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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
July 27
6:00am
Greg's Triangle
Greg's new steady is Marcia's competition for head cheerleader.
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6:36am
Everybody Can't Be George Washington
Peter is put off by being cast as Benedict Arnold in a school play.
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7:12am
Love and the Older Man
Marcia develops a crush on her dreamy new dentist.
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7:48am
Greg Gets Grounded
Greg is banned from driving the car for one week after a near accident on the freeway.
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8:24am
Amateur Nite
The Brady kids enter a variety show contest as a singing group named The Silver Platters.
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9:00am
Bobby's Hero
Mike and Carol find out that Bobby's hero is outlaw Jessie James.
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9:30am
The Subject Was Noses
Marcia breaks her date with Charley to go out with the most popular boy on campus.
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10:00am
How To Succeed In Business
Peter's bloated self worth gets him into trouble again.
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10:30am
The Great Earring Caper
Cindy loses her mother's favorite earrings.
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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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