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Nino Schibetta
First appearance "The Routine" (episode 1.01)
Last appearance "Plan B" (episode 1.07)
Reason/Cause Murdered by O'Reily & Adebisi
Prisoner No. 95S604
Aliases None
Gender Male
Age 61 (Deceased)
Date of Conviction December 12, 1995
Date of Death August 24, 1997
Affiliations The Mafia
The Italians
Spouse Angie Schibetta (wife)
Children Peter Schibetta (son)
Relatives Rosalie Schibetta (Daughter in-law)
Dino Ortolani (Nephew)
Maria Ortolani (Sister)
Paolo Ortolani (Brother in-law)
Kill Count 0
Episode Count 7 Episodes
Portrayed by Tony Musante
"We run the racket same as on the street, but you, you're gonna kill O'Reily, you're gonna kill the faggot. You gotta learn to think before you act. Life ain't an icepick."
Nino Schibetta[src]

Nino Schibetta was a Sicilian inmate featured in Oz. He was Ryan O'Reily's main antagonist in Season 1. He was portrayed by Tony Musante.

Plot Summary[]

"Prisoner number 95S604, Nino Schibetta. Convicted December 12, '95 - Two counts of conspiracy to commit murder. Sentence: 120 years, up for parole in 70."
The Narrator[src]

Season 1[]

Schibetta is head of the Sicilian prisoners and manages them with an iron hand. He oversees a successful contraband business and is capable of getting any prisoner any item, legal or illegal. He has control over his living conditions: he has his choice of cell and brings in gourmet food. He has connections to Sicilian staff member and prison investigator Lenny Burrano, who is more loyal to him than to his job. Prisoner Dino Ortolani is his key enforcer. Ortolani is an Italian-American man that is hotheaded, and homophobic. Ortolani assaults a homosexual inmate who happens to be the brother of Jefferson Keane, the leader of the Homeboys gang in Oz. This causes strife between the Homeboys and the Sicilians, which leads to the deaths of Ortolani and Johnny Post. At this time Schibetta’s son, Peter visits. He is worried about his mother, Nino's wife, who is dying of cancer.

After all the deaths and a warning about drug dealing from Tim McManus and Warden Leo Glynn, the Wiseguys and Homeboys make peace for the time being and work together. In the meantime, Ryan O'Reily, an Irish hoodlum and cunning sociopath, is somehow linked to every death; he is playing both the Homeboys and the Sicilians at the same time. CO Mike Healy has an operation with O'Reily that is competing with Schibetta. Schibetta tells O'Reily that he will become a permanent associate of his if he shuts down Healy's operation. O'Reily does this and pretends to be loyal to Schibetta, but conspires with Simon Adebisi to take over the drug trade. The two put ground glass into Schibetta’s food over the period of a few months. Schibetta eventually dies from internal hemorrhaging.


Season 1

Kill Count[]


  • 2 Unnamed people: Conspired to kill them for the Sicillians. (1995)
  • Johnny Post: Ordered his murder as revenge for Dino Ortolani. (1997)
  • Paul Markstrom: Ordered his murder when he found out he's a cop. (1997)


The Sicilians

Antonio Nappa - Chucky Pancamo - Nino Schibetta - Peter Schibetta - Dino Ortolani - Frank Urbano - Salvatore DeSanto - Joey D'Angelo - Don Zanghi - Mario Seggio