Tuesday, October 2, 2012

10/02 David Proval, The Sopranos

David Aaron Proval (born May 20, 1942) 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).

Proval was born in Brooklyn, New York, of Jewish heritage, the son of Clara Katz, an actress of Romanian origin. He has appeared in such feature films as The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Mob Queen (1998), Four Rooms (1995), UHF (1989), Innocent Blood (1992), The Siege (1998), a cameo appearance in Smokin' Aces, and has had recurring roles in television shows such as Picket Fences, Boomtown and Everybody Loves Raymond. 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.

He co-stars as Uncle Charlie in Deer Head Pictures feature Wayward Pilgrim, set for a 2012 summer release.

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