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 KristenFabulous] Barry, I have always wondered about how you all filmed the "Blue Grids" in the opening credits for The Brady Bunch…were you really looking at people when you looked around or were you smiling at the air? Thanks for your time and hope you are having a wonderful summer!

A: Smiling at the air, and one of us at a time. Robert Reed hated doing them.

Q: [by cshell442003] Barry, I have been watching the Brady Bunch on TV land and you were talking about how you started smoking again when you filmed the one episode where you were caught smoking. I was wondering do you still smoke? If you have quit how did you do it? Michele A dedicated fan!

A: I just got tired of having something more in control of me than I was of it. Will power, water, walks, a plenty of deep breaths helped.

Q: [by glworth] Barry, would you ever consider playing in the World Series of Poker? Texas Holdem'?

A: Sure, and I’ll bet $400 I could win. Deal ‘em up.

Q: [by polod] Hi Barry, Can you list a few big name stars you met during the filming the Brady Bunch, (excluding the ones that appeared on the show). Also what was the most memorable star you met and why?

A: Henry Kissinger who was Secretary of State at the time was the biggest “star” I met while doing the Brady Bunch. He spent the day on the set with his children.

Q: [by OHIOSPOWER] Hi Barry! You live such a busy life and always seem to be full of energy. What are your favorite meals and drinks to energize your body? THX, Gary

A: The Smoothie: orange juice with soy milk, strawberries, mango a banana and some protein powder.

Q: [by biz] I remember in the late 80's watching reruns of the 70's game show "Make Me Laugh" and seeing the Brady kids in the studio audience for one show. Do you remember doing that? It might have been around the time of the Brady Bunch Hour Variety Show. Did you get to meet Gallagher and some of the other comedians?

A: I was a guest on Make Me Laugh. I got a chuckle out of it. No, we did not meet Gallagher, but lots of comedians over the years.

Q: [by Many Fans] Saw you tonight at the College World Series on ESPN. Noticed the OSU pullover you were wearing. Did you go to OSU or are you just a fan? Are you a big baseball fan?

A: I am a baseball fan and was thrilled when the OSU underdogs took the championship. It was great fun to be there and witness the event first hand. The team even had ME sign a couple of baseballs for them. They presented me with the OSU shirt I was wearing.

Q: [by edander] Hey Barry — What other activities did you and the rest of the Brady kids participate in while growing up? Did any of you join a band, play sports in high school, focus on creative stuff like painting, etc.? I am just curious how much you all were able to have outside activities while acting from July to November each year. Thanks

A: I was an active teenager. Surfing, tennis, horseback riding, and guitar playing took up most of my spare time. The rest was devoted to trying to get Maureen McCormick to go out with me.

Q: [by tfox] Barry, As a kid growing up in the '70s, the Brady Bunch was a heavy staple of my TV watching diet. I was glad to see you on "Celebrity Bootcamp" a couple of years ago. As a former Marine, it was fun to watch you and the other celebs tough it out. I know Tony Rosenbum personally, and I know he's a hard core guy. Did you take anything away from that experience? I've wondered what you and the other celebs thought upon completion of your ordeal. Good luck in the future, Tim

A: Yes, I did take things from my Boot Camp experience. First are two friends; Tony Rosenbum and Dave Frisco our DI’s. As a professional experience, it is the most powerful event I have ever participated in. Two weeks ago I was down to Camp Pendleton for Tony Rosenbum’s retirement ceremony. (Maybe we celeb’s wore him out) I only wish I had a chance to win the competition, and that I didn’t certainly wasn’t for lack of trying.Thanks for asking and best of luck to you.

Q: [by bar_kochba132] Hi Barry, my kids are big fans of you and the Brady Bunch. I would like to ask you about your apprearance on my favorite show, Mission Impossible. My questions are (1) did you find it difficult working on a "tense drama" as compared with comedies? (2) Were you "Intimidated" working with big stars like Leonard Nimoy and Peter Graves? (3) Does anyone besides me remember your appearance on MI?

A: Mission Impossible was my favorite pre Brady TV show to film. Peter Graves was my inspiration to become an actor and I went to school with his daughter. So I already knew him and was very comfortable working with him and the rest of the cast. I think that show is probably referred to more than any other with the exception, naturally, of the BB.

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