Ralph Galino
First appearance "A Cock and Balls Story" (episode 4.01)
Last appearance "Obituaries" (episode 4.02)
Reason/Cause Murdered by Jaz Hoyt
Prisoner No. 00G418
Aliases None
Gender Male
Age 27 (Deceased)
Date of Conviction Sometime in 2000
Date of Death July 19, 2000
Affiliations The Others
Spouse Unnamed Wife (Widow)
Relatives Unnamed Brother
Kill Count 0
Episode Count 2 Episodes
Portrayed by Domenick Lombardozzi

Ralph Galino was an Italian American inmate featured in Oz. Portrayed by Domenick Lombardozzi.

Character Summary[edit | edit source]

An Italian American contractor, arrested when one of his buildings collapsed and killed two people. An honest, law abiding citizen who was a victim of circumstance, Galino was extremely out of his element in prison, and was manipulated by Nikolai Stanislofsky for a while. Ryan O'Reily decided to expose Stanislofsky to Galino, and the latter threatened Stanislofsky that he will go to the authorities. Stanislofsky, making sure he doesn't do that, has the Bikers murder him.

Plot Summary[edit | edit source]

Season 4[edit | edit source]

Galino's sponsor was Chucky Pancamo who liked him because of his Italian surname. However, there was a difference between the two; Pancamo had mafia connections, whereas Galino did not. In fact, Galino was insulted by the growing stereotype that all Italians were gangsters, and instantly made his opinions known to Pancamo, who naturally wanted nothing more to do with him. Therefore Galino was not officially affiliated with the Italians.

Galino also brought a cell phone into Em City, and was seen making a phone call by Russian prisoner Nikolai Stanislofsky, who approached Galino, seemingly as a friend, and informed him that cell phones have been banned from prison, as all phone calls are to be made on payphone so they can be monitored. Galino thanked Stanislofsky and allowed him to take his phone to the authorities. However, Stanislofsky had tricked him, as he actually wanted the phone for himself.

Galino was moved out of his original pod and into Tarrant’s after the latter died. Galino was also chosen to paint Shirley Bellinger’s cell as he was apparently the closest to an actual painter, as he used to supervise them. Meanwhile Ryan O'Reily found out about the cell phone, and when Stanislofsky refused to share it with him, he told Galino that Stanislofsky had lied and kept his phone. Galino approached Stanislofsky and demanded what was rightfully his, Stanislofsky agreed, but later paid The Bikers to kill Galino. They held him down, while Jaz Hoyt injected heroin into Galino's tongue. The death was seen as an overdose. Stanislofsky had no evidence linking him to Galino's death other than a vague conversation with Chucky Pancamo, who gave him permission to involve Galino in an "accident", as he had lost all interested in the "non-connected" Italian.

Later on the series, Jaz Hoyt confesses all the murders he has committed while in prison to Warden Leo Glynn. Among the ones he confesses to is Galino's.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Season 4, Part I

Gallery[edit | edit source]

The Others

Tobias Beecher - Chris Keller - Bob Rebadow - Agamemnon Busmalis - Augustus Hill - Omar White - Nikolai Stanislofsky - Yuri Kosygin - Jia Kenmin - Li Chen - Donald Groves - Edward Galson - Ronald Poklewaldt - Glen Shupe - Stanley Bukowski - Ralph Galino - Lemuel Idzik - Guillaume Tarrant - Bruno Goergen - Adam Guenzel - Alexander Vogel - Greg Penders

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