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Encyclopedia > Junior Soprano
Junior Soprano
Image:JuniorSoprano.jpg
First appearance "Pilot" (episode 1.01)
Last appearance "Made in America" (episode 6.21)
Created by David Chase
Portrayed by Dominic Chianese
Information
Aliases Corrado John Soprano, Jr.
Gender Male
Age 76
Occupation Capo/Boss of the DiMeo Crime Family
Title Capo/semi-retired Boss
Family Johnny Boy Soprano (brother)(Deceased)
Ercoli "Eckley" Soprano (brother)(Deceased)
Tony Soprano (nephew)
Janice Soprano (niece)
Barbara Soprano Giglione (niece)
Livia Soprano (sister-in-law)(Deceased)
Spouse(s) Bobbi SanFillipo (ex-girlfriend)
Catherine Romano (ex-girlfriend)

Corrado John Soprano, Jr., played by Dominic Chianese, is a fictional character on the HBO TV series The Sopranos. Usually referred to as "Uncle Junior" or "Uncle Jun'", he is the mentor and part-time father figure for mob boss Tony Soprano. A younger Corrado sometimes appears in flashbacks and is played by Rocco Sisto. Image File history File links JuniorSoprano. ... Episode chronology Pilot is the first episode of the HBO original series The Sopranos. ... Episode chronology Made in America is the 86th and final episode of the HBO original series The Sopranos, the ninth episode of the second half of sixth season. ... David Chase (born David DeCesare—although some sources list his birth name as David Del Cesare—August 22, 1945) is an American screenwriter, director, and producer best known as the creator and head writer of the highly acclaimed HBO series The Sopranos. ... Dominic Chianese (born February 24, 1931) in Bronx, New York, is an Italian-American actor and performer. ... It has been suggested that List of godfathers be merged into this article or section. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A caporegime (sometimes shortened to capo) is a term used in the Mafia for a high ranking member of a crime family who heads a crew (or group) of soldiers. ... Retirement is the status of a worker who has stopped working. ... The following is a listing of fictional characters from the HBO series, The Sopranos that are friends or family of the Sopranos. ... Anthony John Soprano, Sr. ... Information Aliases Parvati Wasatch Gender Female Age 49 Occupation Housewife Family Johnny Boy Soprano (father) Livia Soprano (mother) Tony Soprano (brother) Barbara Soprano Giglione (sister) Carmela Soprano (sister-in-law) Anthony Soprano, Jr. ... The following is a listing of fictional characters from the HBO series, The Sopranos that are friends or family of the Sopranos. ... Livia Soprano. ... The following is a listing of fictional characters from the HBO series, The Sopranos that are friends or family of the Sopranos. ... A fictional character is any person, persona, identity, or entity whose existence originates from a work of fiction. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... TV redirects here. ... This article is about the television series. ... Anthony John Soprano, Sr. ...


Biography

Junior is Tony Soprano's uncle: Junior's younger brother was John Francis "Johnny Boy" Soprano, Tony's father. Both Junior and Johnny Boy dropped out of high school to join the DiMeo Crime Family. Junior and Johnny Boy were responsible for acquiring longtime Soprano asset, Satriale's Meat Market from the eponymous Mr. Satriale. Satriale had a gambling problem and eventually committed suicide, leaving the place in the Soprano brothers' hands because of his debts. Junior harboured some resentment towards his brother, who was "made" before he was despite being the younger of the two. Junior always watched after Tony, but after Johnny Boy's death from emphysema, Junior became Tony's surrogate father. Junior acted as Tony's leader and mentor, helping him rise through the ranks. However Junior also had some resentment for Tony's fast ascendancy as a star of the family that he had spent his whole life working in. He is based on New Jersey mobster Joseph Sodono. The following is a listing of fictional characters from the HBO series, The Sopranos that are friends or family of the Sopranos. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Gamble redirects here. ... For other uses, see Suicide (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


Following the arrest of DiMeo family boss Eckley DiMeo in late 1995, Junior got into a trucking dispute with new Acting boss Jackie Aprile, Sr. He fled to Boca Raton to avoid any repercussions but his nephew, Tony arranged a sit down through Soprano soldier Sal "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero to solve the problem. Boca Raton is a city located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Salvatore Big Pussy Bonpensiero (not to be confused with a fellow New Jersey mobster, Little Pussy Malanga) is a fictional mobster played by Vincent Pastore on the HBO TV series, The Sopranos. ...


In the opening episode, Junior planned to kill "Little Pussy" Malanga in Vesuvio, a restaurant owned by Tony's friend, Artie Bucco. Tony tried to prevent this, eventually resorting to fire bombing the restaurant to force its closure so the hit would happen elsewhere. The following is a listing of fictional characters from the HBO series The Sopranos that are associated with the DiMeo/Soprano Crime Family. ... Information Aliases Artie Gender Male Age late 40s Occupation Restaurateur Title Owner and head chef of Nuovo Vesuvio Relationships Charmaine Bucco (wife) Children Chiara Bucco (daughter) Melissa Bucco (daughter) Arthur Art Bucco III (son) Portrayed by John Ventimiglia Created by David Chase Arthur Artie Bucco, played by John Ventimiglia, is...


Upon Jackie's death, Tony and Junior squabbled over control of the family. Brendan Filone, an associate of Tony's crew, was killed by Junior's right hand man, Mikey Palmice. Eventually, they reached a compromise. Although Junior technically became the boss, Tony really ran the show, using Junior as a front to distract law enforcement with the agreement of the other caporegimes. The following is a listing of fictional characters from the HBO series The Sopranos that are associated with the DiMeo/Soprano Crime Family. ... For the band, see The Police. ...


Junior and Tony argued again when Tony made reference to Junior's sexual relationship with a longtime friend, prompting Junior to end the association. Tony also upset Junior by placing his mother, Livia Soprano, into the Green Grove retirement community. Resentful, Livia tried to take advantage of both of their grudges and gave Junior the go ahead to kill Tony. She prompted the action by revealing Tony's visits to Dr. Melfi, a therapist. However, the hit failed and Tony used the situation to cut Junior out of the loop in the family almost completely by arranging for Junior's top trigger men, Mikey Palmice and Chucky Signore to be assassinated. Junior was arrested on federal racketeering charges at the same time. Livia Soprano. ... This article is about a fictional character from The Sopranos. ... The following is a listing of fictional characters from the HBO series The Sopranos that are associated with the DiMeo/Soprano Crime Family. ... The following is a listing of fictional characters from the HBO series The Sopranos that are associated with the DiMeo/Soprano Crime Family. ...


This cut Junior's ability to pull another attack and sent his former crew into turmoil. Junior's underboss, Beppy Sasso, was arrested at the same time as Junior. Junior's replacement capo, Philly "Spoons" Parisi, couldn't keep his mouth shut about the conflict between Tony and his Uncle and also Livia's involvement, so Tony had him killed. Finally, Tony moved two soldiers from Junior's crew, Patsy Parisi and Gigi Cestone, over to his crew. This left Junior the aging Murf Lupo as capo and Beppy Scerbo and Bobby "Bacala" Baccalieri as soldiers. Through Bobby, Tony informed Junior that while he could keep the title of Boss, almost all of his businesses were forfeited, and Tony would only let him keep a 5% tribute, which would be (barely) enough to live on. The following is a listing of fictional characters from the HBO series The Sopranos that are associated with the DiMeo/Soprano Crime Family. ... The following is a listing of fictional characters from the HBO series The Sopranos that are associated with the DiMeo/Soprano Crime Family. ... Pasquale Patsy Parisi, played by Dan Grimaldi, is a fictional character on the HBO TV series The Sopranos. ... The following is a listing of fictional characters from the HBO series The Sopranos that are associated with the DiMeo/Soprano Crime Family. ... The following is a listing of fictional characters from the HBO series The Sopranos that are associated with the DiMeo/Soprano Crime Family. ... The following is a listing of fictional characters from the HBO series The Sopranos that are associated with the DiMeo/Soprano Crime Family. ... Robert Bobby Bacala Baccalieri, Jr. ...


Soon, Junior was released from jail and placed under house arrest while awaiting trial, after his attorney convinced the judge that Junior was much sicker than he actually was. This mimicks the real life tactics of Genovese crime family mob boss Vincent Gigante who feined mental illness to avoid federal prosecution. While he was under house arrest, Soprano captain Richie Aprile was released from prison, and actively sought Junior's friendship. Soon, Junior found himself at the epicenter of a growing power struggle between Richie and Tony, with Richie wishing to assume Tony's position as "street boss." Junior was extremely conflicted over which side to favor, but eventually decided that while Tony could be selfish and impulsive, Richie simply did not have the respect of the family members, and his violent and brutish tendencies could mean the end of the family itself. Junior finally told Tony of Richie's plans against him. Grateful for the warning, Tony increased by half (5% to 7.5%) Junior's percentage of his former businesses, and the two (more or less) buried the hatchet. The Genovese crime family is one of the Five Families that controls organized crime activities in New York City, USA, within the nationwide criminal phenomenon known as the Mafia (or Cosa Nostra). ... Vincent The Chin Gigante (March 29, 1928 – December 19, 2005) was a New York mobster who headed the Genovese crime family. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


During this time, Bobby Bacala became Junior's replacement right-hand man and closest confidant. Bobby accompanied Junior on hospital visits during his battles with stomach cancer, which he eventually overcame. Junior tried to warn Bobby not to get involved with his niece, Janice, after the death of Bobby's wife, but Janice persisted and Bobby and Janice eventually got married. Information Aliases Parvati Wasatch Gender Female Age 49 Occupation Housewife Family Johnny Boy Soprano (father) Livia Soprano (mother) Tony Soprano (brother) Barbara Soprano Giglione (sister) Carmela Soprano (sister-in-law) Anthony Soprano, Jr. ...


Junior found various ways to get around his house arrest—using his doctor's office to conduct business (until the feds placed an agent there posing as a nurse) and attending as many funerals and family functions as possible.


Although Tony considered him to be arrogant and incompetent as a boss, he has often turned to Junior as the voice of experience. Although Junior has survived cancer and prison, the toll of a series of 'mini-strokes' and the confinement of house arrest has since left him confused, depressed, and increasingly dependent on family care and support. For other uses, see Stroke (disambiguation). ... On the Threshold of Eternity. ...


In season six of The Sopranos, Junior's dementia has worsened over the two year interval, as he becomes paranoid that his long-deceased enemy, "Little Pussy" Malanga, is after him. Tony, however, refuses to put his uncle in a nursing home, feeling obligated to care for Junior himself with the aid of his sisters and Bobby. The decision proves nearly fatal. Tony arrives at Junior's house one evening and finds that his uncle is missing his false teeth. Tony sends Junior upstairs to look for the missing teeth while Tony prepares dinner for his uncle. When Junior hears Tony's voice from downstairs telling him that dinner is ready, his dementia kicks in once again. Junior descends the stairs and, believing his nephew to be Malanga, shoots Tony in the abdomen. Panicking, Junior runs upstairs, hiding away in his bedroom closet while Tony struggles to dial 911 before losing consciousness. For other uses, see Dementia (disambiguation). ... The following is a listing of fictional characters from the HBO series The Sopranos that are associated with the DiMeo/Soprano Crime Family. ... This article is about the year 911 A.D.. For the emergency telephone number, see 9-1-1. ...


Junior was arrested and taken into Federal custody over the shooting, but his lawyer secured him a release into a mental institution, claiming he is currently unfit to stand trial. Tony is apparently unaware of this, having refused all contact with, or even mention of, his uncle since the shooting. Junior remains confused and distressed by proceedings and denies that he could have deliberately attacked his own nephew. Junior's dementia has progressed to such a state that when his grand-nephew A.J. Soprano visited him with the intention of killing him as revenge, Junior did not recognize the danger he was in. A psychiatric hospital (also called a mental hospital or asylum) is a hospital specializing in the treatment of persons with mental illness. ... This article is about a fictional character from The Sopranos. ...


In the Wyckoff therapeutic center, Junior began to put portions of his old life back together. He still collects weekly payments from his organizations and is occasionally visited by Pat Blundetto and Beppy Scerbo, where he delusionally tells them that he expects an apology from Tony over his commitment. Within the walls of the home, Junior behaves like a typical Mafia chieftain; bribing orderlies, organizing card games and physically abusing rivals. A young Chinese-American looks up to Junior as a mentor and father figure. However, after Junior loses control of his bladder, the center's administrators conclude that he is ditching his medications. Junior is confronted with the choice of either taking the medication that will make him docile or being moved to (probably) a less pleasant facility. Junior agrees to take the medication. The result is numbing as he loses his aggressiveness and personality. Junior is badly beaten by his would-be protegeé who is angered to lose Junior as a mentor. In the final scene of "Remember When" Junior stews, sitting silently and petting a cat. Map highlighting Wyckoffs location within Bergen County. ... The following is a listing of fictional characters from the HBO series The Sopranos that are associated with the DiMeo/Soprano Crime Family. ... The following is a listing of fictional characters from the HBO series The Sopranos that are associated with the DiMeo/Soprano Crime Family. ... Remember When is the 80th episode of the HBO original series, The Sopranos. ...


In the episode The Blue Comet, Janice approached Tony while he is draining his pool. She tells him that their Uncle has run out of money, and will be removed from the Wyckoff therapeutic center unless someone helps him out, with her strongly implying that Tony should step in because she and Bobby don't have the money to help significantly. Tony shows no sympathy for Junior, and offers a single five dollar bill to Janice, an insulting gesture designed to demonstrate his indifference to Junior's predicament. Janice walks away without accepting the derisive offer, and leaves after Tony tells her that he is finished with Bobby over Bobby's support for her plan, as Tony goes back to cleaning the pool. Episode chronology The Blue Comet is the 85th episode of the HBO original series, The Sopranos. ... Information Aliases Parvati Wasatch Gender Female Age 49 Occupation Housewife Family Johnny Boy Soprano (father) Livia Soprano (mother) Tony Soprano (brother) Barbara Soprano Giglione (sister) Carmela Soprano (sister-in-law) Anthony Soprano, Jr. ... Anthony John Soprano, Sr. ... Map highlighting Wyckoffs location within Bergen County. ... The five dollar bill is a common denomination of a number of currencies. ...


In the final episode, "Made in America", Janice visits Junior at a state facility, his home since being removed from the Wyckoff facility. He calls her Livia, her mother's name. He also thinks Janice's daughter is actually Janice. She tries to tell him that his former soldier Bobby Bacala is dead, but he doesn't comprehend. Tony later visits a now sick and feeble Junior for the first time since the shooting. Junior recognizes him as someone he used to play catch with, remembering playing with Tony as a child. Tony tries to remind Junior of who he was, and even who his brother was, but sadly Junior cannot remember. Tony tells him that he and his father used to run all of north Jersey, "this thing of us" (meaning cosa nostra), to which Junior simply smiles and replies, "Well that's nice." A frustrated and visually saddened Tony finally knows Junior is in an advanced stage of dementia and that no revenge he could take on Junior for the shooting would top his uncle's rapid descent towards total disability and death. Tony simply looks at Junior then proceeds to leave his wheelchair-bound uncle without even saying a final goodbye. Episode chronology Made in America is the 86th and final episode of the HBO original series The Sopranos, the ninth episode of the second half of sixth season. ... This article is about a fictional character from The Sopranos. ... For other uses, see Dementia (disambiguation). ...


Junior owns a black 1995 Lincoln Town Car which appears during Series 1-5, his deputies Mikey Palmice and later Bobby Baccalieri chauffeur him around in it. The Lincoln Town Car is a rear wheel drive full-size luxury sedan and serves as the flagship of Fords Lincoln luxury car division. ...


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Tony Soprano - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3752 words)
In the premiere of the 2006 season, Junior Soprano, suffering from dementia, believes Tony to be "Little Pussy" Malanga and shoots him in the abdomen.
For example, in The Sopranos (Pilot episode) it is learned that that he bid on and had won a JFK "captain's" hat that he was very proud of and did not want to come to harm.
Tony's derives a sense of worth from his sporting ability -he was hurt when Junior disparaged his skill at football in front of his female cousins and has a recurring dream where his old football coach chastises him for being unprepared.
HBO: Corrado "Junior" Soprano, played by Dominic Chianese: The Sopranos (500 words)
Corrado Soprano, Jr., AKA Uncle Junior, is the son of Corrado and Mariangela D'Agostino Soprano, Italian immigrants who came over from the town of Ariano in 1911.
Junior had two younger brothers: Giovanni (AKA Johnny Boy), who was Tony's father and Ercoli (AKA Eckley), who was mentally retarded and spent most of his life in an institution.
Junior has no children of his own - he's never been married - and he spent a lot of quality time with Tony while he was growing up.
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