|Born||April 28, 1949 |
|Died||August 14, 2006 |
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|First||The Godfather Part II|
|Portrayed||Young Peter Clemenza|
Bruno's father Bruce was also an actor. His role as the young Peter Clemenza raised his profile in Hollywood. In 1972, he had played Richard Castellano's son in The Super. Coincidentally, Castellano had appeared in The Godfather as the older Peter Clemenza.
Kirby became successful as Garry Shandling's agent in It's the Garry Shandling Show and as Billy Crystal's best friend in When Harry Met Sally. He made his Broadway debut in Lost in Yonkers which acheived critical acclaim, before going on to make Stuart Little and several more television appearances. In 1990, he and Marlon Brando appeared in the comedy The Freshman, where The Godfather movie itself was often referenced. And, in 1996, he appeared in Donnie Brasco, along with fellow Godfather actor, Al Pacino.
Bruno Kirby died from leukaemia in 2006.