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      Bruno Kirby

      Bruno Kirby

      Highest Rated: 96% This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Apr 28, 1949

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      With his distinctively high-pitched, raspy voice and often agitated performances, Bruno Kirby was one of the most instantly recognizable character actors in film and on television. He broke into TV with a recurring role on the comedy drama "Room 222" (ABC, 1969-1974), and began working in film with small parts in efforts like "Cinderella Liberty" (1973), before gaining wide exposure in Francis Ford Coppola's Academy Award-winning sequel to his Mafia family epic, "The Godfather, Part II" (1974). Kirby enjoyed diverse, if sometimes brief, portrayals in the features "Where The Buffalo Roam" (1980), "This is Spinal Tap" (1984), and "Good Morning, Vietnam" (1987). It was, however, for two separate roles - in each of which he played Billy Crystal's best friend - that Kirby would be most remembered: in the oft-quoted romantic comedy "When Harry Met Sally" (1989), followed by "City Slickers" (1991). He continued to work extensively, returning to the mob in such projects as "Donnie Brasco" (1997), and as a high-profile defense attorney in the made-for-TV movie "American Tragedy" (CBS, 2000), before succumbing to the effects of leukemia in 2006. Kirby's highly regarded career served as the perfect reverse illustration to the age-old theater axiom that there are no small roles, only small actors. By all accounts, Kirby never gave a small performance in his regrettably brief life.

      Highest rated movies

      This Is Spinal Tap The Godfather, Part II
      The Freshman
      Between the Lines
      When Harry Met Sally...
      City Slickers
      Good Morning, Vietnam
      Donnie Brasco


      CITY SLICKERS, Daniel Stern, Billy Crystal, Bruno Kirby, 1991 WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM, Bruno Kirby, 1980, (c)Universal WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM, Bill Murray, Bruno Kirby, 1980, (c) Universal THE FRESHMAN, Bruno Kirby, 1990, (c)TriStar GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM, Bruno Kirby, J.T. Walsh, 1987, (c)Buena Vista Pictures ALMOST SUMMER, Bruno Kirby, John Friedrich, Thomas Carter, 1978, (c) Universal Pictures WHEN HARRY MET SALLY..., Bruno Kirby, Carrie Fisher, 1989, (c) Columbia ALMOST SUMMER, John Friedrich, Lee Purcell (back row), Bruno Kirby, Tim Matheson (front row), 1978, (c) Universal Pictures WHEN HARRY MET SALLY..., Bruno Kirby, Carrie Fisher, 1989, (c) Columbia CITY SLICKERS, from left: Bruno Kirby, Daniel Stern, Billy Crystal, 1991. ©Columbia Pictures WHEN HARRY MET SALLY..., Bruno Kirby, Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, 1989, (c) Columbia DONNIE BRASCO, James Russo, Al Pacino, Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby, Johnny Depp, 1997 CITY SLICKERS, from left: Bruno Kirby, Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, 1991. ©Columbia Pictures THE GODFATHER: PART II, John Aprea, Robert DeNiro, Bruno Kirby, 1974 MODERN ROMANCE, Albert Brooks, Bruno Kirby, 1981, (c) Columbia DONNIE BRASCO, Bruno Kirby, 1997, (c) TriStar DONNIE BRASCO, Al Pacino, James Russo, Bruno Kirby, Jr., Michael Madsen, Johnny Depp, 1997 DONNIE BRASCO, Johnny Depp (reading newspaper), Bruno Kirby (looking over shoulder), 1997, (c) TriStar WHEN HARRY MET SALLY..., Bruno Kirby, Carrie Fisher, 1989. (c) Columbia Pictures. CITY SLICKERS, foreground, bent over: Bruno Kirby, Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, 1991. ©Columbia Pictures



      No Score Yet 11% Played Unknown (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 63% Helter Skelter Vincent Bugliosi (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 33% One Eyed King Mickey (Character) - 2001
      27% 44% A Slipping-Down Life Kiddie Arcades Manager (Character) $95.4K 1999
      No Score Yet 57% History Is Made at Night Max Fisher (Character) - 1999
      67% 41% Stuart Little Mr. Stout (Voice) $140.0M 1999
      88% 89% Donnie Brasco Nicky (Character) $42.0M 1997
      73% 85% Sleepers Lorenzo's Father (Character) $53.3M 1996
      47% 76% The Basketball Diaries Swifty (Character) $2.1M 1995
      0% 7% Golden Gate Agent Ron Pirelli (Character) $395.1K 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mastergate Unknown (Character) - 1992
      89% 64% City Slickers Ed Furillo (Character) $119.8M 1991
      94% 61% The Freshman Victor Ray, Carmine's Nephew (Character) $20.7M 1990
      45% 41% We're No Angels Deputy (Character) $10.0M 1989
      91% 89% When Harry Met Sally... Jess (Character) $90.4M 1989
      No Score Yet 27% Nitti: The Enforcer Unknown (Character) - 1988
      89% 82% Good Morning, Vietnam 2nd Lt. Steven Hauk (Character) $123.9M 1987
      78% 64% Tin Men Mouse (Character) $25.3M 1987
      86% 63% Flesh & Blood Orbec (Character) - 1985
      80% 84% Birdy Renaldi (Character) - 1984
      96% 92% This Is Spinal Tap Tommy Pischedda (Character) $188.8K 1984
      82% 72% Modern Romance Jay (Character) - 1981
      19% 73% Where the Buffalo Roam Marty Lewis (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 37% Borderline Jimmy Fante (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Almost Summer Bobby DeVito (Character) - 1978
      94% 50% Between the Lines David Entwhistle (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Baby Blue Marine Pop Mosley (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 36% Superdad Stanley (Character) - 1974
      96% 97% The Godfather, Part II Young Peter Clemenza (Character) - 1974
      56% 63% Cinderella Liberty Alcott (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 12% The Harrad Experiment Harry Schacht (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet All My Darling Daughters Anthony Stephanelli (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 40% The Young Graduates Les (Character) - 1971


      65% 82% Entourage Rhil Rubenstein (Guest Star) 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jury Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      92% No Score Yet The Beat Director 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Unknown (Voice) 1999
      100% 62% The Larry Sanders Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mad About You Virgil (Guest Star) 1996
      91% 89% Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      95% 94% Frasier Marco (Guest Voice) 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fallen Angels Tony Reseck (Character) 1993
      82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1991
      97% No Score Yet Hill Street Blues Louis (Guest Star) 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fame Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Keith Wicks (Guest Star) 1973-1976
      No Score Yet 79% Columbo Sergeant George Kramer (Guest Star) 1973-1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 222 Unknown (Guest Star) 1971-1972