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Allan Melvin

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Allan Melvin


Allan Melvin born February, 18, 1922 in Kansas City Missouri is one of the most beloved and recognized character actors in the business. Soon after his birth, Allan Melvin's family moved to NY, and it was there that Allan Melvin would eventually attend 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 Andy Griffith Show”
“Jailbreak” –as Doc Malloy
“Andy & Barney Big City”- Detective
“Lawman Barney”- as Neal
“Barneys First Car” – as Jake
“ET Joins The Army”- as recruiting Sergeant
“Andy's Vacation” – as escaped prisoner
“Barneys Uniform” –as Fred Plummer
“Howard's Main Event”- as Clyde Plaunt

"The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1961+) as Sol Pomeroy
"Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." (1965-69) as Sergeant Hacker
The Brady Bunch (1969-74) as Sam the butcher
All in the Family (1973-83) as Barney Hefner
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. puffnstuff" (1970) as H.R. Puffnstuff and others

He also appeared as the plumber in the Liquid Plumber commercials for 15 years.



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