Vincent Gardenia as Jim Bowman
|Secretly sells his home, which is next door to the Bunkers, to the Jeffersons, much to the chagrin of Archie, who soon finds out|
|Appeared on:||All in the Family|
|Episodes appeared in:||"Lionel Moves Into the Neighborhood" (Season 1)|
|Character played by:||Vincent Gardenia|
Jim Bowman is a character in the Season 1 episode of All in the Family titled "Lionel Moves Into the Neighborhood" (episode #8). He was played by Vincent Gardenia, who would appear in a later episode as Curtis Rempley, in the Season 3 episode "The Bunkers and the Swingers" (#7) (as a swinger opposite Rue McClanahan), then as a cast regular in the part of liberal-minded househusband Frank Lorenzo in Season 4 opposite Betty Garrett who would play his factory-working, mechanically-inclined, liberal wife Irene.
Jim is the nervous next door neighbor of Archie who, after the death of his wife, sought to move out of their home, and needing to find a more affordable place to live, desperately and secretly sold his house to the Jeffersons amid pressure from the neighborhood not to sell to a minority.