Administration[edit | edit source]

Giacomo "Jackie" Aprile, Sr.[edit | edit source]

Main article: Jackie Aprile, Sr.

Silvio Dante[edit | edit source]

Main article: Silvio Dante

Ercole "Eckley" DiMeo[edit | edit source]

Main article: Ercole DiMeo

Ercole DiMeo, a.k.a. "Old Man" and Ercole "Eckley" DiMeo, is the founder and the longtime Boss of the DiMeo crime family. By the events of the series, he is Boss in name only, and never demonstrated any influence over the family: he is serving a life sentence in a high security United States Prison in Springfield, Missouri. In season two, when Philip "Philly Spoons" Parisi picks up Gigi Cestone at the airport, we got some information about the prison where he is serving his life sentence. It is implied from the conversations that DiMeo is suffering from extreme old age and requires round-the-clock nursing care in the prison hospital wing. When the death of Giacomo "Jackie" Aprile is reported on television in season one, the newsreporter states that; he was the Acting boss for the 74-year-old Ercoli "Eckley" DiMeo, which then makes him over 80 years old at the end of the series.

DiMeo ran the family from sometime in the late 1950s or early 1960s until he received a sentence of life imprisonment in 1995, at which point Giacomo "Jackie" Aprile became Acting boss of the family. Though Jackie already had full control in 1998 (the first season of The Sopranos), at one point he said "I may be Acting boss while the old man's a guest of the government" out of deference to DiMeo.

DiMeo was apparently a major force in his prime. He served as a mentor to Tony Soprano and, according to other characters, had Tony and Jackie pegged early on as an eventual candidate for boss. DiMeo also took a liking to Tony's father "Johnny Boy" Soprano and it is likely that Johnny would have been Acting Boss had he not died of emphysema in 1986. However, it is clear that DiMeo had great muscle behind him when he led the family, as prominent capos "Johnny Boy" Soprano, Corrado "Junior" Soprano, and Michele "Feech" La Manna were below him.

DiMeo is based on the real boss of the North Jersey-based DeCavalcante crime family, Giovanni "John the Eagle" Riggi, an aging mobster serving a long prison term who made only the occasional intervention via the various acting bosses. The DiMeo/Soprano crime family is based on the DeCavalcante crime family.

Michael "Mikey Grab Bag" Palmice[edit | edit source]

Main article: Mikey Palmice

Joseph "Beppy" Sasso[edit | edit source]

Beppy Sasso is an original member of Junior Soprano crew, and was promoted to Underboss to Junior Soprano after the death of Jackie Aprile. Sasso was arrested at the same time as Junior and Larry Boy Barese in 1999.

Corrado "Junior" Soprano[edit | edit source]

Main article: Junior Soprano

Tony Soprano[edit | edit source]

Main article: Tony Soprano

. Boss

Paulie Gualtieri[edit | edit source]

Main article: Paulie Gualtieri

Soprano/Gualtieri/Moltisanti crew associates[edit | edit source]

Alfie[edit | edit source]

Alfie is part of the group Little Paulie takes to vandalize Carmine's restaurant over the HUD dispute.

Thomas Maccarato[edit | edit source]

Thomas "Tommy Mac" Maccarato is an associate of Moltisanti who has inside info on a truck containing Pokémon cards. It is unknown whenever the hijacking took place. Thomas Maccarato hasn't appeared in any other episode of the series.

Perry Annunziata[edit | edit source]

Perry Annunziata, also known as "Muscles Marinara" is from Bloomfield, New Jersey. He served as a bodyguard and driver for Tony Soprano during his recovery from a gunshot in 2006. Tony calls him Penne Arrabiata (as in the pasta dish Penne all'arrabbiata), on account of his getting angry (Italian: arrabiato) at a rude driver while driving Tony. He is first runner-up in Mr. Teenage Bloomfield and cousin of Gina Annunziata. Tony picked a fight with Perry at Satriale's to regain the respect of the family following his injury - selecting Perry specifically because of his muscular build and hot-headed nature. Perry knows the ramifications of beating up a mob boss and even still tried to fight back. Tony beats him to the ground and gives him a broken nose. Tony later paid Perry off as an apology for the altercation although Perry stated that he was in the wrong. Perry takes advice from both his father and from capo Carlo Gervasi. Perry renewed his duties by accompanying Tony to the Feast of Saint Elzear and to Christopher Moltisanti's belated bachelor party. Annunziata was driving Tony when he discovered the corpse of Fat Dom Gamiello at Satriale's, but he remained in the car.

Matthew Bevilaqua[edit | edit source]

Main article: Matthew Bevilaqua

Patrizio "Uncle Pat" Blundetto[edit | edit source]

Former soldier in the Soprano crew, worked alongside Johnny Boy Soprano. Unlike many of his contemporaries he was able to retire from "the business". He suffered from hiccups and contemplated suicide. Uncle of Tony Blundetto and father of Louise Blundetto. Tony Soprano calls him Uncle Pat but they are not blood relatives. Pat's brother Al Blundetto married Quintina the sister of Tony's mother. Owns a farm in Kinderhook, Upstate New York that his nephews used to visit in the summers of their youth. Several bodies were buried on the farm - Tony, Tony B and Chris dug them up and moved them in 2004, as he was planning to sell the farm, and move to Florida, which he later does. In the series finale, Pat is seen visiting a decrepit Junior Soprano in a New Jersey mental facility. He there encounters Janice, whom he suspects is attempting to con Junior into giving her the last of his money. Pat later visits Tony at the Bada Bing to report his niece's suspicious behavior, before going back to Florida.

Salvatore "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero[edit | edit source]

Main article: Sal Bonpensiero

Corky Caporale[edit | edit source]

An associate of Christopher Moltisanti and a heroin addict. Christopher enlisted him to accommodate the Italian hitmen provided to Tony for the hit on Rusty Millio. Corky was chosen primarily because he speaks Italian and would therefore be able to communicate effectively with the hitmen. Corky was in fact born near Naples, moving to the States with his parents at age two. Christopher paid him for the job with heroin. Corky performed well, delivering weapons and instructions at a remote spot without revealing much about himself, and the hit went smoothly. Chris delivered the second half of Corky's payment at the Feast of St. Elzear and included more heroin as a substitute for some of the money. Corky injected the drug in Chris' car, which initially prompted Chris to encourage him to get into rehab. But Chris was eventually tempted into joining him.

After Chris' death, the Soprano Family used Corky again through Patsy Parisi. The target this time was Phil Leotardo, but Corky was not as successful. The hit was botched badly and Yarnya, Phil's housemaid and mistress, and her elderly father, who looks remarkably like Phil, are killed instead. When Corky heard from the hitmen that the man spoke Ukrainian to his daughter, he mumbled "whatever"; he had no idea of the gravity of the mistake. However, he did ask Patsy Parisi if Phil spoke Ukrainian. (The brutal double homicide is later reported in the newspapers and on television, and Murmur shows the story to Silvio and Paulie.)

Frankie Cortese[edit | edit source]

He served as a driver and bodyguard for Tony as a soldier of the Soprano crime family in 2004. In the episode "Irregular Around the Margins," Frankie was one of the parties that restrained Christopher when he came after Tony with a gun at the Bing (Frankie threatened to break him like a wishbone during this incident). Frankie also accompanied Tony, Silvio and Christopher to a tense sit-down with Johnny Sack, Phil Leotardo and Jimmy Petrille shortly after Tony Blundetto killed Billy Leotardo.

Peter "Bissell" LaRosa[edit | edit source]

Bissell, also known as Petey, was part of the group Little Paulie took to vandalize Carmine Lupertazzi's restaurant in the HUD dispute. Petey made his bones (along with Benny Fazio) by killing Stanley Johnson and Credenzo Curtis, on orders from Christopher Moltisanti. Petey/Bissell is often seen at Satriale's. He was sweeping up at Satriale's when Tony returned after recovering from his injury and later showed Phil Leotardo into the room. He continued his role as a doorman, admitting Anthony Infante to his meeting with Tony at the Bada Bing.

Cary DiBartolo[edit | edit source]

Soldier of Paulie Gualtieri crew who accompanied him on a robbery of Colombian drug dealers in 2006. As his last name says, he is from Bari, Italy. Shot a Colombian who was trying to stab Paulie. Later seen visiting Tony as he recovered from his gutshot. Cary helped Paulie and Chris intimidate the EMT Tony believed took cash from him as he was brought into the hospital.

Benito "Benny" Fazio[edit | edit source]

Main article: Benny Fazio

Brendan Filone[edit | edit source]

Main article: Brendan Filone

"Little Paulie" Germani[edit | edit source]

Little Pauli

Main article: Little Paulie Germani

Burt Gervasi[edit | edit source]

A younger paternal cousin to Carlo Gervasi, Burt was made a formal member of the Soprano crime family in 2006, at the same time as Phil Leotardo's soldier Gerry Torciano. He lives with his wife Lorraine and toy terrier Spencer. Gerry Torciano and Burt were given a joint celebration by the New Jersey and New York families at Nuovo Vesuvio where Burt was seated between Carlo and Gerry. Burt helped Patsy to make collections shortly after he became a made man and also attended Christopher Moltisanti's belated bachelor party; and later his funeral. According to Silvio Dante, Burt was eventually swayed to take the side of the Lupertazzi Family, and went to Sil to convince him to go along in a coup d'état, but as we see at the beginning of "The Blue Comet" Sil responded by strangling him to death in his home the next day.

Gaetano Giarizzo[edit | edit source]

An Italian associate of Furio Giunta. Accompanied Furio to Sean and Matt's apartment to collect money for Tony Soprano. They also intimidated the two into giving them $1000. Furio and Gaetano joked about the two, speaking Italian so Sean and Matt did not understand. It is unknown how long Giarizzo stayed in the country or his role in the family as he has not appeared since.

Sean Gismonte[edit | edit source]

Main article: Sean Gismonte

Furio Giunta[edit | edit source]

Main article: Furio Giunta

Georgie Santorelli[edit | edit source]

Georgie Santorelli is a bartender at the Bada Bing. He was occasionally involved in the crime family's activities, including helping Christopher move the body of Emil Kolar, a Czech-American mobster Christopher had whacked in the pilot episode, and also swept the Bing for bugs following rumors of federal indictments. He was well-liked by Silvio Dante who owned the club.

While Georgie is clearly harmless, affable, and compliant, it appears as if he is somewhat slow mentally. Georgie's mental impediments would later make him the catalyst for many of Tony Soprano's sudden, violent outrages in a few different situations, as he had a tendency to exhibit excessive incompetence and spout inappropriate commentary at the worst times, which led to him receiving multiple beatings at Tony's hands, including Tony repeatedly hitting him over the head with the phone, the ice tray for wasting ice, and the cash register drawer for when he says, "That's why ya gotta live for today" when Tony is discussing the potential of genocide that could be caused by further Al Qaeda attacks. In the season 3 episode "University", Georgie is hit in the eye by a chain while Ralph Cifaretto is emulating a scene from the 2000 film The Gladiator. After Tony hits him repeatedly over the head with the cash drawer causing permanent ear damage, Georgie says he is quitting. However, Georgie can later be seen working back at the Bing in season 6.

Corky Ianucci[edit | edit source]

Corky is a Soprano associate who mainly acts as an arsonist who is skilled at making the cause of his work appear accidental. He assisted Silvio in starting the fire which burned down Artie's restaurant in 1998. Tony later suspected that Ralph Cifaretto had hired Corky to light numerous fires, including the fire at the stables which killed Pie-O-My, a horse owned by Ralph that Tony took great interest in.

Christopher Moltisanti[edit | edit source]

Main article: Christopher Moltisanti

Richard "Dickie" Moltisanti[edit | edit source]

Former soldier in the Soprano crew. Died in the mid-1970s, Married to Joanne Moltisanti née Blundetto, father of Christopher and cousin to Carmella. Dickie was in the U.S. Navy and later served time in prison, making it unlikely that he spent much time with his family when alive. Dickie was killed during Christopher's infancy, right outside the house while bringing TV trays home. In 2002, Tony Soprano told Christopher that Dickie's killer was Lt. Barry Haydu, who had just retired from the force. Tony delivered Haydu to Christopher Moltisanti as a part of his process of bonding Chris to him and slowly easing him up the family hierarchy. However, when confronted by Christopher, Haydu denied ever having heard of Dickie Moltisanti and claimed that someone was "obviously" setting him up; however, he inadvertently admitted knowing Dickie Moltisanti by stating "Look, whoever told you I had anything to do with his death is lying!", before Christopher ever mentioned Dickie's death, whom Haydu supposedly didn't even know. Haydu's last words are 'I'm sorry' indicating that he was responsible.

Tony remembers Dickie as a "stand up guy" and describes a lot of his positive qualities to Christopher. Dickie once took on a whole crew from New England and brought the war home to their turf. Tony also remembers that Dickie was killed because of a beef with Jilly Ruffalo, a man he was in prison with. Jilly murdered Dickie's cell mate and Dickie gouged out his eye in revenge.

According to Christopher, Dickie also struggled with problems of alcoholism and drug addiction.

Pasquale "Patsy" Parisi[edit | edit source]

Main article: Patsy Parisi

Fabian "Febby" Petrulio[edit | edit source]

Former soldier in the DiMeo family; he was possibly in the Soprano crew as Johnny Soprano knew him although Tony Soprano said he didn't know him well and Febby thought his name was "Teddy" not Tony. He was possibly in the Aprile crew as Tony said Jackie Aprile, Sr. knew him really well, and they served time together in Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary. He entered the Witness Protection Program after he informed on a lot of people from the DiMeo family to the FBI which led to convictions, allegedly that of Jackie Aprile, Sr. But he was eventually kicked out of the program. He later becomes a bonded and certified travel agent who is the proprietor of his own agency outside of Waterville, Maine. He promoted cruise line trips and train excursions. Tony recognised him living under the false name "Frederick 'Fred' Peters" while visiting Colby College in Waterville, Maine with Meadow. Tony waits for Febby to leave his place of business—a travel agency— and kills him with a garrote.

Febby was an amateur sculptor since prison but had a problem carving lifelike lips. Christopher says he thought Febby's bust of Frank Sinatra was actually that of Shaquille O'Neal, and Tony realizes he's found Febby when he sees that a bust of Ronald Reagan in his office has overlarge lips. At the time of his murder, Febby had a daughter who was around the age of Meadow Soprano at the time of his death and was apparently married, had served as a volunteer fireman, and had dealt some drugs locally. He had the chance to shoot Tony the previous day while accompanying his daughter to an orientation day at Colby College but cancels the plan because of the presence of two elderly bystanders. While Tony is garroting him, he lies and tries to use Meadow's presence as an excuse for not shooting him, but Tony doesn't care.

Giovanni "Johnny Boy" Soprano[edit | edit source]

Main article: "Johnny Boy" Soprano

James "Murmur" Zancone[edit | edit source]

A friend and AA sponsor of Christopher Moltisanti, Murmur is reportedly an expert at forging documents. Attended Raymond Curto's funeral to Tony Soprano's chagrin. He's also shown that he has the ability to do some muscle work as well, as seen by his and Benny Fazio's quick kidnapping of J.T. Dolan. Present at Christopher's pitch meeting for his movie project "Cleaver." Also with Christopher at an AA meeting when the crew first learned of Vito Spatafore's homosexuality although Tony dismissed him from the back-room discussion of the news at the Bada Bing. James earned the moniker "Murmur" for having a heart murmur during child birth.

Murmur made Chris' rounds while he was in LA - buying credit card numbers from a pizza parlour and from Hillel at the Teittleman's hotel then selling the numbers on to Mohammed and Ahmed at the Bada Bing. Murmur also went out to LA to meet Chris because he was "chipping." While there they robbed Lauren Bacall of a gift basket she received at an awards ceremony. Murmur later attended Chris' belated bachelor party at Nuovo Vesuvio and continued to hang out with the crew at Satriale's. Murmur was skeptical of the benefits of Christopher's relationship with fellow addict Julianna Skiff, warning Christopher that it could be enabling (to relapse into substance abuse), and of the possibility of Tony finding out about his recent slip at the Feast of St. Elzear. He was also responsible for informing Tony that Phil Leotardo had a heart attack - Tony had warmed to him a little by this point and rewarded him with a club soda. Ironically, he later (unknowingly) informed Paulie and Silvio, by showing them a newspaper article on the murders of two civilians, that Phil Leotardo is still alive and the job to kill him failed because the hitmen misidentified their target.

Aprile crew associates[edit | edit source]

Jackie Aprile Jr.[edit | edit source]

Main article: Jackie Aprile, Jr.

Richie Aprile[edit | edit source]

Main article: Richie Aprile

Gigi Cestone[edit | edit source]

Cestone's first name is never told, although "Gigi" is a derivation of the names "Gianluigi" and "Luigi." Former soldier in the Junior Soprano crew, defected to Tony Soprano's crew in 1999 following the execution of Philly Parisi (the acting capo of Junior's crew while Junior was incarcerated). The hit was ordered by Tony as revenge for Philly spreading rumors about Tony's mother with regards to Tony and Junior's feud. Gigi was picked up by Philly from the airport, and Philly drove him home. Before exiting the car, Gigi shot Philly twice in the head and, deafened by his own gunshots, made off in another vehicle being driven by Paulie Walnuts. Gigi was quickly made part of the inner circle of Tony's crew unlike fellow new member Patsy Parisi. Gigi faced some awkward moments around Patsy as he expressed his grief over the loss of his twin brother Philly.

Gigi made a final transition in 2000 when he was granted the role of capo over the Aprile crew, following Richie Aprile's "disappearance." He wasn't well received by most of his new crew (Donny K, Vito Spatafore, and Eugene Pontecorvo). Ralph Cifaretto took every opportunity to make his life difficult as he had hoped to receive the promotion himself. It was also Gigi's idea to have Bobby Bacala, Sr. perform the hit on Mustang Sally, in the episode, "Another Toothpick."

In a flashback scene in the episode, "...To Save Us All From Satan's Power," Gigi accompanied Junior to a sit-down with acting boss, Jackie Aprile, Sr., in 1995 following Junior's hijackings of Jackie's trucks.

The undue stress of putting his children through college and trying to control a resentful and recalcitrant Ralphie finally proved to be too much for Gigi and thereby induced a fatal heart attack while he was constipated on the toilet.

Ralph Cifaretto[edit | edit source]

Main article: Ralph Cifaretto

"Big" Frank Cippolina[edit | edit source]

Soldier in DiMeo crime family. Was at The Bing for Richie Aprile's homecoming after being released from prison. Gave Richie Aprile an envelope of money and told him he was now a grandfather. Got into a short verbal altercation with Paulie Walnuts while doing this.

Peter "Beansie" Gaeta[edit | edit source]

Peter "Beansie" Gaeta was a former associate of Richie Aprile, supervising a drug operation for him. Upon Richie's release from prison, he tracked down Gaeta at his pizza parlor, Beansie's Pizzeria, and demanded payment allegedly still owed to him for his financial support. After Gaeta denied the validity of the debt, Richie first broke a hot pot of coffee over Beansie's head, gave him a serious beating, and later on ran him over with his car, rendering Beansie hospitalised and paraplegic from his injuries. Tony Soprano later gave a reluctant Beansie a large envelope of cash in compensation, insisting he could donate it to the Spinal Injury Foundation. Now using a wheelchair, Beansie moved down to open a club in Miami. He had evidently remained in contact with Tony Soprano: he helped set up a meeting between Tony and fellow Miami resident Little Carmine Lupertazzi, and in 2007 secured AJ Soprano a job in his New Jersey pizzeria.

Dante "Buddha" Greco[edit | edit source]

Soldier of the Aprile crew first seen taking delivery of cigarettes from Christopher Moltisanti on his return from North Carolina. Often seen in the back at Satriale's Meat Market. Visited Benny Fazio in hospital after his beating by Phil Leotardo. Brought T a glass of water and helped take his shoes off when he collapsed while arriving at Allegra Sacrimoni's wedding. Later at the wedding Dante brings drinks for the Soprano family and dances with Rosalie Aprile. He shares the same nickname as real-life Lucchese crime family mob associate Joe Manri who was involved in the 1978 Lufthansa heist.

Dante accompanied Benny to look for Vito Spatafore at his goomah's beach house following the revelation that Vito was homosexual. Dante's mother suffered from Lupus and he considered a career in healthcare while looking after her. Was playing pool in the back room of the Bada Bing when Anthony Infante informed Tony that Johnny Sack had died. Recently, Dante has been acting as Tony's driver and bodyguard, carrying around a sawn-off shotgun.

Robert "Bobby" Coniglio[edit | edit source]

Also known as Bobby Zanone. Bobby was a Soldier of Richie Aprile's crew who talked to the man who had trash dumped in the driveway by a dump truck. The man complained about prices and service, so they dumped trash in his driveway "thinking he wanted it back".

The character is portrayed by Vito Antuofermo, the former undisputed Middleweight Boxing Champion of the world (1979-1980) and a member of the Boxing Hall of Fame. He also portrayed Anthony "The Ant" Squigliaro in The Godfather, Part III.

Corky DiGioia[edit | edit source]

Biker and associate of the Soprano family. Met Christopher Moltisanti when he returned from North Carolina with a cigarette load. Along with Dante Greco, explained to Christopher how his fiancee Adriana La Cerva was in a car accident with Tony Soprano the night before at 2 am. Helped Frankie Cortese restrain Christopher when he showed up at the Bing with a gun looking for Tony. Escorted Chris to the field with Cortese where Tony almost shot him.

Donald "Donny K." Kafranza[edit | edit source]

"Donny K." is a Soldier of the Aprile crew. Often seen at the crew's social club and at private parties at the Bada Bing. Present when Gigi Cestone died at the social club. Donny is a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America in Local 623 and held one of the "no work" carpenter jobs on the Esplanade construction site for the Aprile crew.

One night while having a drink at a bar in Little Italy in Mahattan, Johnny Sack spots Donny sitting diagonally across from him on the right side of the bar. Ralph Cifaretto had recently made a disparaging joke regarding Johnny's obese wife Ginny. Johnny and Donny make eye contact as Donny is laughing and amusingly cutting up with the bartender. Since Johnny knows Donny works for Ralph and assumes he is laughing and conversing about the joke Ralph made about Jenny, Johnny begins to grow angry. He then follows Donny outside the bar to his car. Donny is then attacked and beaten unconscious by Johnny. After the intense beating, Johnny proceeds to urinate on Donny. Donny is known to have received some nerve damage from the beating and has not been seen since.

Kevin "Dogsy" Interdonato[edit | edit source]

Kevin "Dogsy" Interdonato is an associate/Soldier in the Aprile crew. Dogsy helped Vito Spatafore beat up the Soprano family's appraiser on the HUD scam restoring his loyalties to them.

Jason Molinaro[edit | edit source]

Member of the Aprile crew. He becomes the executor of Joe "Peeps" Peparelli's estate and affairs. Joe is survived by his mother, who is a widow. Jason arranges to have a headstone made following his death - but failed to have Peparelli's name correctly spelled, the final product being simply "Joseph Peeps." Silvio defended Jason at Joey Peeps funeral for the mistake, explaining to Tony Jason was dyslexic. Tony replies, "What's that got to do with it?" Accompanied Vito when passing on information about the Colombian drug money heist in 2006. Stood guard outside the ICU as Tony recovered from his gutshot. Later took part in a card game at Satriale's that took place as T rejoined the crew. Jason helped to break up an altercation between Paulie Gualtieri and Bobby Baccala at the Feast of St. Elzear festival.

Eugene Pontecorvo[edit | edit source]

Main article: Eugene Pontecorvo

Carlo Renzi[edit | edit source]

Jackie Aprile Jr. and Dino Zerilli's friend and partner in crime on the robbery of Eugene Pontecorvo's low stakes Saturday night card game. Carlo was recruited because he owned a large shotgun. He was killed during the robbery by Christopher Moltisanti with a shot between the eyes after shooting Furio Giunta in the leg.

Bryan Spatafore[edit | edit source]

Brother of Vito Spatafore, and partner in Spatafore Bros Construction. When Tony insisted to Richie Aprile that he build a wheelchair ramp on Beansie Gaeta's house (since it was Richie who put Beansie in the wheelchair in the first place), Richie sent Vito and Bryan over there to get this done (despite the Gaetas' protests).

Bryan was put into a coma by Mustang Sally, in the episode entitled, "Another Toothpick," when Sally's girlfriend had turned to him for help after she and Sally had fought, he was beaten mercilessly with a golf putter, and expected to remain a "vegetable". In the episode, "The Ride," Tony briefly mentions to Carmela that Bryan made some repairs at Satriale's. Even though this statement was most likely a lie on Tony's part (to cover up the real reason for his ankle injury in that episode), it was the first sign that Bryan awoke from his coma and recovered from his beating. Upon Vito's return to New Jersey, Bryan, apparently armed, watchdogged his brother's meeting with Tony and later attended a family dinner. As he remained silent throughout, it is unclear if Bryan has sustained brain damage from the assault, although his eyesight seems to have suffered.

Vito Spatafore[edit | edit source]

Main article: Vito Spatafore

"Sunshine"[edit | edit source]

Sunshine was the dealer for Tony Soprano's high stakes, all night, executive card game in 2000. He is extremely talkative in a very monotone voice and dispenses metaphors and famous quotes while acting as a card dealer. Sunshine also was dealing for Eugene Pontecorvo's Saturday night low stakes game in 2001 when Jackie Aprile, Jr. and his friends tried to rob the game. Sunshine continued talking when the robbers told him to be quiet, causing Jackie to panic and shoot him.

It is implied he was an employee of the Aprile crew who dealt regularly at their illegal card games.

Dino Zerilli[edit | edit source]

Dino was a childhood friend of Jackie Aprile, Jr. and partner in crime and an associate in Ralph Cifaretto's crew. He helps Jackie Jr. with the disruptive Hispanics at Pizzaland. Dino is the one who holds onto Jackie's handgun after Jackie Jr. threatens the Hispanics with it. Like Jackie Jr. and Carlo Renzi he feels that Ralph Cifaretto is holding them back from their full potential. He looks up in admiration to Christopher Moltisanti who was at that point in time a rising figure in the DiMeo crime family. After quickly picking up his bad habits along with Jackie Jr., he gets arrested for a short period of time. When he is released, Jackie gives him the lowdown. Dino resists at first but later decides to comply with Jackie Jr.'s scheme to rob Eugene Pontecorvo's low-stakes card game in order to gain the respect of the higher level mobsters. They team up with Carlo Renzi, who wields a heavy shotgun. Things do not go their way when Sunshine gets whacked during the robbery, triggering a barrage of gunshots from both sides. This scuffle leaves Carlo dead and Furio wounded. Dino and Jackie Jr. run for the street, but their getaway wheelman, Matush, had fled out of fear after hearing the gunshots. Jackie boosts an oncoming car and high-tails it out of the area, leaving Dino to face an angry Christopher Moltisanti and Albert Barese. Dino tries to level with them by mentioning he's with Ralph, but that does not help. Chris and Albert promptly rapid fire their pistols into Dino's face.

Junior Soprano/Bacala crew associates[edit | edit source]

Robert "Bobby Bacala" Baccalieri[edit | edit source]

Main article: Bobby Baccalieri

Robert "Bobby" Baccalieri, Sr.[edit | edit source]

Father of Bobby "Bacala" Baccalieri. Soldier in Junior Soprano's crew in his younger days. Tony mentioned to Bobby's son how it was unusual that he never whacked anyone, considering his father was "the fuckin Terminator in that respect", suggesting Bobby, Sr. was responsible for numerous homicides before his retirement. Returned to New Jersey from semi-retirement in 2000. Suffered from lung cancer after a lifelong smoking habit. Tony Soprano gave him the task of killing Salvatore "Mustang Sally" Intile. The hit was ordered as retribution for the savage unprovoked beating of Bryan Spatafore, brother of Vito Spatafore. Vito was a made man in the Aprile crew at the time. Mustang Sally was Robert's godson but he felt he had always been a problem so he had no reservations about the job and was glad to be of use. Despite his poor health and shortness of breath on exertion he was able to overwhelm and kill the much younger Mustang Sally and his friend Carlos. Died after choking on blood brought on from his lung and losing control of his car and crashing into a sign post while leaving the scene of his final hit.

Thomas "Tommy" Di Palma[edit | edit source]

Tommy is an elderly soldier in Junior Soprano's crew who is responsible for looking after him as his dementia worsens. He allows Junior to wander out of the house.

George "Gus" Inzerillo[edit | edit source]

Bodyguard of Uncle Junior. Appears outside the old Vesuvio, in "Pilot" and takes part of the wiseguys mob during the Columbus Day riots in "Christopher."

Salvatore "Mustang Sally" Intile[edit | edit source]

Salvatore Intile, nicknamed "Mustang Sally" for the '85 Mustang convertible he drives, is the godson of Robert Baccalieri, Sr. He dated Tina Francesco, who was an exotic dancer at the Bing and a friend of Adriana La Cerva. Although he is a godson, Salvatore calls him "Uncle Bobby." He is verbally and physically abusive and very possessive with his girlfriends and suffers from anger management problems. In 2000 Ralph Cifaretto says that Salvatore threw a hot dog vendor off a fifth floor mezzanine for serving too much onion on his hotdog. He is callous and has a morbid sense of humor, joking about the attack on Bryan Spatafore with Baccalieri, Sr. Tina and Mustang Sally argued in the street and when Tina urged Bryan Spatafore, of Spatafore Bros construction, who was standing by his truck waiting for a companion, to take her home, Mustang Sally hit Bryan in the forehead with a golf club and beat him to the point where he was in a coma. Bryan Spatafore's brother, Vito Spatafore, was a made man in the Aprile crew at the time. Sally was killed by his godfather, Bobby Bacala, Sr. along with his friend Carlos, as retribution for the beating. He drives a 1985 Mustang GT. He keeps a golf club driver underneath the seat of his car. Although it's not appreciated by his godfather, he associates with Hispanics or as Bobby Bacala Sr. calls them, "greaseballs." He has his right ear shot off when Robert first attempts to execute him with a gunshot to the back of the head as he gets him a glass of water—then after a brief struggle he shoots him in the head.

Murf Lupo[edit | edit source]

Elderly soldier and former capo of Junior Soprano's crew, replacing Philly Parisi. After displaying signs of mental and physical enfeeblement that affected his capacity to run the crew's business, Junior had him replaced by Bobby Bacala.

Anthony "Tony Black" Maffei[edit | edit source]

Anthony is a soldier in Bobby Baccalieri's crew. Alongside his captain, he collected proceeds from John Stefano's (Joey Perillo) illegal asbestos-dumping operation and delivered them to Tony Soprano. Seen in the series finale delivering what appears to be the proceeds from Bobby's last collection while Tony is on the lam from Phil Leotardo. Possibly promoted to caporegime.

Donnie Paduana[edit | edit source]

He is a low level associate of Mikey Palmice. He drives a 1982 Chevrolet Camaro. Mikey Palmice uses him as an intermediary to seek out contract killers and organize a hit on Tony Soprano. After given the task Donnie's contract killers fail to fulfill the job, as there are too many witnesses which angers Corrado Soprano. Donnie arrives at a clandestine meeting and after Mikey and Chucky talk to Donnie for a moment, Donnie makes a joke saying "I hear that Tony Soprano's own mother even wants him clipped." Junior reacts poorly to this joke and has Mikey call Donnie back and execute him on the spot.

Phillip "Philly Spoons" Parisi[edit | edit source]

Phillip is Patsy Parisi's identical twin brother, who was born eleven minutes after him in Bloomfield, New Jersey. The two brothers were extremely close and Pasquale would follow his older brother into a life of organized crime in the DiMeo crime family. He is the uncle to Patrick Parisi and coy with revealing mob information. Unlike his brother he rose in the ranks of the DiMeo crime family and became a capo. He acted as capo of Junior Soprano's crew following Junior's arrest in 1999. He speaks to Cestone about his time evading federal indictments and the troubles of being a wanted fugitive. It is unknown what the indictments were actually investigating Parisi for at the time. He is executed by Gigi Cestone in 1999, when Philly picked-up and drove Gigi home from the Newark Liberty International Airport. Tony Soprano ordered the hit to silence rumors (which in reality was factual gossip of Tony's troubled personal life at the time) that "Spoons" had been spreading that Tony had tried to smother Livia Soprano. Appeared in Tony's dream while he was suffering from food poisoning as Meadow graduated high school in 2000.

Giuseppe "Beppy" Scerbo[edit | edit source]

Beppy is an elderly soldier in the Junior Soprano crew, full name Giuseppe Scerbo. Agrees with Junior on the need to kill Pussy Malanga and sides with Junior when Tony tries to persuade Junior into changing the planned location of the hit. Stands by Junior throughout his RICO trial and can often be seen in the courtroom. He also visits Junior in the asylum where Junior currently resides. Joe Pucillo, the actor who portrays Beppy, is the uncle of series creator David Chase.

Charles "Chucky" Signore[edit | edit source]

He is a soldier in Uncle Junior's crew. Once it was confirmed that Junior and Mikey organized the failed hit on Tony, the sentiment was that Junior would want to finish what he started. Like Tony Soprano he is an avid yachtsman and boater who owns a runabout which he keeps moored at a Liberty Landing Marina located in Jersey City, New Jersey on the Hudson River. At this point, Tony decided to retaliate. Being that Mikey was now "too high up," the thought was that Chucky would be the most likely person to pull the trigger the next time around. As such, he was taken by surprise at a marina, while in his small boat, and killed by Tony when he reveals a hidden gun in a fish he was carrying and shoots Chucky several times in the chest. Tony and Silvio Dante take Signore's corpse out on his runabout and dispose of it.

Barese crew associates[edit | edit source]

Albert "Ally Boy" Barese[edit | edit source]

He is a paternal cousin of Larry Boy Barese; acting capo of the Barese crew when Larry Boy was in jail; soldier in the Barese crew.

When Richie Aprile wanted to make a move against Tony Soprano, he approached Albert (who was acting capo at the time) for support, expecting sympathy since both of them had asked Tony for control over garbage routes and been rejected. Albert declined. Once Junior found out Richie couldn't get Albert's support, he decided it was in his best interest to side with Tony instead of Richie. As such, Junior informed Tony about Richie's intent to make a move against him.

The crew's contest for the routes continued as Albert was briefly involved in a "garbage war" with Ralph Cifaretto. This dispute disturbed Tony a great deal, primarily because it was making headlines due to the fires being set by those involved. Tony quickly settled the dispute between the two at a stand-up meeting in his backyard, in which Tony said, "No more fires." Interestingly, the FBI thought this "war" was likely the cause of Richie Aprile's "disappearance."

Albert was also at Eugene Pontecorvo's card game when Jackie Aprile, Jr., Dino Zerilli and Carlo Renzi tried to rob it - Christopher Moltisanti and Albert caught up with Dino as he tried to run away and shot him. It was also at Albert's birthday party that the infamous "weight" remark was said by Ralphie about Ginny Sack.

Albert also has a reputation for repeating, verbatim, whatever is said to him in a conversation by the person speaking to him (Paulie refers to Albert as a parakeet). Albert was also outspoken with Silvio and Patsy, "off the record," about his suspicion (which he was correct about, unbeknownst to him), that it was in fact Tony that assassinated Ralphie over a horse. Albert was a good earner while Larry Boy was away. Silvio once commented to Paulie that he was bringing in more than him.

Lawrence "Larry Boy" Barese[edit | edit source]

Main article: Larry Barese

Nicholas "Nicky Spags" Spagnelli[edit | edit source]

  • Played by: David Francis Calderazzo
  • Appears in: "Mayham"

Soldier in the Barese Crew. Seen celebrating at the hospital, with other members of the crew, after Tony Soprano awake from his coma.

Altieri/Gervasi crew associates[edit | edit source]

James "Jimmy" Altieri[edit | edit source]

Former capo in the DiMeo/Soprano crime family. Present at Christmas celebrations in 1995, in a flashback scene in the episode, "......To Save Us All From Satan's Power."

James "Jimmy" Altieri is a caporegime in the DiMeo Crime Family. Jimmy possesses many similar characteristics to his peers such as Big Pussy Bonpensiero. He has thick black hair and is obese. Jimmy first appears on the show in the episode "Meadowlands". Very little is known about Altieri, for his existence on the show is brief and is rarely emphasized in the episodes in which he does appear. Jimmy had to have been a capo since at least 1995 because he appears in a flashback sequence during a 95' Christmas Party celebration in the season 3 episode "...To Save Us All From Satan's Power". In the episode "Nobody Knows Anything", Jimmy was arrested for gun charges while running an illegal card game. The FBI found pool tables full of guns. He was probably "flipped" at this time, although it was never proven. Big Pussy Bonpensiero was also present and arrested but was already working for the feds at this point (Agent Skip Lipari stated he had been with them since 1998. Although, it is interesting to note that Tony thinks Pussy "flipped" in 1995).

Vin Makazian, Tony's inside detective (who works clandestinely for Tony and does his dirty work from time to time, which included stalking Dr. Melfi and her date at Tony's request), informs Tony that Big Pussy Bonpensiero is "wired for sound" (that is he is an informant). Tony finds this very difficult to believe and partially denies this to be the truth. Shortly after Jimmy's arrest, he is released. He shows up one night at Tony's home during dinner. He and Tony walk into the basement where Jimmy begins asking Tony a lot of questions. Tony finds Jimmy's behavior very peculiar and also believes he was released too promptly after his arrest. Tony then begins to suspect that Vin Makazian mistook Jimmy for Pussy as they are similar in appearance. Also, Jimmy's behavior deems him as in the informant instead of Pussy despite Pussy's abrupt disappearance after being confronted by Paulie Gualtieri. Earlier in the episode, Vin Makazian, who had suffered from chronic depression, had committed suicide by jumping off a bridge, so Tony was not able to confirm whether or not for sure Vin had gotten Jimmy and Pussy confused. Tony decides to go with his instincts that Jimmy is an informant. Chris remarks to Tony shortly before it is finally concluded that Jimmy is an informant, "If he's wired, it's doing shit for the Feds because all we do is feed em' bullshit now." At a meeting with other administrators and capos, it is apparent to everyone else Jimmy is acting somewhat odd and also deemed an informant. As such, Uncle Junior sanctioned a hit on Jimmy and said he wanted a message to be sent. Christopher lured Jimmy to a hotel room with a beautiful Russian girl as bait. Once Jimmy was seated in the room, Silvio came in and put a gun to the back of his head. Jimmy realized what was about to happen and went for a gun in his ankle holster but was too late. Christopher and Silvio taunt him by saying he should call for help down his microphone (a wire) - at which point Silvio shot him in the back of his head. Given that he didn't deny being a rat when he was at gun point, it is likely that Jimmy was an informant. As for the message, Jimmy's body was found in an alley with a rat stuffed in his mouth. Christopher even went so far as to call in a bomb threat to Jimmy's wake, to which Dante replied, "See now, that's over the top." Carlo Gervasi subsequently takes over Jimmy's crew after Jimmy's demise.

Walden Belfiore[edit | edit source]

Walden Belfiore was a soldier in the DiMeo Crime Family, and played a small but pivotal role during the show's final episodes. Belfiore was a soldier in the Gervasi crew and thus an assumed soldier in the Gualtieri crew, which succeeded Gervasi's. Walden Belfiore was named after singer Bobby Darin, born Walden Robert Cassotto. He is presumably related to Angie Bonpensiero, whose maiden name is also Belfiore. He was first seen accompanying Carlo Gervasi to a meeting at the Bada Bing and also visited Tony Soprano following the death of Christopher Moltisanti, going to great pains to reassure the others of Gervasi's imminent arrival. Walden was also a bodyguard for Tony Soprano at the safe-house when Tony goes into hiding after the death of Bobby Bacala and the incapacitation of Silvio Dante. In the final episode of the series, Belfiore executes the rival family's boss Phil Leotardo at a gas station with a 9mm slug to Phil's head and chest before making a quick getaway with Benny Fazio in a Chrysler 300. The Leotardo murder was the 92nd and final on-screen death to occur during the series.

Tony Blundetto[edit | edit source]

Main article: Tony Blundetto

Terry Doria[edit | edit source]

Member/soldier of Carlo Gervasi's crew. His last name is supposedly derived from Andrea Doria, the Genoese condottiere and admiral who also had the famous vessel SS Andrea Doria named after him. Terry is a member of the ILA and a dock foreman who is responsible for monitoring incoming shipments through New Jersey ports, and worked with Benny Fazio to track down Vespa scooters that Johnny Sack kept hidden from Tony. Part of the group that went to looking for Vito Spatafore at his goomah's beach house following the revelation that he was homosexual. When Spatafore returned to town, he ran into Doria who then asked to borrow money for child support payments. After Spatafore's death Doria was pleased to have timed his borrowing so well, knowing that since Vito Spatafore is dead he will not have to pay back any off the money he borrowed.

Carlo Gervasi[edit | edit source]

Main article: Carlo Gervasi

An elder wiseguy who grew up in the era of Feech La Manna who has risen to the rank of capo in the DiMeo crime family. After his son is arrested for drug dealing, Carlo apparently strikes a deal with the FBI, and is ready to give Grand Jury testimony against Tony in the series finale.

Salvatore "Sammy" Grigio[edit | edit source]

Ran a card game for the Altieri crew that was knocked over by Mikey Palmice despite being under Jimmy Altieri's protection. This occurred in 1998 shortly after Junior became acting boss and the capos felt it was a sign Junior was abusing his new position.

Vincent "Vinny Pitts" Pisaturo[edit | edit source]

Soldier in Carlo Gervasi's crew. Responsible for monitoring incoming shipments through NJ ports.

Other members of the Soprano/DiMeo New Jersey crime family[edit | edit source]

Tommy Gilardi[edit | edit source]

When Tony and Bobby Bacala watch the news about the release of Tony Blundetto and Michele "Feech" La Manna in the first episode of Season 5, the news reporter states that both La Manna and Blundetto were prime suspects in the car-bomb killing of Thomas "Tommy" Gilardi and his driver. It is not mentioned whether Tommy Gilardi was a Caporegime or a made guy, but the fact that he had a driver implies that Gilardi must have been a high-ranking member during the 1980s, under former Boss Ercoli "Eckley" DiMeo.

"Fat" Jerry Anastasia[edit | edit source]

In Season 5, Episode 1 ("Two Tonys"), Tony S. mentions to Christopher that Tony S. had to buy dinners for Richie Aprile and "Fat" Jerry Anastasia at Benihana and Peter Luger Steak House when Tony S. was a newly-made guy.

Jimmy Bones[edit | edit source]

Jimmy was an associate of the DiMeo–Soprano crime family, who doubled as a legitimate Elvis impersonator and hired entertainer. He was born and raised in Dover, New Jersey. He does not resemble the young Elvis, but has the image of how Presley appeared circa 1977 around the time of his death. Jimmy styles his hair in the classic 1950s duck tail like Dean Martin. In his home it is shown that he has a ceramic bust of Elvis. Sal Bonpensiero and Agent Skip Lipari met him in a party store somewhere in New Jersey. Pussy introduced Skip as a "friend of ours" from Delaware to make Jimmy believe that Skip was a made man and not an FBI agent. Jimmy was skeptical as he said he had never met any connected guys from Delaware. Pussy was afraid that Jimmy would tell someone about having seen him and Skip so Pussy killed him with a hammer in his own home. Jimmy Bones is the nickname of a mobster used in a Richard Pryor comedy skit in That Nigger's Crazy when Richard discusses working at a "Mafia night club" in Youngstown, Ohio.

Joey Cipollini[edit | edit source]

  • Played by: Unseen character
  • Referenced in: "D-Girl"

Christopher Moltisanti tells Jon Favreau and Amy Safir the story of a wiseguy he knew, a made man who received a blowjob from a girl only to discover it was really a man. In revenge for the embarrassment the wiseguy burnt him with acid. Chris doesn't say his name at the time as he can't risk other people finding out but upon seeing that Favreau used it in his script Chris remarked "this is Joey Cipollini's story". Amy says that there is no character named Cipollini indicating this was the mobsters real name.

Raymond "Buffalo Ray" Curto[edit | edit source]

Main article: Ray Curto

Rocco "Rocky" DiMeo[edit | edit source]

Rocco DiMeo was a member of the DiMeo crime family in New Jersey. Rocco was a feared mobster in his day but lost some credibility when Richie Aprile bested him in a fist fight in the 1970s and took his leather jacket, after this brawl, Rocco was ashamed at being beaten by Richie and left New Jersey. He later developed Alzheimer's. Richie later presented the jacket as a present to Tony Soprano.

Michele "Feech" La Manna[edit | edit source]

An original gangster who was made in Italy, Feech came over to America in the 1950s and settled in Northern New Jersey where he became involved with the DiMeo crime family, then under the leadership of boss Ercoli 'Eckley' DiMeo. Paulie Walnuts calls him "The King of Breadsticks" because he owns a bakery and catering company. A contemporary of Giovanni "Johnny Boy" Soprano and Corrado "Junior" Soprano, Feech had become one of the most respected and feared capos in the DiMeo family by the 1970s. However, his status did not prevent a young Jackie Aprile, Sr. and Tony Soprano from robbing his card game, and thereby solidifying their status as rising stars in the organization. Despite Feech's anger at having been robbed, Jackie's older brother, Richie Aprile, then a high-ranking earner and soldier in the family, intervened on Tony and Jackie's behalf and got Tony and Jackie a pass. They were also helped by the fact that both Tony's father and uncle were powerful capos under DiMeo.

In 1984, Feech was convicted of criminal charges and began serving a twenty year sentence. In 2004, his sentence was up and he returned to North Jersey to, in his own words, 'get back in the game'.

Feech went to see Tony Soprano, the new boss of North Jersey, and requested his card game back, as well as permission to get back in the action. Tony acquiesced, on the condition that Feech not step on anybody's toes. However, Feech soon got into trouble. After a power struggle with Paulie Walnuts over landscaping. Feech stole cars from Dr. Ira Fried's daughter's wedding. Previously, during a card game, Tony had made it clear that Dr. Fried was a friend and was not to be touched, but Feech went ahead with his plan anyway. Tony realized that Feech still thought of him as a kid, and did not believe that he owed him the respect of the boss. Tony, having learned from his experience with Richie Aprile, indicated to Silvio that things needed to be "nipped in the bud." Tony instructed Christopher Moltisanti and Benny Fazio to convince Feech to keep a truck of stolen plasma screen televisions in his garage. When a different parole officer suddenly appeared at his home, and discovered the televisions, Feech was arrested, and ended up back in prison.

Gennaro "Little Pussy" Malanga[edit | edit source]

  • Played by: Uncredited
  • Appears in: "Pilot"

Little Pussy is an old enemy of Uncle Junior. When Junior wants to have him killed, he plans for the hit to occur in Vesuvio - Artie Bucco's restaurant, as Malanga was a long time customer and it was the only place he let his guard down. Tony, aware that this murder would ruin Artie's business reputation, tried to find a way to get Junior to do it elsewhere. In discussing the problem with Hesh Rabkin, Hesh mistakingly thought Junior was trying to kill Big Pussy (due to the same nicknames), to which Tony said Junior would never attempt a hit on Salvatore Bomponsiero, lest he have a mob war on his hands. Tony attempted to give Artie cruise tickets to take a vacation and suspend business, but Mrs. Bucco refused to accept them. Tony then sought an alternative which would allow Artie to build a new restaurant with fire insurance money. Soon after the hit was planned, Malanga (appearing in a wheelchair) was arraigned by the authorities when he returned to New Jersey from Florida. News footage of the charges was seen by Tony's crew, so Tony acted quickly and took the advice of Hesh Rabkin to send Silvio Dante to start a fire at the restaurant so the hit must occur elsewhere.

The only other significant mention of Malanga is when Tony says to Junior that he's been dead "six years now" in the Season 6 premiere episode "Members Only". However, Junior's dementia causes him to believe that Tony is Little Pussy when he shoots him in the same episode. He is loosely based on, by nickname only, New Jersey mobster Anthony "Little Pussy" Russo.

Romeo Martin[edit | edit source]

Romeo Martin was a former member of the DiMeo/Soprano crime family who received $50,000 from Johnny Boy Soprano upon his release from prison to get him back on his feet. He shares the same name as a Patriarca crime family associate Romeo "Scarface" Martin who was a prime suspect behind the 1978 Blackfriars' Pub Massacre which left five people dead in Boston over a drug deal gone wrong.

Francesco "Fritzie" Nesti[edit | edit source]

Fritzie Nesti is an associate or soldier of the DiMeo/Soprano crime family. Christopher Moltisanti warns Matthew Bevilaqua and Sean Gismonte about Silvio Dante's behavior while gambling with a story wherein Silvio was down $50,000 in a card game. At some point he sneezes and Fritzie says "salut'" Silvio thinks he says something else. Silvio then blames Fritzi for his losing streak for the rest of the game. A person named Fritzie in Boston is mentioned by Christopher in "Members Only", whether this is the same Fritzie is unclear however. Sean Gismonte asks Christopher if it's Fritzie from Hoboken, Christopher says "Yeah, you know him?"

Francesco "Cicci" Sasso[edit | edit source]

Cicci Sasso is maternal cousin to "Johnny Boy" Soprano. He is a former member in the DiMeo/Soprano crime family, and was one of the mobsters meeting with Johnny Boy Soprano at an amusement park near the Soprano home Down Neck Newark in the 1960s. When the park was raided by police, Cicci attempted to escape and was shot in the kneecap, which Tony notes later disqualified him from service in the Vietnam War. It is not known whether he was related to Joseph "Beppy" Sasso of the DiMeo/Soprano crime family.

Kevin "Hair" Sharkey[edit | edit source]

Kevin is a soldier of the DiMeo/Soprano crime family. His picture appears on the FBI board after Junior's dinner in 1998 and is possibly one of those who were indicted at the end of season one.

Business and front operators[edit | edit source]

Hector Anthony[edit | edit source]

He is a Hispanic garment truck driver for Comley Trucking - an organization under Junior Soprano's protection and constantly robbed by Soprano crew associate Brendan Filone. He was accidentally killed in a hijack attempt led by Brendan when Special K dropped his gun. His transport truck and his shipment of Italian suits, with several taken by Tony Soprano and Silvio Dante is returned by Christopher. The Comley Trucking foreman was an associate of Corrado Junior who tips off Moltisanti of shipments to hijack. This death enrages Junior Soprano and is resolved by executing Brendan Filone and ordering a mock execution for Christopher Moltisanti.

Ariel[edit | edit source]

A practicing hassidic Jew who worked with his father-in-law, Shlomo Teitlemann - a hotel owner. Ariel tried to use his ending marriage to negotiate a 50% share in his hotel. Shlomo contracted the Soprano family to intimidate Ariel into walking away. Ariel refused to back down despite a severe beating, death threats and finally caved at threatened castration. Ariel negotiated a 15% share to ensure an amicable divorce.

Dick Barone[edit | edit source]

Richard "Dick" Barone owned and operated Barone sanitation - a front business for the Soprano crew that also handled their legitimate garbage hauling routes. In 1998 the Triborough Towers route was subject to a bidding war between Barone and Kolar Brothers Sanitation. Dick Barone was part of the crews discussions about the problem and was at Satriale's when Christopher Moltisanti took it upon himself to deal with the issue and murder Emil Kolar. Chris' action led to the Kolar Bros. withdrawing their bid which Dick was happy to report to Tony.

In 2000, Dick attended the Garbagemen's Ball alongside "Waste Management Consultant" Tony Soprano.

Dick died a well-respected businessman in 2006 from Lou Gehrig's disease. His funeral was attended by many members of the Soprano crime family. Dick was survived by his wife, Helen Barone, and son, Jason. Following his death, Barone Sanitation was bought out by Lupertazzi crime family firm, Cinelli Sanitation.

Vic Caputo[edit | edit source]

Vic Caputo is the manager of Caputo's Poultry - a small business in the neighborhood around the Satriale's meat market. It's also a front, a Bookie is being run in the building. Tony Soprano is Caputo's landlord and he also pays protection to Patsy Parisi. Vic is forced to move his business when Tony sells the property in 2006. Tony had misgivings about the sale, partially due to his sense of loyalty to Vic and because Caputo's had been in the neighborhood since Tony's childhood, but eventually the offer was too high for him to resist. Vic complains to Patsy about the juice company that has bought the building.

Warren Dupree[edit | edit source]

Manager of a betting shop that was given to Christopher as his first piece of business after becoming a made man.

Adriana La Cerva[edit | edit source]

Main article: Adriana La Cerva

E. Gary La Manna[edit | edit source]

He is a nephew of Michele "Feech" La Manna who is involved in running La Manna landscaping - one of Feech's legitimate businesses. He is the father of Jimmy La Manna. However La Manna Landscaping become involved in a turf war with Paulie Gualtieri's friends gardening firm Vitro Gardening and Paulie injured Jimmy by hitting him in the head with a shovel and Gary La Manna by having him fall out of tree and most likely fracture his femur and break a shin bone from the fall.

Jimmy La Manna[edit | edit source]

Feech La Manna's relative involved in running La Manna landscaping - one of Feech's legitimate businesses. Son of E Gary La Manna. However La Manna Landscaping become involved in a turf war with Paulie Walnuts' friends gardening firm Vitro Gardening and Paulie injured Gary and Jimmy La Manna. He suffers a concussion after being hit with the head with a shovel and broken arm from Paulie.

"Black" Jack Massarone[edit | edit source]

Owner of Massarone Construction, sometimes referred to as "Black" Jack Massarone. The Soprano crew had an interest in Massarone's construction company. In 2000 Jack was the unwitting victim of a shakedown - black protesters caused work to cease at one of his sites by picketing because they thought his employment policies were racist. He paid Tony Soprano to intervene on his behalf and Tony organized a gang of mob associates to break up the protest. Tony had actually orchestrated the protest through his contact Reverend James, Jr. Massarone Construction was later involved in Soprano construction schemes like the Esplanade project and HUD scam.

In 2004, Jack had become a federal informant and wore a wire concealed in a baseball cap to several meetings with Tony. Tony realized something was wrong when Jack started acting extra kind to him, and doing him favors such as presenting him with a framed picture of the Rat Pack at a meeting and asking him if he had lost weight. Jack was murdered and found in the trunk of his car with a rat in his mouth - a message that his killers knew he was a rat.

Hillel Teittleman[edit | edit source]

A practicing Chassidic Jew and co-owner of The Fly Away Motel. In 1998 his brother-in-law Ariel used his ending marriage to negotiate a share in the Teitlemann's motel where he had worked for his whole life. However, Hillel's father Shlomo contracted the Soprano family to intimidate Ariel against Hillel's advice. Unfortunately for Hillel the Soprano family also got a share in the business and in 2000 Hillel was still working at the motel and facilitating their business there - prostitution and the "executive game"—a high-stakes poker game—which Hilell later complains to Paulie Walnuts and Silvio Dante about, angering them greatly due to the fact of all the business they bring the hotel. In 2006 Hillel was involved in Benny Fazio's credit card number scheme - selling card information to Soprano crew associate Murmur.

Shlomo Teittleman[edit | edit source]

A practicing Chassidic Jew and co-owner of the Flyaway Motel. Father of Hillel Teitlemann. In 1998 Teitlemann hired the Soprano crew to settle a dispute with his son-in-law Ariel. His daughter wanted a divorce but Ariel would not leave without a 50% share in the business because he had spent his life working in the family motel. An amicable solution was eventually brokered - the divorce was to go through for a 15% share in the motel to the son-in-law. Because he had organized his own solution Teitlemann tried to pay the Sopranos off with cash instead of the promised share in the business - Tony refused this and insisted on his promised 25%. Teitlemann was left with a worse deal than before he involved the mafia - 40% of his business still gone but now he was partnered with the mob. The crew uses the motel for meetings, illegal business, prostitution and to host the executive game.

Maurice Tiffen[edit | edit source]

Maurice was a African-American college friend of Ronald Zellman. In 2002 he was married with two sons. Maurice worked with charitable organizations for many years eventually becoming disillusioned and embittered by the lack of real change he effected. Zellman put Maurice in touch with Tony Soprano in 2002 to work a scam defraudng the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Maurice bought houses in poor neighbourhoods with the promise of cleaning them up using HUD loans; he would later default on the loans, claiming that the project had soured and walking away with a share of the money. He is a philanthropist and large supporter of charity work who organized a Youth Outreach Program for troubled and homeless adolescence. He is told by Zellman to hire some delinquents to steal a car and shoot up one of the homes to clear out drug addicts and dealers operating there.

Hired goons[edit | edit source]

Lou "DiMaggio" Gallina[edit | edit source]

An old hitman of the Atwell Avenue Crew. Him and his crew are recommended to Tony by Uncle Junior to take out the contract on John Sacramoni. The hit never took place. His nickname allegedly referred to Italian-American baseball legend Joe DiMaggio.

Frank Crisci[edit | edit source]

Member of the Atwell Avenue Crew. He attends a meeting with Silvio Dante and Christopher Moltisanti to arrange the hit on Johnny Sack. The hit never took place.

Antjuan[edit | edit source]

One of Brendan Filone's African-American goons involved in robbing Comley trucking shipments under the protection of Uncle Junior. His name is a derivative of the name Antoine. He accompanies Brendan and Special K on a heist even after Junior had made Brendan and Chris pay tribute for robbing his trucks. He holds his gun sideways. When Special K drops his gun and the ricochet bullet kills the truck driver, Antjuan and Special K run off, leaving Brendan to face the consequences, and ultimately, be punished.

William Johnson "Petite" Clayborn[edit | edit source]

Contracted by Junior's crew to kill Tony Soprano via intermediary Donnie Paduana. First attempt was aborted when Christopher inadvertently boxed in the car the would-be assassins were using. Clayborn attempted to get Christopher to move pretending to be a police officer, but to no avail. The second attempt also failed and Clayborn was accidentally shot and killed by his partner Rasheen Ray.

Credenzo Curtis and Stanley Johnson[edit | edit source]

Well-supplied African-American heroin dealers who were the regular providers of Christopher Moltisanti's addiction which would later trouble Christopher for his entire life. They are contracted by Christopher Moltisanti to kill Carmine Lupertazzi on orders from Tony Soprano. When it was decided that the hit was unnecessary Chris lured them to a meeting in the Meadowlands to give them the rest of their payment. He had them killed by Benny Fazio and Petey La Rosa before they could leave.

Rasheen Ray[edit | edit source]

Contracted by Junior's crew to kill Tony Soprano via intermediary Donnie Paduana. First attempt was aborted when Christopher boxed in the car the would be assassins were using. The second attempt also failed and Rasheen accidentally shot and killed his partner William "Petite" Clayborn. Tony dragged Rasheen along as he drove away eventually letting him go. Junior's crew severed the link between themselves and Rasheen by killing Donnie Paduana, so Rasheen most likely escaped. He was shown to drive a, then new, 1999 Ford Taurus.

Special K[edit | edit source]

One of Brendan Filone's goons involved in robbing Comley trucking shipments under the protection of Uncle Junior. He accompanies Brendan and Antjuan on a heist even after Junior had made Brendan and Chris pay tribute for robbing his trucks. He pretends to be able to drive a truck when he really can't and he accidentally drops his gun when exiting the vehicle. The gun discharged when it hit the ground and the ricochet bullet killed Hector Anthony, the driver. Special K flees the scene along with Antjuan and Brendan ends up getting punished for the accident. The name "Special K" is both a brand of Kelloggs breakfast cereal and a slang term for the drug ketamine.

Italo and Salvatore[edit | edit source]

A pair of Italian hitmen from the Naples-based Camorra the Soprano family has close ties with. Tony refers to them as the "tailors", "cousins", or "zips". They are hired to assassinate Rusty Millio as a favor to Johnny Sack, and succeed, killing Rusty and his bodyguard, Eddie Pietro. Later, Italo and Roberto, a fellow Neapolitan hitman, are hired to assassinate Phil Leotardo, but in a case of mistaken identity Italo murders Yarnya, Phil's housemaid and mistress, and her elderly father, who looks remarkably like Phil in a brutal double homicide which is later reported in the newspapers and on television due to their execution style murders.

The pair are given orders through Corky Caporale, Christopher Moltisanti's drug-addled associate, because he speaks fluent Italian, and the two speak little English.

Other criminal associates[edit | edit source]

Waldemar Wyzchuk[edit | edit source]

Shylock and known Philadelphia organized crime figure, of Polish descent. He was killed in a car bomb hit which was allegedly plotted by Tony Soprano as a message to settle few overtures attempt dared by some DiMeo family's associates in the South Jersey and Philadelphia's shy business. FBI agent Skip Lipari references to him in a conversation with Sal "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero. Bonpensiero was seen by the FBI having dinner with Wyzchuck few weeks before the car bombing. Big Pussy also tells Lipari that Tony bought a pool table from Wyzchuck.

Ahmed and Muhammad[edit | edit source]

Muslim associates of Christopher. They are frequent customers at the Bing and seek help from Chris in acquiring stolen credit cards and TEC-9 semi-automatic pistols which are suspected to help with terrorist activities in the United States. They are suspected sleeper cell terrorists for Al Qaeda by Tony and Chris. Tony passed their names and Ahmed's cell phone number to the FBI in a pang of conscience and later passes details of their merchant bank to the FBI hoping to gain whereabouts on Phil Leotardos location.

Augusto "Little Auggie" Aprile[edit | edit source]

A mob figure well known enough for Dr. Elliot Kupferberg to assume that Dr. Melfi was treating him when her real patient was Tony Soprano. It is not known whether he was a paternal relative of Jackie Aprile, Sr. or a member of the DiMeo/Soprano crime family. Due to the fact that Dr. Melfi is a psychiatrist, it is assumed by the inquiry by Dr. Kupferberg that Augusto Aprile either is known to demonstrate psychotic behavior or anger management issues for needing to actually see a psychiatrist. Then again, it could just be that Dr. Kupferberg is confusing names, and that there is no such character.

Joseph "Joey" Cogo[edit | edit source]

A criminal associate of Christopher, sometimes referred to as "Giovanni" and in a payment dispute. Furio and Chris beat him badly in season four and Adriana La Cerva witnesses the beating. Later, in season 5, Adriana is given photos of Cogo's deceased body and she mentions that she knew him.

Debbie[edit | edit source]

Debbie was the madam of a brothel sometimes visited by Soprano crime family associates. Raymond Curto and Detective Vin Makazian were arrested there in 1999. After Vin's suicide, Debbie received some consolation from Tony and she revealed a long friendship with the troubled Makazian.

Angelo Giacalone[edit | edit source]

Angelo Giacalone was an unseen character referenced by Ray Curto to Agent Sanseverino. In the final moments of his life, Curto implicated Tony Soprano in the murder of an Angelo Giacalone, and claimed to have Tony talking about the hit on tape.

Barry Haydu[edit | edit source]

Barry Haydu was a Detective-Lieutenant with the Clifton, New Jersey police force until his retirement in 2002. Haydu was the investigating officer in the killing of Dickie Moltisanti. The night he was murdered, he came home from his retirement party wearing a Hawaiian shirt and a few novelty leis around his neck. Tony told Christopher that Haydu was also responsible for his father's death. According to Tony, Haydu was a gambler with serious debts back when he was a uniform cop. Haydu performed contract killings to stave off his debts and Dickie was named a target for Haydu by "Jilly" Ruffalo after Dickie gouged out Jilly's eye. When Christopher asked why Haydu was allowed to live Tony said that he had been useful, but now that he was retiring his usefulness had come to an end. Christopher remembered being told that it was a cop that killed his father.

Christopher broke into Haydu's home and waited for him to return from his retirement party. Chris surprised Haydu and knocked him out, handcuffing him to a staircase so he could question him. Haydu awoke with Christopher watching Magnum P.I.. Haydu denied any involvement in Dickie's death but Chris states that it does not really matter because Tony wanted Haydu dead. Chris then turns up the volume on the television all the way and proceeds to shoot Haydu twice with his own service revolver. Chris placed the gun back in Haydu's hand staging the crime scene to look like a suicide.

Kamal[edit | edit source]

Kamal is a Muslim-born Hindu drug dealer who worked alongside Matush at The Crazy Horse. Helped Matush murder Gilbert Nieves in an argument over drugs in 2004. They are recognized as having murdered Kamal after Adrianna La Cerva walks in and sees them standing over the body.

Eli Kaplan[edit | edit source]

Eli is the son-in-law of Hesh Rabkin. Made collections for Hesh in Leotardo family territory in 2006. Was attacked by Jimmy Lauria, a Leotardo associate, upon leaving a Chinese restaurant with Hesh — the Leotardo crew did not realize Eli had been acting on Hesh's behalf. Jimmy and two cohorts burned Hesh and Eli out of their car, hit Hesh and beat up Eli. Eli fled into the street and was then hit by a car. He was hospitalized by the accident.

Orange J[edit | edit source]

A bodyguard and friend who is in rap artist Massive Genius' crew. He is first approached Christopher and Adriana to make an introduction between them and Massive. He also attended the sit down Massive has with Hesh Rabkin. His name is short for "Orange Juice".

Reverend Herman James, Jr.[edit | edit source]

Made a secret deal with Tony, assisting in a shake down of a construction firm: James organized a group of protesters, who Soprano associates then attacked, adding drama to the protest. James and Soprano then split the earnings. Son of the Reverend Herman James, Sr. Attended Livia Soprano's funeral. A friend of Assemblyman Ronald Zellman.

Emil Kolar[edit | edit source]

Emil is a Czech American, graduated from West Essex High School, and was involved in varsity football at the same time Christopher Moltisanti's cousin was enrolled. He is a recreational cocaine user. He is murdered by Christopher in Satriale's, with the dubious honor of being the first on-screen casualty in "The Sopranos". Emil's wealthy family is involved in the New Jersey waste management business. At the time of his execution his family's waste sanitation corporation is involved in a bidding contract war over garbage routes controlled by Soprano family front organization Barone Sanitation. Chris lured him to Satriale's under the pretense of seeking an amicable solution to the problem. Chris calls Emil "Email" several times at Satriale's, before "whacking" him. Chris killed Emil without authorization from the family in an effort to gain recognition and rise through the ranks. Big Pussy helped Chris dispose of the body, and later Chris and Georgie (the bartender/bouncer at the Bing) move the body as Chris becomes paranoid after dreaming about Emil. The body is buried on the grounds of Pat Blundetto's farmhouse, where Chris and Tony Blundetto are forced to move it a third time after the land is sold to developers. The bones are broken up and thrown in the bottom of a lake.

Rene LeCours[edit | edit source]

He is the estranged Brother in law to a French-speaking French-Canadian Quebecer who was supplying Tony Soprano with the prescription drug Labetalol that they were smuggling from Canada at an agreed price. He is a follower of Bohemian and Rastafari movement culture by having natty dreadlock type hair. Rene had divorced from the Quebecer's sister and as a result the two were involved in a dispute over custody of their child. It is suggested that he is only battling over custody of their child in a vain attempt to have his wife make amends and come back to him. He is negligent of his alimony and child support checks. The Quebecers agreed to drop the price of the Labetalo if Tony organized someone to "take care of their problems". Tony appointed Bobby to do the hit. Bobby managed to track down Rene at the laundry room of his apartment and shot him in the chest, leaving him choking for breath on the floor. Earlier in the episode Tony had pointed out that Bobby had yet to kill anyone unlike his father who was referred to as a "Terminator" so Bobby walked forward and shot LeCours.

Alex Mahaffey[edit | edit source]

Alex is a CPA who worked for Blue Cross. Tony chases him across Blue Cross' property with Christopher's car and strikes him with the car. He breaks his leg, after which Christopher and Tony administered a beating for the insult. However, as the debt was quite large, Hesh was reluctant to have Alex killed. Tony, who recently paid $1,000 for an MRI, came up with the idea of committing Medicaid fraud. He ordered Big Pussy and Hesh to accompany Alex to the Great Falls in Patterson to propose working off his debt in this manner. Pussy reassured Mahaffey that their fake bills looked akin to genuine ones, and they would protect him from fraud investigation in order to recoup the debt. When Pussy threw litter into Great Falls, Alex seemed to get the impression he would suffer the same fate, so he started talking with Hesh to put the plan in motion, making whacking unneccesary.

Vin Makazian[edit | edit source]

Vin Makazian was a police detective who fed information to Tony Soprano. Tony also used Vin as an investigator, engaging Vin to find information about Dr. Melfi when Tony first started therapy in 1998. Vin was over-enthusiastic in this role, having misunderstood the relationship between Tony and Dr. Melfi. He tailed her and pulled her over, beating up her companion unprovoked and chastising her for being out with a man he refers to as "hamburger, when you've got prime rib at home." Vin later told Tony that he had taken photographs of Melfi undressing from outside her home. Vin is loosely based on Gambino crime family capo Salvatore Reale.

Vin was responsible for informing Tony that Pussy Bonpensiero was a rat, prompting Tony's suspicions of Pussy.

Makazian frequented a brothel and had a friendship with the madam there. He was arrested at the brothel along with Soprano crime family capo Raymond Curto. Vin committed suicide by jumping off the Donald Goodkind Bridge shortly after his arrest. Tony visited the madam who he had a therapeutic relationship with and she divulges to Tony that Vin looked to him as a friend and like Tony was prone to depression, this leaves Tony depressed as he too dealt with depression and had always treated the detective with disdain.

Vin appeared in the episode "The Test Dream" in Tony's titular dream as the father of Finn De Trolio (Meadow Soprano's fiancée). Tony's subconscious may have put the two together because of their similar sounding names.

Massive Genius[edit | edit source]

Massive Genius was a successful rapper and music producer. In 1999 he met with Christopher Moltisanti and Adrianna La Cerva by chance at a fast food burger restaurant in New York City where Chris offended the predominantly black customers by making several racially charged remarks about welfare and food stamps. Massive's crew were ready to start something but a police officer intervened informing them that Chris was a soldier/associate with the Soprano crew who was soon to be a made man, and that the scuffle would be a bad idea in the long run for the group.

Massive approached Chris and invited him to a party at his home — Ade recognized him and insisted they attend. Massive's reasons for starting the association seemed to be twofold — he was interested in Ade and a member of his family had been involved with Soprano advisor/associate Herman "Hesh" Rabkin's former record label and he was seeking money for a relative. Massive had become involved in Ade's aspirations of becoming a music producer and listened to a demo tape she made. He also had Chris arrange a sitdown with Hesh where it seemed violence might break out — however Massive instead threatened litigation if payment was not forthcoming. He apparently demurred when Hesh pointed out that Massive had illegally sampled a song to which Hesh owned the rights, and that if Massive should sue him, he would counter-sue. It is assumed that they settled or dropped the matter as they were at loggerheads, litigation wise and it is not referenced again throughout the series run .

Matush Giamona[edit | edit source]

An Ecstasy dealer who has had some association with Soprano/DiMeo business over the years. He was often found in and around the Crazy Horse club owned by Adriana LaCerva, and initially Furio and Chris were hostile to him and threw him off the premises. With the reassurance of Jackie Jr. he returned to dealing outside the club and was put in the hospital by Furio, in traction with his jaw wired shut. Matush was later recruited as a driver in Jackie Junior's failed robbery of a card game in 2001. He bolted with the car as soon as the robbery went awry leaving Dino Zerilli to be caught and killed and forcing Jackie Jr. to improvise his own escape. He is also a close friend of unfortunate card-game stick up man Carlo Renzi. He is most likely the drug dealer for Jackie Aprile, Jr., Dino Zerilli and Carlo Renzi.

In 2004 Matush had returned to dealing at the Crazy Horse - Ade's drug habit and Furio's disappearance made the club more welcoming. He murdered an upset customer, named Gilbert Nieves, in Ade's office and forced her to help him dispose of the body. Another dealer, Kamal, was also involved. This was recorded by FBI surveillance outside and was instrumental in Ade's attempt to flip Christopher that resulted in her death. In Season 6, Agent Harris, in a conversation with Chris, implied that Matush was either sympathetic to extremist Muslim groups or involved in a terrorist group in some capacity.

Harold Melvoin[edit | edit source]

Harold Melvoin was Junior Soprano's lawyer from 1999–2004. Also known as Mel and Hal. Following Junior's arrest on Federal Racketeering charges Mel allowed him to use his office to conduct business as it was one of the few places he was allowed to visit while under house arrest.

He conducted Junior's defense throughout his first RICO trial and helped Junior with schemes like pretending a minor head injury on the court house steps had affected his capacity to stand trial.

After suffering a stroke which affects his ability to speak, Melvoin is fired by Junior, who considers his attorney's weakened condition a reminder of his own mortality.

Neil Mink[edit | edit source]

Tony Soprano's lawyer. Advises Tony to stay off the street and distance himself from the day-to-day work of his crew — this contributes to Tony insulating himself by communicating through closely trusted friends wherever possible. In the final episode Made in America Mink informs Tony that the government most likely will indict him on federal weapons charges steming from the arrest made in Soprano Home Movies at the beginning of the season, and it is strongly inferred that he could be facing jail time for it.

Willie Overall[edit | edit source]

Willie was an independent bookmaker in Newark, New Jersey. He is executed by Tony Soprano in 1982 for not paying his protection money. Tony's father had entrusted Tony to perform the hit to "make his bones", allowing Tony to become a made man shortly thereafter. In 2007, the authorities began investigating the murder and exhumed Overall's remains from a basement. The murder was ultimately blamed on the late Jackie Aprile, Sr.

George Paglieri[edit | edit source]

Boss of one of the five New York families that bears his name. Tony reached out to Paglieri to broker a sitdown between Tony and the Lupertazzi crime family administration, as both families trusted him. Dialogue also indicates that Paglieri is "practically retired" in his organization. He is also the only character on the show who represented a New York family other than Lupertazzis.

Herman "Hesh" Rabkin[edit | edit source]

Main article: Hesh Rabkin

Rusty Irish[edit | edit source]

Rusty is a small-time Irish-American Newark, New Jersey drug dealer who is blamed for the death of a teenage boy by Junior Soprano. The boy is the son of a friend of Corrado Soprano's tailor. The boy committed suicide during a drug induced psychosis after buying drugs from Rusty. Mikey Palmice, along with Joseph Marino, threw Rusty off a bridge in 1998, on behalf of Junior. Rusty was associated with the Larry Barese crew, and was its biggest earner. Larry Boy Barese was angered that Mikey killed Rusty, without approaching him for consultation first, and thought of this as a sign that Junior was abusing his new position as boss of the DiMeo crime family.

"Yo-Yo" Mendez[edit | edit source]

"Yo-Yo" is a drug dealer who pays points to Christopher early on in his career. It is implied that his nickname comes from his constant usage of a yo-yo on his street corner, though he only makes one appearance in the series. During the war of 1999, Junior Soprano moves in on Christopher's territory and has "Yo-Yo" pay up to him instead. Upon hearing this, Christopher beats "Yo-Yo" on a street corner and says if he pays points to anyone but him that he's "coming back for your thumbs."

Reuben "The Cuban" Santiago[edit | edit source]

Reuben is a Cuban-American associate of the DiMeo crime family who has a fondness towards racing horses. He visits Hesh Rabkin's stables frequently. He and Hesh argue after Reuben compares Christopher Columbus to Hitler and Reuben leaves after they almost come to blows.

Marty Schwartz[edit | edit source]

An associate of Hesh Rabkin who also works in the Atlantic City, New Jersey legitimate gambling industry with Chief Doug Smith. Marty organises a meeting between Tony Soprano and Chief Doug Smith during the civil unrest over Christopher Columbus Day. He is a licensed helicopter pilot and later Marty organises a night at the casino for Tony and friends and flies them home in the casino's private helicopter.

Chief Doug Smith[edit | edit source]

Doug Smith is the CEO of Mohank Casino (a pun on the Indian word Mohunk). Hesh puts Tony in touch with Doug Smith to try and settle a racial dispute about Christopher Columbus Day. Smith says guys like Del Redclay, the professor who is protesting honoring Columbus, are stuck in ivory towers and out of touch with the problems of present day Indians. Silvio is surprised about Doug Smith's white skin and remarks that he thought the Mohanks were extinct, to which Smith says he claims his status as chief through his great-grandmother, who was 1/4 Mohank. Through lax gaming laws, Smith has managed the Mohank casino. He fails to intimidate Redclay and offers Tony's crew a complimentary day at the Mohank Casino to make it up to them. Tony later annoying says to Silvio that Doug swayed him to get Frankie Valli to appear at the Mohank Casino, and now it is incumbent on Silvio to get him to appear.

Teddy Spirodakis[edit | edit source]

Theodoro "Teddy" Spirodakis is an untidy, obese Greek-American compulsive gambler. He resides in Boston, Massachusetts. He is killed by Eugene Pontecorvo on orders from Christopher Moltisanti for not paying his gambling debts. He is extremely naive about dealing with organized crime and actually recognized Eugene, greeting him in a friendly manner before he was shot dead, seemingly totally unaware of his outstanding debts to the Soprano crime family.

Gallegos[edit | edit source]

He is a wealthy Colombian drug trafficker killed by Paulie Walnuts as a final warning to his organization that they were operating on Soprano family territory. He was running his drug distribution center in the basement of a New Jersey apartment complex. Paulie and Big Pussy also steal a lot of cash from his hotel room. Paulie notifies Tony of Gallegos' death by saying "Juan Valdez has been separated from his donkey", a reference to the Colombian coffee commercials.

Valery[edit | edit source]

Valery was an associate of the Russian mob acquainted with Tony Soprano through his business association with the organization. He is based on real life Russian mobster counterpart Bosko Radonjich who had ties to The Westies and La Cosa Nostra. Valery was shown as a heavy drinker and volatile alcoholic who got into debt with the Soprano crew — specifically Silvio Dante. He is fluent in both his native Russian language and English language. Coming from poverty and hardship, Valery enjoys the wealthy and prosperous American lifestyle investing widely in state of the art television, stereo system and other modern day commodities that he was deprived of in his home country. The Russian boss Slava demanded Valery retire the debt in order to keep up excellent relations with the Soprano crew. Slava also revealed to Tony that they served together in the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation and he loves Valery like a brother for saving his life; but wants Valery to sober up from his alcoholism (he drinks Smirnoff) and drug addiction. Paulie Walnuts and Christopher Moltisanti visited him to collect his payment, where Valery easily agreed to collection by readily handing over the envelope of money and offering the two men vodka, but Paulie started intentionally being careless with Valery's electronic equipment, which caused a brawl and the two believed they had killed Valery. They drove out to the Pine Barrens to dispose of him but when they arrived he was awake and had bitten through the tape they used to restrain him. They marched him into the snow to dig his own grave and laughed at him for being poorly dressed in winter, but Valery yelled in his native Russian that Pine Barrens is nothing compared to the Russian tundra, to which he then attacked an overconfident Paulie and Christopher with the shovel they gave him and escaped. Unbeknownst to Paulie and Christopher, Valery had been a member of the Spetsnaz in his native Russia, and fought in Chechen Republic of Ichkeria during what is assumed to be the Second Chechen War which began in 1999 with a confirmed 16 kills. Paulie claimed to have shot him in the head (as Valery was running to get away), but there is speculation that he survived - even though Paulie clearly hit Valery's head, he was still seen running. Paulie and Christopher, unprepared for the rigors of outdoor life, start to freeze and become scared Valery may be stalking them in order to kill them. Valery's body was never found, and Paulie's car was stolen from the remote location where it was parked in the wilderness although it is never confirmed if it was Valery (or someone else) who stole it. Tony chastises Paulie for his recklessness over a simple collection matter, especially one where the debtor readily presented payment. Tony says because the car was stolen with Valery's money, now Paulie is responsible for Valery's debt to Silvio, and that if Valery is ever to return to civilization, Paulie will be brought to task before Slava.

An HBO promo shows notable characters who have been murdered over the course of the series and displays each character's name and the episode number and title in which he or she met his demise. Valery is featured, and 'Episode #37' is displayed as the episode of his death. However, there is a question mark at the end of the episode number for Valery, leaving some doubt about his demise.

Ronald Zellman[edit | edit source]

Ronald Zellman was an assemblyman (member of the lower house of the state legislature) and acted as a political operative on behalf of the Soprano crime family. He aided them in securing the Esplanade construction contract. Ronald was a friend of Reverend James Junior and they attended Livia Soprano's funeral together. Zellman was instrumental in having a cop that gave Tony a speeding ticket removed from patrol and assigned to the evidence locker, where he was no longer eligible for overtime and ends up working in a garden center to make up the lost pay. Tony later regretted this and considered asking Zellman to move him back. But, after the officer displays attitude Tony doesn't like at the garden center (including refusing a large cash tip Tony offers him), Tony tells Zellman: "Fuck 'im." Zellman also helped Tony set up the HUD scam by introducing him to Maurice Tiffen, a friend of Zellman's from his days at the University of Michigan.

Zellman began dating Tony's ex comàre, Irina, in 2002. Tony initially gave them his blessing. He later arrived at their home and beat Zellman with a belt. Irina left Zellman some time after this because he was no longer able to perform in bed. Although Tony and Zellman have not been shown meeting since the incident, he turned to the now State Senator Zellman in 2006, allowing AJ to be released from police custody following his abortive attempt to murder his great-uncle Junior.

Annalisa Zucca[edit | edit source]

The beautiful and curvaceous daughter of Zi Vittorio, head of the Neapolitan famiglia which is the Camorra a mafia-like criminal organization, or secret society, in the region of Campania and the city of Naples in Italy. She is also the wife of the acting Camorra boss, Mauro Zucca, who is currently serving a life sentence, and a distant cousin of Tony Soprano.

When Tony took over Junior's luxury car "export" business, he went over to visit Zi Vittorio in Naples to discuss the parameters of their arrangement. When he finally meets Zi Vittorio, Tony finds that he's a senile, wheelchair-using old man - and it is, in fact, Annalisa who runs the organization now. Tony finds this hard to accept at first, as the American Mafia will likely never have a female don, but eventually works out a deal with Annalisa — he would cut the price of the cars he supplies to Naples, in exchange for her to supply him with members of her organization. This resulted in Furio Giunta being sent over to the States, and later on with Tony being supplied with the hitmen to take care of the hit on Rusty Millio, and Philip "Phil" Leotardo (which resulted in his girlfriend and her father mistakenly getting killed).

Annalisa is known to save her nail clippings, which Tony observed her doing while staying at her home. When he inquired as to why, she explained that she has them burned — if her enemies obtained her nail or hair clippings, she stated they could, "make the evil on you."

Tony also had a brief flirtation with Annalisa while in Italy but she politely avoided his interest, keeping things strictly business. She later on appeared to be a bit more receptive to the idea, while they were in an ancient cave discussing the sibyl and premonitions, but Tony turned her down, saying, "Non fare la merda dove mangio … I don't shit where I eat."

Annalisa reminds Tony of Dr. Jennifer Melfi, probably because of her beauty, strength, and perceptiveness — he implies this to Annalisa in the ancient cave as well. In the Season 2 finale, "Funhouse," during one of Tony's fever dreams (which were induced by a bout of food poisoning), he envisions Annalisa speaking to him in Dr. Melfi's office during a therapy session. Further, some scenes involving Tony and Annalisa were prefigured by his earlier interactions with Isabella, implying that both Isabella and Annalisa symbolise Tony's idealised image of women in Italy.

Annalisa is last referenced in the sixth season, "Live Free or Die", in which Tony mentions to Chris that she is sending two associates over from Naples to execute Rusty Millio.

Mauro Zucca[edit | edit source]

Mauro Zucca is the acting boss of the Neapolitan famiglia in Naples, who is currently serving a life sentence. He is the husband of Zi Vittorio's daughter Annalisa, and also a distant cousin of Tony Soprano.

Nino[edit | edit source]

Nino is probably a very high ranked member in the Zucca crime family in Naples, headed by Annalisa Zucca. He had a talk with Tony in Naples about Junior's car operation to conduct a new business deal.

Camillo[edit | edit source]

Camillo is perhaps a soldier or a higher-ranked member of the Zucca crime family in Naples, headed by Annalisa Zucca.

Pino[edit | edit source]

Pino is perhaps a soldier or a higher-ranked member of the Zucca crime family in Naples, headed by Annalisa Zucca.

Raffaele[edit | edit source]

Raffaelle is perhaps a soldier or a higher-ranked member of the Zucca crime family in Naples, headed by Annalisa Zucca.

Tanno[edit | edit source]

Tanno is perhaps an associate or a soldier of the Zucca crime family in Naples, headed by Annalisa Zucca.

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