Wexler: "The Scoleri Brothers!"
Stantz: "Friends of yours?"
Wexler: "I tried them for murder! Gave 'em the chair!"
~ Judge Stephen Wexler upon recognizing the Scoleri Brothers.

Nunzio Scoleri and Tony Scoleri, better known as the Scoleri Brothers, (also the Scoleri Bros.) are a ghostly pair of psychopathic brothers that were killers condemned to execution and antagonists in Ghostbusters II. These two convicted murderers were sentenced to death by electrocution by Judge Stephen "The Hammer" Wexler.

Nunzio Scoleri was portrayed by Tim Lawrence, and Tony Scoleri was portrayed by Jim Fye.


Tony Scoleri

The skinny killer of the Scoleri Brothers. The front cover of the 1999 DVD front cover suggests his skin color may be an ugly brownish-yellow. He was confined by Ray and with Nunzio, was trapped and imprisoned by Egon.

Nunzio Scoleri

The ogre-like obese killer of the Scoleri Brothers. The front cover of the 1999 DVD front cover suggests his skin color may be a dark purplish-blue. He carried out the prosecutor shortly after breaking free of his chair. He was confined by Peter and with Tony, was trapped and imprisoned by Egon.


In 1948, Judge Stephen "The Hammer" Wexler tried the Scoleri Brothers for murder and sentenced them to death by electrocution. They were executed at Ossining Prison via the electric chair.

Over 40 years later, in late 1989, Judge Wexler's tirade, while sentencing Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz and Egon Spengler, negatively charged the Mood Slime among the court exhibits. As a result, the Scoleri Brothers manifested from the slime as apparitions strapped into ghostly electric chairs. Wexler immediately recognized them and they responded by crashing into the judge's bench. Wexler then explained to the defendants that he tried the Scoleri Brothers for murder and "gave them the chair!"

As Nunzio carried off the prosecutor into the courtroom's hall, the Ghostbusters and Louis Tully convinced Wexler to dismiss the case and rescind their judicial restraining orders, forbidding them from using their equipment, in exchange for defeating the ghosts. Peter confined Nunzio while Ray confined Tony. After they were brought to the center of the room, Egon trapped and imprisoned them. As Louis hoisted the loaded trap, the Ghostbusters announced to the court reporters outside that they were back in business. The prosecutor was given aid by a paramedic from an unspecified leg injury caused by Nunzio.



  • The Scoleri Brothers are portrayed by Tim Lawrence and Jim Fye in latex suits with animatronic masks. Ostensibly, Tony and Nunzio are based on the real-life Scoleri Brothers, who once robbed Harold Ramis' father Nate Ramis' store.
  • Some however have suggested that they might be based instead on Tony and Eddie Scoleri, who were convicted of robbing and killing a store owner in Philadelphia in the 1960s. None of this is known for certain however.
  • They appeared as bosses in the New Ghostbusters II Video Game and the Ghostbusters II Game Boy game. They were also rumored to appear in Ghostbusters: The Video Game, but didn't.
  • While the Scoleri Brothers are described in the script — and in many offshoots, such as in trading cards, the novelization, and so on — as shooting lightning from their fingertips, they never do so in the movie.
  • Their full names were never revealed in the movie.


           Sony Pictures Logo.png Villains

Animated Features
The Beast | Constance Nebbercracker | Shaw | Tank Evans | Reggie Belafonte | Mayor Shelbourne | Fifi | Doug | Quasimodo Wilson | Esmeralda | Queen Victoria | Chester V | Live Corp (Chester V's Holograms & Barb) | Bela | Bat Cronies | Ed and Edna | King Leonard Mudbeard | Green Pigs | Douche | Gargamel (2017) | Azrael (2017) | Monty | Smiler | Anti-Virus Bots | Hunter | King Herod | Thaddeus and Rufus | Abraham Van Helsing | Ericka Van Helsing | Kingpin | Prowler | Doctor Octopus | Tombstone | Scorpion | Green Goblin | Vanessa Fisk | Richard Fisk | Zeta | PAL Labs (PAL, PAL Max, Glaxxon 5000 and PAL Max Prime)

Live-Action Films
Christine | Gozer | Stay Puft Marshmallow Man | Terror Dogs (Zuul & Vinz Clortho) | Library Ghost | Dr. Christopher Meddows | Vigo | Janosz Poha | Scoleri Brothers | Mink Coat | Luc Deveraux | Andrew Scott | Van Pelt | Agatha Trunchbull | Harry Wormwood | Cable Guy | Arachnids | Edgar the Bug | Zilla | Alley Cats (Smokey, Monty, Lucky, Red & Unnamed Gray Cat) | Snowbell | S.E.T.H. | Genus | General Russell Woodman | Green Goblin | Dennis Carradine | Bank Robbers | Harry Osborn | J. Jonah Jameson | Falcon | Serleena | Scrad & Charlie | Jarra | Dog Poop | Corn Face | Pineal Eye | Mosh Tendrils | Flesh Balls | Jeff | Creepy | Kylothians | Doctor Octopus | Grigori Rasputin | Karl Ruprecht Kroenen | Ilsa Von Haupstein | Sammael | Ogdru-Jahad (Behemoth) | Mr. Electric | Minus | Zorgons | Robot | Venom | Sandman | Gargamel (2011) | Azrael (2011) | Boris the Animal | Weasel | Lilly | Obadiah Price | Mr. Wu | Boglodites | Lizard | Gustav Fiers | Cash Register Thief | Norman Osborn | Vexy and Hackus | Electro | Green Goblin | Donald Menken | Rhino | Ashley Kafka | Felica Hardy | Vincent Moore | Hippo | Amerika | Ninja | Yolandi | Slappy the Dummy | Monsters (Giant Praying Mantis, Will Blake, Madame Doom, Brent Green, Count Nightwing & The Haunted Mask) | Rowan North | Mayhem | Electrocuted Ghost | Gertrude Aldridge | Francis Begbie | Sick Boy | Bestman Salvage (Vulture, Tinkerer, Shocker #1, Shocker #2 & Randy Vale) | Mac Gargan | Aaron Davis | Russel Van Pelt | Tommy Madigan | Thomas McGregor | Mr. McGregor | Mrs. McGregor | James Tod | Eddie Brock/Venom | Carlton Drake/Riot | Roland Treece | Cletus Kasady | High-T | The Twins | Riza Stavros | Luca Brasi | The Hive | Mysterio's Crew (Mysterio, William Ginter Riva, Victoria Snow, Gutes Guterman, Janice Lincoln, & Doug) | Elementals (Molten Man, Hydro-Man, Sandman, Cyclone & Elemental Fusion) | Skrulls (Talos) | Obadiah Stane | Jurgen the Brutal

See Also
Bad Boys Villains | The Boys Villains | Ghostbusters Villains | Ghost Rider Villains | Godzilla Villains | Goosebumps Villains | Hotel Transylvania Villains | Jackie Chan Adventures Villains | Jumanji Villains | Karate Kid Villains | Men in Black Villains | Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters Villains | Spider-Man Villains | Stuart Little Villains | The Boondock Villains | Total Recall Villains | Trainspotting Villains | XXX Villains | Underworld Villains

           GhostbustersTitle.png Villains

Ghostbusters (1984): Gozer | Stay Puft Marshmallow Man | Terror Dogs (Zuul & Vinz Clortho) | Library Ghost
Ghostbusters II: Vigo | Janosz Poha | Scoleri Brothers | Mink Coat
Ghostbusters (2016): Rowan North | Marshmallow Man | Mayhem | Electrocuted Ghost | Gertrude Aldridge

The Real Ghostbusters: Grundel | Samhain | Cathulhu | Cult of Cathulhu (Spawn of Cathulhu & Clark Ashton) | Tiamat | Old One | Old One Cult (Dmitri Smerdyakov) | Wat | Quetzalcoatl | Spectral Mass | Winchester Wolf | Apshai | Anshar | Kishnar
Extreme Ghostbusters: Achira | The Ringleader | Demonic Clowns | Tempus | Mistress | Demi-Dog | Cohila | Harasvelg | Shanbahac

Tiamat | Senta | Morgan Le Fay | Idulnas | Gozerian Terror Bear | Gozo | Koza'Rai

Video Games
Cult of Gozer (Ivo Shandor, Black Slime Behemoth, Azetlor, Spider Witch & Chairman) | Chef Ghost | Sloars | Juvenile Sloar | Gozerian Servitors | Cult of Dumazu (Dumazu & Ismael McEnthol) | Janna

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.