Vincent Gardenia, on right as Frank Lorenzo opposite Betty Garrett as wife Irene, in scene from All in the Family'
|Related to:||Irene Lorenzo (wife)|
|Appeared on:||All in the Family|
|Episodes appeared in:||24 episodes from Seasons 4-6|
|Character played by:||Vincent Gardenia|
Frank Lorenzo was the part-time househusband 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.
Frank was a jovial Italian-American Catholic househusband who loved cooking and singing. He also was a salesman, but it never was said what he sold.