Allan Melvin, R.I.P.

The man who provided many voices for numerous Hanna-Barbera cartoons and acted on TV series such as The Brady Bunch, The Phil Silvers Show, and Archie Bunker’s Place has passed.

Kansas City, Mo. native Allan Melvin died of cancer Thursday in his Los Angeles home. He was 84.

Melvin was best known for the role of Sam the Butcher on The Brady Bunch, but also had a prominent role as Barney on Archie Bunker’s Place – the sequel to All in the Family, where he also played the same character. He also made appearances on The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Andy Griffith Show.

In addition to the above shows, Melvin also voiced on over 20 animated programs, including The Smurfs, The Flintstones, DuckTales, Magilla Gorilla, The Banana Splits (a live-action show where he voiced Drooper), and The New Adventures of Flash Gordon.