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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.
list ordered by

1
1,398 106
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
James Gandolfini

2
1,067 374
Christopher Moltisanti is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Michael Imperioli

3
1,027 314
Silvio Dante is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Steven Van Zandt

4
868 358
Junior Soprano is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Dominic Chianese

5
726 357
Bobby Baccalieri is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Steve Schirripa

6
670 387
Adriana La Cerva is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Drea de Matteo

7
689 382
Carmela Soprano is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Edie Falco

8
665 305
Johnny Sack is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Vince Curatola

9
542 382
Jennifer Melfi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Lorraine Bracco

10
905 58
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Tangy Tiger added Paulie "Walnuts" Gualtieri

11
633 390
Ralph Cifaretto is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Joe Pantoliano

12
598 327
Furio Giunta is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Federico Castelluccio

13
483 271
Tony Blundetto is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Steve Buscemi

14
467 309
Big Pussy Bonpensiero is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Vincent Pastore

15
451 344
Artie Bucco is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
John Ventimiglia

16
381 268
Hesh Rabkin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Jerry Alder

17
419 373
Meadow Soprano is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Jamie Lynn Sigler

18
401 264
Phil Leotardo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Frank Vincent

19
367 387
Richie Aprile is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
David Proval

20
375 476
Livia Soprano is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Nancy Marchand

21
234 255
Patsy Parisi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Dan Grimaldi

22
222 336
Vito Spatafore is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Joseph R. Gannascoli

23
207 256
Dwight Harris is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Matt Servitto

24
240 239
Rosalie Aprile is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Sharon Angela

25
198 302
Gloria Trillo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters on The Sopranos
Annabella Sciorra