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Happy Birthday To New Rochelle’'s Peter Scolari

Peter Scolari turns 59 on Friday.
Peter Scolari turns 59 on Friday. Photo Credit:

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to New Rochelle’s Peter Scolari.

Peter Scolari, who was born in New Rochelle, turns 61 on Monday.

Scolari, a film and stage actor best known for his roles in the television shows "Newhart" and "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids," was born September 12, 1955. In addition to his role in "Newhart," Scolari also is known for his roles in the 2004 movie "The Polar Express" and in the first season of the TV series "Bosom Buddies" (1980-82).

Scolari has appeared on Broadway in "Sly Fox," "Hairspray," and "Lucky Guy," which reunited him with his "Bosom Buddies" co-star Tom Hanks. Scolari also appeared off-Broadway in "Old Man Joseph and His Family," "The Exonerated," "In the Wings," "The Music Man," and "White's Lies."

In 2014, Scolari portrayed Yogi Berra in the Broadway play "Bronx Bombers." His real-life wife, Tracey Shayne, played Berra's wife, Carmen.

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