The Best Characters on The Sopranos TV Characters

The Best Characters on The Sopranos

original ranker
3,023 views 31 items 1,059 votes 98 voters 12 followers 8reranks
The Sopranos is one of the greatest television programs in history. Originally aired on HBO in 1999, some of the most memorable characters in television have been on this show. No one can forget James Gandolfini's portrayal of troubled crime boss Tony Soprano, who had to battle both his immediate family, battling his uncle and mother over control the crime family while managing his daily responsibilities as a father to Meadow and AJ and husband to Carmela.

Throughout these character's tumultuous time on television, they've had to battle internal and external demons, which allowed them to grow as characters and become some our favorites from the show. In addition to Carmela, Christopher Moltisanti, Tony's nephew, became one of the best characters on the show. His constant struggles and internal demons led to his drug use, putting his ambitions of being a director aside and his always problematic relationship with Adriana La Cerva. The show also helped launch the acting career of E-Street guitarist Steven Van Zandt, who played Tony's close confidant Silvio Dante.

Vote for the best Sopranos character on this Ultimate List. If you're a fan of Tony Soprano, then vote him up and if you don't like Paulie Walnuts, Livia Soprano or Dr. Jennifer Melfi, then vote them down. This list will determine who the best characters on The Sopranos are so the choice is your who that should be.
  • the crowd
  • 8 reranks
  • comments
  • </> embed
Rerank This List
View as a
Rank
loading your
votes…
 
  Name
Score
  1. 1
    Up 55
    Down 4

    the people's #1 &ranked high on reranks
    Tony Soprano

    James Gandolfini More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 37
    Down 13

    ranked high on reranks
    Christopher Moltisanti

    Michael Imperioli More
    90
  3. 3
    Up 33
    Down 10

    most listed
    Adriana La Cerva

    Drea de Matteo More
    87
  4. 4
    Up 28
    Down 10
    Steven Van Zandt More
    81
  5. 5
    Up 30
    Down 12
    Dominic Chianese More
    81
  6. 6
    Up 33
    Down 15

    controversial
    Carmela Soprano

    Edie Falco More
    80
  7. 7
    Up 25
    Down 13
    Lorraine Bracco More
    79
  8. 8
    Up 26
    Down 13
    Steve Schirripa More
    79
  9. 9
    Up 22
    Down 11
    Vincent Pastore More
    77
  10. 10
    Up 21
    Down 10
    Steve Buscemi More
    73
  11. 11
    Up 21
    Down 15
    Joe Pantoliano More
    73
  12. 12
    Up 24
    Down 11

    niche appeal
    Johnny Sacramoni

    Vince Curatola More
    73
  13. 13
    Up 21
    Down 16
    Jamie Lynn Sigler More
    70
  14. 14
    Up 21
    Down 11
    Federico Castelluccio More
    70
  15. 15
    Up 12
    Down 17
    Jerry Alder More
    68
  16. 16
    Up 17
    Down 14
    John Ventimiglia More
    66
  17. 17
    Up 15
    Down 19
    Frank Vincent More
    64
  18. 18
    Up 13
    Down 20
    Joseph R. Gannascoli More
    62
  19. 19
    Up 15
    Down 17

    niche appeal
    Livia Soprano

    Nancy Marchand More
    61
  20. 20
    Up 11
    Down 22
    David Proval More
    59
  21. 21
    Up 7
    Down 27
    Robert Iler More
    50
  22. 22
    Up 6
    Down 25
    Aida Turturro More
    49
  23. 23
    Up 8
    Down 17
    Dan Grimaldi More
    48
  24. 24
    Up 5
    Down 19
    Matt Servitto More
    48
  25. 25
    Up 10
    Down 16
    Sharon Angela More
    45
  26. 26
    Up 7
    Down 18
    Ray Abruzzo More
    44
  27. 27
    Up 12
    Down 14
    Max Casella More
    44
  28. 28
    Up 13
    Down 15
    Annabella Sciorra More
    42
  29. 29
    Up 7
    Down 16

    ranked low on reranks
    Julianna Skiff

    Julianna Margulies More
    34
  30. 30
    Up 6
    Down 15

    ranked low on reranks
    Eugene Pontecorvo

    Robert Funaro More
    33
  31. 31
    Up 6
    Down 15

    ranked low on reranks
    Carlo Gervasi

    Arthur J. Nascarella More
    33
  32. +Add New Item

Is this list missing something?
RANKERS WHO ADDED ITEMS

items 1 - 31 of 31

think you can do better?

rerank this list
why?

got a blog or website?

embed this list
why?

    more popular lists