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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
February 1
4:00am
Grand Canyon Or Bust (Part II)
The Bunch is left stranded in an old ghost town.
TV-G
4:30am
The Brady Braves (Part III)
Cindy and Bobby get lost at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
TV-G
5:00am
My Sister Benedict Arnold
Greg feels Marcia has betrayed him by dating his athletic rival.
TV-G
5:30am
Juliet is the Sun
A nervous Marcia is cast as the lead in a school production of Romeo and Juliet.
TV-G
Sunday
February 8
3:00am
And Now A Word From Our Sponsor
The Bradys are chosen to star in a soap commercial.
TV-G
3:30am
The Private Ear
Peter causes trouble by bugging the kids conversations with Mike's tape recorder.
TV-G
4:00am
Click
After convincing his mom to let him join the football team, Greg is benched by injury.
TV-G
4:30am
The Teeter-Totter Caper
Bobby and Cindy try to set a new teeter-totter record.
TV-G
5:00am
Big Little Man
Bobby tries exercises to make himself taller.
TV-G
5:30am
Law And Disorder
Bobby becomes very unpopular when he decides to be the best safety monitor in school.
TV-G