NYPD Detective Perkins visits Archie to get his account on a mugging which he witnessed by two Maria men in the Season 2 All in the Family episode "Archie Sees a Mugging".
|Detective who visits Archie to get the actual account of what he saw when two mobsters acost and attack a grocer neighbor of the Bunkers, in looking for another Mobster|
|Appeared on:||All in the Family|
|Episodes appeared in:||"Archie Sees a Mugging" (Season 2)|
|Character played by:||Frank Campanella|
NYPD Detective Sergeant Perkins was a patrolman/detective who visits the Bunker home to get Archie's account after he witnessed two Mafia men accost a neighbor grocery store owner Tony Vicino in looking for another Mafia member, in the Season 2 episode "Archie Sees a Mugging". The part of Sgt. Perkins is played by veteran character actor Frank Campanella, who later appears in Season 6 as Sgt. Gorsky in the All in the Family episode "Archie's Civil Rights".
About Sgt. Perkins
When Archie witness to Mafiosi accost and mug grocer Tony Vicino, (Jack Somack), he tells the police that arrive on the scene an account which differs from Tony's account, in fear that the Mafia will try to threaten or harm him or his family. When Sgt. Perkins stops by the Bunker home to get the full story of the incident, Archie, who is arguing with Tony over the account he gave the police, confuses him for a mobster type due to the dark suit, sunglasses and Fedora hat that he wears. When supposed Italian-American Anti-Defamation member Ralph Silvestri (Val Bisoglio) arrives, whom Archie had been expecting, and Perkins is finally able to introduce himself as the police detective, Archie gets into a real predicament, as Silvestri is revealed as one of the two mobsters he saw!