| David Proval|
| David Aaron Proval|
May 20, 1942 (age 73) (1942-05-20) Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
The Sopranos, Mean Streets, The Shawshank Redemption, Four Rooms, The Phantom
Vincent Pastore, Brian Libby, Dominic Chianese, Tony Sirico, Alexandre Rockwell
Brett Proval, Marc Proval
David Aaron Proval (born May 20, 1942) is an American actor, well 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).
Proval was born in Brooklyn, New York, of Jewish heritage, the son of Clara Katz, an actress from Bucharest, Romania. He has appeared in such feature films as The Shawshank Redemption, The Phantom, Mob Queen, Four Rooms, UHF, Innocent Blood, The Siege, he also appeared in The Monster Squad as a pilot 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 his original choice for the role of Tony Soprano.
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