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Character Sheet for The Sopranos.

The Soprano Family

Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini)

Capo(and later Acting Boss) of the DiMeo Crime Family., Tony Soprano has to juggle between the mounting pressure of running a crime organization and everyday problems with his family. After suffering a panic attack and collapsing on his son's birthday, Tony has no choice but to see a psychiatrist.

  • Anti-Hero or Anti-Villain: He's a brutal enforcer in the Italian Mafia, but he loves his family and has a soft spot for animals.
  • Berserk Button: Tony really hates it when people abuse animals. Ralphie found that out the hard way when he had Tony's beloved race horse killed for the insurance money.
  • Childhood Friends: With Artie Bucco
  • Chick Magnet: Despite being fat and sloppy, his reputation as the head of a Mafia family, makes him quite popular with the ladies. He often cheats on his wife, whom got with him for that reason, herself.
  •  Fat Bastard: Gets fatter as the series goes on, in fact.  Even  Evil has loved ones.  despite being considered  A irredeemable sociopath by Melfi Tony  is an unquestionably loving father who,s particularly prideful  of his daughter Meadow and seeks to help his son    AJ escape The criminal life he also shared a close relationship with his Uncle  and even after it becomes strained Tony ensures Junior is cared for and treated with respect  it also hinted he loves his sister Janice  deep down despite often mocking her Tony sacrificed his friendship with fellow mobster Johnny Sack to buy her and her husband Bobby baccala a nice house  While he has a habit of sometimes taking advantage Tony shows a lot of genuine affection for his childhood friend Artie Bucco  forgiving  Artie after Artie pulled a gun on him inviting him to stay when Artie had no  where else to go and protecting him from Benny Fazio  He also cared for his friend Jackie Aprile   bringing a stripper to give Jackie a private party in order to comfort him  when he was dying from cancer in hospital .                    Even Evil has standards. Tony has nothing but disgust for Nazis and child molesters  viewing them as beneath the mafia  who have a moral code  Tony,s also visibly disgusted when Ralph  Cifaretto beats a pregnant stripper to death though this is partly because The stripper was a similar age to Meadow  He also has a huge love for animals and hated it when people hurt them  paying The medical bills for Ralph,s racehorse pie -oh-my when Ralph was unwilling to do so he also later kills Ralph  when he suspects him of killing pie-oh-my for insurance money 
  • The Gambling Addict: Gets progressively worse towards the end of the series. At one point he tries to get Carmela to use the profits off a house sale to bet on the Jets.
  • Jerkass: Seemed to have improved after being shot by Junior, however he eventually sinks back into Jerkass mode by the end of the series.
  • Large and In Charge
  • Papa Wolf: Tony pistol whips and curbstomps New York mobster Coco after he finds out that he made some drunken vile sexual insults towards his daughter.
  • Pet the Dog: A number of moments with his children as well as his love of animals.
  • Really Gets Around
    • Kavorka Man : Has plenty of mistresses and one-night stands in spite of the fact that he's not exactly catwalk material.
  • Sad Clown: He even refers to himself in this manner.
  • Tragic Hero: Tries to do right by his friends and family but his sociopathic tendencies put a damper on this.
  • Villain Protagonist: Increasingly so as he becomes less sympathetic with each passing season.
  • Would Hit a Girl

Carmela Soprano (Edie Falco)

Wife of Tony Soprano. Enjoys the lifestyle that Tony's money brings in but struggles with his infidelity and the dirtier aspects to his profession.

Meadow Soprano (Jamie-Lynn Sigler)

  • Improbable Parking Skills: Subverted
  • You Are What You Hate: During most of the series, Meadow rebels against her father and his lifestyle. But by the end of the series, she ends up defending her father's lifestyle and even embraces the role of crime family wife, being engaged to a mafia family attorney.
  • Like Father, Like Son: In this case, like mother like daughter. Meadow becomes just like her mother by the end of the series.

Anthony "AJ" Soprano Jr. (Robert Iler)

Corrado "Junior" Soprano (Dominic Chianese)

  • Authority in Name Only: Junior is made de facto boss of the Di Meo family, and actually keeps the title for a few seasons despite the obvious fact that Tony is in charge.
  • Bad Boss: Junior starts abusing his new power as boss almost immediately, taxing Tony's friend Hesh at the suggestion of Livia
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Grumpy Old Man: A fairly obvious example. In an early episode Tony jokes about giving him his DVD player so he watch Grumpy Old Men. This just annoys him further.
  • Nerd Glasses: Dominic Chianese has said the trademark oversized glasses are the character and he would even wear them in all the rehearsals.

Janice Soprano Baccalieri (Aida Turturro)

Livia Soprano (Nancy Marchand)

Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli)

  • The Apprentice
  • Jerkass Woobie: Constantly fluctuates between the two.
  • Kick the Dog: A more literal example. Chris manages to kill Adriana's small dog when he sits on it while high on heroin.
  • Most Writers Are Writers
  • Plot Magnet: So much of the plot revolves around Chris that a new viewer might almost believe the show is about him. His best friend is shot in the eye. He is shot in the spleen. He one of only two people show being made during the series. His heroin addiction. His girlfriend flips and is murdered. He's even eventually murdered at the hand of Tony himself. Also, throughout the entire series there is an overlying plot involving him wanting to get into showbiz. This even takes up a good chunk of season 6 when he produces Cleaver.
  • Villain Protagonist
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Paulie Walnuts

Anthony "Tony" Blundetto (Steve Buscemi)

  • Chekhov's Gunman: Tony B's return and murders of Joey Peeps and Billy Leotardo would end up being the snowball that caused the avalanche of the New York - New Jersey war.
  • Nice Guy: At first. This persona gradually falls apart over the course of Season 5.
  • Retirony: Subverted. After getting out of jail, he wants to leave the Mafia and set up a massage parlor. Rather than dying, he realizes he just doesn't have the patience for an honest life and throws these plans down the drain, returning to the fold. Soon afterwards he gets caught up in a minor mob war with the Lupertazzi family and Tony S is forced to kill him.

John "Johnny Boy" Soprano (Joseph Siravo)

Barbara Soprano Giglione

  • Hufflepuff House: The most inconsequential member of the Soprano family. After season 2 she tends to only show up at funerals.

Soprano Crime Family Members

Silvio Dante (Steve Van Zandt)

  • The Ace
  • The Dragon: To Tony.
  • Hidden Depths: In season 6 he's shown to have a lot of anxiety about taking over the family from Tony if he ever needed to and mentions in season 1 that he once saw a therapist.

Paulie Gualtieri (Tony Sirico)

Salvatore "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero (Vincent Pastore)

Bobby Baccalieri (Steve Schirripa)

  • Ascended Extra
  • Anti-Villain: The most sympathetic and most innocent mobster in the series by a wide margin.
  • Butt Monkey: Early on, Bobby was the butt of many of Tony's jokes. Tony nearly falls over laughing at Bobby when he showed up in full hunting gear to help him rescue Christopher and Paulie.
  • Killed Off for Real
  • Took a Level In Badass: Went from being one of the biggest teddy bears in the family to marrying Tony's sister and skyrocketing up to #3 in the pecking order by the end.
  • Villain Out Shopping: Has a toy train hobby whenever he's not doing things for the family.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Notably averted, other than Johnny Sack, Bobby is the only mobster on the show to not take a mistress.

Richie Aprile (David Proval)

Furio Giunta (Federico Castelluccio)

Ralph Cifaretto (Joe Pantoliano)

Vito Spatafore (Joseph R. Gannascoli)

Eugene Pontecorvo (Robert Funero)

Carlo Gervasi (Arthur J. Nascarella)

  • Minor Major Character: Despite having relatively few lines in the entire series, it's implied that him turning government witness may end being the thing that will eventually bury Tony. If Tony's still alive, of course.

Benny Fazzio (Max Casella)

Little Paulie Germani (Carl Capotorto)

Lupertazzi Crime Family Members

Carmine Lupertazzi (Tony Lip)

John "Johnny Sack" Sacramoni (Vincent Curatola)

  • Berserk Button: Normally one of the coolest and level-headed characters in the show. But don't EVER insult his wife.
  • Big Bad: Built up as this for a while, up through the end of Season 5, when he resolves his conflict with Tony, and is arrested moments later.

Phil Leotardo (Frank Vincent)

  • Big Bad: During the final season.
  • Conflict Killer: Tony had more than a few disagreements with Johnny Sack, but that was nothing compared to when Phil took over.
  • The Don: Acting Boss after Johnny Sack is arrested, official Boss after Johnny pleads guilty and subsequently dies of cancer
  • Jerkass
  • Politically-Incorrect Villain: Orders Vito Spatafore killed for  being gay.                                                                                  . Even Evil  has loved ones. Phil genuinely loves his brother Billy feeling he owes him for providing for his family while he was   in the can after Billy is killed Phil is devastated and left even more bitter when he doesn,t get to avenge Billy,s death  after a near death experience Phil opts to spend more time with the grandkids and  step down as boss planning on  giving   the position to Gerry Torciano who he genuinely cared for unfortunately Gerry,s death at Doc Santoro,s hands caused Phil to revert to his old self  as he felt he,s gotten two soft

FBI 

Special Agent Dwight Harris (Matt Servitto)

  • Enemy Mine: His final scene in the series is him celebrating the death of Phil Leotardo.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: Agent Harris isn't above enjoying a sandwich and a chat with Tony at Satriale's from time to time.

Civilian Characters

Dr. Jennifer Melfi (Lorraine Bracco)

  • Day in The Limelight: "Employee of the Month"
  • Out of Focus: Starts off as a vital part of the series but gradually becomes less important in the scheme of things despite appearing in every season.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: It becomes such a problem, Jennifer ends up seeing her own head doctor to deal with her growing attraction to Tony. Finally, she admits to her problem and is able to strongly refuse Tony's advances by the end of the series.

Adriana La Cerva (Drea de Matteo)

Hesh Rabkin (Jerry Adler)

Artie Bucco (John Ventimiglia)

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