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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.

If you're just starting to binge watch The Sopranos, then use this list as something of a Sopranos character guide, to help you keep track of this large ensemble cast. 

But if you're well-versed in the world of the Soprano family, then vote up 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.

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Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Tony Soprano James Gandolfini

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Christopher Moltisanti is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Christopher Moltisanti Michael Imperioli

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Silvio Dante is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Silvio Dante Steven Van Zandt

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Junior Soprano is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Junior Soprano Dominic Chianese

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Bobby Baccalieri is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Bobby Baccalieri Steve Schirripa

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Adriana La Cerva is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Adriana La Cerva Drea de Matteo

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Carmela Soprano is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Carmela Soprano Edie Falco

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Johnny Sack is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Johnny Sacramoni Vince Curatola

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Jennifer Melfi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Jennifer Melfi Lorraine Bracco

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Furio Giunta is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Furio Giunta Federico Castelluccio

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Ralph Cifaretto is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Ralph Cifaretto Joe Pantoliano

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Tony Blundetto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Tony Blundetto Steve Buscemi

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Big Pussy Bonpensiero is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Big Pussy Bonpensiero Vincent Pastore

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Artie Bucco is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Artie Bucco John Ventimiglia

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Meadow Soprano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Meadow Soprano Jamie Lynn Sigler

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Hesh Rabkin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Hesh Rabkin Jerry Alder

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Phil Leotardo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Phil Leotardo Frank Vincent

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Paulie "Walnuts" Gualtieri

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Livia Soprano is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Livia Soprano Nancy Marchand

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Richie Aprile is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Richie Aprile David Proval

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Dwight Harris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Dwight Harris Matt Servitto

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Patsy Parisi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Patsy Parisi Dan Grimaldi

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Vito Spatafore is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Vito Spatafore Joseph R. Gannascoli

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Gloria Trillo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Gloria Trillo Annabella Sciorra

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Rosalie Aprile is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Rosalie Aprile Sharon Angela

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Benny Fazio is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Benny Fazio Max Casella

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Janice Soprano is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Janice Soprano Aida Turturro

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Little Carmine is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos

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Eugene Pontecorvo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Eugene Pontecorvo Robert Funaro

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Anthony Soprano, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Anthony Soprano, Jr. Robert Iler

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Carlo Gervasi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Carlo Gervasi Arthur J. Nascarella

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Mikey Palmice is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos

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Julianna skiff is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Julianna Skiff Julianna Margulies

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J.T. Dolan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
J.T. Dolan Tim Daly