List of characters from The Sopranos - friends and family


List of characters from The Sopranos - friends and family

The following is a listing of fictional characters from the HBO series, "The Sopranos" that are friends or family of the Sopranos.

oprano family blood relations

Domenica Baccalieri

*Played by: Kimberly Laughlin and Brianna Laughlin
*Appears in: "Members Only", "Join the Club", "The Ride", "Kaisha", "Soprano Home Movies", "Made in America"Domenica is Tony's niece. She was born some time after Johnny Sack's incarceration in 2004 and before 2006. Her parents are Bobby Baccalieri and Janice Soprano. Domenica enjoyed the festivities of the Feast of St. Elzear in 2006 where she was already tentatively walking. She was involved in the ride malfunction but did not seem upset and enjoyed the attentions of her Uncle who spun her around in the air. She was seen older at her father's lakehouse when her Uncle Tony came for his birthday. She also has taken the nickname "Nica". In real life the twins are professional wrestler's Tommy Laughlin and Trisa Hayes' daughters. The parents are better known as Tommy Dreamer and Beulah McGillicutty respectively.

Brian Cammarata

*Played by: Matthew Del Negro
*Appears in: "The Weight", "Pie-O-My", "Everybody Hurts", "Watching Too Much Television", "Mergers and Acquisitions", "Eloise", "Whitecaps", "Marco Polo", "Chasing It" Brian is Carmela's cousin and a financial advisor. He assisted her in planning her estate when she worried over her own and her children's futures should anything happen to Tony. Tony and Brian became friends and Brian could later be seen accompanying Tony at parties at the Bada Bing (for Paulie's homecoming) and Chief Smith's casino. Tony set Brian up with Patsy to get cheap designer suits. Brian was also responsible for giving Tony the idea for the HUD scam. Later, he attended Hugh De Angelis' birthday party at Tony's home. Also, he and his wife accompanied Tony and Carmela to an Elton John/Billy Joel concert. Years later, in season 6 part 2, Brian and his pregnant wife bought Carmela's spec house.

Quintina Pollio Blundetto

*Played by: Barbara Andres and Rae Allen
*Appears in: "Funhouse", "Proshai, Livushka", "Rat Pack", "Irregular Around the Margins", "Marco Polo", "The Test Dream"Quintina is Livia's younger sister and the mother of Tony Blundetto. Quintina was first seen when she and Livia were planning to board a plane for Arizona. However because the tickets were stolen, the FBI questioned her and Livia. Tony B lived with Quintina for a short time after his release from prison. She is very nervous and always trying to look out for Tony B. and his twin sons.

Tony Blundetto

Tony Soprano's cousin who was imprisoned soon after they became embroiled in a life of crime.

Hugh De Angelis

*Played by: Tom Aldredge
*Appears in: "Guy Walks into a Psychiatrist's Office...", "Full Leather Jacket", "Funhouse", "Proshai, Livushka", "Fortunate Son", "Another Toothpick", "University", "Second Opinion", "He Is Risen", "The Telltale Moozadell", "Pine Barrens", "For All Debts Public and Private", "The Strong, Silent Type", "Calling All Cars", "Whitecaps", "Sentimental Education", "Marco Polo", "All Due Respect", "Members Only", "Mayham", "Live Free or Die", "Kaisha", "Chasing It"Carmela's father who is in his mid 70s. Hugh has been married to Mary for over 40 years and is a resident of West Orange, New Jersey. Although presumably now retired, Hugh had worked as a contractor, including building Tony and Carmela's house.

Hugh and Mary eat a regular Sunday lunch with Carmela and Tony when they are all on good terms. Hugh has a brother, Lester. During Carmela and Tony's separation, Hugh was eager to see Tony whenever possible and often took Tony's side in family discussions. This is due to a strong sense of tradition. He did not want to be present at a family gathering if "the man of the house" was not there. In the episode "Marco Polo". Hugh has recently been involved in a real estate investment with Carmela involving a spec house. However construction of the spec house was halted after a building inspector found that low-quality wood had been used. Carmela blamed her father for the setback and Hugh became angry that Carm was treating him as a subordinate rather than a partner. After Tony's shooting, Hugh stole items from the house's storage garage and abandoned the house. Carmela discovers this months later and scolds him about the permit - Hugh again becomes enraged at her attitude. Their feud leaves Mary meeting with Tony and Carmela alone while Hugh stays home. Carmela and Hugh reconciled enough for him to attend Christmas celebrations at the Soprano home later that year - after Carmela's spec house started to go ahead again.

Mary Pellegrino De Angelis

*Played by: Suzanne Shepherd
*Appears in: "Guy Walks into a Psychiatrist's Office...", "Full Leather Jacket", "Funhouse", "Proshai, Livushka", "Fortunate Son", "Another Toothpick", "University", "Second Opinion", "He Is Risen", "The Telltale Moozadell", "Pine Barrens", "For All Debts Public and Private", "The Strong, Silent Type", "Calling All Cars", "Whitecaps", "Marco Polo", "Mayham", "Live Free or Die", "Luxury Lounge", "Kaisha", "Chasing It"Carmela's mother who is in her mid 70s. Mary is married to her husband Hugh De Angelis of over 40 years. Shortly after her daughter Carmela began dating Tony Soprano she became extremely protective of her daughter and tried to prevent her from marrying him. After Carmela got married, the De Angelises met Tony's mother, Livia Soprano, at whom they became very angered after Livia told Carmela that "Tony would get bored of her." Mary had a brother named Febby who died of cancer. Mary and Hugh resurfaced in Carmela's life after Livia was put in a nursing home. Recently, Mary has tried to prevent Tony from attending Hugh's 75th birthday party in fear that he would embarrass them in front of Russ and Lena Fegoli, her "cultured Italian friends." Mary wishes to appear as a WASP and is embarrassed by Italian stereotypes. (For example, Mary, when Meadow was born was disappointed at her granddaughter's dark skin tone.) Carmela became angered at her suggestion to ban Tony from the party but decided to put the issue aside. Mary and Hugh continue to surface during family functions and Sunday dinners at the Soprano home. Mary also suffers from psoriasis.

Tom Giglione

*Played by: Ed Vassallo
*Appears in: "Guy Walks into a Psychiatrist's Office...", "The Happy Wanderer", "Funhouse", "Proshai, Livushka", "Where's Johnny?", "In Camelot", "Mayham", "Moe N' Joe", "Walk Like a Man", "Kennedy and Heidi", "Made in America"Barbara's husband and Tony and Janice's brother-in-law. He and Barbara live in Brewster, New York with their two children. Apparently he is not involved in criminal activities, and he should not be confused with the capo "Gigi" who died in the toilet. His father is killed one day after retiring, falling off a roof while trying to install a satellite dish. Tom was seen attending the wake of Bobby Baccalieri in the series finale.

Barbara Soprano Giglione

*Played by: Nicole Burdette, Danielle Di Vecchio
*Appears in: "Guy Walks into a Psychiatrist's Office...", "The Happy Wanderer", "Funhouse", "Proshai, Livushka", "Where's Johnny?", "In Camelot", "Members Only", "Join the Club", "Mayham", "Moe N' Joe", "Walk Like a Man", "Kennedy and Heidi", "Made in America" Tony's younger sister who lives in Brewster, New York. Barbara tries to avoid being overshadowed by her mob-related family and only visits for family functions, weddings or funerals. She has two children with her husband, Tom. Barbara took part in caring for Junior Soprano as his dementia worsened.

After Tony's shooting Barbara increased the level of contact with her siblings. She took part in keeping a round-the-clock vigil for Tony at the hospital and later attended family Sunday dinners at his home. She accompanied Janice to a viewing when she bought the Sacrimoni household. Seen attending the wake of Janice's late husband Bobby Baccalieri in the series finale.

Christopher Moltisanti

Tony's one-time protege who is related to both Tony and his wife Carmela. Chris is an alcoholic and drug addict which often leads Tony to doubt his reliability. He is ultimately killed by Tony following a car accident they are both involved in.

Kelli Moltisanti

*Played by: Cara Buono
*Appears in: "The Ride", "Moe N' Joe", "Kaisha", "Stage 5", "Walk Like a Man", "Kennedy and Heidi", "The Second Coming"Formerly Kelli Lombardo, the widow of Christopher Moltisanti. Kelli was Chris's girlfriend, she became pregnant and she planned to terminate the pregnancy, blaming herself for the lack of contraception. (Baby Caitlin Moltisanti is played by twin girls, Sophia and Anna Lombardo.) When she told Chris, he bemoaned that his supposedly absconded former fianceé Adriana could not have children and immediately suggested they go to Atlantic City and get married. Soon after their marriage, Kelli and Chris make an offer on a new home and move in. They also ate Sunday dinner with the Sopranos and Kelli complimented Tony on his (stolen) wine. Kelli became a regular at Soprano Sunday dinners - attending even when Christopher went to an AA meeting. Christopher's interest in Kelli began to drift and he began an affair with Julianna Skiff while his wife was still pregnant. Kelli remained devoted to Christopher and did not complain about his long absences. She became terrorized by Paulie Gualtieri after he is angered at Christopher for throwing his nephew Paulie Germaine out of a window. He drives his Cadillac CTS through her gardens destroying her front yard. She attended the Soprano's Christmas celebrations in 2006.

Joanne Blundetto Moltisanti

*Played by: Nancy Cassaro (2000) and Marianne Leone Cooper (2002-present)
*Appears in: "From Where To Eternity", "For All Debts Public and Private", "Watching Too Much Television", "The Strong, Silent Type", "Rat Pack", "Marco Polo", "All Due Respect", "Stage 5", "Walk Like a Man", "Kennedy and Heidi"Joanne is the widow of Richard "Dickie" Moltisanti and the mother of Christopher Moltisanti. Joanne has battled alcoholism for many years. She kept a vigil at her son's bedside when he was shot in 2000. When Christopher got revenge for his father's death he visited his mother's home to look through his father's old things. Joanne found him there and they talked about Dickie. Joanne attended Adriana La Cerva's bridal shower when she became engaged to Christopher. Later, she took part in an intervention for Christopher's drug addiction. When Joanne's nephew Tony Blundetto killed Billy Leotardo, Christopher hid from Phil Leotardo at her home. She was intimidated by Phil and Jason Masucci, but did not give up her son.

Richard "Dickie" Moltisanti

"See separate entry"

Anthony Soprano, Jr.

Carmela Soprano

Corrado “Uncle Junior” Soprano, Jr.

Corrado Soprano, Sr.

*Played by: Unseen character
*Referenced in: "Whoever Did This", "Remember When"Corrado was Tony Soprano's paternal grandfather and Junior Soprano's father (see family tree). He emigrated to America from Avellino, Italy in 1910 and worked as a stonemason. He helped to build a church in Tony's old neighborhood, to which Tony occasionally brings his children, so that he can tell them about their heritage. Tony also recalls that when he was 13 his grandfather would let him play around on his construction sites, even allowing him to drive heavy machinery. Junior told a story about his old man smacking him in the mouth as a boy for refusing payment from a wealthy woman he helped. As punishment, Junior was forced to walk home, 11 miles away.

Ercole "Eckly" Soprano

*Played by: Unseen character
*Referenced in: "The Happy Wanderer", "The Second Coming"Ercoli was Tony Soprano's uncle and Junior Soprano's brother. Although described as physically well, Ercoli suffered from severe mental deficiencies, and as a result he was institutionalized early in his life and his existence was concealed, even from Tony. Apparently a target for ridicule, Junior remained fiercely defensive of Ercoli even after his death, regretting that he could do nothing more than pay for his care. As Junior grows older he begins to think about his brother and discusses him with Tony. Was named after Corrado and Johnny Soprano's grandfather and shares the same name and nickname, Eckley, as former DiMeo family boss Dominic Ercoli "Eckley" DiMeo.

Harpo "Hal" (last name unknown)

*Played by: Unseen character
*Referenced in: "Guy Walks into a Psychiatrist's Office...", "Toodle Fucking-Oo", "Proshai, Livushka", "Cold Cuts", "Made in America"Harpo is the estranged bastard son of Janice Soprano. Janice said he was named from the song "Harpo's Blues" by Phoebe Snow (as opposed to Harpo Marx). His father, named Eugene, took him back to Montreal and Janice states that she tried to petition the State Department to have him returned to her. Janice mentions that Harpo had become homeless when Tony proposes flying him in for Livia's funeral. Later, she tells Tony that he now goes by "Hal" instead of "Harpo."

John Francis "Johnny Boy" Soprano

*Played by: Joseph Siravo
*Appears in: "Down Neck", "Fortunate Son", "Calling All Cars", "In Camelot", "The Test Dream", "Remember When"Tony's deceased father, a former captain of the Soprano crew. Johnny was married to Livia Pollio and they had three children: Janice, Tony and Barbara. Johnny worked closely with his brother Junior during Tony's childhood. They both went on to become capos in the DiMeo crime family. Johnny was well liked in the organization - boss Ercoli DiMeo was thought to be considering him to take over before his death. Johnny's crew included Paulie Gualtieri and Salvatore "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero. Sal stood up for Johnny in the unrest of '83 and Johnny's leadership led to him becoming a made man shortly afterwards. Both Sal and Paulie followed Johnny's wishes and supported Tony becoming capo after Johnny's death. Johnny took Tony and his friend Silvio Dante under his wing and brought them up in the organization as part of his crew.

Johnny has only been seen in flashbacks to Tony's childhood or in Tony's dream sequences. Tony once witnessed Johnny cut a finger off of Mr. Satriale while Junior held him in place; Satriale was a degenerate gambler who was avoiding giving Johnny payment. This event led to Tony's first panic attack at the kitchen table that evening. Tony also recalled his father discussing a possible move to Reno, Nevada to manage a restaurant for Rocco Alatore and his mother refusing.

Tony also witnessed Johnny Boy plotting a scheme at a carnival by bringing Janice along. Tony had originally thought that his father favored Janice over him but later learned the truth, that mobsters brought their daughters to their meetings as a foil. When Janice recalled the time Johnny shot Livia through her beehive while they were driving home, Tony thought the anecdote was shameful and made their family look pathetic. Tony described his mother's relationship with his father as wearing him down to "a little nub". Johnny Boy also kept a mistress named Fran Felstein with whom he remained until his death in 1986 of emphysema.

Through the various dream sequences and his therapy sessions, it appears Tony's relationship with his father was never as close as he presumes - an issue that Dr. Melfi has attempted to engage but has been met with dismissal by Tony, who still refuses to delve deeply into his relationship with his father. What is clear is that Johnny Soprano exhibited many traits of a shameless narcissist who placed his own carnal needs above those of his family and used his own children as pawns in his criminal activities.

Janice Soprano

Livia Soprano

Meadow Soprano

Tony Soprano

Comàre

"Comàre" (pronounced "goomah") is the Italian word for godmother, which has come to mean "girlfriend" or "mistress."

vetlana Kirilenko

*Played by: Alla Kliouka Schaffer
*Appears in: "The Knight in White Satin Armor", "Proshai, Livushka", "Fortunate Son", "Whoever Did This", "The Strong, Silent Type", "Calling All Cars", "Whitecaps"Svetlana is the maternal cousin of Tony's ex-"comàre" Irina and is the manager of a home care nursing business. Irina has stated in the past that they have a sister-like rivalry, as Svetlana has a very committed boyfriend whereas Irina does not. During her childhood, Svetlana developed an infection on her leg which was amputated soon afterwards. She was first hired as Livia Soprano's nurse since Janice had left town. When Livia dies, Tony allows Svetlana to remain at Livia's until she can get settled. However, when Janice asks the whereabouts of Livia's phonograph records, Svetlana informs Janice they were promised to her. In revenge, Janice steals Svetlana's prosthetic leg. Svetlana then sends the Russian mob after Janice as a counterattack.

Svetlana resurfaces as Uncle Junior's nurse after he suffers a fall at the courthouse. One afternoon while Uncle Junior is asleep, Tony has sex with Svetlana but they are caught by Junior's nurse, Branca. Irina soon finds out about this and informs Carmela about the affair, prompting Carmela's violent confrontation of Tony and their ultimate separation.

Tony admires Svetlana for her toughness of spirit and her refusal to allow her disability and misfortune to get in the way of her ambitions. Arguably, Svetlana is the most psychologically balanced of all Tony's extramarital affairs. Her intelligence, dry sense of humour and cynicism raise her above many of the beautiful but intellectually-limited women who have been involved with Tony.


Valentina La Paz

*Played by: Leslie Bega
*Appears in: "Mergers and Acquisitions", "Whoever Did This", "The Strong, Silent Type", "Two Tonys", "In Camelot", "The Test Dream", "Long Term Parking"Valentina was Tony's mistress during seasons 4 and 5. Of Cuban and Italian descent, she was originally Ralph Ciffaretto's girlfriend, and was drawn to Tony after they met at Hesh's horse stable. Over lunch, she told Tony how Ralph was very eccentric when it came to sex. The following day, they have sex in a hotel room where Valentina plays pranks on him when their lunch arrives. After she pushes Tony to make a decision about staying with his wife or being committed for her, her robe catches fire while trying to cook eggs for Tony. Tony quickly extinguishes the fire but Valentina suffers from third degree burns. Although it is soon disovered that Valentina will never fully heal from the wounds which leave her disfigured and return to her beautiful self, Tony breaks the news to her that he is going back to Carmela. Valentina lives in Fairfield in Essex County, New Jersey.

Irina Peltsin

*Played by: Oksana Babiy and Siberia Federico (Pilot Only)
*Appears in: "Pilot", "Denial, Anger, Acceptance", "Meadowlands", "College", "Pax Soprana", "A Hit Is a Hit", "Guy Walks into a Psychiatrist's Office...", "Big Girls Don't Cry", "The Knight in White Satin Armor", "Fortunate Son", "Employee of the Month", "Pine Barrens", "Watching Too Much Television", "Whitecaps"Irina was Tony's Kazakh comàre during the first two seasons. Tony broke up with Irina because she wanted him to commit to a relationship but he could not because he was still married with children. Irina then attempted suicide but was found by her cousin, Svetlana. As a sign of friendship and apologies, Tony sent Silvio to present her with a bag full of money who told her to move on with her life. In Season Four, when Assemblyman Ronald Zellman tells Tony that he has been dating Irina for quite some time, Tony gets jealous and decides to take matters into his own hands. Tony humiliates Zellman in front of Irina by whipping him with a belt. Svetlana later tells Tony the couple had broken up because, after the emasculating attack, Zellman "could not perform." It was Irina who informed Carmela that Tony was sleeping with Svetlana, which caused their marital separation.

Julianna Skiff

*Played by: Julianna Margulies
*Appears in: "Johnny Cakes", "The Ride", "Kaisha", "Kennedy and Heidi"Julianna was almost Tony's new comàre as he recovered from his gunshot in 2006. They met because she was a realtor working for Century 21 and trying to purchase a building owned by Tony (Caputo's Poultry). She was persistent in pursuing the deal, contacting Tony at Satriale's, the Bada Bing and over the phone. At the Bada Bing Tony first made a pass at Julianna but she told him she was going to exercise self control and decline because she was engaged and everything was going well for her. Despite some misgivings eventually her third offer was high enough for him to accept the deal, Tony arranged to meet her at home to sign the papers. When he arrived, they got business out of the way and immediately started kissing and began to undress one another. When the undressing reminds Tony of Carmela's devotion in taking care of him after his gunshot wound, Tony abruptly ends the encounter and walks out. Tony later spotted Julianna on a ride at the Feast of St. Elzear but failed to get her attention.

Following her rejection by Tony, Julianna went to an AA meeting and discussed her feelings at the encounter. Christopher Moltisanti was in attendance and had seen her when she first approached Tony at Satriale's. He introduced himself after the meeting and invited her for coffee which prompted the beginning of an extra marital affair with Julianna. Tony reinitiated his pursuit of Julianna when they met to close the Caputo's poultry real estate deal and she was initially polite in declining any further contact with him. He arranged to meet with her on the basis of starting another real estate deal and this time she was more angry in rejecting his advances.

Despite warnings from both their sponsors Christopher and Julianna's relationship was enabling for the two recovering addicts and they began smoking heroin together. Christopher revealed to Tony his relationship with Julianna to avoid him investigating for himself and discovering their drug use. After a conversation about Chris' disappointment with his life in organized crime (because of failure of others to live by the code of omertà), and their return to drug abuse Julianna worried their relationship was ending and suggested they attend a meeting together. She attended Christopher's wake, encountering Tony and Carmela together as she came to pay her respects.

Gloria Trillo

*Played by: Annabella Sciorra
*Appears in: "He Is Risen", "The Telltale Moozadell", "Pine Barrens", "Amour Fou", "Everybody Hurts", "Calling All Cars", "The Test Dream"

Gloria Trillo was a car salesperson for Globe Motors, a Mercedes Benz car dealership who was also a patient of Dr. Melfi's. She accidentally met Tony Soprano at Melfi's office, and within days, the two were having an affair. Gloria's father who remains unidentified by name is said to have been an old business associate of Junior Soprano after Tony mentions her name. Corrado says that Gloria Trillo's father had seven daughters (this would be including Gloria) but could not remember little or anything else about the man. It is unknown to what extent Gloria Trillo's father was to Corrado Soprano.

Although a very strong and independent woman, Gloria suffered from severe bouts of manic depression and abusive behavior, which led to several violent clashes with Tony. One such incident occurs after Gloria sees Tony's wife Carmela at her dealership and offers to drive her home. After another clash, Tony is disgusted to realize Gloria has recognized him as a man capable of violence and is trying to provoke him into killing her. Instead, he calls it quits and cuts off all contact with her. This proves to be too much for unbalanced Gloria, as she resorts to hanging herself in her home not long after the break-up. When Tony hears of this, he initially blames Dr. Melfi for Gloria's death, claiming that she did too little to save Gloria, as well as himself. Later, he comes to understand that Gloria was beyond salvation.

Tracee

*Played by: Ariel Kiley
*Appears in: "University", "He Is Risen"Tracee was a dancer who worked at the Bada Bing strip club. Her boss was Silvio Dante who owns the Bada Bing. Tracee was dating Ralph Cifaretto during the time she worked at the nightclub. Tracee was young, but she already had one child and was pregnant with another one that she believed was Ralph's. Tracee drives a custom built Harley Davidson motorcycle. She was a cocaine addict. Tracee tried to go to Tony for help, but he didn't want to help her. Tracee was in the back room of the Bada Bing one night, and she insulted Ralph giving off the impression that he had erectile disfunction. She then walked outside to the back parking lot. There she and Ralph made up, but Ralph made an insulting joke about Tracee's child and Tracee punched him and spit on him. Ralph got angry, and ended up beating Tracee to death in the parking lot by cracking her head against a guard rail. When Tony Soprano learned of this shortly after it happened, he punches Ralph in the face, blaming Ralph for her death and for disrespecting the Bada Bing. This caused great tension between Tony and Ralph.

Carmela's male friends

Furio Giunta

Father Phil Intintola

*Played by: Paul Schulze, Michael Santoro (Pilot Only)
*Appears in: "Pilot", "College", "Pax Soprana", "Isabella", "I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano", "Another Toothpick", "Christopher", "Mergers and Acquisitions", "Whoever Did This", "Sentimental Education", "In Camelot", "Marco Polo", "Mayham", "The Fleshy Part of the Thigh", "Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request"A local priest who is fond of Carmela Soprano. Tony feels uncomfortable always having Father Phil over since he thinks Carmela is in love with him. Carmela denies this "by using Father Phil as a spiritual mentor to become a better Catholic." One evening, with Tony and Meadow in Maine and AJ at a friend's house, Father Phil visits Carmela who is sick and the two share ziti and wine together. Father Phil stays the night with some awkwardness during the morning after. Tony later finds out and verbally taunts Father Phil. Father Phil has stood his ground ever since but Carmela could only help but get jealous when she sees him with another woman who feeds him a dish she prepared. Later on, Father Phil is usually seen on the series celebrating mass (particularly funerals), at Soprano family functions, and at charity functions coordinated by Carmela. He was shown bedside, comforting Carmela when Tony was comatose.

Vic Musto

*Played by: Joe Penny
*Appears in: "Bust Out", "The Knight in White Satin Armor"Vic was a decorator whom Carmela Soprano hired to wallpaper the dining room in her home. He was also the brother-in-law of David Scatino. Carmela and Vic once kissed in the powder room Carmela is considering renovating but after Vic discovers that Tony has taken over David's sports store as a result of David's gambling addiction (which has subsequently left him bankrupt), he cancels his lunchdate with Carmela. Vic sends his assistant to complete the redecoration. The two later have an awkward meeting in a paint shop.

Robert Wegler

*Played by: David Strathairn
*Appears in: "Cold Cuts", "Sentimental Education", "All Happy Families..."Robert Wegler had a relationship with Carmela Soprano while she was separated from her husband Tony. He was AJ's high school guidance counselor and they met through this relationship. It also proved to be their downfall as Wegler felt that Carmela was sexually manipulating him to improve AJ's college prospects.

oprano family friends

Aaron Arkaway

*Played by: Turk Pipkin
*Appears in: "He Is Risen", "The Telltale Moozadell", "...To Save Us All From Satan's Power", "The Fleshy Part of the Thigh"Boyfriend of Janice Soprano in 2001. Aaron was a devout fundamentalist Christian which suited Janice's religious choice of the day (and would occasionally irritate Tony). They tried to make Christian rock music together. Aaron was also narcoleptic and an occasional Sunday dinner guest at the Soprano residence. He later appeared at the hospital while Tony recovered from his coma.

Artie Bucco

Charmaine Bucco

Carter Chong

*Played by: Ken Leung
*Appears in: "Remember When"A young Chinese-American patient at Junior's halfway home who helps Junior organize a card game between patients. He is intelligent (a visitor references his time at M.I.T.), but has serious mental issues relating to his parents. He has many similar attributes to the Randle McMurphy character from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey who would be portrayed by Jack Nicholson in the film version. He looks up to Junior Soprano as a role model to shape after himself during his stay at the mental institution. Eventually after Corrado comes to terms with his ailments and takes his medication Carter becomes disillusioned and angry at Corrado for this obvious sign of defeat and betrayal to him, and gives him a beating.

Jeannie Cusamano

*Played by: Saundra Santiago
*Appears in: "A Hit Is a Hit", "I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano", "Full Leather Jacket", "Mr. Ruggerio's Neighborhood", "Soprano Home Movies"Dr. Cusamano's wife who is a stay-at-home mom. Friend of Carmela, but embarrassed and intimidated by the Soprano family's mafia connections. In "I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano", Tony told Dr. Melfi he had fantasized about Jeannie during a dream, rather than admit that Dr. Melfi was the subject of his fantasy. Jeannie's twin sister, Joan (also played by Saundra Santiago), was harassed into writing a recommendation for Meadow's college application by Carmela in "Full Leather Jacket".

Fanny

*Played by: Marcia Haufrecht
*Appears in: "46 Long", "Proshai, Livushka" She is described by Tony Soprano as the "best friend" of his mother Livia Soprano from when she was married to "Johnny Boy" Soprano and was a regular attendee with Livia to Anthony Soprano, Jr.'s birthday parties. Fanny cannot drive due to physical ailments brought on by her age and relys on Livia to drive her around. Livia accidentally hits her with her car after driving her home, breaking her hip. Despite this, Fanny was one of the few people with something nice to say about Livia at her wake - that she always kept her informed when someone died.

Fran Felstein

*Played by: Polly Bergen
*Appears in: "In Camelot" Fran was the longterm "comàre" of Johnny Boy Soprano until his death in 1986. She is based on real life John F. Kennedy mistress Judith Exner. Tony met Fran at his father's graveside and started a short association with her where she told him about her relationship with his father. He also learned that when his mother forced his father to give his childhood pet away, the dog - Tippy - went to Fran and her own son. She was also a mistress of President John F. Kennedy who had an affair with the President until Jacqueline Kennedy discovered about the affair after finding them together in the Oval Office. She was extremely gorgeous in her younger years. Fran appealed to Tony to secure her promised share in a go-karting track that was co-owned by Johnny Boy with Hesh Rabkin and Phil Leotardo, which he did.

George Piocosta

*Played by: Sal Petraccione
*Appears in: "Meadowlands", "Fortunate Son"George is the father of AJ Soprano's one time friend, Jeremy Piocosta and an acquaintance of Tony Soprano. When AJ and Jeremy fight in school in 1999, George becomes afraid that Tony will seek revenge and avoids contact with him. In 2001, George seems to have overcome his worries as he watches AJ's high school football game alongside Tony.

Roberta "Bobbi" Sanfillipo

*Played by: Robyn Peterson
*Appears in: "Boca"Roberta was a long-term friend/comare of Junior Soprano. He often took her down to Boca Raton, Florida on weekends and had set her up with an office job. Roberta and Junior's relationship ended in 1999 when Tony got word from Carmela that his uncle performed cunnilingus on Bobbi, and Tony then made taunting references to this at a golf game. Bobbi had started the rumor herself by discussing her sex life at a nail parlor also frequented by Carmela. Junior had warned Bobbi never to talk about this aspect of their relationship because it would cost him respect. Realizing that she had ignored his wishes, Junior stormed into her office and ended their sixteen-year relationship. Junior was so furious that Bobbi was afraid he would harm her, but in the end, he just fired her and smushed a lemon meringue pie in her face. In the following season, after Junior's release from prison into house arrest, he asks Bobby Baccala whether any of his acquaintances have called to express sympathy or concern, and specifically asks about Bobbi Sanfillipo. Baccala tells Junior that Sanfillipo has married and moved away.

David Scatino

*Played by: Robert Patrick
*Appears in: "The Happy Wanderer", "Bust Out", "Funhouse"David Scatino is a childhood friend of Tony Soprano. He is often called Davey. He owns the local sporting goods store (Ramsey Sports and Outdoors) and his son, Eric, was a good friend of Meadow. Reluctantly, Tony allowed David to participate in a high stakes poker game with full knowledge that he did not have the financial assets or poker savvy to win or break even. David quickly became heavily indebted to Tony. Tony took over his business, and took David's son's car as a down payment. The car was given to Meadow, but she quickly rejected it when she realized it once belonged to her friend. Having lost his life savings, his business, his son's college fund, and the respect of his family, he divorced and moved out west to work on a ranch near a major gambling destination.

In The Telltale Moozadell, Meadow informs Tony that David later went into a mental facility. The devastation of his friend's life was acknowledged as one of Tony's more ruthless actions. Tony told David that he had subconsciously planned to profit from David's gambling habit, in accordance with his nature. However, it is notable that Tony later took offense when his other high school friend, Artie Bucco, became similarly indebted and suggested the same thing. It therefore seems more likely that Tony, in fact, deliberately exploited David to punish his carefree, optimistic nature, an interpretation of Tony's actions that was suggested by his therapist Dr. Melfi.

It is also noted in another episode of Season 3 that Eric Scatino has begun to use psychedelic drugs heavily, to which Meadow expresses disappointment, saying that "he used to be so straight-edge". No doubt his compromised education at the hands of his father's irresponsibility (he had to settle for a state college despite getting into Georgetown) is already beginning to cost him his future.


Francis Satriale

*Played by: Lou Bonacki
*Appears in: "Fortunate Son"Owner of Satriale's Pork Store. We only see Francis in a flashback. He is a successful independent neighborhood businessman who is familiar with the ways of the La Cosa Nostra and is well liked and known in the neighborhood. Johnny Boy had known Francis for a long time and had been a regular guest at his house. Apparently, he owed Johnny Boy Soprano a sufficient amount of money which he had received through Johnny Boy's loanshark operation. He is a wholesaler who sells a variety of meat products. Johnny Boy informs him that he had been avoiding a meeting with him to discuss his overdue debt. Tony, as a youth, followed his dad to the pork store without his dad knowing. During one of Johnny Boy's final visits with Francis, he attempts to barter with Soprano by informing him of all the fine meats he had given Livia recently free of charge for compensation. Johnny Boy becomes enraged at Francis trying to barter his way out of his debt with the meat deliveries. There, Johnny Boy chopped off Francis' pinky with a cleaver. He half-heartedly apologizes to Francis in having been forced to inflict punishment upon him. In a later episode, ...To Save Us All From Satan's Power, Paulie mentions that Francis committed suicide with a gun. It is suspected that Francis committed suicide having been faced with being murdered over his large debt to Johnny Boy. Johnny Boy later is suspected of acquiring the business and therefore ultimately clearing his family of the debt brought upon them.

oprano crime family relations

Kelli Aprile

*Played by: Melissa Marsala
*Appears in: "Army of One"Rosalie Aprile's daughter. Kelli attended the funeral of her brother, Jackie Aprile, Jr. and suggested that the mafia was responsible for his death. Meadow Soprano chastised her for speaking of their family connections in front of an outsider and suggested that Kelli lacked loyalty.

Rosalie Aprile

Robert "Bobby" Baccalieri III

*Played by: Angelo Massagli
*Appears in: "For All Debts Public and Private", "Christopher", "The Weight", "Pie-O-My", "Calling All Cars", "Rat Pack", "Where's Johnny?", "Sentimental Education", "In Camelot", "Cold Cuts", "The Test Dream", "The Ride", "Moe N' Joe", "Kaisha", "Stage 5", "Walk Like a Man", "The Blue Comet", "Made in America"Son of Bobby Bacala and Karen Baccalieri, brother of Sophia Baccalieri. He is referred to as "Bobby Jr." although his father is actually the second "Bobby". Bobby Jr.'s mother died in a car accident in 2002. He was often the victim of bullying from A.J. Soprano who locked him in Furio Giunta's garage at Furio's housewarming party. A.J. pulled another prank on Bobby Jr. after his mother's death – first convincing him to play with a ouija board and then faking a séance and pouring water on Bobby Jr. This prompted Janice Soprano to clandestinely use a ouija board in the Bacalieri household to scare the children and convince Bobby Bacala to put his grief behind him. Bobby Jr.'s father later remarried Janice, who became Bobby's stepmother. Bobby Jr. was involved in the ride malfunction at the 2006 Feast of St. Elzear festival. His relationship with his father became more distant in his teenage years and he refused to play with his father's trainset and watch a Giants game with his father. Janice continues to use her manipulative skills with Bobby Jr. She controls his behavior by threatening him with a public reading of a report card to keep him home for Sunday dinner and to do his homework. Bobby Jr. cited A.J.'s behavior as a reason why he should be able to avoid family engagements.

Karen Baccalieri

*Played by: Christine Pedi
*Appears in: "For All Debts Public and Private", "Christopher"Karen was Bobby Baccalieri's wife until her death in a car accident in 2002. They had two children, Bobby III and Sophia. Karen was friends with Carmela Soprano, Rosalie Aprile and Gabriella Dante and attended church functions with them. Bobby kept Karen's last baked ziti in the freezer for a long time following her death as he didn't feel ready to eat it.

ophia Baccalieri

*Played by: Lexie Sperduto (2002) and Miryam Coppersmith (2004-present)
*Appears in: "For All Debts Public and Private", "Christopher", "Pie-O-My", "Calling All Cars", "Two Tonys", "Rat Pack", "Where's Johnny?", "Sentimental Education", "In Camelot", "Cold Cuts", "The Test Dream", "The Ride", "Kaisha", "Stage 5", "Walk Like a Man", "The Blue Comet"Daughter of Bobby and Karen Baccalieri, sister of Bobby Baccalieri III. Sophia's mother died in a car accident in 2002. Sophia's father later remarried and Janice Soprano became Sophia's stepmother. Sophia played soccer in school and Janice once got into a headline making altercation with another soccer mom at one of Sophia's games.

Justin & Jason Blundetto

*Played by: Dennis Aloia (Justin)
*Appears in: "All Happy Families...", "Sentimental Education", "Marco Polo", "The Test Dream"Tony Blundetto's identical twin sons who spent time with him between his release from prison and death in 2004.

Kelly Blundetto

*Played by: Laura Johnson
*Referenced in: "Rat Pack", "Marco Polo", "Unidentified Black Males"Tony Blundetto's estranged daughter. Tony Soprano told the NY family that he had spent the evening with Tony B. searching for her to provide him with an alibi for the killing of Joe Peeps.

Louise Blundetto

*Played by: Judy Del Giudice
*Referenced in: "Cold Cuts"Daughter of Pat Blundetto and cousin to Tony Soprano, Tony Blundetto and Christopher Moltisanti. Louise helps her father move out of his home on the farm to a smaller place.

Justin Cifaretto

*Played by: Dane Curley
*Appears in: "Employee of the Month", "Whoever Did This", "The Strong, Silent Type"
Ralph Cifaretto's son who impales himself while practicing target practice with a bow and arrow with a friend while Ralph is in the bathtub. Ralph became very distraught over his son's serious injury, one of the few times he actually shows his true emotions to his criminal associates. Paulie Walnuts argues with Tony that they are, "alligator tears". Although his son in hospitalized and in the emergency ward recovering from the injury he still produced more illicit funds from his criminal enterprising then the rest of the Soprano crew. He also allegedly arranged to have the stables which held Tony's prized race horse ablaze to pay for his son's overwhelming hospital bills. It could be said that his son's Justin's accident led to Ralph's death after he decided to commit arson, covering up the stable blaze as an electrical fire. Justin does not fully recover from the hospital before his father's murder and subsequent disappearance.

Angie Bonpensiero

*Played by: Toni Kalem (also by an uncredited actress in "The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti" and "Nobody Knows Anything")
*Appears in: "The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti", "Nobody Knows Anything", "Commendatori", "D-Girl", "House Arrest", "Funhouse", "Second Opinion", "Amour Fou", "For All Debts Public and Private", "Marco Polo", "Members Only", "Live Free or Die", "Moe N' Joe"Angie Bonpensiero is the late Sal "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero's wife. They had three children, including sons Kevin and Matt, at college age in 2000, and daughter Terri, who was married and trying to conceive with her husband in 2000. Angie was unaware of her husband's status as an FBI informant. His disappearance when he was afraid his friends were on to him and subsequent erratic behaviour created problems for their relationship. When she and Pussy were having marital problems, Angie considered suicide and divorce. She discussed this with her horrified friends Gabriella Dante, Rosalie Aprile and Carmela Soprano over lunch. She also revealed that she had been unwell since Pussy's return and had been investigated for cancer. Pussy had remained indifferent to her health problems and seemed more concerned about spraying WD-40 on his pocket knife. At Carmela's urging to stay true to her Catholic faith, Angie decided to move into a separate bedroom rather than end their marriage. Later, when Pussy arrives home and silently presents flowers to Angie, she smiles for a moment but then swats him with them.

After Pussy "disappeared" for good, Angie believed that he had left her and decided to move on with her life. Tony continued to compensate Angie in her husband's absence - she used the money to buy a fancy new Cadillac but still complained to Carmela about her strained finances. As punishment, Tony damaged the car and took away her allowance. Soon, Carmela finds Angie giving out free samples at the local Pathmark and they lost contact. Tony has since made her the manager of Pussy's body shop. After a long period of time without talking, she and Carmela decide to end their quarrel and go out to dinner where they both show off their new cars, with Angie showing how successful she has become running Pussy's Auto Body by buying a new Corvette. Shortly after the reconciliation Carmela learns that Angie is putting money out on the street via Patsy Parisi and Benny Fazio for shylocking and they are using their connections to help her with the body shop.

Edward "Duke" Bonpensiero

*Played by: Philip Larocca
*Appears in: "Marco Polo"Duke is Salvatore Bonpensiero's brother and a co-owner of the Body Shop. He runs the body shop alongside Angie Bonpensiero and helps repair Phil Leotardo's car. Edward is later extorted by Phil for his car repairs by refurnishing the car with an expensive car seat and brand new radio.

Kevin Bonpensiero

*Played by: Giancarlo "John" Giunta
*Appears in: "Nobody Knows Anything"Kevin was one of Salvatore and Angie Bonpensiero's children. He was enrolled in college in 1999 and visited home when suspicion of his father being a rat prompted Tony Soprano to visit.

Matt Bonpensiero

*Played by: Steve Porcelli
*Appears in: "D-Girl"Matt was one of Salvatore and Angie Bonpensiero's children. He was enrolled in college in 2000 and visited home and played baseball and talked philosophy with A.J. Soprano.

Gabriella Dante

*Played by: Maureen Van Zandt and Uncredited ("The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti")
*Appears in: "The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti", "Commendatori", "From Where to Eternity", "House Arrest", "The Knight in White Satin Armor", "Funhouse", "Proshai, Livushka", "Employee of the Month", "University", "...To Save Us All From Satan's Power", "Amour Fou", "Army of One", "Christopher", "The Weight", "Watching Too Much Television", "The Strong, Silent Type", "Rat Pack", "Irregular Around the Margins", "Unidentified Black Males", "Mayham", "Live Free or Die", "Moe N' Joe", "Stage 5", "Kennedy and Heidi", "Made in America"Gabriella is the wife of longtime Soprano family soldier and consigliere Silvio Dante. They have a daughter, Heather Dante, who played volleyball and soccer with Meadow Soprano. She is close friends with Rosalie Aprile and Carmela Soprano and can often be seen dining out with them, typically at Nuovo Vesuvio.

In 2006 when Tony was shot Silvio became acting boss of the family. Gabriella was supportive of her husband in this role and ambitious enough to encourage him to consider the possibility of it long term. Silvio revealed that Jackie Aprile had considered him to take over when he was diagnosed with cancer but that Silvio had decided it wasn't for him.

Gabriella attended Allegra Sacrimoni's wedding with her husband and continued to support Ginny Sacrimoni including attending a 50th birthday party at her home. She attended Christopher Moltisanti's funeral. She is last seen attending to her husband in hospital, who lies in a coma after being shot by gunmen sent from New York.

Heather Dante

*Played by: Jackie Tohn
*Appears in: "Pilot" (Uncredited), "Boca"The daughter of Silvio and Gabriella Dante. Plays soccer and volleyball with Meadow Soprano. Thinks her dad's strip club business is "disgusting." Silvio recalls once finding Heather smoking pot during Christopher's drug intervention in 2002.

Benny Fazio, Sr.

*Played by: Mario D'Elia
*Appears in: "Luxury Lounge" Father of Soprano crime family associate Benny Fazio. Benny took his parents to dinner at Nuovo Vesuvio to celebrate their anniversary.

Connie Fazio

*Played by: Judy Prianti
*Appears in: "Luxury Lounge" Mother of Soprano crime family associate Benny Fazio. Benny took his parents to dinner at Nuovo Vesuvio to celebrate their anniversary. Benny had moved the location from Da Giovanni at Tony's behest and this confused Connie.

Jen Fazio

*Played by: Kristin Cerelli
*Appears in: "Luxury Lounge" Jen is the wife of Soprano crime family associate Benny Fazio. Benny is unfaithful to her and had an affair with Martina, a hostess at Nuovo Vesuvio. Jen nags Benny for using his mobile while at dinner. Jen was pregnant with Benny's child in 2006. She attended a dinner at Nuovo Vesuvio with Benny's parents where Artie Bucco made veiled references to Benny's affair in front of her.

Jason Gervasi

*Played by: Joseph Perrino
*Appears in: "Walk Like a Man", "Kennedy and Heidi", "Made in America"Jason is the son of Soprano capo Carlo Gervasi. He is first seen in the second half of Season Six participating in a sports gambling ring at Rutgers University, college, along with Patsy Parisi's youngest son, also named Jason. He displays violent tendencies common to mobsters, including torturing a welshing gambler and beating a Somalian cyclist. His behavior is initially admired but later seems repulsive to A.J. Soprano. In the series finale, Jason is arrested for selling drugs, forcing his father to turn against Tony Soprano and cut a deal with the FBI.

Marianucci Gualtieri

*Played by: Frances Ensemplare
*Appears in: "Army of One", "Mergers and Acquisitions", "Whoever Did This", "Eloise", "Whitecaps", "Where's Johnny?", "The Fleshy Part of the Thigh", "The Ride", "Kennedy and Heidi""Nucci" is introduced as Paulie Gualtieri's elderly mother who is very nervous and protective of her son. When Paulie was younger, Nucci was always there to bail him out of jail and to defend him from the neighbors. After Tony had placed his own mother in the Green Grove Nursing Home, Paulie followed his lead and found Nucci a spot and she soon moved in. Unlike Tony's mother though, Nucci was grateful for Paulie to do this for her. However, her old friends, Cookie Cirillo and Minn Matrone were far from friendly and tried to exclude her from social activities. To avenge his mother's honor, Paulie sent Benny and her grandson Little Paulie to badly beat Cookie's son, after which the two were forced to include her. Paulie later murdered Minn Matrone for her money. Nucci played an active role in getting Paulie to help Sal Vitro reclaim his landscaping business when Feech La Manna's nephew stole all of his customers.

Paulie learns from his Aunt Dottie's deathbed that she is his mother and that Nucci adopted her nephew as her child. When Paulie hears this, he cuts off all contact with both of them, refusing to attend Dottie's funeral or pay for Nucci's accommodation at Green Grove. Nucci and Paulie reconnected at the Feast of St. Elzear festival - Nucci criticized Paulie for his involvement in organizing the festival as a ride malfunction had injured a child. Later Paulie visited her at Green Grove (now paid for by her biological son) and they had a silent reconciliation. She died of natural causes, however her funeral was poorly attended, as a majority of the people went to Christopher Moltisanti's funeral.

Minn Matrone

*Played by: Fran Anthony
*Appears in: "Mergers and Acquisitions", "Eloise"Minn was a friend of Nucci Gualtieri. Minn and her friend didn't like Nucci too much. Paulie knew Minn didn't like his mom, and he didn't like that at all. Minn was angry at Nucci when Nucci caused a car accident for the three friends while Minn was driving. Minn's friend mentioned that Minn kept money under her mattress. Paulie heard this, and sneaked into Minn's house late at night. Paulie was looking for the money, but Minn caught him. Minn threatened to call the police on Paulie, but Paulie hung up the phone. Minn ran out of her room, but was chased by Paulie in the hallway. Paulie threw Minn on the ground, and suffocated her with a pillow.

JoJo Palmice

*Played by: Michelle Santopietro
*Appears in: "Nobody Knows Anything", "I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano", "Pie-O-My"JoJo was the wife of Mikey Palmice - a soldier in Junior's crew and consigliere to Junior when he became boss. JoJo is a short form for the names Joanna, Joanne, Jody and Josephine although it is never known what her true name is because that is all Mikey refers to her as. They have a turbulant relationship which is shown when her husband brings home a stolen food processor, and she comments "yay, another kitchen appliance". She fulfills the role of a subordinate housewife and is widely ignored, neglected and verbally abused by her husband. Although it is never shown if Palmice physically harms her. It is suggested that she suffers from mental anguish or depression brought on by her husband's behavior. Mikey was killed in 1999, leaving JoJo a widow. She appeared in the episode "Pie-O-My" after the death of the wife of Bobby Bacala - another of Junior Corrado's soldiers. JoJo had brought food for Bobby to show her support at a difficult time. Janice Soprano had romantic designs on Bobby and sensed a potential rival in JoJo so she took the meal to Junior's house to conceal it from Bobby.

She remains having at least two children from Mikey, Francis-Albert and Michael Jr.

Donna Parisi

*Played by: Anna Mancini (and Donna Pescow in "Made in America")
*Appears in: "The Weight", "Watching Too Much Television", "Rat Pack" and "Made in America"Donna is the wife of longtime Soprano soldier Pasquale "Patsy" Parisi and sister-in-law to Phillip Parisi. She is occasionally seen accompanying him at family functions such as Furio Giunta's housewarming and Tony Blundetto's welcome home party. However, she does not seem to be part of Carmela's inner circle of mob wives.

Jason Parisi

*Played by: Michael Drayer
*Appears in: "Walk Like a Man", "Kennedy and Heidi" and "Made in America"Jason is the younger son of Donna and Patsy Parisi and nephew of Phillip Parisi. He is first seen in the second half of Season 6, participating in a elusive professional sportsbook gambling ring at Rutgers University, along with Carlo Gervasi's son, also named Jason. He displays violent tendencies common to mobsters, including torturing a welching gambler and beating a Somalian bicyclist. His behavior is initially admired, but later repulsive to A.J. Soprano. According to Patsy, Jason is a computer whiz and he built a website for his mother.

Patrick Parisi

*Played by: Daniel Sauli
*Appears in: "The Second Coming", "Made in America"Patrick is the son of Donna and Patsy Parisi, and the older brother of Jason Parisi. He is the nephew of Phillip Parisi. He is mentioned only in passing, but it is revealed that Patrick was Meadow Soprano's recurring "mystery date", and that the two have been dating since the premiere of "Cleaver". Tony and Carmela both have reservations about Patrick for reasons that are not disclosed, to which Meadow responds that he has changed. It is implied that he is studying or practicing law. In the series finale, Meadow announces her engagement to Patrick.

Ally Pontecorvo

*Played by: Grace Van Patten
*Appears in: "Members Only", "Join the Club"Deanne and Eugene Pontecorvo's daughter. Younger sister of Robby Pontecorvo.

Deanna Pontecorvo

*Played by: Suzanne DiDonna
*Appears in: "Members Only", "Join the Club"
Eugene Pontecorvo's wife until his suicide in 2006. Deanna was eager to take the inheritance they received from the death of Gene's aunt and move to Florida. Her husband was unable to achieve this because his boss Tony Soprano refused his retirement request—as did the FBI. Deanna was frustrated with Gene's lack of progress with his work and not afraid to tell him so, contributing to his suicide.

Robby Pontecorvo

*Played by: Thomas Russo
*Appears in: "Members Only", "Join the Club"Deanne and Eugene Pontecorvo's son. He is the older brother of Ally Pontecorvo. Robert had a growing drug addiction which adds turmoil between he and his father. The drug addiction contributed as one of the major factors to his suicide.

Francesca Spatafore

*Played by: Paulina Gerzon
*Appears in: "Mayham", "Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request", "Live Free or Die", "Luxury Lounge", "Johnny Cakes", “Cold Stones”, "Chasing It"Francesa Spatafore is the daughter of Vito Spatafore and Marie Spatafore and the younger sister of Vito Spatafore, Jr. Francesa and Vito Jr. become estranged from each other after Tony Soprano has Vito Jr. sent off to bootcamp in Idaho.

Marie Spatafore

*Played by: Elizabeth Bracco
*Appears in: "Mayham", "Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request", "Live Free or Die", "Luxury Lounge", "Johnny Cakes", “Cold Stones”, "Chasing It", "Kennedy and Heidi"Marie Spatafore is the widow of Vito Spatafore and mother of their two children Vito, Jr. and Francesca. She is also a cousin of Phil Leotardo and a friend to his wife - the two families eat dinner together. Marie accompanied Vito to the wedding of Allegra Sacramoni. They left early and Marie remarked that Vito often behaved oddly at weddings. Despite his claims to be ill, she is not very surprised when he goes out later that night telling her he needs to make collections.

Marie is loyal to her husband despite his homosexuality. When the crew are looking for Vito, Marie is visited by Silvio who quizzes her about their sex life, which she refuses to discuss. She attended Phil's grandson's confirmation dinner despite the rumors about her husband. Phil himself is supportive of Marie but he discusses the need to find Vito with her. She tells Phil that Vito is a good father and a loving husband and she hopes that he will not be cast aside after his years of loyal service.

Marie does not seem to have a close relationship with Carmela or the other Soprano family mob wives - although Carm referred to her as a smart girl when she found out about Vito - implying that Marie must have known. Carmela wonders whether they had an arrangement.

When Vito phoned home from the road Marie was not hostile towards him and when he later returned to New Jersey after months of absence she allowed him to see the children and seemed to consider his reconciliation overtures. When he was killed, Marie was distraught again insisting to Phil that Vito was a good man. She silently accepted her friend Patty's comments that Vito was a sinner and probably killed after picking up a stranger.

Vito Spatafore, Jr.

*Played by: Brandan Hannan
*Appears in: "Members Only", "Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request", "Live Free or Die", "Luxury Lounge", "Johnny Cakes", “Cold Stones”, "Chasing It"Vito Spatafore, Jr. is the son of Vito Spatafore and Marie Spatafore and the brother of Francesca Spatafore. At a confirmation dinner for Phil Leotardo's grandson Vito was teased by other children about his father's rumored homosexuality. When Vito Sr. called home from lamming it to avoid the consequences of being outed, he had a difficult conversation with his young son and asked him to look after his mother.

After the death of his father, Vito became increasingly isolated and hostile. He frequently ran away from school, vandalized property and was expelled after defecating in the shower of his high school locker room. Both Tony and Phil sat down with Vito trying to set him straight, but he continued to act out. At wits end with her son's behavior his mother approached Tony asking for financial help to move to a new house in a different neighborhood so Vito Jr. could get a fresh start, but Tony, at that point deep in debt from gambling losses, pushed her into the cheaper alternative: a boot camp for delinquents in Idaho.

MacKenzie Trucillo

*Played by: Danielle Cautela
*Appears in: "Army of One"MacKenzie Trucillo is the cousin of Kelli Aprile and Jackie Aprile Jr. It is not known whether she is a maternal or a paternal relative to the Aprile family.

Jim "Johnny Cakes" Witowski

*Played by: John Costelloe
*Appears in: "Live Free or Die", "Luxury Lounge", "Johnny Cakes", "The Ride", "Moe N' Joe", "Cold Stones".

Jim Witowski (also known as "Johnny Cakes") was Vito Spatafore's Polish-American gay lover. Vito met Jim in New Hampshire after Vito fled New Jersey. Jim owned a diner in the New Hampshire town where Vito was staying and Vito was a frequent customer. Vito and Jim soon formed an attraction, though the two got into a fistfight outside a bar when Jim tried to kiss Vito and Vito, still in denial about his homosexuality, violently rebuffed him. Jim won the fight decisively. The two soon reconciled and Vito became Jim's live-in lover. Vito even professed his love for "Johnny Cakes" one evening. The pair enjoyed romantic dinners, going on long motorcycle rides, and picnicking by the lake. Ultimately, Vito missed his family and life in New Jersey too much to stay with Jim. Vito left Jim one morning to return to New Jersey while Jim was still asleep. Vito would later call Jim, but Jim was still angry over the way Vito left and wanted nothing more to do with him. Vito was murdered shortly after.

Jim's nickname "Johnny Cakes" derives from a dish that Jim recommended to Vito when Vito first came to his diner.

Lupertazzi crime family relations

Eric DeBenedetto

*Played by: Adam Mucci
*Appears in: "Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request", "Moe N' Joe"Johnny Sack's son-in-law. Johnny insists Eric call him dad and paid for his lavish wedding to Allegra Marie Sacramoni.

Charlie Garepe

*Played by: Jimmy Collins
*Appears in: "The Test Dream"Angelo Garepe's son.

Patty Leotardo

*Played by: Geraldine LiBrandi
*Appears in: "Mayham", "Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request", "Luxury Lounge", "Cold Stones" "Kaisha", "Stage 5", "Made in America"Patricia or Patty as everyone calls her is the wife of Lupertazzi crime family acting boss Phil Leotardo. Patty and Phil attended Allegra Sacramoni's wedding together in 2006. Patty is friends with Marie Spatafore and the two families eat dinner together. Patty was also seen at the confirmation dinner of her grandson held at Da Giovanni. Patty was a factor in Phil's decision to kill Vito Spatafore after they discovered he was homosexual - she told Phil that Vito had to be made to face his "sin." She offered little consolation to Marie at Vito's wake and was more upset about her tailor losing his sight. Patty accompanied Phil to the hospital when he first had worries about his heart and rushed him there when his heart attack occurred. She was at his bedside when Tony Soprano came to visit him. Patty was in the driver's seat when Phil was shot dead outside their car at a gas station in the series finale. After he's shot, she rushes out the door with car still in 'drive', and the doors locked, resulting in Phil's head being run over by the car.

Nicole Lupertazzi

*Played by: Allison Dunbar
*Appears in: "Two Tonys", "Rat Pack", "Marco Polo", "Unidentified Black Males"Nicole is the wife of "Little Carmine" Lupertazzi. She was first seen at Carmine, Sr.'s funeral. She is later terrified when her husband's boat is sunk right outside their home during the turf war with Johnny Sack.

Gianna Millio

*Played by: Merel Julia
*Appears in: "Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request", "Luxury Lounge"Gianna was the wife of Lupertazzi crime family capo Rusty Millio until his death in 2006. Rusty and Gianna attended Allegra Sacramoni's wedding together in 2006. Rusty was killed in a car outside his home, Gianna was in the house at the time of his death. Rusty and Gianni have a strained relationship. Rusty does not like being asked to perform simple household chores like going shopping for groceries and other routine tasks.

Allegra Marie Sacramoni

*Played by: Caitlin Van Zandt
*Appears in: "Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request", "Moe N' Joe", "Stage 5"Johnny Sack's daughter. Johnny paid for her lavish wedding to Eric DeBenedetto while he was in prison awaiting trial. John was released to attend the wedding, but the judge's provisos meant that Allegra had to put up with metal detectors and US Marshals at the ceremony and reception. Allegra was ecstatic to know that her father could attend. Her reception ended on a low note with her departing car being blocked in by the Marshals, her father breaking down in tears as he was led away and her mother fainting. As soon as Ginny fainted, Allegra rushed to her mother's side to check her wellbeing. She attended her father's trial for racketeering and was present when he was convicted. Ginny described difficulties in her relationship with Allegra to friends - she knew that Allegra felt she was not happy for her and acknowledged it was difficult for Allegra to visit the house with her father imprisoned. She was at her father's side with her mother and sister when he died of cancer.

Catherine Sacramoni

*Played by: Christina Milioti
*Appears in: "Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request", "Moe N' Joe", "Stage 5"Johnny Sack's daughter. Catherine complains that her family always talk about food and is at odds to her mother and sister in terms of appearance. She attended her father's trial for racketeering. There are brief undertones that Catherine may be suffering from an eating disorder. She was at her father's side with her mother and sister when he died of cancer.

Ginny Sacramoni

*Played by: Denise Borino
*Appears in: "Employee of the Month", "He Is Risen", "Army of One", "Christopher", "The Weight", "Whitecaps", "Two Tonys", "Rat Pack", "Unidentified Black Males", "All Due Respect", "Members Only", "Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request", "Moe N' Joe", "Kaisha", "Stage 5", "Kennedy and Heidi"

Ginny is the wife of John "Johnny Sack" Sacramoni and the mother of Catherine and Allegra Marie Sacramoni. Once a slender professional dancer, Ginny has struggled with her weight since having children. John's love for her seems genuine and blind to her size. In fact, he likes her as she is, "Rubenesque" as he described her, although she is much heavier than the term "Rubenesque" implies. Ginny's ample figure is the subject of numerous jokes by members of the Soprano crime family, and this led to a serious dispute between her husband and Ralph Cifaretto. He was willing to kill to defend her honor. John sometimes becomes angry with Ginny, particularly when she lies to him (he once found her eating hidden candy) but he is usually quick to forgive her.

Ginny was proud to attend her daughter Allegra's wedding and ecstatic when her husband was allowed to come despite being in prison awaiting trial. Her day ended on a low when US Marshals blocked her daughter's departure and dragged her sobbing husband off in handcuffs. This proved too much for Ginny, who fainted.

Ginny turned 50 in the episode Moe 'N' Joe and her friends Carmela Soprano, Angie Bonpensiero, Gabriella Dante, Janice Soprano and Rosalie Aprile attended a birthday celebration at her home. She discussed some difficulties with Allegra, who felt she was not happy for her. Gabriella pointed out that Allegra may just have been shocked to be less happy than she had expected as a newlywed.

Ginny was in court when Johnny admitted his involvement with the Mafia and received a 15 year sentence for racketeering. Ginny was forced to move when John arranged the sale of their home to Janice Soprano as part of an agreement with Tony to try and secure some capital following the asset seizures that came with his conviction.

Ginny visited her husband John in prison when he was diagnosed with cancer, and was at his side with their two daughters at his time of death.

Meadow Soprano's friends and associates

Finn DeTrolio

*Played by: Will Janowitz
*Appears in: "Eloise", "Whitecaps", "All Happy Families...", "Irregular Around the Margins", "Marco Polo", "Unidentified Black Males", "The Test Dream", "Members Only", "Mayham", "The Fleshy Part of the Thigh", "Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request", "Live Free or Die", "The Ride"Finn De Trolio is Meadow's former fiancé. The two met at Columbia University and began sharing an apartment together in her sophomore year (2002). Little is known of Finn's family life except that he is originally from Mission Viejo, California. Unlike Meadow, he is only part-Italian. Upon finishing college, Finn enrolled in dental school. For a brief period in the summer of 2004, Finn worked at a construction site run by the Aprile crew, a job Tony Soprano got for him. Finn struck up a friendship with the daughter of the site manager. One morning as he arrived very early to work, he saw Vito Spatafore fellating a security guard in a parked vehicle. Finn talked to Meadow about what he saw but she promised to keep his confidence. After Vito intimidated Finn into seeing a New York Yankees game with him, Finn panicked and decided to leave town before Vito came after him. Meadow was saddened and angered when Finn packed a suitcase without telling her and they argued; during the argument and when Meadow talked about a commitment, they decided to get engaged.

In 2006, Finn returned from dental school to support Meadow while Tony was in a coma. He had to face Vito again and Vito behaved in a flirtatious way towards him. When Vito was spotted in a gay bar by two New York crew making a collection, Meadow revealed Finn's secret to her mother and Rosalie Aprile. Then Carmela insisted Meadow tell her father. A visibly frightened Finn was brought to Satriale's to give his account of what he saw and his subsequent encounter with Vito to the senior members of the Soprano crime family. Finn's "testimony" has proved highly significant in cementing the crew's belief that Vito is homosexual, since Finn was seen as a neutral party with no reason to lie. Finn accompanied Meadow to Allegra Sacrimoni's wedding but seemed uncomfortable when the festivities prompted questions about their own wedding plans. Later Meadow complained to Tony that she was having difficulties in her relationship with Finn. He attended a Sunday dinner shortly after this conversation. Meadow and Finn later broke up, as revealed in a Sunday dinner conversation.

Coach Don Hauser

*Played by: Kevin O'Rourke
*Appears in: "Boca"Meadow Soprano's soccer coach and associate of Tony, Silvio and Artie because of his involvement in training their children. Coach Hauser was well liked by the fathers of kids in his team because of the success he brought them on the playing field and once had drinks with them at the Bada Bing club. However once it was revealed that he was leaving for another job they began trying to intimidate him into staying. Paulie Walnuts delivered a television to his house and insisted he take it. Christopher returned his missing dog - probably after taking it himself. Meadow later revealed to her father that the coach was a pedophile and had a sexual relationship with Ally Vandermeed, one of her peers. Ally had tried to kill herself because of this relationship and the news that the coach was moving on. Tony, after an impassioned plea for temperance by Artie Bucco, decided against being a vigilante, and the Coach was ultimately arrested by authorities for the statutory rape of Ally.

Caitlin Rucker

*Played by: Ari Graynor
*Appears in: "Mr. Ruggerio's Neighborhood", "University", "He Is Risen", "Pine Barrens"Caitlin is a German-American who attended college with Meadow and Noah Tannenbaum and shared a dorm room with Meadow. She has a manic-depressive disorder and frequently annoyed Meadow and Noah with her troubles. She went out with them for her birthday and had an anxiety attack after seeing a homeless woman with newspaper in her buttocks. During a frat party she sees Jackie Aprile Jr. and states to Jackie that she has a crush on him. She becomes aloof during the party while stoned on estacy and agrees to a brief encounter of anal sex with another frat boy at the party offscreen. When Meadow was away, she annoyed Noah while he was writing a paper, causing him to get a bad grade and later getting his father to file a restraining order against her. She has practiced cutting and pulled out her own hair. When A.J. was acting suicidal, Meadow made reference to a friend at college who acted similarly and eventually threw herself off the balcony. Though not mentioned by name, this was most-likely Caitlin. It is unknown if the suicide attempt was fatal or not.

Hunter Scangarelo

*Played by: Michelle DeCesare (daughter of series creator, David Chase [Oxfeld, Jesse. [http://www.stanfordalumni.org/news/magazine/2002/sepoct/features/chase.html "Family Man: Crime boss Tony Soprano is the conflicted suburban dad at the center of HBO's influential hit series The Sopranos. Now meet the real father of the show."] , "Stanford Magazine", September / October 2002. Accessed July 23, 2008. "The couple’s college-age daughter, under the name Michele DeCesare, plays the occasional role of Hunter Scangarelo, Meadow’s friend."] )
*Appears in: "Pilot", "Denial, Anger, Acceptance", "Meadowlands", "Boca", "Toodle Fucking-Oo", "Mr. Ruggerio's Neighborhood", "Made in America"Hunter was a school friend of Meadow Soprano. She sang with Meadow in the school choir and the two hounded Chris to buy the speed to help them study. She had a crush on Brendan Filone shortly before his death and even wrote a poem for him. She was accepted to Reed and visited Meadow just after she started there. Hunter drank with the soccer team around the time that their friend Ally Vandermeed tried to kill herself. In the final episode of the series, Carmela finds her talking to Meadow in her bedroom and casually mentions her expulsion from college. Carmela is then quietly dismayed to learn that Hunter sorted her life out, went back to college, and is now in medical school, which Carmela and Tony had hoped Meadow would enter.

Noah Tannenbaum

*Played by: Patrick Tully
*Appears in: "Proshai, Livushka", "Fortunate Son", "University"
Meadow Soprano's boyfriend when she first started at Columbia. Noah is from Los Angeles and his father is Jewish and his mother is an African American. His father is an executive in the film industry. When Tony Soprano first met Noah his racism led him to try and intimidate Noah into staying away from Meadow. This started a lengthy feud between Tony and Meadow and initially drove Noah and Meadow closer together. Not long after the first time they had sex, Noah broke up with Meadow.

Ally Vandermeed

*Played by: Cara Jedell
*Appears in: "Boca"Ally was a classical Nordic blonde Dutch-American school friend of Meadow Soprano from grade school. She played in the soccer team alongside Meadow and had a sexual relationship with their coach Don Hauser. The relationship causes her to become anti-social and withdrawn from schoolwork and Meadow. Ally tried to kill herself by slicing her wrists after the coach took another job elsewhere but her friends found her and she survived. Meadow later had her over for a sleepover while she was recovering from the suicide attempt. Coach Hauser was arrested for the statutory rape of Ally.

AJ Soprano's friends and associates

Rhiannon Flammer

*Played by: Emily Wickersham
*Appears in: "Johnny Cakes", "Cold Stones", "The Blue Comet", "Made in America"An Welsh-American ex-girlfriend of Hernan O'Brien whom A.J. meets again in the mental-health ward while recovering from his suicide attempt. They hang out together and, when they begin to make out in the woods in A.J.'s Nissan Xterra, the catalytic converter of his vehicle sets fire to the dry leaves below and A.J. and Rhiannon scramble out, the car exploding soon after. A.J. later tells his parents that Rhiannon, now his girlfriend, doesn't want him to join the Army. A.J. is shown picking up Rhiannon from high school in his new BMW M3 after a day of work at his new job, in the production team for a film bankrolled by Little Carmine. Rhiannon is a junior at Montclair High School and is implied to possibly be underage.

Blanca Selgado

*Played by: Dania Ramirez
*Appears in: "Kaisha", "Soprano Home Movies", "Stage 5", "Chasing It", "Walk Like a Man" Blanca is A.J. Soprano's Dominican girlfriend whom he met while working at the construction site. Blanca is an administrator at the site and also responsible for making payments to Paulie Gualtieri. Blanca has a 3-year-old son named Hector and lives in an apartment building in South Passaic. She attended Christmas celebrations at the Soprano family home and met A.J.'s parents (Tony and Carmela Soprano). A.J. eventually proposes to Blanca and she accepts, but later changes her mind and ends the relationship, sending A.J. into an emotional downward spiral that lasts for several episodes.

Hernan O'Brien

*Played by: Vincent Piazza
*Appears in: "Johnny Cakes", “Cold Stones”, "Soprano Home Movies"Hernan was a Irish-American school acquaintance of AJ Soprano's. After they graduated Hernan and AJ become friends and they often went clubbing in New York after AJ dropped out of college. Hernan used AJ's fame as a relation of Tony's to chat up girls and bathe in the reflected glory of his minor celebrity status. He is the ex-boyfriend of Rhiannon Flemmer who later becomes the girlfriend of A.J. Soprano. As the show reveals, if Rhiannon is a junior at Montclair High School and is implied to possibly be underage when dating A.J. Soprano then Rhiannon must have been in her preteens while she was dating Hernan while gives the implication that O'Brien likes young girls.

Devin Pillsbury

*Played by: Jessica Dunphy
*Appears in: "Everybody Hurts", "Calling All Cars", "Marco Polo", "All Due Respect"AJ's English-American girlfriend in seasons four and five. Devin is from an even more wealthy family than AJ and this causes a little friction between them when he first finds out about it. AJ and Devin had visited the Soprano home and been to see Meadow at the South Bronx Law Center that day to look for a quiet place to make out. This had prompted AJ to discuss the injustice of his family's wealth. When discussing Devin with his friend Egon, AJ says that he thinks she is ready to have sex with him. Devin attended the party that AJ organized when he was in high school. She shares the same last name as Charles Alfred Pillsbury and John Sargent Pillsbury, the founders of the Minneapolis flour and grain company.

Jeremy Piocosta

*Played by: Teddy Coluca
*Appears in: "Meadowlands"Jeremy was a friend of AJ Soprano and attended a summer camp with him. In 1999, their relationship had soured and AJ and Jeremy had a fight in school. They argued again shortly after this and agreed to fight at "the pit" so they wouldn't get broken up. Jeremy's father, George, had a chance encounter with Tony Soprano on the same day and fled fearing Tony was seeking revenge on his son's behalf. On arriving at the pit, Jeremy said he could not fight AJ and instead offered money to replace a shirt he had damaged in their first encounter. His last name is taken from Pio Costa Enterprises situated in Fairfrield, New Jersey.

Matt Testa

*Played by: Cameron Boyd
*Appears in: "Everybody Hurts", "All Happy Families...", "All Due Respect", "Johnny Cakes"Matt is a friend of AJ Soprano's. Matt attended the party that AJ organized when he was at high school. Later, he works in the local branch of Blockbuster with AJ. He shares the same last name as real life Philadelphia crime family mobsters Phil Testa and his father Salvatore Testa.

Christopher Moltisanti's friends and associates

J.T. Dolan

*Played by: Tim Daly
*Appears in: "In Camelot", "Mayham", "Stage 5", "Walk Like a Man"A screenwriter and an associate of Christopher Moltisanti from rehab. J.T. borrows money from Christopher and their friendship is effectively ended when he fails to pay it back on time. Little Paulie Germani and Chris beat J.T. up in his home. Later Chris has J.T. forcibly abducted from a writing class he teaches by Murmur and Benny Fazio, he offers to clear the debt if J.T. writes a screenplay for his movie project. The friendship between Dolan and Christopher is questioned, whether Dolan wants to hear about Moltisanti's life of organized crime and use them in a book or screenplay. Mob boss Charles Luciano allegedly was contacting Hollywood directors and writers to produce a film based on his life when he died of a heart attack which led people to believe several conspiracy theories surrounding his death. When Christopher relapsed, he attempted to find comfort by talking to J.T., as his sponsor was out of town. Heavily intoxicated, Christopher suggested that he knew the fates of Adriana La Cerva and Ralph Cifaretto (both were murdered and had their deaths covered up as disappearances). After J.T. exclaimed "Chris, you're in the mafia!", Christopher shot him in the head, killing him.

Tina Francesco

*Played by: Vanessa Ferlito
*Appears in: "Another Toothpick", "Rat Pack" Tina was the Spanish girlfriend of Soprano family associate Salvatore "Mustang Sally" Intile before his death. She inadvertently caused the beating of Bryan Spatafore by urging him to give her a ride home following an argument with Intile. Tina's association with the family continued as a friend of Adriana La Cerva and she was expected to act as maid of honour in her planned wedding to Christopher Moltisanti. Tina upset Ade by constantly flirting with Chris and Ade used her role as an FBI informant to reveal that Tina had been embezzling funds from her employer. The consequences of this revelation are unknown but Ade didn't see Tina again before her death.

Adriana La Cerva

Liz La Cerva

*Played by: Patty McCormack
*Appears in: "Full Leather Jacket", "Watching Too Much Television", "Long Term Parking", "The Ride", "Kaisha"Liz is the mother of Adriana La Cerva. Liz was born Elizabeth Aprile and is a sister of the late Jackie Aprile, Sr. and Richie Aprile and sister-in-law to Rosalie Aprile (see family tree). Liz was never a big supporter of Adriana's relationship with Christopher Moltisanti and Ade often stayed with her following arguments or domestic violence. Following Adriana's disappearance in 2004, Liz was visited by the FBI who informed her that her daughter was believed to be dead and that they suspected Chris's involvement. When Carmela Soprano encountered her at the 2006 Feast of St. Elzear, Liz, having become convinced of her daughter's murder, was already showing evident signs of depression: she had stopped taking care of her appearance and later attempted suicide. Carmela visited her in the hospital, but Liz appeared to be unconscious at the time.

Amy Safir

*Played by: Alicia Witt
*Appears in: "D-Girl"Amy was a Jewish-American woman engaged to Christopher Moltisanti's cousin Gregory Moltisanti from Essex County, New Jersey. She met with Christopher because of his interest in scriptwriting and the two had a brief affair. She was a Vice President and worked with Jon Favreau who she also put Chris in touch with.

Richie Santini

*Played by: Nick Fowler
*Appears in: "A Hit Is a Hit"Richie was an ex-boyfriend of Adriana La Cerva. Richie was always a musician but had changed his approach to life (giving up drugs) and music (derivative metal to derivative pop) after a near fatal accident involving a downed power line and attempt to cook fish. Richie reconnected with Adriana when she began to pursue a career in the music industry and her new boyfriend Christopher Moltisanti funded her efforts to produce a demo tape for Richie's band. Richie was arrogant and difficult in the recording sessions and refused Christopher's offer of amphetamines to aid the process (although he probably was acting wisely to avoid taking amphetamines, having a past history of drug abuse). Chris eventually became so frustrated with Richie that he beat him with his own guitar.

Physicians

Dr. Ba

*Played by: CS Lee
*Appears in: "Join the Club", "Mayham"He is a Egyptian physician that specializes in Neurology that is responsible for checking Tony's neurological function while recovering from his gunshot to the abdomen in 2006 from his uncle Corrado Soprano.

Dr. Bruce Cusamano

*Played by: Robert Lupone
*Appears in: "A Hit Is a Hit", "Isabella", "Funhouse", "Whitecaps", "Soprano Home Movies"Tony Soprano's neighbor and family physician. His main field is Internal medicine. He referred Tony to Dr. Melfi and is a personal friend of hers having entertained her at his home for a dinner party. He and his wife, Jeannie, have a dog, Esther-Hausen. He once invited Tony to play golf with him and some friends but Tony was upset that they only seemed interested in his mafia stories. Tony got revenge on Bruce by asking him to hold onto a package filled with sand for him, for an unspecified length of time, without telling them what was in it. Bruce and Jean were tempted to open the package but terrified to know what it held. Heroin and a gun were their guesses.

Dr. Ira Fried

*Played by: Lewis J. Stadlen and John Pleshette
*Appears in: "The Happy Wanderer", "Amour Fou", "Army of One", "Watching Too Much Television", "All Happy Families..."A player in the Soprano family's executive game - a high stakes, all night poker tournament. He is a German-American who specializes in treating erectile dysfunction, which is the source of much juvenile joking by the other card players. Dr. Fried was able to turn the tables when performing some out-of-hospital surgery on Furio Giunta after the attempted armed robbery at the Aprile social club. Furio, in agony, asks Tony "are you sure this prick is a doctor?" to which Dr. Fried replies, "Close - I'm a prick doctor!" In 2002 Dr. Fried acted as the initial property buyer in Tony's HUD scam - selling properties on to Maurice Tiffen at a profit. In 2004 Fried and numerous others were the victims of a large-scale car robbery at his daughter's wedding. He reached out to Tony about the theft. It turned out that Feech La Manna organized the car theft scheme.

Dr. John Kennedy

*Played by: Sam McMurray
*Appears in: "Second Opinion"A Irish-American general surgeon who is responsible for Junior's care when he has his colon cancer operation. Junior is in awe of the man but Tony is less impressed by his dismissive attitude and feels Junior is blinded by his physician's famous namesake. When Tony consults an oncologist to discuss Junior's post-operative care, a tumor panel is convened and Kennedy becomes reluctant to be involved in the case as his decision is questioned. Junior receives chemotherapy but Dr. Kennedy stops returning his and Tony's calls. Tony catches up with Dr. Kennedy on the golf course initially presenting him a club as a gift but it soon becomes clear he is there to intimidate the man. Shortly afterwards Dr. Kennedy visists Junior at his chemotherapy appointment and gives him his home phone number.

Dr. Wendy Kobler

*Played by: Linda Lavin
*Appears in: "No Show"Meadow's counselor, who encourages her to take a year off in Europe, much to her parents' dismay.

Dr. Krakower

*Played by: Sully Boyar
*Appears in: "Second Opinion"A Ukranian-Russian therapist that Carmela Soprano is referred to by Dr Melfi after turning up to one of her and Tony's short lived couples session. He bluntly tells her she will never feel better about her life unless she cuts Tony out of it completely. Carmela, unwilling to follow this advice, does not see him again. Whitey Krakow or Krakower was the brother of Esta Krakower brother-in-law to Benjamin Siegel. Dr. Krakower's first name is never mentioned.

Dr. Elliot Kupferberg

*Played by: Peter Bogdanovich
*Appears in: "Toodle Fucking-Oo", "Big Girls Don't Cry", "From Where to Eternity", "House Arrest", "Funhouse", "Employee of the Month", "He Is Risen", "The Weight", "Calling All Cars", "Two Tonys", "All Happy Families...", "Johnny Cakes", "Stage 5", "The Second Coming", "The Blue Comet"Dr. Jennifer Melfi's therapist who tries to convince her numerous times to refer Tony to another colleague. Elliot calls Dr. Melfi "Jen" in their sessions. Elliot also counsels Melfi following her rape.

Elliot has a daughter, Saskia, who is a lesbian and student at Columbia University where Meadow attended.

Elliot once unknowingly encountered Tony Soprano in the parking garage while both were visiting their daughters. He followed Tony in his car in the hopes of taking his parking space when he left but annoyed Tony by driving too close, describing him later to Melfi in a therapy session as "this Bluto-type guy." He presented the encounter to Melfi as a way of saying that parking garages are not inherently dangerous places and that she should not blame herself for her rape. He thought that Tony may have been a maintenance man working in the building.

Following Tony's shooting by Junior and the rise of his media profile Melfi accuses Elliot of directing their therapy towards discussing "Patient Soprano" because of his desire for gossip and continuousy shows his interest. In one scene during the sixth season, he's watching a news report about the latest mob activities. Later, he repeatedly tells Melfi of a study that concludes talk therapy enables sociopaths. He further presses Melfi about Soprano at a dinner party, where he reveals to guests that Soprano is Melfi's patient, a serious breach of patient confidentiality. Melfi is upset, but nevertheless later reads the study herself, which leads her to drop Soprano as a patient at their next session.

Dr. Jennifer Melfi

Dr. Melfi is Tony Soprano's therapist.

Dr. Lior Plepler

*Played by: Ron Leibman
*Appears in: "Join the Club", "Mayham"Tony Soprano's attending physician while recovering from his gutshot in 2006.

Dr. Douglas Schreck

*Played by: Matthew Sussman
*Appears in: "Toodle Fucking-Oo", "House Arrest", "For All Debts Public and Private"Junior Soprano's family physician who allowed Junior to use his office to conduct meetings while under the pretense of coming in for medical appointments. The FBI used this as an opportunity to gather information by inserting an agent to pose as a nurse and talk to Junior.

Dr. B Shah

*Played by: Ismail Behty
*Appears in: "Second Opinion"A Pakistani oncologist that Tony arranges an appointment with to discuss the best management of Junior's colon cancer - Shah suggests they convene a tumour board meeting.

Dr. Richard Vogel

*Played by: Michael Countryman
*Appears in: "Walk Like a Man", "Kennedy and Heidi", "The Second Coming"A German therapist whom AJ's pediatrician recommends to Carmela for therapy concerning AJ's depression. Dr. Vogel also arranges a therapy session with Carmela, Tony and their son after AJ tries to commit suicide and is admitted to a mental-health ward.

Friends, family and associates of Jennifer Melfi

Nils Borglund

*Played by: Phil Coccioletti
*Appears in: "Pilot"

Melfi eats dinner with Nils at Giussepe's where they bump into Tony Soprano. Nils is astonished that she knows the mob figure and deduces that she must be treating him.

Jason LaPenna

*Played by: Will McCormack
*Appears in: "The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti", "House Arrest", "Employee of the Month", "The Telltale Moozadell"Jennifer Melfi and Richard LaPenna's son. He attends Bard College in nearby Hudson, New York. Jason witnessed an incident with his mother getting into an argument with a stranger while accompanying her to dinner and is embarrassed when they are asked to leave because of her drunken behaviour. After his mother's rape, Jason vows revenge on Melfi's attacker and in anger asks the detective for five minutes alone with him.

Richard LaPenna

*Played by: Richard Romanus
*Appears in: "The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti", "Employee of the Month", "The Telltale Moozadell", "Christopher"Richard is the estranged husband of Jennifer Melfi and father of Jason LaPenna. When the Dr. Melfi's family learn that she is treating a major mob figure they urge her to end the association as it is unhealthy. Richard is a member of an organization that aims to combat the negative portrayal of Italian Americans in the media. This is based on Colombo crime family mob boss Joe Colombo's Italian Anti-Defamation League which operated from the 1960s until his subsequent assassination attempt which put him in a coma. He and Jennifer had reconciled in 2001 and he was living with her at the time of her rape. Richard was largely supportive and eager to see justice for the rapist. He was very angry when mishandling of the chain of custody allowed the man to go free. However, Richard placed some of the blame on Jennifer for her rape as she had parked in a poorly lit garage and left work late.Richard is 10 years older than Melfi, with Melfi herself confiding in her therapist Elliot that she feels she only initially entered into the relationship as he offered her an almost paternal sense of security.

Aida Melfi

*Played by: Barbara Haas
*Appears in: "The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti"Jennifer Melfi's mother. When she is told that Dr. Melfi has a patient in the mafia she encourages her to stop seeing him.

Joseph Melfi

* Played by: Bill Richardone
* Appears in: "The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti"Jennifer Melfi's father.

References

External links

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