Bruno Kirby Biography
Bruno Kirby born as Bruno Giovanni Quidaciolu Jr.was an American actor, singer, voice artist, chef, and comedian. He was known for his roles as Jess in When Harry Met Sally and Nicky Santora in Donnie Brasco. In addition, he was nominated for an American Comedy Award for his role as Ed Furillo in City Slickers.
Bruno Kirby Age
Bruno was born on 28 April 1949 in New York City, New York, United States. He died on 14 August 2006 in Los Angeles, California, United States. He died on August 14, 2006, from complications related to leukemia at the age of 57 years.
Bruno Kirby Height
He stood at a height of 1.69 m.
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Bruno Kirby Family
He was born to Lucille Garbaidi (mother) and Bruce Kirby (father). He has a brother known as John Kirby.
Bruno Kirby Wife|Lynn Sellers
Kirby married Lynn Sellers on September 29, 2003.
Bruno Kirby Children
He had no children when he died.
Bruno Kirby Career
Kirby was a popular character actor throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s. His film debut was The Young Graduates in 1971. It was his role as the young Peter Clemenza in The Godfather Part II that raised his profile in Hollywood. In the summer of 1972, Kirby portrayed Anthony Girelli, the son of Richard Castellano’s character Joe Girelli, in The Super in one of his early television appearances; Castellano had played the older Pete Clemenza in The Godfather.
Other television appearances include Room 222, and M*A*S*H’s pilot episode, portraying the character Boone (he has no lines). He also appeared with his father Bruce Kirby in the 1974 Columbo episode “By Dawn’s Early Light” and in the Emergency Season 2 episode “Seance!” Where he was listed as “B. Kirby Jr.”
Described as the “quintessential New Yorker or cranky straight man” by Leonard Maltin, 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 role as Godfather — in The Freshman. Kirby balanced comedies as a double-dealing mobster with dramatic roles like Donnie Brasco.
He appeared in When Harry Met Sally with Billy Crystal… (1989) and the City of Slickers (1991). Both featured the character of Kirby as the best friend of Crystal’s character. Kirby refused to sign on for City Slickers II: Legend of Curly’s Gold unless changes were made to the script and subsequently replaced by Jon Lovitz.
He made his Broadway debut in 1991 when he replaced Kevin Spacey in Neil Simon’s Lost in Yonkers. Kirby had success in Stuart Little in the last decade of his life and was increasingly working on television. He starred in a 2000 CBS drama American Tragedy as Barry Scheck, 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 Entourage’s HBO TV series-Season 3, episode 4-“Guys and Doll.” He portrayed Phil Rubinstein’s movie mogul.
Bruno Kirby Movies
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
Bruno Kirby Net Worth
Bruno had an estimated net worth of $4 million before he died.
Bruno Kirby Death | Cause Of Death
He died on August 14, 2006, from complications related to leukemia at the age of 57 years.
Bruno Kirby City Slickers
He played the role of Ed Furillo in City stickers.
Bruno Kirby Entourage
He played the role of Phil Rubinstein.
Bruno Kirby When Harry Met Sally
He played the role of Jess.
Bruno Kirby Interview
Bruno Kirby: 1949 – 2006
Bruno Kirby, a veteran character actor who co-starred in “When Harry Met Sally,” “City Slickers” and many other films, has died at age 57, his wife said Tuesday.
Mr. Kirby died Monday in Los Angeles from complications related to leukemia, according to a statement from his wife, Lynn Sellers. He had recently been diagnosed with the disease.
“We are incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support we have received from Bruno’s fans and colleagues who have admired and respected his work over the past 30 years,” his wife said. “Bruno’s spirit will continue to live on not only in his rich body of film and television work but also through the lives of individuals he has touched throughout his life.”
Born Bruno Giovanni Quidaciolu in 1949 in New York City, he was the son of actor Bruce Kirby. His early work included the 1971 film “Young Graduates,” as well as appearances on the television show “Room 222” and the made-for-TV movie “The Summer Without Boys.”
Recently, Mr. Kirby played Phil Rubenstein on the HBO series “Entourage.” But he was perhaps best known for his roles opposite Billy Crystal.
In 1989’s “When Harry Met Sally” he played Jess, the best friend who finally finds romance–though his lover makes him throw out his wagon-wheel coffee table.
In 1991’s “City Slickers” he was Ed Furillo, the randy, macho owner of a sporting-goods store who joins Crystal’s character on a Western adventure.
Other film credits included “Good Morning, Vietnam” (as a by-the-book and very unfunny deejay whose rival is played by Robin Williams) and “Donnie Brasco” (as a sawed-off criminal named Nicky).
In “The Godfather: Part II” he played the young Pete Clemenza, a partner in crime with Vito Corleone. The actor who played Corleone in the original “Godfather,” Marlon Brando, later starred with Mr. Kirby in the comedy “The Freshman,” in which both played shady characters.
He also appeared in “We’re No Angels” “Tin Men,” “Birdy” and “This Is Spinal Tap.”
In a 2004 interview with the Victoria Times Colonist newspaper in British Columbia, Mr. Kirby recalled studying under acting gurus Peggy Feury and Stella Adler. He also credited his acting success to his father’s influence.
“There are 500 actors out there who are better than me, and 500 I am better than at all times,” he told the Times Colonist. “Of those 500 who are better, most aren’t going to get in the door, or quit. Seriously, that’s the life of an actor.”