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: 69
Highest Metascore: 92 This Is Spinal Tap
Lowest Metascore: 44 A Slipping-Down Life
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
12 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
76 Donnie Brasco Feb 28, 1997 Nicky / Nicky tbd
70 City Slickers Jun 7, 1991 Ed Furillo 7.9
78 The Freshman Jul 20, 1990 Victor Ray tbd
76 When Harry Met Sally... Jul 12, 1989 Jess 8.8
67 Good Morning, Vietnam Jan 15, 1988 Lt. Steven Hauk 7.8
75 Tin Men Mar 13, 1987 Mouse tbd
92 This Is Spinal Tap Mar 2, 1984 Tommy Pischedda 8.3
90 The Godfather: Part II Dec 12, 1974 Young Peter Clemenza / Young Peter Clemenza tbd