Bruno Kirby


Bruno Kirby (born Bruno Giovanni Quidaciolu Jr.; April 28, 1949 – August 14, 2006) was an American actor, singer, voice artist, and comedian. He was best known for his roles in Francis Ford Coppola‘s The Godfather Part II (1974), with Robert De Niro; Barry Levinson‘s Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), with Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Robert Wuhl, and J.T. Walsh; Rob Reiner‘s When Harry Met Sally… (1989), with Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, and Carrie Fisher; Ron Underwood’s City Slickers (1991), with Crystal, Daniel Stern, Jack Palance, Patricia Wettig, Helen Slater, Tracey Walter, Josh Mostel, David Paymer, Bill Henderson, Phil Lewis, and Noble Willingham; and Mike Newell’s Donnie Braso (1997), with Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen, James Russo, and Anne Heche.

Other notable films include The Harrad Experiment (1973), with James Whitmore and Tippi Hedren; Superdad (1973), with Bob Crane, Barbara Rush, Kurt Russell, Joe Flynn, and Kathleen Cody; Cinderella Liberty (1973), with James Caan, Marsha Mason, Eli Wallach, Burt Young, Allyn Ann McLerie, Dabney Coleman, Jon Korkes, and Allan Arbus; Where the Buffalo Roam (1980), with Bill Murray, Peter Boyle, and René Auberjonois; Borderline (1980), with Charles Bronson and Ed Harris; Modern Romance (1981), with Albert Brooks (who also directed) and Kathryn Harrold; This Is Spinal Tap (1984), with Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer; and Alan Parker’s Birdy (1984), with Matthew Modine and Nicolas Cage.

Films in the mid to late 1980s include Paul Verhoeven‘s Flesh + Blood (1985), with Rutger Hauer, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Burlinson and Jack Thompson; Tin Men (1987), with Richard Dreyfuss, Danny DeVito, and Barbara Hershey; Carl Reiner‘s Bert Rigby, You’re a Fool (1989), with Robert Lindsay, Robbie Coltrane, Jackie Gayle, Corbin Bernsen, and Anne Bancroft; and Neil Jordan‘s We’re No Angels (1989), with De Niro, Sean Penn, Hoyt Axton, Ray McAnally, James Russo, and Demi Moore.

Films in the 1990s include Andrew Bergman’s The Freshman (1990), with Marlon Brando, Matthew Broderick, Penelope Ann Miller, and Frank Whaley; John Madden’s Golden Gate (1993), with Matt Dillon and Joan Chen; The Basketball Diaries (1995), with Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, Ernie Hudson, Patrick McGaw, James Madio, Michael Imperioli, and Mark Wahlberg; Sleepers (1996), with Kevin Bacon, Jason Patric, Brad Pitt, De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Minnie Driver, Vittorio Gassman, Brad Renfro, Joe Perrino, Geoffrey Wigdor, and Jonathan Tucker; A Slipping-Down Life (1999), with Lili Taylor and Guy Pearce; Soy Games (1999), with Bill Pullman and Irène Jacob; and voiced in Stuart Little (1999), with Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie, and Jonathan Lipnicki, alongside the voices of Michael J. Fox, Nathan Lane, Chazz Palminteri, Steve Zahn, and Jennifer Tilly.

His last films included the TV movie American Tragedy (2000), with Ving Rhames, Ron Silver, Raymond Forchion, Christopher Plummer, and Richard Cox; One Eyed King (2001), with Armand Assante, William Baldwin, Jim Breuer, Palminteri, and Jason Gedrick; TV movie Helter Skelter (2004), with Jeremy Davies, Clea DuVall, Allison Smith, and Eric Dane; and Played (2006), with Val Kilmer, Gabriel Byrne, Vinnie Jones, Patrick Bergin, Joanne Whalley, Anthony LaPaglia, Roy Dotrice, Patsy Kensit, Andy Nyman, and Mick Rossi. He died August 14, 2006, from complications related to leukemia at the age of 57.

He voiced Reginald Stout in Stuart Little.

Each review will be linked to the title below.

(*seen originally in theaters)

(**seen rereleased in theaters)

  • The Young Graduates (1971) – directed by Robert Anderson
  • All My Darling Daughters (1972) – directed by David Lowell Rich – TV movie
  • A Summer Without Boys (1973) – directed by Jeannot Szwarc – TV movie
  • The Harrad Experiment (1973) – directed by Ted Post
  • Superdad (1973) – directed by Vincent McEveety
  • Cinderella Liberty (1973) – directed by Mark Rydell
  • Columbo: By Dawn’s Early Light (1974) – directed by Harvey Hart – TV movie
  • The Godfather Part II (1974) – directed by Francis Ford Coppola
  • Baby Blue Marine (1976) – directed by John D. Hancock
  • Between the Lines (1977) – directed by Joan Micklin Silver
  • Almost Summer (1978) – directed by Martin Davidson
  • Some Kind of Miracle (1979) – directed by Jerrold Freedman – TV movie
  • Where the Buffalo Roam (1980) – directed by Art Linson
  • Borderline (1980) – directed by Jerrold Freedman
  • Modern Romance (1981) – directed by Albert Brooks
  • Million Dollar Infield (1982) – directed by Hal Cooper
  • Kiss My Grits (1982) – directed by Jack Starett
  • This Is Spın̈al Tap: A Rockumentary by Martin Di Bergi (1984) – directed by Rob Reiner
  • Birdy (1984) – directed by Alan Parker
  • Flesh + Blood (1985) – directed by Paul Verhoeven
  • Tin Men (1987) – directed by Barry Levinson
  • Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) – directed by Barry Levinson
  • Frank Nitti: The Enforcer (1988) – directed by Michael Switzer – TV movie
  • Bert Rigby, You’re a Fool (1989) – directed by Carl Reiner
  • When Harry Met Sally… (1989) – directed by Rob Reiner
  • We’re No Angels (1989) – directed by Neil Jordan
  • The Freshman (1990) – directed by Andrew Bergman
  • City Slickers (1991) – directed by Ron Underwood
  • Mastergate (1992) – directed by Michael Engler – TV movie
  • Hoffa (1992) – directed by Danny DeVito – uncredited
  • Golden Gate (1993) – directed by John Madden
  • The Basketball Diaries (1995) – directed by Scott Kalvert
  • Heavenzapoppin’! (1996) – directed by Robert Watzke – short
  • Sleepers (1996) – directed by Barry Levinson
  • Donnie Brasco (1997) – directed by Mike Newell
  • A Slipping-Down Life (1999) – directed by Toni Kalem
  • Spy Games (1999) – directed by Ilkka Järvi-Laturi
  • Stuart Little (1999) – directed by Rob Minkoff
  • American Tragedy (2000) – directed by Lawrence Schiller – TV movie
  • One Eyed King (2001) – directed by Robert Moresco
  • Waiting for Ronald (2003) – directed by Ellen Gerstein – short
  • The Trailer (2003) – directed by Steve Altman – short
  • Helter Skelter (2004) – directed by John Gray – TV movie
  • Played (2006) – directed by Sean Stanek