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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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1,460 113
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
James Gandolfini

2
1,107 394
Christopher Moltisanti is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Michael Imperioli

3
1,072 330
Silvio Dante is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Steven Van Zandt

4
909 378
Junior Soprano is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Dominic Chianese

5
761 378
Bobby Baccalieri is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Steve Schirripa

6
697 407
Adriana La Cerva is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Drea de Matteo

7
719 396
Carmela Soprano is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Edie Falco

8
691 326
Johnny Sack is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Vince Curatola

9
562 409
Jennifer Melfi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Lorraine Bracco

10
968 64
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Tangy Tiger added Paulie "Walnuts" Gualtieri

11
657 413
Ralph Cifaretto is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Joe Pantoliano

12
631 339
Furio Giunta is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Federico Castelluccio

13
493 323
Big Pussy Bonpensiero is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Vincent Pastore

14
498 286
Tony Blundetto is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Steve Buscemi

15
472 360
Artie Bucco is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
John Ventimiglia

16
446 385
Meadow Soprano is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Jamie Lynn Sigler

17
395 282
Hesh Rabkin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Jerry Alder

18
417 278
Phil Leotardo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Frank Vincent

19
384 411
Richie Aprile is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
David Proval

20
391 501
Livia Soprano is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Nancy Marchand

21
242 272
Patsy Parisi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Dan Grimaldi

22
229 356
Vito Spatafore is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Joseph R. Gannascoli

23
213 270
Dwight Harris is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Matt Servitto

24
207 318
Gloria Trillo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Annabella Sciorra

25
246 257
Rosalie Aprile is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Sharon Angela