Sean Gismonte

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Sean Gismonte

Sean Gismonte (right), with Matthew Bevilaqua and Christopher Moltisanti

Gismonte on right
First appearance "Guy Walks Into a Psychiatrist's Office..." (episode 2.01)
Last appearance "Full Leather Jacket" (episode 2.08) (death)
Created by David Chase
Portrayed by Chris Tardio
Aliases "Gis"
"Gismonte with a 'G'"
Gender Male
Title Associate of the Soprano crew in the DiMeo crime family
Relatives Louis "Lou" Gismonte (cousin)

Sean Gismonte, played by Chris Tardio, is a fictional character on the HBO TV series The Sopranos.


Sean Gismonte aka Gis is an associate of the Soprano crime family. He was Matthew Bevilaqua's partner in crime and an associate in the Tony Soprano/Gualtieri crew in 2000. Sean and Matt were from West Orange, New Jersey. Sean's ambition was to impress his superiors in order to move up the ranks with his best friend, Matt. He is a cousin of Louis Gismonte, a convict who spent time in the license plate workshop with Richie Aprile. Like his friend and associate Matt, Sean earned a brokerage degree from Pace University. They worked under Christopher Moltisanti at a stock firm assigned to push Webistics, selling shares in the company to naive clients to pump the share price before Soprano crew members dumped their shares for a profit. While at the brokerage they got into trouble with Chris for stealing other brokers' cars and beating a broker who sold other stocks. Matt and Sean also took part in the Soprano family's picket busting efforts at Massarone construction. Sean worked the executive card game along with Matt, which they found to be a demeaning experience. Led by Christopher, Matt and Sean broke several bank safes although they had to pay a large percentage of the cash to Tony. Bevilaqua and Gismonte both tried to impress Tony in the Bada Bing restroom but angered him by speaking candidly about a "taste" of money they were giving him. Gismonte then blames Bevilaqua for making him do all the talking.

After these jobs, they felt they were getting nowhere under Christopher and decided they needed to take decisive action to move up in the ranks of the family. They planned a hit on Chris in order to get recognized by Richie Aprile, who they knew disliked Chris for striking his niece, Adriana, however it is revealed that Richie wouldn't have approved had he known. Matt and Sean pulled a drive-by hit as Chris left the Skyways Diner in Kearny. Sean shot Christopher multiple times but then Matt abruptly ran out of the car and Christopher retaliated. Sean attempted to follow Matt but his seatbelt was stuck and he could not escape. Christopher then fired off a shot that hit Sean in the head, killing him instantly. That Sean could not undo his seatbelt is a mishap that connects back to the episode "D-Girl", where Livia Soprano comments to AJ Soprano that everyone is destined to die alone through a story about teens being incinerated in a car because they could not unlatch the seatbelts. Given the fact that Matt was killed the night after Sean was, Sean was killed on the afternoon of April 28, 2000.

After death[edit]

After Sean's fate, a few agents try to question Tony's crew about Sean and Matt, but are brushed off, as they'd rather exact vengeance on their own rather than working with law enforcement. In the hospital, an agent explains to Tony that the shooters were "Gismonte, with a 'G'" and "That Bevilaqua Kid". Matt is later located by Pussy and Tony, who proceed to interrogate him. Matt vainly attempts to blame Sean for the entire ordeal since he was already dead, but Tony and Pussy still execute him.