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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
September 28
6:00am
Will The Real Jan Brady
A personality crisis hits Jan and she buys a brunette wig.
TV-G
6:30am
This popular 70's sitcom tells the story of a husband and wife who bring three children each into their new family. Sibling rivalry and adolescent antics ensue.
TV-G
6:36am
The Drummer Boy
Bobby's interest in drumming drives the family out of the house.
TV-G
7:00am
This popular 70's sitcom tells the story of a husband and wife who bring three children each into their new family. Sibling rivalry and adolescent antics ensue.
TV-G
7:12am
Coming Out Party
Carol and Cindy's swollen glands threaten to ruin the weekend.
TV-G
7:30am
This popular 70's sitcom tells the story of a husband and wife who bring three children each into their new family. Sibling rivalry and adolescent antics ensue.
TV-G
7:48am
Our Son, The Man
Teenager Greg insists that he needs privacy - and his own bedroom.
TV-G
8:00am
This popular 70's sitcom tells the story of a husband and wife who bring three children each into their new family. Sibling rivalry and adolescent antics ensue.
TV-G
8:24am
The Liberation Of Marcia Brady
Marcia speaks out for women's lib on TV.
TV-G
8:30am
This popular 70's sitcom tells the story of a husband and wife who bring three children each into their new family. Sibling rivalry and adolescent antics ensue.
TV-G
Sunday
October 5
4:30am
This popular 70's sitcom tells the story of a husband and wife who bring three children each into their new family. Sibling rivalry and adolescent antics ensue.
TV-G
5:00am
This popular 70's sitcom tells the story of a husband and wife who bring three children each into their new family. Sibling rivalry and adolescent antics ensue.
TV-G
5:30am
This popular 70's sitcom tells the story of a husband and wife who bring three children each into their new family. Sibling rivalry and adolescent antics ensue.
TV-G