Michael Stivic is a fictional character from the American sitcom, All in the Family. Michael is played by actor Rob Reiner. Michael Stivic is of Polish descent and is the husband to Gloria Stivic in the show. They have one son together. Michael argues with Archie Bunker many times and Archie calls him a "Meathead." After the end of All in the Family Michael was in one episode of Archie Bunker's Place but Rob Reiner did not agree to play the character again in the show Gloria. In Gloria it is said that Michael divorces Gloria to live at a commune in California with another woman.