Bruno Kirby

Bruno Kirby

Highest Rated: 96% The Godfather, Part II (1974)

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

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




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
26% 44% A Slipping-Down Life Kiddie Arcades Manager (Character) $95.4K 1999
No Score Yet 54% 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
52% 42% Mr. Wonderful Dante (Character) $2.1M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mastergate Unknown (Character) - 1992
91% 64% City Slickers Ed Furillo (Character) $119.8M 1991
94% 61% The Freshman Victor Ray, Carmine's Nephew (Character) $20.7M 1990
47% 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
95% 92% This Is Spinal Tap Tommy Pischedda (Character) $188.8K 1984
82% 71% Modern Romance Jay (Character) - 1981
19% 73% Where the Buffalo Roam Marty Lewis (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 33% Borderline Jimmy Fante (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Almost Summer Bobby DeVito (Character) - 1978
94% 53% Between the Lines David Entwhistle (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Baby Blue Marine Pop Mosley (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 37% Superdad Stanley (Character) - 1974
96% 97% The Godfather, Part II Young Peter Clemenza (Character) - 1974
63% 63% Cinderella Liberty Alcott (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% 83% The Larry Sanders Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 87% Mad About You Virgil (Guest Star) 1996
91% 100% Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
95% 94% Frasier Marco (Guest Voice) 1993
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1991
97% 100% 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 Unknown (Guest Star) 1975-1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 222 Unknown (Guest Star) 1971-1972