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Frank Lorenzo
Frank & Irene
Vincent Gardenia, on right as Frank Lorenzo opposite Betty Garrett as wife Irene, in scene from All in the Family'
Personal Information
Related to: Irene Lorenzo (wife)
Character information
Appeared on: All in the Family
Episodes appeared in: 24 episodes from Seasons 4-6
Character played by: Vincent Gardenia
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Frank Lorenzo was the part-time house-husband of Irene Lorenzo who appeared in ten episodes of All in the Family from the fourth to the sixth season, beginning with the Season 4 premiere episode "We're Having a Heat Wave".

He was played by actor Vincent Gardenia, who also appeared as Jim Bowman in the Season 1 episode "Lionel Moves Into the Neighborhood" (#8) as the man who sold his house to the Jeffersons, and as Curtis Rempley in the Season 3 episode "The Bunkers and the Swingers" (#7) (as a swinger opposite Rue McClanahan), became a semi-regular along with Garrett in 1973. Gardenia only stayed for one season as Frank Lorenzo, but Garrett remained until her character was phased out in late 1975.

Character Description[]

Frank was a jovial Italian-American Catholic house-husband who loved cooking and singing. He also was a salesman, but it never was said what he sold.