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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
December 21
3:16am
The Voice Of Christmas
Carol loses her voice and may not be able to sing at Christmas services.
TV-G
3:54am
A-Camping We Will Go
Mike invites Carol and her girls along on the boys' annual camping trip.
TV-G
4:27am
Sorry, Right Number
Six kids and one telephone add up to high bills and short tempers.
TV-G
5:00am
Every Boy Does It Once
Bobby gets the idea that he is unloved and unwanted.
TV-G
5:30am
Vote For Brady
Greg and Marcia both decide to run for student body president.
TV-G
Sunday
December 28
3:30am
Father Of The Year
Marcia enters her new dad in a newspaper contest for "father of the year."
TV-G
4:00am
54-40 And Fight
Another boys vs. girls crisis erupts as the Checker Trading Stamp Company announces it is going out of business.
TV-G
4:30am
Mike's Horror-Scope
Beebe Gallini hires Mike to design a new factory in the shape of a powder puff.
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5:00am
The Undergraduate
Greg is failing math and appears to be out of his teenage mind.
TV-G
5:30am
Tiger! Tiger!
A group depression sets in as Bobby discovers Tiger, the family dog, has run away.
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