Peter Scolari, who co-starred with Tom Hanks on the ’80s-era sitcom “Bosom Buddies,” has died. He was 66.

Scolari had been battling cancer for two years. Scolari’s death was confirmed by Ellen Lubin Sanitsky at Wright Entertainment.

On “Bosom Buddies,” Scolari played Henry Desmond/Hildegard, opposite Hanks’ Kip Wilson/Buffy. The show ran for two seasons on ABC and starred the two as a pair of single guys who dress up in drag in order to live in the one apartment they can afford.

Over his 43-year career, Scolari was also a series regular in “Newhart” as producer Michael Harris, for which was nominated for multiple Emmys. He had a recurring role in HBO’s “Girls,” and his most recent role was on the CBS/Paramount+ drama “Girls.” He won an Emmy in 2016 for his “Girls” role as Ted Horvath, the father of Lena Dunham’s Hanna Horvath.


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