Bruno Kirby (1949–2006)

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Native New Yorker and Italianate Bruno Kirby tended towards assertive, pushy, streetwise characters and was armed with a highly distinctive scratchy tenor voice that complemented his slim eyes and droopy puss and accentuated his deadpan comedic instincts on film and TV. The well-regarded character actor was born Bruno Giovanni Quidaciolu on April ... See full bio »

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Known For

City Slickers Ed Furillo
Good Morning, Vietnam Lt. Steven Hauk
Sleepers Shakes' Father


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 2006 Entourage (TV Series)
Phil Rubenstein
- Guys and Doll (2006) ... Phil Rubenstein
 2006 Played
Detective Allen
 2004 The Jury (TV Series)
Carmen Pintozzi
- Too Jung to Die (2004) ... Carmen Pintozzi
 2004 Helter Skelter (TV Movie)
Vincent Bugliosi
 2003/I The Trailer (Short)
 2003 Waiting for Ronald (Short)
 2001 One Eyed King
 2001 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- Bobby Darin: I Want to Be a Legend (2001) ... Narrator (voice)
 2001 Between the Lions (TV Series)
Sad Dad
- The Sad Dad (2001) ... Sad Dad
 2000 American Tragedy (TV Movie)
Barry Scheck
 1999 Stuart Little
Mr. Stout (voice)
 1999 History Is Made at Night
Max Fisher
 1999 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
The Great One
- Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1999) ... The Great One (voice)
 1999 A Slipping-Down Life
Kiddie Acres Manager
 1993-1998 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
Bruno Kirby
- Flip (1998) ... Bruno Kirby
- Putting the 'Gay' Back in Litigation (1998) ... Bruno Kirby
- The Roast (1997) ... Bruno Kirby
- The Book (1997) ... Bruno Kirby
- Artie's Gone (1993) ... Bruno Kirby
 1997 Donnie Brasco
 1996 Mad About You (TV Series)
- The Gym (1996) ... Virgil
 1996 Sleepers
Shakes' Father
 1996 Heavenzapoppin'! (Short)
The Director
 1995 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Victor Helms Sr.
- The Gas Man (1995) ... Victor Helms Sr.
 1995 The Basketball Diaries
 1994 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series)
Cop on the Edge
- Episode dated 10 February 1994 (1994) ... Cop on the Edge
 1993 Golden Gate
Agent Ron Pirelli
 1993 Frasier (TV Series)
- Call Me Irresponsible (1993) ... Marco (voice)
 1993 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Tony Reseck
- I'll Be Waiting (1993) ... Tony Reseck
 1993 Catch the Fever Promotional Campaign (Video short)
Ed Furillo
 1992 Hoffa
Nightclub Comic (uncredited)
 1992 Mastergate (TV Movie)
Abel Lamb
 1991 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Billy Paloma
- The Trap (1991) ... Billy Paloma
 1991 City Slickers
Ed Furillo
 1990 The Freshman
Victor Ray
 1989-1990 It's Garry Shandling's Show. (TV Series)
Brad Brillnick
- The Talent Show (1990) ... Brad Brillnick
- The Last Show (1990) ... Brad Brillnick
- Mad at Brad (1990) ... Brad Brillnick
- The Wedding Show (1990) ... Brad Brillnick
- Dinner at Eddy King's House (1989) ... Brad Brillnick
 1989 We're No Angels
 1989 Bert Rigby, You're a Fool
Kyle DeForest
 1988 Frank Nitti: The Enforcer (TV Movie)
 1987 Good Morning, Vietnam
Lt. Steven Hauk
 1987 Tin Men
 1985 Flesh+Blood
 1984 Buchanan High (TV Series)
Mr. Prescott
- Deadline (1984) ... Mr. Prescott
- Editor and Chief (1984) ... Mr. Prescott
 1984 Birdy
 1984 This Is Spinal Tap
Tommy Pischedda
 1983 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
- The Russians Are Coming (1983) ... Louis
 1982 Fame (TV Series)
Marty Shwartz
- Homecoming (1982) ... Marty Shwartz
 1982 Kiss My Grits
 1982 Million Dollar Infield (TV Movie)
Lou Buonomato
 1981 Likely Stories, Vol. 1 (TV Movie)
 1981 Modern Romance
 1981 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
- Run, Don't Walk (1981) ... Official
 1980 Borderline
Jimmy Fante
 1980 Where the Buffalo Roam
Marty Lewis
 1979 Detective School (TV Series)
- The Bank Job (1979) ... Marvin
 1979 Some Kind of Miracle (TV Movie)
Frank Smiles
 1978 Almost Summer
Bobby DeVito
 1977 The Godfather Saga (TV Mini Series)
Young Peter Clemenza
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... Young Peter Clemenza (uncredited)
 1977 Between the Lines
David Entwhistle
 1976 Delvecchio (TV Series)
- Board of Rights (1976) ... (uncredited)
 1976 Baby Blue Marine
Pop Mosley (as B. Kirby Jr.)
 1975 Kojak (TV Series)
Keith Wicks
- Acts of Desperate Men (1975) ... Keith Wicks (as Bruce Kirby Jr.)
 1974 The Godfather Part II
Young Clemenza (as B. Kirby Jr.)
 1974 Columbo (TV Series)
Cadet Morgan
- By Dawn's Early Light (1974) ... Cadet Morgan (as B. Kirby Jr.)
 1973 Cinderella Liberty
Alcott (as Bruce Kirby Jr.)
 1973 Superdad
Stanley (as B. Kirby Jr.)
 1973 A Summer Without Boys (TV Movie)
Quincy (as Bruce Kirby Jr.)
 1969-1973 Room 222 (TV Series)
Herbie Constadine / Herbie Considine
- Twenty-Five Words or Less (1973) ... Herbie Constadine (as B. Kirby Jr.)
- Walt Whitman Goes Bananas (1972) ... Herbie Considine (as B. Kirby Jr.)
- Suitable for Framing (1971) ... Herbie Considine (as B. Kirby Jr.)
- Naked Came We Into the World (1969) ... Herbie Constadine (uncredited)
- Richie's Story (1969) ... Herbie Constadine (as B. Kirby Jr.)
 1973 The Harrad Experiment
Harry / Beth's roommate (as B. Kirby Jr.)
 1973 Emergency! (TV Series)
- Seance (1973) ... Ken (as B. Kirby Jr.)
 1972 All My Darling Daughters (TV Movie)
Anthony Stephanelli (as Bruno Kirby Jr.)
 1972 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Pvt. Lorenzo Boone
- Pilot (1972) ... Pvt. Lorenzo Boone (as B. Kirby Jr.)
 1972 The Super (TV Series)
Anthony Girelli
- Joe's Extra Ticket (1972) ... Anthony Girelli (as Bruce Kirby Jr.)
- The Fat Cop (1972) ... Anthony Girelli (as Bruce Kirby Jr.)
- The Plague (1972) ... Anthony Girelli (as Bruce Kirby Jr.)
- Facts of Life (1972) ... Anthony Girelli (as Bruce Kirby Jr.)
- Joe's Affair (1972) ... Anthony Girelli (as Bruce Kirby Jr.)
 1971 The Young Graduates
Les (as B. Kirby Jr.)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial: Pepsi-Cola. See more »

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Alternate Names:

B. Kirby Jr. | Bruce Kirby Jr. | Bruno Kirby Jr.


5' 6½" (1.69 m)


Lynn Sellers  (his death)


Bruce Kirby | Lucille Garibaldi

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Personal Quote:

I've been very lucky. And in this business, you have to have a certain amount of timing and luck because I know, right now as we're sitting here talking, there's a guy driving a cab in New York City who can put me away.


He and father Bruce Kirby were both born on April 28. See more »


He often played outspoken Italian-American characters See more »

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