David Proval

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David Proval
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Proval in 2008
Born
David Aaron Proval

(1942-05-20) May 20, 1942 (age 76)
OccupationActor
Years active1970–present

David Aaron Proval (born May 20, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American actor, known for his roles as Tony DeVienazo in the Martin Scorsese film Mean Streets (1973) and as Richie Aprile on the HBO television series The Sopranos (1999–2007).

Biography[edit]

Proval was born in Brooklyn, New York, of Jewish heritage,[1] the son of Clara Katz, an actress from Bucharest, Romania.[2][3] He has appeared in such feature films as The Shawshank Redemption, The Phantom, Mob Queen, Four Rooms, UHF, Innocent Blood, The Siege, The Monster Squad, Bookies, Balls of Fury, had cameos in The Brady Bunch Movie and Smokin' Aces, and has had recurring roles in television shows such as Picket Fences, Boomtown and Everybody Loves Raymond. He appeared on Kojak, The Equalizer, Miami Vice, and Friday the 13th: The Series. He appeared in the 14th episode of The West Wing - "Take This Sabbath Day" - as Toby Ziegler's rabbi.

In 1977, his voice was heard in the cult animated film WIZARDS, as the robot assassin Necron 99. In 2004, he played both adult twin brothers James and Edward Talley in the Hallmark Channel original movie Murder Without Conviction. Sopranos creator David Chase has stated Proval was one of his original choices for the role of Tony Soprano.

Filmography[edit]

  • 1973: Mean Streets as Tony (film)
  • 1973: Kojak as Calvelli 1 episode (TV show)
  • 1973: Cinderella Liberty as Sailor 1 (film)
  • 1975: Rafferty and The Gold Dust Twins as The Incessant Taker
  • 1975: Foster and Laurie as Ianucci (made-for-TV film)
  • 1976: Harry and Walter Go to New York as Ben (film)
  • 1976: Police Story as Cecil Gaines 1 episode (TV show)
  • 1976: Monster Squad as Plunder 1 episode (TV show)
  • 1977: Wizards as Peace (voice) (film)
  • 1977: Nowhere to Hide as Rick (made-for-TV film)
  • 1978: Nunzio as Nunzio (film)
  • 1981: Night City Angels as Marty (film)
  • 1982: Hey Good Lookin' as Crazy Shapiro (film)
  • 1983: The Star Chamber as Officer Nelson (film)
  • 1983: Knight Rider as Robber with Gold Watch 1 episode (TV show)
  • 1984: Cagney & Lacey as Felix Parinchinko 1 episode (TV show)
  • 1985: The Equalizer as Goldman 1 episode (TV show)
  • 1985: Miami Vice as I.A. Detective Louie Gallo 1 episode (TV show)
  • 1985: Fame as Hunk Pepitone / Doran 2 episodes (TV show)
  • 1986: Courage as Angelo Cervi (made-for-TV film)
  • 1987: The Monster Squad as Pilot (film)
  • 1988: Vice Versa as Turk (film)
  • 1988: Shakedown as Larry (film)
  • 1988–1989: Friday's Curse as Eric / Victor Haas 2 episodes (TV show)
  • 1989: UHF as Head Thug (film)
  • 1989: Perfect Witness as Luca (made-for-TV film)
  • 1990: L.A. Law as Mayor Mayer (TV show)
  • 1990: The Marshall Chronicles as Mr. Gelormino 1 episode (TV show)
  • 1991: Quantum Leap as Dr. Masters 1 episode (TV show)
  • 1991: Palace Guard as Belarosa 1 episode (TV show)
  • 1991: The Walter Ego as Phil Reardon (short film)
  • 1992: Innocent Blood as Lennie (film)
  • 1992–1995: Picket Fences as Frank The Potato Man (TV show)
  • 1993: Romeo is Bleeding as Scully (film)
  • 1993: Strike a Posse as McTeague Movie 3 episodes (TV show)
  • 1993: Sixteen Survivors as Jimmy T Costa (film)
  • 1994: Being Human as George (film)
  • 1994: The Shawshank Redemption as Snooze (film)
  • 1995: The Brady Bunch Movie as Electrician (film)
  • 1995: Four Rooms as Sigfried Segment The Wrong Man (film)
  • 1995: To The Limit as Joey Bambino (film)
  • 1995: The Courtyard as Dog Man (film)
  • 1995: The Marshal as Marvin Kendall 1 episode (TV show)
  • 1996: L.A. Firefighters as Himself 1 episode (TV show)
  • 1996: The Rockford Files: Friends and Foul Play as Joseph Happy Cartello (made-for-TV film)
  • 1996: The Phantom as Charlie Zephro (film)
  • 1996: Skyscraper as Security Guard (uncredited) (video)
  • 1996: Rollin Thunder as Himself (made-for-TV film)
  • 1997: The Relic as Guard Johnson (film)
  • 1997: The Pretender as Carl Will 1 episode (TV show)
  • 1997: Dumb Luck in Vegas as Frank (film)
  • 1998: Mob Queen as George Gianfranco (film), second lead role
  • 1998: Felecity as Mr. Kinney 1 episode (TV show)
  • 1998: The Siege as Danny Sussman (film)
  • 1998: Brimstone as Harry 1 episode (TV show)
  • 2000: The West Wing as Rabbi Glassman 1 episode (TV show)
  • 2000: Newsbreak as Jacob Johnson (film)
  • 2000–2001: Everybody Loves Raymond as Marco Fogagnola / Signore 6 episodes (TV show)
  • 2000–2004: The Sopranos as Richie Aprile Secondary 11 Episodes (TV show)
  • 2001: The Fighting Fitzgeralds as Joe Sambarelli 1 episode (TV show)
  • 2001: James Dean as Daniel Mann (made-for-TV film)
  • 2001: Zigs as Mike's Dad (film)
  • 2001: Judging Amy as Henry Pagano 1 episode (TV show)
  • 2001: The Hollywood Sign as Charlie (film)
  • 2002: 13 Moons as Mo Potter (film)
  • 2002: White Boy as Jim Lovero (film)
  • 2002: The Division as Edgar Lessing 1 episode (TV show)
  • 2002–2003: Boomtown as Paul Turcotte 3 episodes (TV show)
  • 2003: Bookies as Larry (film)
  • 2003: A.U.S.A. as Carmine Schiavelli 1 episode
  • 2004: Just Desserts as Uncle Fabrizio (film)
  • 2004: Murder Without Conviction as James Talley (made-for-TV film)
  • 2005: Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous as Mr. Grant Uncredited (film)
  • 2005: The Circle as Dad (film)
  • 2005: Angels with Angels as Howie Gold (film)
  • 2006: Hollywood Dreams as Caesar DiNatale (film)
  • 2006: Smokin' Aces as Victor Padiche (film)
  • 2007: The Unknown Trilogy as Lucky Smith Segment Frankie The Squirell (film)
  • 2007: Balls of Fury as Mob Boss (film)
  • 2008: Stiletto as Mohammed (film)
  • 2008: Phantom Punch as Savino (film)
  • 2009: Irene In Time as Norm Florentino (film)
  • 2009: The Deported as Chabuyo (film)
  • 2010: Pete Smalls is Dead as Nimmo (film)
  • 2010: Queens of the Lost as Caesar (film)
  • 2011: Workers' Comp as Joe (made-for-TV film)
  • 2011: Adventures of Serial Buddies as Big Chicken (film)
  • 2012: Just 45 Minutes from Broadway as Larry Cooper (film)
  • 2012: Silent But Deadly as Giovanni (film)
  • 2012: Jerry and Tom as Sal (short film)
  • 2013: Last Curtain Call as Henry (film)
  • 2014: The M Word as Sam Sachs Uncredited (film)
  • 2015: Sharkskin as Uncle Charlie (film)
  • 2015: Ovation as Caesar (film)
  • 2016: Vinyl as Vince Finestra 2 episodes (TV show)
  • 2016: The Brooklyn Banker as Manny (film)
  • 2016: Aquarius as Danilo Hodiak 1 episode (TV show)
  • 2017: High and Outside as Don (film)
  • 2017: Wayward Pilgrim as Uncle Charlie (film)
  • 2017: Dakota as Bob Herbert (film)
  • 2017: Rusty as Uncle Charlie (film)
  • 2017: Lost Angelas as Vince Rose (film)
  • 2018: Papa as David Dresner (film)
  • 2018: Cabaret Maxime as Mr. Gus (film)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mike Levy (September 13, 2001). "Mobster Makes Good". The Jewish Journal. Retrieved April 21, 2010.
  2. ^ David Proval Biography (1942-)
  3. ^ Hugh Hart (September 15, 2001). "He's Not Such a Bad Guy". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 19, 2010.

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