‘All In the Family’ Original Cast: Then & Today

Getty Rob Reiner and Sally Struthers at the TV Land Awards.

All In the Family returns tonight on ABC. The beloved sitcom will be revived for a live performance that includes actors like Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, and Ike Barinholtz. Given the sitcom’s brief return, however, some fans may be curious to about the original All In the Family cast, and what the surviving members are doing today.

Rob Reiner – Michael ‘Meathead’ Stivic

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Reiner rose to fame playing Michael ‘Meathead’ Stivic on All In the Family. He won two Emmy Awards during the show’s original run, but he turned to writing and directing once it was cancelled. Reiner has since become an Oscar-nominated filmmaker, with some of his most notable releases being Stand by Me (1985), When Harry Met Sally… (1989), A Few Good Men (1992) and The Bucket List (2007).

His most recent film, Shock and Awe (2017), was released through DirecTV Cinema. Reiner has continued to act on the side, making cameos in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) and Sandy Wexler (2018). He is 72.

Sally Struthers – Gloria Stivic

Struthers played Gloria, the daughter of Edith and Archie Bunker on All In the Family. She won two Emmy Awards during the show’s original run, and has since continued to act in film and television. She played the character of Babette on Gilmore Girls, and voiced Charlene Sinclair on the animated series Dinosaurs. She last appeared in the 2018 TV movie Christmas Holiday. Struthers is 70.

Danielle Brisebois – Stephanie Mills

Brisebois played Stephanie Mills, the niece of Edith and Archie Bunker. She reprised the role on the spinoff Archie Bunker’s Place, and then retired from acting in the 1980s. Since then, Brisebois had had a successful career as a singer and songwriter. She co-wrote the Natasha Bedingfield hits “Unwritten” and “Pocketful of Sunshine”, and was nominated for the Best Original Song Oscar for her 2015 composition “Lost Stars.” Brisebois is 49.

Carroll O’Connor – Archie Bunker

O’Connor was one of the biggest TV stars of the 1970s and 80s. He’s best known for playing Archie Bunker on the original run of All In the Family (1971-79) and its spinoff, Archie Bunker’s Place (1979-83). He later starred in the NBC crime series In the Heat of the Night (1988-95), where he won the 1989 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. O’Connor continued to work steadily until his death on June 21, 2001. He was 76.

Jean Stapleton – Edith Bunker

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Stapleton was best known for playing the long-suffering Edith Bunker on All In the Family. The matriarch role earned her three Emmy Awards and two Golden Globes for Best Actress in a comedy series. She made a handful of cameos on the spinoff series, Archie Bunker’s Place, but asked to be written out due to her growing tired of the character. Stapleton died on May 31, 2013. She was 90.

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