Allan Melvin

Allan Melvin

Born: February 18, 1923
Died: January 17, 2008
in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S
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Allan Melvin

Born February 18, 1923

Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.

Died January 17, 2008 (aged 84)

Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Cause of death Cancer

Occupation Actor, Voice actor, Impressionist

Years active 1951–1994

Allan John Melvin (February 18, 1923 – January 17, 2008) was an American character actor who appeared in several television shows including the recurring roles of Corporal Henshaw on The Phil Silvers Show; Sergeant Hacker on Gomer Pyle, USMC; Alice’s boyfriend Sam the Butcher on The Brady Bunch; and Archie Bunker’s friend Barney Hefner on All in the Family and Archie Bunker’s Place.

Movies for Allan Melvin...

Scooby-Doo! in Arabian Nights
Title: Scooby-Doo! in Arabian Nights
Character: Sinbad / Magilla Gorilla (voice)
Released: September 3, 1994
Type: Movie
Scooby-Doo and Shaggy travel to Arabia to become the Caliph's Royal Food Tasters. But they bite off more than they can chew and are forced to run for their lives! It's a wild magic carpet ride as Scooby-Doo, Shaggy and their genie (Yogi Bear) and a jolly sailor named Sinbad (Magilla Gorilla) take you on an adventure of mistaken identities, exotic locations and fun-filled action and surprises!
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Title: Wake, Rattle, and Roll
Released: September 17, 1990
Type: TV
Wake, Rattle, and Roll is a live-action/animated television show produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and Four Point Entertainment that premiered in the fall of 1990. The show's title was inspired by the song "Shake, Rattle and Roll". After its single season on the air in syndication, Wake, Rattle, and Roll moved exclusively to The Disney Channel under the title Jump, Rattle, and Roll. It has also been screened on Network Ten in Australia while the animated segments were broadcast on ITV in the UK as part of the short running Saturday morning children's programme TV Mayhem.
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Yogi's Great Escape
Title: Yogi's Great Escape
Released: November 19, 1987
Type: Movie
One spring, Yogi Bear and Boo Boo Bear awake from hibernation to discover three orphaned bear cubs left at the front door of their cave. Despite their initial reservations, Yogi and Boo Boo take the bear cubs into their home and take care of them. Meanwhile, Jellystone Park has gone over budget and the park commissioner orders Ranger Smith to close it down. This means that Yogi, along with the other bears at the park, must be sent to a zoo. Because Yogi can't stand the thought of being cooped up in a zoo for the rest of his life, he hatches an elaborate escape plan. Salvaging car parts from a failed fishing expedition, he constructs a getaway "Supercar," complete with a picnic basket rumble seat for the three orphaned cubs. Together they make their escape from the park to find a new home.
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Title: Popeye and Son
Released: September 12, 1987
Type: TV
Popeye and Son is an animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and King Features Entertainment, and aired for one season and thirteen episodes on CBS. Maurice LaMarche supplied the voice of Popeye in this series, succeeding Jack Mercer in that role. It is also the first set of Popeye cartoons that were produced since Mercer's death in 1984.
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Yogi Bear's All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper
Title: Yogi Bear's All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper
Character: Magilla Gorilla / Murray (voice)
Released: January 1, 1982
Type: Movie
Yogi escapes from Jellystone and hides out in a department store - posing as the Store's Santa. Along the way, he helps a little girl to rediscover her faith in Christmas.
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Title: Archie Bunker's Place
Released: September 23, 1979
Type: TV
Archie Bunker's Place is an American sitcom originally broadcast on the CBS network, conceived in 1979 as a spin-off and continuation of All in the Family. While not as popular as its predecessor, the show maintained a large enough audience to last for four seasons, until its cancellation in 1983. In its first season, the show performed so well that it knocked Mork & Mindy out of its new Sunday night time slot.
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Title: Popeye: The Continuing Adventures
Character: Bluto
Released: September 9, 1978
Type: TV
After several decades as one of the most popular and beloved cartoon characters in the world, Popeye: The Continuing Adventures, a new wave of adventures took America by storm. Still packing the spinach-eatin' punch of the original classics.
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Title: The All-New Popeye Hour
Character: Bluto
Released: September 9, 1978
Type: TV
The All-New Popeye Hour is an animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and King Features Syndicate. Starring the popular comic strip character Popeye, the series aired from 1978 to 1983 on CBS.
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Title: The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour
Released: September 11, 1976
Type: TV
The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour is a 60-minute package show produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions in 1976 for ABC Saturday mornings. It marked the first new installments of the cowardly canine since 1973, and contained the following segments: The Scooby-Doo Show and Dynomutt, Dog Wonder.
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Title: Hong Kong Phooey
Released: September 7, 1974
Type: TV
Disguised as a mild-mannered police station janitor, Penrod transforms into the powerful pooch by leaping into the bottom of a filing cabinet—and emerging as Hong Kong Phooey in a bright red karate outfit!
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Mesa Trouble
Title: Mesa Trouble
Character: Big Red (voice)
Released: May 16, 1974
Type: Movie
Big Red is coming to Cactus Goat to give revenge on Hoot Kloot for sending him to the river. Hoot tried to get help from townsfolk, but everybody refuses, because they're afraid of Big Red.
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Title: Yogi's Gang
Released: September 8, 1973
Type: TV
Yogi's Gang is a 30-minute animated series and the second incarnation of Hanna-Barbera's Yogi Bear which aired 16 half-hour episodes on ABC from September 8, 1973, to December 29, 1973. The show began as Yogi's Ark Lark, a special TV movie on The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie in 1972. Fifteen original episodes were produced for broadcast on ABC, with the hour-long Yogi's Ark Lark thrown in as a split-in-half two-parter. After a successful run on Saturday mornings, Yogi Gang returned in 1977 as a segment on the syndicated weekday series, Fred Flintstone and Friends. In the late 1980s, repeats were shown on USA Cartoon Express and later resurfaced on Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Boomerang.
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The Banana Splits in Hocus Pocus Park
Title: The Banana Splits in Hocus Pocus Park
Character: Drooper (voice)
Released: November 25, 1972
Type: Movie
A girl named Susie goes to an amusement park and are greeted by a couple of costumed tour guides, The Banana Splits who take her on a tour of the park. In another realm a witch sees Susie and wants to make her a witch so she lures her into her realm. The Splits follow her and discover a world of magic. They try to rescue Susie from the witch and are aided by a couple of bickering wizards, Hocus and Pocus.
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Yogi's Ark Lark
Title: Yogi's Ark Lark
Character: Magilla Gorilla / Second Truck Driver / Man (voice)
Released: September 16, 1972
Type: Movie
Yogi, Boo Boo and many of his friends including Huckleberry Hound, Snagglepuss, Magilla Gorilla among others decide to build an ark to look for the mythical Perfect Place which is peaceful and hasn't been affected by man and pollution. They hire the Jellystone's janitor Noah Smith to act as captain and travel throughout the world looking for such a place. Even though they think every place they land is a "Perfect place", they soon find out that there is definitely no place like home.
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Title: All in the Family
Released: January 12, 1971
Type: TV
Archie Bunker, a working class bigot, constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day.
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Title: It's the Wolf
Character: Bristle Hound
Released: September 20, 1970
Type: TV
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Pufnstuf
Title: Pufnstuf
Character: H. R. Pufnstuf / Henrich Rat / Living Island Boat / Orville Pelican / Polka-Dotted Horse / Stupid Bat / West Wind (voice) (as Al Melvin)
Released: May 3, 1970
Type: Movie
Jimmy (Jack Wild) ventures to Living Island with his magical, talking flute, Freddy. Once there, he befriends many of the island's inhabitants, but the evil Witchiepoo (Billie Hayes) is determined to steal Freddy the flute away from the boy to impress the visiting witches council and win the Witch of the Year Award.
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Title: The Brady Bunch
Character: Sam Franklin
Released: September 26, 1969
Type: TV
When widower Mike Brady marries a lovely lady widow Carol Ann, their two families become one. These are the misadventures of this new couple, their six children, a dog named Tiger, and quirky housekeeper Alice.
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Title: Cattanooga Cats
Released: September 13, 1969
Type: TV
Cattanooga Cats is an animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera for ABC. It aired from September 6, 1969 until September 4, 1971.
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Title: Around the World in 79 Days
Character: Bumbler
Released: September 6, 1969
Type: TV
This is a story involving balloonist Phinny Fogg. He and reporter teenagers Jenny and Hoppy set out on a globetrotting adventure to travel around the world in 79 days and beat the original record set by Phinny's father. The trio are in competition for both the record and a £1,000,000 prize against the sinister Crumden. Crumden is aided by his idiotic chauffeur Bumbler and his pet monkey Smirky.
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Title: The Adventures of Gulliver
Released: September 14, 1968
Type: TV
The Adventures of Gulliver is a television cartoon produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, created in 1968. The show is based on the novel Gulliver's Travels. The show originally aired Saturday mornings on ABC-TV between September 14, 1968 and September 5, 1970. 17 episodes were produced, which were syndicated as part of The Banana Splits And Friends Show in the early 1970s.
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Title: The Banana Splits Adventure Hour
Released: September 7, 1968
Type: TV
The Banana Splits Adventure Hour was an hour-long, packaged television variety program featuring The Banana Splits, a fictional rock band composed of four funny animal characters. The series was produced by Hanna-Barbera, and ran for 31 episodes on NBC Saturday mornings, from September 7, 1968, to September 5, 1970.
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With Six You Get Eggroll
Title: With Six You Get Eggroll
Character: Desk Sergeant
Released: August 7, 1968
Type: Movie
Abby McClure, a widow with three sons, and Jake Iverson, a widower with a teen-age daughter, begin dating and eventually decide to get married. But they're not prepared for the hostile reactions from their children, who are not very excited about the new union between the two families.
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Alice in Wonderland or What's a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This?
Title: Alice in Wonderland or What's a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This?
Character: Humphrey Dumpty
Released: March 30, 1966
Type: Movie
An 1966 animated, loose adaptation and parody of the Lewis Carroll tales by Hanna-Barbera Productions. A modern-day teenager doing a book report on Alice, accidentally is sucked in by her television set. She ends up in a wacky version of Wonderland. (Comic Vine)
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Title: Lost in Space
Character: Enforcer Claudio
Released: September 15, 1965
Type: TV
The space family Robinson is sent on a five-year mission to find a new planet to colonise. The voyage is sabotaged time and again by an inept stowaway, Dr. Zachary Smith. The family's spaceship, Jupiter II, also carries a friendly robot who endures an endless stream of abuse from Dr. Smith, but is a trusted companion of young Will Robinson
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Title: Lost in Space
Character: Little Joe / Gambling Machine (voice)
Released: September 15, 1965
Type: TV
The space family Robinson is sent on a five-year mission to find a new planet to colonise. The voyage is sabotaged time and again by an inept stowaway, Dr. Zachary Smith. The family's spaceship, Jupiter II, also carries a friendly robot who endures an endless stream of abuse from Dr. Smith, but is a trusted companion of young Will Robinson
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Title: Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
Released: September 25, 1964
Type: TV
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. is an American situation comedy that originally aired on CBS from September 25, 1964, to May 2, 1969. The series was a spinoff of The Andy Griffith Show, and the pilot was aired as the finale of the fourth season of The Andy Griffith Show on May 18, 1964. The show ran for five seasons and a total of 150 episodes. In 2006, CBS Home Entertainment began releasing the series on DVD. The final season was released in November 2008. The series was created by Aaron Ruben, who also produced the show with Sheldon Leonard and Ronald Jacobs. Filmed and set in California, it stars Jim Nabors as Gomer Pyle, a naive but good-natured gas-station attendant from the town of Mayberry, North Carolina, who enlists in the United States Marine Corps. Frank Sutton plays Gomer's high-octane, short-fused Gunnery Sergeant Vince Carter, and Ronnie Schell plays Gomer's friend Gilbert "Duke" Slater. Allan Melvin played in the recurring role of Gunnery Sergeant Carter's rival, Sergeant Charley Hacker. The series never discussed nor addressed the then-current Vietnam War, instead focusing on the relationship between Gomer and Sergeant Carter. The show retained high ratings throughout its run.
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Title: Magilla Gorilla
Character: Magilla Gorilla
Released: January 14, 1964
Type: TV
Magilla Gorilla is a fictional gorilla and the star of The Magilla Gorilla Show by Hanna-Barbera that aired from 1964 to 1967.
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Title: Punkin' Puss & Mushmouse
Character: Punkin' Puss
Released: January 14, 1964
Type: TV
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Title: Grindl
Released: September 15, 1963
Type: TV
Grindl is an American situation comedy that began in the fall of 1963 on NBC, originally sponsored by Procter & Gamble. The show, starring Imogene Coca in the title role, lasted for one season.
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Title: The Dick Van Dyke Show
Character: Sam Pomeroy
Released: October 3, 1961
Type: TV
The Dick Van Dyke Show is an American television sitcom that initially aired on CBS from October 3, 1961, until June 1, 1966. The show was created by Carl Reiner and starred Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam and Mary Tyler Moore. It centered around the work and home life of television comedy writer Rob Petrie. The show was produced by Reiner with Bill Persky and Sam Denoff. The music for the show's theme song was written by Earle Hagen. The series won 15 Emmy Awards. In 1997, the episodes "Coast-to-Coast Big Mouth" and "It May Look Like a Walnut" were ranked at 8 and 15 respectively on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time. In 2002, it was ranked at 13 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.
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Title: The Andy Griffith Show
Character: Clyde Plaunt / Fred Plummer / Escaped Prisoner / Clarence "Doc" Malloy/ Neal/ Hotel Detective Bardoli
Released: October 3, 1960
Type: TV
The Andy Griffith Show is an American sitcom first televised on CBS between October 3, 1960 and April 1, 1968. Andy Griffith portrays the widowed sheriff of the fictional small community of Mayberry, North Carolina. His life is complicated by an inept, but well-meaning deputy, Barney Fife, a spinster aunt and housekeeper, Aunt Bee, and a precocious young son, Opie. Local ne'er-do-wells, bumbling pals, and temperamental girlfriends further complicate his life. Andy Griffith stated in a Today Show interview, with respect to the time period of the show: "Well, though we never said it, and though it was shot in the '60s, it had a feeling of the '30s. It was when we were doing it, of a time gone by." The series never placed lower than seventh in the Nielsen ratings and ended its final season at number one. It has been ranked by TV Guide as the 9th-best show in American television history. Though neither Griffith nor the show won awards during its eight-season run, series co-stars Knotts and Bavier accumulated a combined total of six Emmy Awards. The show, a semi-spin-off from an episode of The Danny Thomas Show titled "Danny Meets Andy Griffith", spawned its own spin-off series, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., a sequel series, Mayberry R.F.D., and a reunion telemovie, Return to Mayberry. The show's enduring popularity has generated a good deal of show-related merchandise. Reruns currently air on TV Land, and the complete series is available on DVD. All eight seasons are also now available by streaming video services such as Netflix.
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Title: The Phil Silvers Show
Character: Steve Henshaw
Released: September 20, 1955
Type: TV
The Phil Silvers Show, originally titled You'll Never Get Rich, was a sitcom which ran on CBS from 1955 to 1959 for 142 episodes, plus a 1959 special. The series starred Phil Silvers as Master Sergeant Ernest G. Bilko of the United States Army. The series was created and largely written by Nat Hiken, and won three consecutive Emmy Awards for Best Comedy Series. The show is sometimes titled Sergeant Bilko or simply Bilko in reruns, and is very often referred to by these names, both on-screen and by viewers. The show's success transformed Silvers from a journeyman comedian into a star, and writer-producer Hiken from a highly-regarded behind-the-scenes comedy writer into a publicly recognized creator.
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Title: The Phil Silvers Show - 50th Anniversary Edition
Character: Steve Henshaw
Released: September 20, 1955
Type: TV
The Phil Silvers Show, originally titled You'll Never Get Rich, was a sitcom which ran on CBS from 1955 to 1959 for 142 episodes, plus a 1959 special. The series starred Phil Silvers as Master Sergeant Ernest G. Bilko of the United States Army. The series was created and largely written by Nat Hiken, and won three consecutive Emmy Awards for Best Comedy Series. The show is sometimes titled Sergeant Bilko or simply Bilko in reruns, and is very often referred to by these names, both on-screen and by viewers. The show's success transformed Silvers from a journeyman comedian into a star, and writer-producer Hiken from a highly-regarded behind-the-scenes comedy writer into a publicly recognized creator.