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Allan Melvin

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

Saturday
April 26
3:00pm
Is There a Doctor in the House
The Bradys face a medical crisis when the kids come down with the measles.
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3:30pm
Father of the Year
Marcia enters her new dad in a newspaper contest for "father of the year."
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4:00pm
Mike's Horror-Scope
Beebe Gallini hires Mike to design a new factory in the shape of a powder puff.
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4:30pm
The Undergraduate
Greg is failing math and appears to be out of his teenage mind.
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Sunday
April 27
2:30pm
The Big Sprain
Alice trips on a set of Chinese checkers and sprains her ankle.
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3:00pm
The Hero
Peter has his first bout with personality defects.
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3:30pm
The Possible Dream
Marcia is mortified when Cindy accidentally gives her diary to a used book drive.
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4:00pm
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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4:30pm
The Grass Is Always Greener
Mike and Carol switch roles for a day to settle whose jobs are hardest.
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Monday
April 28
9:00pm
Her Sister's Shadow
Jan is plagued by the always perfect "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia."
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9:30pm
Getting Davy Jones
Marcia brags to her schoolmates that she is president of the Davy Jones fan club.
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