The Greg Brady Project

Welcome to the official Barry Williams' blog

My friends call me Barry. From time to time I also hear the name Greg. Yeah, as in Greg Brady. The Brady Bunch represents a fun time in my life. But it’s only part of the story. There’s more to say and that’s what The Greg Brady Project is all about – a place to say it. So, I’ve invited some friends to join me and share their perspectives on the Brady’s, the 70′s and just about everything else. Now, I’m inviting you…

Archive for Category 'Ask Barry'

Q: [by joelsatts] I think you are a very good singer and actor. Was your performance in Pippin or any other musical you performed in ever recorded or videotaped? I really enjoyed City of Angels. Sincerely, Joel

A: Well, thanks Joel. Due to Union rules none of the shows was ever recorded for broadcast or sale. I have some video tape reference footage.

Q: [by westontl] Barry, You probably get sick of all the B.B. questions and you'll probably never answer this (that's okay, I know how busy you are) I read your book and enjoyed it very much but my question is: Was there ever a time (an episode we can watch) where you and/or one of the others were in a disagreement off camera and you had to play a scene together, and was it difficult to be in character? I know how close you all are. Thanks alot. Tammy

A: Sure there were disagreements about how to play a scene and what values to give certain references. That is sort of the nature of collaboration. As you know from Growing Up Brady, sometimes the disagreements were intense. Robert Reed refused to even appear in the episode where Greg’s hair turns orange.

Q: [by lostwise] On T.V.Land you said you could do your radio show from anywhere in the world. How is it that you can do your radio show from anywhere and not a radio studio? How is that done?

A: I record Totally Seventies for Sirius satellite radio on my computer. I use both my desk top and lap top. It is recorded digitally, then converted into their format and I upload the show via the internet. Pretty cool, huh?

Q: [by rizzodj] Barry: I'm 12 years behind you and grew up on syndicated Brady Bunch reruns in the 70's. For an only kid like I was, Greg was the cool big brother I never had. He got the hot chicks, the cool clothes, was funny, was mischievous, had the bitchin' attic bedroom!, and (with a little help from Mike) always ended up doing the right thing. And let me say that Barry Williams is cool today: you're gracious to your fans and manage to respect where you came fun AND have fun with it, too. My question is based on another show having a little fun at the Brady's expense: I'm curious if you ever saw the Simpsons spoof of The Brady Bunch Variety Hour. It was more of an overall spoof of the 70's variety show format, but was definitely modeled after your show – they even had Lisa "replaced" by a different "actress!" So I'd like to know if you've seen it and if so did you get as big a kick out of it as this old fan did? Thanks. – David Rizzo

A: I have heard a lot about the episode, but I have not seen it. Because you have mentioned it I will try and get a copy. I usually enjoy being spoofed. Thanks for your kind letter.

Q: [by mysylvester] Hello Barry!. Being such an icon and continuing the Brady Bunch Legacy is great. Do you ever lend your celebrity to charities and if so, what do you support?

A: Cerebral Palsy, The United Way, Lupus, Muscular Dystrophy, and The Adam Walsh Foundation to name a few.

Q: [by victorialwebb] What was your weirdest fan encounter?

A: A transsexual at an autograph signing in Cleveland, OH who was obsessed with the Brady’s and wanted me to sign my book Growing Up Brady to him as “Joannie Bravo”.

Q: [by choirgirl20042005] Hi Barry. I'm Leighann and I'm 14, and i am a huge fan of the Brady Bunch. My mom told me that at the end of every season, they would run specials of bloopers and all that jazz. I was wondering if they had those on DVDs today for kids who weren't, well, born yet?

A: Often times shows do run bloopers but I haven’t seen any of the Brady’s. I’m sure we have some beauties but I think the extra film we shot has been discarded.

Q: [by hobartzoo] I met you one time at a promo stop for your book in Connecticut years ago and i asked you what it was like working with Belinda Carlisle of the GOGO'S but you were interrupted by someone before you could answer…so i am still curious as to what your take on the experience with her was like…thank! thom muller

A: I enjoyed working with Belinda and liked her very much. She was however much more of a “rocker” than a Musical theatre actress.

Q: [by chavalabobby] When I was watching The Brady Kids were you ever compared to Fred Jones and did you ever watch Scooby-Doo?

A: No and no. Who is Fred Jones?

Q: [by] Just wondering where the location was on the episode "A-camping we will go".

A: At the Franklin Canyon Reservoir in the Hollywood Hills.

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