Kirby is probably best known as the best friend of Billy Crystal in City Slickers. But his credits include much more than that.
From Stage to Television to Features, Kirby appeared in countless projects including Room 222, M*A*S*H, Kojak, Hill Street Blues, Mad About You, and more recently Entourage. Feature credits include The Harrad Experiment, Baby Blue Marine, Godfather II, This Is Spinal Tap, Good Morning Vietnam, The Basketball Diaries, Donnie Brasco and of course City Slickers.
For me, however, probably the most memorable Bruno Kirby scene took place on the last episode of the faux late night talker The Larry Sanders Show. While waiting in the green room he sees Greg Kinnear and asks how things are going with Talk Soup. An incensed Kinnear tells him he quite the series years ago and has even been nominated for an Academy Award. Kirby, without missing a beat, says something insulting about how they'll give an Oscar to anyone.
Trust me, the scene is much funnier than I've related it, and it's a classic. Kirby was a fun actor whose choice of roles were as diverse as his abilities. He will surely be missed.