Bruno Kirby PictureBruno Kirby (born Bruno Giovanni Quidaciolu Jr.; April 28, 1949 – August 14, 2006) was an American actor, singer, voice artist, chef, and comedian. He was known for his roles in City Slickers, When Harry Met Sally…, Good Morning, Vietnam, The Godfather Part II, and Donnie Brasco. He voiced Reginald Stout in Stuart Little.

Filmography
 
The Young Graduates (1971) – Les
 
The Harrad Experiment (1973) – Harry Schacht
 
Superdad (1973) – Stanley
 
Cinderella Liberty (1973) – Alcott
 
The Godfather Part II (1974) – Young Clemenza
 
Baby Blue Marine (1976) – Pop Mosley
 
Between the Lines (1977) – David Entwhistle
 
Almost Summer (1978) – Bobby DeVito
 
Ahol a bölény dübörög – Where the Buffalo Roam (1980) – Marty Lewis
 
Borderline (1980) – Jimmy Fante
 
Modern Romance (1981) – Jay
 
Million Dollar Infield (1982) – Lou Buonomato
 
Kiss My Grits (1982) – Flash
 
Hill Street Blues (1983) – Louis
 
This Is Spinal Tap (1984) – Tommy Pischedda
 
Birdy (1984) – Renaldi
 
Flesh and Blood (1985) – Orbec
 
Tin Men (1987) – Mouse
 
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) – Lt. Steven Hauk
 
Bert Rigby, You’re a Fool (1989) – Kyle DeForest
 
When Harry Met Sally… (1989) – Jess
 
We’re No Angels (1989) – Deputy
 
The Freshman (1990) – Victor Ray
 
City Slickers (1991) – Ed Furillo
 
Mastergate (1992) – Abel Lamb
 
Hoffa (1992) – Nightclub Comic (uncredited)
 
Fallen Angels – Vol. 2 (1993) – Tony Reseck
 
Golden Gate (1993) – Agent Ron Pirelli
 
Egy kosaras naplója – The Basketball Diaries (1995) – Swifty
 
Sleepers (1996) – Shakes’ Father
 
Donnie Brasco (1997) – Nicky
 
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1999) – The Great One (voice)
 
A Slipping-Down Life (1999) – Kiddie Acres Manager
 
Spy Games (1999) – Max Fisher
 
Stuart Little (1999) – Mr. Reginald Stout (voice)
 
American Tragedy (2000) – Barry Scheck
 
One Eyed King (2001) – Mickey
 
Helter Skelter (2004) – Vincent Bugliosi
 
Played (2006) – Detective Allen
 
 
 
Awards and nominations
 
Year Result Award Category Film or series
 
1992 Nominated American Comedy Awards Funniest Supporting Actor City Slickers
Early life
 
Kirby was born Bruno Giovanni Quidaciolu Jr. in New York City on April 28, 1949. His father is Bruce Kirby (born Bruno Giovanni Quidaciolu). His brother John Kirby is an acting coach.
Kirby attended Power Memorial Academy.
Career
 
Kirby was a popular character actor through the late 1980s and early 1990s. His film debut was in 1971’s The Young Graduates. It was his role in The Godfather Part II as the young Peter Clemenza, that raised his profile in Hollywood. In the summer of 1972 Kirby, in one of his early television appearances, portrayed Anthony Girelli, the son of Richard Castellano’s character Joe Girelli, in The Super; Castellano had played the older Pete Clemenza in The Godfather.
Other television appearances include Room 222, and the pilot episode of M*A*S*H, portraying the character Boone (he has no lines). He also appeared in the 1974 Columbo episode “By Dawn’s Early Light,” alongside his father Bruce Kirby and in the season 2 episode “Seance” of Emergency!, where he was credited as “B. Kirby Jr.”
Described by Leonard Maltin as the “quintessential New Yorker or cranky straight man”, Kirby appeared in a series of comedies, typically playing fast-talking, belligerent, yet likable, characters. His best-known roles include a colleague of Albert Brooks’ film editor in Modern Romance; a talkative limo driver in This Is Spinal Tap; the jealous, comedically impaired Lt. Hauk in Good Morning, Vietnam; and a shifty assistant to Marlon Brando—a parody of his Godfather role—in The Freshman. Kirby balanced comedies with dramatic roles like Donnie Brasco as a double-dealing mobster.
Kirby appeared with Billy Crystal in When Harry Met Sally… (1989) and City Slickers (1991). Both featured Kirby’s character as the opinionated best friend to Crystal’s character. Kirby refused to sign on for City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly’s Gold unless script changes were made and was subsequently replaced by Jon Lovitz.[citation needed]
In 1991, Kirby made his Broadway debut when he replaced Kevin Spacey in Neil Simon’s Lost in Yonkers. In the last decade of his life, Kirby had success in Stuart Little and was increasingly working in television. He starred as Barry Scheck in a 2000 CBS drama American Tragedy, played a paroled convict in a season three episode of Homicide: Life on the Street, and also directed an episode of that show.
Kirby appeared on the HBO TV series Entourage – Season 3, episode 4 – “Guys and Doll”. He portrayed the movie mogul Phil Rubinstein.
Personal life
 
Kirby, similar to his character in This Is Spinal Tap, was a fan of Frank Sinatra. He enjoyed playing softball in the late 1970s. He was also very allergic to horses and needed daily allergy shots on the set of City Slickers (part of the reason he declined to return for City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly’s Gold) . Kirby was invited to be a member of the Actors Studio in 2006, less than six months before his death.
Kirby married Lynn Sellers on September 29, 2003.
He died August 14, 2006, from complications related to leukemia at the age of 57.
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