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

Average career score: 92
Highest Metascore: 99 The Larry Sanders Show: Season 6
Lowest Metascore: 80 Frasier: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
4 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
99 The Larry Sanders Show: Season 6 Mar 15, 1998 Himself 5.4
97 The Larry Sanders Show: Season 5 Nov 13, 1996 Himself 5.8
tbd Homicide: Life on the Street: Season 4 Oct 20, 1995 Director 7.8
80 Frasier: Season 1 Sep 16, 1993 Voice Of Marco 8.3
91 The Larry Sanders Show: Season 2 Jun 2, 1993 Himself 7.1
tbd It's Garry Shandling's Show: Season 4 Nov 10, 1989 Brad Brillnick tbd
tbd M*A*S*H: Season 1 Sep 17, 1972 Boone tbd