Emmy-winning actor Scolari passed away at the age of 66 after being diagnosed with cancer, which he fought for two years. Scolari and Hanks starred together “Dear friend” in breakout roles for both actors, but only aired for two seasons, from 1980 to 1982.
Hanks recalls his time working with Scolari on Tuesday Episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live”.
“God bless him, I miss him every day,” Hanks said of his late friend. “I don’t know how many people really change your life when you cross paths with them.”
The first episode of “Bossom Friends” aired in November 1980. Scolari plays Hanks’ boisterous, sarcastic Kip, the nice, shy Henry to two young professionals in New York who dressed in drag to stay at an affordable women’s hotel. Their characters were also introduced as brothers to their alter egos Buffy (Hanks) and Hildegard (Scolari).
“He and I met, we picked up the script, and we started screwing around. I really thought, ‘This is it. That’s how it works. It’s like a hand inside a glove,’” Hanks said. remembered. “We had two years of doing this with you shooting for three weeks and taking a week off and every week there was some brand of cuckoo adventure.”
Kimmel showed a clip from an ABC comedy from 40 years earlier in which Kip and Henry were trapped in a cabin and desperate for food, so Hanks Kip proposed a settlement, suggesting cannibalism if hunger was unbearable. Given. As Kip begins to panic, there is a knock on the cabin door and both Hanks and Scolari speak in unison, pretending to be a woman’s voice.
Hanks had tears in his eyes after watching the “Bossom Friends” clip.
The 65-year-old actor said, “Peter has a lovely family, his wife Tracy has great kids and we’ve lost him to the emperor of all perversions, so thank you for showing us this.”
Hanks recently interviewed “Bossom Friends” producer Thomas L. Miller, whom he remembered in a tweet last April.
“Bless the man, Tom Miller, who made me Peter Scolari’s bosom buddy. A kind and thoughtful man who changed my life,” He tweeted.