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September 29, 1995 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
By just about any standard you can think of, Peter Scolari is a whopping success. He's been acting on TV for the past 16 years. He's had hit shows and Emmy nominations. He's well paid, has a home in Ojai, a wife and two sons. He has an offer to star in a Broadway musical. His new sitcom, "Dweebs," gets its second airing tonight on CBS. Only there's this one problem--one of his dearest friends, actually: Tom Hanks.
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January 12, 2006 | J.A. Adande
The biggest story in the NFL playoffs is Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts, which, of course, has me thinking about the show "Bosom Buddies." I can't watch Manning without wondering what happened to Ryan Leaf. And I can't mention Leaf without recalling Peter Scolari. If you don't know who Peter Scolari is, that's the point. Back in the early 1980s, he co-starred with Tom Hanks in a TV show called "Bosom Buddies."
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October 17, 1996 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The zippy, nostalgic comedy "That Thing You Do!" marks not only Tom Hanks' feature film directing debut. It's also his on-screen reunion with actor Peter Scolari. Hanks and Scolari got their big breaks 16 years ago starring in the ABC comedy series "Bosom Buddies." Scolari's Henry Desmond and Hanks' Kip Wilson were junior copywriters at a New York ad agency who dressed in drag in order to get a room in a women's-only hotel.
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October 17, 1996 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The zippy, nostalgic comedy "That Thing You Do!" marks not only Tom Hanks' feature film directing debut. It's also his on-screen reunion with actor Peter Scolari. Hanks and Scolari got their big breaks 16 years ago starring in the ABC comedy series "Bosom Buddies." Scolari's Henry Desmond and Hanks' Kip Wilson were junior copywriters at a New York ad agency who dressed in drag in order to get a room in a women's-only hotel.
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March 19, 1989 | Patricia Brennan, The Washington Post
"Newhart's" Michael Harris, a vain, somewhat arrogant and--many think--quintessential yuppie, is in trouble. In a downward spiral that began in January, Harris (played by Peter Scolari) was fired from the "Vermont Today" television series. In February, having discovered that not even an executive headhunter could find him another job in television, Harris became a salesman at a discount shoe store.
SPORTS
January 12, 2006 | J.A. Adande
The biggest story in the NFL playoffs is Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts, which, of course, has me thinking about the show "Bosom Buddies." I can't watch Manning without wondering what happened to Ryan Leaf. And I can't mention Leaf without recalling Peter Scolari. If you don't know who Peter Scolari is, that's the point. Back in the early 1980s, he co-starred with Tom Hanks in a TV show called "Bosom Buddies."
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February 17, 1991 | DANIEL CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Actors on television are usually known best by their last series role--a blessing and a curse that Peter Scolari knows too well. For six seasons on the CBS comedy series "Newhart," Scolari was familiar to audiences as the pretentious Michael Harris, a smarmy, yet somehow likable yuppie. For two seasons before "Newhart," Scolari was Hildegard, Tom Hanks' roommate-in-drag on ABC's cult sitcom "Bosom Buddies." Before that, he was a minor character in the short-lived ABC sitcom "Goodtime Girls."
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December 14, 1990 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Corporate Affairs," which makes a stopover at one of the Egyptian's small annex screens on the way to the video stores, is a "Working Girl" knock-off that's tedious and contrived in the extreme. Its only interest is the opportunity it provides to see how the same actress, Mary Crosby, can be so good in one movie ("Eating") and so bad in another. In "Corporate Affairs," which Terence H.
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April 19, 2010 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
Before the two best-actor Oscars, the hit movies and other distinguished projects that catapulted him into Hollywood's elite ranks, Tom Hanks was an un-pretty woman. In 1980, Hanks got one of his first breaks with "Bosom Buddies," an ABC show in which he and Peter Scolari played bachelor ad men who move into an all-female apartment house after their building is condemned. The actors donned wigs, bras, pantyhose, wigs and skirts as they hung out with their neighbors, including a blond bombshell (Donna Dixon)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 29, 1995 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
By just about any standard you can think of, Peter Scolari is a whopping success. He's been acting on TV for the past 16 years. He's had hit shows and Emmy nominations. He's well paid, has a home in Ojai, a wife and two sons. He has an offer to star in a Broadway musical. His new sitcom, "Dweebs," gets its second airing tonight on CBS. Only there's this one problem--one of his dearest friends, actually: Tom Hanks.
NEWS
February 17, 1991 | DANIEL CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Actors on television are usually known best by their last series role--a blessing and a curse that Peter Scolari knows too well. For six seasons on the CBS comedy series "Newhart," Scolari was familiar to audiences as the pretentious Michael Harris, a smarmy, yet somehow likable yuppie. For two seasons before "Newhart," Scolari was Hildegard, Tom Hanks' roommate-in-drag on ABC's cult sitcom "Bosom Buddies." Before that, he was a minor character in the short-lived ABC sitcom "Goodtime Girls."
NEWS
March 19, 1989 | Patricia Brennan, The Washington Post
"Newhart's" Michael Harris, a vain, somewhat arrogant and--many think--quintessential yuppie, is in trouble. In a downward spiral that began in January, Harris (played by Peter Scolari) was fired from the "Vermont Today" television series. In February, having discovered that not even an executive headhunter could find him another job in television, Harris became a salesman at a discount shoe store.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 1989 | DON SHIRLEY
Judge Reinhold is "The Sad Professor," the title character in the fourth installment of this season's KCET comedy series "Trying Times" (Sunday at 8 p.m. and Tuesday at 10 p.m. on Channel 28). This professor starts crying at unexpected moments. Although barely 30, he's going through a premature mid-life crisis. He's tired of his perfectly supportive wife (Linda Purl).
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February 8, 1987 | Craig Modderno
Jane Fonda is developing Carlos Fuentes' book, "Gringo Viezo," which she will produce and star in. Luis Puenzo will write and direct the drama, which shoots in Mexico late this summer. . . . Art Carney has a forced reunion with his feuding brother Barnard Hughes when they are trapped in the basement of a building they built in an episode of "The Cavanaughs" that shoots this week in L.A. . . .
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