Peter Scolari Net Worth

January 30, 2023
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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: Actor Peter Scolari attends the Montblanc & The Cinema Society screening of Roadside Attractions & Lionsgate's "Miss You Already" at Museum of Modern Art on October 25, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

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.

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