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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
March 8
3:30am
Adios, Johnny Bravo
The Brady kids audition their act for a television amateur show.
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4:00am
Mail Order Hero
Bobby tells his friends he and legendary football hero Joe Namath are friends.
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4:30am
Snow White And The Seven Bradys
The Bradys stage a benefit performance in their backyard for Cindy's teacher.
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5:00am
Peter And The Wolf
Peter poses as Greg's older friend when Greg can't get a date for his girlfriend's cousin.
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5:30am
Getting Greg's Goat
Greg secretly hides the rival school mascot in his bedroom.
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Sunday
March 15
3:12am
Marcia Gets Creamed
Marcia, Jan, and Peter all get jobs in an ice cream parlor.
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3:49am
My Brother's Keeper
Peter offers to be Bobby's slave after being saved from a falling ladder.
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4:21am
Quarterback Sneak
Greg's football rival dates Marcia in order to steal Greg's play book.
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4:54am
Try, Try Again
After bombing out in ballet class, Jan realizes she is a klutz.
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5:27am
The Cincinnati Kids (AKA The King's Island Show)
The Bunch visits a new amusement park in Ohio.
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