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Allan Melvin

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Birthday: Feb 18, 1923

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, USA

You'd be hard-pressed to find as ubiquitous a television presence as the late Allan Melvin. He not only constantly landed small but vital roles on sitcoms from the 1950s through the 1980s, but was a much-in-demand voice-over artist, providing personalities for numerous cartoon characters including Magilla Gorilla. Melvin was raised in New York City, graduated from Columbia, and served a stint in the United States Navy. It was while appearing in "Stalag 17" on Broadway that he landed the role of Corporal Steve Henshaw on "The Phil Silvers Show." During the 1960s, Melvin's work load was such that he was balancing semi-recurring roles on shows like " The Dick Van Dyke Show" and "Gomer Pyle, United StatesM.C." with work voicing characters Magilla Gorilla, H.R. Pufnstuf, and Drooper from "The Banana Splits Adventure Hour" among others. Melvin's television jobs were so consistent that the sole motion picture appearance he had in his five-plus decade career was a minor role as a desk sergeant in the 1968 Doris Day family comedy "With Six You Get Eggroll." His most recognizable roles were that of Sam Franklin, the butcher beau of housekeeper Alice Nelson on "The Brady Bunch" and Archie Bunker's best buddy, Barney Hefner. This "All In the Family" role carried over to the 1979 spinoff, "Archie Bunker's Place." Allan Melvin did solely cartoon voice-over work after the series ended in 1983.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 45% Scooby-Doo! Arabian Nights Sinbad/Magilla Gorilla (Voice) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good, the Bad and the Huckleberry Hound Devi / Dinky Dalton / Magilla Gorilla (Voice) - 1987
No Score Yet 65% With Six You Get Eggroll Desk Sergeant (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 73% Alice in Wonderland Alice's Father/Humphrey Dumpty (Voice) - 1966

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet All New Popeye Unknown (Voice) 1978 2000-2001 2018
66% No Score Yet Archie Bunker's Place Barney Hefner (Character) 1979-1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flash Gordon Unknown (Voice) 1979-1980 1982
No Score Yet 73% Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends Electro (Guest Voice) 1981
No Score Yet 89% All in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1971-1973 1975-1979
No Score Yet 100% Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
78% 0% The Brady Bunch Unknown (Guest Star) 1969-1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Me and the Chimp Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Green Acres Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Fred Croft (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Sgt. Charley Hacker (Guest Star) 1965-1969
No Score Yet 100% The Andy Griffith Show Escaped Prisoner (Guest Star) 1962-1964 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vacation Playhouse Willie (Character) 1967
No Score Yet 77% Lost in Space Little Joe/Gambling machine voice (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet 100% The Dick Van Dyke Show Guard Jenkins (Guest Star) 1961 1963-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Carl Jasper (Guest Star) 1963 1965-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Favorite Martian Unknown (Guest Star) 1964 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joey Bishop Show Art (Guest Star) 1964-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Appleton (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grindl Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet 100% The Phil Silvers Show Cpl. Steve Henshaw (Character) 1955-1959