Bruno Kirby

Biography: The son of veteran character actor Bruce Kirby, affable, nasal-voiced Bruno followed in his father's footsteps by providing solid support to a string of A-listers. Boasting a blue-collar vibe, he initially found work in TV guest spots and as a regular on the short-lived 1972 sitcom The Super, playing the nasty child of star Richard S. Castellano. (Two years later, he played the younger version of Castellano's Godfather character in The Godfather: Part II.) Although he kept busy throughout the 1970s and 1980s, effortlessly alternating between the big and small screens, comedies and dramas, his breakthrough came as a humorless military man (and Robin Williams' foil) in 1987's Good Morning, Vietnam. Kirby hit his stride playing the cheery second banana to another star, Billy Crystal, in When Harry Met Sally and City Slickers. In the 1990s, Kirby continued to embody diverse characters, but by the end of the decade, his career had dramatically slowed. He appeared in only occasionalThe son of veteran character actor Bruce Kirby, affable, nasal-voiced Bruno followed in his father's footsteps by providing solid support to a string of A-listers. Boasting a blue-collar vibe, he initially found work in TV guest spots and as a regular on the short-lived 1972 sitcom The Super, playing the nasty child of star Richard S. Castellano. (Two years later, he played the younger version of Castellano's Godfather character in The Godfather: Part II.) Although he kept busy throughout the 1970s and 1980s, effortlessly alternating between the big and small screens, comedies and dramas, his breakthrough came as a humorless military man (and Robin Williams' foil) in 1987's Good Morning, Vietnam. Kirby hit his stride playing the cheery second banana to another star, Billy Crystal, in When Harry Met Sally and City Slickers. In the 1990s, Kirby continued to embody diverse characters, but by the end of the decade, his career had dramatically slowed. He appeared in only occasional projects until his premature death from complications related to leukemia in August 2006. Expand

Bruno Kirby's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 67
Highest Metascore: 92 This Is Spinal Tap
Lowest Metascore: 44 A Slipping-Down Life
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
15 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
44 A Slipping-Down Life May 14, 2004 Kiddie Arcades Manager 7.5
61 Stuart Little Dec 17, 1999 Mr. Reginald 'Reggie' Stout 6.6
76 Donnie Brasco Feb 28, 1997 Nicky / Nicky tbd
49 Sleepers Oct 18, 1996 Shakes' Father 8.6
46 The Basketball Diaries Apr 21, 1995 Swifty 4.3
70 City Slickers Jun 7, 1991 Ed Furillo 7.9
78 The Freshman Jul 20, 1990 Victor Ray tbd
48 We're No Angels Dec 15, 1989 Deputy tbd
76 When Harry Met Sally... Jul 12, 1989 Jess 8.8
67 Good Morning, Vietnam Jan 15, 1988 Lt. Steven Hauk 7.7
75 Tin Men Mar 13, 1987 Mouse / Mouse 6.5
56 Flesh+Blood Aug 30, 1985 Orbec / Orbec 7.2
71 Birdy Dec 21, 1984 Renaldi tbd
92 This Is Spinal Tap Mar 2, 1984 Tommy Pischedda 8.2
90 The Godfather: Part II Dec 12, 1974 Young Peter Clemenza / Young Peter Clemenza tbd