Scolari, who died today, was 1 of the funniest—sneakily funny—actors we've worked with. He ever took a thing country and recovered antithetic ways to twist it, and propulsion successful unusual pauses that made it jump. I volition effort to cod my thoughts more. He was conscionable wonderful."