Paulie Gualtieri

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Peter Paul "Paulie Walnuts" Gualtieri is a fictional character portrayed by Tony Sirico on the HBO series The Sopranos.wikipedia
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Anthony Sirico
Peter Paul "Paulie Walnuts" Gualtieri is a fictional character portrayed by Tony Sirico on the HBO series The Sopranos.
Gennaro Anthony Sirico Jr. (born July 29, 1942) is an American actor, best known for his role as Paul "Paulie Walnuts" Gualtieri in The Sopranos and various roles in the films of Woody Allen.

The Sopranos

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Peter Paul "Paulie Walnuts" Gualtieri is a fictional character portrayed by Tony Sirico on the HBO series The Sopranos.
Tony Sirico has a criminal background, and he signed on to play Paulie Walnuts so long as his character was not to be a "rat".

Tony Soprano

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One of the chief henchmen of series protagonist Tony Soprano, Paulie begins the series as a soldato, later becoming a caporegime and eventually underboss of the DiMeo crime family.
Under the tutelage of his father's friend Paulie "Walnuts" Gualtieri, he committed his first murder in 1982 at the age of 22, killing a small-time bookie named Willie Overall.

Big Pussy Bonpensiero

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Other tasks he performs are retrieving a stolen car (with Salvatore "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero), torturing a hotel co-owner so the crew can own 25% of the business, and extorting a soccer coach by giving him an unwanted free TV.
Big Pussy was a longtime close friend and mob enforcer for Tony Soprano, and was also shown to be close friends with fellow DiMeo crime family mobsters Paulie "Paulie Walnuts" Gualtieri, Silvio Dante, and was once a close friend to Tony's uncle Corrado "Junior" Soprano.

List of The Sopranos characters in the Soprano crime family

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One of the chief henchmen of series protagonist Tony Soprano, Paulie begins the series as a soldato, later becoming a caporegime and eventually underboss of the DiMeo crime family. In the episode "From Where to Eternity," while Chris is in the hospital recovering from the bullet wounds caused by Matthew Bevilaqua and Sean Gismonte's failed assassination attempt, when Chris becomes clinically dead for a few minutes after his heart stops while in his comatose state, he has a morphine-induced dream in which he visits Hell and sees his deceased father [[List of characters from The Sopranos in the Soprano crime family#Richard "Dickie" Moltisanti|"Dickie" Moltisanti]] along with his deceased former best friend Brendan Filone and Mikey Palmice, who had slain Brendan. In "Remember When", Paulie and Tony leave for Miami to lie low while the FBI investigate the case of Tony's first murder victim, Willie Overall.
Tony's transition into captain was aided by the loyalty of Bonpensiero, longtime Soprano soldier Peter Paul "Paulie Walnuts" Gualtieri, and childhood friend Silvio Dante.

I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano

In the first season finale, "I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano," Tony tells his crew that he had been in therapy for almost a year, when Paulie reveals that he too had seen a therapist, from whom he "learned some coping skills."
At the Bada Bing, Tony informs Chris, Silvio, and Paulie that it was indeed Junior who took out the hit on him.

Christopher Moltisanti

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In Tony's brief and bloody war with Corrado "Junior" Soprano's crew, following Junior's attempt on Tony's life, Paulie is assigned the hit on Junior's consigliere Mikey Palmice, with Christopher Moltisanti.
This leads to friction with his new capo Paulie Gualtieri, culminating in the Pine Barrens incident and although they make an uneasy truce, they clash again on several occasions.

From Where to Eternity

In the episode "From Where to Eternity," while Chris is in the hospital recovering from the bullet wounds caused by Matthew Bevilaqua and Sean Gismonte's failed assassination attempt, when Chris becomes clinically dead for a few minutes after his heart stops while in his comatose state, he has a morphine-induced dream in which he visits Hell and sees his deceased father [[List of characters from The Sopranos in the Soprano crime family#Richard "Dickie" Moltisanti|"Dickie" Moltisanti]] along with his deceased former best friend Brendan Filone and Mikey Palmice, who had slain Brendan.
Conscious again, though heavily medicated with morphine, he asks to see Tony and Paulie.

List of The Sopranos characters in the Lupertazzi crime family

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During his four months in jail, he communicates with John "Johnny Sack" Sacramoni, the underboss of New York's Lupertazzi crime family, while under the false impression that he could earn a place with them.
Tony and Paulie Gualtieri had a sit-down with Butch, Albie, and Little Carmine, brokered by New York Boss George Paglieri, to negotiate a peace.

List of The Sopranos characters – Friends and family

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When he was seventeen, he officially became an enforcer/bodyguard for [[List of characters from The Sopranos - friends and family#John Francis "Johnny Boy" Soprano|Johnny Soprano]], He later moved to West Orange, New Jersey as an adult.
She was terrorized by Paulie Gualtieri when he drove his Cadillac CTS through their front yard in retaliation for Christopher throwing Paulie's nephew Little Paulie Germani out of an upstairs window.

Bobby Baccalieri

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The next morning, they are rescued by Tony and Bobby Baccalieri, but Tony is disappointed at Paulie's failure to complete such an easy task.
He bore no lasting grudges against Paulie Gualtieri or Christopher Moltisanti, who carried out these hits, and appeared briefly looking delighted on the day Christopher became a made man.

The Fleshy Part of the Thigh

In "The Fleshy Part of the Thigh," Paulie learns that his dying aunt Dotty, a Sisters of Christian Charity nun, was actually his mother.
While watching the fight, Paulie laments that everyone is alone, like the boxers; Schwinn argues, "Nothing is separate; everything is connected."

Johnny Sack

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During his four months in jail, he communicates with John "Johnny Sack" Sacramoni, the underboss of New York's Lupertazzi crime family, while under the false impression that he could earn a place with them.
Johnny cultivated a friendship with Paulie Gualtieri, making use of him as a source of information about Soprano family business.

Mikey Palmice

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In Tony's brief and bloody war with Corrado "Junior" Soprano's crew, following Junior's attempt on Tony's life, Paulie is assigned the hit on Junior's consigliere Mikey Palmice, with Christopher Moltisanti. In the episode "From Where to Eternity," while Chris is in the hospital recovering from the bullet wounds caused by Matthew Bevilaqua and Sean Gismonte's failed assassination attempt, when Chris becomes clinically dead for a few minutes after his heart stops while in his comatose state, he has a morphine-induced dream in which he visits Hell and sees his deceased father [[List of characters from The Sopranos in the Soprano crime family#Richard "Dickie" Moltisanti|"Dickie" Moltisanti]] along with his deceased former best friend Brendan Filone and Mikey Palmice, who had slain Brendan.
Christopher and Paulie Gualtieri chase Palmice down while he is jogging, kill him, and leave his body in the forest.

The Ride (The Sopranos)

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In "The Ride", Paulie is responsible for organizing the annual festivities at the Feast of St. Elzear.
In preparation for the annual Feast of Elzéar of Sabran, Paulie and Patsy visit their local church and learn that the new priest, Father José, wants to raise the fee provided to the parish to $50,000.

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Things get heated when Paulie and Patsy Parisi show up unexpectedly at Christopher's apartment to get a take of Chris's loot.
This was Tony's first murder, which Paulie Gualtieri also played a part in.

Moe n' Joe

In "Moe N' Joe," Paulie tells Tony that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Paulie calls Tony to deliver the news, and also reveals that he is having radiotherapy for early stage prostate cancer.

Stage 5 (The Sopranos)

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He states in "Stage 5," that he beat the cancer, after learning of Johnny Sack's death from lung cancer.

Remember When (The Sopranos)

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In "Remember When", Paulie and Tony leave for Miami to lie low while the FBI investigate the case of Tony's first murder victim, Willie Overall.
Tony and Paulie drive to Miami to lie low until the heat blows over.

Walk Like a Man (The Sopranos)

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In "Walk like a Man", Paulie's nephew, Little Paulie, is beaten by Chris and thrown out a second-story window.
Christopher and Paulie are selling stolen power tools through Chris' [[List of characters from The Sopranos – friends and family#Alphonse .22Al.22 Lombardo|father-in-law]]'s hardware store and dividing the take, but Chris is seeing the others in the crew less than before.

Kennedy and Heidi

In "Kennedy and Heidi", Paulie is left surprisingly grief-stricken when Chris is killed, reflecting that their arguments over money and respect were trivial and that he should have been nicer to him in life.
He and Carmela make an appearance at the wake of Paulie's adoptive mother Nucci, who has died of a stroke; Paulie is angered by the poor attendance.

Made in America (The Sopranos)

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In the final episode "Made in America", Tony asks Paulie to take over the old Aprile crew.
Carlo goes missing; Paulie fears he may have become an informant after his son Jason was arrested on a drugs charge.

Bada Bing!

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A party is thrown at the Bada Bing when Paulie is released, but his wavering loyalty only serves to accelerate his marginalization.

Mayham

Paulie's reputation for withholding money from his payments "up the ladder" is observed in "Mayham."
On a tip from Vito, Paulie and a member of his crew, Cary DiBartolo, attempt to burglarize an apartment belonging to Colombian drug dealers in Newark, New Jersey.

A Hit Is a Hit

Paulie, Chris, and Pussy kill a drug dealer as a warning to his organization to stay away from the ports in Newark, which is DiMeo family territory.