Cali Scolari is best known for being the only daughter among four children of actor, Peter Scolari. His father who was best known for his roles as Michael Harris on Newhart (1984–1990) and Henry Desmond in Bosom Buddies (1980–1982) is being reported to have passed away on October 21 at the age of 66 after a two year battle with cancer.
Cali Scolari Career
Cali was surrounded by inspiring theater from a very young age. She attended the Professional Performing Arts School in Midtown Manhattan for both Middle School and High School studying Theater. Upon graduating, her passion was stronger than ever and she found herself auditioning to study at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.
She finished up her training at the two-year evening conservatory and graduated in July of 2021.
Cali Scolari Parents & Siblings
Cali was born from Peter Scolari’s second marriage to actress Cathy Trien, with whom he had two children, her and one brother. She also has two other brothers from Scolari’s first marriage to Debra Steagal. Cali was the last born and the only daughter of the actor. Her three brothers are Nicholas, Joseph, and Keaton,
She shared a picture of herself with her three two brothers on August 23, 2020, on Instagram with the caption, “Scolari siblings reunited !!! I have 3 older brothers, don’t f**k with me ❤️”
Peter Scolari Death & Cause
Scolari died from cancer on October 22, 2021, at age 66. His death was confirmed by his manager Ellen Lubin Sanitsky of Wright Entertainment.
Scolari was a prolific actor, both on television and on Broadway. He won an Emmy in 2016 for his portrayal of Tad Horvath on “Girls,” the father of Hannah (Lena Dunham). From 1987-1989, he was nominated three times for supporting actor Emmys for his role as Michael Harris on “Newhart,” Bob Newhart’s beloved CBS comedy.
On Friday, Newhart issued a statement to Variety: “I knew that Peter was sick, but his death still comes as a great shock. We were friends and colleagues for over 40 years. Julia [Duffy] and Peter, as a vacuous couple (Michael and Stephanie), were an essential part of the success of ‘Newhart.’ In life, he was a fantastic person, and it was a joy to work together. He will be sorely missed and his passing at 66 is much too early.”
“I don’t have the words to describe what a good man Peter Scolari was, besides being a tremendous talent he was always willing to reach out a hand and help others. He had many gifts in his life and he always shared them freely. Rest Easy, Peter, wrote Noel Casler.
I don’t have the words to describe what a good man Peter Scolari was, besides being a tremendous talent he was always willing to reach out a hand and help others. He had many gifts in his life and he always shared them freely. Rest Easy, Peter.🙏
— NoelCaslerComedy (@caslernoel) October 22, 2021