Archibald "Archie" Bunker is a fictional New Yorker in the long-running and top-rated American television sitcom All in the Family and its spin-off Archie Bunker's Place. He is a veteran of World War II, reactionary, bigoted, conservative, blue-collar worker, and family man, played to acclaim by Carroll O'Connor. The Bunker character was first seen by the American public when All in the Family premiered in January 1971. In 1979, the show was retooled and re-named Archie Bunker’s Place, finally going off the air in 1983. Bunker lived in the borough of Queens in New York City. TV Guide named Archie the greatest television character of all time.