Tom Aldredge guest starred as Ethan Thompson in the first and second seasons. Ethan is the father of main characters Nucky and Eli Thompson. Aldredge also appeared in the HBO drama series The Sopranos as Hugh DeAngelis, the father of main character Carmella Soprano. Aldredge passed away on July 22, 2011 (aged 83) in Tampa, Florida, USA. His final appearance on the show featured the death of his character.