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David Proval


Miami Vice Character
IAD Officer Louie Gallo ("The Dutch Oven")
May 20, 1942, Brooklyn, New York

David Aaron Proval (born May 20, 1942) is an American actor, who appeared in the show Miami Vice as IAD Officer Louie Gallo, who roughly questioned Trudy and Crockett about the shooting of the rip-off artist (and ultimately cleared Trudy) in the episode "The Dutch Oven".


Proval was born in Brooklyn, New York. He got his acting debut in the 1973 film Mean Streets and his TV debut on an episode of Kojak. He was also Eddie Murphy's acting coach in the film 48 Hrs. (with James Remar, David Patrick Kelly, and Brion James).

Some of his other film and TV roles include:

  • Cinderella Liberty (1973, with Burt Young)
  • Wizards (1977)
  • The Star Chamber (1983, with Jack Kehoe)
  • The Equalizer (1985 pilot episode)
  • UHF (1989, with Michael Richards)
  • Quantum Leap (1991, with Dean Stockwell)
  • Innocent Blood (1992, with Luis Guzman)
  • Romeo Is Bleeding (1993, with Larry Joshua)
  • The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  • The Brady Bunch Movie (1995, with Gary Cole)
  • The Rockford Files: Friends & Foul Play (TV movie, 1996, with Joe Santos)
  • Everybody Loves Raymond (6 episodes, 2000-01)
  • The Sopranos (13 episodes, 2000-01, one episode with Saundra Santiago)
  • Murder Without Conviction (2004 TV movie, most recent TV appearance)
  • Irene in Time (2009)
  • Pete Smalls Is Dead (2010, with Steve Buscemi)
  • Queen of the Lot (2010, with Melissa Leo)
  • Wayward Pilgrim (2012)
  • Sharkskin (2015)
  • Vinyl (TV, 2016, most recent TV appearance, series co-created by Mick Jagger)
  • Papa (2018, most recent movie appearance, with Michael Madsen)