Peter Scolari dies: Actor loses two-year battle with cancer

Peter Scolari
Peter Scolari / Photo: EPA-EFE

Actor Peter Scolari lost his two-year battle with cancer at the age of 66. His spokeswoman Ellen Lubin Sanicki confirmed the sad news of "Deadline".

Scolari is best known for his roles in series such as "Bosom Buddies", where he starred with Tom Hanks, and for the hit series "Girls" on "HBO", for which he won the "Emmy" award for outstanding guest actor. In that series, he played Ted Horvat, the father of the main character from the "Girls" series, played by Lena Dunham.


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During his career, Peter was nominated for an Emmy four times. He has appeared in numerous series and movies. Many of his colleagues say goodbye to him through social networks.

"Peter Scolari died today, he was one of the funniest actors I have ever worked with. "It was simply wonderful," producer Robert King wrote on his Twitter account.

"I am very sad that Peter Scolari lost the battle with cancer," wrote Peter's colleague Harvey Firststein.