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Sal "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero

Played by Vincent Pastore

"Sometimes you gotta do things you don't want to...If you're lookin' for a purpose in life, doin' what's right is your purpose."

The big brother Tony never had. Heavy-set and gregarious, he values family above all else and has a special knack with kids. That doesn't mean he?s a pushover. He made his bones with Johnny Boy Soprano's crew, and rumor has it he acquired his nickname because he was once a cat burglar. (The "Big" was appended to distinguish him from another wise guy with a feline moniker, Little Pussy Malenga.)