Paulie Gualtieri

Paulie Gualtieri
The Sopranos character
Paulie Gualtieri.jpg
Tony Sirico as Paulie Gualtieri
First appearance"The Sopranos" (1999)
Last appearanceThe Many Saints of Newark (2021)
Created byDavid Chase
Portrayed byTony Sirico
Billy Magnussen (The Many Saints of Newark)
In-universe information
Full namePeter Paul Gualtieri
Alias
  • Clarence[1]
  • Ted Hughes[2]
  • Mr. Walters
Nickname
Title
OccupationFormer waste management executive of Barone Sanitation
"Professional Investor" as listed on his tax forms
Family
  • Nucci Gualtieri (adoptive mother, biological aunt)
  • Gerry Gualtieri (adoptive brother, biological cousin)
  • Rose Gualtieri (adoptive sister, biological cousin)
Relatives
  • Russ (biological father)
  • Dottie Gualtieri (biological mother, "aunt")
  • Marianucci "Nucci" Gualtieri (aunt)
  • Paulie Germani ("nephew")
  • Mary Gualtieri (aunt)
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Peter Paul "Paulie Walnuts" Gualtieri is a fictional character portrayed by Tony Sirico on the HBO series The Sopranos, one of the chief henchmen of series protagonist Tony Soprano. Sirico originally auditioned for the role of Uncle Junior with Frank Vincent, but Dominic Chianese landed the role. David Chase instead offered him the role of playing Paulie Gualtieri, Sirico agreed under the condition that his character would not "become a rat."[3][4] Paulie begins the series as a soldier, later becoming a caporegime in the DiMeo crime family.[5] He is violent, impulsive, and paranoid, but he is also ultimately loyal to Tony, making him a valued member of the organization. Billy Magnussen portrays a young Paulie Gualtieri in the 2021 prequel film, The Many Saints of Newark.

  1. ^ Ep. 1.09 "Boca"
  2. ^ Ep. 2.22 "From Where to Eternity"
  3. ^ "How Tony Sirico's Criminal Past Prepared Him To Play Paulie Walnuts On 'The Sopranos'". Uproxx. Christian Long. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Will Tony Flip? Is Paulie a Rat? 'New York' Staffers Predict the 'Sopranos' Finale, Part II". Vulture. June 8, 2007. Retrieved November 14, 2013.
  5. ^ "HBO: Tony Soprano". HBO. Archived from the original on 2008-07-08. Retrieved 2019-09-25.

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