Melvin passed away from cancer at his LA home on Thursday.
Melvin spent decades playing a series of sidekicks, second bananas and lovable lugs, including Archie Bunker’s friend Barney Hefner on All in the Family, and Sgt. Bilko’s right-hand man Cpl. Henshaw on the Phil Silvers Show.
He was also the voice of Magilla Gorilla.
Melvin’s other credits include several guest appearances on The Andy Griffith Show, Gomer Pyle: USMC, and The Dick Van Dyke Show.