Allan Melvin

Biography: Allan Melvin born February, 18th 1922 in Kansas City Missouri is one of the most beloved and recognised character actors around.

Soon after his birth, Allan Melvin's family moved to New York, and it was there that Mr. Melvin would eventually attended Columbia University. After university he served with the Navy and married his present wife, Amalia in 1943. While working at a job in the sound effects dept. of NBC radio he did a nightclub act and appeared and won on the Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts radio show. While appearing on Broadway in "Stalag 17", he got his break into television getting the role of Cpl. Henshaw on the popular "Sgt. Bilko" show. Moving to Hollywood he would become a "household face" playing various "sidekick" roles on shows the most beloved being: "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1961+) as Sol Pomeroy "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." (1965-69) as Sergeant Hacker All in the Family" (1973-83) as Barney Hefner. "The Brady Bunch" (1969-74) as Sam the
Allan Melvin born February, 18th 1922 in Kansas City Missouri is one of the most beloved and recognised character actors around.

Soon after his birth, Allan Melvin's family moved to New York, and it was there that Mr. Melvin would eventually attended Columbia University. After university he served with the Navy and married his present wife, Amalia in 1943.

While working at a job in the sound effects dept. of NBC radio he did a nightclub act and appeared and won on the Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts radio show.

While appearing on Broadway in "Stalag 17", he got his break into television getting the role of Cpl. Henshaw on the popular "Sgt. Bilko" show.

Moving to Hollywood he would become a "household face" playing various "sidekick" roles on shows the most beloved being:

"The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1961+) as Sol Pomeroy
"Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." (1965-69) as Sergeant Hacker
All in the Family" (1973-83) as Barney Hefner.
"The Brady Bunch" (1969-74) as Sam the butcher

His real talent has always been his voice and has enchanted millions with his charming and hilarious characters including:

"Magilla Gorilla" (1966) as Magilla
"The Banana Splits Hour" (1968] as Drooper
"H.R. Pufnstuf" (1970) as H.R. Pufnstuf and others

He also appeared as the plumber in the Liquid Plumber commercials for 15 years.
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Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd The Smurfs: Season 7 Sep 19, 1987 Additional Voices tbd
tbd Archie Bunker's Place: Season 4 Oct 10, 1982 Barney Hefner tbd
tbd Archie Bunker's Place: Season 3 Oct 4, 1981 Barney Hefner (1979-1983) tbd
tbd Archie Bunker's Place: Season 2 Nov 2, 1980 Barney Hefner (1979-1983) tbd
tbd Archie Bunker's Place: Season 1 Sep 23, 1979 Barney Hefner tbd
tbd All in the Family: Season 9 Sep 24, 1978 Barney Hefner tbd
tbd The All-New Popeye Hour: Season 1 Sep 9, 1978 Bluto tbd
tbd All in the Family: Season 8 Oct 2, 1977 Barney Hefner tbd
tbd All in the Family: Season 7 Sep 22, 1976 Barney Hefner tbd
tbd All in the Family: Season 6 Sep 8, 1975 Barney Hefner tbd
tbd All in the Family: Season 4 Sep 15, 1973 Barney Hefner tbd
tbd The Brady Bunch: Season 5 Sep 14, 1973 Sam Franklin tbd
tbd The Brady Bunch: Season 4 Sep 22, 1972 Sam Franklin tbd
tbd All in the Family: Season 3 Sep 16, 1972 Barney Hefner tbd
tbd All in the Family: Season 2 Sep 18, 1971 Barney Hefner tbd
tbd The Brady Bunch: Season 3 Sep 17, 1971 Sam Franklin tbd
tbd The Brady Bunch: Season 2 Sep 25, 1970 Sam Franklin tbd
tbd The Brady Bunch: Season 1 Sep 26, 1969 Sam Franklin tbd
tbd Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.: Season 5 Sep 27, 1968 Sgt. Hacker (1965-1969) tbd
tbd Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.: Season 4 Sep 8, 1967 Sgt. Hacker (1965-1969) tbd
tbd Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.: Season 3 Sep 14, 1966 Sgt. Hacker (1965-1969) tbd
tbd Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.: Season 2 Sep 17, 1965 Sgt. Hacker (1965-1969) / Sgt. Hacker tbd
tbd The Dick Van Dyke Show: Season 5 Sep 15, 1965 Gun Drummer tbd
tbd The Dick Van Dyke Show: Season 4 Sep 23, 1964 Guard Jenkins tbd
tbd The Flintstones: Season 5 Sep 17, 1964 1st Thug/Superstone/ Bugsy/Cop/Bartender/Sergeant tbd
tbd The Dick Van Dyke Show: Season 3 Sep 25, 1963 Gun Drummer / Sam tbd
tbd The Flintstones: Season 4 Sep 19, 1963 1st Thug/Superstone/ Bugsy/Cop/Bartender/Sergeant / Quartz/Owner/Sportscaster/Sleuth/Doorman/1st Buffalo tbd
tbd The Dick Van Dyke Show: Season 2 Sep 26, 1962 Guard Jenkins / Sam tbd
tbd The Flintstones: Season 3 Sep 14, 1962 Quartz/Owner/Sportscaster/Sleuth/Doorman/1st Buffalo tbd
tbd Beetle Bailey and His Friends: Season 1 May 19, 1962 Sergeant Snorkel / Sgt. Snorkle / Zero / Cookie tbd