Law & Order
Meets The Sopranos

"The first half is a murder mystery. The second half is a moral mystery"
- Dick Wolf, series creator

Last modified: 10-08-02

In the criminal justice system there are three separate yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate crime; the district attorneys, who prosecute the offenders; and the actors who appear on both Law & Order and The Sopranos. These are their stories.

Actors are listed here alphabetically, along with their character on The Sopranos, followed by the episodes in which they appear in Law & Order.

Jerry Adler (Herman "Hesh" Rabkin, long time advisor of the Sopranos)
7-136, "ID," Judge Nathan Parks, harrasses Jamie and is eventually taken off of case

Sharon Angela (Rosalie "Ro" Aprile, Jackie Aprile's widow and Jackie Jr.'s mother)
4-070, "Profile," Brenda McCarthy
6-118, "Paranoia," Doris
7-141, "Deadbeat," Delia

Dominic Chianese (Corrado "Junior" Soprano, Tony's uncle)
1-021, "Sonata for a Solo Organ," Defense Attorney Dan Rubell
5-109, "Purple Heart," Judge Paul Kaylin
8-165, "Shadow," Judge Paul Kaylin
10-208, "DNR," Bobby Ward

Tony Darrow (boss and ally of Tony's)
2-033, "His Hour Upon the Stage," Mario Forcelli
6-126, "Encore," Joey Giabone

Edie Falco (Carmela Soprano, Tony's wife)
Defense Attorney Sally Bell (recurring character)

John Fiore (Gigi Cestone, Captain in Tony's crew, died a la Elvis in Season 3)
Detective Anthony "Tony" Profaci (recurring character seasons 1 through 9)

Dan Grimaldi (Patsy "It won't be cinematic" Parisi, twin brother of deceased Philly Parisi)
2-026, "Asylum," Counterman
3-065, "Manhood," Jerry Kerwin
5-097, "Scandal," Carl Piselli
8-174, "Carrier," Joseph Margini
11-253, "Deep Vote," Albert Benado, mobster who hired hitman

John Heard (Vin Makasian, detective who did jobs for Tony to pay off gambling debts - now dead)
4-087, "Doubles," Mitch Burke, victim's father
10-208, "DNR," Mr. Grobman, victim's husband and defendant

Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltasanti, in Tony's crew, made man beginning of season 3)
6-129, "Atonement," Johnny Stivers, defendant

Dick Latessa (Father L'Oiseau, priest presiding over Jackie Aprile, Jr.'s funeral)
1-006, "Everybody's Favorite Bagman," Conti
3-061, "Conduct Unbecoming," Admiral Miles Coty
7-149, "Judgment in L.A.: D-Girl,"

Robert LuPone (Dr. Cusamano, Tony's next door neighbor, referred Tony to Dr. Melfi)
1-007, "By Hooker, By Crook," Kurtz (pool player, leads police to prostitute)
4-079, "Breeder," William Wendyll, adoption attorney
9-194, "Hunters,"  Mark Branson

Nancy Marchand (Livia Soprano, Tony's mother, deceased - note: Ms. Marchand is now deceased)
2-036, "Blood Is Thicker," Barbara Ryder

David Margulies (Neil Mink, Tony's attorney)
1-013, "A Death in the Family," Mr. Simpson, defense attorney
3-064, "Securitate," Tommy Inescu, defendant's employee
5-103, "Seed," infertility doctor, defendant

Kathrine Narducci (Charmaine Bucco, Arte's wife - not a fan of Tony's)
4-084, "Mayhem," Louisa Kathryn D'Angelo, defendant
7-145, "Menace," Mrs. Marsh, wife of witness
8-172, "Faccia a Faccia," Vicky Grant, shooter

Daniel Oreskes (Principal Cincotta, of Verbum Dei Academy, expels Tony's son in Season 3 finale)
5-111, "Pride," Durban Campaign Manager
7-136, "I.D.," Jack Maslin
8-175, "Stalker," Mr. Wilson
11-253, "Deep Vote," Jeffrey Waites, cousin of victim

Vincent Pastore (Big Pussy Bompensiero, in Tony's crew - now dead)
3-049, "Wedded Bliss," Dominick of Garden State Police Supply
4-082, "Big Bang," Jack, superintendent of victim's building
5-098, "House Counsel," John Joseph Furini, soldier in the Dosso crime family
7-141, "Deadbeat," Jimmy Pogosian, car dealer who visits victim's hotel room

Frank Pellegrino (Agent Cubitoso)
5-109, "Purple Heart," Mr. Contini
9-200, "Tabula Rasa," Tony

Molly Regan (Carol Arthur, season 2)
8-179, "Damaged," Mrs. Davenport
11-241, "Teenage Wasteland," Mrs. Regan

Michael Rispoli (Jackie Aprile, Tony's best friend and mob boss who died of cancer)
8-172, "Faccia a Faccia," Johnny DeMayo

Saundra Santiago (Jeannie Cusamano, Tony's next door neighbor)
3-052, "Prince of Darkness," Sandra Alvaro, perp's girlfriend, murdered at end of episode while in prison

Al Sapienza (Mikey Palmice, worked for Junior - now dead)
9-197, "Harm," Scott Shea
11-235, "Burn Baby Burn,"

Paul Schulze (Father Phil, the Sopranos' priest)
3-051, "Self Defense," Garfield
3-057, "Night and Fog," EMS Medic
3-059, "Mother Love," CSU Tech Horen
5-096, "Virtue," Randall

Aida Turturro (Janice "Pravati" Soprano, Tony's sister)
1-005, "Happily Ever After," Carmen
5-091, "Blue Bamboo," cocktail waitress
7-136, "I.D.," receptionist ("She looks like someone I might have talked to.")

John Ventimigli (Arte Bucco, owner of Vesuvio's restaurant)
5-092, "Family Values," Gaydos
6-112, "Bitter Fruit," Nick Capetti, defendant, murdered in courtroom by victim's mother
9-183, "DWB," Officer Frank Dietrick

Dick Wolf quoted by Bill Carter, "Stars Come and Go, but Law & Order Just Gets Stronger," New York Times, February 19, 1997.