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|First appearance||"For All Debts Public and Private" (episode 4.01)|
|Occupation||President of Spatafore Construction|
|Title||Capo of the Altieri/Gervasi crew in the DiMeo Crime Family|
|Family||Burt Gervasi (cousin)|
|Children||Jason Gervasi (son) James Gervasi (son)|
|Portrayed by||Arthur J. Nascarella|
|Created by||David Chase|
Gervasi is the captain of Jimmy Altieri's old crew. Gervasi runs the Bloomfield Avenue casino, and is involved in and/or in charge of the family's dealings with the port hijackings. In Season 6, Carlo attended two celebration dinners at Nuovo Vesuvio, first when his cousin Burt Gervasi became a made man and a second for Christopher Moltisanti's belated bachelor party. When Bobby Bacala was injured, Gervasi visited him in the hospital and passed his collections up to an indifferent Tony Soprano.
Gervasi was given all of Vito Spatafore's construction business in addition to the ports, but has suffered recent work stoppages. Gervasi was also outspoken about his disapproval of Spatafore's homosexuality, suggesting to Soprano that his cousin, Tommy knew a detective who might be useful in tracking down Spatafore. His notorious homophobia surprised even others, wishing that Spatafore be "dragged behind his car." When Soprano decided that Spatafore had to be killed to appease acting New York boss Phil Leotardo, Silvio Dante suggested Gervasi for the job because of his views. However, Spatafore was beaten to death by Phil Leotardo's men Gerry Torciano and Dominic "Fat Dom" Gamiello before Gervasi could act. Gervasi expressed admiration for Leotardo's commitment to his views, despite the killing being performed without Tony's permission and Spatafore being a made man. Carlo later avenged his family's honor by stabbing Fat Dom Gamiello for making jokes about Spatafore's murder and implying that Gervasi was also homosexual. The killing occurred in the back room of Satriale's Pork Store and Silvio also took part; Tony Soprano later discovered them waiting to dispose of the body and was angry because of the murder's possible repercussions. Gervasi took charge of disposing of Gamiello's body and drove to Connecticut to deposit his head in a storm drain, phoning Silvio to confirm that the last part was safely away and to ask about Tony's plans to blow up Leotardo's wire room.
Soprano later placed Gervasi in charge of Spatafore's construction business, but he was disappointed with Gervasi's earning capacity in this new role. Gervasi has a son named Jason who attends Rutgers University and is involved in gambling and loansharking there.
Gervasi's cousin, Burt switched sides during the Lupertazzi/Soprano war and was killed for his disloyalty by Silvio Dante. Carlo wasn't seen to react to the murder of his cousin. He accompanied Tony to a safe house to help protect him from Phil Leotardo's hitmen.
|Characters:||Tony • Dr. Melfi • Carmela • Christopher • Uncle Junior • Meadow • A.J. • Janice • Silvio • Paulie Walnuts • Bobby "Bacala" • Johnny Sack • Vito • Adriana • Furio • Tony B. • Ralph • Big Pussy • Livia • Artie • Jackie Jr. • Rosalie • Phil • Hesh • Richie • Carmine • Little Carmine • Patsy • Benny • Charmaine • Little Paulie • Eugene • Carlo • Agent Harris • Kelli • Larry Boy • Feech • Walden • Mikey • Gigi •Butch • Anthony • Johnny Boy • Dante •|
|Fictional universe:||DiMeo crime family • Lupertazzi crime family • FBI • Bada Bing • Satriale's Pork Store • Cleaver • Death List • Timeline • Family Tree|
|Production:||Episode List • Writers & Directors • David Chase • Music • Awards|