Gene Blakely appears as Dr. Seymour Shapiro in the Season 5 "AITF" episode "Birth of the Baby:Part 2".
|Bunker family doctor who delivered Gloria when Edith went into labor with her, and then Joey when Gloria went into labor with him years later|
|Appeared on:||All in the Family|
|Episodes appeared in:||Season 5 episode Birth of the Baby (Part 2), and then in the Season 7 episode Archie's Operation:Part 1|
|Character played by:||Gene Blakely/Milton Selzer|
Dr. Seymour Shapiro, Sr., M.D. was the Bunker family doctor who appears in two episodes of All in the Family, first in the Season 5 episode Birth of the Baby (Part 2), and then in the Season 7 episode Archie's Operation:Part 1. The part of Dr. Shapiro was played first by Gene Blakely in the Season 5 episode, then by Milton Seltzer in Season 7.
About Dr. Shapiro
A trusted family doctor (in Archie's case. because he trusts Jewish doctors), Shapiro who delivered Gloria when Edith went into labor with her, and then Joey when Gloria went into labor with him 27 years later, also treated Archie, performing gall bladder surgery on him in the Archie's Operation:Part 1 episode. In the Archie's Operation episode, Dr. Shapiro was asissted by a West Indian woman, a Dr. Wynell Thatcher (Vinnette Carroll), who winds up donating her blood, which is the same type as Archie's, in a needed blood transfusion, to his disbelief!