Proval, David 1942–

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PROVAL, David 1942–

(Clark Katz)


Original name, Aron Proval; born May 20, 1942, in Brooklyn, New York, NY; son of Clara Katz (an actress); married Harriet Cohen; children: Marc, Brett.


Agent—Gage Group, 9255 Sunset Blvd., Suite 515, Los Angeles, CA 90069; Mitchell K. Stubbs and Associates, 8675 West Washington Blvd., Suite 203, Culver City, CA 90232. Manager—Incognito Management, 345 North Maple Dr., Suite 348, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (some sources cite 9440 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 302, Beverly Hills, CA 90210).


Actor. Worked as a teacher and in cosmetology. Also known as Clark Katz.

Awards, Honors:

Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series, 2001, for The Sopranos.


Television Appearances; Series:

Richie Aprile, The Sopranos, HBO, 2000.

Signore Marco Fogagnolo, Everybody Loves Raymond, CBS, 2000–2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Ianucci, Foster and Laurie, CBS, 1975.

Rick, Nowhere to Hide (also known as Fatal Chase), CBS, 1977.

Angelo Cervi, Courage, 1986.

Lucca, Perfect Witness, HBO, 1989.

Dog man, The Courtyard, Showtime, 1995.

Hap Cartello, The Rockford Files: Friends and Foul Play, CBS, 1996.

Daniel Mann, James Dean, TNT, 2001.

James/Edward Talley, Murder without Conviction, The Hallmark Channel, 2004.

Uncle Fab, Just Desserts, The Hallmark Channel, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Calvelli, "Siege of Terror," Kojak, CBS, 1973.

"Silent Knight," Knight Rider, NBC, 1983.

Felix Parinkchinko, "Taxicab Murders," Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1984.

Doran, "Dreams," Fame, syndicated, 1985.

Hunk Pepitone, "White Light," Fame, syndicated, 1985.

Louie Gallo, "The Dutch Oven," Miami Vice, NBC, 1985.

Victor Haas, "Badge of Honor," Friday the 13th (also known as Friday's Curse and Friday the 13th: The Series), syndicated, 1988.

"13 O'Clock," Friday the 13th (also known as Friday's Curse and Friday the 13th: The Series), syndicated, 1989.

Mr. Gelormino, "My Cheatin' Heart," The Marshall Chronicles, ABC, 1990.

(Uncredited) William Mayer, "On Your Honor," L.A. Law, NBC, 1990.

Dr. Silverman, "Shock Theater—October 2, 1954," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1991.

"The Three–Minute Egg," Palace Guard, CBS, 1991.

Frank the potato man, "Frank the Potato Man," Picket Fences, CBS, 1992.

Frank the potato man, "Abominable Snowman," Picket Fences, CBS, 1994.

Frank the potato man, "Saint Zach," Picket Fences, CBS, 1995.

Norman Kendall, "The Heartbreak Kid," The Marshal, ABC, 1995.

Carl Will, "Prison Story," Pretender, NBC, 1997.

Harry, "Redemption," Brimstone, Fox, 1998.

Mr. Kinney, "Hot Objects," Felicity, The WB, 1998.

Rabbi Glassman, "Take This Sabbath Day," The West Wing, NBC, 2000.

Henry Pagnao, "The Last Word," Judging Amy, CBS, 2001.

Joe Sambarelli, "The Loud Man," The Fighting Fitzgeralds, NBC, 2001.

Edgar Lessing, "Long Day's Journey," The Division (also known as Heart of the City), Lifetime, 2002.

Paul Turcotte, "Reelin' in the Years," Boomtown, NBC, 2002.

Carmine Schiavelli, "Till Death Do Us Part," A.U.S.A., NBC, 2003.

(Uncredited) Himself, "Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants," NFL Monday Night Football, ABC, 2003.

Paul Turcotte, "Lost Child," Boomtown, NBC, 2003.

"Stealing Home," Life with Bonnie, ABC, 2003.

Richie Aprile, "The Test Dream," The Sopranos, HBO, 2004.

Appeared in "So What Else Happened," an episode of L.A. Firefighters, Fox.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Goldman, The Equalizer, CBS, 1985.

(Uncredited) Voice of Paul Turcotte, Boomtown, NBC, 2002.

Film Appearances:

First sailor, Cinderella Liberty, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1973.

Tony, Mean Streets, Warner Bros., 1973.

Title role, Nunzio, Universal, 1975.

Ben, Harry and Walter Go to New York, Columbia, 1976.

Voice of Peace, Wizards (animated), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1977.

Voice of Crazy Shapiro, Hey, Good Lookin' (animated), Warner Bros., 1982.

Officer Nelson, The Star Chamber, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1983.

Pilot, The Monster Squad, TriStar, 1987.

Larry, Shakedown (also known as Blue Jean Cop), Universal, 1988.

Turk, Vice Versa, Columbia, 1988.

Voice, Mirai Ninja (also known as Cyber Ninja, Future Ninja, Robo Ninja, and Warlord), Namco Productions, 1988.

Head thug, UHF (also known as The Vidiot from UHF), Orion, 1989.

Roy Wittle, Martial Marshal, 1990.

Phil Reardon, The Walter Ego (short film), Putch Productions, 1991.

Lenny, Innocent Blood (also known as A French Vampire in America), Warner Bros., 1992.

George, Being Human, Warner Bros., 1993.

McTeague, Strike a Pose, Moving Forward Films, 1993.

Scully, Romeo Is Bleeding, Gramercy Pictures, 1993.

Snooze, The Shawshank Redemption, Columbia, 1994.

Electrician, The Brady Bunch Movie, Paramount, 1995.

Joey Bambino, To the Limit, PM Entertainment Group, 1995.

Sigfried, "The Wrong Man," Four Rooms, Miramax, 1995.

Rolling Thunder, c. 1995.

Charlie Zephro, The Phantom, Paramount, 1996.

Billy White, Michael's lover, and narrator, Flipping, Dove International, 1997.

Frank, Dumb Luck in Vegas, 1997.

George Gianfranco, Mob Queen, First Run Features, 1997.

Johnson, The Relic (also known as Das Relikt), Paramount/PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, 1997.

(Uncredited) Security guard, Skyscraper, 1997.

Danny Sussman, The Siege, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1998.

Mike's father, Zigs (also known as Double Down), Lions Gate Films/Trimark Pictures, 1999.

Jim Lovero, White Boy (also known as Menace), Banned in America Films, c. 1999.

Charlie, The Hollywood Sign (also known as Der Himmel von Hollywood), Blue Rider Pictures/Pleswin Entertainment Group, 2000.

Jacob Johnson, NewsBreak, Rojak Films, 2000.

Moe Potter, Thirteen Moons (also known as 13 Moons), Lot 47 Films, 2002.

Larry, Bookies, International Arts Entertainment, 2003.

The Circle, Bergman Lustig Productions, 2004.

Himself, Nobody Wants Your Film (documentary), 2005.

Angels with Angles, Sierra Mar Pictures, 2005.

Lucky Smith, Frankie the Squirrel (short film), Eagle Films/Unknown Productions, 2006.

Hollywood Dreams, The Rainbow Film Company, 2006.

Film Work:

Dialogue coach, D.C. Cab (also known as Street Fleet), Universal, 1983.

Stage Appearances:

The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, Inner City Cultural Company, Los Angeles, 1974.

Larry Mastice, Momma's Little Angels, Quaigh Theatre, New York City, 1978.

Army Hakes, Requiem for a Heavyweight, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1985.

Mickey Marcus, The Normal Heart, Long Wharf Theatre, 1985–86.

Appeared in performances at the Arena Stage, Washington, DC, 1986–87.



Himself, Hope Springs Eternal: A Look Back at "The Shawshank Redemption" (short documentary), Warner Home Video, 2004.



New York Times, August 4, 1978.

Entertainment Weekly, February 18, 2000, p. 25.