Danbury Was the Scene of a ‘Sit-Down’ Between the Galantes and Michael Gandolfini
Michael Gandolfini is the son of Sopranos star and Hollywood legend James Gandolfini.
Michael was in Danbury last night as the guest of Jimmy Galante, we'll come back to that.
Michael turned heads and gained respect as an actor in his major-film debut, playing young Tony Soprano in The Many Saints of Newark. It's interesting to see how Michael has stepped out of the shadow of his father, playing the very same role.
In a similar fashion, AJ Galante has had to battle with an overwhelming shadow from his father Jimmy. AJ has managed to do the same Michael did, stepping out of that shadow to have had success with his business Champs Boxing Club in Danbury.
Plus, there were the rumors about the Sopranos and the Galantes. People used to say the HBO series was based on Jimmy's life. I've been told that it's not true but that hasn't stopped people from sharing that story again and again.
The Sopranos became a hit, an instant classic that took its place next to mob movies like The Godfather, Goodfellas and Casino. It's bigger than a TV show, it's a part of pop-culture in America.
This picture is a bit of a mind f--- if you start to think about all of that. So, James Gandolfini's son Michael, who played his father's character Tony, is sitting with his real- life father and his fictional son who is real, if the Sopranos were real?
I'm so confused and I guess it doesn't matter, there are more important questions. What is actor Michael Gandolfini doing with Jimmy and AJ Galante? Why did they met at Dolce Restaurant & Wine Bar on Mill Plain Road in Danbury, CT?
Danbury Was the Scene of a Sit-Down Between the Galantes and Gandolfinis
This is an amazing thing, wherever Jimmy and AJ are, rumors will follow. As I've gotten to know Jimmy over the last year, I know he's made his peace with it, or he never cared to begin with. The purpose of this "sit down" will have to remain a mystery for now but feel free to spread rumors, and create your own answer.
We talked about this on the Ethan and Lou Show on Thursday (6/16/22), you can listen to that segment below.
Jimmy, Michael and AJ
Danielle (Michael's girlfriend), Jimmy, Michael, Tina Galante, AJ, Kim Galante.
P.S. Jimmy and AJ have been bringing a lot of excitement and star-power to the Hat City lately. Jimmy was behind Pat McAfee's trip to Danbury. McAfee is a WWE star, pod-caster and former NFL kicker.
Kato Kaelin was also part of that afternoon at the Danbury Ice Arena.
AJ also had Danbury on the national spotlight when rapper Drake started rocking a Danbury Trashers jersey.
Below AJ tells us about what it was like growing up with people thinking he was like the Sopranos character Anthony Junior.