James Gandolfini’s son Michael looked just like his late father when he attended joined stars from iconic show The Sopranos as HBO celebrated its 25th anniversary.

Michael, 24, commanded the room at the event which was held at Da Nico Ristorante in Little Italy, New York. 

The actor famously played the teenage version of Tony Soprano in The Sopranos’ prequel, The Many Saints Of Newark, which was released in 2021.

His father James famously played mafia boss Tony in the original series, which was  broadcast on HBO from January 10, 1999, to June 10, 2007.

James sadly died at age 51 of a heart attack in Rome on June 19, 2013. 

James Gandolfini’s son Michael, 24, looked just like his late father as he joined stars from iconic HBO show The Sopranos at show’s 25th anniversary at Da Nico Ristorante in Little Italy, New York on Wednesday 

Family: Michael transformed played a teen Tony Soprano in the prequel The Many Saints of Newark, which was released in 2021.

He was in good company on the evening, posing with David Chase, who is best known for being the creator, head writer and executive producer of The Sopranos 

The Sopranos starred the late James – who passed away at 51 years of age following a heart attack in Rome in 2013, (second from left) 

Michael was sporting his father’s signature style wearing a pinstripe suit over a black shirt which was open a little at the collar. 

He was in good company on the evening, posing with David Chase, who is best known for being the creator, head writer and executive producer of The Sopranos.

Jason Cerbone, who played Jackie Aprile Jr. Jeffrey M. Marchetti, who played Peter LaRosa and Steve Schirripa, who played Bobby Baccalieri also cosied up for a snap. 

Federico Castelluccio was joined by his wife of 12 years, Yvonne Maria Schäfer.

He looked unrecognizable from his clean-shaven, long-haired hitman character Furio Giunta. 

Steve Van Zandt, Scam Supplements who famously played hit man Silvio Dante arrived with his wife Maurice Van Zandt, who also played his wife on the show. 

And executive producer Ilene S. Landress joined Julianna Margulies for a photo.

Julianna famously played Julianna Skiff, the mistress of Tony Soprano in four episodes over the last two seasons.

Steve Van Zandt, (centre) who played hit man Silvio Dante, arrived with his wife Maurice Van Zandt, who also played his wife on the show and Steve Schirripa, who played Bobby Baccalieri

Steve and Maurice as onscreen couple Silvio and Gabriella – The show’s creator Chase wrote the part specifically for Steve 

Steve put on an animated display to the room at the event, where everyone dined on Italian food 

Jason Cerbone, who played Jackie Aprile Jr. Jeffrey M. Marchetti, who played Peter LaRosa and Steve, who played Bobby cosied up for a snap 

Jason Cerbone, (left) played Jackie Jnr in the popular HBO show 

Executive producer Ilene S. Landress joined Julianna Margulies, (right) for a photo – Julianna played Julianna Skiff, the mistress of Tony Soprano in four episodes over the last two seasons

(L-R) Lorraine Bracco, Georgianne Walken, wife of Christopher Walken and Kathrine Narducci all looked delighted to be at the event  

Lorraine was asked to play Tony’s wife Carmella Soprano but she wanted to do something different, so she got the role of Tony’s psychiatrist Jennifer Melfi

Also present was Lorraine Bracco was originally asked to play Tony’s wife Carmella Soprano but she wanted to do something different, so she got the part of Tony’s psychiatrist Jennifer Melfi. 

She posed with casting director Georgianne Walken, wife of Christopher Walken, who enjoyed minor roles in the original series.

Steve Buscemi, who played Tony B, Tony Soprano’s cousin in Season 5 of the series posed for pictured. Many fans aren’t aware that he directed four episodes.

A number of stars and friends from the show also hit the red carpet earlier that evening. 

Other stars of The Sopranos – which was named the seventh-most binge-worthy TV show of all time – also arrived such as Lorraine Bracco (Dr. Jennifer Melfi), Aida Turturro (Janice Soprano) Annabella Sciora (Gloria Trillo), Steven Van Zandt (Silvio Dante), Vincent Pastore (Salvatore “Big Pussy” Bonpensiere), Jason Cerbone (Jackie Aprile Jr.), Federico Castellucio (Furio Giunta), Steve Schirripa (Bobby Baccalieri), Matt Servitto (Special Agent Dwight Harris), Kathrine Narducci (Charmaine Bucco), Robert Funaro (Eugene Pontecorvo) and Will Janowitz (Finn Detrolio).

The Sopranos was believed to usher in the new ‘Golden Age’ of television.

(L-R) Georgianna, Steve Buscemi, Karen Ho and Kathrine Narducci – Steve played Tony B, Tony Soprano’s cousin in Season 5 of the series – he also directed four episodes of the show.

(L-R) Katherine, Vincent Pastore, Scott Hornbacher, Lorraine , Matthew Weiner and Julianna

Federico Castelluccio, who played hitman Furio Giunta was joined by his wife of 12 years, Yvonne Maria Schäfer

Federico looked unrecognizable from his clean-shaven, long-haired hitman character Furio while attending the event

Federico and Yvonne looked delighted as they snapped photos from the event on their phones 

The group all posed together for a photo at the end of the evening 

It looked like everyone was in high spirits as they raised a toast to the show

Michael hit the red carpet at a 25th anniversary event earlier in the night at the event in New York City on Wednesday

Gandolfini’s son Michael hit the red carpet with his girlfriend, Australian actress Mia Healey for the event.

He stepped out in an all-black look with a black dress shirt, pinstriped black suit coat, black pants and black shoes.

The 24-year-old was born exactly five months after The Sopranos debuted, and he also helped continue the show’s lasting legacy.

His breakthrough role came in 2021, playing a younger version of his father’s iconic character Tony Soprano in the film prequel The Many Saints of Newark.

Last year he starred in Cat Person, Landscape With Invisible Hand and Beau Is Afraid, with Bob Marley: One Love in post-production.

Also hitting the red carpet on Wednesday was Julianna Margulies, who had already won an Emmy for her work on ER before her guest-starring stint on The Sopranos.

She also stepped out in an all-black look with a black leather jacket, gold necklace, black top, black pants and black shoes.

Margulies played Julianna Skiff, one of Tony Soprano’s mistresses, over a four-episode arc in the last two seasons of the show in 2006 and 2007. 

Gandolfini’s son Michael hit the red carpet with his girlfriend, Australian actress Mia Healey for the event.

Also hitting the red carpet on Wednesday was Julianna Margulies, who had already won an Emmy for her work on ER before her guest-starring stint on The Sopranos

Kathrine Narducci (Charmaine Bucco) hits the red carpet at The Sopranos 25th Anniversary event

Robert Funaro (Eugene Pontecorvo) hits the red carpet at The Sopranos 25th Anniversary event

Aida Turturro (Janice Soprano) hits the red carpet at The Sopranos 25th Anniversary event

hits the red carpet at The Sopranos 25th Anniversary event

Dan Grimaldi hits the red carpet at The Sopranos 25th Anniversary event

Matt Servitto (Special Agent Dwight Harris) hits the red carpet at The Sopranos 25th Anniversary event

Federico Castellucio (Furio Giunta) hit the red carpet at The Sopranos 25th Anniversary event

Steve Schirripa (Bobby Baccalieri) hit the red carpet at The Sopranos 25th Anniversary event

Vincent Pastore (Salvatore “Big Pussy” Bonpensiere) hit the red carpet at The Sopranos 25th Anniversary event

Vincent Pastore (Salvatore “Big Pussy” Bonpensiere) and Jason Cerbone (Jackie Aprile Jr.), Federico Castellucio (Furio Giunta) hit the red carpet at The Sopranos 25th Anniversary event

 Steven Van Zandt (Silvio Dante) and wife Maureen hit the red carpet at The Sopranos 25th Anniversary event

Will Janowitz (Finn Detrolio) hits the red carpet at The Sopranos 25th Anniversary event

The series ran for six seasons from 1999 to 2007, culminating with a controversial ending that is still discussed nearly two decades later.

HBO also announced earlier this week that they are releasing an exclusive 25th Anniversary Collection including over five hours of new content.

The collection will include 15 deleted scenes, three of which have never been released. 

Thre will also be over five hours of behind-the-scenes featurette content available to stream on Max, along with the entire six-season run.

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