Ralph "Ralphie" Cifaretto, played by Joe Pantoliano, is a fictional character on the HBO TV series The Sopranos. Reaching the rank of Caporegime of the Aprile Crew in the DiMeo crime family, under the regime of Tony Soprano and Corrado "Junior" Soprano, Cifaretto was quite intelligent and excellent at making money; however, Ralph had many negative attributes which often raised the ire of virtually everyone he associated with. Ralph was cunning, utterly remorseless, sadistic, callous, nefarious and above all highly unpredictable and violently unstable. Ralph was in many ways the most diabolical and sociopathic member of the entire Soprano crew. Unlike his peers, Ralph affected a Preppy style of dress, usually wearing brown or tan suits and striped Ralph Lauren dress shirts, and also wore his hair in an unusual style parted in the middle. This image, though, was somewhat undercut by his exceptionally nasal New Jersey accent and his crude behavior.