Since the 1999 premiere of The Sopranos, HBO’s game-changing mob series, it’s been an article of faith that it was the tale of two families: Protagonist Tony Soprano’s actual family, and the one he oversaw as the boss of a North Jersey Mafia crew. But according to Michael Imperioli, who portrayed Tony’s tempestuous, ill-fated nephew Christopher Mol...

Actor, writer, producer and musician Michael Imperioli – best known for playing Christopher Moltisanti in The Sopranos – chooses his 13 favourite tracks, and discusses the use of music in the series. Simon Price listens in an unmarked van across the street. The mood, and the lighting, is dark. In the back office of the Crazy Horse nightclub, a besu...

As a film curator, people always ask what films or TV shows they should be watching. I have a top ten memorised, which always features all six series of The Sopranos. From the opening with a mob boss walking into a therapist’s office through all 86 episodes, The Sopranos captured life – family, relationships, marriage, race, religion, food, money,...

Ace character actor Michael Imperioli’s resume includes stints—regular and one-offs in such television series as Californication, Blue Bloods, and even The Office, in which he memorably appeared in an episode as Dwight Schrute’s karate sensei. But he will likely forever be best-known for his role on The Sopranos as Christopher Moltisanti, mob boss...

When Michael Imperioli stars in the finale of Showtime’s historical prison-break drama, “Escape at Dannemora,” on Sunday, his roles will have traversed an almost 30-year arc from one extreme end of the law to the other: from New York gangster to New York Governor. Imperioli first drew wider attention in the 1990 Martin Scorsese film “Goodfellas,” p...