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 episode "Lionel Moves Into the Neighborhood".
He was played by actor Vincent Gardenia, who also appeared as Jim Bowman in Episode 8 of Season 1 (as the man who sold his house to the Jeffersons) and as Curtis Remply in Episode 7 of Season 3 (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.