The Best Characters on The Sopranos TV Characters
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The Best Characters on The Sopranos

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.
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    the people's #1
    Tony Soprano

    James Gandolfini More
    100
  2. 2
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    Michael Imperioli More
    91
  3. 3
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    most listed
    Adriana La Cerva

    Drea de Matteo More
    86
  4. 4
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    Steven Van Zandt More
    82
  5. 5
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    Dominic Chianese More
    80
  6. 6
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    Steve Schirripa More
    80
  7. 7
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    Lorraine Bracco More
    80
  8. 8
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    Vincent Pastore More
    77
  9. 9
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    Edie Falco More
    76
  10. 10
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    Jerry Alder More
    71
  11. 11
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    Joe Pantoliano More
    70
  12. 12
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    Steve Buscemi More
    70
  13. 13
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    Vince Curatola More
    68
  14. 14
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    Federico Castelluccio More
    67
  15. 15
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    Jamie Lynn Sigler More
    66
  16. 16
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    John Ventimiglia More
    65
  17. 17
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    Frank Vincent More
    64
  18. 18
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    Joseph R. Gannascoli More
    59
  19. 19
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    Nancy Marchand More
    58
  20. 20
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    David Proval More
    57
  21. 21
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Anthony Soprano, Jr.

    Robert Iler More
    45
  22. 22
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    Dan Grimaldi More
    45
  23. 23
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    Matt Servitto More
    45
  24. 24
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Janice Soprano

    Aida Turturro More
    44
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    Benny Fazio

    Max Casella More
    41
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Little Carmine Lupertazzi

    Ray Abruzzo More
    39
  27. 27
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    Sharon Angela More
    39
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    Gloria Trillo

    Annabella Sciorra More
    38
  29. 29
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    Arthur J. Nascarella More
    32
  30. 30
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    Robert Funaro More
    32
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    Julianna Margulies More
    30
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