Bruno Kirby

Bruno Kirby

  • Highest Rated: 97% The Godfather, Part II (1974)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Golden Gate (1994)
  • Birthday: Apr 28, 1949
  • Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
  • Character and supporting actor Bruno Kirby (he also billed himself as B. Kirby or Bruce Kirby) made his film debut in Young Graduates (1971). Kirby was born Bruno Quidaciolu Jr. and is the son of actor Bruce Kirby. For a while he appeared regularly on the television education drama Room 222 (1969-1974) and launched into steady carefree appearances in made-for-TV movies such as The Summer Without Boys (1973) and features such as The Harrad Experiment (1973). He first gained notice for a small role he played as Clemenza in The Godfather, Pt. II (1974). It was not until the late '80s that he began getting much larger roles and greater respect. The turn-around came when Kirby was cast as Lieutenant Hauk, the hilariously untalented wanna-be comedian, in charge of zany Robin Williams' morning radio show in Good Morning Vietnam (1987). One of his most memorable roles of the '80s was that of Billy Crystal's best buddy, a man who finds romantic bliss with Carrie Fisher, in When Harry Met Sally (1989). In 1991, he again turned in another charming performance as Ed Furillo in City Slickers (1991). In 1997, he played a supporting role in Donnie Brasco. In addition to feature-film work, he also continued to appear frequently on television series as a guest star and in movies-of-the-week. He died suddenly of leukemia, at age 57, on August 14, 2006.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Played Detective Allen 2006
No Score Yet Helter Skelter Vincent Bugliosi 2004
No Score Yet One Eyed King Mickey 2001
No Score Yet American Tragedy Actor 2000
No Score Yet Spy Games Max 1999
67% Stuart Little Reginald Stout 1999
26% A Slipping-Down Life Kiddie Acres Manager 1999
88% Donnie Brasco Nicky 1997
73% Sleepers Shakes' Father 1996
46% The Basketball Diaries Swifty 1995
0% Golden Gate Ron Pirelli 1994
54% Hoffa Night Club Comedian (uncredited) 1992
No Score Yet Mastergate Actor 1992
No Score Yet Getting Up and Going Home Actor 1992
88% City Slickers Ed Furillo 1991
No Score Yet Bad Jim Actor 1990
93% The Freshman Victor Ray 1990
47% We're No Angels Deputy 1989
90% When Harry Met Sally Jess 1989
40% Bert Rigby, You're a Fool Kyle De Forrest 1989
67% Lady in White Actor 1988
No Score Yet Frank Nitti: The Enforcer Actor 1988
No Score Yet The In Crowd Norris 1988
90% Good Morning, Vietnam Lt. Steven Hauk 1987
81% Tin Men Actor 1987
No Score Yet Legends - Live at Montreux 1997 Mouse 1987
11% Armed and Dangerous Police Captain 1986
90% Sweet Dreams Arthur Godfrey 1985
81% Flesh & Blood (Flesh+Blood) (The Rose and the Sword) Orbec 1985
85% Birdy Renaldi 1984
95% This Is Spinal Tap Tommy Pischedda 1984
No Score Yet Kiss My Grits Actor 1982
81% Modern Romance Kay 1981
No Score Yet Borderline Jimmy Fante 1980
17% Where the Buffalo Roam Marty Lewis 1980
92% Between the Lines David 1977
No Score Yet Baby Blue Marine Pop Mosley 1976
97% The Godfather, Part II Young Clemenza 1974
57% Cinderella Liberty Alcott 1973
No Score Yet Superdad Stanley 1973
No Score Yet The Harrad Experiment Harry 1973
No Score Yet How to Frame a Figg Dale Groat 1971
No Score Yet The Young Graduates Les 1971

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

66% Entourage
2004-2011
Guest Paul
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Jury
2004
Carmen Pintozzi
  • 2004
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
Himself
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1993
No Score Yet Mad About You
1992-1999
  • 1996
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
1993-1999
Director Victor Helms Sr.
  • 1995
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Voice of Marco
  • 1993
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
  • 1991
No Score Yet Fame
1982-1987
Marty
  • 1982
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
  • 1975
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
1972-1983
Boone
  • 1972

QUOTES FROM Bruno Kirby CHARACTERS

Lt. Steven Hauk
Sir, in my heart I know I'm funny.
Jess
Marriages don't break up on account of infidelity. It's just a symptom that something else is wrong.
Harry Burns
Oh, really? Well, that symptom is fucking my wife!
Victor Ray
[hands Clark a fake passport] Is that a piece of work or what?
Clark Kellogg
What is this? "Rodolfo Lasparri"?
Clark Kellogg
What is this? 'Rodolfo Lasparri'?
Clark Kellogg
[In Little Italy] This is it?
Clark Kellogg
[in Little Italy] This is it?
Victor Ray
Yeah. Safest neighborhood in New York. [Gunshot in the background]
Victor Ray
Yeah. Safest neighborhood in New York. [gunshot in the background]
Jess
I like saying its in the den its got a nice ring to it.
Jess
Emily is terrific.
Harry Burns
Ya. Of course when I asked her where she was when Kennedy was shot she said "Ted Kennedy was shot?"
Harry Burns
Ya. Of course when I asked her where she was when Kennedy was shot she said 'Ted Kennedy was shot?'
Jess
Baby Fish mouth, Baby fish mouth!
Lt. Steven Hauk
Sir, in my heart, I know I'm funny.