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The Brady Bunch

Allan Melvin

Sam the Butcher

Veteran character actor and voiceover artist Allan Melvin appeared in dozens of TV shows during his 40 year career. His roles ranged from the cartoon voice of Magilla the Gorilla to a variety of "heavies" in various episodes of The Andy Griffith Show. He is probably best known in his TV roles as Cpl. Steve Henshaw in The Phil Silvers Show, Sgt. Charley Hacker in Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.K/i>, Sam the butcher and Alice's love interest on The Brady Bunch and Archie Bunker's best friend, Barney Hefner, on All in the Family.

Melvin also made numerous appearances in national TV commercials including the recurring role of Al the Plumber in Liquid-Plumr commercials for 15 years.

Allan Melvin was married to his wife, Amalia for 54 years when he passed away in 2008.

Character Bio

.Sam Franklin owns the local butcher shop and uses any excuse to stop by the Brady house to see his sweetheart and Brady housekeeper, Alice Nelson.

The Brady Bunch TV Schedule

Sunday
August 31
6:00am
Mike's Horror-Scope
Beebe Gallini hires Mike to design a new factory in the shape of a powder puff.
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6:36am
The Undergraduate
Greg is failing math and appears to be out of his teenage mind.
TV-G
7:12am
Tiger! Tiger!
A group depression sets in as Bobby discovers Tiger, the family dog, has run away.
TV-G
7:48am
The Big Sprain
Alice trips on a set of Chinese checkers and sprains her ankle.
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8:24am
Brace Yourself
Marcia's world is destroyed when she gets braces.
TV-G
9:00am
The Hero
Peter has his first bout with personality defects.
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9:37am
The Possible Dream
Marcia is mortified when Cindy accidentally gives her diary to a used book drive.
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Sunday
September 7
6:00am
To Move Or Not To Move
Six kids and one bathroom prompt the Brady's to consider moving to a bigger house.
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6:36am
The Grass Is Always Greener
Mike and Carol switch roles for a day to settle whose jobs are hardest.
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7:12am
Lost Locket, Found Locket
Jan receives a mystery locket in the mail from an unknown admirer.
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7:48am
The Dropout
Famous ballplayer Don Drysdale visits the Brady house.
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8:24am
The Baby-Sitters
Mike and Carol are looking for a baby-sitter.
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