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Played by Bruce Weitz
Anthony Zacchara is a “Mob
Kingpin”. He is said to be shrewd and ruthless. He has
a habit of dealing with his enemies by killing their families.
Anthony Zacchara has a grandson,
Johnny, but for most of his life, Anthony lied
that Johnny was his son. Anthony’s first wife is dead. We learned that
Anthony shot and killed his wife, Maria. Anthony tried to shoot Johnny, but
Maria got in the way. Anthony is usually obsessed with Johnny.
It’s not clear if Anthony loves Johnny or if he hates him (or a little of
Anthony's only off-spring is Claudia, and we
know now that she is Johnny's mother and not his sister. Anthony treated
Claudia really badly for many years, and it's not really clear why. They
were both a little crazy and dangerous.
didn’t make any business decisions when he was first seen on the show.
He was basically a puppet for Trevor
Lansing, who had been hiding Anthony’s inability to
make decisions for years. Anthony Zacchara was
described as a dangerous criminal. Then we learned that he was mentally
ill. He was completely insane and had no grip on reality. He has violent and homicidal tendencies. He can definitely be
described as a loose cannon. He killed a lot of people over the years,
and he even tried to kill Lulu, who was dating Johnny.
After a shoot-out with Jason and falling off
the hospital roof, Anthony was paralyzed and put into Shadybrook mental
facility. He was released after a while. He recovered from his paralysis,
but no one knew it at first. He plotted to kill Sonny and shot at him when
he was marrying Kate, but he shot her instead. He also tried to kill Johnny, Claudia, Jason, and others. Later, he tried to leave town
after it had been discovered that he could walk and many of his crimes were
unveiled. He was caught and put into Pentonville prison for his crimes. He
still pulled strings to try to make Sonny and Jason suffer, particularly
after Claudia's death.
Anthony somehow left prison in 2011 and moved in
with Johnny. They have a very strange and complex relationship. Anthony
keeps plotting on his own as well as interfering in Johnny's life and
Anthony blackmailed Tracy Quartermaine into
marrying him so that he could use ELQ to launder money. She hates him, but
he enjoys teasing her. He ran a prescription drug ring for a while and
killed Lucky's girlfriend, Siobhan, when she found out about it.
Johnny learned in 2012 that Anthony is
really his grandfather, not his father, and that Claudia was his mother.
His father was Gino Soleito, Tracy's ex-husband. Anthony ( or someone)
shot at Dante, almost killing him, so Sonny suspected Anthony. Anthony tried
to leave town but a deranged Kate (as Connie) shot out his tires, causing a
terrible accident that killed two innocent people. Anthony tried to
claim that Sonny shot out his tires, but Sonny was acquitted.
It's not clear just how sane Anthony is, but
he is very clearly evil and selfish. He is the town's resident crazy bad
guy. However, his dialogue is often very funny, even when he's being
menacing. He gets to make a lot of sick jokes on the show that keep the
audience laughing. The point of his character is to show that, as bad as
Sonny and Jason might be, there are far worse gangsters out in the world
that will stop at nothing.
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