|First Appearance|| Season 1 Episode 10|
"Turkey or Fish"
|Number of episodes||4|
|Relatives|| Grandparents - Salvatore |
Parents - Joseph
Siblings - Frank Barone
Nieces/Nephews - Ray, Robert
Grandnieces/nephews - Ally, Michael, and Geoffrey
In-laws - Marie, Debra, Joanne, Amy
Mel is mean and always seems agitated. He never married, and (in every episode appearance) makes it quite clear that he's not gay. On a few occasions he has appeared with other men, but refers to them as "friends" and "business partners".
According to him, he got into a fight everyday as a kid, and even joined the U.S. Army just to get away from the fighting.