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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
1,278 95
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
James Gandolfini

2
974 335
Christopher Moltisanti is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Michael Imperioli

3
947 283
Silvio Dante is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Steven Van Zandt

4
798 314
Junior Soprano is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Dominic Chianese

5
667 317
Bobby Baccalieri is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Steve Schirripa

6
616 341
Adriana La Cerva is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Drea de Matteo

7
629 339
Carmela Soprano is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Edie Falco

8
613 261
Johnny Sack is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Vince Curatola

9
499 340
Jennifer Melfi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Lorraine Bracco

10
579 351
Ralph Cifaretto is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Joe Pantoliano

11
760 48
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Tangy Tiger added Paulie "Walnuts" Gualtieri

12
553 298
Furio Giunta is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Federico Castelluccio

13
447 246
Tony Blundetto is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Steve Buscemi

14
429 285
Big Pussy Bonpensiero is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Vincent Pastore

15
408 317
Artie Bucco is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
John Ventimiglia

16
348 248
Hesh Rabkin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Jerry Alder

17
384 341
Meadow Soprano is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Jamie Lynn Sigler

18
364 238
Phil Leotardo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Frank Vincent

19
344 422
Livia Soprano is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Nancy Marchand

20
330 356
Richie Aprile is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
David Proval

21
215 229
Patsy Parisi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Dan Grimaldi

22
200 308
Vito Spatafore is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Joseph R. Gannascoli

23
191 235
Dwight Harris is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Matt Servitto

24
181 276
Gloria Trillo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Annabella Sciorra

25
214 223
Rosalie Aprile is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Sharon Angela

26
171 219
Benny Fazio is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Max Casella

27
149 237
Little Carmine is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos

28
191 457
Janice Soprano is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Aida Turturro

29
121 203
Eugene Pontecorvo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Robert Funaro

30
51 57
Feech La Manna is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Victor Hugo Silva added Feech La Manna

31
98 139
Mikey Palmice is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
FriikD added

32
142 489
Anthony Soprano, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Robert Iler

33
101 203
Carlo Gervasi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Arthur J. Nascarella

34
75 222
Julianna skiff is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Julianna Margulies

35
40 179
J.T. Dolan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Tim Daly