Little Carmine Lupertazzi
Played by Ray Abruzzo
"I am reminded of Louis the whatever's finance minister...he built this chateau ? Nicole and I saw it when we went to Paris ? it even outshone Versailles, where the king lived. In the end, Louis clapped him in irons."
Tony refers to him as "Brainless the Second" and, truth be told, Carmine Lupertazzi, Jr. (AKA Little Carmine) is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. Although he comes from the same background as the other wise guys, Little Carmine fancies himself a sophisticate, peppering his speech with big (and often mispronounced) words to demonstrate his worldliness. Although he may seem buffoonish, as the oldest son and namesake of the don of New York, he's not someone who can be easily dismissed.
Little Carmine loves his father very much, although it bothers him that Carmine, Sr. often treats him like he's still a child. Whether or not Little Carmine is aware of it, his dad's underboss is his chief rival. Johnny chafes at the prospect of having to take orders from "that disgusting, fucking, cocksucking idiot son" of his boss. But even though Little Carmine is far less qualified than Johnny and has been removed from the New York scene for a number of years (he lives in Miami), as Carmine's blood he's the heir apparent.