From The TV IV
Because of the size and epic scope of The Sopranos, its cast is very large and features very many well-defined and/or recurring characters. However, as stated in the famous promos for the second season, the show is also about "family. Redefined." There are two major types of families in the show: Those by blood or marriage, as known in the traditional sense, and the crime families depicted in the series.
This page lists all characters who appeared with three or major appearances in the series, plus a few other significant characters.
The charts below list only those characters with three or more major appearances who are in families with three or more known members. In instances where a character is known to have a relationship to a character with less than three major appearances, that is listed below.
The main member of a family is counted as the one with the most appearances on a series.
The main Soprano is Tony Soprano. Note that the Sopranos' extended family includes the DeAngelises, the Moltisantis, the Blundettos and the Baccilieris.
|Character||Actor||#||Relationship to Tony|
|Tony Soprano||James Gandolfini||13||Self|
|Carmela DeAngelis Soprano||Edie Falco||13||Wife|
|Christopher Moltisanti||Michael Imperioli||13||Nephew|
|Meadow Soprano||Jamie-Lynn Sigler||12||Daughter|
|Corrado Soprano, Jr.||Dominic Chianese||11||Uncle|
|Livia Soprano||Nancy Marchand||11||Mother|
|Anthony Soprano, Jr.||Robert Iler||10||Son|
|Janice Soprano Baccilieri||Aida Turturro||1||Older Sister|
|Johnny Soprano||Joseph Siravo||1||Father (appears in flashback only)|
The Melfis/La Pennas
|Character||Actor||#||Relationship to Jennifer|
|Jennifer Melfi||Lorraine Bracco||13||Self|
|Richard La Penna||Richard Romanus||1||Ex-Husband|
|Jason La Penna||Will McCormack||1||Son|
- Other Known Relations
The main Aprile is Rosalie Aprile, the widow of Tony's best friend and acting boss of the DiMeo Crime family upon his death from cancer.
|Character||Actor||#||Relationship to Rosalie|
|Rosalie Aprile||Sharon Angela||3||Self|
|Jackie Aprile||Michael Rispoli||3||Husband|
All known crime families (including the FBI) are listed here. Only characters with three or more major appearances are listed. Ranks listed are as of last appearance of the character.
The DiMeo Crime Family
|Tony Soprano||James Gandolfini||13||Capo|
|Christopher Moltisanti||Michael Imperioli||13||Associate|
|Corrado Soprano, Jr.||Dominic Chianese||11||Underboss|
|Silvio Dante||Steven Van Zandt||11||Soldier|
|Paulie Gualtieri||Tony Sirico||10||Soldier|
|Salvatore Bonpensiero||Vincent Pastore||8||Soldier|
|Mikey Palmice||Al Sapienza||8||Consigliere|
|Jimmy Altieri||Joe Badalucco||7||Capo|
|Lorenzo Barese||Tony Darrow||5||Capo|
|Raymond Curto||George Loros||5||Capo|
|Jackie Aprile||Michael Rispoli||3||Underboss|
|Johnny Soprano||Joseph Siravo||1||Capo|
The Lupertazzi Crime Family
|Johnny Sacramoni||Vince Curatola||1||Underboss|
The Federal Bureau of Investigation
|Dwight Harris||Matt Servitto||3||Agent|
|Frank Grasso||Frank Pando||2||Agent|
|Frank Cubitoso||Frank Pellegrino||1||Chief|
All characters with three or more major appearances who are not members of one of the families (by blood or in the crime sense) depicted in the series.
|Character||Actor||#||Role in Series|
|Adriana La Cerva||Drea de Matteo||7||Girlfriend of Christopher's|
|Irina Peltsin||Oksana Babiy||6||Tony's goomar|
|Phil Intintola||Paul Schulze||5||Carmela's priest|
|Artie Bucco||John Ventimiglia||4||Childhood friend of Tony's/Restaurant owner|
|Charmaine Bucco||Katherine Narducci||4||Wife of Artie/Former lover of Tony's|
|Herman Rabkin||Jerry Adler||4||Close friend and advisor of Tony's|
|Vin Makazian||John Heard||4||Crooked cop under Tony's employ|
|Hunter Scangarelo||Michele de Cesare||3||Friend of Meadow's|
|Bruce Cusamano||Robert Lupone||2||Tony's next door neighbor and physician|
|Harold Melvoin||Richard Portnow||1||Junior's attorney|
|Jean Cusamano||Saundra Santiago||1||Tony's next door neighbor|