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Frank Lorenzo
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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.