Bruce Kirby (b. 1928) is a television and film character actor, and the father of actor Bruno Kirby. Kirby Sr. appeared as the World Wide Studios gate guard at the beginning of The Muppet Movie. Kirby's career, which has spanned five decades, includes appearances on Bonanza, The Patty Duke Show, Barney Miller, M*A*S*H, The West Wing, The Sopranos, and the recurring role of Sgt. Kramer in multiple Columbo movies. Kirby was most recently seen as Matt Dillon's father in the 2004 Academy Award winning film Crash.