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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 20 May 1942Brooklyn, New York, USA
Birth NameDavid Aaron Proval
Height 5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Mini Bio (1)

David Proval launched his acting career with a starring role in Mean Streets (1973), directed by Martin Scorsese, and has been working nonstop ever since. Notable features in which he has appeared include The Phantom (1996), The Brady Bunch Movie (1995) Four Rooms (1995) and The Shawshank Redemption (1994). He is currently set to appear in the independent film White Boy (2002).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: VidMan

Trivia (4)

Always wanted to be an actor.
He was a finalist to play Tony in The Sopranos (1999). He was later cast as Richie Aprile in the second season.
Was Eddie Murphy's acting coach during the filming of 48 Hrs. (1982).
He is of Romanian Jewish extraction.

Personal Quotes (3)

[on the failure of Nunzio (1978)] The marketing on the movie fell apart, and then the editing, unghghh, whatever. So when that happened, I said 'I want no part of this city; I want no part of the movie business, they just break your heart.' I'd rather do my little plays in a basement somewhere and have fun, you know? So I just dropped ... off ... the map.
[on playing Richie Aprile in The Sopranos (1999)] When I read the part, it offered to me a clear image of what was at stake for that man at that point in his life, and it fused, in a way, with my own. That's very rare. What my life was about, what Richie Aprile's life was about... It came together.
[on playing Italian-American characters] The neighborhood I grew up in was predominantly Italian and Jewish, so there is within my heritage some Italian influence.

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