Allan Melvin

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 ... Read more »
Born: 02/18/1923 in United States

Filmography

Actor (37)

The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda 1990 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Yo! Yogi 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Wake, Rattle & Roll 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Popeye and Son 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Goltar and the Golden Lance 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Harry, the Fat Bear Spy 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends 1981 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The New Jetsons 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Archie Bunker's Place 1979 - 1983 (TV Show)

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The New Animated Adventures of Flash Gordon 1979 - 1983 (TV Show)

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The Kwicky Koala Show 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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The All-New Popeye Hour 1978 - 1981 (TV Show)

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All in the Family 1970 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Hong Kong Phooey 1974 - 1978 (TV Show)

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The Tiny Tree 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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The Secret Lives of Waldo Kitty 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Partridge Family: 2200 A.D. 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Yogi's Gang 1973 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? 1969 - 1974 (TV Show)

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The Brady Bunch 1969 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Man in the Middle 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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Motor Mouse 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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The Cattanooga Cats 1969 - 1971 (TV Show)

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Gomer Pyle USMC 1964 - 1970 (TV Show)

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The Banana Splits Adventure Hour 1968 - 1970 (TV Show)

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Lost in Space 1965 - 1968 (TV Show)

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With Six You Get Eggroll 1968 (Movie)

Desk Sergeant (Actor)

The Magilla Gorilla Show 1963 - 1967 (TV Show)

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The Dick Van Dyke Show 1961 - 1966 (TV Show)

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The Phil Silvers Show 1955 - 1959 (TV Show)

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Foofur (TV Show)

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Kid Power (TV Show)

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Wacky And Packy (TV Show)

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Yogi's Great Escape (TV Show)

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Biography

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.

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