Allan Melvin

TV Actor

Birthday February 18, 1923

Birth Sign Aquarius

Birthplace Kansas City, MO

DEATH DATE Jan 17, 2008 (84)

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American character actor best known for playing Corporal Henshaw on The Phil Silvers Show, Sam the butcher on The Brady Bunch, and Barney Hefner on All in the Family.

Before Fame

He won the Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts radio competition and began a career in theatre before moving to television.


He also appeared in television commercials for Frosted Flakes, Remington electric razors, and Liquid-Plumr.

Family Life

He married Amalia Faustina Sestero in 1944, and they remained married until his death.

Associated With

On The Brady Bunch, he played the boyfriend of Alice, portrayed by Ann B. Davis.