Tom Hanks got his big break starring with Peter Scolari on “Bosom Buddies” back in 1980. The series, a take off on “Some Like it Hot,” only ran a couple of seasons but established them, featured future Tony winner Holland Taylor, and actress Donna Dixon who went on to marry Dan Aykroyd. Scolari would go on to successes on “Newhart” and “Girls,” where he won an Emmy.
When Scolari died last month from cancer at age 66, Hanks remained mum on social media. But last night he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel and reminisced about Scolari, who he worked with again years later on Broadway in “Lucky Guy.”
The Scolari part of the talk begins at 10:53.