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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 3
6:00am
You're Never Too Old
The kids try to match up Mike's grandfather and Carol's grandmother.
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6:36am
You Can't Win 'Em All
Damaged Brady egos emerge when Bobby and Cindy vie to appear on a TV game show.
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7:12am
A Room at the Top
Marcia and Greg are both promised the attic for a bedroom.
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7:48am
Adios, Johnny Bravo
The Brady kids audition their act for a television amateur show.
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8:24am
Mail Order Hero
Bobby tells his friends he and legendary football hero Joe Namath are friends.
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9:00am
Marcia Gets Creamed
Marcia, Jan, and Peter all get jobs in an ice cream parlor.
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9:36am
Quarterback Sneak
Greg's football rival dates Marcia in order to steal Greg's play book.
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10:12am
The Cincinnati Kids (AKA The King's Island Show)
The Bunch visits a new amusement park in Ohio.
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Sunday
August 10
6:00am
Miss Popularity
Jan will stop at nothing to be voted "most popular girl" at school.
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6:36am
The Elopement
Marcia and Jan overhear Alice arranging a secret date for Saturday night.
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7:12am
Kelly's Kids
The Bradys' new neighbors adopt eight year-old Matt from an orphanage.
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7:48am
Out Of This World
UFO fever overwhelms the Bradys.
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8:24am
The Driver's Seat
Marcia bets Greg she can outscore him on her driving test.
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9:00am
Welcome Aboard
Robbie Rist joins the cast as Carol's nephew Oliver.
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9:36am
Two Petes in a Pod
Chris Knight takes a dual role as Arthur, a new student at Fillmore Jr. High.
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10:12am
Top Secret
Bobby and Oliver are convinced that Sam is a spy.
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