Character Actor Bruno Kirby, Dead at 57

by | August 16, 2006 | Comments

You’d immediately recognize the face (and the voice) from movies like "City Slickers," "Good Morning Vietnam," and "When Harry Met Sally," but you might not remember the guy’s name. (Good character actors are like that.) The man’s name was Bruno Kirby, and we’re sad to say that he passed away last night at the age of 57.

From Yahoo! News: "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."

Although best remembered for the three movies mentioned above, Mr. Kirby’s filmography is an impressive one indeed. He did some very fine work in movies like "Tin Men," "The Freshman," "Sleepers," "Donnie Brasco," "The Basketball Diaries," and "We’re No Angels." Plus the guy also popped up in "The Godfather Part 2" and "This is Spinal Tap." So obviously he’s an old pal to many a movie-watcher, and he will definitely be missed.

Tag Cloud

Schedule USA Network hist APB DirecTV Trailer politics docudrama sports Disney Channel A&E thriller Showtime Mary Tyler Moore binge Fall TV dramedy serial killer El Rey GoT Calendar Country TIFF Dark Horse Comics Sneak Peek dceu Polls and Games Spring TV 21st Century Fox Premiere Dates NYCC PBS 007 Writers Guild of America CBS aliens cults transformers Tomatazos IFC Apple BET LGBTQ diversity National Geographic Extras Drama TCA 2017 Musicals Sundance History mutant IFC Films Oscars Adult Swim comiccon Masterpiece Sci-Fi Hulu YA crime drama Musical crossover DC streaming service Superheroes SXSW finale Watching Series Tumblr Red Carpet YouTube Premium TNT Photos CMT Video Games psycho boxoffice police drama Mindy Kaling MSNBC Rocky Paramount Action FXX Rock Bravo TLC Western Rom-Com period drama robots Reality Competition cats Pop Freeform zombies Creative Arts Emmys Box Office what to watch Amazon Countdown Nat Geo Reality adventure TV Land romance 2015 Pirates Biopics Fox News Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Ovation Cosplay Holidays science fiction Winners 2016 DC Universe FX biography Sony Pictures CNN DC Comics BBC America Starz Britbox USA Song of Ice and Fire SDCC Emmys MTV PaleyFest Esquire E! Grammys Columbia Pictures Comedy Central See It Skip It YouTube Red Marathons Kids & Family Sundance Now blaxploitation festivals 24 frames Superheroe dc Comedy Toys RT History Universal Logo ABC Family cooking Awards OWN The Arrangement crime thriller Ellie Kemper TruTV BBC sitcom travel justice league AMC unscripted Syfy Interview Crackle WGN Fantasy Character Guide Set visit based on movie American Society of Cinematographers 20th Century Fox ESPN Star Wars CBS All Access political drama 45 Trivia Paramount Network HBO President Certified Fresh Animation harry potter GIFs talk show ratings 2017 technology FOX Cartoon Network medical drama Music TCM Nominations vampires The CW Walt Disney Pictures Ghostbusters Winter TV Warner Bros. Infographic Shondaland CW Seed Disney Podcast TV Election ABC Thanksgiving Acorn TV streaming cops social media TCA Best and Worst golden globes Netflix GLAAD Horror Pixar First Look Spike crime Martial Arts Opinion ITV composers Marvel Comic Book Summer spy thriller Nickelodeon Teen supernatural X-Men TBS Lucasfilm NBC singing competition VICE historical drama discovery E3 SundanceTV Lifetime cinemax Food Network VH1 Star Trek Valentine's Day Christmas Super Bowl zombie war Year in Review Mystery Lionsgate