Archibald "Archie" Bunker is a fictional character from the 1970s American television sitcom All in the Family and its spin-off Archie Bunker's Place, played by Carroll O'Connor.
31 Facts About Archie Bunker
Archie Bunker lived at the fictional address of 704 Hauser Street in the borough of Queens, in New York City.
Archie Bunker appears in all but seven episodes of the series.
Archie Bunker was modeled after Norman Lear's father Herman Lear and on Alf Garnett from the BBC1 sitcom Till Death Us Do Part, on which All in the Family was based.
In 2005, Archie Bunker was listed as number1 on Bravo's 100 Greatest TV Characters, defeating runners-up such as Ralph Kramden, Lucy Ricardo, Fonzie, and Homer Simpson.
Archie Bunker's chair is in the permanent collection of the National Museum of American History.
Archie Bunker himself is depicted as a striving, loving father, and basically decent man; nevertheless, he is ill-tempered and frequently tells his long-suffering wife Edith to "stifle yourself" and "dummy up".
Archie Bunker "turned the angry white male into a cultural icon", according to CBS News.
Archie Bunker's dilemma is coping with a world that is changing in front of him.
Archie Bunker doesn't know what to do, except to lose his temper, mouth his poisons, look elsewhere to fix the blame for his own discomfort.
Archie Bunker takes pride in being religious, although he rarely attends church services and constantly mispronounces the name of his minister, Reverend Felcher, as "Reverend Fletcher".
Archie Bunker is a compulsive gambler, who, in earlier years, frequently lost his entire weekly paycheck in poker games, as related by Edith in the Season4 episode "Archie the Gambler"; he quit only when Edith threatened to leave him, taking then three-year old Gloria with her.
Archie Bunker was born in Queens on May 18,1924, to parents David and Sarah.
Information on his siblings is inconsistent, because three of them are mentioned, and Archie Bunker is seen talking on the phone to his younger brother Fred in "Cousin Oscar", but during season 6episode "Archie Bunker Finds a Friend", he states that he is an only child.
Archie celebrates his 50th birthday in a 1974 episode and the character is last seen on the final episode of Archie Bunker's Place, titled "I'm Torn Here", on April 4,1983.
In season 5, during a three-episode stretch where Archie Bunker's whereabouts are unknown, it is revealed that he attended Flushing High School and lettered in baseball.
Archie Bunker tried out for the New York Giants but could not turn professional because he was drafted to serve in World War II.
Yet, Archie Bunker then goes on to vehemently defend his father, who he claims loved him and taught him "to do good".
Archie Bunker and Fred apparently are estranged for the next three-plus years.
Archie Bunker is a World War II veteran who had been based in Foggia, Italy, for 22 months.
Archie Bunker received a Good Conduct Medal and, in the All in the Family episode "Archie's Civil Rights", it is disclosed he received a Purple Heart for being hit in his buttocks by shrapnel.
Archie Bunker reveals that when Edith was in labor with Gloria, he took her to Bayside Hospital on the Q5 bus because "the subway don't run to Bayside".
Archie Bunker is revealed to have been an outstanding baseball player in his youth.
Archie Bunker's dream was to pitch for the New York Yankees but he had to leave high school to enter the workforce to financially support his family.
Archie Bunker's uncle got him a job on a loading dock after World War II, and by the 1970s he was a foreman.
Archie Bunker is a Republican and an outspoken supporter of Richard Nixon, as well as an early supporter of Ronald Reagan; he correctly predicts Reagan's election in 1980.
The character's imprint on American culture is such that Archie Bunker's name was still being used in the media to describe a certain group of voters who voted in the 2008 United States presidential election.
Norman Lear originally intended that Archie Bunker be strongly disliked by audiences.
Lear was shocked when Archie Bunker quietly became a beloved figure to much of middle America.
Archie Bunker felt Bunker's bigotry was based on his rough, working-class life experiences and that Bunker was honest and forthright in his opinions, showing an openness to changing his views if an individual treated him right.
Archie Bunker's perceived racist and misogynistic views were allegedly the template for the creation of Eric Cartman, one of the characters in the adult animated sitcom South Park.