Peter Scolari’s Biography, Spouse, Net Worth. Where’s he now?

Peter Scolari's Biography, Spouse, Net Worth. Where's he now?

The Story of an Accomplished Juggler

Peter Scolari, a circus arts expert and an accomplished juggler turned actor-director, was born on the 12th September 1955, in New Rochelle, New York State, USA, so his zodiac sign is Virgo.. He was recognized by being a nominee for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1987 for playing the role of Michael Harris in “Newhart”. In 2016, he finally got a Primetime Emmy Award, for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series as he played the role of Tad Horvath in “Girls”.

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Meet the Wives

Peter has married four times and divorced three – his first wife was Lisa Kretzchmarr for just two years (1981-1983); they had no children which made their divorce a lot easier. After three years, he married Debra Steagall and they had two children. In 1996 after ten years of being together, Peter and Debra divorced. While performing in the production of “Grease” in Boston, Peter met his future third wife, Cathy Trien, and they married on 12 October 1998. They had two children but divorced in 2004.

It took almost a decade for Peter to finally marry again, in 2013 to Tracy Shayne – they are still together, without children.

And The Children

Peter has three sons and a daughter namely Joseph, Keaton Scott, Nicholas and Cali Elizabeth Scolari. Many are intrigued on who will become like their father in the future, but until now his children are enjoying their private lives.


Scolari studied college in Occidental College, Eaglerock, California, and also went to City College of New York.

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Health Issues

There was a period of time when Scolari indulged in substance abuse. This was brought up during his guesting in “Oprah: Where are They Now?” in 2014. He also said that he’s struggling with bipolar disorder.


To be a professional baseball player was Peter’s ultimate dream, but a broken elbow ended that. He was then part of a high school production “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” when he was 16, and so discovered acting as a possible career.

He was first noted professionally in the 1980 sitcom “Goodtime Girls”. In 1982 he worked with Tom Hanks in “Bosom Buddies”, but that was cancelled after a season. He faced struggles in being an actor, but in 1984 met his now best friend, Bob Newhart, and they both worked in the series of “Newhart”. Even after the show has ended in 1990, they continued to play golf together, and Peter has credited Bob as his favorite acting mentor.

His career as an actor became more consistent, but some of his shows soon ended, although taking it positively, closures opened doors to other characters for him to play. He’s been seen in 16 movies including some short films and documentaries, and has participated in more than 100 TV shows, including the TV Adaptation of the Disney film “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”.During is career, Peter Scolari has earned three nominations for being an Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. In 2016, he finally won that award, as he portrayed the role of Tad Horvath in the 21st season of “Girls”.

He also became part of some Broadway productions; he appeared in “Lucky Guy” in which he worked again with Tom Hanks, and Peter also performed in “Wicked”, “Hairspray” and “Sly Fox”.

Scolari also entered the world of off-Broadway theatre in Manhattan. He was seen in “Joseph and His Family”, “The Exonerated”, “Old Man”, “The Music Man”, “In the Wings” and “White’s Lies”. In 2014’s “Bronx Bombers”, Peter played the role of Yogi Berra, and worked with his wife Tracy Shayne portraying the character of Carmen.

The Juggler’s Origin

Peter Scolari was born to Barbara and his father Arthur Scolari. Peter has said that it was a tumultuous marriage of the two, describing his father as ‘an abusive rageful man’, and his mother as an alcoholic. During an interview with The Toronto Star, Peter said that his parents just lived together for the sake of their children, that because they really wanted to be in each other’s arms, but things were so complicated that they were really incompatible as a couple.

The Way He Looks

Peter is of Italian descent, and is an American citizen who belongs to white ethnicity. He stands 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall and weighs around 160lbs (72kgs). People admire him for his tantalizing hazel blue eyes, and amazingly black hair.

His Net Worth

Scolari’s net worth is estimated at over $2 million as of early 2020, and reputedly has average income of over $150,000 per year. Being popular during late ‘70s and ‘80s, it is believed that Scolari earned much of his wealth during his early career as an actor.

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