Bruce Kirby (actor)

American actor

Bruce Kirby (born Bruno Giovanni Quidaciolu; April 28, 1925 – January 24, 2021) was an American character actor.[1]

Bruce Kirby
Born
Bruno Giovanni Quidaciolu

(1925-04-28)April 28, 1925
DiedJanuary 24, 2021(2021-01-24) (aged 95)
OccupationActor
Years active1950–2009
Spouse(s)
  • Lucille Garibaldi
    (m. 1948; div. 1973)
  • Rosalyn Heischuber (m. 1976)
Children2, including Bruno

During the 1960s, he appeared in I Dream of Jeannie, The Nurses, The Defenders, Car 54, Where Are You?, and The Patty Duke Show among others.

He was known for his role as Pop Ryan, father of Officer John Ryan (played by Matt Dillon) in the 2005 movie Crash.

His son was actor Bruno Kirby (1949–2006).

Kirby died at age 95 in Los Angeles on January 24, 2021.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Bruce Kirby at Allmovie
  2. Barnes, Mike. "Bruce Kirby, Veteran Character Actor and 'Columbo' Cop, Dies at 95". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 26, 2021.