List of The Sopranos characters – Friends and family
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Domenica "Nica" BaccalieriEdit
- Played by: Kimberly and Brianna Laughlin, Avery Elaine and Emily Ruth Pulcher
- Appears in: "Members Only", "Join the Club", "The Ride", "Moe n' Joe", "Kaisha', "Soprano Home Movies", "Made in America"
Domenica is the daughter of Janice and Bobby Baccalieri. She was born sometime in 2005, after her parents got married. Getting her registered for a pre-school was the reason why Janice and Bobby were not able to take care of Junior the night he shot Tony. Domenica rode the amusement ride with her mother at the Feast of St. Elzéar when it broke. She longed for another ride and Tony later spun her around at the feast, to her joy. That year, Janice took Domenica to Satriale's Pork Store to demand that Tony make Bobby a capo. In 2007, Domenica played at the house near the lake when Tony, Carmela, Bobby, and Janice celebrated Tony's birthday. Janice kept her away from the water in fear she could drown.
Anthony "Tony B." BlundettoEdit
Tony Soprano's cousin, who was imprisoned and soon thereafter became embroiled in a life of crime. Tony B. gets his massage license and tries to set up a massage business. He sabotages the business before it gets off the ground, beating up his korean silent partner and goes back to crime. Tony S. sets him up in the airbag scam, but it is not enough money for Tony B. To earn extra money, he performs a contract hit for Rusty and Angelo. After Angelo is killed, Tony B. kills Billy Leotardo in retaliation, igniting dangerous tensions with the New York crew. To bring peace with Johnny Sack (and to avoid Tony B.'s being tortured to death by Phil Leotardo), Tony S. kills Tony B. by shooting him in the face with a shotgun.
Quintina Pollio BlundettoEdit
- Played by: Barbara Andres and Rae Allen
- Appears in: "Funhouse", "Proshai, Livushka", "Rat Pack", "Irregular Around the Margins", "In Camelot", "Marco Polo", "The Test Dream"
Quintina is Livia's younger sister and had been married to Al Blundetto, a widow, and the mother of Tony Blundetto. Quintina, or "Aunt Quin" as people call her, is first seen when she and Livia are planning to board a plane for Tucson, Arizona to visit an Aunt Gemma that lives out there. Her husband was not involved in organized crime and was well like in the Ironbound neighborhood, his son Tony having been given the moniker "Tony Uncle Al." However, because the tickets are stolen, the FBI questions her and Livia about mail fraud and wire fraud. Livia tells Tony that Quintina has a fear of flying and her anxiety issues worsened when she was being interrogated by the FBI. Tony Blundetto's ex-wife Nancy avoids contact with her by not answering her phone calls and just letting voice mail collect them. She tries to keep connected with Tony Blundetto's ex-wife and children but hasn't seen them since Tony was incarcerated. Tony B. lives with his mother in Newark, New Jersey for a short time after being paroled from Attica Correctional Facility. She is very nervous and always trying to look out for Tony B. and his twin sons, Jason and Justin Blundetto. When Livia was having her "change of life" baby after Barbara Soprano and had a miscarriage and almost died from the miscarriage, Quintina left a note for Anthony and told him to find Johnny Boy.
- Played by: Matthew Del Negro
- Appears in: "The Weight", "Pie-O-My", "Everybody Hurts", "Watching Too Much Television", "Mergers and Acquisitions", "Eloise", "Whitecaps", "Marco Polo", "Chasing It"
Brian is Carmela's cousin and a financial advisor. He assisted her in planning her estate when she worried over her own and her children's futures should anything happen to Tony. Tony and Brian became friends and Brian could later be seen accompanying Tony to parties at Bada Bing (for Paulie's homecoming) and Chief Smith's casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, drinking and enjoying the strippers. He goes to Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, New Jersey with Tony and Ralph Cifaretto and while Tony and Ralph wager large amounts against their racehorse Pie-O-My, Brian only bets to "show." Tony set Brian up with Patsy to get cheap designer suits. Brian was also responsible for giving Tony the idea for defrauding United States Department of Housing and Urban Development with phony mortgage loans and is awarded a Patek Philippe SA watch. Later, he attended Hugh De Angelis' birthday party at Tony's home when Tony and Carmella were temporarily separated. Also, he and his wife accompanied Tony and Carmela to an Elton John/Billy Joel concert. Years later, in season 6 part 2, Brian and his pregnant wife bought Carmela's spec house in the Crestview enclave of Madison, New Jersey. Tony later predicts that the house is horribly built and will collapse and kill Brian's yet unborn baby.
Hugo "Hugh" De AngelisEdit
- Played by: Tom Aldredge
- Appears in: "Guy Walks into a Psychiatrist's Office...", "Full Leather Jacket", "Funhouse", "Proshai, Livushka", "Fortunate Son", "Another Toothpick", "University", "Second Opinion", "He Is Risen", "The Telltale Moozadell", "Pine Barrens", "For All Debts Public and Private", "The Strong, Silent Type", "Calling All Cars", "Whitecaps", "Sentimental Education", "Marco Polo", "All Due Respect", "Members Only", "Mayham", "Live Free or Die", "Kaisha", "Chasing It"
Carmela's father who is in his mid-70s. Hugh has been married to Mary for over 40 years and is a resident of West Orange, New Jersey. He is a former sailor of the United States Navy and spent time in Halifax, Nova Scotia at CFB Halifax during the war. He has one brother named Lenny who is never seen in the show. Although now semi-retired, Hugh had worked as a contractor, and he built Tony and Carmela's house. Almost everyone in the Soprano family consider Hugh a classy, old-school gentleman for whom tradition and respect are very important values. He has an affable and kindly manner, but does not hesitate to speak his mind on points of disagreement with family, particularly his wife. Hugh enjoys hunting and playing with Hot Wheels die cast cars with his grandson Anthony Jr. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus as evidenced by the custom-designed cake presented to him at his birthday celebration. He was considered a "wild man" in his youth; one time he had a physical altercation with a motorcycle gang and another time he disrupted a meeting of the German-American Bund in Paterson, New Jersey by throwing a cherry bomb at its members.
Hugh and Mary eat Sunday dinner with Carmela and Tony when they are all on good terms. Hugh also has a brother named Lester and a sister named Lena, who is actually the mother of Christopher Moltisanti's father Dickie, thus making Hugh Chris' great uncle. During Carmela and Tony's separation, Hugh was eager to see Tony whenever possible and often took Tony's side in family discussions. This is due to Hugh's strong sense of tradition and respect for the traditional home and family. He did not want to be present at a family gathering if "the man of the house" was not there (in the episode "Marco Polo"). Hugh became involved in a real estate investment with Carmela involving a spec house. However, construction of the spec house was halted after a building inspector found that low-quality wood had been used. Carmela blamed her father for the setback and Hugh became angry that Carmela was treating him as a subordinate rather than a partner. After Tony's shooting, Hugh steals items from the house's storage garage and abandons the house. Carmela discovers this months later and scolds him about the permit – Hugh again becomes enraged at her attitude. Their feud leaves Mary meeting with Tony and Carmela alone while Hugh stays home. Carmela and Hugh reconciled enough for him to attend Christmas celebrations at the Soprano home later that year – after Carmela's spec house started to go ahead again.
Mary Pellegrino De AngelisEdit
- Played by: Suzanne Shepherd
- Appears in: "Guy Walks into a Psychiatrist's Office...", "Full Leather Jacket", "Funhouse", "Proshai, Livushka", "Fortunate Son", "Another Toothpick", "University", "Second Opinion", "He Is Risen", "The Telltale Moozadell", "Pine Barrens", "For All Debts Public and Private", "The Strong, Silent Type", "Calling All Cars", "Whitecaps", "Marco Polo", "Mayham", "Live Free or Die", "Luxury Lounge", "Kaisha", "Chasing It"
Carmela's mother who is in her mid 70s. Mary has been married to her husband Hugh De Angelis for over 40 years. Mary and Hugh have a long marriage, but she does nag her husband quite a bit and tends to treat Hugh as a subordinate rather than a husband, a theme that reappears in Hugh's relationship with both his wife and his daughter Carmela. Shortly after Carmela began dating Tony Soprano, she became extremely protective of her daughter and tried to prevent her from marrying him. After Carmela got married, the De Angelises met Tony's mother, Livia Soprano, with whom they became very angry after Livia told Carmela that "Tony would get bored of her." Mary had a brother named Febby who died of cancer. Mary and Hugh started seeing Carmela more often after Livia was put in a nursing home. Mary has tried to prevent Tony from attending Hugh's 75th birthday party in fear that he would embarrass them in front of Russ and Lena Fegoli, her "cultured Italian friends." Mary wishes to appear as a WASP and is embarrassed by Italian stereotypes. (For example, Mary, when Meadow was born, was disappointed at her granddaughter's dark skin tone.) Carmela became angered at her suggestion to ban Tony from the party but decided to put the issue aside. Mary and Hugh continue to surface during family functions and Sunday dinners at the Soprano home. Mary also has psoriasis.
Alyssa is the daughter of Barbara and Tom Giglione, sister of Thomas Giglione, niece of Tony and Carmela Soprano, and cousin of Meadow and AJ Soprano. She is seen during Sunday dinner at Uncle Junior's, witnessing Tony having an outburst because Junior repeatedly said, "He never had the makings of a varsity athlete." Alyssa also attends Chris and Kelly Moltisanti's house-warming party.
Thomas "Tommy" Giglione Jr.Edit
Tommy is the son of Barbara and Tom Gigilione, brother of Alyssa Giglione, nephew of Tony and Carmela Soprano, and cousin of Meadow and AJ Soprano. He is seen at Sunday dinner at Uncle Junior's, witnessing Tony having an outburst because Junior repeatedly said, "He never had the makings of a varsity athlete." Tommy also attends Chris and Kelly Moltisanti's house-warming party.
Thomas "Tom" Giglione Sr.Edit
- Played by: Ed Vassallo
- Appears in: "Guy Walks into a Psychiatrist's Office...", "The Happy Wanderer", "Funhouse", "Proshai, Livushka", "Where's Johnny?", "In Camelot", "Mayham", "Moe N' Joe", "Walk Like a Man", "Kennedy and Heidi", "Made in America"
Barbara's husband and Tony and Janice's brother-in-law. He and Barbara live in Brewster, New York with their two children. Apparently he is not involved in criminal activities, and he should not be confused with the capo "Gigi" who died in the toilet. He was at the Sopranos house every Christmas. The reason Barbara gives Tony for being unable to stay with Uncle Junior in "Members Only" indicates that Tom works with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. His father is killed one day after retiring, falling off a roof while trying to install a satellite dish. After Livia was evicted from the retirement home for being abusive to the staff and Tony was making arrangements for Livia, Barbara tells Tony that she wouldn't mind having Livia live with them but that Tom wouldn't allow it. Tony tells Barbara to stay distant as to not fall under Livia's manipulation. Although not a member of the crime family, Tom's marriage to Tony's little sister Barbara caused Tony to be on excellent terms with him, and he gave a "boost" (envelope with cash) to Tom at his father's funeral. Tony debated the death of Tom's father in therapy, but in front of his family he was genuinely upset at the loss of Tom's father, and angry that Meadow was too casual about the death. Tom originally sported a goatee and beard in the earlier seasons, but shaved in off in favor of a clean shaven look later on.
Barbara Soprano GiglioneEdit
- Played by: Nicole Burdette, Danielle Di Vecchio
- Appears in: "Down Neck", "Guy Walks into a Psychiatrist's Office...", "The Happy Wanderer", "Funhouse", "Proshai, Livushka", "Where's Johnny?", "In Camelot", "Members Only", "Join the Club", "Mayham", "Moe N' Joe", "Walk Like a Man", "Kennedy and Heidi", "Made in America"
Barbara is the youngest child of Johnny and Livia Soprano, and sister of Tony and Janice. She is seen infrequently, usually only visiting her siblings for family functions, weddings, or funerals. She is generally portrayed as more level-headed and calm than her volatile siblings. Barbara disagrees with her sister Janice wanting to get involved in their mother Livia Soprano's affairs, something that Tony was taking care of. She lives in Brewster, New York and has two children with her husband, Tom. Tony gets Barbara and Tom seasons' tickets to Giants Stadium for the New York Jets. After Livia was evicted from the retirement home for being abusive to the staff and Tony was making arrangements for Livia, Barbara tells Tony that she would not mind having Livia live with them but that Tom refused to allow it. Tony tells Barbara to stay distant as to not fall under Livia's manipulation. When Livia gets indicted for the stolen airline tickets, Tony tries to coerce Livia's testimony with the help of Barbara saying that Livia did not know the tickets were stolen. Junior Soprano reminisces to Tony about an incident when Tony and Tony Blundetto snuck into the girl's bathroom with a camera while at Barbara's confirmation. Tony does not tell her about the mob hit that Livia tried to initiate with Junior Soprano to have Tony killed. When Livia died, she told Tony that their mother was adamant in not wanting any kind of service or memorial for her. Barbara took part in caring for Junior Soprano as his dementia worsened.
In Season 6, after Tony's shooting by Uncle Junior, Barbara increased the level of contact with her siblings. She took part in keeping a round-the-clock vigil for Tony at the hospital and later attended family Sunday dinners at his home. She accompanied Janice to a viewing when Janice bought the Sacrimoni household and, in the series finale, was seen attending the wake of Janice's late husband, Bobby Baccalieri.
- Played by: Unseen character
- Mentioned in: "Guy Walks into a Psychiatrist's Office...", "Toodle Fucking-Oo", "Proshai, Livushka", "Pie-O-My", "Cold Cuts", "Made in America"
Harpo is the estranged Italian-American-French Canadian, Quebec French speaking son of Janice Soprano born in Seattle, Washington. Janice said he was named after the song "Harpo's Blues" by Phoebe Snow (as opposed to Harpo Marx). His father, a French-Canadian from Quebec named Eugene, took him back to Montreal and Janice states that she tried to petition the State Department to have him returned to her. He did not see much of his mother Janice. While married to Eugene and living in Seattle, one of their neighbors killed themselves over depression. Janice tried to send Harpo to military school in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the same one that Tony tries to send AJ to, but Tony says that "Janice was too late for him." Janice never told Bobby the Third or Sophia Baccalieri about their step-brother until Tony brought it up during a family dinner. In the episode "Proshai, Livushka," Janice mentions that Harpo had become homeless when Tony proposes flying him in for Livia's funeral. In season 5, she says she mentioned Harpo to Bobby once, but that the topic of him is never brought up in the family again. She tells Tony that he now goes by "Hal" instead of "Harpo."
Alphonse "Al" LombardoEdit
Al is Kelli Moltisanti's father and Christopher's law-abiding, upstanding father-in-law. He owns several successful home improvement supplies hardware stores that sell tools and construction products in North New Jersey. Christopher pushed "Little Paulie" Germani out of a window because he allegedly stole a palette of Makita electric precision saws from one of Al's hardware stores and later of a palette of electric drills for Paulie's United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America New Jersey local secretly run by him. He has a silent alarm at one of the stores that's hardwired directly to his house which notifies him of any burglaries. Germani had met Al at the christening of Moltisanti's daughter. He drives a Cadillac DeVille and possesses a revolver. He suffers from Gastroesophageal reflux disease that is triggered from stress. Al appears to like Christopher. For the theft of the power drills, what Christopher is owed for reimbursing his father's stolen merchandise, is taken off to pay for Paulie Germani's hospital bill after Chris threw him out a second-story window in revenge leaving him with six broken vertebrae. However, in the episode "Kennedy and Heidi," after Christopher's death, Al expresses his frustration with Chris leaving his daughter a widow and his granddaughter fatherless by driving a car under the influence of cocaine.
Rita is Kelli Moltisanti's mother and Christopher's mother-in-law. In "Kennedy and Heidi," she mentions that the doctors said it was possible for Christopher to have survived the accident if they had gotten to him sooner.
Kelli Lombardo MoltisantiEdit
- Played by: Cara Buono
- Appears in: "The Ride", "Moe N' Joe", "Kaisha", "Stage 5", "Walk Like a Man", "Kennedy and Heidi", "The Second Coming"
Kelli was Christopher's new girlfriend in 2006. She became pregnant and planned to terminate the pregnancy, blaming herself for the lack of contraception. When she told Chris, he was actually overjoyed that Kelli was pregnant. Christopher bemoaned that his former fiancée Adriana could not have children and immediately suggested they go to Atlantic City and get married. Soon after their marriage, Kelli and Chris bought a large new home and moved in. They ate Sunday dinner with the Sopranos and Kelli complimented Tony on his (stolen) wine. Kelli became a regular at Soprano Sunday dinners, attending even when Christopher went to an AA meeting. Christopher's interest in Kelli began to drift and he began an affair with Julianna Skiff while his wife was still pregnant. Kelli remained devoted to Christopher and did not complain about his long absences. She attended the Sopranos' Christmas celebrations in 2006.
In 2007, Kelli was now a mother, having given birth to her and Christopher's daughter Caitlin. She and Christopher later attended Caitlin's baptism when Tony and Carmela Soprano became Caitlin's godparents. In the episode "Walk Like a Man," Kelli had the idea to invite friends and family to her and Christopher's house for a barbecue and party. She was terrorized by Paulie Gualtieri when he drove his Cadillac CTS through their front yard in retaliation for Christopher throwing Paulie's nephew Little Paulie Germani out of an upstairs window. (Little Paulie had stolen merchandise from Kelli's father's hardware store at least two different times.) In the episode "Kennedy and Heidi," when Christopher died, Tony commented that Kelli's behavior at the funeral reminded him of Jackie Kennedy Onassis. She was last seen with Caitlin attending a dinner at the Soprano house with Tony and Carmela. Phil Leotardo sent Kelli a bouquet of flowers after he heard of Chris's death.
Joanne Blundetto MoltisantiEdit
- Played by: Nancy Cassaro (one episode) (2000) and Marianne Leone Cooper (2002–2007)
- Appears in: "From Where to Eternity", "For All Debts Public and Private", "Watching Too Much Television", "The Strong, Silent Type", "Rat Pack", "Marco Polo", "All Due Respect", "Stage 5", "Walk Like a Man", "Kennedy and Heidi"
Joanne is the widow of Richard "Dickie" Moltisanti and the mother of Christopher Moltisanti. While married to Dickie she lived in Paramus, New Jersey next to the Westfield Garden State Plaza, "the largest mall in New Jersey". When Christopher was younger she used to make him peanut butter pancakes or French toast. While she is supposedly living sober, she did get inebriated at Hugh DeAngelis' birthday party with her cousin Tony Blundetto, which angered Christopher. After Christopher got revenge for his father's killing in "For All Debts Public and Private", he went to his mother's house to look through his father's things. He found an old picture of his father in a U.S. Navy uniform and gave it to his mother, thinking she would cherish such a picture, but she was later seen to put it face down on the table and not look at it. After Dickie's death she did not remarry and told Christopher that she decided to not burden him with a stepfather. They then talked about Dickie, but she then proceeded to nag Christopher about his drug abuse, to which Christopher retorted that she was in no position to talk, given her alcoholism. Christopher remembers her alcohol of choice was peppermint schnapps. Joanne attended Adriana La Cerva's bridal shower when Adriana became engaged to Christopher. Later, she took part in an intervention for Christopher's drug addiction during which Christopher called her a whore. When Joanne's cousin Tony Blundetto killed Billy Leotardo, Christopher hid from Billy's brother, Phil Leotardo, at her townhouse. She was intimidated to the point of tears by Phil and Jason Masucci, but did not give up her son. The role of Joanne was played by actress Nancy Cassaro in only one episode, "From Where to Eternity;" thereafter the role was subsequently recast with actress Marianne Leone Cooper playing Joanne Moltisanti for the rest of the series.
Richard "Dickie" MoltisantiEdit
See separate entry
Anthony John "A.J." Soprano Jr.Edit
Anthony John "Tony" Soprano Sr.Edit
Corrado "Uncle Junior" Soprano Jr.Edit
Corrado Soprano Sr.Edit
Corrado was the father of Junior Soprano, Ercole Soprano and Johnny Soprano and Tony Soprano's paternal grandfather. He was married to Mariangela D'Agostino and lived in East Orange, New Jersey and later Newark, New Jersey, immigrated to the United States from Ariano in the Province of Avellino in 1911; he worked as a master stonemason. He and his wife did not speak English. In "House Arrest" Junior mentions that Corrado traveled from Italy with "Sal from the Drycleaners" who cleans Junior's shirts, his great-great-grandson drowned in a Jacuzzi and Junior Soprano attended the great-great grandson's funeral. In 1917 helped to build a church in Tony's old neighborhood of Ironbound Newark, New Jersey, to which Tony occasionally brings his children, so that he can tell them about their heritage. In "House Arrest" Junior meets Catherine Romano, now a widow with whom he went to school when Junior was growing up that still lives in the neighborhood they grew up in. He reveals to Catherine that one of Corrado Sr.'s brothers was a winemaker and Corrado Sr. made his own preserves. Tony also recalls that when he was 13 his grandfather would let him play around on his construction sites, even allowing him to drive heavy machinery like the bulldozers. Junior told a story about his old man smacking him in the mouth as a boy for refusing a 25-cent payment from a wealthy woman he helped carry her groceries home in Essex Fells, New Jersey. As punishment, Junior was forced to walk home, 11 miles away. Tony Soprano gives Burt Gervasi a bottle "Acuti de Soprano" red wine from his family villa in Avellino for his birthday, something Burt Gervasi says that he will cherish forever.
Ercole "Eckley" SopranoEdit
- Played by: Unseen character
- Mentioned in: "The Happy Wanderer", "Do Not Resuscitate", "Whoever Did This", "Calling All Cars", "The Second Coming"
Ercole was Tony Soprano's late uncle, the middle son of Corrado Sr. and Mariangela D'Agostino, and brother of Junior and Johnny. He was born between 1924–1928 in East Orange, New Jersey. Tony never met him and finds about his existence from Junior in "The Happy Wanderer". Junior Soprano tells Tony that he and Johnny Soprano started the high-stakes $5,000-buy in "executive" Five-card stud poker card game over 30 years before 1999 to help financially support Ercole that brought in big-time players like David Lee Roth and Frank Sinatra Jr.. Ercole was not mentally challenged but had an Intellectual disability and developmental disability and was institutionalized in a state-run assisted living institution early in his life by his mother and his existence concealed because of the stigmata of having a mentally challenged child at the time. In "Do Not Resuscitate" while Junior is trying to feign mental incompetence during his RICO trial he remembers how people in the neighborhood used to mock and make fun of Ercole. He was "strong as a bull" and looked like George Raft. In the episode house arrest after Livia finds out about Tony seeing a psychiatrist, she mentions to Junior that Tony might be on his way to be institutionalized at Essex County Hospital Center "(Cedar Grove Mental Hospital)" in Cedar Grove, New Jersey. Junior explains that society did not understand these things back then and nowadays they would have enrolled him in a trade school, but praises his mother for making sure Ercole was taken care of at a home in North Jersey. Junior also boasts to Tony that Johnny paid for his care with their criminal proceeds. Tony recalls listening to Johnny Boy and Livia argue and she would mention a "feeble-minded brother" who at that time Tony always assumed she was referring to Junior Soprano. Ercole was named after Corrado and Johnny Soprano's grandfather (Ercole is Italian for Hercules) and shares the same name and nickname, Eckley, as former DiMeo family boss Ercole "Eckley" DiMeo. It is also reported that Ercole died not long before his brother Johnny Boy Soprano did, making his death presumably 1985 or 1986.
Giovanni Francis "Johnny Boy" SopranoEdit
- Played by: Joseph Siravo
- Appears in: "Down Neck", "Fortunate Son", "In Camelot", "The Test Dream", "Remember When", The Many Saints of Newark
Johnny Soprano is Tony Soprano's deceased father, the former captain of the Soprano crew. He was the son of Corrado Soprano Sr. and Mariangela D'Agostino from Ariano in the Province of Avellino who immigrated to the United States in 1911; he was a master stonemason who helped to build a church in Newark, New Jersey. Johnny was married to Livia Pollio and they had three children: Janice, Tony, and Barbara. Johnny worked closely with his older brother Junior during Tony's childhood. Johnny was sent away to prison, for a short while when Tony was young, and the family members said Johnny Boy was in Montana working as a cowboy. Johnny and Junior both went on to become capos in the DiMeo crime family. Johnny was well liked in the organization – before his death, boss Ercoli "Eckley" DiMeo was thought to have been considering having Johnny take over. Sal "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero and Paulie Gualtieri were both in Johnny's crew. Bonpensiero stood up for Johnny in the unrest of '83, and Johnny's leadership led to Sal's becoming a made man shortly afterward. Both Sal and Paulie followed Johnny's wishes and supported Tony's becoming capo after Johnny's death of emphysema. Johnny took Tony and his friend Silvio Dante under his wing, and brought them up in the organization as part of his crew.
Johnny made many road trips to Florida with Paulie Gualtieri, where Johnny had a piece of a dog track. On Paulie's first trip in the South, sometime during the early 1960s, when Johnny and Paulie were in a 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz in Georgia they were pulled over by a Georgia State Patrol officer. Paulie, who was 20 at the time and had never been outside of New Jersey, was driving without a driver's license and worried about what to tell the trooper. Johnny told Paulie to tell the state trooper that his cousin was a state trooper and gave Paulie a southern-sounding name. When the trooper asked for the cousin's name, Paulie said, "Barney Fife". The trooper then hit Paulie in the face, while Johnny laughed uncontrollably and resolved the issue by giving the trooper a $100 bill.
Paulie told Tony that his father loved Tony very much, and the only time Paulie saw Johnny cry was when Tony was born. Tony told Paulie he "never knew where he stood" with his father.
Johnny was only seen in flashbacks to Tony's childhood or in Tony's dream sequences. In 1969, Tony witnessed Johnny cut off Francis Satriale's pinky finger while Junior held him in place; Satriale owed gambling debts and was avoiding giving Johnny payment. This event contributed to Tony's first panic attack at the kitchen table that evening. Tony also saw his father and Junior attack Rocco Alatore over a debt, then recalled his father's discussing a possible move to Reno, Nevada in 1967 to manage a supper club for Alatore (who was restored to good terms with Johnny since the debt was repaid) and his mother's refusing, which move Livia would later sweep under the rug when Mr. Alatore later became a billionaire with his investments. It is revealed in the episode "A Hit Is a Hit" that Johnny was a silent partner in Hesh Rabkin's record company "F-Note Records".
Tony also witnessed Johnny plotting a scheme in 1967 at a children's carnival by bringing Janice along. Tony had originally thought his father favored Janice over him but later learned the truth: that mobsters brought their daughters to their meetings as a ruse.
When Janice recalled the time Johnny shot through Livia's beehive hairdo while they were driving home, Tony thought the anecdote was shameful and made their family look "dysfunctional". Tony described his mother's relationship with his father as wearing Johnny down to "a little nub"; for her part, Livia tearfully remembers Johnny as "a saint" several times.
Johnny kept a mistress named Fran Felstein, whom he had met during Tony's childhood. In 1976, when Tony was 16, Johnny stayed all night at her home when his pregnant wife was in the hospital. The next morning Johnny and Tony went to the hospital, and Tony lied to his mother saying they went to a New York Yankees baseball game and stayed in New York. Livia saw through Johnny's lie and lost the baby due to bleeding.
By the 1980s, Johnny was a powerful and very well-respected capo, with his crew including Salvatore "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero, Paulie Gualtieri, Silvio Dante, and his son Tony, among others. He held a controlling interest in Barone Sanitation, ownership of Satriale's Pork Store, and co-ownership of Midget Horse Racing Track, as well as had interests in horse tracks as far south as Florida. Johnny also owned property in what is now Tribeca Square. Around this time, he had begun a friendship and business association with John "Johnny Sack" Sacrimoni, which Tony inherited after Johnny's death. This long-term friendship strengthened the DiMeo crime family's longstanding ties to the powerful Lupertazzi crime family in New York.
In September 1982, when his son Tony was 22 years old, and just two weeks before the birth of his granddaughter Meadow, Johnny ordered his son to murder a local bookie: Willie Overall. This was Tony's first murder, and it helped hasten his climb toward becoming a made man.
Johnny died of emphysema in late 1986, aged 62. Not long before his death, he saw the incarceration of many of his fellow mobsters due to Fabian "Febby" Petrulio's becoming a government witness. Johnny never recovered from the news of Febby's betrayal, and it may have hastened his demise.
Through the various dream sequences and his therapy sessions, it appears Tony's relationship with his father was never as close as he presumed, an issue that Dr. Melfi attempted to engage but which was met with dismissal by Tony, who refused to delve deeply into his relationship with his father. What is clear is that Johnny Soprano exhibited many traits of a shameless narcissist who placed his own carnal desires above his family and used his children as pawns in his criminal activities, a trait that Tony would somewhat copy by indulging in his own carnal appetites, but Tony never involved Meadow nor AJ in his criminal activities.
Tracee born in April 1981 was a young dancer who worked at the Bada Bing strip club. Her birthday was in April and after she was killed Tony Soprano mentions that Tracee "was just barely twenty years old..." Her boss was Silvio Dante, the owner of the Bing, who extended credit to many of his dancers who wished to undergo breast augmentation. Silvio commented that Tracee had a nice body but poor teeth, and Tracee had run up a debt with Silvio for orthodontia to straighten her jagged teeth. Only 20 years old, she already had a son Daniel, who was taken by Child Protective Services after she burnt him with cigarettes. She blamed her abusive behavior on a "lot of repressed anger" which could be traced back to her own abusive upbringing. She was dating Ralph Cifaretto and got pregnant with his child. Her theme song at The Bing as a dancer was "Living on a Thin Line" by The Kinks from their 1984 album Word of Mouth. She drove a softail motorcycle. At The Bing, Ralph is seen having a threesome with Tracee, performing anal sex on her while she fellates a police officer in a storage closet. She seems to like watching historical period drama movies like Spartacus (film) and Gladiator (2000 film) with Ralphie and also seems to have a relationship with Patrick Parisi.
One day at The Bing, Tracee expressed her thanks to Tony by giving him some homemade bread for advising her to take her sick son to the doctor, but Tony firmly reminded her that he was a superior like Silvio. This did not stop Tracee from seeking his advice on whether to have an abortion or to keep the baby. Tony gave his advice, although reluctantly, that taking her age and situation into account and with Ralph as the father, it would be best to get an abortion. Later, Tracee missed work, and Silvio hunted her down to find her waiting on Ralph hand and foot. As Silvio forced her into his car, he slapped her and threatened Tracee, telling her she is forced to be a dancer until the debt for her braces is repaid. Rather than confront Silvio about abusing Tracee, Ralph watched from the window laughing uncontrollably. A few days later, Tracee met Ralph at the Bada Bing VIP lounge, where she insulted him in front of the other associates and capos. Ralph followed her out to the deserted parking lot, where he teased her into thinking he would actually marry and support her. He then abruptly changed his tone and gleefully made snide remarks that her daughter would end up as a "cocksucking slob" just like her. Outraged, Tracee slapped him and insulted his masculinity, which led to Ralph brutally beating her to death. When Tony found out about this, he assaulted Ralph, violating a well-established Mafia code according to which made men were never to strike one another. Tony attempted to justify his actions by stating that Ralph "disrespected the Bing". When asked about his opinion on the incident by Tony, Silvio said that Tony would only have been able to physically retaliate if it had involved a mistress or a blood relative, because Tracee was neither, Ralph had a legitimate complaint against Tony and was owed an apology. Although Tony is disappointed that he cannot retaliate against Ralph, Silvio is also angry at Tracee's murder and says some punishment is justified, and tells Tony that Ralph is now banned from the Bada Bing.
Tracee's murder would have some effect on Tony's psyche, as he reports on the depression to Dr. Melfi, but lies that a teenage boy employed with Barone Sanitation died in an accident as Carmela was in joint therapy with him. During Thanksgiving dinner, when Tony sees Meadow in the kitchen, he has a momentary vision of Tracee, arguably as Meadow and Tracee were not that far apart in age. Tony apologizes for the recent rifts between them, and Meadow is more receptive, considering her recent breakup with Noah. Ralph tells Tony that he should have found a woman like his wife Carmela, instead of Tracee and if he had, maybe his life would be a little different.
Tony Soprano's mistressesEdit
- Played by: Alla Kliouka Schaffer
- Appears in: "The Knight in White Satin Armor"; "Proshai, Livushka"; "Fortunate Son"; "Whoever Did This"; "The Strong, Silent Type"; "Calling All Cars"; "Whitecaps"
Svetlana Kirilenko (Russian: Светла́на Кириленко) is the maternal cousin of Tony's ex, Irina, and is manager of a home health/nursing business. Irina has stated that she and Svetlana share a sister-like rivalry (e.g., Svetlana has a relatively stable life [a committed boyfriend; a career; self-confident; an independent nature], while Irina's is volatile [a series of temporary and tumultuous romances, no career; low self-esteem; dependent and emotionally fragile]). Svetlana's American fiance, who works for the New York Mets manufacturing their sports memorabilia, is named Bill. During her childhood, Svetlana developed an osteosarcoma in her leg, which had to be amputated soon afterward.
Svetlana first appearance is after Tony's breakup with Irina; Svetlana contacts Tony after Irina's suicide attempt. Shortly thereafter she appears as the last in a series of home health nurses the Sopranos hire to care for Livia Soprano, after her primary caregiver and daughter, Janice, suddenly flees town in the aftermath of Richie Aprile's death. After Livia dies, Tony allows Svetlana to continue living in Livia's house, until she can find her own place to live. However, when Janice resurfaces to lay claim to Livia's house and valuables, Svetlana informs Janice that Livia had given her Livia's prized set of vintage phonograph records—which Janice coveted, and had planned to immediately sell on eBay. When Svetlana declines Janice's repeated requests to give her the records, anyway—alleging that they are "a family heirloom"—Janice vengefully steals and hides Svetlana's prosthetic leg. After Janice feigns ignorance of the leg's whereabouts but hints that the leg could reappear if Svetlana gives her the records, Svetlana sends two Russian mob thugs to attack Janice as payback. The thugs briefly strike Janice, and warn it could get worse if she does not cooperate. Sufficiently intimidated, Janice takes them to a bowling alley, where she surrenders the prosthetic leg, having hidden it in a locker.
Svetlana resurfaces as a temporary replacement for Uncle Junior's nurse, Branca (who works for her), after he falls at the courthouse. One afternoon while Uncle Junior is asleep, Tony has sex with Svetlana on Junior's sofa; Branca arrives soon after they finish—both clothed, but disheveled, in the middle of a conversation in which Svetlana is trying to tactfully decline Tony's offer to expand their tryst into an ongoing affair. Branca takes in the scene but says nothing, while Svetlana displays a very guilty-looking facial expression. Irina soon finds out about this and informs Carmela about the affair, prompting Carmela's violent confrontation of Tony and their ultimate separation. Svetlana later tells Tony that Branca told Irina about their affair after an argument over Svetlana's withholding Federal Insurance Contributions Act tax and other taxes from her paycheck.
Tony admires Svetlana for her toughness of spirit, intelligence, and refusal to allow her disability and other random misfortunes to get in the way of her ambitions; he also thinks she looks like movie legend Greta Garbo. Svetlana is, arguably, the most (if not, only) psychologically well-adjusted of all Tony's extramarital sex partners.
Valentina La PazEdit
- Played by: Leslie Bega
- Appears in: "Mergers and Acquisitions", "Whoever Did This", "The Strong, Silent Type", "Two Tonys", "In Camelot", "The Test Dream", "Long Term Parking"
Valentina lives in Fairfield in Essex County, New Jersey. She was Tony's mistress during seasons 4 and 5. Of Cuban and Italian descent but her last name is Bolivian. She was originally Ralph Cifaretto's girlfriend but was drawn to Tony after they met at Hesh's horse stable. She believes it is good luck to step in horse manure before a race. She wears contact lenses. Over lunch, she disclosed to Tony Ralph's sexual idiosyncrasies. The following day, Tony and Valentina have passionate sex in a hotel room where Valentina plays pranks on him when their lunch arrives; she begins dating Tony behind Ralph's back. Subsequently, after not being able to bear any more of Ralph's masochistic inclinations, she breaks up with Ralph and begins dating Tony exclusively, which Tony later reveals to Ralph. As Ralph is rather preoccupied at that time with his son Justin's severe medical condition, he shrugs it off and is seemingly indifferent about it. In the Season Five episode "The Test Dream", after she pushes Tony to make a decision about staying with his wife or being committed to her, her robe catches fire while trying to cook eggs for Tony. Tony quickly extinguishes the fire, but Valentina sustains second degree burns on her scalp. Although it is soon discovered that Valentina will fully heal from the wounds without the need for skin grafts or any scarring, Tony breaks the news to her that he is going back to Carmela. He tells her that he will pay for the doctor's bills and also pay for a wig for her to wear until her hair grows back.
- Played by: Oksana Lada and Siberia Federico (Pilot Only)
- Appears in: "Pilot", "Denial, Anger, Acceptance", "Meadowlands", "College", "Pax Soprana", "A Hit Is a Hit", "Guy Walks into a Psychiatrist's Office...", "Big Girls Don't Cry", "The Knight in White Satin Armor", "Fortunate Son", "Employee of the Month", "Pine Barrens", "Watching Too Much Television", "Whitecaps"
Irina is Tony's 24-year-old Russian mistress during the first two seasons. A war refugee emigrant and native of Petrozavodsk, Russia born in 1974, her father died at age 55 from lung cancer and cirrhosis of the liver after losing his job after the local factory closed. When her alcoholic parents died she lived with her uncle, whom Irina's cousin Svetlana calls a crude and miserable man, in Kazakhstan before moving to the United States at the outbreak of the Tajikistani Civil War. Irina works at the perfume counter at a local department store. When setting up Jimmy Altieri to be murdered, Christopher Moltisanti tells Jimmy that the two Russian prostitutes they are going to meet at 42nd Street (Manhattan) are friends of Irina. When a fellow Russian boater at Tony's marina flirts with Irina she tells him that if she wanted to marry an assembly line worker, she would have stayed in Kazakhstan.Tony broke up with Irina in season 2 because she wanted him to commit to a relationship, but he could not because he was still married with children. Irina then attempted suicide but was found by her cousin, Svetlana. As a sign of friendship and apologies, Tony sent Silvio to tell her to move on with her life and present her with a one-time payoff of $75,000. In Season Four, when Assemblyman Ronald Zellman tells Tony that he has been dating Irina for quite some time, Tony does not care that she is seeing a new man. However, Tony later gets jealous and decides to take matters into his own hands. Tony humiliates Zellman in front of Irina by whipping him with a belt. Svetlana later tells Tony the couple had broken up because after the emasculating attack, Zellman "could not perform." When Uncle Junior's nurse Branca, who works for Svetlana, walks in on Tony and Svetlana just after they had sex, she later tells Irina. Irina calls Tony's house, briefly speaks with AJ, and then tells Carmela that she is Tony's ex-mistress and informs Carmela of Tony's tryst with Svetlana. Carmela warns Irina never to call the house again, but the call prompts Carmela's violent confrontation of Tony and their marital separation. When Tony goes to confront Irina, Svetlana tells him that Irina is most likely hiding in Brighton Beach and reveals that Branca told Irina about their affair after an argument over Svetlana's withholding Federal Insurance Contributions Act tax and other taxes from her paycheck.
Julianna is a Jewish woman from Binghamton, New York where her parents own a catering business. She left home at seventeen because she said she didn't want to make Salisbury steak for the next twenty years. She nearly became Tony's new mistress as he recovered from his gunshot in 2006. They met because she was a realtor working for Century 21 and trying to purchase a building owned by Tony, Caputo's Poultry at 217 Franklin Drive, around the corner from Satriale's, for $330,000. It is a poultry hatchery that the prospective buyers want to turn into a Jamba Juice in Newark. She was persistent in pursuing the deal, contacting Tony at Satriale's and the Bada Bing and over the phone. At the Bada Bing, Tony first made a pass at Julianna but she told him she was going to exercise self-control and decline because she was engaged and everything was going well for her. Despite Tony's initial misgivings, her third offer was high enough for him to accept the deal; Tony arranged to meet her at home to sign the papers. When he arrived, they got business out of the way and immediately started kissing and began to undress one another. When the undressing reminds Tony of Carmela's dressing him prior to the same meeting, Tony abruptly ends the encounter and walks out. Tony later spotted Julianna on a ride at the Feast of St. Elzéar but failed to get her attention.
Following her rejection by Tony, Julianna went to an AA meeting. There she met Christopher Moltisanti who was also in attendance and who remembered her from when she first approached Tony at Satriale's. He introduced himself after the meeting and invited her for coffee, which prompted the beginning of an extramarital affair. Tony reinitiated his pursuit of Julianna when they met to close the Caputo's Poultry real estate deal and she was initially polite in declining any further contact with him. He arranged to meet with her on the basis of doing another real estate deal and this time she was more angry in rejecting his advances.
Ignoring warnings from both of their sponsors that Christopher and Julianna's relationship would be enabling for the two recovering addicts, they began smoking heroin together. Christopher revealed to Tony his relationship with Julianna to head off Tony investigating for himself and discovering their drug use. After a conversation about Christopher's disappointment with his life in organized crime (because of failure of others to live by the code of omertà), and their return to drug abuse, Julianna worried that their relationship was ending and suggested they attend a meeting together. In episode "Kennedy and Heidi," she attended Christopher's wake, encountering Tony and Carmela together as she came to pay her respects, where Tony accidentally introduced her as "Julianna Skiffle".
- Played by: Annabella Sciorra
- Appears in: "He Is Risen", "The Telltale Moozadell", "Pine Barrens", "Amour Fou", "Everybody Hurts", "Calling All Cars", "The Test Dream"
Gloria Trillo born 1961 was a 40-year-old car saleswoman for Globe Motors, a Mercedes-Benz dealership in Fairfield, New Jersey. Tony remembers someone with the name Trillo owning a lumberyard that his grandfather Corrado Sr. worked with in construction. Tony asks his Uncle Junior, remembering back to his childhood if he knew a tradesman or building contractor with the last name Trillo, Junior vaguely remembers a stonemason or a building contractor named Trillo who had seven daughters from The Ironbound. It is never revealed if this is the same Trillo family that Gloria is related to. She was also a patient of Dr. Melfi's. She met Tony Soprano at Melfi's office due to a scheduling mix-up; there was an immediate attraction between the two of them and within days they were having an affair. She tells Tony that she had "murdered" seven relationships to date. Although she presented the facade of a strong and independent woman, Gloria is in fact mentally unstable and exhibits signs of Borderline Personality Disorder, which led to occasional violent arguments and physical altercations with Tony, bouts of severe depression and frequent suicidal thoughts. One such incident occurs after Gloria sees Tony's wife Carmela at her dealership, getting her car serviced, and offers to drive her home. She also tries to sell a 2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class to Carmela. After another clash, Tony is disgusted to realize Gloria has recognized him as a man capable of violence and is trying to provoke him into killing her as a form of surrogate suicide. Instead, he calls it quits and cuts off all contact with her and orders Patsy Parisi to threaten Gloria into staying away from him. Patsy accomplishes this by posing as a customer at the dealership and going on a test drive with Gloria; when they were out of the city, he pulled a gun on her and told her she would never see or talk to Tony or any of his family again, or "the last face you'll see will be mine, not his. It won't be cinematic." This proves to be too much for unbalanced Gloria, and she resorts to suicide, hanging herself in her home a year later. Unaware of the relationship, Carmela—Tony's wife—informs Tony of her suicide in bed one night and he feels strong guilt and initially blames Dr. Melfi for Gloria's death, claiming that she did too little to save Gloria, but he also blames himself. Later, he comes to understand that Gloria was beyond salvation, and the relationship was a mistake from the beginning. An ongoing theme in their relationship was Gloria's use of the phrase, "poor you," which reminded Tony of his mother and the toxic relationship he had with her.
Carmela's male friendsEdit
Father Phillip "Phil" IntintolaEdit
- Played by: Paul Schulze, Michael Santoro (pilot episode, only)
- Appears in: "Pilot", "College", "Pax Soprana", "Isabella", "I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano", "Another Toothpick", "Christopher", "Mergers and Acquisitions", "Whoever Did This", "Sentimental Education", "In Camelot", "Marco Polo", "Mayham", "The Fleshy Part of the Thigh", "Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request"
"Father Phil" is the priest at the Soprano's local Catholic church. Initially, Intintola and Carmela Soprano have a robust friendship based on a mutual love of romantic and "indie" movies and all things related to Classical European (especially Italian) culture. Tony Soprano finds their intimate friendship—and Father Phil's constant, uninvited visits to their home for Carmela's home-cooked food—threatening and irritating. Tony strongly suspects that Father Phil is in love with Carmela, and using their friendship to seduce her. Carmela denies this, saying she sees Father Phil only as a "spiritual mentor" she utilizes "to become a better Catholic", and, the rare male friend who appreciates things that the ultra-masculine Tony finds to be unmanly. One rainy evening, with Tony and Meadow in Maine and AJ away at a friend's house, Father Phil visits Carmela (who is sick), and the two share ziti and wine together. After lots of wine and watching a movie together, the two come dangerously close to kissing—and beyond—only for the mood and potential infidelity to be shut down by Father Phil's nausea (brought on by drinking too much); he sleeps over without having sex with Carmela, resulting in an awkward feeling between the two, the morning after. Carmela seems wistful and disappointed in Father Phil's inability to act on their mutual attraction in a way that she, as "a good Catholic" will not. Tony later finds out about this, and verbally taunts Father Phil several times. Carmela gets jealous when she makes a surprise, mid-week visit to the church to bring Father Phil a home-cooked specialty—only to see him already being fed a home-cooked dish by her best friend, Rosalie Aprile, and him having the same chemistry with her, that she thought he only had with her. Soon after, Carmela confronts and ends her friendship with Father Phil, accusing him of developing para-romantic relationships with women parishioners to gain gifts and other favors. After this, Father Phil is usually seen in the series celebrating Mass (particularly funerals), as a general attendee at Soprano family functions, and at charity functions coordinated by Carmela. Although Father Phil was mostly seen ministering to female parishioners, he also counseled men (e.g., he repeatedly invited Tony to attend church and confession more often, in order to reduce his anxiety attacks by improving his relationship with God, and turning away from the 'unrighteous path' of his 'business' activities). He counselled Artie Bucco when he was told about Tony burning down his restaurant by Livia. Father Phil was seen encouraging Artie to go to the police and to tell Charmaine about the arson. He seemed annoyed that Artie did not go to the police or tell Charmaine. Another noted scene with Father Phil was when he counseled Ralph Cifaretto when "Ralphie" came to him devastated and perplexed by his teen son's life-threatening injury (after random, household play with a friend). Father Phil encourages Ralph to view the tragedy as an opportunity to change his life's course; he also gently rejects Ralph's assertion that God allowed his son to be injured in order to punish Ralph for his criminal sins. Later in the series, Carmela confesses her adultery to Father Phil, who is disappointed and points out that although Tony is an adulterer as well, "two wrongs do not make a right". He orders Carmela to do a penance by way of doing something nice for Tony, which she later does. When Tony was comatose after being shot, Carmela was again dependent on Father Phil, as he is seen comforting her and the Soprano children who are at Tony's hospital bed.
Vic is a certified General contractor whom Carmela Soprano hired to wallpaper the dining room in her home. He is also the brother-in-law of David Scatino, the brother of Dave's wife Christine. He is a widower, his wife was a gourmet cook and died of breast cancer. They did not have children because Christine had problems with her womb. While working on the Soprano home he told Carmela that Ramon ran over his cooler with his lunch with the truck so that she would make him a home-cooked meal. Carmela and Vic once kissed in the powder room Carmela is considering renovating and later made plans for a gourmet lunch date to be prepared by Carmela for Vic's next visit. However, after Vic discovers that Tony has taken over David's sporting goods store as a result of David's gambling addiction (which has subsequently left David bankrupt), Vic cancels his lunch date with Carmela by sending his assistant, Ramon, in his place to complete the redecoration while he finishes a job in Wyckoff, New Jersey. Vic is also seen meeting David Scatino at a bar. At first Vic tries to be supportive of David's problems, but after David badmouths his wife/Vic's sister Christine, Vic loses patience, ordering David to move away and to stay away from Vic's sister at all times; Vic also pledges to pay for Eric Scatino's college education, as David has also gambled away his son's college fund. Carmela and Vic later have an awkward meeting in a paint shop, but part on good terms as Carmela thanks Vic for assigning Ramon to finish her house, as she would have been too tempted to commit adultery, and Vic was being strong for the both of them.
- Played by: David Strathairn
- Appears in: "All Happy Families...", "Sentimental Education", "Cold Cuts"
Robert Wegler had a relationship with Carmela Soprano while she was separated from her husband Tony, having meet her through his role as AJ's guidance counselor. Carmela discusses AJ's ADHD with Robert and they agree that there are no longer any stigma about having the diagnosis, as there once was. Although both AJ and Tony suspect Wegler is homosexual, Meadow recognizes the signs of his relationship with Carmela. Wegler's feelings that Carmela was sexually manipulating him to improve AJ's college prospects led to the end of their relationship. While having other close calls, Wegler was the only man that Carmela committed adultery with during the run of the series.
Soprano family friendsEdit
- Appears in: "Down Neck"
Rocco Alatore appears in flashbacks to Tony's childhood. Rocco Alatore was a neighbor and bookmaker to the Soprano family in the Ironbound neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey. After Johnny Boy was released from police custody following the robbery of a carnival, Tony remembered that Rocco was one of the first ones that congratulated him, news that surprised Dr. Melfi when Tony told her during one of their sessions. After witnessing his father beat Rocco he remembered going to Sacred Heart High School (New Jersey) the next day and bragging to the other students. Tony once witnessed his father and Junior attack Rocco over a debt, then recalled his father discussing a possible move to Reno, Nevada in 1967 to manage a supper club for Alatore and start a bookmaking operation in Washoe County, Nevada, (now on good terms with Johnny since the debt was repaid) and his mother refusing, a move that Livia would later sweep under the rug when Alatore became a billionaire with his investments.
- Played by: Turk Pipkin
- Appears in: "He Is Risen", "The Telltale Moozadell", "...To Save Us All From Satan's Power", "The Fleshy Part of the Thigh"
A singer, songwriter and Keyboardist boyfriend of Janice Soprano in 2001. Aaron was devout evangelical Christian which suited Janice's religious choice of the day (and would occasionally irritate Tony). They tried to make Christian rock music together. Aaron was also narcoleptic, causing him to fall asleep at inopportune times. He was also an occasional Sunday dinner guest at the Soprano residence, which he attended with Janice. He later appeared at the hospital while Tony recovered from his coma, protesting at a "right to life" protest rally.
A young Chinese-American patient from Essex Fells, New Jersey at Junior Soprano's Wycoff Therapeutic Centre on mental institution in "East Haledon, New Jersey" who becomes friends with and somewhat of an aide to Junior during his stay there. His mother comes to visit him at the institution. Dr. Mendell tells his mother that he has been acting aggressively towards other patients, something Carter denies and is becoming a bully, associating with Junior Soprano who she calls "a gangster". Carter's father is implied to have been very demanding of him, works in the stock market and was at one time subjected to news reports in The Wall Street Journal accusing him of something. In third grade, Carter received a 96 on a spelling test, the highest mark in the class, and when he went home to tell his father, his father asked him why he didn't get the remaining four points. Carter helps Junior organize a low-stakes poker game between patients, aids him in writing a letter to Dick Cheney, asking for assistance comparing the Dick Cheney hunting accident to his shooting of Tony, and provides diversions for him to avoid taking his prescription drugs. Carter and Junior enjoy playing checkers. He is highly intelligent (a visitor references his time at M.I.T. and he once mentions being at the top percentile of his class), but has serious anger management issues and did not make friends. He looks up to Junior Soprano as a role model and seems highly impressed by his authority and ability to influence and control other patients, all much to the disappointment of his visiting mother, who asks him to stay away from "that gangster." Junior gives him several Hootie & the Blowfish CDs that he received as payment for a gambling debt from another patient. He mistakenly calls him "Anthony". Eventually, after Corrado comes to terms with his ailments and starts taking his medication, Carter becomes disillusioned and angry at Junior for this sign of defeat and betrayal to him, and gives him a beating.
- Played by: Saundra Santiago
- Appears in: "A Hit Is a Hit", "I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano", "Full Leather Jacket", "Mr. Ruggerio's Neighborhood", "Soprano Home Movies"
Dr. Cusamano's wife who is a stay-at-home mom in North Caldwell, New Jersey. Friend of Carmela, but embarrassed and intimidated by the Soprano family's mafia connections. In "I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano", Tony told Dr. Melfi he had fantasized about Jeannie during a dream. In the same scene Dr. Melfi seems to indicate she is acquainted with the Cusamanos. Joan tells Carmella that she had already written several letters of academic support for high school graduates and thinks Meadow can get into Georgetown on her grade transcripts, SATs and teacher testimonials. Jeannie's identical twin sister, Joan (also played by Saundra Santiago), was harassed into writing a recommendation letter for Meadow's college application to Georgetown University and giving her a ricotta pineapple pie by Carmela in "Full Leather Jacket", although it's never made clear if she actually wrote the letter, or if Jeannie told Carmela it was written just to appease her.
She is described by Tony Soprano as the "best friend" of his mother Livia Soprano from when she was married to Johnny Soprano and was a regular attendee with Livia to Anthony Soprano Jr.'s birthday parties. She lived in The Ironbound and no husband or children were ever mentioned. Fanny is a shortened feminine version of 'Frances'. Fanny cannot drive due to physical ailments brought on by her age and relies on Livia to drive her around. Livia accidentally hits her with her 1963 Oldsmobile 88 after driving her home, breaking her hip. Despite this, Fanny was one of the few people with something nice to say about Livia at her wake – that she always kept her informed when someone died.
Tony accidentally meets Fran at his parents' gravesite. Based on John F. Kennedy's mistress Judith Exner and extremely attractive in her youth, she was the longtime mistress of Tony's father, Johnny Soprano, until his death in 1986. She worked as a furrier in the fur department at Bamberger's, and is now losing her hearing, but admits she is too vain for a hearing aid. She recalls meeting Tony once, as a child. Tony's father even confided in Fran about the deleterious verbal abuse that Livia put him and their children through. Ironically, she was on a date with Junior Soprano at the 500 Club in Atlantic City, New Jersey to see Enzo Stuarti perform when she first met Johnny. Hesh Rabkin never liked Fran and Tony thinks it's because Fran was Jewish and with Johnny Boy who was Italian, instead of Hesh. Junior was also in love with Fran and wanted to propose, even buying a ring for her, but could not allow this marriage to affect his status in organized crime, and so could not bring up the courage to ask her. Tony learns that Livia forced his dad to give away his childhood dog, Tippy; it went to Fran and her son Bruce, who is working for Israel's national airline El Al. She was briefly involved with President John F. Kennedy and allegedly had sex with him in the Oval Office. Tony secures her promised sale-share in a midget-car racetrack, which was co-owned by "Johnny Boy" with Hesh Rabkin and Phil Leotardo for $150,000 of the $625,000 sales price- 25% of the earnings going to Fran coming from Phil Leotardo and another 25% from Hesh. Tony and Phil get into a violent dispute over him withholding his share of the money owed to Tony. While Tony originally enjoys her company, his fondness begins to wear thin, as she spends money, given to her by Tony, on Manolo Blahniks shoes rather than utilities, and then reveals that she continued to smoke around his father, even after his emphysema. Tony learns that his dad was with Fran on the night Livia was hospitalized for a miscarriage. At the hospital Tony was even forced to lie to Livia, backing up his father's alibi that he and his father were together at a Yankees game, which had to reinforce her sense of betrayal by both of them and the lasting schism between mother and son for the rest of her life. After Tony recalls this situation that had caused him such confusion and emotional trauma in his youth, Fran is never seen again for the remainder of the series.
Dov Ginsberg is one of Tony's financial advisors although as mentioned by Carmela, Ginsberg is actually a CPA. In the episode Everybody Hurts, Carmela's cousin Brian Cammarata, a finance expert, was advising Tony and Carmela about some finance planning but Tony decided to have a second opinion with Ginsberg which Brian fully approved. Later on at the Meadowlands Racetrack, Ginsberg met with Tony and told him that the life insurance policy that Brian advised him was irrevocable and will only benefit Carmela when he dies. Ginsberg also told Tony that a Life insurance trust could be an alternative for him. Tony arranges Dov to put together the $300,000 down payment on Carmella's spec house in Madison, New Jersey.
George is the father of AJ Soprano's one time friend, Jeremy Piocosta and an acquaintance of Tony Soprano. He has another son whose name is never mentioned. George has a wife named Linda. George doubts that AJ and his son Jeremy are still close friends. His son Jeremy is an excellent basketball player who Tony says will get a college scholarship when he is older. AJ buys bottle rockets and M-80s off Jeremy that he used to blow up frogs and they also attended Camp Aheka in Morris County, New Jersey together in 1997 before the start of the series, but Tony had to pick up AJ early because of bedwetting. Meadow takes French class with George's older son and says that he is a "poser". When AJ and Jeremy fight in school in 1999, Tony has a chance encounter with George at a lawn & garden center while trying to purchase illegal pesticides and an axe. Tony is unaware of the fight and makes small talk about the boys and how they should get together sometime soon. George, knowing about the fight and noticing the axe in Tony's hand, becomes afraid that Tony will seek revenge and hastily makes an exit. The next day at the arranged rematch fight, Jeremy pays AJ for his shirt and forfeits. In 2001, George seems to have overcome his worries as he watches AJ's high school football game alongside Tony.
Roberta "Bobbi" SanfillipoEdit
Roberta was a long-term friend/mistress of Junior Soprano since 1983. He often took her down to Boca Raton, Florida on weekends and had set her up with an office job with United Association that is outside the jurisdiction of being investigated by the FBI. While at the piper fitter's union to meet Roberta, he meets with a building contractor who is building a mall in North Bergen, New Jersey and settles the red tape. Roberta and Junior's relationship ended in 1999 when Tony got word from Carmela that his uncle performed cunnilingus on Roberta, and Tony then made taunting references to this at a golf game. Roberta had started the rumor herself by discussing her sex life at a nail parlor also frequented by Gabriella Dante. Junior had warned Roberta never to talk about this aspect of their relationship because it would cost him respect with his mob associates. Realizing that she had ignored his wishes, Junior stormed into her office and ended their sixteen-year relationship. Junior was so furious that Roberta was afraid he would harm her, but in the end, he just fired her and smushed a lemon meringue pie in her face. In the following season, after Junior's release from prison into house arrest, he asks Bobby Baccalieri whether Roberta has returned his call, indicating that Junior may have tried to reestablish their relationship. Bobby replies that she has not called and that she was very cold when he last saw her. Bobby also says that she was buying a garden fountain when he saw her, and Junior surmises that she must have bought a house. Junior smiles and recalls aloud his fondness for her.
Owner of Satriale's Pork Store. We only see Francis in a flashback. He is a wholesaler who sells a variety of meat products. He is a successful independent neighborhood businessman who is well liked and known in the neighborhood and friendly with members of the DiMeo crime family. Johnny Soprano had known Francis for a long time and had been a regular guest at his house. Apparently, he owed Johnny a sufficient amount of money which he had received through Johnny's loanshark operation. Johnny and Junior Soprano confront Francis for avoiding a meeting to discuss his overdue debt. Tony, as a youth, went into the pork store despite his father's instructions and his uncle's warning to stay in the car. Francis attempts to barter with Johnny by informing him of all the fine meats he had given Livia $30 worth of meat free of charge for compensation. Johnny becomes enraged at Francis trying to barter his way out of his debt with the meat deliveries and punches Francis. As Junior holds Francis, Johnny grabs a cleaver from the table and chops off Francis' pinky finger. Tony witnesses the scene and Johnny yells at Tony for not staying in the car as he'd been told. Later that night Johnny tells Tony that Mr. Satriale is a likeable man but also a gambler that owed money, refused to pay, and avoided him and this was how Johnny provided for his family. Johnny tells Tony this should be a lesson to never gamble.
In a later episode, "...To Save Us All From Satan's Power", Paulie mentions that Francis committed suicide with a gun. It is suspected that Francis committed suicide having been faced with being murdered over his large debt to Johnny. Johnny is suspected of acquiring the business and therefore ultimately clearing his family of the debt brought upon them.
David "Davey" Scatino is a childhood friend of Tony Soprano and Artie Bucco. His father was in the military and he was raised as an army brat. He was born and lived in New Mexico until he was eleven. When Dave was in the tenth grade his family moved from Baden-Württemberg where his father was stationed in Patch Barracks to Joint Base McGuire–Dix–Lakehurst in Trenton, New Jersey and lived in Newark, New Jersey. He attended Sacred Heart High School (New Jersey) with Tony, Janice Soprano, Artie Bucco and ostensibly Richie Aprile and Jackie Aprile. Dave recalls that a gang of Italian-Americans from Paterson, New Jersey caught Tony at Garret Mountain Reservation in Passaic County, New Jersey, and they had Tony barricaded in his father, Johnny Boy Soprano's Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz and Dave tossed a rock and hit one of the attackers in the eye. He is often called Davey. He owns the local sporting goods store (Ramsey Sports and Outdoors) that is a registered business under his wife's name and his son, Eric, was a good friend of Meadow. Reluctantly, Tony allowed David to participate in a high-stakes poker game with full knowledge that he did not have the financial assets or poker savvy to win or break even. David quickly became heavily indebted to Tony. Tony took over his business and took David's son's car as a down payment. The car was given to Meadow, but she quickly rejected it when she realized it once belonged to her friend. Richie Aprile compares his line of credit to that of Diamond Jim Brady. He is kicked out of the house by his wife and lives in a hotel before moving to Las Vegas, Nevada. Having lost his life savings, his business ( a lien is put on it and he is later believed to be charged with fraud), his son's college fund to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., the respect of his family, and his wife (who divorced him), he decided to move out west to work on a ranch grazing livestock near Las Vegas. David was friends with Artie Bucco, Tony comparing Dave to Joe Namath and Artie to Y.A. Tittle. In Season 3, "Mr. Ruggiero's Neighborhood" Hunter Scangarello tells Meadow that Eric told her that he hates the classes at Montclair State College and that he's been missing all his classes.
In the Season 3 episode, "The Telltale Moozadell", Meadow informs Tony that David later went into a mental facility in Nevada, after a breakdown. Tony told David that he had subconsciously planned to profit from David's gambling habit, in accordance with his "predatory" nature. Tony later took offense when his other high school friend, Artie Bucco, became similarly indebted and suggested exactly the same thing, after Artie had attempted to commit suicide.
Yale is a hacky, untalented comedian whose act isn't well received. As part of his act he does impressions of Ed Sullivan and Bob Dylan. In one of his monologues at Richie's prison release party, he hints that Richie Aprile is a fan of professional hockey and mentions that since Richie was incarcerated at Green Haven Correctional Facility in Beekman, New York that he did not know about Newark, New Jersey creating its own professional hockey team, the New Jersey Devils. Chronologically though, the New Jersey Devils team was started as "the Devils" in 1982 (originally named the Kansas City Scouts). Richie was first incarcerated in 1991 for nine years after the team had already existed. Yale also seems to be on friendly terms with Paulie calling him "Paulie Walnuts" and says that Paulie believed that Richie had been to Bosnia. He is seen at Green Grove attempting to entertain the seniors, though none of them are listening, and also at The Bada Bing, which ends with his getting booed off the stage.
Soprano crime family relationsEdit
Rosalie Aprile and Jackie Aprile Sr.'s daughter. Kelli is not close to her brother and does not live at the Aprile household in Lincoln Park, New Jersey with her mother and Jackie Jr. and when their mother's partner, Ralph Cifaretto, briefly lived with them. She attended the funeral of her brother, Jackie Aprile Jr. and suggested that the Mafia was responsible for his death. She is also not close to Richie Aprile and is never seen with her uncle. Kelli tells her friend Mackenzie Trucillo and Meadow that her brother's "whole, pathetic, stupid dream was to follow in our father's footsteps." Kelli does not come visit her cousin Bryan Spatafore in the hospital when he is beaten by Mustang Sally, but her brother and stepfather Ralph does. She implies that she used to be close to Meadow and would "joke about our families," and does not understand why Meadow does not anymore. Meadow Soprano chastised her for speaking of their family connections to organized crime in front of an "outsider" (Mackenzie, someone who is not part of the DiMeo-Soprano family with mob ties) and suggested that Kelli lacked loyalty. She does not believe the cover story of her brother being "killed by black guys" in the Boonton, New Jersey housing projects, given the fact they grew up in the Mafia world and stating, "He was killed by some fat fuck in see-through socks. Take your pick. They all look alike," and it does not fit the description of a drug dealer.
Karen was Bobby Baccalieri's wife until her death in a car accident, on Pompton Avenue in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, in 2002. Bobby was faithful to Karen and did not keep a mistress, something the other mob associates made fun of him for. She was a close friend of Carmella Soprano, Rosalie Aprile, and Gabrielle Dante's. Bobby later felt guilty that he was complaining about being held up in traffic after coming back from a grocery shopping errand Karen had sent him on, when the traffic was caused by a car accident she had been killed in up ahead. The car accident, while never seen, was gruesome; Karen's body was twisted in glass and metal, after her car had been t-boned by a vehicle driven by an Asian. Junior Soprano later recounts to Carmela that he first met Karen at a birthday dinner for him at Murray's Roman Gardens (that closed in 1965) at 234 West 42nd Street in Midtown Manhattan; she had said Junior physically resembled Pablo Picasso. Junior did not even know what Pablo Picasso looked like, but later Karen showed Junior a picture and he agreed. The court does not give permission for Junior to break house arrest to attend her funeral. Karen and Bobby had two children, Bobby III and Sophia. Karen was friends with Carmela Soprano, Rosalie Aprile, and Gabriella Dante, and attended church functions with them. Bobby kept Karen's last baked ziti in the freezer for a long time following her death, as he didn't feel ready to eat it. In the episode "Calling All Cars", Janice Soprano becomes Bobby's girlfriend, and with Janice's urging, Bobby finally feels comfortable enough to let Janice reheat the ziti.
Robert "Bobby" Baccalieri IIIEdit
- Played by: Angelo Massagli
- Appears in: "For All Debts Public and Private", "Christopher", "The Weight", "Pie-O-My", "Calling All Cars", "Rat Pack", "Where's Johnny?", "Sentimental Education", "In Camelot", "Cold Cuts", "The Test Dream", "The Ride", "Moe N' Joe", "Kaisha", "Stage 5", "Walk Like a Man", "The Blue Comet", "Made in America"
Son of Bobby Bacala and Karen Baccalieri, brother of Sophia Baccalieri. He is referred to as "Bobby Jr." although his father is actually the second "Bobby". Bobby Jr.'s mother died in a car accident in 2002. He was often the victim of bullying from A.J. Soprano. After Bobby Jr.'s mother died, his father married Janice Soprano, who became Bobby's stepmother. Bobby Jr. was involved in the ride malfunction at the 2006 Feast of St. Elzear festival. Bobby Sr. tells Tony that Bobby Jr. attends a private school that he finds very expensive in tuition fees, which leads him to take on more assignments from Tony, including extortion payment collections. His relationship with his father became more distant in his teenage years and he refused to play with his father's trainset and watch a Giants game with his father. Janice continues to use her manipulative skills with Bobby Jr. She controls his behavior by threatening him with a public reading of a report card to keep him home for Sunday dinner and to do his homework. Bobby Jr. cited A.J.'s behavior as a reason why he should be able to avoid family engagements. He was a fan of Massive Genius and likes the San Diego Chargers despite his father being a New York Giants fan.
- Played by: Lexie Sperduto (2002) and Miryam Coppersmith (2004–2007)
- Appears in: "For All Debts Public and Private", "Christopher", "Pie-O-My", "Calling All Cars", "Two Tonys", "Rat Pack", "Where's Johnny?", "Sentimental Education", "In Camelot", "Cold Cuts", "The Test Dream", "The Ride", "Kaisha", "Stage 5", "Walk Like a Man", "The Blue Comet"
Daughter of Bobby and Karen Baccalieri, sister of Bobby Baccalieri III. Sophia's mother died in a car accident in 2002. Sophia's father later remarried and Janice Soprano became Sophia's stepmother. Sophia played soccer in school and Janice once got into a headline-making altercation with another soccer mom at one of Sophia's games. Bobby Sr. tells Tony that Sophia attends a private school that he finds very expensive in tuition fees, which leads him to take on more assignments from Tony, including extortion payment collections. In the series finale "Made in America," now after the death of her father, it is revealed Sophia and her brother wished to live with their grandmother, which upsets Janice because she felt Dominica (Janice's daughter, Sophia's half-sister) was "very much into her older sister." Janice then describes to Tony that her and Sophia "actually have a bond" when Janice expressed she wanted to live with her stepchildren. Whether or not Sophia and her brother became close to Janice is unclear; Janice is known for lying and judging from past episodes, Bobby's kids have always shown great contempt towards Janice.
Jason & Justin BlundettoEdit
- Played by: Dennis Aloia (Justin) Kevin Aloia (Jason)
- Appears in: "All Happy Families...", "Sentimental Education", "Marco Polo", "The Test Dream"
Tony Blundetto's identical twin sons he had with Nancy who spent time with him between his release from prison and death in 2004. Their father's sperm was smuggled out of United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners to impregnate his (now divorced) wife. In real life, in 2000, several mob associates at Federal Correctional Complex, Allenwood were convicted of smuggling sperm out of prison for exactly the same reason. Their father Tony gets mad at them during Hugh's birthday party when they clog up the Soprano's pool filter with pine cones.
Tony Blundetto's estranged daughter who he fathered with Nancy Blundetto in Newark, New Jersey, who lived with the Sopranos in North Caldwell, New Jersey for an undisclosed period of time prior to the show. Tony Soprano told John Sacrimoni that he had spent the evening with Tony B. searching for her in Monticello, New York after she had allegedly disappeared again and was homeless and living with a crack cocaine addict. She has a great aunt that lives in Bayonne, New Jersey who has problems with her sciatica. Tony sports a large number of crude prison tattoos, on his forearms, biceps, chest, back, and legs including a tattoo on his arm with just her name "Kelly" on it. The grandmother Quintana Blundetto was once close with her granddaughter but has not seen her since Tony B.'s divorce following his incarceration in 1986. In one of the photographs at her grandmother's house, she is wearing an anarchist T-shirt. Kelly, Meadow and A.J. attended Verdum Dei private Catholic school together briefly, although this is never discussed in the series and none of Meadow's friends ever mention her. The story was to provide him with an alibi for the killing of Joe Peeps. When Tony B. asks Meadow how his daughter did in school while attending the private Catholic school Verdum Dei with Meadow and AJ Soprano, she replied "Straight A's". She shares a high intelligence, just like her father Tony whose IQ was measured at 158.
Daughter of Pat Blundetto and cousin to Tony Soprano, Tony Blundetto and Christopher Moltisanti. Chris tells Tony B that the farm had been a fun place growing up until Louise moved back to Kinderhook and cohabited with her father. She is uncomfortable around and does not like Tony, Chris or Tony B because of their links to organized crime, even her father Pat. Her father also is leery of discussing mob business in front of his daughter. Louise helps her father move out of his home on the farm located off of New York State Route 146 in Kinderhook, New York to a smaller place near the Everglades in Florida. She plans to live down the street from her father in a condominium. Her father tells Tony B and Chris that "she think she's going to meet some lonely old widower."
- Played by: Toni Kalem (also by an uncredited actress in "The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti" and "Nobody Knows Anything")
- Appears in: "The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti", "Nobody Knows Anything", "Commendatori", "D-Girl", "House Arrest", "Funhouse", "Second Opinion", "Amour Fou", "For All Debts Public and Private", "Marco Polo", "Members Only", "Live Free or Die", "Moe N' Joe"
Angie Bonpensiero is the wife of Sal "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero whom he married in 1976. They have three children, including sons Kevin and Matt, at college age in 2000, and daughter Terri, who was married and trying to conceive with her husband in 2000. In December 1995, Angie surprised Sal by booking a cruise on the Pacific Explorer (Dawn Princess) cruise ship for $5,000-a-week non-refundable which Sal does not like. Angie was unaware of her husband's status as an FBI informant. His disappearance when he was afraid his friends were on to him and subsequent erratic behavior created problems for their relationship. When she and Pussy were having marital problems, Angie considered suicide and divorce. She discussed this with her horrified friends Gabriella Dante, Rosalie Aprile and Carmela Soprano over lunch. She also revealed that she had been unwell since Pussy's return and had been investigated for breast cancer. Pussy had remained indifferent to her health problems and seemed more concerned about spraying WD-40 on his pocket knife. At Carmela's urging to stay true to her Catholic faith, Angie decided to move into a separate bedroom rather than end their marriage. Later, when Pussy arrives home and silently presents flowers to Angie, she smiles for a moment but then swats him with them.
In 2001, after Pussy "disappeared" for good, Angie believed that he had left her and decided to move on with her life. Tony continued to compensate Angie in her husband's absence – she used the money to buy a fancy new Cadillac but still complained to Carmela about her strained finances. As punishment, Tony damaged the car and took away her allowance. Soon, Carmela finds Angie giving out free samples at the local Pathmark and they lost contact. This likely moved Tony to forgive Angie, as he has since made her the manager of Pussy's body shop. After a long period of time without talking, she and Carmela decide to end their quarrel and go out to dinner where they both show off their new cars, with Angie showing how successful she has become running Pussy's Auto Body by buying a new Chevrolet Corvette. Shortly after the reconciliation Carmela learns that Angie is putting money out on the street via Patsy Parisi and Benny Fazio for shylocking and they are using their connections to help her with the body shop.
Edward "Duke" BonpensieroEdit
Duke is Salvatore Bonpensiero's auto mechanic and auto detailer brother and a co-owner of the body shop on Watchung Avenue in Brookdale, New Jersey which is revealed in the episode "46 Long" when Pussy and Paulie go looking for AJ Soprano's science teacher's stolen car. He also manages Cleveland Auto Body Collision Auto Body & Tire Co. in Harrison, New Jersey. Duke runs the body shop alongside Angie Bonpensiero. He helps repair Phil Leotardo's Lincoln Town Car after Phil crashes it while trying to evade Tony Soprano when he owes Tony money. Duke is later extorted by Phil for his car repairs by refurbishing the Lincoln Town Car with an expensive $2,000 Corinthian leather front bench seat and brand new radio. Duke does not like discussing the "disappearance" of his brother Salvatore when Phil brings it up. When Feech LaManna steals cars from Dr. Ira Fried's wedding in Ringwood, New Jersey, Tony says that he is angry that Feech sent them to an associate of Johnny Sack's in Newburg, New York instead of "one of his" (Duke's) auto garages in Brookdale.
- Played by: Giancarlo "John" Giunta
- Appears in: "Nobody Knows Anything", "...To Save Us All from Satan's Power
Kevin was one of Salvatore and Angie Bonpensiero's children. He was enrolled in a business program at Villanova University in 1999 and visited home when suspicion of his father being a rat prompted Tony Soprano to visit it as well. During Christmas 1995, in "...To Save Us All From Satan's Power," Kevin is seen working as one of his father (dressed as Santa Claus') elves handing out Christmas presents at Satriale's. As an elf he kept mistakenly referring him to as "Dad" instead of "Santa." Kevin Bonpensiero tells his mother Angie, who passes the information along to Carmella Soprano, that Jackie Jr. was caught smoking marijuana and cheating on an exam which led to his expulsion. It is Kevin's car that Salvatore crashes and hits a 7-Eleven clerk on a bicycle in a hit and run and then abandons when following Chris Moltisanti and Tommy Maccarato.
Matt is Salvatore and Angie Bonpensiero's youngest child. He was enrolled in Bard college in 2000 and visited home and played baseball at the batting cages with his father and A.J. He also talked philosophy with A.J. Soprano, offering to help out his father when A.J. first tried to relate Friedrich Nietzsche to Big Pussy. His father, who never enrolled in any philosophy classes, was at a loss until Matt told his father he better understood and would speak to A.J. about his concerns. He later broke up his parents fighting and got them back together.
- Played By: Vanessa Liguori?
- Appears in: mentioned several times
Terri is never seen, though she is Big Pussy's and Angie's oldest child and only daughter. It's mentioned she is attending Villanova University as well as her brother. She is married and has had difficulty conceiving a child. She is perhaps the same person as the Terri that is shown as a friend of Adriana La Cerva who helps her chose a wedding dress as well as tells her that a wife may be called on to testify against her husband ("Watching Too Much Television").
Gigi Cestone's wife. Tony Soprano offers his condolences to her at her husband's funeral. She did not know about her husband's gastrointestinal and heart condition that was helped brought on by the stress of dealing with Ralph Cifaretto as part of his crew, which Tony Soprano and others are told caused his heart attack. She is the mother of two children with Gigi that are never seen but are said by Gigi to be getting ready to go to college. She cooks Gigi and her children a huge Thanksgiving dinner and while Gigi likes her cooking, the amount of turkey and other food from the feast bothers his stomach for days afterwards, making Gigi comment, "It's like spackle on my bowels." She makes Gigi's crew turkey sandwiches that Gigi takes to his social club to enjoy.
Justin's parents are divorced and his mother Bonnie has since remarried. Ralph had very little to do with his son growing up and only saw him on weekends. He considers his ex-wife "a psychotic bitch." His ex-wife and Ralph become violent and almost attack each other at the hospital in the emergency unit. Ralph Cifaretto's son who impales himself while playing with a bow and arrow with a friend while Ralph is in the bathtub. Ralph became very distraught over his son's serious injury, one of the few times he actually shows his true emotions to his criminal associates. He was injured while playing an archery game from J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of The Rings. Even with his son hospitalized and in the emergency ward recovering from the injury, Ralph still produced more illicit funds from his criminal enterprising than the rest of the Soprano crew. Ralph later tells Tony that he was in Florida for Justin's seventh birthday and was so high on cocaine that he forgot to call him and actually thought he did. Although Ralph has not been to church in a long time he did take Justin to have him baptized. Ralph may also have arranged to have the stables which held his and Tony's prized racehorse Pie-O-My set ablaze to pay for his son's overwhelming hospital bills, although Ralph denies this when Tony confronts him. It could be said that his son Justin's accident led to Ralph's death as Tony strangles him to death following an argument about the fire. Justin does not fully recover from the hospital before his father's murder and subsequent disappearance. When Tony visits Ralph after the stable fire though, Ralph mentions that only Justin's speech will be affected and that he'll have to learn to talk all over again.
- Played by: Maureen Van Zandt (also by an uncredited actress in "The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti")
- Appears in: "The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti", "Commendatori", "From Where to Eternity", "House Arrest", "The Knight in White Satin Armor", "Funhouse", "Proshai, Livushka", "Employee of the Month", "University", "...To Save Us All From Satan's Power", "Amour Fou", "Army of One", "Christopher", "The Weight", "Watching Too Much Television", "The Strong, Silent Type", "Rat Pack", "Irregular Around the Margins", "Unidentified Black Males", "Mayham", "Live Free or Die", "Moe N' Joe", "Stage 5", "Kennedy and Heidi", "Made in America"
Gabriella is the wife of longtime DiMeo crime family soldier and consigliere Silvio Dante. They have a daughter, Heather Dante, who played volleyball and soccer with Meadow Soprano. She is close friends with Rosalie Aprile and Carmela Soprano and can often be seen dining out with them, typically at "Nuovo Vesuvio".
In 2006 when Tony was shot, Silvio became acting boss of the family. Gabriella was supportive of her husband in this role and ambitious enough to encourage him to consider the possibility of it long term. Silvio revealed that Jackie Aprile had considered him to take over when he was diagnosed with cancer but that Silvio had decided it wasn't for him, and encouraged him to pick Tony instead. Carmella mentions after Tony returns home after their brief separation that an uncle of hers opened a bottle of champagne at his retirement party and struck himself in the eye with a cork so badly that the retina detached and he was blinded.
Gabriella attended Allegra Sacrimoni's wedding with her husband and continued to support Ginny Sacrimoni including attending her 50th birthday party at her home. She attended Christopher Moltisanti's funeral. She is last seen attending to her husband (by filing his toe nails) in the hospital, as he lies in a coma after being shot by gunmen sent from New York.
The daughter of Silvio and Gabriella Dante. Plays soccer and volleyball with Meadow Soprano and Ally Vandermeed. Silvio adores her, referring to her often as "The Principessa." She is a feminist and thinks her dad's strip club business is "disgusting." Silvio gets mad at a referee that seems to be favoring the opposing team while at a tournament and almost provokes the referee to have the game forfeited because of his technical interference. His attempt at intimidating the referee though gets applause from the parents. Silvio recalls during Christopher's drug intervention in 2002, once finding Heather smoking pot. The show mentioned her attending two different colleges after high school; The College of the Holy Cross, and Lackawanna College in the episode "Christopher". She was also mentioned again during the episode Unidentified Black Males.
Benito "Benny" Fazio Sr.Edit
Father of Soprano crime family soldier Benny Fazio. Benny took his parents to dinner at Nuovo Vesuvio to celebrate their anniversary.
Constanza "Connie" FazioEdit
Mother of Soprano crime family soldier Benny Fazio. Benny took his parents to dinner at Nuovo Vesuvio to celebrate their anniversary. Benny had moved the location from Da Giovanni in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey at Tony's behest and this confused Connie.
Jennifer "Jen" FazioEdit
Jen is the wife of Soprano crime family soldier Benny Fazio. Benny is unfaithful to her and had an affair with Martina, an Albanian emigre hostess at Nuovo Vesuvio who replaces Adrianna La Cerva when she quits and becomes involved in a credit card scam with Ben. Jen nags Benny for using his cell phone while at dinner. Jen was pregnant with Benny's son in 2006. She attended a family dinner at Nuovo Vesuvio with Benny's parents, who were celebrating their anniversary. Artie makes a table-side visit during their meal. In front of her, Artie makes a thinly veiled reference to Benny's extramarital affair with Artie's former hostess Martina by asking Benny if he wants a "Martina", saying it is an Albanian martini, adding that "Well apparently they go down real easy. Right, Ben".
- Played by: Joseph Perrino
- Appears in: "Chasing It", "Walk Like a Man", "Kennedy and Heidi", "Made in America"
Jason is the son of Soprano capo Carlo Gervasi. He is in a fraternity and is seen in the second half of Season Six participating in a sports gambling ring at Rutgers University, along with Patsy Parisi's youngest son, also named Jason. There is never any indication of who his mother is or what happened to Carlo's wife "Barbara". When discussing A.J.'s suicide attempt Carlo thinks that Jason has occasional bouts of depression but does not really understand why. He displays violent tendencies common to violent psychopath behavior displayed by Richie Aprile and Ralph Cifaretto, including pouring sulfuric acid on the feet of Victor, a Rutgers Business School – Newark and New Brunswick student transferring to Syracuse University that was indebted to Jason, and beating a Somali cyclist that runs into Jason's car. Throughout the series it seems Carlo has little to do with his son's life and does not discipline him. His behavior is initially admired but later seems repulsive to A.J. Soprano. In the series finale, Jason is arrested for selling ecstasy, forcing his father to turn against Tony Soprano and cut a deal with the FBI.
- Played by: Frances Ensemplare
- Appears in: "Army of One", "Mergers and Acquisitions", "Whoever Did This", "Eloise", "Whitecaps", "Where's Johnny?", "The Fleshy Part of the Thigh", "The Ride", "Kennedy and Heidi"
"Nucci" is introduced as Paulie Gualtieri's elderly mother who is very nervous and protective of her son. When Paulie was younger, Nucci was always there to bail him out of jail and to defend him from the neighbors and the store owners on 13th Street in Roseville, Newark. Carmine Lupertazzi Sr. recalls that Paulie's presumed adopted father Gennaro was run over by a Newark Light Rail trolley and presumably killed, leaving Marianucci a widow. Her son is a doctor who worked for a period of time over in Italy and a daughter named Rose, who were her biological children. Paulie took her to the theatre often, including to see Man of La Mancha in 1965 and The Producers in 2002. During the Man of La Mancha performance, Paulie would tell Minn Matrone and Cookie Cirillo that the Broadway actor and singer Richard Kiley stared at Marianucci the whole time on stage while he was singing the musical number "The Impossible Dream". Ralph Cifaretto played a mean trick on Marianucci, pretending Paulie had been arrested in Beaver Falls, New York for bestiality and lewd homosexual behavior in a public washroom in Lafayette Park Historic District with a Cub Scout. Following the prank phone call she suffered from irritable bowel syndrome and had to be put on Xanax and kept in the intensive care unit at Green Grove in just to be able to go back to sleep. Paulie suspects that it is Ralphie and threatens to murder him over it. She is not a good poker player but enjoys playing Bingo and Keno. After Tony had placed his own mother in the Green Grove Nursing Home, Paulie first looked at placing her in a Brother Joseph (Genesis) home but after discovering it stank of urine, he followed Tony's lead and found Nucci a spot at the retirement home in Verona, New Jersey and she soon moved in. Unlike Tony's mother though, Nucci was grateful for Paulie for doing this for her. However, her old friends, Cookie Cirillo and Minn Matrone were far from friendly and tried to exclude her from social activities. To avenge his mother's honor, Paulie sent Benny and her grandson Little Paulie to badly beat Cookie's son, after which the two were forced to include her. Paulie later murdered Minn Matrone for her money. Nucci played an active role in getting Paulie to help Sal Vitro reclaim his landscaping business when Feech La Manna's nephew stole all of his customers.
Paulie learns from his Aunt Dottie's deathbed that she is his mother and that Nucci adopted her nephew as her child. When Paulie hears this, he cuts off all contact with both of them, refusing to attend Dottie's funeral or pay for Nucci's accommodation at Green Grove. Nucci and Paulie reconnected at the Feast of St. Elzear festival – Nucci criticized Paulie for his involvement in organizing the festival as a ride malfunction had injured several children. Later, Paulie visited her at Green Grove (now paid for by her biological son) and they had a silent reconciliation. In episode "Kennedy and Heidi," she died on a chartered bus of a stroke while returning from a production of The Jersey Boys on May 13, 2007, however her funeral was poorly attended, as a majority of the people went to Christopher Moltisanti's concurrent funeral, much to Paulie's ire as he felt Christopher always out-shined him in life, and even manages it in death.
Minn was a friend of Nucci Gualtieri who lives in Roseville, Newark. The name is a shortened nickname for the name Mary. Minn and her friend, Cookie Cirillo, didn't like Nucci very much, which Paulie resented. Her husband Salvatore was a barber accessories salesman for 46 years and attended Broadway theatre every week. Minn is a fan of Stephen Sondheim and saw Jersey Boys and The Producers in 2007 with Cookie Cirillo and Nucci. Minn was angry at Nucci when Nucci caused a car accident for the three friends while Minn was driving. She refuses to admit that her eyesight is going and injured Cookie Cirillo, one of the elderly friends that stay at Green Grove with her. Minn says that she has been driving since she was a young woman, but Paulie replies, "horse and buggy don't count." She doesn't live at Green Grove but visits Cookie and the others, preparing to enter the facility after her hip replacement surgery in 2002 and has a medical alarm that she wears when at home. Cookie mentioned that Minn kept her life savings under her mattress. Paulie heard this, and broke into Minn's house late that night. Paulie was looking for the money under her bed, but Minn caught him. He offers to take his mother and Minn to Pal's Cabin Restaurant in West Orange, New Jersey. Minn threatened to call "his mother" (Nucci), but he hung up the phone, trying to play it off as a misunderstanding. Minn saw through his act and kneed Paulie in the groin, and ran out of the bedroom screaming for help, but was chased down by Paulie in the hallway. Paulie threw Minn on the ground, and suffocated her with a small pillow. He left her dead body on the floor as he took the money.
- Played by: Michele Santopietro
- Appears in: "Nobody Knows Anything", "I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano", "Pie-O-My"
JoJo was the wife of Mikey Palmice – a soldier in Junior's crew and consigliere to Junior when he became boss. JoJo is a short form for the names Joanna, Joanne, Jody and Josephine although it is never known what her true name is because that is all Mikey refers to her as. She, like many other "mob wives", is aware of her husband's lifestyle. She complains to Mikey that she wants a new car. They have a turbulent relationship which is shown when her husband brings home a stolen food processor, and she comments "yay, another kitchen appliance". She fulfills the role of a subordinate housewife and is widely ignored, neglected and verbally abused by her husband, although it is never shown if Palmice physically harms her. It is suggested that she experiences mental anguish or depression brought on by her husband's belittling behavior. In the episode "From Where To Eternity," Paulie Gualtieri's girlfriend (played by Judy Reyes) talks to Paulie about the "three o'clock" message that a dead Mikey tells Christopher in his dream after being shot by Sean Gismonte and Matthew Bevilaqua in "Full Leather Jacket". She reveals to Paulie that her fiance at the time that she and her then-fiance Kenny she was supposed to be married at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach in Miami Beach, Florida in the roman gardens at one o'clock in the afternoon on the same day as Mikey. Jo Jo and Mikey had the Bella Vista room at the Fontainebleau booked for three o'clock in the afternoon. But the Bella Vista room was said to be smaller and have no windows. A week before the wedding, Mikey saw the small size of the Bella Vista room and "flipped out," and almost killed the hotel's event manager. So Mikey and Jo Jo's wedding was held at the hotel's roman gardens and Paulie's girlfriend and her fiance Kenny ended up in the smaller Fontainbleau's Bella Vista room at three o'clock.
At the time of Mikey's murder, she and her husband were planning a trip to Las Vegas, Nevada and had childcare set up for their child a month before his death. Mikey was killed while out jogging, for attempting to kill Tony, leaving JoJo a widow. She appeared in the episode "Pie-O-My" after the death of the wife of Bobby Baccalieri, Karen. JoJo had brought chicken marsala for Bobby to show her support at a difficult time. She had moved on from then. Janice Soprano had romantic ideas for Bobby and sensed a potential rival in JoJo so she took the meal to Junior's house to conceal it from Bobby, saying she made it herself. It is implied that when Bobby was married to Karen that Francis Albert Palmice and Michael Jr. when they were younger played with Bobby Baccalieri's children, Sophia and Bobby Baccalieri III but had stopped socializing a long time ago. It is not known whether it was Mikey's or Jo Jo's idea to name one of their sons Francis Albert, after Frank Sinatra. Mikey's body is never found out in the woods by New Jersey Route 10 in Hanover Township, New Jersey and the FBI report that they believe he found out about the indictments against the DiMeo family including Junior Soprano, and fled to Florida.
She also has two children with Mikey, Michael Palmice Jr. and Francis Albert Palmice. Michael Palmice Jr. is on a prescription for Ritalin, something Janice asks JoJo about.
- Played by: Anna Mancini (and Donna Pescow in "Made in America")
- Appears in: "The Weight", "Watching Too Much Television", "Rat Pack" and "Made in America"
Donna is the wife of longtime Soprano soldier Pasquale "Patsy" Parisi and sister-in-law to Phillip Parisi. She is occasionally seen accompanying him at family functions such as Furio Giunta's housewarming and Tony Blundetto's welcome home party. She very infrequently socializes with the other mob wives and does not appear to be part of Carmela's inner circle. In the series finale, "Made in America," however, she is invited to the Soprano home with her husband to spend time and talk there due to Meadow Soprano now being engaged to be married to her older son Patrick. Patrick tells Tony and Carmella that despite her attempts, she is not good at telling jokes. She thought that her son Jason Parisi was not welcome and not invited to the Soprano household.
It appeared in Season 6B that Jason Parisi, along with Jason Gervasi (the son of Carlo Gervasi) are associates of the DiMeo Crime Family from Bloomfield, New Jersey. Jason is the younger son of Donna and Patsy Parisi and nephew of Phillip "Philly Spoons" Parisi. Tony refers to him as "Parisi the Younger," a play on the nickname of Nicholas II of Russia, the son of Alexander III of Russia. He is seen in the second half of Season 6, participating in an elusive professional sportsbook gambling ring and extorting an on-campus coffee house for protection money at Rutgers University, along with Carlo Gervasi's son, also named Jason. This is a criminal enterprise originally thought up by Dino Zerilli. Following A.J.'s attempted suicide Patsy Parisi reveals that Jason has Attention deficit disorder. At Bobby Baccalieri's wake, when A.J. Soprano makes a speech about society he suggests that he and A.J. team up and go kill some terrorists. He displays violent tendencies common to mobsters, including torturing a welching gambler and beating a Somalian bicyclist. It is never said what he is taking at Rutgers, but Jason Gervasi refers to him in "Walk Like A Man," as "Dr. Parisi." His behavior is initially admired, but later repulsive to A.J. Soprano. According to Patsy, Jason is a computer whiz and he built a website for his mother. In "Made in America" it is said that Jason and Jason Gervasi got into some trouble with some police and now "is a mess." Donna. His mother Donna believed that her Jason would not be welcome or invited to the Soprano household.
Patrick is the son of Roberta Feliciano and Patsy Parisi, and the older brother of Jason Parisi from Bloomfield, New Jersey. He is not close to his younger brother. He is the nephew of Phillip Parisi. He is mentioned only in passing, but it is revealed that Patrick was Meadow Soprano's recurring "mystery date", and that the two have been dating since the premiere of Cleaver. Tony and Carmela both have reservations about Patrick for reasons that are not disclosed, to which Meadow responds that he has changed. It is implied that he is studying or practicing law. In the series finale, Meadow announces her engagement to Patrick. Tony suggests that he have a frat party for himself and his friends at the Bada Bing and that he invite A.J. In "The Blue Comet," when Tony is taking Carmela and AJ to safety, Carmela comments that Meadow is practically living with Patrick in the city, implying that Patrick lives somewhere in New York City. He is a partner at the law firm of Grubman, Grubman & Cursio and helped Meadow get acquainted with the law firm as a potential junior associate with a starting salary of $170,000. He is a criminal law attorney currently helping represent a county commissioner that was indicted or corruption charges and says that the trial is fascinating because it involves bagman, prostitutes and organized crime figures.
Deanna and Eugene Pontecorvo's daughter. Younger sister of Robby Pontecorvo. Eugene took Ally to Fort Myers, Florida with the rest of his family on vacation when they were younger. After Tony turns Gene's offer down he compromises to buy a condominium vacation home in Florida so Deanna, Ally and Robert could move and he would stay in New Jersey, saying he would approach Tony with the offer to retire and relocate in another three years (2009).
Eugene Pontecorvo's wife until his suicide in 2006. In "Members Only," Eugene states to his friends that, "The only thing I ever found in the street was my first wife," showing that the marriage to Deanna is not his first and that he has already had at least one failed marriage. She implies to Eugene that she knows he has committed murder before and tells him that she hates Tony Soprano. She thinks moving to Florida will help their son's drug addiction problems, something Eugene disagrees with because of the Miami Drug War of the 1970s and 1980s calling it the "drug capital of the world," the strong ultraviolet rays from the sun and the Mosquito control problem. Gene tells Deanna that instead of buying the house in Florida he will replace his Cadillac Seville with a Cadillac STS and is hopeful to be promoted to capo over Vito Spatafore. Unlike Carmella Soprano and the other wives, Deanna performs domestic duties and cleans her own house- which is how she discovers that their son Robert is back on drugs again. Deanna was eager to take the inheritance they received from the death of Gene's aunt Edie and move to Fort Myers, Florida where they had vacationed in the past. They settle and put down an offer on a split-level four bedroom home in Orange Park, Florida Jacksonville, Florida with an in-ground pool in the River Road Historic District. Her husband was unable to achieve this because his boss Tony Soprano refused his retirement and bookmaking-loansharking operation he was going to start down in Duval County, Florida—as did the FBI. After Tony turns Gene's offer down he compromises to buy a condominium vacation home in Florida so Deanna and the children could move and he would stay in New Jersey, saying he would approach Tony with the offer to retire and relocate in another three years (2009). Deanna was frustrated with Gene's lack of progress with his work and not afraid to tell him so, contributing to his suicide. She is the mother of Eugene's two children.
Robert "Robby" PontecorvoEdit
Deanne and Eugene Pontecorvo's son. He was a varsity athlete and is the older brother of Ally Pontecorvo. Robert had a growing intravenous drug addiction which adds turmoil between him and his father and allegedly suffered a relapse after his mother Deanna found a hypodermic syringe in Robert's bedroom. His mother Deanna thinks that moving to Florida will help his drug addiction problem and chances of a relapse, something Eugene disagrees with because of the Miami Drug War of the 1970s and 1980s calling it the "drug capital of the world." He is not close to his younger sister Ally. The drug addiction contributed as one of the major factors to his father's suicide. After Tony turns Gene's offer down he compromises to buy a vacation home condominium in Orange Park, Florida so Deanna and the children could move and he would stay in Ironbound, Newark, saying he would approach Tony with the offer to retire and relocate in another three years (2009).
- Played by: Paulina Gerzon
- Appears in: "Mayham", "Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request", "Live Free or Die", "Luxury Lounge", "Johnny Cakes", "Cold Stones", "Chasing It"
Francesa Spatafore born 1997 in Belleville, New Jersey is the daughter of Vito Spatafore and Marie Spatafore and the younger sister of Vito Spatafore Jr. She is a talented piano player. Francesa and Vito Jr. become estranged from each other after Tony Soprano has Vito Jr. sent off to boot camp in Boise County, Idaho. Patty Leotardo recalls Francesca and her father Vito singing "O Holy Night" while Francesca played on the piano in 2005.
- Played by: Elizabeth Bracco
- Appears in: "Mayham", "Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request", "Live Free or Die", "Luxury Lounge", "Johnny Cakes", "Cold Stones", "Chasing It", "Kennedy and Heidi"
Marie Spatafore is the wife of Vito Spatafore and mother of their two children, Vito Jr. and Francesca, who live in Belleville, New Jersey. She and Vito married in 1991. When discussing his weight loss and their younger years, Marie tells Phil and Patty that relatives thought Vito looked like John Travolta from the 1977 movie Saturday Night Fever, including the white suit. She is also a cousin of Phil Leotardo's and a friend of his wife's – the two families eat dinner together. Marie accompanied Vito to the wedding of Allegra Sacrimoni. They left early, and Marie remarked that Vito often behaved oddly at weddings. Despite his claim to be ill, she is not surprised when he goes out later that night, telling her he needs to make collections.
Marie is loyal to her husband despite his homosexuality. When he disappears after being "outed," she tells Silvio that he was in Las Vegas, Nevada but she didn't know when to expect him back. When the crew is looking for Vito, Marie is visited by Silvio, who quizzes her about her and Vito's sex life, which she refuses to discuss, but seemingly confirms by her silence. She attended Phil's grandson's confirmation dinner despite the rumors about her husband. Phil himself is supportive of Marie but discusses with her the need to find Vito. She tells Phil that Vito is a good father and a loving husband, and she hopes that he will not be cast aside after his years of loyal service.
Marie does not seem to have a close relationship with Carmela nor the other Soprano family mob wives—although Carmela referred to her as a "smart" woman when she found out about Vito—implying that Marie must have known about his homosexuality. Carmela wonders whether they had an arrangement.
When Vito phoned home from the road, Marie was not hostile towards him and, when he later returned to New Jersey after months of absence, she allowed him to see the children and seemed to consider his reconciliation overtures. When Vito was killed, Marie, now widowed, was distraught again, insisting to Phil that Vito was a good father and a good man.
In 2007, her son Vito Jr. was seriously misbehaving, becoming a disturbing Goth delinquent, and Marie pleaded for Tony's financial aid to relocate her family to Maine to escape the judging neighborhood (condemning the family for Vito's sexuality), which she believed brought on her son's misconduct. When Tony was only able to scrape up money for a boot camp in Idaho (which reportedly used corporal punishment against children), Marie had to painfully and tearfully accept the offer and let her son be forcibly taken to the camp by its agents.
Vito Spatafore Jr.Edit
- Played by: Frank Borrelli, Brandan Hannan
- Appears in: "Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request", "Live Free or Die", "Luxury Lounge", "Johnny Cakes", "Cold Stones", "Chasing It"
Vito Spatafore Jr. born 1994 in Belleville, New Jersey is the son of Vito Spatafore and Marie Spatafore and the older brother of Francesca Spatafore. At a confirmation dinner for Phil Leotardo's grandson Philip, Vito was teased by other children about his father's rumored homosexuality. When Vito Sr. called home from lamming it to avoid the consequences of being outed, he had a difficult conversation with his young son and asked him to look after his mother. He likes sports and is a fan of Vince Carter and the Miami Dolphins.
After the death of his father, Vito became increasingly isolated and hostile, and started to dress and hang around with kids in the Gothic subculture. A social worker who is involved with Vito claims that he murdered and hung the Petruzzo's cat on their front door, but the accusations are not proven. Silvio suggests to Tony to get Vito a dog, but Tony decides against it, remembering the allegations of Vito murdering the cat. Tony tells Vito Jr. that he always was a good kid. Sometimes Tony refers to him as "Carlo." He frequently ran away from school, vandalized property and was expelled after defecating in the shower of his high school locker room. Both Tony and Phil sat down with Vito trying to set him straight, but he continued to act out. At wit's end with her son's behavior, his mother approached Tony asking for $200,000 to move to a new Cape Cod-style house in by the University of Maine in Durham, New Hampshire or Orono, Maine so Vito Jr. could get a fresh start. But Tony, at that point deep in debt from gambling losses, pushed her into the cheaper alternative: a boot camp for delinquents in Boise County, Idaho. Vito Jr. is last seen being forced out of his house by members of the boot camp residential care facility in the middle of the night to transport him to the training camp. As Vito Jr. is kicking and screaming he yells for his mom, who says this is for his own good, and cries out to him she loves him.
MacKenzie Trucillo is the cousin of Kelli Aprile and Jackie Aprile Jr. It is not known whether she is a maternal or a paternal relative to the Aprile family. MacKenzie knows Matush Giamona and that Matush was a close friend of Jackie Jr. and knew that he was an ecstasy dealer. MacKenzie, Kelli, and Meadow share a bottle of vodka together at Jackie Jr.'s wake. She is a close friend of Meadow Soprano who attends the funeral and wake of Jackie Jr. She asks Meadow about Jackie Jr.'s criminal activity and whether she knew he was dealing ecstasy while she was dating him.
Jim "Johnny Cakes" WitowskiEdit
- Played by: John Costelloe
- Appears in: "Live Free or Die", "Johnny Cakes", "Moe N' Joe", "Cold Stones".
Jim Witowski (also known as "Johnny Cakes") was Vito Spatafore's Polish-American gay lover, works for a Volunteer fire department and local hero. Vito met Jim in New Hampshire after Vito fled New Jersey. Vito introduces himself initially as a sportswriter named Vincent from Scottsdale, Arizona and that he's been divorced for a few years. Jim owned a diner and worked as a short order cook in the New Hampshire town where Vito was staying and Vito was a frequent customer. He attempted to live a heterosexual lifestyle and produced one daughter with his wife. While putting out a fire, he is seen running into a burning house and rescuing a small child, in which he receives applause when he takes the child to safety. The fire department sports league he belongs to competes against their rival Hinsdale, New Hampshire who beat the fire department in their firehose carry competition. He rides a Softail Harley Davidson motorcycle. Vito and Jim soon formed an attraction, though the two got into a fistfight outside a bar when Jim tried to kiss Vito and, still in denial about his homosexuality, Vito violently rebuffed him. Jim won the fight decisively. The two soon reconciled and Vito became Jim's live-in lover. Jim even professed his love for Vito one evening, and the pleasantry was returned by Vito to "Johnny Cakes". The pair enjoyed romantic dinners, and Vito buys a chopper motorcycle going on long motorcycle rides, and picnicking lakeside. He gets Vito jobs as a contractor working for some of his friends. Jim is the top and Vito is the bottom when the two lovers engage in sexual intercourse. Ultimately, Vito missed his family and fast-paced lifestyle back in New Jersey too much to stay with Jim. Vito left Jim's house early one morning to return to New Jersey while Jim was still asleep. Vito would later call Jim, but Jim was still angry over the way Vito had left and wanted nothing more to do with him. Vito was violently murdered soon thereafter.
Jim's nickname, Johnny Cakes, derives from a dish that he recommended to Vito when Vito initially came to his diner.
Lupertazzi crime family relationsEdit
Johnny Sack's son-in-law who feels intimidated by Johnny's mob leader reputation. He started seeing Allegra after she graduated from nursing school. Johnny insisted Eric call him "Dad" and paid for the lavish $500,000 wedding and Hawaii honeymoon of Eric and his daughter, Allegra. Her sister Catherine and mother Ginny think that Eric and Allegra didn't foresee the issues of planning a large wedding and have problems organizing the seating arrangements for the dinner afterwards. After Johnny Sack's incarceration, Ginny is said to have become a hysteric and had to go move in with Allegra and Eric after Bobby Baccalieri bought their North Caldwell, New Jersey house.
- Played by: Jimmy Collins
- Appears in: "The Test Dream"
Angelo Garepe's son. He manages his own architectural salvage firm and is a successful businessman that makes Angelo proud. Angelo also speaks about mob-related business in front of his son including delivering the payment for murdering Joseph Peparelli by Rusty Millio and Carmine Lupertazzi Jr., despite that Charlie is not "in the life" with Tony Blundetto. He goes with Angelo to meet Tony at the illegal gambling casino in Roseville, New Jersey. Tony Blundetto says that Charlie got his looks from his mother and also her sense of business. Tony B remembers Charlie as a little boy before Tony and his father were sent to prison in 1984. Charlie has an unnamed and unseen sister that his father Angelo, following his release from prison, lives with following his release on parole, and who is the mother of Charlie's nephew.
- Played by: Geraldine LiBrandi
- Appears in: "Mayham", "Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request", "Luxury Lounge", "Cold Stones" "Kaisha", "Stage 5", "Made in America"
Patricia or Patty as everyone calls her is the wife of Lupertazzi crime family acting boss Phil Leotardo. Patty and Phil attended Allegra Sacrimoni's wedding together in 2006. Patty is friends with Marie Spatafore and the two families eat dinner together. Patty was also seen at the confirmation dinner of her grandson Francis Jr. held at Da Giovanni in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey. Patty was a factor in Phil's decision to kill Vito Spatafore after they discovered he was homosexual – she told Phil that Vito had to be made to face his "sin." She offered little consolation to Marie at Vito's wake and was more upset about her tailor losing his sight. Patty accompanied Phil to the hospital when he first had worries about his heart and rushed him there when his heart attack occurred. She was at his bedside when Tony Soprano came to visit him. Patty was in the driver's seat when Phil was shot dead outside their car at a gas station in the series finale. After he's shot, she rushes out the door with car still in 'drive', and the doors locked, resulting in Phil's head being run over by the car.
- Played by: Ariana DiLorenzo
- Appears in: "Stage 5"
Alexandra is the daughter of Little Carmine Lupertazzi and lives in South Beach, Miami from 1996 to 2000 until her parents moved to West Hempstead, New York following the death of her grandfather Carmine Sr. She is seen attending the Cleaver premiere party with her family. She was educated at boarding schools. Her father talks to her about the motifs the makers attempted to create in the film. It is suspected that when Johnny Sack says that Carmine Jr. and Nicole had a "kid with (a) lung problem (Interstitial lung disease)" and that he got them a doctor on Park Avenue in Manhattan to seek medical advice from that it is Alexandra he is speaking of. After the suicide attempt of AJ Soprano, Little Carmine tells Tony that Alexandra suffered for a period of time from annorexia and they helped her through by hiring a psychologist which he now says are under control.
- Played by: Allison Dunbar
- Appears in: "Two Tonys", "Rat Pack", "Marco Polo", "Unidentified Black Males"
The wife of "Little Carmine" Lupertazzi. Little Carmine tells Angelo Garepe that after he married Nicole, the two had their honeymoon in Taormina and stayed in Giardini Naxos, getting a room at the Palazzo Corvaia. Johnny Sack was in their wedding party and arranged Carmine's bachelor party that included lesbians having sex and prostitution, something that he found disgusting. She is a close friend of Ginny Sack. The memories of their honeymoon in Taormina brought up by seeing a trompe l'oeil in the West Hempstead, New York home was the decision to purchase the home, they also maintain a home in South Beach, Miami. Nicole seems to be a domesticated housewife, as mentioned when Carmine Jr. buys a washer and dryer for one of his capos and their house, he says, "Nicole went head over heels for it." They have a second residence in Miami Beach, Florida where they lived from 2000 to 2004, until her father-in-law passed away. She is first seen at Carmine Sr.'s funeral. She is later terrified when her husband's boat is sunk right outside their home during the turf war with Johnny Sack. Nicole does not know about the affair that Little Carmine had with his second cousin Lorraine Calluzzo. Carmine tells Tony that he had a routine where he would return from work, strip naked and go swimming in the pool and then Nicole would bring him a scotch-and-water and light dinner before they would go to bed. Johnny Sack says that Carmine Jr. and Nicole had a "kid with (a) lung problem (interstitial lung disease)" and he got them a doctor on Park Avenue in Manhattan to seek medical advice from. Following the murder of Joe Peeps, Johnny Sack is so angry over the death that he tells Tony he should kill Little Carmine and Nicole after seeing them present at the funeral. Her husband confides to Tony Soprano that Nicole had convinced him to exit the deadly turf war with Johnny Sack, as it was too dangerous and she did not want to become a "the richest widow on Long Island". Carmine also shared with Tony that he and Nicole had had domestic problems that they resolved with the help of court-ordered marital counseling. She traveled with Carmine to Paris, France for a vacation and saw Nicholas Fouquet's Vaux-le-Vicomte estate in Maincy, Seine-et-Marne.
Gianna was the (much younger) trophy wife of Lupertazzi crime family capo Rusty Millio until his death in 2006. Rusty and Gianna attended Allegra Sacrimoni's wedding together in 2006. Rusty was killed in a Mercedes Benz outside his Ditmas Park, Brooklyn home, Gianna was in the house at the time of his death. She has a daughter named Marissa with Rusty who is never seen. Rusty and Gianna have a strained relationship. Rusty does not like being asked to perform simple household chores like going shopping for groceries and other routine tasks.
Ronald "Ron" PearseEdit
Johnny Sack's Jewish Criminal defense lawyer. He first tells John that he and his firm does not represent turncoats. John tells him that if his law firm represented turncoats then he would lose all his customers. He advised John to cooperate to avoid a life sentence, to which John rejected by saying that a rat-mobster is like being a Nazi to Ron's people. Ron later tries to come to an agreement with the prosecutor, to which she replies, "Get back to me when you're sober, Ron." John and Ron make a plea agreement for his vintage Wurlitzer juke box, cash and investment portfolios with The Vanguard Group and Fidelity Investments, his 401(k) and severance package from Essany Scaffolding, condominium in Deal, New Jersey, his Maserati Coupe, Ginny's GMC Yukon and his house and contents valued at $1.2 million and fifteen-years in exchange for John's allocution. This is later reduced to their North Caldwell, New Jersey home (later sold to Bobby Baccalieri), the Maserati Coupe, later sold to Christopher Moltisanti for $25,000 (only later to be seized by the U.S. Marshal Service again, Ginny Sacrimoni having ignored the court ordered asset freeze for her husband's possessions and resold at an auction in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey) $45,000 in equity from his daughters' Variable universal life insurance policies, and Ginny's Individual retirement account worth close to $110,000 to which Ron encourages John to take saying, "You're still a young man. In fifteen years (2021) you'll be sixty-seven. The golden years."
Allegra Marie SacrimoniEdit
- Played by: Caitlin Van Zandt
- Appears in: "Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request", "Moe N' Joe", "Stage 5"
Johnny and Ginny Sack's daughter. During the series run she became a registered nurse, and Tony and Ralph Cifaretto is seen giving her an envelope of cash as a present for graduating from nursing school. Johnny paid for her lavish wedding to Eric DeBenedetto while Johnny was in prison awaiting trial. Johnny was released to attend the wedding and Allegra was ecstatic that her father would be in attendance, but the judge's conditions meant that Allegra had to put up with metal detectors and US Marshals at the ceremony and reception. Her honeymoon with Eric was in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her reception ended on a low-note with her departing limousine being blocked in by the Marshals' SUV's, her father breaking down in tears as he was forcibly led away in handcuffs, and her mother fainting in the crowd. As soon as Ginny fainted, Allegra rushed to her mother's side to check her well-being. She attended her father's trial for racketeering and was present when he was convicted. Ginny described difficulties in her relationship with Allegra to friends – she knew that Allegra felt Ginny was not happy for her and acknowledged it was difficult for Allegra to visit the house with her father imprisoned. Allegra was at her father's side, along with her mother and older sister, when he died of lung cancer in a prison hospital. She has a $450,000 condominium in Deal, New Jersey whose deed is in her name, (another condominium is mentioned in Point Pleasant, New Jersey by John), the Deal, New Jersey beach condominium is later repossessed by the US Marshals and Treasury Department when her father went to trial. She also has her $45,000 in equity from her Variable universal life insurance policy seized.
Johnny Sack's daughter. Catherine complains that her family always talks about food and is at odds with her mother and sister in terms of appearance; Catherine looks almost underweight, whereas her mother is extremely obese and her sister is overweight. Catherine attended her father's trial for racketeering and was at her father's side, along with her mother and sister, when he died of lung cancer in the prison hospital. Carmella who worries about Tony Soprano's chance of incarceration mentions that Ginny had to go live with Catherine after John was arrested. She, along with her sister Allegra loses together their $45,000 in equity from her variable universal life insurance policy after their father's settlement with the government. She has a $450,000 condominium in Deal, New Jersey whose deed is in her name, (another condominium is mentioned in Point Pleasant, New Jersey by John) later repossessed by the US Marshals and Treasury Department when her father was indicted by the FBI.
- Played by: Denise Borino
- Appears in: "Employee of the Month", "He Is Risen", "Army of One", "Christopher", "The Weight", "Whitecaps", "Two Tonys", "Rat Pack", "Unidentified Black Males", "All Due Respect", "Members Only", "Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request", "Moe N' Joe", "Kaisha", "Stage 5", "Kennedy and Heidi"
Also known as Ginny Sack, she is the wife of John "Johnny Sack" Sacrimoni born 1956 and the mother of Catherine and Allegra Marie Sacrimoni. Once a slender professional dancer and ballet instructor, Ginny has struggled with her weight since having children. John loves her as she is, describing her as "Rubenesque". Johnny Sack mentions that Ginny has worked very hard on trying to lose her weight since she had her daughters trying, Atkins diet, Richard Simmons' Aerobics and Deal-A-Meal Cookbooks, WW International, Nutrisystem, and fasting and that her weight problems have caused her to start performing physiotherapy because of the strain on her joints causing arthritis and also complains about hypoglycemia in "All Due Respect". Ginny tells Johnny that she blames her weight gain from the feminine beauty ideal. She compares her eating disorder to her husband's nicotine dependence. They have a house in North Caldwell, New Jersey and two condominiums mentioned in the show, one in Point Pleasant, New Jersey and another in Deal, New Jersey. Ginny's ample figure is the subject of numerous jokes by members of the DiMeo crime family, and this leads to a serious dispute between her husband and Ralph Cifaretto. Johnny is willing to kill to defend her honor and viciously attacks a member of Ralph's crew, who Johnny mistakenly believes was telling jokes at Ginny's expense. Shortly following the destruction of Johnny Sack's upscale restaurant, John takes Ginny on a vacation to Camerino.
Ginny was proud to attend her daughter Allegra's wedding and ecstatic when Johnny was allowed to attend, despite being in prison awaiting trial. Her day ended on a low note when US Marshals blocked her daughter's departure and dragged her sobbing husband off in handcuffs. This proved too much for Ginny, who fainted.
Ginny turned 50 in the episode, "Moe n' Joe", and her friends Carmela Soprano, Angie Bonpensiero, Gabriella Dante, Janice Soprano, and Rosalie Aprile attended a birthday celebration at her home. Her birthday is May 14. She discussed some difficulties with Allegra, who felt Ginny was not happy for her marriage. Gabriella pointed out that Allegra may just have been shocked to be less happy than she had expected to be as a newlywed.
Ginny was in court when Johnny admitted his involvement with the Mafia and received a 15-year sentence for racketeering. John and his lawyer make a plea agreement for his vintage Wurlitzer juke box, $180,00 in a safety deposit box under her father-in-law's name in Boca Raton, Florida, cash and investment portfolios with The Vanguard Group and Fidelity Investments, his 401(k) and severance package from Essany Scaffolding, $450,000 condominium in Deal, New Jersey, his Maserati Coupe, Ginny's GMC Yukon, John's net worth totalling $5 million and his house and contents valued at $1.2 million and fifteen-years in exchange for John's allocution. This is later reduced to their North Caldwell, New Jersey home, $45,000 in equity from his daughters' variable universal life insurance policies, and Ginny's individual retirement account that she started when she worked the tie sales counter at Wanamaker's worth close to $110,000 to which Ron encourages John to take. She was forced to move when John arranged the sale of their home to Janice Soprano as part of an agreement with Tony to try to secure capital, for his family, following the asset seizures by the US Marshals and Treasury Department that came with his conviction.
Ginny visited her husband John in prison when he was diagnosed with cancer, and was at his side with their two daughters when he died.
Denise Borino, who portrayed Sacrimoni, received the part in a 2000 open casting call. She died of cancer on October 27, 2010.
Yaryna is Phil Leotardo's Ukrainian mistress and also his live-in housemaid, working for him and his wife. Her last name has roots from Montenegro. Yaryna is the Russian variation of the name "Irene." English is a second language to her. In 2006, she was with Phil when Benny Fazio bombed Phil's Flatbush, Brooklyn wire room. Yaryna and Phil were knocked down by the blast wave from the Improvised explosive device and grazed with debris. Patty Leotardo complains about her skills as a maid/housekeeper and thinks she uses too much Pine Sol. She attended a 2006 Jersey Boys performance at the August Wilson Theatre in New York City with Phil where she became inebriated and very loud at a backstage cast afterparty. It is implied she has a problem with alcohol. Paulie Gualtieri, who was also in attendance, felt embarrassed for Phil dating Yarnya. In 2007, in the episode "The Blue Comet," Yaryna and her elderly father are murdered in Phil's Queens, New York house in a case of mistaken identity. Bobby Baccalieri tells Paulie that Phil spends every Friday night with her. When discussing the contract hit on Phil, Paulie argues with Bobby Baccalieri and Silvio Dante on whether Tony knows about the plot to kill Phil. Her father, who resembles Phil a lot, was mistaken for him and shot by an Camorra hitman under the guise of a package delivery man working on orders from Tony Soprano. It makes the front page of The New York Post the following day. In the posthumous photo used in the Post, Yarnya is dressed as a Playboy Bunny. Patty Leotardo was not home when the shooting took place. Yaryna witnesses her father's death and she herself is shot multiple times. She falls down the stairs and lies motionless while the hitman stands above her body and shoots her in the head to make sure she is dead. Butch DeConcini in "Made in America" mentions Yarnya and her father posthumously to Tony when discussing how to resolve the war with Phil Leotardo. Tony rebuts mentioning the shooting of Silvio Dante and the killing of Bobby Baccalieri.
Meadow Soprano's friends and associatesEdit
- Played by: Will Janowitz
- Appears in: "Eloise", "Whitecaps", "All Happy Families...", "Irregular Around the Margins", "Marco Polo", "Unidentified Black Males", "The Test Dream", "Members Only", "Mayham", "The Fleshy Part of the Thigh", "Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request", "Live Free or Die", "The Ride", "Moe n' Joe"
Meadow Soprano's one-time fiancé. The two met at Columbia University and began sharing an apartment together in her sophomore year (2002). Little is known of Finn's family life except that he is originally from Mission Viejo, California. Unlike Meadow, he is only part-Italian. Upon finishing college, Finn enrolled in dental school. For a brief period in the summer of 2004, Finn worked at a construction site run by the Aprile crew, a job with the Laborers' International Union of North America. Tony Soprano got for him. Finn struck up a friendship with the daughter of the site manager. One morning as he arrived very early to work, he saw Vito Spatafore fellating a security guard in a parked vehicle. Finn talked to Meadow about what he saw but she promised to keep his confidence. After Vito tried to intimidate Finn into attending a San Diego Padres and New York Yankees game with him, Finn panicked and decided to leave town before Vito came after him. Meadow was saddened and angered when Finn packed a suitcase without telling her or inviting her to accompany him and they argued. During the argument and when Meadow talked about a commitment, they decided to get engaged.
In 2006, Finn returned from dental school to support Meadow while Tony was in a coma and, he admitted, to escape dental school, which he disliked. He had to face Vito again and Vito behaved in a predatory and flirtatious way towards him. Finn accompanied Meadow to Allegra Sacrimoni's wedding but seemed uncomfortable when the festivities prompted questions about their own wedding plans.
When Vito was spotted in a gay bar by two New York crew members making a collection, Meadow revealed Finn's secret to her mother and Rosalie Aprile. Then Carmela insisted Meadow tell her father. Paulie nicknamed Finn "Shaggy" because of his hair and "Dr. Yank 'Em, the Painless Dentist." A visibly frightened Finn was brought to Satriale's to give his account of what he saw and his subsequent encounter with Vito to the senior members of the Soprano crime family. Finn's "testimony" proved highly significant in cementing the crew's belief that Vito was homosexual, since Finn was seen as a neutral party with no reason to lie.
Later, Meadow complained to Tony that she was having difficulties in her relationship with Finn. Finn attended a Sunday dinner shortly after this conversation. Meadow and Finn later broke up, as revealed in another Sunday dinner conversation, the implied reasons being that Finn was "abnormal".
Coach Don HauserEdit
- Played by: Kevin O'Rourke
- Appears in: "Boca"
Meadow Soprano's successful, star soccer coach and associate of Tony, Silvio, and Artie because of his involvement in coaching their children. Coach Hauser is a father himself with a daughter around Meadow's age and is married to a woman named Shelley. In the newspaper article revealing his intentions of taking employment at the university, it says that he has coached the Verbum Dei Falcons for two seasons and had steered the Falcons to the state finals for both of those years, 1998 and 1999. He is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island. He was well-liked by the fathers of kids in his team because of the success he brought them on the playing field. He tells Paulie that he has friends in law enforcement. He once had drinks with Tony, Silvio, and Artie at the Bada Bing club but refused Silvio's offer to go in the "VIP Room" with a stripper-prostitute. However once it was revealed Coach was leaving for another job at an exclusive academy for girls to head their team, the Soprano family began trying to intimidate him into staying. Paulie delivered a large screen television to his house and insisted he take it. Christopher returned his "missing" golden retriever – probably after taking it himself. He says that the "gifts" will not sway his decision because he has already decided to accept a coach position for the girls' team at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston. Meadow later revealed to her father that the coach had a sexual relationship with Ally Vandermeed, one of her peers who was a star soccer player on the team. Ally attempted suicide by cutting her wrists because of his trying to end the relationship by telling Ally he won't leave his wife for her. Tony, after an impassioned plea for temperance by Artie Bucco, decided against being a vigilante, and the coach ultimately was arrested by authorities for the statutory rape of Ally.
- Played by: Ari Graynor
- Appears in: "Mr. Ruggerio's Neighborhood", "University", "He Is Risen", "Pine Barrens"
Meadow Soprano's roommate at Columbia University. Caitlin hailed from a small town in Oklahoma (she wears a Bartlesville High School sweatshirt). At first, she seemed to enjoy New York City and college life, at one time dancing in her underwear in front of Meadow after a night out drinking. However, she has manic-depressive disorder and frequently annoyed Meadow and the dormitory Resident Assistant and Meadow's boyfriend, Noah Tannenbaum, with her troubles. She went out with them for her birthday and had an anxiety attack after seeing a homeless woman with newspaper in her buttocks. When Meadow was away, she annoyed Noah while he was writing a term paper, causing him to get a bad grade and later, inspiring Noah to get his attorney father to file a restraining order against her. She practiced cutting and pulled out her own hair. At a fraternity party, she sees Jackie Aprile Jr., who gives her ecstasy, which temporarily alleviates her depressive symptoms. Caitlin tells Jackie that she has a crush on him, then states to Meadow how handsome Jackie Jr. is and how lucky Meadow is to be dating him. Caitlin becomes aloof during the party, while high on ecstasy, and agrees to have sex offscreen with another frat boy at the party. Later she is shown comforting Meadow after her breakup with Jackie Jr., now appearing more emotionally stable. In "Mr. Ruggiero's Neighborhood" she tells Meadow that she's stopped drinking and that the school doctor gave her a prescription for Buspirone, which Hunter comments is given to treat generalized anxiety disorder.
- Played by: Michele DeCesare (daughter of series creator, David Chase)
- Appears in: "Pilot", "Denial, Anger, Acceptance", "Meadowlands", "Toodle-Fucking-Oo", "Mr. Ruggerio's Neighborhood", "Made in America"
Hunter is a good friend of Meadow Soprano. Her father is an advertising executive who Meadow thinks has a phony personality. In her younger years, Hunter had bulimia. She sang with Meadow in the school choir and the two hounded Chris to buy the crystal meth to help them study, instead of going to Jefferson Avenue in Jersey City, New Jersey. She had a crush on Brendan Filone in 1999 shortly before his death and even wrote a poem for him. Carmella Soprano told Christopher to keep Brendan away from her. She attended the house party that was raided by the police at Livia Soprano's house after she had moved to Green Grove Retirement Community. Tony Soprano gives her the nickname "Janet Jackson" because of her wardrobe. Later she was accepted to Reed College and visited Meadow just after she started there. Hunter drank with the soccer team around the time that their friend Ally Vandermeed tried to kill herself. Later when Meadow is dating Jackie Jr., she is seen going on a double date with Jackie Jr., Meadow and Dino Zerilli in 2001. Dino Zerilli would later be killed along with Jackie Jr. for robbing Larry Barese's card game – thus, two of her former crushes were murdered by organized crime. In the final episode of the series, Carmela finds her talking to Meadow in Meadow's bedroom and casually mentions Hunter's expulsion from college years earlier. She has an aunt and uncle that are graduates of SUNY Purchase. Carmela is then quietly dismayed to learn that Hunter sorted her life out, went back to college at SUNY Purchase, and is now in medical school after graduating, which Carmela and Tony had hoped Meadow would enter.
Meadow Soprano's first boyfriend at Columbia; they met during a film course. Noah is from West Los Angeles and attended the Crossroads School. His father, an entertainment attorney for various celebrities and Hollywood notables, is Ashkenazic Jewish and his mother is African American. "Noah Tannenbaum" was originally going to be the stage name of Brooklyn-born singer Neil Diamond. Tony refers to him after they break up as "Jamal Ginsberg, Hassidic Homeboy." Noah first appears visiting the Soprano home with Meadow to view a movie for a class project. Being a film buff, Noah thought he had common ground with Tony when he observed video equipment at the Soprano residence. He told Tony that, just like him, he is a big fan of Howard Hawks movies. While Paul Muni was the original Scarface he tells Tony that he identifies more with Al Pacino's depiction of the character. Noticing that Noah was pursuing Meadow, Tony asked Noah a few questions about his ethnic background. Upon confirmation of Noah's African American heritage Tony attempted to intimidate Noah into staying away from Meadow, hurling racial slurs and ordering Noah to stay away from Meadow in the process. Following this heated discussion Noah leaves the house in a huff. The next time Meadow brought him to the house Noah refused to get out of the car. Tony expressed his displeasure with Meadow for having any kind of relationship with him, starting a lengthy feud between Tony and Meadow which ultimately drove Noah and Meadow closer together. He takes her on a weekend trip to the home of one of his parents' friends in Litchfield, Connecticut. Later, after a visit from his father, Noah broke up with Meadow, saying she is "too negative" about things, though it was implied the real reason was pressure from his father due to Tony's criminal activities. After Jackie Jr. died Carmela and Tony later expressed regret in not be supportive in Meadow's relationship with Noah as he went on to achieve high accomplishments to which Jackie Jr. was a college drop out and wanted to follow his deceased father's steps with a life in crime.
- Played by: Cara Jedell
- Appears in: "Boca"
Born 1982, a Dutch-American high school and grade school friend of Meadow Soprano and one of the star players on "The Falcons" team, #17. In 1999, while in grade 11 she played on the soccer team alongside Meadow Soprano, Heather Dante (Silvio Dante's daughter), and Chiara Bucco (Artie Bucco's daughter) and had a sexual relationship with their coach, Don Hauser. She eats at the Soprano house three nights a week. Her father works overseas in Europe. Her mother, following the news of Ally's sexual abuse is prescribed sedatives and Charmaine Bucco tells Artie that she has become "useless at home." Her parents are divorced and she is said to have tried committing suicide before. The relationship caused her to become anti-social and withdrawn from schoolwork and Meadow. Ally tried to kill herself by slicing her wrists displaying characteristics of having self-harm disorder after Don Hauser took another job at the University of Kingston, but her friends found her and she survived. Tony plays it down saying that it was not Kurt Cobain and that it was just a little suicidal gesture. Meadow later had her over for a sleepover while she was recovering from the suicide attempt. Coach Hauser was arrested for the statutory rape of Ally. She sells cigarettes to Meadow and her friends on the soccer team.
A.J. Soprano's friends and associatesEdit
A.J.'s principal and headmaster at the private Catholic Verdum Dei high school in North Caldwell, New Jersey. He has a school clinical psychologist analyze AJ's behavior and suggests to Tony and Carmela that AJ suffers from ADHD and that AJ should seek further counseling. This is something that Tony and Carmela both strongly disagree with. He caught A.J. and Egon Kosma, including their mutual friends both times they broke into the school. When A.J. and his friends destroyed the pool area and the school's "Wall of Pride" trophy display, Cincotta found the remains of a pizza with a custom topping selection only A.J. was known to order. When A.J. and his friend urinated on a wall and then stole the answer key to an exam, Cincotta got them to talk by pretending he had got their DNA from urine samples taken from the scene.
- Played by: Emily Wickersham
- Appears in: "Johnny Cakes", "Cold Stones", "The Blue Comet", "Made in America"
An ex-girlfriend of Hernan O'Brien, whom A.J. meets again in the Psychiatric hospital while recovering from his suicide attempt. They hang out together and, when they begin to have intercourse in the woods in A.J.'s Nissan Xterra, the vehicle's catalytic converter overheats causing a vehicle fire and sets fire to the dry leaves below it and A.J. and Rhiannon scramble out; the truck explodes soon afterward. A.J. later tells his parents that Rhiannon, now his girlfriend, doesn't want him to join the Army. A.J. is shown picking up Rhiannon from high school in his new BMW M3 after a day of work at his new job, on the production team for a film bankrolled by Little Carmine. Rhiannon is a junior at Montclair High School.
- Played by: Mark Karafin
- Appears in: "Mr. Ruggerio's Neighborhood", "The Telltale Moozadell", "Army of One"
Egon was a Hungarian-American and the best friend of A.J. when they attended Catholic Verbum Dei School. He plays varsity football #38 at Verbum Dei and has orthodontal problems. Egon, like A.J., was also a troublemaker, having joined in with A.J. and several other children to trespass into the school's swimming pool when it was closed for the night and vandalize it by smashing trophy cases and throwing articles into the pool. Unlike A.J., Egon was not punished for the rampage as A.J. refused to rat out Egon and took the entire blame. Egon was also a poor student like A.J., and both boys were in danger of failing their geometry classes, a problem they sought to solve by breaking into the school after hours, this time to see an advance copy of the mid term exams and memorize the answers. Both are discovered by the headmaster of Verbum Dei when their superior test scores are reported as a suspicious improvement. While A.J. manages to evade the headmaster's intimidation, Egon breaks down in tears, revealing the cheating. Due to his prior disciplinary record, Anthony Junior is expelled from Verbum Dei. Egon's disciplinary record, as well as his ultimate punishment for the break-in and subsequent cheating, is unknown, although the audience is given a strong impression he was kicked out of Verbum Dei alongside A.J.
Hernan is an Irish-American school acquaintance of A.J. Soprano who lives in an apartment in Upper Manhattan. After they graduated, Hernan and A.J. become friends and they often go clubbing in New York after A.J. dropped out of college. In the episode "Cold Stones," Tony mentions that Hernan had gotten in trouble with the authorities once when he flipped a jeep and crippled a girl who was a passenger in the jeep, making her a paraplegic mimicking the real-life accident with Joseph P. Kennedy II in 1973. In August 1973, a Jeep Kennedy was driving overturned, fracturing one of his brother David Kennedy's vertebrae and permanently paralyzing David's girlfriend, Pam Kelley. The police cited Kennedy with reckless driving and the judge temporarily suspended his driver's license. The Kennedy family paid for Kelley's initial medical treatment and her continued care during the years following the accident. Tony is critical of Hernan telling AJ that he does not show any guilt or empathy towards crippling the girl. He and AJ spend about $1,000 a night going to nightclubs in Upper East Side, Manhattan. AJ tells Tony that it wasn't his fault. Hernan seems to use A.J.'s fame as a relation of Tony's to chat up girls and bathe in the reflected glory of his minor celebrity status. He is the ex-boyfriend of Rhiannon Flammer, who, in the episode "The Blue Comet," starts dating A.J.
- Played by: Jessica Dunphy
- Appears in: "Everybody Hurts", "Calling All Cars", "Marco Polo", "All Due Respect"
A.J.'s WASP girlfriend in seasons four and five. Devin is from an even wealthier family than A.J. and this causes a little friction between them when he first finds out about it. A.J. and Devin had visited the Soprano home and been to see Meadow at the South Bronx Law Center that day to look for a quiet place to make out. This had prompted A.J. to discuss the injustice of his family's wealth. When discussing Devin with his friend Patrick, A.J. says that he thinks she is ready to have sex with him. Devin attended the party that A.J. organized when he was in high school. She shares the same last name as Charles Alfred Pillsbury and John Sargent Pillsbury, the founders of the Minneapolis flour and grain company.
- Played by: T. J. Coluca
- Appears in: "Meadowlands"
Jeremy was a friend of A.J. Soprano and attended a summer camp with him. In 1999, their relationship had soured and A.J. and Jeremy had a fight in school after A.J. sent a text message to Jeremy insulting his mother. They argued again shortly after this and agreed to fight at "the pit" so they wouldn't get broken up. Jeremy's father, George, had a chance encounter with Tony Soprano on the same day and fled, fearing Tony was seeking revenge on his son's behalf. On arriving at the pit, Jeremy said he could not fight A.J. and instead offered money to replace a shirt he had damaged in their first encounter. His last name is taken from Pio Costa Enterprises situated in Fairfield, New Jersey.
- Played by: Dania Ramirez
- Appears in: "Kaisha", "Soprano Home Movies", "Stage 5", "Chasing It", "Walk Like a Man"
Blanca born 1976 is A.J. Soprano's Dominican 30-year-old girlfriend, whom he met while working at the construction site. Blanca is an administrator at the site and is also responsible for making payments to Paulie Gualtieri. Paulie is flirtatious in his interactions with her on the job site. Blanca has a 3-year-old son named Hector born 1998 from a previous marriage and lives in an apartment building in South Passaic. She attended Christmas celebrations at the Soprano family home and met A.J.'s parents (Tony and Carmela Soprano), who were initially skeptical about the relationship for several reasons: she was Latina, she was ten years A.J.'s senior, and she was a single mother, but they ultimately accepted it because she was Catholic like they were. Blanca lives in a neighborhood that had been disturbed by a youth gang, which A.J. steps up to deal with. He convinces the gang members to move on by bribing them with a bicycle. A.J. eventually proposes marriage to Blanca and she accepts, but later changes her mind and ends the relationship, sending A.J. into an emotional downward spiral that lasts for several episodes. Later while in therapy, A.J. is asked by his therapist if his feelings about Blanca parallel his feelings about a Somali boy who was beaten by classmates in front of him. A.J. initially objects vigorously to the analogy on account that "she's not black" but later reluctantly admits that she is "very tan". A.J. also explores with compassion that Blanca's son barely talks because she cannot afford to send him to a better school. He contrasts that and other ills and inequalities in the world with the luxury in which his parents live.
- Played by: Cameron Boyd
- Appears in: "Everybody Hurts", "All Happy Families...", "All Due Respect", "Johnny Cakes"
Matt is a friend of A.J. Soprano's. Matt attended the party that A.J. organized when he was at high school. While attending a Soprano family dinner with Ralph Cifaretto, he tells Ralph that he's half Jewish. His father is a schoolteacher who drives a Porsche Carrera. Later, he works in the local branch of Blockbuster with A.J. He shares the same last name as real life Philadelphia crime family mobsters Phil Testa and his son Salvatore Testa. He sold in-store movie advertisement merchandise from Wallace and Gromit with A.J., against store policy making $500 off standee.
Mop-topped Patrick is a close friend of A.J. Soprano. Patrick seems to be very curious of A.J.'s life as the son of a mobster, assuming his house resembles that of The Godfather Part II's. He seems even more impressed with Devin's father's art collection that includes paintings by Pablo Picasso and a mint condition vinyl of Rubber Soul when he and A.J. both visit her mansion.
Christopher Moltisanti's friends and associatesEdit
A screenwriter and an associate of Christopher Moltisanti from rehab in Hazlet, New Jersey. He moved from New Jersey to Hollywood and was successful in "The Business" owning a BMW Z3, being a member of the Screen Writers Guild and having a girlfriend that was an actress. He became addicted to heroin, cocaine and alcohol and later lost his job after not completing a script for Nash Bridges. He later went to a rehabilitation clinic in Pennsylvania (where he first met Christopher) and was successful in turning his life around. He was awarded a Primetime Emmy Award and a Humanitas Prize for his earlier screenwriting. He had written for Nash Bridges, Superman: The Animated Series (a reference to Tim Daly's role as Superman), Law & Order SVU and wrote an episode of That's Life.
J.T. dabbles in gambling and places horse bets with Christopher and finds a fondness for high-price poker games. J.T. borrows money from Christopher to play high-stakes poker and their friendship is effectively ended when he fails to pay it back on time. Little Paulie Germani and Chris beat J.T. up in his home and confiscate his BMW as a partial payment for his debts. Despite the beating, Chris later resumes their "friendship" when the debt has caused J.T. to relapse. As J.T. Dolan is enrolling in rehab again, Chris freezes the debt and assures J.T. that he will return to prosperous screenwriting. Later, as J.T was working in Los Angeles, California as a full-time professor of a writer's class "The Writer's Block", Chris has J.T. forcibly abducted by "Murmur" and Benny Fazio and offers to clear the gambling debt if J.T. writes a screenplay for his feature movie project. J.T. agrees and writes the script for Cleaver, a slasher horror film, from a story by Christopher, working on the film closely with Moltisanti and Carmine Lupertazzi Jr. who is its co-executive producer. However, when the film gets made in 2007, at its premiere, Christopher does not acknowledge Dolan's contributions to it when talking to the audience, leaving him embarrassed in front of his female companions. Also, the film's character, mob boss Sally Boy, upsets Tony Soprano for his apparent similarities to his person and Christopher attempts to do damage control when he orders J.T. (by hitting him over the head with his Humanitas prize) to tell Tony the character was his idea. J.T. does as instructed and spins a tale to Tony about plagiarizing the Sally Boy character after Broderick Crawford from the Garson Kanin movie Born Yesterday, but Tony remains unconvinced, particularly when he notices the cut on J.T.'s head.
When Christopher relapsed again in 2007, after his latest feud with Paulie Gualtieri and assumed ridicule and disrespect by the crime family, he attempted to find comfort by talking to J.T. one late night, as his current sponsor was out of town. J.T. was cold and unreceptive, angry at his unannounced intrusion and under pressure to finish a script deadline for Law & Order SVU. Heavily drunk, Christopher said that he had seen and done terrible things and started hinting his knowledge of mob crimes. J.T. angrily tried to get Christopher to stop talking about them, suggesting that he did not want to know. After J.T. exclaimed "Chris, you're in the Mafia!", Christopher walked away, then turned and shot him in the head, killing him instantly.
Tina was the Italian American girlfriend of DiMeo crime family associate Salvatore "Mustang Sally" Intile. She inadvertently caused the beating of Bryan Spatafore by urging him to give her a ride "The Point" (Hunts Point, Bronx) following an argument with Intile but Bryan was on his way to a job in Teaneck, New Jersey. Salvatore complains that after listening to her answering machine he is always hearing a different man's voice, making him believe that Tina is cheating on him, which she does not answer. Tina's association with the DiMeo crime family continued as a friend of Adriana La Cerva and she was expected to act as maid of honor in her planned wedding to Christopher Moltisanti. Tina upset Adriana by constantly flirting with Christopher and Adriana retaliates by using her role as an FBI informant to reveal that Tina had been embezzling funds from the furniture shopping service she works for. The consequences of this revelation are unknown, but we do see FBI agent Robyn Sanseverino writing down the information, and Tina subsequently vanishes from the show.
Adriana La CervaEdit
Liz La CervaEdit
- Played by: Patty McCormack
- Appears in: "Full Leather Jacket", "Watching Too Much Television", "Long Term Parking", "The Ride", "Kaisha"
Liz is the mother of Adriana La Cerva. Liz was born Elizabeth Aprile and is a sister of the late Jackie Aprile Sr. and Richie Aprile and sister-in-law to Rosalie Aprile (see family tree). She is a recovered alcoholic. Carmela commented that Liz and Adriana always had a strained relationship when Adriana was growing up. When Richie Aprile confronts Chris about his relationship with his niece Adriana, Christopher asks who told him that he was abusive towards her but he does not say. She has an unnamed sister who lives in Dayton, New Jersey. This leads to the suspicion that Liz maintained contact with Richie while he was behind bars through some type of correspondence but it is never revealed. She is not seen in the presence of her brother Richie when he is freed from prison. Adriana tells Christopher that if they were to go into the Witness Protection Program that she would be okay with never seeing her mother again. Liz was never a big supporter of Adriana's relationship with Christopher Moltisanti and Ade often stayed with her following arguments or domestic violence. When Chris proposes to Ade in front of Liz, she explains Chris' behavior as abusive power and control. Following Adriana's disappearance in 2004, Liz was visited by the FBI who informed her that her daughter was believed to be dead and that they suspected Chris's involvement. When Carmela Soprano encountered her at the 2006 Feast of St. Elzear (based on the annual Feast of St. Gerard, organized every October around the church of St. Lucy's in the Seventh Avenue of Newark) of which she sits on the festival committee, Liz, having become convinced of her daughter's murder, was already showing evident signs of depression: she had stopped taking care of her appearance and later attempted suicide. The FBI came and questioned Liz and told her that they believe that Christopher murdered her daughter. Carmela visited her in the hospital, but Liz appeared to be unconscious at the time.
She is first mentioned but unnamed in the "Pilot" as the wife of Chris' cousin Brian who Christopher reportedly approached to have a autobiography of his career in organized crime created on film. Amy was a woman engaged to Christopher Moltisanti's lawyer cousin Gregory Moltisanti from Essex County, New Jersey. Her father is a neurosurgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She was pre-Med (Yale School of Medicine) at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut during her freshman year. Amy says that she has also worked with Quentin Tarantino and says that they are "friends" and also friends with Vince Vaughn. She met with Christopher because of his interest in scriptwriting and the two had a brief affair while she is in New York filming a Janeane Garofalo and Sandra Bernhard lesbian spy movie. She was a Vice President of a movie development company and worked with real-life movie director Jon Favreau, with whom she also put Chris in touch. She is the official script writer for Favreau and once read a movie script submitted by Billy Bob Thornton to Favreau for her input which was rejected. Amy is helping Favreau do an autobiographical movie of mobster Joe Gallo, but something more in depth and personal than The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (film). She ultimately turns down Christopher's script for a semi-autobiographical account of his life in organized crime because of the negative affect the movies Corky Romano and Mickey Blue Eyes on the genre.
Richie was an ex-boyfriend of Adriana La Cerva and her childhood neighbor in New Jersey. Richie was always a songwriter and musician but had changed his approach to life, giving up hard drugs and switching from glam metal to alternative rock, after an accident involving him receiving a near-fatal electric shock by a downed power line and receiving third-degree burns while high on heroin. When not writing or playing music he works at Kinko's. Richie changed the name and genre of his band, "Defiler", to an alternative rock band called "Visiting Day". A recording studio engineer criticizes Richie for having no choruses in his songs, instead just having another verse. He had previously recorded music in Denmark. He attends Alcoholics Anonymous meetings regularly. He does not like The Beatles. His 3-person band uses an array of instruments including a ukulele. Richie reconnected with Adriana when she began to pursue a career in the music industry and her new boyfriend Christopher Moltisanti bankrolled her efforts to produce a demo tape for Richie's band. Richie and the rest of the band had a hard time in the recording sessions and refused Christopher's offer of amphetamines to aid the process, unwilling to risk relapsing into his old habits. Chris eventually became so frustrated with Richie that he beats him with his own guitar. Ultimately, Chris decides to abandon the project, much to the chagrin of Adriana, who still believes they could make the big time. Richie and his band weren't mentioned again during the show's run. Chris plays their recordings to Hesh Rabkin who says that "it's not a hit, for reasons we cannot comprehend or clarify..."
He is a West African physician who specializes in neurology. Dr. Ba is responsible for checking Tony's neurological functions after Tony sustained a gunshot wound, inflicted in 2006 by his uncle Corrado Soprano.
Dr. Bilal is an emergency room (urgent care) physician at Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn Heights, New York who treats Phil Leotardo in "Kaisha" when he experiences chest pains. Dr. Bilal runs blood tests and they do not show the usual chemical markers of cardiac distress so he sends Phil home thinking its a gastrointestinal issue and prescribes him antacid. Phil thinks that Dr. Bilal comes across as arrogant in his attitude in dealing with him. However, the pains return much worse later that evening, and Phil's wife rushes him back to the emergency room, where he collapses from a heart attack in Dr. Bilal's arms.
Dr. Bruce CusamanoEdit
- Played by: Robert LuPone
- Appears in: "A Hit Is a Hit", "Isabella", "Funhouse", "Whitecaps", "Soprano Home Movies"
Tony Soprano's neighbor and family physician. His main field is internal medicine. He referred Tony to Dr. Melfi, who is a personal friend whom he entertained at his home at a dinner party. He and his wife, Jeannie Cusamano, have a dog, Esterhaus. When Tony gets food poisoning in "Fun House", Bruce makes a house call and diagnoses Tony with having ecoli poisoning and to suck on ice chips. When Tony tells Bruce that he blames his illness from dining at an East Indian restaurant in New York City, Bruce tells Tony that the East Indians are very smart with their cuisine and that the spices that they act as antimicrobials and kill the microbial agents in the food. In "Second Opinion," Tony mentions that Cusumano examined Silvio Dante's mother and referred her to a doctor in New York City for further tests. He once invited Tony to play golf with him and some friends but Tony was upset that they only seemed interested in his mafia stories and if he ever met John Gotti, head of the Gambino crime family. Tony exacted revenge on Bruce by asking him to hold onto a package filled with sand for him, for an unspecified length of time, without telling Bruce what was in it. Bruce and Jean were tempted to open the package but terrified to know what it held. Heroin or a gun were their guesses.
Dr. Stokley DavenportEdit
The doctor who treated Adriana and Tony Soprano after they were involved in the accident at Mount Mercy Hospital in Wharton, New Jersey, Dover, New Jersey. Shortly after Tony was admitted, the doctor said that the tests indicated that Tony was ok to leave the hospital. When Tony asked if the doctor if he was sure he performed all the correct tests, the doctor became defensive, feeling Tony was implying the doctor was incompetent because he was black. He stated that he has a degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and that his grandmother (hinted at being Jane E. Mitchell, a nurse) was the first black woman licensed to practice medicine in Delaware. Later Tony Soprano and Tony Blundetto brought Christopher to see the doctor, in an attempt to convince Christopher that Adriana was not giving Tony fellatio in the car, therefore causing the accident. After Blundetto made a thinly veiled threat, the doctor confirms what the Tonys were trying to tell Christopher. He is impressed by Blundetto's medical knowledge thinking at first that he is a doctor. He affirms that the injuries Adriana had were consistent with her sitting upright during the time of the accident. Soprano then thanks the doctor and tries to give him money. The doctor refuses and leaves them in disgust.
The second psychotherapist of A.J., following Dr. Vogel. A.J. starts attending sessions with her after his discharge from the hospital's Psychiatric intensive-care unit. When A.J.'s parents get concerned about his wish to join the U.S. Marines Special Forces with Jason Gervasi. Tony and A.J. go have a talk with Dr. Doherty, but Tony instead starts complaining and telling her about his own mother and upbringing. It could be said that Dr. Doherty is rather reminiscent of Dr. Melfi (except her blonde hair), down to her skirt and the crossed legs, as in, the same therapists for Tony and A.J. in a "like father like son" motif.
Dr. Ira FriedEdit
- Played by: Lewis J. Stadlen and John Pleshette
- Appears in: "The Happy Wanderer", "Amour Fou", "Army of One", "Watching Too Much Television", "All Happy Families..."
A player in the Soprano family's executive game – a high-stakes, all-night poker tournament and head of the Fried Medical Group with offices located throughout New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. He is a urologist who specializes in treating erectile dysfunction with penile implants, which is the source of much juvenile joking by the other card players. Dr. Fried was able to turn the tables when performing some out-of-hospital surgery on Furio Giunta after the attempted armed robbery at the Aprile social club. Furio, in agony, asks Tony "Who is this prick, is he a real doctor?" to which Dr. Fried replies, "Close – I'm a prick doctor, get it?!" Ira has performed emergency medical procedures on behalf of the Soprano's family request at least once before. Ira has one daughter Gillian who has a law degree from Harvard University who wants to be The New York Times' Feature Couple of the Week with their wedding. They are hiring a publicist to help them announce their wedding. His daughter Gillian marries Jeremy Silverman, a puppeteer featured on a children's television network, whose family is related to Goldman Sachs and lives on the Upper East Side, Manhattan. In 2002 Dr. Fried acted as the initial property buyer in Tony's HUD scam buying $500,000 worth of property with Soprano family money to buy several homes on Garside Street in Mount Pleasant, Newark, New Jersey and on Frelinghuysen Ave in Weequahic, Newark for $25,000 each which would then be falsely appraised at $200,000. He would then sell the properties on to Maurice Tiffen who would claim the project a financial failure and the loan would be approved through Maurice's organization. In 2004, Fried and numerous others were the victims of a large-scale car robbery at his daughter's wedding in Ringwood, New Jersey and sold them to a chop shop in Newburg, New York that worked with Johnny Sack instead of using Tony's connections in Brookdale, New Jersey. He reached out to Tony about the theft. It turned out that Feech La Manna had organized the car theft scheme.
Dr. John KennedyEdit
An Irish-American oncologist from Newark, New Jersey who is responsible for Junior's care when he has his stomach cancer operation. He volunteered with Médecins Sans Frontières as a doctor to work in Somalia for a month. He is the Head of the Oncology Department at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey. Junior says that he has the "hands of an angel" and is in awe of the man but Tony is less impressed by his dismissive attitude and feels Junior is blinded by his physician's famous namesake John F. Kennedy. Junior suggests that Bobby Baccalieri Sr. go see Kennedy and possibly try Continuous positive airway pressure therapy, but Baccalieri turns it down. When Tony consults an oncologist to discuss Junior's post-operative care, a tumor panel (Cancer screening) is convened and Kennedy becomes reluctant to be involved in the case as his decision is questioned. Junior receives chemotherapy but Dr. Kennedy stops returning his and Tony's calls. Tony catches up with Dr. Kennedy on the golf course initially presenting him a club as a gift but it soon becomes clear he is there to intimidate the man. Kennedy starts seeing Robert Baccalieri Sr. for his cancer treatments before his death, after being recommended by Junior. Shortly afterwards Dr. Kennedy visits Junior at his chemotherapy appointment and gives him his home phone number.
Dr. Wendy KoblerEdit
An Anglo-Saxon adolescent psychologist to whom Dr. Melfi refers Meadow. Kobler encourages Meadow to take a year off, or participate in a student exchange program in Europe and go to École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France, much to her parents' dismay. She costs $200-a-session and says that it's Meadow's "right" to go to Europe and that she could pick up her education later. Through her academic connections, Wendy says that if Meadow wants to stay in Europe that she could get her accepted into the University of Barcelona. Tony makes the allegation that Wendy is a lesbian. Following the murder of Jackie Aprile Jr. she says that Meadow should consider going on Prozac to deal with the grief and sorrow of his death. When Melfi tries to refer Tony to a therapist for behavioral therapy he turns down the referral because of the conflict that it started when Meadow was seeing Dr. Kobler, Tony considering it a poor judgment on her part.
A Ukrainian-Russian Jewish therapist to whom Carmela Soprano is referred by Dr. Melfi after Carmela shows up, alone, to one of her and Tony's short lived couples sessions. He tells Carmela that he has been married for thirty-one years. Dr. Krakower bluntly tells Carmela she enables Tony's lifestyle and she will never overcome her guilt and shame about her life unless she cuts Tony out of it completely. He says that no matter if Carmela leaves or not before the end of their session he won't charge her for the visit. He advises Carmela to "take what is left of the children", divorce Tony, and accept no alimony or child support from him (as his is "blood money"), which probably also explains why Dr. Krawkower will not accept pay from Carmela. Carmela, unwilling to follow this advice, does not see Dr. Krakower again. He tells Carmela to have Tony read Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment if he goes to prison. Dr. Krakower's first name is never mentioned.
Dr. Elliot KupferbergEdit
- Played by: Peter Bogdanovich
- Appears in: "Toodle Fucking-Oo", "Big Girls Don't Cry", "From Where to Eternity", "House Arrest", "Funhouse", "Employee of the Month", "He Is Risen", "The Weight", "Calling All Cars", "Two Tonys", "All Happy Families...", "Johnny Cakes", "Stage 5", "The Second Coming", "The Blue Comet"
Dr. Jennifer Melfi's psychotherapist who also used to be her teacher. Elliot tries to convince her numerous times to refer Tony to another colleague. Elliot calls Dr. Melfi "Jen" in their sessions. Vin Makazian reveals to Tony when he is asked to put surveillance on her that she sees her own psychiatrist, Kupferberg, which surprises Tony.
Elliot has a daughter, Saskia. Saskia, a butch lesbian, was an upperclassman at Columbia University when Meadow Soprano was a freshman, and gave a presentation that led Meadow to join the South Bronx legal clinic that eventually put Meadow on the path to law school.
In the episode "Employee of the Month," Elliot also counsels Melfi following her rape.
Elliot once unknowingly encountered Tony Soprano in the parking garage at Columbia University, while both were visiting their daughters. He followed Tony in his car in the hopes of taking Tony's parking space when he left but annoyed Tony by driving too closely, describing him later to Melfi in a therapy session as "this Bluto-type guy." He presented the encounter to Melfi as a way of saying that parking garages are not inherently dangerous places and that she should not blame herself for her rape. He thought that Tony may have been a maintenance man working in the building.
In 2007, following Tony's shooting by Junior and the rise of his media profile, Melfi accuses Elliot of directing their therapy towards discussing "Patient Soprano" because of his desire for gossip and continuous shows of interest. In the episode "The Second Coming," he tells Melfi of a study that concludes talk therapy enables sociopaths. In the episode "The Blue Comet," he further presses Melfi about Soprano at a dinner party, where he reveals to guests that Soprano is Melfi's patient, to her embarrassment, a serious breach of doctor-patient confidentiality, although he dismisses her protests casually, saying everyone at the table is a professional. Melfi is upset, but nevertheless later reads the study herself, which leads her to finally drop Tony Soprano as a patient at their next session.
Elliot seems to be interested in the Mafia on a personal level. In the episode "Stage 5", he can be seen watching the news when the Lupertazzi crime family is discussed, remarking: "This Santoro thing, I called it a year ago". He once tried to explain this interest to Melfi by saying that his father was a huge fan of The Untouchables.
Dr. Jennifer MelfiEdit
Dr. Melfi is Tony Soprano's therapist.
Dr. Lior PleplerEdit
Tony Soprano's attending physician at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey, who treats Tony for his gutshot in 2006. He advises Tony that while he is healing from his gunshot wound that he might have erectile problems which eventually subside.
Dr. Douglas SchreckEdit
- Played by: Matthew Sussman
- Appears in: "Toodle Fucking-Oo", "House Arrest", "For All Debts Public and Private"
Junior Soprano's cardiologist at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey, who allowed Junior to use his office to conduct meetings while under the pretense of coming in for medical appointments due to the physician-patient privilege clause that denies the FBI and authorities to listening in on their conversations, meeting with associates including Tony and Richie Aprile. After Corrado's fall in the shower and heart attack scare, he tells Corrado the tremors were psychosomatic from the stress of the trial and having been placed under house arrest. Corrado refers to him in front of Tony and Richie Aprile as "the best, goddamned heart doctor in the world." His father "Marty 'The Bookie' Schreck" was a wealthy bookmaker in North Jersey that Corrado used to do business with back in the 1950s. He diagnosed Junior with angina and performed Junior's angioplasty and put a stent in his heart and also prescribed him a CPAP machine. Junior is flirtatious during a house visit with his nurse and sent her a bottle of Shalimar (perfume) as a gift. The FBI used this as an opportunity to gather information by inserting an agent, who posed as a nurse and talked to Junior. He prescribes Corrado a sleep breathing machine because he has forty arousals, meaning changes of sleep.
Dr. Richard VogelEdit
- Played by: Michael Countryman
- Appears in: "Walk Like a Man", "Kennedy and Heidi", "The Second Coming"
A psychotherapist whom A.J.'s pediatrician recommends to Carmela for therapy concerning A.J.'s depression. In the episode "The Second Coming," Dr. Vogel also enters A.J. into a mental hospital and arranges a group therapy session with him and his parents after A.J. tries to commit suicide.
Friends, family and associates of Jennifer MelfiEdit
Nils Borglund is a Norwegian-American that dates Jennifer Melfi. She eats dinner with Nils at Giuseppe's, where they bump into Tony Soprano accompanied by Silvio Dante and Paulie Gualtieri. After Tony cuts through the line to get waited on, the hostess comes and gives them a table despite being behind five other couples who are waited to be seated. Jennifer says that they share "home decorating tips" and sticks to the client confidentiality. Nils is astonished that she knows a Mafia figure and deduces that she must be treating him.
- Played by: Will McCormack
- Appears in: "The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti", "House Arrest", "Employee of the Month", "The Telltale Moozadell"
Jennifer Melfi and Richard LaPenna's son. Jennifer tells Jason that his grandfather was a contractor. He is not very close to Richard, and following his mother's rape grows even more distant from him. He attends prestigious Bard College in the Hudson Valley of New York. While dining with his mother at an upscale restaurant, Jason witnesses an incident wherein his mother gets into an argument with a stranger over smoking and is embarrassed when they are asked to leave because of her drunken behavior. As a senior in 2001, Jennifer worries that he is losing his direction and drive for success and tells Dr. Kupfrberg that he spoke of wanting to join the United States Forest Service. After his mother's rape, Jason loses interest in his classes at Bard and vows revenge on Melfi's attacker and, in anger, asks the detective for five minutes alone with him.
- Played by: Richard Romanus
- Appears in: "The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti", "Employee of the Month", "The Telltale Moozadell", "Christopher"
Richard is the estranged Calabrese husband of Jennifer Melfi and father of Jason LaPenna. When Dr. Melfi's family learn that she is treating a major mob figure, they urge her to end the association as it is unhealthy. Jennifer says that Richard has a fetish for dating Irish women. Richard is a member of an organization that aims to combat the negative portrayal of Italian Americans as Mafia figures in the media. Richard and Jennifer had reconciled in 2001 and he was living with her at the time of her rape. Richard was largely supportive and eager to seek justice for the rape. He originally thinks Jennifer's rapist is Puerto-Rican, but later finds out that he is partially Italian (Jesus Rossi) and is personally offended. He was very angry when mishandling of the chain of custody allowed the man to go free. However, Richard placed some of the blame for the rape on Jennifer, as she had parked in a poorly lit garage and left work late. Richard is 10 years older than Melfi, and Melfi confides in her therapist, Dr. Elliot Kupferberg, that she feels she initially entered into the relationship because Richard offered her an almost paternal sense of security, but his paternalism frustrated her.
Jennifer Melfi's mother. When she is told that Dr. Melfi has a patient in the Mafia she encourages her to stop seeing him.
Jennifer Melfi's father.
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