Special Guests

 


PETER SCOLARI

PETER SCOLARI

Peter Scolari has been in a lot of movies and TV programs. Scolari's first ongoing role was in his first short-lived 1980 sitcom Goodtime Girls, as the juggling neighbor of the title characters. He was then cast co-starring with then-unknown Tom Hanks, in another sitcom Bosom Buddies, as two young creative professionals who disguise themselves as women to get an affordable apartment in a women-only building. After Bosom Buddies was cancelled in 1982, and still struggling as an actor, Scolari joined the cast of Newhart, opposite Bob Newhart, in 1984, where he played Michael Harris, the yuppie local TV producer, until the series' conclusion in 1990. He has remained close to Newhart, with whom he frequently plays golf, since the show's cancellation. Following central roles in the unsuccessful series Family Album and Dweebs, Scolari spent three seasons playing inventor Wayne Szalinski, a role originated on film by Rick Moranis, in the TV adaptation of the Disney film Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. He later had a recurring role as the father of Lena Dunham's character on HBO's Girls, for which he won an Emmy in 2016. He also portrayed Gotham City’s corrupt police commissioner, Gillian B. Loeb, in Fox’s superhero crime drama Gotham. Scolari has appeared on Broadway in Wicked, 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 1996, Scolari starred in a version of the stage musical Stop the World – I Want to Get Off produced for the A&E television network. In 2014, Scolari portrayed Yogi Berra in Bronx Bombers. His wife Tracey Shayne played Berra's wife Carmen. Subsequently, he played the part of The Wizard in the Broadway musical Wicked.

NICHOLLE TOM

NICHOLLE TOM

Nicholle is probably best known for her role as "Maggie Sheffield" on The Nanny (1993) or "Ryce Newton" in Universals Beethoven (1992), as well as the sequel, Beethoven's 2nd (1993). Nicholle has been keeping busy doing both comedy and dramatic roles on some of Tv's most popular shows. Most recently portraying Peter Scolari's daughter, Miriam Loeb, on Fox's "Gotham" (2014- ) and Reoccurring as Brassy Blonde, Maureen, on ShowTimes "Masters of Sex" Other recent comedy guest stars include the sexually frustrated mother of two, Debby, on the NBC comedy "About a Boy" (TV Series) And struggling plantation actress, Hazel-Fay on Starz, Survivor's Remorse (TV Series) Audiences became familiar with Nicholles dramatic talents when she starred in the title role of the CBS movie, _The Book of Ruth (2004) (TV)_ (Reoccurring). Co-starring with Emmy-winner Christine Lahti, Nicholle portrays an emotionally abused young woman desperately seeking independence from her over-bearing mother. Nicholle was cast in the very first comedy series made for the Independent Film Channel (IFC) The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman (2006). Starring Laura Kightlinger (The Black Dahlia (2006), Will & Grace (1998)), Nicholle plays her very ambitious best friend and partner in crime, "Tara Winsel", who will sell her soul to make it in Hollywood. Nicholle Tom was born in Hinsdale, Illinois on March 23, 1978. She has a twin brother, David Tom, and a sister, Heather Tom Nicholle began classes with the Young Actors Space, when she was 10 and it was there that she discovered her passion for acting. Three years later, her dedication and hard work paid off when she was cast as Charles Grodin's oldest daughter in Ivan Reitman's Beethoven (1992), as well as the sequel, Beethoven's 2nd (1993). Nicholle feels very privileged to be able to play such versatile characters in both comedy and drama. Nicholle had a recurring role as "Sue Scanlon" on the hit TV show Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990). She also starred in several made-for-television movies such as CBS's For My Daughter's Honor (1996) (aka Indecent Seduction), portraying a high school girl seduced by her teacher. In 1992, Nicholle was cast as "Maggie Sheffield" in the CBS sitcom The Nanny (1993). The show, starring Fran Drescher, was a huge hit and ran for six successful years. Nicholle has also costarred with Neve Campbell and William H. Macy in the film Panic (2000), which received critical acclaim at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. She also had a supporting role in Disney's The Princess Diaries (2001) with Julie Andrews. Nicholle also voices the character Kara/Supergirl in the animated series Justice League (2001). Nicholle is also very proud of her siblings' success. Her twin brother, David Tom, and older sister, Heather Tom have both won Emmys for their performances on CBS's The Young and the Restless (1973).