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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
1,281 95
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
James Gandolfini

2
977 335
Christopher Moltisanti is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Michael Imperioli

3
949 283
Silvio Dante is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Steven Van Zandt

4
800 314
Junior Soprano is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Dominic Chianese

5
668 317
Bobby Baccalieri is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Steve Schirripa

6
618 341
Adriana La Cerva is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Drea de Matteo

7
629 340
Carmela Soprano is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Edie Falco

8
614 261
Johnny Sack is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Vince Curatola

9
500 341
Jennifer Melfi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Lorraine Bracco

10
580 351
Ralph Cifaretto is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Joe Pantoliano

11
762 48
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Tangy Tiger added Paulie "Walnuts" Gualtieri

12
554 299
Furio Giunta is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Federico Castelluccio

13
448 246
Tony Blundetto is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Steve Buscemi

14
430 285
Big Pussy Bonpensiero is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Vincent Pastore

15
408 318
Artie Bucco is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
John Ventimiglia

16
349 248
Hesh Rabkin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Jerry Alder

17
385 341
Meadow Soprano is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Jamie Lynn Sigler

18
365 238
Phil Leotardo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Frank Vincent

19
345 422
Livia Soprano is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Nancy Marchand

20
331 356
Richie Aprile is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
David Proval

21
216 229
Patsy Parisi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Dan Grimaldi

22
201 308
Vito Spatafore is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Joseph R. Gannascoli

23
192 235
Dwight Harris is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Matt Servitto

24
182 276
Gloria Trillo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Annabella Sciorra

25
214 224
Rosalie Aprile is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Sharon Angela

26
172 219
Benny Fazio is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Max Casella

27
150 237
Little Carmine is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos

28
191 458
Janice Soprano is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Aida Turturro

29
52 57
Feech La Manna is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Victor Hugo Silva added Feech La Manna

30
121 204
Eugene Pontecorvo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Robert Funaro

31
98 140
Mikey Palmice is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
FriikD added

32
142 490
Anthony Soprano, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Robert Iler

33
102 203
Carlo Gervasi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Arthur J. Nascarella

34
76 222
Julianna skiff is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Julianna Margulies

35
41 179
J.T. Dolan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Tim Daly